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Italy's vulnerable south rolls out virus battle plan

Naples - It's a race against time at the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, where a new intensive care unit is being assembled as southern Italy's underfunded and overstretched health care system braces for an epidemic.

Search suspended for South Koreans, Nepalis hit by avalanche

Kathmandu - The search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepalis swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas almost a week ago was suspended Thursday as conditions made further operations too risky.

Key insurgent group joins peace talks for Thailand's restive south

Kuala Lumpur - The key rebel group behind a 16-year insurgency in Thailand's Muslim-majority south has met the kingdom's head negotiator for the first official meeting in their peace talks.

Yemen separatist chief warns against collapse of power-sharing deal

Aden - The leader of Yemen's southern separatists has warned against the looming collapse of a power-sharing deal, saying the region is menaced by the twin threats of economic catastrophe and Islamist attacks.

Thai army 'regrets' killing three Muslim civilians in south

Bangkok - The Thai army has expressed "regret" after troops shot dead three Muslim men foraging in the jungle this week and promised a probe, a rare admission of wrongdoing by the military in Thailand's insurgency-scarred south.

Peace deal for Yemen's south stumbles as deadline expires

Dubai - The Yemeni government and southern separatists have failed to meet a deadline to establish a power-sharing government, an ominous sign for hopes of a wider deal to end years of war.

Seven suspects arrested for rebel attacks in Thailand's south

Bangkok - Seven suspected rebels have been arrested in Thailand's violence-wracked south, authorities said Saturday, as a manhunt sweeps through remote villages for gunmen who killed 15 in an ambush considered the deadliest attack in the yearslong insurgency.

15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south

Yala - At least fifteen people were gunned down in an ambush by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand's violence-wracked south, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, one of the bloodiest days in the 15-year insurgency.

Muslims in Thai south mark 15 years since Tak Bai 'massacre'

Tak Bai - Muslims in the conflict-blistered Thai south on Friday marked with prayers the 15th anniversary of the deaths of scores of protesters who suffocated in army trucks, an incident that galvanised an insurgency and remains an emblem of state impunity.

Suicide attack kills 3 separatists in Yemen's Aden: security

Aden - Three separatist fighters were killed Friday in a suicide bombing in Aden, the first such attack since Yemeni government forces were expelled from the southern city on August 10, security sources said.

Yemen forces, separatists tussle for control of Aden

Aden - The Yemen government said it seized back the interim capital Aden on Wednesday, a claim contested by the separatists who took control of the city and other parts of the south earlier this month.

Yemen forces enter Aden after seizure by separatists

Dubai - Yemen government forces entered the interim capital Aden and recaptured a nearby province Wednesday, officials said, pushing back separatists who had seized parts of the south this month.

Muslim man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies

Bangkok - A Muslim man left in a coma after being interrogated at a notorious Thai detention centre died Sunday, as pressure mounts on the army to release further findings of a probe into the case.

Yemen govt decries UAE-backed 'coup' after separatists seize palace

Aden - Southern separatists in Yemen said Saturday they had seized the presidential palace in the second city Aden after fierce battles with loyalist forces, prompting the government to decry what it called a UAE-backed "coup".

Southern separatists overrun barracks in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Southern separatists gained ground across Yemen's second city Aden on Saturday and surrounded the presidential palace as they fought fierce battles with loyalist forces, military and security sources said.

Clashes kill six civilians in Yemen's Aden

Aden - At least six civilians were killed and 12 others wounded Friday during clashes in Yemen's second city Aden, a security source said, as violence flares between pro-government fighters and those seeking an independent south.

Thai army probe says rebel suspect could have been suffocated

Bangkok - A rebel suspect found unconscious hours after being held in a notorious Thai military camp in the Muslim-majority south could have been suffocated, according to the results of an army-led probe.

Four dead in rebel attack on Thai army base

Pattani - Four people were killed in a late-night attack by Muslim insurgents on a military outpost in Thailand's violence-wracked south, authorities said Wednesday, as dramatic footage emerged showing security forces diving for cover from a hail of gunfire and ...

Thai army vows probe after rebel suspect left unconscious

Bangkok - Thailand's army is investigating how a detained suspected insurgent in the Muslim-majority south was left unconscious hours after being taken to a notorious military camp.

South Korean actress faces Thai jail for reality TV stunt

Bangkok - A South Korean actress faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official said Saturday, despite the show's extensive apology.

Thailand orders phone users in Muslim-majority south to submit photos

Bangkok - An order for mobile phone users in Thailand's restive south to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes is causing uproar from opponents who see it as further curtailing the rights of the Muslim-majority population.

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Bangkok - Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to "punish" those responsible.

S. Korean tourists found drowned after golf-buggy collision

Bangkok - The bodies of two South Korean men who drowned while golfing in northern Thailand have been found, police said Thursday, after their wives' buggy collided with their own, knocking them into a river.

Yemen separatists call for southern uprising

Aden - Yemen's southern separatist movement on Wednesday called for an uprising against President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, accusing the government of negligence and corruption.

IS kills one of dozens of hostages in southern Syria

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida: media, monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last month, a Syrian news website and a monitor said Sunday.

Nearly 250 dead in IS attacks on south Syria: new toll

Beirut - The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said Thursday.

More than 180 dead in IS attacks on southern Syria

Beirut - A string of suicide blasts and raids claimed by the Islamic State group killed more than 180 people in southern Syria on Wednesday, in one of the jihadists' deadliest ever assaults in the country.

Dozens dead in IS attacks on southern Syria: monitor

Beirut - A string of suicide attacks in Syria by the Islamic State group has killed at least 40 people, mostly pro-regime fighters, in one of the jihadists' deadliest operations in months, a war monitor said Wednesday.
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