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Syrian government, rebels clash over recon base near Israel

Syrian rebels and government forces clashed over a reconnaissance point near the frontier with Israel, a monitoring group said Monday, as the government pressed forward with military operations in the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria – the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to …


UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

Syria: Fighters begin leaving Ghouta’s last rebel-held town

A rebel faction trapped by Syrian government forces outside the capital agreed to evacuate to northern Syria on Sunday as talks continued over lifting the siege against the town of …


Syrian troops mass around town as rebels refuse to leave

Syrian troops massed around the town of Douma on Tuesday after a powerful rebel faction refused to evacuate, threatening the resumption of the ferocious air and ground offensive that has …


Syrian rebels exit second pocket of eastern Ghouta

Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians were bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on Sunday after rebels agreed to leave several towns …


Defeated rebels begin leaving enclave near Syrian capital

Carrying their light arms, hundreds of defeated rebels began evacuating with their families Thursday from a devastated town in eastern Ghouta, an effective surrender under a deal with the government …


Duterte offers kill bounty for rebels to save on war costs

The Philippine president has offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs and says insurgents are easier to hit than …


Outside Yemen’s rebel-held capital, stalemated war rages on

In the rocky highlands outside of Yemen’s rebel-held capital, it quickly becomes clear how the Arab world’s poorest country remains mired in a stalemated civil war.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Russia urges Turkey to help stop rebel raids in Syria

The Russian military has urged its Turkish counterparts to tighten monitoring of opposition in northern Syria in the wake of a drone attack on Russian military bases in the country.


Filipino rebels declare Christmas truce despite bogged talks

Communist guerrillas in the Philippines declared a Christmas truce Friday after the government made a similar overture despite a recent breakdown of peace talks.


Philippine president declares Christmas truce with rebels

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to reciprocate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them …


Yemen rebels disperse protests demanding slain leader’s body

Yemeni rebel forces on Wednesday dispersed a protest staged by dozens of women in the capital, Sanaa, demanding the body of slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh so they could …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Rebels kill Yemen’s strongman Saleh as alliance collapses

Yemeni rebels killed their erstwhile ally Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country’s former president and strongman, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The collapse of …


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

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

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.


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 …


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 …


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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …