December 17, 2017
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  • 08/09/2013 | Argentina

    Obama in the lions’ den

    By James Neilson
    No doubt it is most gratifying to be hailed as “the most powerful man in the world” by one’s awestruck compatriots, but on occasion Barack Obama must wish he were just an ordinary mortal whose rhetorical flourishes should not be taken too literally so he could spend more time on the golf course hobnobbing with his cronies.

  • 09/10/2015 | World

    Islamic State seizes villages close to Aleppo from insurgents

    Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.

  • 07/10/2015 | World

    Russia and Syria conduct coordinated assaults on insurgents

    The combined assault hit towns close to the main north-south highway that runs through major cities in the mainly government-held west of Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group which tracks the conflict via a network of sources within the country.

  • 09/10/2015 | World

    US to overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebels

    Obama will overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces following this year's deeply troubled launch of a US military training program, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • 03/10/2015 | World

    Russian jets hit Islamic State targets, rebel groups in Syria

    Russia's air campaign in Syria, where a US-led air coalition and fighters on the ground from regional states are already entangled in the civil war, has drawn strong criticism from the US and its allies.

  • 26/04/2015 | World

    Ukraine's ceasefire under pressure

  • 14/02/2015 | World

    Eastern Ukraine fighting intensifies ahead of truce

    Fighting was intensifying in eastern Ukraine as separatist rebels tried to seize more territory before a ceasefire takes effect at midnight. The truce envisages the creation of a neutral "buffer zone" and withdrawal of heavy weapons responsible for many of the 5,000 casualties in a conflict that began almost a year ago and gave rise to the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War a generation ago.

  • 15/02/2015 | World

    Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire

  • 09/11/2014 | World

    Worst east Ukraine shelling for month as ceasefire looks in doubt

    East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummelled by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armoured column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements.

  • 10/12/2014 | World

    Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with Ukrainian rebel flag

    Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, one of the biggest names in international opera, has stirred controversy by posing with the flag of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels and making a donation to the opera house in the separatists' main stronghold, Donetsk.

  • 17/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine PM tells army to be on full battle alert

    Ukraine's prime minister has told government forces to remain on full battle alert as fighting in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk killed at least two civilians and further strained a ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    Ukraine says its forces killed 12 rebels at Donetsk airport

    Pro-Russian separatists have suffered their worst casualties since a ceasefire officially began on September 5, losing 12 men in attacks on buildings at Donetsk airport, Ukrainian military officials have said.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    Ukraine president accepts embattled defence minister's resignation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accepted the resignation of his defence minister who has been under fire over a rout of government forces in the east which led to Kiev calling a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists.

  • 07/09/2014 | World

    Woman killed by shelling as Ukraine ceasefire frays

    A woman died and at least four people were wounded when fighting flared again in eastern Ukraine, jeopardising a ceasefire struck less than two days earlier between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine says rebels have handed over 1,200 prisoners of war so far

    Pro-Russian separatists have so far handed over about 1,200 prisoners-of-war to the Ukrainian side under the terms of a ceasefire agreement, President Petro Poroshenko said.

  • 14/09/2014 | World

    Ukraine says NATO countries have begun arms deliveries

    Ukraine's defence minister said today that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • 29/08/2014 | World

    Separatists open up 'humanitarian corridor' to allow Ukraine forces to withdraw

    Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine have said they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

  • 31/08/2014 | World

    Putin calls for 'statehood' talks between rebels, Kiev

    President Vladimir Putin called for meaningful talks between pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Kiev government on issues including "political organisation and statehood" to protect people.

  • 01/09/2014 | World

    Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

    Heavy fighting between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels erupted today on the Golan Heights, where the militants have wrested control of a key frontier crossing which had been operated by the United Nations.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    Syria chemical arms team to disband Sept. 30

    A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the UN chief said.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russia moves into southeast region

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.

  • 29/08/2014 | World


    Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine have said they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

  • 11/08/2014 | World

    Russia sends aid convoy to Ukraine despite 'invasion pretext' warnings from west

    President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    Kiev accuses rebels of attacking civilian convoy, killing dozens

    Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said.

  • 19/08/2014 | World

    Kiev recovers bodies from civilian convoy attacked by artillery strike

    Fifteen bodies have been recovered from the site of an artillery strike on a refugee bus convoy in east Ukraine, but further operations have been suspended due to renewed fighting in the area, a Ukrainian military spokesman said.

  • 23/07/2014 | World

    Pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukrainian fighters near Donetsk

    Pro-Russian rebels have shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the self-proclaimed independent republic of Donetsk, less than 20 kilometers away from the site where the Malaysian airliner MH17 was shot down last Thursday killing its 298 passengers.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Ukraine steps up attacks on rebel-held Donetsk

    Pro-Russian separatists battled to keep advancing Ukrainian government forces at bay in heavy fighting on the outskirts of Donetsk, the rebels' main stronghold in eastern Ukraine.

  • 09/08/2014 | World

    Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity

    Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said, as US warplanes again bombed the insurgents and a political deadlock dragged on.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands today as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Train carrying MH17 bodies reaches Ukraine city Kharkiv

    A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.

  • 22/07/2014 | World

    Obama vows US will seek justice in downing of Malaysian jet

    The United States will not rest until justice is done in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama vowed in a condolence book for the nearly 300 victims today.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Russia and Ukraine closer to resuming ceasefire

    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine agreed in Berlin to hold three-way talks involving pro-Moscow rebels by Saturday to pave the way for a new ceasefire, despite continued fighting that Kiev says has now killed 200 of its troops.

  • 10/07/2014 | World

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel clashes

    Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties today in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.

  • 14/07/2014 | World

    Ukraine claims Russian officers fighting alongside separatists

    Ukraine has accused Russian army officers of fighting alongside separatists in the east of the country and said Moscow was once more building up its troops on the joint border.

  • 19/06/2014 | World

    Battle for Iraq refinery as US hesitates to strike

    Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery today as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a US response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the threat to Baghdad.

  • 21/06/2014 | World

    Separatists attack Ukraine forces; ceasefire under pressure

    Pro-Russian separatists attacked Ukrainian posts on the border with Russia and a military base, and tried to storm an airforce base overnight into Saturday, government forces said, putting a Ukrainian unilateral ceasefire under pressure.

  • 26/06/2014 | World

    Obama seeks $500 mn from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels

    President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers to provide more help to Syria's opposition, asked the US Congress today to approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 31/05/2014 | World

    Six pro-Russian rebels reported killed around Donetsk airport

    Ukrainian separatist leader Denis Pushilin said six rebels had been killed while trying to collect the bodies of comrades who had died under Ukrainian army fire earlier this week close to Donetsk airport.

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Assad declared landslide victor in Syria election

    President Bashar al-Assad secured re-election by a landslide, Syria's parliamentary speaker said today, in a vote dismissed as a sham by his opponents and held amid a raging civil war which grew out of protests against his rule.

  • 14/06/2014 | World

    49 dead as pro-Russia separatists down Ukraine army plane

    Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. The toll is the highest suffered by government forces.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Car bomb attack kills 43 at Syrian border with Turkey

    At least 43 people were killed when a car bomb went off at a Syrian border post on the frontier with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Ukraine launches airstrike, paratroops against rebel-held airport

    Ukrainian security spokesmen said government jets and a helicopter carried out air strikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized parts of the main airport in the eastern city of Donetsk today.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    At least 50 rebels killed in unprecedented assault by Ukraine gov't

    The government said it suffered no losses in the assault, which began with air strikes hours after Ukrainians voted to elect a 48-year-old billionaire confectionary magnate as their new president.

  • 13/04/2014 | World

    Syria's Assad: Rebel war going government's way

    Assad's allies have portrayed him as confident and in control and they expect him to run for and win a presidential election in July - a turnaround from last year when he looked on the verge of defeat as rebels advanced towards Damascus, struck in the heart of the capital and took control of key areas.

  • 20/04/2014 | World

    Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Rebels evacuated from Homs, cradle of Syrian uprising

    Hundreds of Syrian rebels today abandoned their last stronghold in the heart of Homs city, an epicentre of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, handing him a symbolic victory weeks before his likely re-election.

  • 24/02/2014 | World

    Activists: Air raids in central Syria kill 26

    Air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria have killed 26 people, activists said, two days after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks.

  • 16/03/2014 | World

    Syrian forces take full control of rebel town

    Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah militants took full control of the town of Yabroud after driving out rebels, helping President Bashar al-Assad secure the land route connecting the capital Damascus with Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast.

  • 23/03/2014 | World

    Assad cousin killed in clash with Syria rebels

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Hilal al-Assad, local head of the National Defence Force militia, and seven of his fighters were killed in clashes with the Nusra Front and other Islamist brigades.

  • 12/02/2014 | World

    Syria killing accelerates as peace talks falter

    Syrians have been dying in greater numbers than ever since peace talks began three weeks ago, activists said, as troops pounded rebel towns on the Lebanese border and negotiations faltered in Geneva.

  • 13/02/2014 | World

    Syria 'failure' looms, mediator seeks US, Russian help

    Warning that "failure" was staring him in the face, the Syria peace talks mediator said that the United States and Russia had promised renewed support to keep their rival Syrian allies talking.

  • 23/02/2014 | World

    Syrian rebel leader killed by rival Islamists

    A Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide attack today, intensifying in-fighting between rival Islamist fighters.

  • 02/02/2014 | World

    83 killed as Syrian forces bomb Aleppo

    Syrian military helicopters dropped more improvised "barrel bombs" on the northern city of Aleppo today, a monitoring group said, bringing the death toll to at least 83 people in the latest episode of a campaign many consider a war crime.

  • 07/02/2014 | World

    Syria starts evacuating civilians from besieged Homs center

    Syria began evacuating civilians from a besieged area of Homs today while Russia announced that Syria's warring parties had agreed a three-day ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid in to those who remain.

  • 09/02/2014 | World

    Syria: Six hundred evacuees out of Old Homs

    Six hundred people have left the besieged ruins of rebel-held central Homs, a local official said, escaping more than a year of hunger and deprivation caused by one of the most protracted blockades of Syria's devastating conflict.

  • 27/01/2014 | World

    Syria peace talks hit trouble as Homs 'starves'

    The United States demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    US accuses Syria of dragging its feet on chemical arms

    The United States accused Syria of dragging its feet on the handover of chemical weapons, a delay that puts at risk what US President Barack Obama touted only this week as a US diplomatic achievement in Syria's civil war.

  • 30/01/2014 | World

    US official warns over Syria Al-Qaeda attack

    US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has alleged that a Syrian faction of al Qaeda seeks to perform an attack on US soil.

  • 23/01/2014 | World

    Syrian opposition leader demands a future without President Assad

    Syria's opposition leader has laid out his demands for talks on ending his country's civil war, calling for the creation of a transitional government that does not include President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 24/01/2014 | World

    Syria opposition refuses to meet government in Geneva talks

    Syria's first peace talks have faltered before they began, with opponents of President Bashar al-Assad refusing to meet his delegation unless it first signs up to a protocol calling for a transitional government.

  • 26/01/2014 | World

    Face-to-face Syrian talks stall once more

    Face-to-face talks between Syria's warring parties stalled over easing the humanitarian crisis, opposition delegates said, deepening doubts over tougher political negotiations which are due to follow.

  • 17/01/2014 | World

    Russia steps up military lifeline to Syria's Assad

    In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armoured vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad just as rebel infighting has weakened the insurgency against him, sources with knowledge of the deliveries say.

  • 19/01/2014 | World

    Syrian rebels reject 'hollow' peace talks

    A powerful alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels have rejected upcoming peace talks, meaning that even if the talks reach an unlikely breakthrough in the three year old civil war, it will be harder to implement it on the ground.

