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January 27, 2015
FARC says army attacks put Colombia peace at risk
Havana (AFP) Jan 27, 2015
The FARC guerrilla group warned Tuesday that army attacks have resulted in 20 deaths since a unilateral rebel ceasefire went into effect last month, putting peace talks in jeopardy. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, accused "war-mongering sectors" of seeking to sabotage the one-sided truce, and said the attacks were making the rebels' decision to halt offensive operations increasingly unsustainable. President Juan Manuel Santos has acknowledged that the FARC has held to the un ... read more

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Four south Yemen provinces to defy orders after president quit
Four provinces of Yemen's formerly independent south, including its main city Aden, said Thursday they would defy all military orders from Sanaa after President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi resigned. ... more
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Syria regime air strikes kill at least 39: monitor
Syrian government air strikes on Tuesday killed at least 39 people, more than half of them civilians, in two main battlegrounds in the north of the country, a monitor said. ... more
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FARC ceasefire holds one month on: Colombian officials
A month-long ceasefire by FARC guerrillas is holding in Colombia, officials said Tuesday, as the two sides continue to seek a negotiated end to a half-century of civil war. ... more
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Libya army declares ceasefire after UN talks
Libya's army announced a ceasefire Sunday, joining an Islamist-backed militia alliance in declaring a truce that the UN hailed as a "significant" step towards ending months of violence. ... more
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Colombia, FARC 'differences' on post-conflict justice: negotiator
Colombia and the FARC have "considerable differences" about what kind of justice should be meted out to rebels who lay down their arms as part of a peace agreement, a top negotiator acknowledged Monday. ... more
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Syria starts razing chemical weapons sites: watchdog
Syria has begun destroying its remaining chemical weapons production sites, despite being hampered by bad weather and logistical problems, the world's chemical watchdog said Monday. ... more
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Six Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli strike
Six Hezbollah fighters were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan, including the son of assassinated senior commander Imad Mughniyeh. ... more
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Hundreds of US troops to train Syrian rebels: Pentagon
The US military will send nearly 1,000 troops to train Syrian rebel forces as part of a long-planned effort to build up a moderate opposition to take on the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said Friday. ... more
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Colombian army denies FARC claim of eight dead
Colombia's military denied a claim by the FARC rebel group that eight soldiers were killed this week in a counter-insurgency operation. ... more
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Colombia's number two rebel group agrees to peace talks
Colombia's second largest leftist guerrilla group announced Wednesday it is prepared to hold formal peace negotiations with the government aimed at ending a half century old insurgency. ... more
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Arab League to discuss failed Palestinian UN bid Jan 15
The Arab League is to meet January 15 to discuss the failed Palestinian at the United Nations Security Council aimed at ending Israel's occupation, an official said Wednesday. ... more
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Israel 'won't let its soldiers be dragged to the ICC': PM
Israel will not permit its soldiers to be hauled in front of the International Criminal Court on potential war crimes charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. ... more
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Soldier killed, 3 hurt in rebel raids in Philippines: army
A soldier was killed and three others wounded when Muslim rebels simultaneously attacked military detachments in two southern Philippine provinces on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. ... more
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76,000 killed in Syria's deadliest year yet
More than 76,000 people were killed in Syria's brutal conflict in 2014, making it the bloodiest year since the country's war erupted in March 2011, a monitoring group said Thursday. ... more
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Syria vows government jobs for relatives of 'martyrs'
Syria will award 50 percent of vacant government posts to relatives of soldiers and government employees killed or paralysed in the country's conflict, according to a law issued on Wednesday. ... more
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For US soldiers, new Iraq mission brings unexpected return
As Sergeant Michael Lair went from base to base in 2011, moving American gear to Kuwait ahead of the US withdrawal from Iraq, it seemed unlikely he would be returning. ... more
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Palestinian teen seriously wounded by Israeli gunfire
A Palestinian teenager was seriously wounded by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank, his family said Tuesday, with the army saying he had thrown a suspected explosive device at troops. ... more
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First air strikes hit Libya's militia-held Misrata
Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government carried out their first air strikes on Sunday against the country's militia-held third city of Misrata, a spokesman said. ... more
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Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier shot
Israel launched an air strike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. ... more
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Peace talks with Philippine communist rebels to restart soon
The Philippine government and communist rebels said Friday that formal negotiations to end a lengthy insurgency could restart shortly, though the rebels' armed wing announced it was beefing up its guerilla campaign. ... more
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Pope likely to address year of conflicts in Christmas message
Pope Francis will celebrate Christmas on Thursday by sending the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others his traditional "urbi et orbi" message at the close of a year plagued by war and religious fundamntalism. ... more
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Basque government proposes plan to aid ETA's disarmament
The regional Basque government on Sunday unveiled a plan to facilitate ETA's disarmament process, amid frustration over a lack of response from the Spanish government three years after the separatist group ended its campaign of violence. ... more
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Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for first time since truce
Israeli aircraft hit Gaza on Saturday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said. ... more
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UN will 'take time' to decide on Palestinian resolution
Negotiations on a draft UN resolution that sets terms for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will take time, Jordan said Thursday, indicating that a Security Council vote was not imminent. ... more
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