Syrian government force, Hezbollah allies seize town near Damascus: monitors

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Syrian government force, Hezbollah allies seize town near Damascus: monitors

Syrian government forces and allies including Lebanese Hezbollah fighters seized a strategic town southeast of Damascus from insurgents on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

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U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

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U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fueling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.

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Rebel infighting near Syria capital kills hundreds: monitor

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Rebel infighting near Syria capital kills hundreds: monitor

Fighting raging between rival Islamist rebel factions to control a key opposition stronghold near Damascus since late last month has killed more than 300 fighters, a monitor said on Sunday.

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Colombian FARC rebels agree to let minors under 15 leave ranks

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Colombian FARC rebels agree to let minors under 15 leave ranks

Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels on Sunday agreed to a roadmap for children under 15 to leave guerilla encampments and re-integrate into civil society, as part of negotiations aimed at ending Latin America's longest war.

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Rebels battle in Syria following truce breakdown

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Rebel forces fighting Islamic State claim to have retaken two villages north of Aleppo, after the collapse of a 10-week-old partial truce that allowed U.N.-brokered peace talks.

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Hezbollah blames rebel shelling for death of top commander in Syria

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Hezbollah blames rebel shelling for death of top commander in Syria

Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim movement Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria by artillery shells fired by Sunni Islamist insurgents near Damascus airport.

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For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

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For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

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Hezbollah military chief killed in blow to Damascus regime

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Hezbollah military chief killed in blow to Damascus regime

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah announced on Friday that its top military commander had been killed in an attack in Syria in a major blow to the coalition supporting the Damascus regime.

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Truce ends in Syria's Aleppo as aid heads for besieged town

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Truce ends in Syria's Aleppo as aid heads for besieged town

The truce in Syria's battleground city Aleppo expired Thursday with no new last-minute extension, as a besieged town near the capital prepared to receive its first humanitarian aid in four years.

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Four-way talks on Ukraine war fail to win breakthrough

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Four-way talks on Ukraine war fail to win breakthrough

Key powers failed to clinch a breakthrough in talks Wednesday seeking a lasting peace deal in Ukraine, with negotiations stumbling over the thorny issue of local elections in the rebel-held zone.

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U.S., Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels

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U.S., Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels

Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to Islamic State and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on Wednesday.

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Aleppo fighting rages as U.S., Russia try to revive Syria truce

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Aleppo fighting rages as U.S., Russia try to revive Syria truce

Syrian government forces and their allies fought insurgents near Aleppo on Monday and jets conducted raids around a nearby town seized by Islamist rebels, a monitoring group said, as Syria's military said a ceasefire in Aleppo would be extended by 48 hours starting on Tuesday.

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Syrian government forces battle rebels near Aleppo, city areas shelled

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Syrian government forces battle rebels near Aleppo, city areas shelled

Syrian government forces and their allies clashed with insurgents near Aleppo on Monday and warplanes launched more raids around a strategic town Islamist rebels seized last week, a monitoring group said.

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10 events that define Philippine President Aquino's legacy

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10 events that define Philippine President Aquino's legacy

The Philippines holds elections on Monday to choose a successor to President Benigno Aquino. Here are 10 crucial victories and setbacks that came to define his six years in office:

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Syrian warplanes counter-attack rebels near Aleppo

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Syrian warplanes counter-attack rebels near Aleppo

Syrian warplanes attacked Islamist militants near the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, both sides said, as the government tried to push back a insurgent advance in the area.

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