  • 22/01/2014 | World

    Syria gov't, opposition clash at first summit

    Syria's government and opposition, meeting for the first time, vented their mutual hostility at a UN peace conference, where world powers also offered sharply differing views on forcing out President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 15/12/2013 | World

    Syrian helicopter bomb raids kill 36 in Aleppo

    Thirty-six people, nearly half of them children, were killed when Syrian army helicopters dropped improvised "barrel bombs" on the disputed northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today.

  • 16/12/2013 | World

    Russia: US ignored appeals for Syria chemical arms proof

    Russia has accused Washington of ignoring Moscow's appeals for proof of government involvement in chemical weapons attacks in Syria during the country's more than 2-1/2-year old civil war.

  • 04/01/2014 | World

    Syrian rebels launch offensive against al Qaeda

    Syrian rebel factions battled fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) across north-west Syria in the heaviest clashes between President Bashar al-Assad's opponents in nearly three years of conflict, activists said.

  • 27/11/2013 | World

    Syrian opposition to attend Geneva peace conference

    The Syrian National Coalition opposition group will attend the long-delayed "Geneva 2" talks in January aimed at ending the country's civil war, the group's president, Ahmad Jarba, said.

  • 29/11/2013 | World

    Syrian forces re-take town in Qalamoun region

    Forces loyal to Assad have recaptured a Christian town on the main highway north of the capital, the army said, putting them back on the offensive in the strategic region near the Lebanese border.

  • 14/12/2013 | World

    France says 'pessimistic' on Syria, has doubts about peace talks

    France's foreign minister said he was "pessimistic" about the situation in Syria and had great doubts about the success of a proposed peace conference to be held in Switzerland next month.

  • 16/11/2013 | World

    Islamist rebels behead fellow fighter by mistake

    A group of Syrian Sunni Muslim rebels linked to al Qaeda have beheaded one of their own wounded fighters after mistaking him for a foreign Shi'ite fighting for President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said.

  • 24/11/2013 | World

    Scores killed as rebels fights to break siege in outskirts of Damascus

    Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, activists said today.

  • 25/11/2013 | World

    Syria peace talks set for January 22 in Geneva

    An international peace conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war will be held on January 22, the first face-to-face talks between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking to overthrow him, the United Nations said today.

  • 13/10/2013 | World

    Gunmen abduct six Red Cross workers and local volunteer in Syria

    Gunmen abducted six Red Cross workers and a local volunteer of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in northwest Syria today, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

  • 03/11/2013 | World

    Congo's M23 rebels declare ceasefire

    Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels have declared a ceasefire in their fight with the army, in a move they hope will advance peace talks with the government.

  • 10/11/2013 | World

    Syrian army retakes northern military base in third day of clashes

    Syrian forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah militants recaptured an army base in northern Syria from rebels today, the third day of heavy fighting for the strategic military target which has changed hands three times since Friday.

  • 22/09/2013 | World

    Russia: West exploiting Syria deal to force Security Council ruling

    Russia has accused the West of trying to exploit a chemical weapons deal with Syria to push through a UN resolution threatening force against President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 29/09/2013 | World

    Assad says Syria will respect UN chemical weapons accords

    Syria will respect United Nations accords on chemical weapons, President Bashar al-Assad has affirmed.

  • 30/09/2013 | World

    Syria compares militant onslaught to 9/11 attacks

    Syria's foreign minister has compared what he described as an invasion of foreign terrorists across his country to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, remarks that Washington dismissed as offensive and disingenuous.

  • 15/09/2013 | World

    Assad government hails 'victory' in arms deal, troops attack

    Syria's government hailed as a "victory" a Russian-brokered deal that has averted US strikes, while President Barack Obama defended a chemical weapons pact that the rebels fear has bolstered their enemy in the civil war.

  • 17/09/2013 | World

    Kerry urges 'strong' UN resolution on Syria

    Secretary of State John Kerry has insisted that the US-Russian agreement for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons must be backed by a UN resolution with the teeth to force compliance from President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 19/09/2013 | World

    Kerry: Security Council must be prepared to take Syria action

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said it was essential the deal reached last Saturday be enforced and that the UN Security Council be willing to act on it next week, when the UN General Assembly holds its annual meeting in New York.

  • 09/09/2013 | World

    Obama sees possible breakthrough in Syria weapons proposal

    US President Barack Obama has said that he saw a possible breakthrough in the crisis with Syria after Russia proposed that its ally Damascus hand over its chemical weapons for destruction, which could avert planned US military strikes.

  • 10/09/2013 | World

    Russia cancels emergency UN meeting on Syria chemical weapons

    An emergency closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Syria was canceled after Russia withdrew its request for the session, Australia's UN envoy said, as Western powers and Russia disagreed over a plan for Syria's chemical arsenal.

  • 11/09/2013 | World

    US: Diplomatic solution for Syria will take time

    The White House warned that a diplomatic solution over Syria would take "some time" and pledged to pursue talks despite skepticism from US lawmakers that Damascus would make good on a Russian plan to surrender its chemical weapons.

  • 03/09/2013 | World

    Obama wins support from leaders in Congress for Syria military strike

    President Barack Obama urged quick congressional action authorizing the use of military force against Syria and won the support of leaders from both parties in the House of Representatives for limited strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

  • 08/09/2013 | World

    Italian and Belgian freed after kidnapping in Syria

    Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and Belgian teacher and writer Pierre Piccinin da Prata have been freed after being kidnapped in Syria in early April, officials said.

  • 01/09/2013 | World

    US says sarin gas used in Syria attack, Kerry builds case for war

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday tests showed that sarin nerve gas was used in a deadly Aug. 21 chemical attack near Damascus as he sought to build the case to convince skeptical lawmakers to authorize a military strike against the Syrian government.

  • 02/09/2013 | World

    Syria's Assad says French strikes would lead to 'repercussions'

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad scorned allegations that his forces were behind the chemical attack in Damascus last month and warned that any French military action against his government would lead to "negative repercussions".

  • 27/08/2013 | World

    Syria gas attack perpetrators must face justice, says Arab League

    The Arab League has determined that those behind the chemical attack in Syria should face international justice, and called on U.N. Security Council members to overcome their differences and take action to end the killing there.

