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Heavy arms go, but Syria rebels alert on dusty frontline

Kafer Halab - The young dust-covered rebel looked out warily from a dirt trench facing opposing regime forces as his unit pulled heavy weapons from a planned buffer zone in northern Syria.

Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone

- A Turkish military convoy entered rebel-held northwestern Syria early on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent reported, as the deadline for establishing a buffer zone between rebel and government forces draws closer.

Confusion among Syria rebels as Idlib deadline nears

Beirut - With a deadline for establishing a demilitarised zone around Syria's Idlib inching closer, confusion and apprehension is rife among Turkish-backed rebels who fear it will cost them their last stronghold.

Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib deal

Beirut - A formerly US-backed Syrian rebel group on Saturday rejected a deal between Russia and Turkey to avert a large-scale military assault on rebel-held Idlib province.

Peru's Shining Path leader gets second life sentence

- Peru's Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman, who is already serving a life sentence, was handed a second life term on Tuesday for a 1992 car bombing that killed 25 people in Lima.

Yemen rebels refuse to join Geneva talks until conditions met

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels said Thursday they will not join peace talks in Geneva until their conditions are met, accusing the United Nations of failing to keep its promises.

Yemen rebels say willing to attend UN talks

Sanaa - A member of the political wing of Yemen's Huthi rebels said Saturday the insurgents were willing to attend UN-brokered talks, although they had low expectations of a positive outcome.

Who are the rebels in southern Syria?

Beirut - The rebels in southern Syria targeted by a major government offensive were long supported by Washington and seen as symbolising relatively moderate opposition to Damascus.

Death toll tops 100 in fight for key Yemen port: medics

Sana - The battle for a major rebel-controlled port in Yemen has left more than 100 soldiers and insurgents dead in less than a week, medics and military sources said Saturday.

Deal agreed to evacuate Syria's Yarmuk refugee camp: state media

Damascus - A deal has been reached for the evacuation of the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk where Islamic State group fighters have been holed up in southern Damascus, state media reported Sunday.

Saudi-led strike 'kills dozens' of Yemen rebels

Sanaa - A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni rebels including two commanders, state media said Saturday, in another blow to the insurgents following the assassination of their political chief.

Strike kills dozens of Yemen rebels including commanders: Saudi TV

Dubai - An air strike on Yemen's capital by a Saudi-led military coalition has killed dozens of Huthi rebels including at least two commanders, Saudi television reported Saturday.

Yemen rebels on defensive after strike takes out leader

Dubai - Yemen's Huthis suffered a major setback with the killing of their political chief in a Saudi-led air strike, analysts say, in a signal of Riyadh's determination to pursue its military campaign against the rebels.

Evacuated Syria rebels, civilians head to Afrin

Afrine - Syrian rebels and civilians bussed out of an area near Damascus were heading Sunday to a northwestern pocket of the country held by pro-Turkish forces, a monitor and rebel sources said.

Syria rebels say Western strikes 'farce' as long as Assad stays

Beirut - Syria's opposition Saturday said Western strikes on government military positions did not go far enough, with rebels casting them as a "farce" as long as President Bashar al-Assad remains in power.

Rebels surrender heavy arms in Syria's Ghouta, leader exits: monitor

Beirut - The remaining rebels in Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta have surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader has left the enclave for the north, a war monitor said on Thursday.

Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta

Harasta - Syrian rebels and civilians gathered in rubble-strewn streets early on Saturday, awaiting evacuation from the penultimate opposition-held pocket of Eastern Ghouta.

Delegation from Syria rebel enclave mulls evacuation deal

- A delegation from Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta was on Sunday considering a partial evacuation deal to halt a fierce government offensive, a negotiator and monitor told AFP.

10 rebels killed in Colombia military operation: official

Apo - Colombia's defense ministry said 10 National Liberation Army guerrillas were killed early Tuesday in what would be the rebel group's biggest battlefield loss since peace talks were suspended in January.

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.
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A group of Syrian rebel fighters. They are shopkeepers, construction workers and students
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A protester raising Libya's Independence flag above the Libyan Embassy in Zamalek,Cairo
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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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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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Thousands of Ukrainians opposed to the Russian Federation's seizure of Crimea protest in the streets of Kiev in March.
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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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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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Seleka presidential guard soldiers drive on pickups in Miskine district in Bangui
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Rebels celebrate inside the 'Bab Al Aziziya' compound in Tripoli, Libya
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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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Slovyansk residents block Ukrainian soldiers from entering the city at the height of the insurgency in April.
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A rebel soldier in the northern part of Central African republic.
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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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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's handling of the war with pro-Russia rebels in the eastern half of the country.
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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
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