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Fighting in DR Congo after rebels reject calls to end offensive
Fighting in DR Congo after rebels reject calls to end offensive

Fighting erupted in the DR of Congo after rebels defiantly rejected international calls to pull out of the strategic city of Goma and end an offensive that has stoked fears of a wider conflict and humanitar

Fighting in DR Congo after rebels reject calls to end offensive
US 'alarmed' by security deterioration in DR Congo
US 'alarmed' by security deterioration in DR Congo

The US State Department late Tuesday said that Washington is "gravely alarmed" by the speed at which security is deteriorating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

US 'alarmed' by security deterioration in DR Congo
Britain recognises Syria opposition as fighting rages
Britain recognises Syria opposition as fighting rages

Britain formally recognised a newly-formed opposition bloc as the sole representative of the Syrian people on Tuesday, as UN head Ban Ki-moon said he feared Syria could become a "regional battleground."

Britain recognises Syria opposition as fighting rages
Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34
Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34

Israeli air strikes on central and southern Gaza killed four people on Saturday, medics said, with Palestinian security sources confirming at least three of them were militants.

Israeli strikes kills 4 in Gaza, hiking toll to 34
113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo
113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo

Some 113 rebels died in clashes between the M23 rebel group and Democratic Republic of Congo troops as violence flared days after the UN and US imposed sanctions on the group's leader.

113 rebels killed as violence flares in DR Congo
Two rockets hit Kabul, no casualties: police
Two rockets hit Kabul, no casualties: police

Two rockets hit the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday not far from the presidential palace, but caused no casualties or damage.

Two rockets hit Kabul, no casualties: police
Mali Islamists a threat to Europe: French minister
Mali Islamists a threat to Europe: French minister

Islamist extremists occupying northern Mali pose a threat not just to the immediate region but to European security, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday.

Mali Islamists a threat to Europe: French minister
US declares support for united Syrian opposition
US declares support for united Syrian opposition

The United States late Sunday declared its support for the united Syrian opposition after various groups opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad decided to come together following talks in Doha, Qatar.

US declares support for united Syrian opposition
Russia, Arabs agree on need to move forward on Syria
Russia, Arabs agree on need to move forward on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Cairo on Sunday with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi for talks about the Syrian conflict, agreeing on the need to move forward but finding little common ground.

Russia, Arabs agree on need to move forward on Syria
Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military
Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military

The Philippine military said Monday communist rebels killed four unarmed soldiers in an ambush, further hurting efforts to revive stalled talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running rebellions.

Philippine communists kill four soldiers: military
Britain urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue
Britain urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue

Britain on Monday called on Myanmar to resolve the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims caught up in deadly sectarian violence in a flashpoint western state.

Britain urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya issue
Envoy urges China to play 'active role' in Syria crisis
Envoy urges China to play 'active role' in Syria crisis

UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday he hoped China would play an active role in helping end the violence in Syria as he met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi for talks in Beijing.

Envoy urges China to play 'active role' in Syria crisis
Syrian rebels 'buying arms from the regime'
Syrian rebels 'buying arms from the regime'

The Syrian regime may be their sworn enemy, but rebels fighting to bring down President Bashar al-Assad say they pay hard cash to government agents for guns and bullets.

Syrian rebels 'buying arms from the regime'
Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister
Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister

Libya's defence minister said Monday that the army has no control over Bani Walid, one of the last bastions of Moamer Kadhafi's regime, and that armed groups there prevent families from returning home.

Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister
New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses
New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses

Air raids, clashes and car bombings shook Syria on Sunday, killing nearly 100 people, monitors said, as world powers look to pick up the pieces of a failed bid to bring in a Muslim holiday ceasefire.

New peace bids eyed after Syria truce collapses
UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest
UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest

Homeless people fled to packed camps or clustered near their charred houses in western Myanmar on Sunday, amid ongoing unrest that the UN said displaced 26,500 from mainly Muslim communities.

UN says over 26,000 displaced by Myanmar unrest
Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises
Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises

A new wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar has left five people dead and dozens injured in recent days, triggering another exodus of Muslims to emergency camps.

Muslims flee Myanmar unrest as death toll rises
EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon
EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon

The United States and the European Union have expressed concern at the political situation in Lebanon, where the opposition has called for the premier to step down over a deadly blast blamed on Syria.

EU, US warn against political vacuum in Lebanon
Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali
Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali

Hundreds of jihadist fighters poured into Mali over the weekend to support the Islamists who have controlled the north for seven months ahead of a threatened regional intervention.

Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali
Couple's love bridges Myanmar religious divide
Couple's love bridges Myanmar religious divide

Praying with a Koran on his knees in a mud-strewn camp, Rohin Mullah is one of thousands of Muslims uprooted by sectarian bloodshed in Myanmar. But the former monk's story is far from normal.

Couple's love bridges Myanmar religious divide