  • 28/08/2013 | World

    Syrian gas attack must draw reaction, Merkel and Cameron agree

    The leaders of Germany and Britain believe that Syria's government should not to go unpunished for an apparent poison gas attack on its own people, Berlin said.

  • 24/08/2013 | World

    Cameron, Obama see 'increasing signs' of Syria chemical attack

    British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama agreed on Saturday on the need to deter the use of chemical weapons, and were concerned about "increasing signs" that Syria attacked civilians, a spokesperson for Cameron said.

  • 25/08/2013 | World

    Syria lets UN inspect gas attack site, Washington says too late

    Syria has agreed to let the United Nations inspect the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack from Monday onwards, but a US official said any such offer would be "too late to be credible" and there was little doubt the government was to blame.

  • 26/08/2013 | World

    US seeks accountability for Syria gas attack, closer to military response

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has laid the groundwork for possible military action against the Syrian government over a suspected chemical weapons attack, implicating President Bashar al-Assad's forces in a "moral obscenity."

  • 24/08/2013 | World

    Syrian soldiers find chemical agents in rebel tunnels, state TV says

    Syrian state television said government soldiers found chemical agents in rebel tunnels in the Damascus suburb of Jobar and some of the troops were suffocating.

  • 24/08/2013 | World

    Obama weighs possible military response after Syria chemical attack

    US President Barack Obama considered options for a possible military strike on Syria in response to a nerve gas attack that killed hundreds as Syria sought to avert blame by saying its soldiers had found chemical weapons in rebel tunnels.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    Syrian army kills 62 rebels east of Damascus

    Sixty-two rebel fighters were killed in a Syrian army ambush at dawn today near the town of Adra, east of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, said.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    Syria attack prompts emergency UN security council meeting

    Syria's opposition accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people by firing rockets that released deadly fumes over rebel-held Damascus suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    US congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebel forces

    President Barack Obama can go ahead with a plan for the United States to arm the struggling Syrian rebels after some congressional concerns were eased, a key Republican lawmaker said.

  • 03/08/2013 | World

    Syrian rebels seize anti-tank missiles in raid on army base

    Syrian rebels captured an ammunition depot north of Damascus from President Bashar al-Assad's forces, activists said, seizing a hoard of anti-tank missiles and rockets which will strengthen their firepower after a string of defeats.

  • 04/08/2013 | World

    Thirty killed in heavy fighting in Syrian mountains

    Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the Jabal Akrad mountains overlooking the Mediterranean on Sunday and a monitoring group said at least 30 people were killed.

  • 08/06/2013 | World

    Syrian forces capture final rebel stronghold in Qusair region

    Syrian government troops backed by Hezbollah guerrillas seized the western village of Buwayda, extinguishing final rebel resistance around the town of Qusair in a fresh success for President Assad.

  • 29/06/2013 | World

    Syrian army, backed by jets, launch Homs assault

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces launched a major offensive against rebels in Homs, a centre of the two-year uprising, in their latest drive to secure an axis linking Damascus to the Mediterranean.

  • 12/07/2013 | World

    Syrian rebels: killing of top commander is a declaration of war

    Syrian rebels said today the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

  • 01/06/2013 | World

    Fighting in Syria's Qusair; UN says world watching

    Syrian troops and Hezbollah guerrillas besieging the border town of Qusair fought with rebels as the United Nations warned all sides they could be held accountable for the suffering of civilians trapped there.

  • 05/06/2013 | World

    Syrian rebels lose strategic town in boost for Assad, ally Hezbollah

    Syrian government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of the border town of Qusair, dealing a major defeat to rebel fighters battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 06/06/2013 | World

    Pro-Assad forces attack villages near fallen Syrian border town

    Syrian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters pushed toward villages near Qusair, a day after driving rebels from the border town shattered in weeks of combat.

  • 19/05/2013 | World

    Hezbollah suffers big losses in Syria battle-activists

    US President Barack Obama voiced concern at Hezbollah's growing role in the Syrian civil war after men from the Lebanese militia fought their biggest battle yet alongside President Bashar al-Assad's army.

  • 21/05/2013 | World

    Israel fires back at Syria after gunshots at its troops

    Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier today in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said.

  • 30/05/2013 | World

    Besieged Syria rebels seek help, Assad eyes missiles

    Syrian rebels under siege near the Lebanese border pleaded for help against government troops and their Hezbollah allies as a confident President Bashar al-Assad spoke of having new Russian missiles.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    Syrian army, rebels clash around air base near Lebanon border

    President Bashar al-Assad's forces killed at least 27 people in fighting to fend off a rebel advance on a Syrian military air base near the Lebanese border, opposition campaigners said.

  • 06/05/2013 | World

    Israel to Assad: air strikes did not aim to help Syria rebels

    Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him in the face of a more than two-year-old rebellion.

  • 16/05/2013 | World

    Video shows al Qaeda-linked fighters executing 11 Syrian soldiers

    A video showed fighters of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Syria executing 11 men they accused of taking part in massacres by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

  • 23/03/2013 | World

    Syria rebels seize southern base, border area

    Rebels seized an air defence base near Syria's strategic southern international highway, activists said, bolstering access to supply routes to the capital Damascus.

  • 06/04/2013 | World

    Air strike kills 15 in Aleppo, Assad warns of regional turmoil

    A Syrian government air strike killed 15 people, including nine children, in a district of the northern city of Aleppo where Kurdish fighters have been battling forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, a violence monitoring group said.

  • 17/04/2013 | World

    Russian foreign minister tells West 'don't isolate Assad'

    In an implicit warning to international supporters of Syrian opposition forces, Russia's foreign minister said that efforts to isolate one side in the conflict would wreck the chances of a negotiated solution and help militant Islamists.

  • 09/03/2013 | World

    Freed UN peacekeepers cross into Jordan from Syria

    Twenty-one United Nations peacekeepers held by rebels for three days in southern Syria crossed into Jordan, after an ordeal which highlighted how Syria's civil war is ratcheting up tensions on its volatile borders.

