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Britain will 'do what it takes' to beat IS: minister

Britain will 'do what it takes' to beat IS: minister

Britain is ready to do ‘all that is required’ to neutralise the threat from the Islamic State militants, defence minister Gavin Williamson said Wednesday ...

Chadian army says 250 rebels captured after rebel convoy targeted

Chadian army says 250 rebels captured after rebel convoy targeted

The Chadian military on Saturday said it had captured more than 250 rebels, including some top leaders, after an operation against an convoy of militants trying to cross into the country from Libya ...

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

The Taliban entered a second day of unprecedented talks Wednesday with powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow, sidestepping the Kabul government as it pursues a leading stake in the war-torn country.

Yemen government, rebels meet aboard UN ship

Yemen government, rebels meet aboard UN ship

The head of the UN mission in Yemen launched talks between the government and Houthi rebels aboard a boat in the Red Sea on Sunday aimed at shoring up a ceasefire, a government official said.

Cold kills 29 children fleeing Syria fighting: UN

Cold kills 29 children fleeing Syria fighting: UN

The cold has killed close to 30 children in two months among the civilians who have been fleeing the last militant pocket in eastern Syria, the United Nations said Thursday.

IS in Syria confined to four square kilometres: commander

IS in Syria confined to four square kilometres: commander

The Islamic State group's once-sprawling ‘caliphate’ has been reduced to a four-square-kilometre pocket of territory in eastern Syria, a senior Kurdish commander said Monday.

Second bomb attack in days hits Damascus, no casualties

Second bomb attack in days hits Damascus, no casualties

A bomb attack hit near the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Thursday but caused no casualties, in the second such blast in Damascus in less than a week.

UN says Yemen monitors safe after Hodeida shooting

UN says Yemen monitors safe after Hodeida shooting

A United Nations mission tasked with overseeing a truce in war-torn Yemen came under fire but was unharmed in the flashpoint city of Hodeida Thursday, the UN said.

US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

The US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defence officials said amid uncertainty over America's planned exit from the war-battered nation.

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

DR Congo further delays Dec 30 poll in two conflict zones

DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence.

UN convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida

UN convenes warring sides in Yemen's Hodeida

A UN-led truce monitoring team including members of Yemen's warring sides held its first meeting in the flashpoint city of Hodeida on Wednesday, a pro-government official told AFP.

Head of UN monitors arrives in Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

Head of UN monitors arrives in Yemen's rebel-held Sanaa

The head of the UN team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hodeida arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Sunday, an AFP photographer said.