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Top jihadist commander killed by rival Syria rebels: monitor

Beirut - A prominent jihadist commander was killed by a rival hardline group in northern Syria early Friday, a monitor said, in a new sign of fierce intra-rebel tensions in the area.

Mortar fire wounds 14 in Syria mental hospital: monitor

Kilis - Mortar fire on a town in northern Syria held by Turkish-backed rebels wounded at least 14 people in a psychiatric hospital, a monitor said on Friday.

Alleged Colombian ELN rebels kidnap oil engineer

Bogota - Gunmen claiming to belong to Colombia's last rebel group kidnapped an engineer in the country's east, police said Saturday, after peace talks broke down between the ELN rebels and Bogota.

ELN rebels say Colombia ceasefire to end, but can be extended

Quito - Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas are to end their 101-day ceasefire at midnight Tuesday, but the rebels' leader says there is a "consensus" on the need to extend it.

DR Congo govt recruited rebels for deadly crackdown on protests: HRW

Brussels - Former militants were recruited by the Democratic Republic of Congo government for a bloody crackdown on protests against the president that left dozens of people dead last year, a rights group alleged Monday.

Sanaa residents shelter from 'street war' as clashes rage

Sanaa - Fresh clashes forced schools shut and shops shuttered in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, as residents warned a three-year rebel alliance was crumbling into a "street war".

Yemen rebel ally Saleh says open to talks with Saudis

Sanaa - Yemeni strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh said Saturday he was open to talks with the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels, as his alliance with the Huthi insurgents appeared to be crumbling."I call on our brothers in neighbouring countries ...

Yemen's feuding rebels hold talks after deadly infighting

Sanaa - Yemeni rebel factions held new talks Friday aimed at ending infighting that left at least three more people dead overnight and raised fears of a new front in the country's devastating three-year war.

Colombia rebels say ceasefire to extend to January 9

Quito - Colombia's leftist National Liberation Army rebels said Saturday that their temporary ceasefire would stretch from October 1 to January 9, and not three days later as the government indicated.

Suffering grips Yemen three years after rebel takeover

Sanaa - Three years after Iran-backed rebels swept into Sanaa, a semblance of normality has returned to the Yemeni capital. But across the war-wracked country a humanitarian disaster is unfolding.

Colombia's rebel leader released from hospital after mild stroke

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC rebels was released Tuesday from a hospital where he was treated after suffering a mild stroke, the government said Tuesday.

Rebel leader recovering well from stroke: doctors in Colombia

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC rebel group, Rodrigo Londono, is recovering well from a slight stroke and the speech difficulty he initially suffered is gone, doctors said Monday.

FARC leader being treated for stroke: Colombia hospital

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC rebel group, Rodrigo Londono, was hospitalized Sunday after having a stroke, and is in "satisfactory" condition, doctors at the clinic said.

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Estanzuela - Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday.

Colombia's ELN rebels to release two Dutch journalists

Estanzuela - Colombia's National Liberation Army admitted Thursday that it has detained two Dutch journalists and announced plans to free them, in the midst of talks for the country's last guerrillas to end more than five decades of fighting.

Colombia's ELN rebels to release two Dutch journalists

Estanzuela - Colombia's National Liberation Army admitted Thursday that it has detained two Dutch journalists and announced plans to free them, in the midst of talks for the country's last guerrillas to end more than five decades of fighting.

FARC weapons being surrendered at 'very fast rate'

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels handed in rifles and grenade launchers Tuesday in what were described as meaningful strides toward a deadline for a total surrender of arms within one week.

FARC rebels hand in more than half arms in Colombia

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels on Tuesday said they have handed over 60 percent of their weapons to UN officials as part of a deal to end a half-century of war.

Colombia's FARC rebels say 30% of arms handed in

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels on Wednesday said they have handed over 30 percent of their weapons to UN officials as part of a deal to end a half-century of war.

FARC slams Colombian government for 'repeatedly breaking' peace pact terms

Estanzuela - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels accused the government Sunday of "repeatedly breaking" terms of their peace deal, and threatened to delay their demobilization.

FARC disarmament deadline pushed back 20 days

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC guerrillas will disarm in 20 days, rather than this week as originally planned, with guerrillas returning to civil life in 60 days, President Juan Manuel Santos said.

