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August 18, 2016
Saudi facing 'long' Yemen war after talks fail
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 17, 2016
Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border, with no end to the conflict in sight. Facing criticism of its bombing campaign and a budget crunch from low oil prices, Riyadh is keen to bring an end to the intervention it launched last year against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies, analysts say. But the suspension in early August of UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, after three months without a ... read more

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Coalition opens probe into deadly Yemen hospital raid
A Saudi-led coalition said it had launched an "independent" investigation into "reports" of an air strike on a hospital in Yemen which Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said killed 11 people. ... more
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Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base
Russia said Tuesday its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for control of the ravaged city of Aleppo. ... more
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Deadly coalition air strikes hit Yemen hospital
Arab coalition air raids Monday hit a Yemeni hospital where international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders operates, killing six people 48 hours after air strikes that killed children. ... more
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Dozens dead as warplanes pound rebel-held north Syria
Syrian and Russian warplanes have launched a wave of air strikes in northern Syria, killing dozens in areas held by a rebel alliance battling to take control of second city Aleppo. ... more
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Coalition denies Yemen school targeted in deadly raid
The Saudi-led coalition on Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed 10 children, instead saying it bombed a camp at which Iran-backed rebels train underage soldiers. ... more
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Colombia asks Pope, UN to help form post-conflict court
Colombian leaders and rebels seeking a historic peace accord sought Pope Francis and UN chief Ban Ki-moon's help Friday in setting up a court to prosecute atrocities committed during the conflict. ... more
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Philippines, Muslim rebels relaunch peace talks
The Philippines on Saturday restarted peace talks with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the first under President Rodrigo Duterte aimed at ending decades of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. ... more
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Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa kill 24 civilians: monitor
Russian air strikes on the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa in northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 30 people, including 24 civilians, a monitoring group said. ... more
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Saudi-led jets hit Yemen despite concerns
Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched fresh air strikes against Shiite rebels across Yemen Wednesday despite international concerns over the escalation after the suspension of peace talks. ... more
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Four days without running water in sweltering Aleppo: UN
Up to two million people in Syria's Aleppo have gone without running water for the past four days, the United Nations warned Tuesday, describing the situation as "catastrophic". ... more
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US special ops troops in Libya's Sirte: report
American special operations troops have for the first time started directly supporting Libyan forces battling the Islamic State group in their key stronghold of Sirte, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. ... more
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Air raids again target Yemen capital after talks flounder
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have resumed air strikes on Yemen's capital for the first time in three months, killing 14 people Tuesday and shutting the airport after UN-brokered talks were suspended. ... more
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Libya unity forces prepare 'decisive' assault in IS bastion
Libya pro-government forces backed by US air strikes said Sunday they would soon launch a final assault to retake the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group. ... more
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Colombians turn against peace deal: poll
A poll published Sunday indicated that Colombians would reject a peace deal to end the country's half-century civil war in a planned referendum. ... more
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Syria rebels say Aleppo siege broken
Syrian rebels said Saturday they have broken a three-week government siege of second city Aleppo, turning the tables on Russian-backed regime forces who are now on the defensive. ... more
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Hundreds join key battle for Syria's Aleppo
Regime and rebel forces have sent in hundreds of fighters and extra military equipment to join the crucial battle for Syria's second city Aleppo, a monitoring group said Monday. ... more
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Libyan unity forces fight IS in Sirte
Libyan pro-government forces battled to retake territory in the Islamic State group stronghold Sirte on Wednesday, but faced fierce resistance from jihadist snipers and mines. ... more
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Colombia conflict victims seek land, reconciliation
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Syrian regime forces roll back rebel gains in Aleppo
Syrian regime forces bolstered by Russian air strikes recaptured territory overnight in the southwest suburbs of the battleground city of Aleppo, rolling back the short-lived gains of a rebel offensive. ... more
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Libyan forces push Sirte advance backed by US strikes
Libyan pro-government forces, backed by US air strikes, fought to advance on Islamic State group jihadists in Sirte on Wednesday despite mines and snipers, a spokesman said. ... more
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Syria regime in Aleppo fightback
Syrian regime forces bolstered by Russian air strikes are making progress in the battleground city of Aleppo, rolling back the short-lived gains of a rebel offensive. ... more
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Libyan forces advance in IS bastion as US keeps up air strikes
Libyan forces said Tuesday they were advancing inside the jihadist bastion of Sirte, as Washington conducted a second straight day of air strikes on Islamic State group positions in the city. ... more
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US launches first anti-IS air raids in Libya's Sirte: PM
US warplanes Monday carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country's unity government announced. ... more
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