Stories tagged: Rebels
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Pope heads to former Colombia war zone to preach forgiveness
Pope Francis heads Friday into an area once besieged by leftist rebels to pray with victims of Colombia’s long conflict and urge them to overcome their grief by forgiving their …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Former Colombia rebels try hand at politics with new party
After more than five decades of battle in Colombia’s jungles, the nation’s largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Tensions rise within Yemen’s rebel alliance
A long-simmering power struggle between Yemen’s Shiite rebels and a former president has burst into the open, threatening to undermine their alliance against the internationally-recognized government and its Saudi-led backers.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Colombia takes big step to peace as rebels lay down guns
Guerrillas from Colombia’s largest rebel army no longer carry their guns along the road miles from the nearest city, a byway with mud so deep that even earth-moving equipment are …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
UAE-backed forces gain control over Aden airport in Yemen
Forces backed by the United Arab Emirates have taken over the airport in the southern city of Aden, according to Yemeni security officials, further fueling tension between internationally recognized President …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed
One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs
Scores of Syrian opposition fighters and their families began leaving the last rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Saturday as part of a Russian-backed evacuation deal signed …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine
Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up
Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Colombia’s congress ratifies peace accord with rebels
After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia’s congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Colombia government, rebels sign revised peace agreement
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a revised peace agreement with the country’s largest rebel movement on Thursday, making a second attempt within months to end a half century of …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Colombia’s government, rebels sign modified peace agreement
Colombia’s government and its largest rebel group have signed a new, modified peace agreement following the surprise rejection of an earlier deal by voters in a referendum.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall amid White House skepticism
As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed units in Syria. Neither approved nor …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Yemen cease-fire breached shortly after it goes into effect
A temporary U.N.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect in Yemen late Wednesday night was breached by the Houthi rebels, army sources and local residents said.
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Yemen’s Houthis have released 2 American citizens, John Kerry says
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Yemen’s Houthi rebels released two U.S. citizens on Saturday, without identifying the Americans.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Colombia’s president scrambles to save peace accord with FARC rebels
Colombia’s president tried Monday to keep alive an agreement to end Latin America’s longest-running war after a shocking rejection by voters, but his opponents made clear their price for joining …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Colombia’s president rushing vote on deal with rebels
Colombia’s president is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, saying he will give congress …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
Colombia’s government and biggest rebel group are announcing a deal for ending their country’s half-century guerrilla war, one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Syrian rebels breach government-imposed siege on Aleppo
Rebels breached the Syrian government siege on opposition neighborhoods in the city of Aleppo, opening a corridor in the south and marking a major military breakthrough. The push prompted an …
Sun., July 31, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Syrian rebels launch push aimed at breaking Aleppo siege
Syrian rebels launched an offensive aimed at breaking the government’s siege of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, where the U.N. estimates some 300,000 people are trapped with dwindling food and medical …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Syrian activists say airstrikes on rebel-held area kill 25
Suspected government airstrikes on a rebel-held part of Syria killed at least 25 people on Saturday, in what appeared to be retaliation for the capture and killing of a fighter …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Syrian rebels shell west Aleppo
BEIRUT – Syrian rebels Saturday shelled government-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo Saturday, casting doubts on the future of a temporary local cease-fire announced by Russia, the government’s …
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
UNLV president says keep Rebel name; no ties to Confederacy
UNLV President Len Jessup said the school needs to keep “Rebels” as its nickname in spite of calls for its removal, citing newly released historical research that concluded the moniker …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012
First look at WSU vs. UNLV
Time: 6 p.m. Friday TV: ESPN