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Tribal warfare in Sudan's Darfur kills 51: leader

Two Arab tribes which have been battling off-and-on for months in Sudan's Darfur region have resumed fighting, leaving dozens dead.

Tribal warfare in Sudan's Darfur kills 51: leader
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Kazakhstan hopes for Syrian war end after transfer of chemical weapons

Kazakhstan hopes that the war in Syria will end after the country transfers the chemical weapons under international control.

Kazakhstan hopes for Syrian war end after transfer of chemical weapons
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S. Korea urges N. Korea to resume family reunions

South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to review its decision to postpone a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, saying it had "deeply wounded" those chosen to participate.

S. Korea urges N. Korea to resume family reunions
Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda
Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda

Bashar al-Assad insisted Wednesday that Syria is not gripped by civil war but has been attacked by tens of thousands of foreign jihadist fighters allied to Al-Qaeda.

Assad: Syria not in civil war, but attacked by Qaeda
Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report
Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that Western military strikes risked igniting a "regional war" in the "powder keg" of the Middle East, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.

Assad warns of 'regional war' if West takes military action: report
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Christian valley sends SOS to Syrian army

In Wadi al-Nassara, a valley in western Syria dotted with Christian hamlets, residents have hung white silk ribbons to mourn war victims and pray the army will defeat its jihadist foes.

Christian valley sends SOS to Syrian army
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Syrian rebels do not support US interests: top general

US armed intervention in Syria would not resolve the civil war and rebel forces cannot be relied on to back American interests, the top military chief said in a letter to Congress.

Syrian rebels do not support US interests: top general
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Five years on, Georgia still counting cost of Russia war

The 2008 war between Georgia and Russia over the separatist region of South Ossetia may have only lasted five days but five years on, Amiran Gugutishvili is still counting the cost.

Five years on, Georgia still counting cost of Russia war
US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'
US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'

The United States on Wednesday denounced as "repulsive" an Instagram site by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it did not reflect the reality of the civil war.

US calls Assad Instagram account 'repulsive'
N. Korea stages largest parade to mark war anniversary
N. Korea stages largest parade to mark war anniversary

North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War.

N. Korea stages largest parade to mark war anniversary
Turkey police crack down on Syria aid workers after unrest
Turkey police crack down on Syria aid workers after unrest

The finger of blame which the Turkish government pointed at foreigners for orchestrating anti-government protests now appears to target foreign aid missions helping internally displaced Syrians.

Turkey police crack down on Syria aid workers after unrest
Pakistan could soon end Afghan war: Kabul army chief
Pakistan could soon end Afghan war: Kabul army chief

Pakistan could end the Afghan war "in weeks" if it were serious about peace, and is complicit in US drone strikes despite its denunciations of the anti-militant campaign.

Pakistan could soon end Afghan war: Kabul army chief
Lebanon tourism pays the price for Syria's war
Lebanon tourism pays the price for Syria's war

Dia's restaurant in the Lebanese resort village of Aley is deserted. Most years, he caters to thousands of rich Gulf Arab tourists and to visiting expats, but this year no one has come.

Lebanon tourism pays the price for Syria's war
Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts
Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts

Syria's civil war has caused a split within Hamas over whether to cling to Shiite backers Damascus, Tehran and Hezbollah or side with Sunni allies such as Qatar, Egypt and Turkey.

Syria's sectarian war causes Hamas split: analysts
Jordan can protect itself from Syria war threats: king
Jordan can protect itself from Syria war threats: king

King Abdullah II vowed Sunday to protect Jordan from the war in Syria, after the United States announced its warplanes and missiles will remain in the kingdom at the end of military exercises.

Jordan can protect itself from Syria war threats: king
New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars'
New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars'

A new documentary released Friday portrays US secret raids against terror suspects as a misguided assassination campaign that generates new enemies and tarnishes America's image.

New documentary warns against Obama's 'Dirty Wars'
Bosnia youth honour victims of Prijedor camps
Bosnia youth honour victims of Prijedor camps

Hundreds of youth gathered Friday to mark the 1992 ethnic cleansing against non-Serbs in Prijedor, one of the deadliest episodes of the Bosnian war.

Bosnia youth honour victims of Prijedor camps
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Porn star's calligraphy sparks art debate in China

Calligraphy by Japanese porn star Sola Aoi has sparked a culture war in China, where she has a huge fan base, with purists dismissing the work as "unskilled" after it was reportedly auctioned for $95,000.

Porn star's calligraphy sparks art debate in China
UN assembly slams Assad 'escalation' in Syria war
UN assembly slams Assad 'escalation' in Syria war

The UN General Assembly condemned President Bashar al-Assad's "escalation" of the Syrian war on Wednesday as rebels battled to free inmates from a prison in the key city of Aleppo.

UN assembly slams Assad 'escalation' in Syria war
'Political, not military' solutions needed in Mideast: Hagel
'Political, not military' solutions needed in Mideast: Hagel

The problems that plague the Middle East, including Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria's civil war, require "political, not military" solutions.

'Political, not military' solutions needed in Mideast: Hagel