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Ukraine's rebel region bids farewell to slain warlord

Donetsk - Thousands of Ukrainians stood in line with flowers on Friday in the separatist fiefdom of Donetsk to bid farewell to a field commander who was slain in a rocket attack on his office.

After more setbacks, where do Syria's rebels stand?

Birut - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have dealt another blow to the faltering Syrian rebel movement, regaining control of a strategic area near Damascus at the weekend.

Syrian rebels unite against ex-Qaeda affiliate

Birut - Several Syrian rebel factions united on Thursday against the war-torn country's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, as clashes raged for a third day between anti-regime forces.

Syrian rebels unite against ex-Qaeda affiliate

Birut - Several Syrian rebel factions united on Thursday against the war-torn country's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, as clashes raged for a third day between anti-regime forces.

Syrian rebels unite against ex-Qaeda affiliate

Birut - Several Syrian rebel factions united on Thursday against the war-torn country's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, as clashes raged for a third day between anti-regime forces.

Ex-Qaeda affiliate battles rebels in north Syria

Birut - Al-Qaeda's former affiliate in Syria battled a range of rebel groups in the north of the country on Tuesday, as the government and opposition wrapped up new peace talks.

Ex-Qaeda affiliate battles rebels in north Syria

Birut - Al-Qaeda's former affiliate in Syria battled a range of rebel groups in the north of the country on Tuesday, as the government and opposition wrapped up new peace talks.

Ex-Qaeda affiliate battles rebels in north Syria

Birut - Al-Qaeda's former affiliate in Syria battled a range of rebel groups in the north of the country on Tuesday, as the government and opposition wrapped up new peace talks.

Syria strikes kill 11 fleeing IS town: monitor

Birut - At least 11 people, including two children, were killed Tuesday in Syrian government air strikes as they fled a northern town held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

FARC says 'deserter' killed activist sister

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebel group, which is poised to demobilize under a peace deal, said Saturday a "deserter" from its ranks murdered his activist sister and her husband a week ago.

Renegade Colombia rebel killed in clash: FARC

Estanzuela - Colombia's FARC rebels on Wednesday said one person was believed killed in fighting last week between their forces and renegade members opposed to a historic peace deal with the government.

Colombia to resume peace talks with ELN

Estanzuela - Peace talks between Colombia and the ELN rebels will resume next week after the group asked to postpone them in November, the government said Sunday.

More UN observers face probe over dancing with Colombian rebels

Estanzuela - The United Nations is investigating more observers for taking part in a New Year's Eve party at which leftist FARC rebels were present, a UN source said Saturday.

FARC rebels look to New Year to consolidate peace

Urrao - Like many Colombians, Johana Martinez and Fabio Grinon are hoping peace will finally take hold in 2017. But for the couple -- both FARC rebels -- it will mean an unfamiliar civilian life with their son."We are so happy to have him here with us.

Colombia's ELN rebels free captive businessman

Estanzuela - Colombia's National Liberation Army, which has been fighting the government for more than five decades, on Saturday freed a businessman it had held since March.The ELN released Octavio Figueroa in a rural part of eastern Colombia.

ELN rebels kill cop, wound five: Colombian govt

Estanzuela - Colombia accused the ELN rebels Thursday of killing a Bogota policeman, then hiding explosives by his body and detonating them when colleagues rushed to his side, wounding five.

Colombia lawmakers pass FARC rebel amnesty law

Estanzuela - Colombia's Congress has passed a law granting amnesty to Marxist FARC rebels as part of the country's peace deal, a development the government hailed as "historic.

Aleppo loss to spell end for Syria rebellion's dreams

Birut - Syria's rebels once dreamed of overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad's government and taking control of the country, but with the imminent loss of Aleppo they now face the prospect of total defeat.

Syria rebels rule out withdrawal from Aleppo

Birut - Syrian rebels on Monday ruled out a pullout from east Aleppo despite sweeping government advances, after Moscow announced it would hold talks with Washington on their withdrawal from the city.

New deaths spark fears for fragile Colombia ceasefire

Estanzuela - The deaths of two Colombian guerrillas sparked fears this week that the country's fragile peace process could be in peril after voters rejected an accord to end the half-century conflict.

Two FARC rebels killed in 'combat' days after peace deal

Estanzuela - Two suspected FARC fighters were killed in combat in northern Colombia on Wednesday, four days after the government announced a revised peace accord with the rebel group.

Colombia eyes new front in peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's government hopes to open a new front Thursday in efforts to bury a half-century armed conflict, starting talks with the country's second-biggest rebel force.

Colombia, rebels in talks to try to save peace process

Havana - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels on Saturday started talks on how to retool a peace deal, rejected in a referendum last month, that would end Latin America's longest civil war.

Colombia's Santos to visit N. Ireland to study peace process

London - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, will visit Northern Ireland in November to learn about its peace process, the Colombian embassy said on Thursday.

UN seeks to shore up Colombia ceasefire

New York - The UN Security Council agreed on Tuesday that a new UN mission for Colombia could continue to monitor a ceasefire despite a referendum vote rejecting the peace deal.

Colombia's Santos extends ceasefire with FARC to December 31

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a ceasefire with the country's FARC guerillas has been extended until December 31 but that he hopes to have "a new agreement" for peace before that date.

Colombia peace accord's defeat may be for the best: rebel leader

Estanzuela - The leader of Colombia's FARC said Wednesday it may have been for the best that the peace accord negotiated with the government was rejected in a national referendum.

Top military brass among those killed in Yemen funeral strike: official

Sanaa - Leading rebel officers were among those killed in the weekend air strike on a funeral in Yemen's capital, blamed on pro-government Arab coalition warplanes, according to official media reports on Tuesday.

Blast at Syria-Turkey border 'kills 29 rebels'

Birut - At least 29 Syrian rebels were killed in a blast at a border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Colombia readies for conflict-ending cease-fire

Estanzuela - A historic midnight ceasefire on Sunday is set to end a 52-year-old war between the Colombian state and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
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A protester raising Libya's Independence flag above the Libyan Embassy in Zamalek,Cairo
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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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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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A group of Syrian rebel fighters. They are shopkeepers, construction workers and students
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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Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
Pro-Russia separatists control the streets of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine in photo from June.
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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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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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M23 rebels withdraw from Goma.
M23 rebels withdraw from Goma.
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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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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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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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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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NERVE CENTER:  U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet in the O...
NERVE CENTER: U.S. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet in the Oval Office in 2009.
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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.
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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Rebels celebrate inside the 'Bab Al Aziziya' compound in Tripoli, Libya
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