  • 15/03/2013 | World

    EU rejects Franco-British push on arms for Syrian rebels

    European Union governments rejected a Franco-British push today to lift an EU arms embargo to allow weapons supplies to Syrian rebels, voicing fears this could spark an arms race and worsen regional instability.

  • 22/03/2013 | World

    France, Britain fail to win easing of Syria arms ban

    France and Britain failed to persuade the European Union to back their call to lift an arms embargo on Syrian rebels on Friday despite warning that President Bashar al-Assad could resort to using chemical weapons.

  • 28/02/2013 | World

    US to give Syrian rebels medical, food aid, not arms

    The United States will send non-lethal aid directly to Syrian rebels for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry said, disappointing opponents of President Bashar al-Assad who are clamoring for Western weapons.

  • 02/03/2013 | World

    Syrian army, rebel clashes bring conflict to Iraq doorstep

    Clashes between the Syrian army and rebels at a border post brought the civil war close to neighbouring Iraq, where troops fired warning shots into the air, residents, officials and a Reuters reporter said.

  • 04/03/2013 | World

    Kerry: US more confident arms flow to Syria moderates

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Washington was increasingly confident that weapons being sent to the Syrian opposition by other countries were going to moderate forces.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    French troops deploy in last of Mali rebel strongholds

    French troops have taken control of the airport in the northern Malian town of Kidal, the last rebel stronghold in the north, the French army and a local official told reporters today.

  • 05/02/2013 | World

    French troops to begin Mali pullout in March, Foreign Minister says

    France plans to begin pulling troops out of Mali from March and will focus its operations on flushing out Islamist rebels in the north of the country, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said today.

  • 11/02/2013 | World

    Syrian rebels seize country's largest dam

    Syrian rebels have taken control of the country's biggest dam on the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Raqqa, activists said.

  • 18/01/2013 | World

    Mali army retakes town, Islamists flee French air raids

    Islamist rebels in Mali abandoned the central town of Diabaly today after fleeing a French air strike, military sources said, while West African troops arrived in Bamako to take on the insurgents in Mali's north.

  • 21/01/2013 | World

    French troops take central Mali towns, rebels slip away

    French and Malian armoured columns rolled into the towns of Diabaly and Douentza in central Mali today after the al Qaeda-linked rebels who had seized them fled into the bush to avoid air strikes.

  • 28/01/2013 | World

    French, Malians retake Timbuktu, rebels torch library

    French and Malian troops retook control of Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, today after Islamist rebel occupiers fled the ancient Sahara trading town and torched several buildings, including a library holding priceless manuscripts.

  • 14/01/2013 | World

    Air strike near Damascus kills 20: opposition activists

    An air strike on a rebel-held town southwest of the Syrian capital Damascus killed 20 people, resident opposition activists said.

  • 16/01/2013 | World

    French, Malian troops encircle Islamist rebels in central Mali

    French ground troops deployed around the central Malian town of Niono today in a bid to halt any further advance by Islamist rebels who have seized the nearby village of Diabaly, Malian military sources said.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels fight for strategic town in Hama province

    Rebels began to push into a strategic town in Syria's central Hama province today and laid siege to at least one town dominated by President Bashar al-Assad's minority sect, activists said.

  • 02/01/2013 | World

    Syrian rebels attack military airport in northwest

    Syrian rebels, some from Islamist units, fired machineguns and mortars at helicopters grounded at a northern military air base near the main Aleppo-Damascus highway, a monitoring group said.

  • 03/01/2013 | World

    Syria rebels in push to capture air base

    Rebels battled today to seize an air base in northern Syria, part of a campaign to fight back against the air power that has given President Bashar al-Assad's forces free rein to bomb rebel-held towns

  • 01/12/2012 | World

    Syria rebels bombed as opposition open to peacekeepers

    Syrian jets bombed rebel-held areas of Damascus, residents said, as the opposition indicated it could accept an international peacekeeping force if President Bashar al-Assad is forced from power.

  • 03/12/2012 | World

    Syria denies plans to use chemical weapons

    Syria would not use chemical weapons, if it had them, against its own people, the foreign ministry said in a statement on state television today.

  • 04/12/2012 | World

    NATO warns Syria not to use chemical weapons

    NATO told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today that any use of chemical weapons in his fight against encroaching rebel forces would be met by an immediate international response.

  • 07/11/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels fire at, miss Assad's palace

    Syrian rebels fired mortars at President Bashar al-Assad's palace in Damascus today but missed, in an attack underlining the growing boldness of forces fighting to end his family's 42 years in power.

  • 08/11/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels hit official forces; I'd live and die in Syria,' Assad warns

    Syrian rebels attacked army roadblocks in Midan district in the heart of Damascus today to relieve pressure on outlying rebel strongholds being pounded by air strikes and artillery, opposition activists said.

  • 25/11/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels take airbase in slow progress toward Damascus

    Syrian rebels said they had captured a helicopter base east of Damascus after an overnight assault, their latest gain in a costly battle to unseat President Bashar al-Assad that is drawing nearer to his seat of power.

  • 31/10/2012 | World

    Syrian air force on offensive after failed truce

    Syrian warplanes bombed rebel targets with renewed intensity after the end of a widely ignored four-day truce between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and insurgents.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels attack air base to secure north-south corridor

    Syrian rebels attacked a military airport in the country's north in a push to cut off Syria's biggest city Aleppo from the capital Damascus, and secure a strategic north-south corridor.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Air strike kills 20 rebels in Syria

    At least 20 Syrian rebel fighters were killed in an air strike in the northwest province of Idlib, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • 17/10/2012 | World

    Divided Syrian rebels agree on joint leadership

    Syria's divided rebels have agreed to set up a joint leadership to oversee their battle to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, two insurgent sources said as fighting raged in cities across the country.

  • 18/10/2012 | World

    Peace envoy to visit Syria to work out Eid ceasefire

    The international mediator on Syria will go to Damascus in the next few days to try to broker a brief ceasefire in the war between President Bashar al-Assad's government and rebels during the Islamic Eid al-Adha festival.

