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November 17, 2017
Novel on legacy of Algerian war wins France's richest prize
Paris (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
A powerful account of what happened to an Algerian "harki" family who sided with the French during the country's war of independence won France's most lucrative book prize Thursday. "The Art of Losing" by 31-year-old Alice Zeniter had already won three major awards, and had been shortlisted for the prestigious Goncourt and Femina prizes for its portrait of a family caught on the wrong side of history. Zeniter - herself the granddaughter of a "harki" - beat Veronique Olmi's "Bakhita" to the Stu ... read more

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China slams 'wrong' US sanctions on N. Korea-tied traders

N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'

Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

Iraq attacks at lowest since IS 'caliphate' declared: study

Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade

NATO welcomes Mladic war crimes verdict

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Yemen rebels say raid destroys airport navigation aids
Authorities in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital said a Saudi-led air strike on Tuesday destroyed a navigation station at Sanaa airport, which is critical to receiving already limited aid shipments. ... more
Syria blasts US for tying military presence to peace talks
Damascus on Tuesday blasted US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis for saying a US-led coalition would continue fighting in Syria until talks to end the conflict there make progress. ... more
Busy diplomat Macron gets stuck into Lebanon crisis
From global warming to Iran's nuclear deal, France's Emmanuel Macron has already intervened in a series of diplomatic quagmires - and now finds himself pursuing an active role in Lebanon's crisis. ... more
Air raids on market kill 53 in north Syria town: monitor
Air strikes on a market killed at least 53 people, including children, in a town in northern Syria on Monday despite a "de-escalation zone" in place there, a monitor said. ... more
US won't walk away from Syria war until talks progress: Mattis
A US-led coalition will forge ahead in its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq until a UN peace process makes further headway, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday. ... more
Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital
The Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, leaving at least three civilians wounded. ... more
'Humbling' mission: Agency toils to ID 82,000 soldiers still MIA
It was the cornerstone of the Warrior Ethos in the U.S. Army - "I will never leave a fallen comrade" - that led U.S. Army serial number 16055052 home after 73 years. ... more
26 dead in artillery fire, Russia raids in Syria: monitor
At least 26 civilians have died in artillery fire and Russian air strikes on two displacement camps and surrounding villages in eastern Syria, a monitor said Saturday. ... more

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'Chump' or saviour? Trump trip divides US war vets in Vietnam
When President Donald Trump lands in Danang, once a key US wartime air base, he'll receive a mixed welcome from American veterans who fought on Vietnamese soil but now call the coastal city home. ... more
Last Colombia rebels ready to respect ceasefire: leader
/> Despite warning a ceasefire in Colombia is at "serious risk" of collapse, the leader of the country's last rebel group says it will respect the truce until its New Year expiry date. The Nati ... more
'Serious effects' for Colombians following FARC peace pact
The demobilization of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group has generated battles over territory, the Organization of American States (OAS) said Wednesday, resulting in violence ranging from forced displacement to the recruitment of minors. ... more
Coalition air strikes decline sharply in Syria and Iraq: general
Coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq fell sharply last month, a reflection of the collapse of the Islamic State group, a US Air Force general said Tuesday. ... more
Anti-IS forces converge on Syria border town
Syrian and allied forces converged Saturday on holdout Islamic State group fighters in the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal, the jihadists' very last urban bastion following a string of losses. ... more
Blaming Iran, Saudi says missile strike may be 'act of war'
Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday as Riyadh said a rebel missile attack "may amount to an act of war" and Tehran accused its rival of war crimes. ... more
Ex-hostage Bergdahl spared prison time for desertion
Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier and former Taliban captive branded a "traitor" by President Donald Trump, will serve no time in prison for deserting his post in Afghanistan, a military judge decided Friday. ... more
Air strikes kill six in Syria 'truce zone': monitor
Syrian government air strikes killed at least six civilians, including a baby, in a rebel-held town outside the capital Damascus on Thursday, a monitor and local medics said. ... more

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Pope Francis condemns war as 'useless tragedy'
Pope Francis condemned wars around the world Thursday while dedicating his thoughts to young soldiers and commemorated the dead at an American military cemetery in Italy. ... more
Saudi-led strike kills 29 at Yemen market: rebel health office
A Saudi-led coalition air strike killed 29 people at a crowded marketplace in the heartland of the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels in northern Yemen on Wednesday, Huthi health authorities said. ... more
Colombia's FARC fields ex-rebel chief as presidential candidate
Colombia's FARC - a political party formed from a former rebel group following a historic peace deal - said Wednesday it was fielding its leader as a candidate in next year's presidential elections. ... more
One killed, two hurt in Morocco tourist town shooting
One man was shot dead and two others were hurt in a tourist area of Marrakesh, authorities in Morocco said, adding that it appeared to be a local settling of scores. ... more
General's slip spotlights US troop numbers in Syria
Pentagon officials scrambled Tuesday to clarify how many US troops are in Syria after a general put the number at a "little over 4,000" - far higher than previous tallies. ... more
Mattis, Tillerson make case to Congress for continued authorization of military force
Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday cemented White House reliance on a pair of 15-year-old authorizations for military force as the legal cornerstone permitting the executive branch to stage counter-terrorism operations. ... more
At least 12 killed in east Libya air strike: medical source
At least 12 people have been killed in an air strike in Libya's besieged eastern jihadist stronghold of Derna, a medical source said on Tuesday. ... more
Santos condemns killing of indigenous leader
Visiting Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday condemned the killing of an indigenous leader last week by the ELN guerrillas in violation of its ceasefire with Bogota. ... more
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