Colombia, ELN rebels resume talks

Quito - Colombia and the left-wing National Liberation Army insurgency resumed talks Tuesday aimed at reducing everyday violence on the road to a peace deal.

2,200 evacuate rebel-held Damascus district

Damascus - More than 2,200 civilians and rebels evacuated an opposition district in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, bringing the government closer to cementing its control over the Syrian capital.

ELN rebel group frees 8 hostages: Colombia president

Estanzuela - Eight hostages allegedly taken in Colombia by the left-wing ELN rebel group have been freed, President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday, crediting "public pressure" for their release."The eight kidnap victims...

Syria rebels welcome US strike, urge more

Birut - Syrian rebels on Friday welcomed a US strike on a government airbase, but urged additional action, with one powerful faction saying a single strike was "not enough.

Bodies of two UN experts found in DR Congo as violence spirals

Kinshasa - Two foreign UN contractors who were kidnapped in DR Congo have been found dead, one of them decapitated, the government said Tuesday, as spiralling violence in the vast country sparked international condemnation.

Rebels, jihadists begin new offensive in central Syria

Birut - Syrian jihadists and allied rebels seized a key town from government forces on Tuesday in a new offensive in the central province of Hama, a monitor and fighting factions said.

Evacuation of last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs begins

Homs - Hundreds of rebels and civilians began leaving the last opposition-held district of Syria's Homs on Saturday under a controversial deal that will bring the whole city under government control.

Evacuation of last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs begins

Homs - Hundreds of rebels and civilians began leaving the last opposition-held district of Syria's Homs on Saturday under a controversial deal that will bring the whole city under government control.

Evacuation of last rebel-held district of Syria's Homs begins

Homs - Hundreds of rebels and civilians began leaving the last opposition-held district of Syria's Homs on Saturday under a controversial deal that will bring the whole city under government control.
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John K...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (right) speaks informally with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at Casa de Narino in Bogota in 2013.
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RUINS: The ancient city of Palmyra  Syria  is believed to be threatened by Islamic militants who hav...
RUINS: The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, is believed to be threatened by Islamic militants who have seized the area from the government and appear to be destroying relics that predate Islam, which dates back to the 7th century.
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Seleka presidential guard soldiers drive on pickups in Miskine district in Bangui
Seleka presidential guard soldiers drive on pickups in Miskine district in Bangui
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A silent memorial. This rebel fighter was shot by a sniper. They were able to recover his body but h...
A silent memorial. This rebel fighter was shot by a sniper. They were able to recover his body but his boots got left behind. Now they sit in the middle of a very dangerous road as a silent reminder of a life lost.
Rebels celebrate inside the  Bab Al Aziziya  compound in Tripoli  Libya
Rebels celebrate inside the 'Bab Al Aziziya' compound in Tripoli, Libya
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A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area i...
A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in ea...
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he peeks out from a balcony in the Harasta area in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus
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Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation s seizure of Crimea protest in the streets...
Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation's seizure of Crimea protest in the streets of Kiev in March.
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Libyan rebel fighters drive towards the Brega front line in a truck near Ajdabiya  on July 17  2011
Libyan rebel fighters drive towards the Brega front line in a truck near Ajdabiya, on July 17, 2011
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Residents inspect a huge hole in the ground at a site hit by what activists say was a Scud missile f...
Residents inspect a huge hole in the ground at a site hit by what activists say was a Scud missile from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa, eastern Syria
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M23 rebels withdraw from Goma.
M23 rebels withdraw from Goma.
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Hundreds of Ukrainians rally in August at defense ministry offices in Kiev to protest the government...
Hundreds of Ukrainians rally in August at defense ministry offices in Kiev to protest the government's handling of the war with pro-Russia rebels in the eastern half of the country.
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Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
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NEGOTIATION: Talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation are scheduled to begin Wednesday in Mi...
NEGOTIATION: Talks between Ukraine and the Russian Federation are scheduled to begin Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus, shown above.
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A Libyan rebel soldier
A Libyan rebel soldier
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Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
Al-Qaida-fighter Abdul Hakim Belhadj is now Military Commander of Tripoli.
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A rebel soldier in the northern part of Central African republic.
A rebel soldier in the northern part of Central African republic.
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A group of Syrian rebel fighters. They are shopkeepers  construction workers and students
A group of Syrian rebel fighters. They are shopkeepers, construction workers and students
Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency ...
Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency in April.
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