  • 21/10/2012 | World

    Assad tells Syria envoy arms flows to rebels must stop

    A car bomb killed 13 people in central Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad told an international mediator seeking a truce in Syria's civil war that the key to any political solution was to stop arming rebels.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels bomb army command in Damascus

    Syrian rebels bombed a military complex in Damascus, striking at the heart of President Bashar al-Assad's power and igniting a fire which gutted the army command headquarters.

  • 07/10/2012 | World

    Rebels seize Syrian army outpost at Turkey border

    Syrian rebels have seized a government army outpost near the Turkish border province of Hatay and a rebel flag flew over the building, while clashes could be heard in the area of a nearby Syrian village, a witness and villagers said.

  • 14/10/2012 | World

    Assad forces accused of using cluster bombs as rebels gain

    Syrian government forces have dropped Russian-made cluster bombs over civilian areas in the past week as they battle to reverse rebel gains on a strategic highway, Human Rights Watch said.

  • 03/09/2012 | World

    Syria says envoy can only succeed if rebels lose outside support

    Syria said new UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi could only make headway if outside countries ceased helping rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and instead declared support for a UN-backed peace plan.

  • 05/09/2012 | World

    Rebels hit army headquarters in Damascus

    Syrian rebels said they planted bombs inside the Syrian army's General Staff headquarters in central Damascus on Sunday as President Bashar al-Assad's forces bulldozed buildings to the ground in parts of the capital that have backed the uprising.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    US urges Iraq to inspect Iran supply flights to Syria

    US officials are questioning Iraq about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying weapons to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose conflict with rebels threatens to drag his neighbors into a regional struggle.

  • 26/08/2012 | World

    Assad's forces accused of massacre near Syrian capital

    Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's army of massacring scores of people in a town close to the capital that it recently recaptured from rebels.

  • 27/08/2012 | World

    Syrian helicopter down under fire in Damascus

    A Syrian military helicopter came down under fire and in flames in Damascus as President Bashar al-Assad's air force strafed and bombarded rebel-held districts in the capital and in Aleppo.

  • 01/09/2012 | World

    Syrian rebels hit back at Assad's air power

    Rebels seized an air defence facility and attacked a military airport in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said, hitting back at an air force on which President Bashar al-Assad is increasingly relying to crush his opponents.

  • 05/08/2012 | World

    Assad's forces pound rebel stronghold in Aleppo

    Syrian army tanks shelled Aleppo and a helicopter gunship strafed rebel positions with heavy machinegun fire as they fought for control of the country's biggest city and key battleground of the 17-month uprising.

  • 07/08/2012 | World

    Syrian forces encircle rebels in Aleppo stronghold

    Syrian rebels trying to fight off an army offensive in Aleppo said today they were running low on ammunition as President Bashar al-Assad's forces encircled their stronghold at the southern entrance to the country's biggest city.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    UN starts food airdrops in S.Sudan for Sudan refugees

    The United Nations said it had started airdrops to deliver emergency food to a camp in South Sudan packed with people fleeing fighting on the Sudan side of the joint border.

  • 04/06/2012 | World

    Syria rebels say no longer committed to Annan plan

    Syrian rebels are no longer committed to a UN-backed peace plan that has failed to end the violence and have launched attacks on government forces to "defend our people", a spokesman said today.

  • 12/06/2012 | World

    UN says Syrian helicopters fire on rebel strongholds

    UN monitors said Syrian helicopters fired on rebel strongholds north of Homs and called for "immediate and unfettered access" to conflict zones where they had heard many women and children were trapped.

  • 17/07/2012 | World

    Syria fighting rages in capital

    Clashes in Damascus between rebels and state forces raged for a third day, in the fiercest fighting to hit Syria's seat of power since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began 17 months ago.

  • 24/09/2011 | World

    Libyans fight for control of Gaddafi stronghold Sirte

    Libyan provisional government forces backed by NATO warplanes swarmed into the city of Sirte but weathered heavy sniper fire as they tried to win control of one of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's last bastions of support.

  • 08/10/2011 | World

    Snipers slow government attack on Gaddafi hometown

    Transitional Libyan government forces swept into Sirte in one of the biggest assaults yet on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown, but had to seek cover when they drew fire from his diehard loyalists.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    As violence rages, Syria holds referendum

    Syria will hold a referendum tomorrow on a new constitution, dismissed by the opposition as a charade amid an intensifying crackdown on the 11-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Libya fighters move on last Gaddafi bastions

    Libyan fighters launched assaults on the final bastions of Muammar Gaddafi loyalists, with battles reported inside the holdout town of Bani Walid and near the ousted ruler's home town of Sirte.

  • 16/09/2011 | World

    Gaddafi loyalists put Libyan forces to flight

    Diehard loyalists of Muammar Gaddafi fired barrages of rockets and mortars to repel an assault by Libyan interim government forces on one of their last bastions and also held off an advance on another.

  • 19/09/2011 | World

    Gaddafi spokesman says UK, French mercenaries caught

    Muammar Gaddafi's loyalists said they had captured 17 mercenaries - some British and French - in what would amount to a severe blow to Libya's new rulers and their international backers.

  • 24/08/2011 | World

    France, partners working on new Libya UN resolution

    France and its partners at the United Nations are working on a draft resolution that would enable Libyan assets to be unfrozen and sanctions to be unlocked, a French diplomatic source said.

  • 27/08/2011 | World

    Tripoli buries dead as battle toll emerges

    A week after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, residents of Tripoli ventured out to begin the grim work of burying the dead in mass graves today, as evidence emerged of widespread summary killings during the battle for the Libyan capital.

  • 03/09/2011 | World

    Libyans say closing in on Gaddafi bastions

    Libya's interim government said it was closing in on bastions of support for Muammar Gaddafi, although there were mixed signals of how quickly their forces were moving.

  • 15/08/2011 | World

    Rebels say Tripoli encircled; Gaddafi defiant

    Libyan rebels said they had seized a second strategic town near Tripoli within 24 hours, completing the encirclement of the capital in the boldest advances of their six-month uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.

