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War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

Beni - First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them.Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come.

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

New York - Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

In Syria's Golan, Russia seeks handover to UN

Near an abandoned United Nations observation point whose wall had been riddled with bullets, Syrian and Russian policemen gazed across the Golan Heights near the Israeli border.

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to relative calm on the border after months of tensions prompted a blockade on most goods from July 9.

Key Netanyahu partner slams moves for truce with Hamas

Jerusalem - A key partner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition on Tuesday condemned moves for a long term truce agreement with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Blocked by Israel for years, Palestinian mail finally arrives

Jericho - Palestinian postal service employees are working overtime to sort through some 10 tonnes of letters and packages blocked by Israel for up to eight years, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

Jerusalem - Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Syria regime welcomes returning refugees with charm offensive

- Several years after fleeing Syria, a group of wide-eyed refugees stare through the tinted windows of their bus to see the homecoming committee the government has organised for them.

Yemen says waiting for peace talks invite, expectations low

Geneva - Yemen's ambassador to the UN said Tuesday that his government had not yet been invited to peace talks planned for next month, but that it was open to attending despite low prospects for success.

Child among three killed in Baghdad blast: source

Baghdad - Three people were killed Tuesday in an explosion at a market in Baghdad, including a woman and child according to a security source.

40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

Sanaa - Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said Tuesday, after thousands protested at a mass funeral.

Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: report

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israeli television reported Monday.

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Idlib - An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said.

Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in coalition strike

Nayd Al Kharb - Thousands of Yemenis vented anger against Riyadh and Washington on Monday as they took part in a mass funeral for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition.

UAE bemoans 'ugly' side of war after Yemen bus attack

Dubai - An Emirati minister, whose country belongs to the Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen, on Monday bemoaned the "ugly" side of war following the killing of dozens of Yemeni children in an air strike.

20,000-30,000 IS fighters left in Iraq, Syria: UN report

New York - Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat and a halt in the flow of foreigners joining its ranks, according to a UN report released Monday.

UAE aims to wipe out Yemen Al-Qaeda branch

Mukalla - The United Arab Emirates, a key player in Yemen's war, says it is determined to wipe out Al-Qaeda in the country and denies making deals with the jihadists.

Palestinian shot during May US embassy protest dies: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot three months ago in clashes along the Israel-Gaza border has died while being treated in Egypt, the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday.

More Syrians in organised return home from Lebanon

Cheba - Dozens of Syrian refugees left Lebanon by bus on Monday in the latest of a wave of returns to their war-torn country, Lebanese authorities said.

Death toll in Syria arms depot blast rises to 69: monitor

Beirut - The death toll of an explosion at a weapons depot in northwestern Syria has risen to 69, mostly civilians including 17 children, a monitor said Monday as search operations continued.

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Balaban - Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifted an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria's rural north, holding him gently as he guzzled milk from a bottle.

Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast: monitor

Dizin - An explosion at a weapons depot that toppled buildings in a rebel-held town of northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children Sunday, a monitor said.

Netanyahu demands 'total' Gaza ceasefire

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday demanded a "total" ceasefire from Gaza's Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.

Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk peace, security

Kabul - A Taliban delegation travelled to Uzbekistan earlier this month to discuss the Afghan peace process and withdrawal of foreign forces, officials said Sunday, as fighting between insurgents and security forces raged near Kabul.

Syrian air defences engage 'enemy target': state media

Damascus - Syrian air defences engaged an "enemy target" near the border with Lebanon west of Damascus overnight, state news agency SANA reported on Saturday.

Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

Gaza - A 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory's health ministry said.

UN calls for 'credible' investigation of Yemen bus attack

New York - The UN Security Council called Friday for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least 29 children in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Yemen.

Yemen: around 10,000 dead and a humanitarian crisis

Sanaa - The war in Yemen has since March 2015 left around 10,000 people dead, the vast majority civilians, and caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.

Saudi-led coalition announces probe into Yemen bus attack

Apo - The Saudi-led coalition on Friday announced a probe into an air strike on a bus that killed at least 29 children in Yemen where it is fighting Huthi rebels.
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Syria: Sheets strung across the road to block the view of snipers, of which there are many.
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Protesters raising separatist flags in the southern Dhalea governorate.
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Aerial view of Monte Albán.
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Internally displaced people in North Kivu.
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Displaced children in Habban area in the south.
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A boy in the Central African Republic's Birao town largely burnt down during fighting in 2007
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File photo: Aleppo, Syria, after devastating air raids. A common sight from which refugees are fleeing.
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A soldier aims his weapon on rebel targets in the northwestern Yemeni province of Saada.
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Israeli soldier points gun at 14-year old Palestinian boy.
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