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Syria rebels call for Aleppo truce, civilian evacuation

Aleppo - Syrian rebels in Aleppo city called Wednesday for an immediate five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians to other opposition-held territory in the northern province, a statement said.

Review: Alyssa Bonagura flawless on 'Road Less Traveled' studio album Special

Gifted singer-songwriter Alyssa Bonagura is back with her new studio album "Road Less Traveled," which features her gorgeous voice.

U.S. halts failed program to train Syrian rebels

Washington - Washington was forced Friday to admit the failure of its plan to create Syrian rebel units to fight the Islamic State, vowing instead to arm select local leaders.

Pentagon scaling back Syria rebel training: officials

Washington - The Pentagon said Friday it will halt its troubled program to build Syrian rebel units to fight the Islamic State and focus instead on training and arming vetted leaders already on the ground."The model before was we were training infantry-type units.

U.S. warns Kremlin that Assad has no role in anti-IS fight

Washington - Washington warned Russia on Tuesday that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has no role in coalition operations against the Islamic State group and must step down to allow a political settlement.

Congolese rebel says he was a soldier, not 'The Terminator'

Den Haag - Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda told his war crimes trial Thursday he was 'a soldier, not a criminal', breaking his silence for the first time since surrendering to the International Criminal Court.

Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images

Den Haag - Harrowing pictures of bodies littering a banana plantation Wednesday marked the start of the trial of warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of running a campaign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congolese warlord 'keen to prove innocence at war crimes trial'

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda goes on trial Wednesday before the International Criminal Court for war crimes including the rape of child soldiers within his own rebel army.

ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start

Den Haag - Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

Yemen rebels snub government and demand talks with Saudis

Ginebra - Iran-backed Yemeni rebels on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia of trying to sabotage UN peace talks in Geneva and ruled out negotiations with the exiled government saying it lacked legitimacy.

Ukraine separatist leader warns of possible return to war

Donetsk - Ukrainian pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko accused the Kiev government and warned in an interview with AFP that fighting might resume.

Shiite rebels 'capture defence minister in south Yemen'

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite rebels said Wednesday that their forces captured Defence Minister Mahmud al-Subaihi as they advanced towards Aden, the port city where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has taken refuge.

Russia says Ukraine law on autonomy violates peace deal

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the rebel-held east, saying they "grossly violated" a fragile peace deal.

Ukraine pass to enter rebel zones spurs corruption

Donetsk - The frontline slicing across east Ukraine is more than a boundary fought over by the army and pro-Russian forces; it is also a partition many Ukrainian civilians in the separatist-held zone need to cross to live their lives.

Ukraine rebels mark Soviet holiday for defenders of 'fatherland'

Donetsk - Thousands of men and women gathered on Lenin square in east Ukraine's main rebel-held city Donetsk on Monday to celebrate a Soviet-era holiday and pay hommage to their fallen fighters.

Ukraine rebel leader 'recovering from injury'

Moscow - A separatist rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has been wounded and was on Wednesday recovering in hospital after a firefight in the town of Debaltseve where violence is continuing despite the European-brokered truce.

Ukraine rebels bury dead who fell hours before ceasefire

Donetsk - After the coffins of four pro-Russian fighters killed hours before the Ukrainian ceasefire were lowered into the ground on Monday in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, their comrades fired Kalashnikov rifles into the icy air in a final salute.

Bravado and disbelief greet Ukraine rebel call-up

Donetsk - A mass call-up Monday by separatist authorities aimed at boosting their forces in east Ukraine to 100,000 fighters sparked mixed reactions from inhabitants in rebel bastion Donetsk.

When home is Congo's 'triangle of death'

- When the Mai-Mai militiamen came, their faces streaked with flour and talismans hanging from their arms, the villagers in the DRC's "triangle of death" ran for their lives.

Rough justice: Ukraine rebels lay down law in breakaway state

Donetsk - A Russian citizen who favours the death penalty, Eduard Yakubovsky, is trying to become the new face of justice in rebel-held east Ukraine.

Banking system shut down in rebel-held east Ukraine

Donetsk - Cash machines stopped working in rebel-held east Ukraine on Wednesday and businesses no longer accepted credit cards after the authorities in Kiev moved to shut down the banking system.

Donetsk rebel leader appeals for Russian aid

Donetsk - The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, said Friday that the inhabitants desperately need Russian humanitarian aid and accused Ukraine of deliberately stalling its arrival.

Mysterious Russian Mr Fixit heads Ukraine rebel state

Donetsk - A mysterious "consultant" from Moscow who helped steer through Russia's annexation of Crimea has been appointed prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine.

Op-Ed: Obama threatens daughters with 'family tattoo'

Washington - What would you do if your teenage daughter or daughters were planning to tattoo themselves? Would you threatened to get one yourself? Perhaps have the entire family get the same tattoo at the same place?

Video: Watch Free Syrian Army attack a tank convoy

The video shows a convoy of Syrian army tanks loyal to President Bashar al-Assad attacked and blown up by rebel fighters as they travel in a convoy to the Turkish-Syrian border.

Footage of Syrian torture emerges as UN peace deal flounders

Damascus - Footage allegedly showing Syrian soldiers torturing a rebel soldier in the suburbs of Damascus was recently posted to YouTube. The video showed the Syrian soldiers beating the man lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.

Russia upset US doesn't list Doku Umarov as terrorist

Moscow - Russian authorities are concerned and dismayed after they learned Chechnyan terrorist Doku Umarov is not on the US State Department's 2010 edition of their list of terrorists.

Nigeria rebel group to resume attacks

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Nigeria's main rebel faction, will resume attacks against Africa's biggest energy industry in September.

Abducted Chinese Tourist Released In The Philippines

A Chinese tourist who was abducted and held captive for five days has been freed by her kidnappers on Sunday in North Cotabato, Philippines.

'Many dead' in rebel raid on Chad

Chad's government says it has repelled a rebel raid launched from neighbouring Sudan, leaving many fighters dead.
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