  • 21/08/2011 | World

    Rebels enter Tripoli, crowds celebrate in streets

    Rebel fighters streamed into Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi's forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate, tearing down posters of the Libyan leader.

  • 22/08/2011 | World

    Obama promises US aid for post-Gaddafi Libya

    US President Barack Obama called for Muammar Gaddafi to end the bloodshed in Libya as pockets of his loyalist forces continued to fight.

  • 25/07/2011 | World

    UN envoy to meet Libya rebels over peace plan

    The UN envoy to Libya will discuss with rebel leaders informal plans for a negotiated end to the war as Western powers ramp up diplomatic and military pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to step down.

  • 30/07/2011 | World

    Libyan rebel commander killed by allied militia

    Libyan rebels say the gunmen who shot dead their military chief were fighters allied in their struggle to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, raising questions over divisions and lawlessness within rebel ranks.

  • 02/08/2011 | World

    US relaxes limits on Somalia aid as famine looms

    The United States is working to get more relief into famine-ravaged southern Somalia and is reassuring aid agencies they will not be penalized for programs in regions controlled by al Shabaab rebels, US officials said.

  • 21/05/2011 | World

    Libya rebels say goverment shells port city

    Libyan government forces shelled residential areas on outside Misrata, a port city held by rebels fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, a rebel website said.

  • 12/06/2011 | World

    UAE recognises Libya rebels, to open Benghazi office

    The United Arab Emirates said it had recognized Libyan rebels as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people, the state news agency reported, becoming the second Arab state to take such a move.

  • 21/07/2011 | World

    Gaddafi rules out talks, rally emphasises divisions

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ruled out talks with the rebels trying to end his 41-year-rule, raising questions about whether a flurry of Western efforts to negotiate an end to the deepening conflict can succeed.

  • 27/04/2011 | World

    US helps Libyan rebels, fighting rages in west

    The United States took steps to throw a financial lifeline to rebels controlling eastern Libya while forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi focused their firepower on pockets of resistance in the west.

  • 02/05/2011 | World

    Fighting rages in Libya's Western Mountains

    Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi stepped up their onslaught on rebel areas of Libya's Western Mountains, rebels said, and refugees said towns in the isolated region were on the brink of starvation

  • 04/05/2011 | World

    Libya coalition tries to help rebels raise funds

    Ministers from the NATO-backed coalition against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi meet in Rome seeking ways to get money to rebels who are desperate to buy food and medicine and shore up their administration.

  • 18/04/2011 | World

    Libya: Rebels say 17 dead as Misrata hit by rockets

    Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi bombarded Misrata with rockets and artillery and 17 people were killed in the previous day's shelling of the besieged Libyan city, a rebel spokesman said.

  • 20/04/2011 | World

    France promises Libyan rebels it will intensify air strikes

    In Paris, President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged stronger military action at his first meeting with the leader of the opposition Libyan National Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the Elysee presidential office said in a statement.

  • 24/04/2011 | World

    NATO jets strike inside Gaddafi compound

    A NATO airstrike flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound  in what a press official from Gaddafi's government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader's life.

  • 01/04/2011 | World

    Gaddafi bombards Misrata as rebels begin to lose hold

    Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are mounting an intense artillery bombardment of rebel-held Misrata and pro-Gaddafi troops are attacking shops and homes in the city centre, a rebel spokesman said.

  • 07/04/2011 | World

    Libyan rebels blame deadly strike on NATO mistake

    Rebels fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column near the contested port of Brega in eastern Libya.

  • 17/04/2011 | World

    Gaddafi presses Libyan rebels, West says no troops

    Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi kept up an offensive on the rebels' eastern frontline outpost of Ajdabiyah, while the West again ruled out sending ground troops to help the rebel cause.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    US spy chief says Gaddafi forces to prevail

    Libyan rebels have lost momentum and are not likely to dislodge Muammar Gaddafi from power, top US intelligence officials said as Washington backed further away from any military action.

  • 14/03/2011 | World

    Libyan jets bomb rebels as no-fly diplomacy crawls

    Muammar Gaddafi's jets bombed Libyan rebels in a counter-offensive that has pushed them back 100 miles in a week, far outpacing diplomatic efforts to impose a no-fly zone to help the rebels

  • 30/03/2011 | World

    Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels

    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert US government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials said.

  • 09/03/2011 | World

    Fierce fighting across Libya as government sends envoy

    A Libyan insurgent said rebels had retaken the heart of the closest city to the capital from forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in some of the fiercest fighting in almost three weeks of clashes.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Libya plans full offensive against rebels, Gaddafi's son warns

    Libya is preparing full-scale military action to crush its rebellion and will not surrender even if Western powers intervene in the conflict, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son said.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Gaddafi threatens offensive, ignores diplomatic moves

    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son told rebels they faced a full-scale assault to crush their three-week-old uprising as troops, tanks and warplanes punched into the rebel-held east of the country.

  • 25/02/2011 | World

    Rebel control grows in Libya, UN Security Council to meet

    The Libyan coastal town of Zawiyah was under the control of anti-government protesters, a witness said, bringing a popular uprising against Muammar Gaddafi within 50 km of the capital Tripoli. The UN Security Council was to meet today to discuss a proposal for sanctions against Libyan leaders.

  • 05/03/2011 | World

    Libyan rebels win battle in west, push on from east

    Libyan rebels said they had repelled a fierce attack by Muammar Gaddafi's forces on the western town of Zawiyah and were pushing toward his home town Sirte from the east.

  • 06/03/2011 | World

    Gaddafi launches counter-offensive on Libya rebels

    Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi launched counter-offensives against rebel-held towns, increasing fears that Libya is heading for a civil war rather than the swift revolutions seen in Tunisia and Egypt.

  • 15/09/2014 | Latin America

    ELN rebels slay two oil company contractors in Colombia

    Leftist guerrillas in northeastern Colombia have killed two contractors working on a pipeline for the state oil company, Ecopetrol, military sources confirmed.

  • 31/01/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia, rebels resume talks amid new tensions

    Colombia and the Marxist FARC rebels resumed peace talks today to end their half century-long conflict amid new tensions after the guerrilla group resumed kidnappings and attacks that sparked an angry government reaction.

  • 02/02/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia's FARC to free 3 kidnapped members of security forces

    Colombia's FARC rebels today admitted to holding two police patrolmen and a soldier it seized last week and pledged to free them in an apparent goodwill gesture at the end of a tense week of peace negotiations with the government.

  • 08/03/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia's ELN guerrillas free two Germans hostages

    Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group today freed two German men that the rebels had held since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

  • 19/11/2012 | Latin America

    Rebels call truce as peace talks start with Colombia

    Colombia's FARC rebels said today they would call a two-month unilateral ceasefire, the first truce in more than a decade, as peace negotiators met in Cuba in the latest attempt to end the five-decade war.

  • 22/11/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia FARC rebels free 4 Chinese captives held since 2011

    Colombia's FARC rebels freed three captive Chinese oil workers and their translator after holding them in jungle camps for more than a year, the defence ministry said today, an apparent goodwill gesture as the rebels seek to negotiate a peace accord to end five decades of war.

  • 20/01/2013 | Latin America

    Colombia's FARC rebels end ceasefire

    A unilateral ceasefire declared by the Marxist FARC rebels at the start of peace talks with the Colombian government ended after the government refused to join the truce, the group said.

  • 14/10/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia tries peace talks with FARC to end long conflict

    Colombia's government and rebels will sit down this week to start peace talks aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict after a 10-year military offensive against the guerrillas failed to deliver a coup de grace.

  • 16/10/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia, FARC rebels set to start peace talks Wednesday

    Colombia's government and Marxist rebels will start peace talks as planned on Wednesday in Oslo in a bid to end nearly half a century of conflict after logistical problems delayed departure of the delegates, Colombia's government said.

  • 15/11/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian rebels want constitutional assembly after peace deal

    The top FARC rebel negotiator wants a national assembly to change the constitution once a peace deal is reached with the government, according to an interview on a left-wing website published today

  • 27/08/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia, rebels to begin peace talks soon, sources say

    Colombia's government will soon begin talks that could lead to formal negotiations for peace with the country's biggest guerrilla group, known as the FARC, according to a Colombian intelligence source.

  • 03/09/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian rebels welcome peace talks 'without hatred'

    Colombia's FARC rebel leader said the group would join peace talks with the government "without hatred or arrogance" in its first response to President Juan Manuel Santos' announcement of imminent negotiations.

  • 05/09/2012 | Latin America

    Colombia names team for peace talks with FARC rebels

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos unveiled a six-man team to negotiate with FARC rebels in the hope of ending almost 50 years of war.

  • 04/07/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian rebels kill five oil workers in south

    Colombia's leftist guerrillas killed five oil contractors working for the state-run petroleum company Ecopetrol, hurting the country's image as a prime destination for oil and mining investment.

  • 06/07/2012 | Latin America

    Peru's Humala touts rebel capture after deadly protest

    Peruvian police captured 11 Shining Path rebels and freed 10 children thought to be in combat training, President Ollanta Humala said on Friday after a string of military setbacks and a week of anti-mining violence.

  • 22/07/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian rebels blow up Cano-Limon oil pipeline

    Colombia's largest rebel group has blown up a section of the 220,000-barrel-per-day-capacity Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, Ecopetrol and the army said, in the latest in a series of attacks on oil infrastructure.

  • 14/04/2012 | Latin America

    Peru says hostages freed, clashes with Shining Path

    Peru's Shining Path early on Saturday released 36 gas pipeline workers it took hostage six days ago in a remote jungle region in southern Peru, the government said, saying security forces had clashed with the rebels.

  • 20/04/2012 | Latin America

    Peru's army prepares for 'all-out' assault on rebels

    Peru's army is preparing one of its largest offensives in two decades against Shining Path rebels, officials said, hoping to quash remnants of the group that embarrassed the government over the weekend.

  • 27/04/2012 | Latin America

    Peru rebels kill 3 security forces, injure 2 on army search

    Shining Path rebels killed three members of Peru's security forces and wounded two others while they were searching for police who disappeared in an earlier ambush, the armed forces said.

  • 27/11/2011 | Latin America

    FARC rebels execute 4 military hostages

    Colombian FARC rebels executed four members of the security forces during a botched mission to free them from a decade as hostages, the most violent act by the group since troops killed its leader Alfonso Cano this month.

  • 26/03/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian troops kill 35 rebels in new blow to FARC

    Colombian troops killed 35 leftist FARC rebels in a remote jungle region, President Juan Manuel Santos said, the second blow to the drug-funded group in less than a week.

  • 02/04/2012 | Latin America

    Colombian rebels free 10 captives held more than a decade

    Colombia's FARC rebels freed 10 members of the armed forces held hostage in jungle prison camps for more than a decade, the last of a group of captives the drug-funded guerrilla group has held as bargaining chips to pressure the government.

  • 09/02/2011 | Latin America

    Colombia's FARC rebels free politician

    Colombia's FARC rebels have handed over a kidnapped local politician, the first of five hostages they plan to release in the next week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

  • 07/08/2011 | Latin America

    Colombia's Santos seeks new tactics against rebels

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos vowed to develop better strategies in the war on Marxist guerrillas who still manage regular small attacks despite being at their weakest in decades.

  • 06/11/2011 | Latin America

    Colombia rebels reject demobilization plea, vow fight

    Colombia's FARC rebels scorned the "happy laughter" of their foes and rejected a plea to demobilize after the killing of their leader Alfonso Cano gave President Juan Manuel Santos his biggest military victory.

  • 23/05/2014 | Multimedia

    Syrian opposition accuses goverment of chlorine gas attack

    Opposition activists have posted a video of what they say is chlorine gas floating through the streets of a Syrian village and they accuse President Bashar al-Assad of mounting a chemical weapons campaign. The authenticity of the footage could not be independently verified. The video did not show an impact site or indicate where it was filmed.

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