Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

Iraq's request to the U.S.-led coalition for air strikes in the campaign to retake Tikrit from Islamic State insurgents is "imminent", a senior diplomat from a Western nation that is part of the coalition told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

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Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

Even by Afghanistan's standards of often-shifting alliances, a recent meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and local commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary.

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U.S. Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group

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U.S. Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group

The Hazzm movement was once central to a covert CIA operation to arm Syrian rebels, but the group's collapse last week underlines the failure of efforts to unify Arab and Western support for mainstream insurgents fighting the Syrian military.

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Bodies and grief on the streets of Damascus

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Amateur video shows the aftermath of rocket attacks that killed at least 10 in Syria's capital Damascus during a heavy bombardment by Islam Army insurgents.

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Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar -Global Times

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Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar -Global Times

Hundreds of Chinese citizens, including miners and jade traders, are among 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar, China's state-backed Global Times reported on Monday.

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Ukraine airport battle rages as clash lurches toward war

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Ukraine airport battle rages as clash lurches toward war

Ukraine lurched back toward full-scale conflict as government troops repelled an assault by pro-Russian insurgents for control of an eastern airport.

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Top diplomats meet to try and save Ukraine peace summit

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Top diplomats meet to try and save Ukraine peace summit

Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met on Monday (Jan 12) in Berlin to try and resolve tensions threatening to scupper a planned summit on ending the Ukrainian conflict.

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Spain arrests at least seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

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Spanish and Moroccan police arrest at least seven people suspected of recruiting women to support Islamic State insurgents in Syria and Iraq.

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Forty-eight hour battle for two Syrian bases leaves 180 dead

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Around 180 Syrian soldiers and insurgents are dead after a two-day long battle to capture two military bases which rebels say they now control.

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Over 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack

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Over 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack

At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years.

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Five insurgents killed in Dagestan gunfight

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Russian authorities say five insurgents were killed in a gunfight Friday, with special forces in the restive Dagestan region.

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Syria's Assad sees long war as Islamic State attacks base

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Syria's Assad sees long war as Islamic State attacks base

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published on Thursday he expected his country's conflict to be long and difficult but vowed to defeat the insurgents battling to oust him and said he would not be driven from power.

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Afghan forces ill equipped to fight Taliban without NATO

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Afghan forces ill equipped to fight Taliban without NATO

Afghan district police chief Ahmadullah Anwari only has enough grenades to hand out three to each checkpoint in an area of Helmand province swarming with Taliban insurgents who launch almost daily attacks on security forces.

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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

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The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said.

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A shootout in the Iraqi desert

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Kurdish peshmerga forces clash with Islamic State insurgents south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in Iraq.

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