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A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the United States, the defense ministry said.

Turkish soldier killed in Syrian Kurd attack – defence ministry

A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the United States, the defense ministry said.
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters evacuate a wounded comrade near the border town of Ras al-Ain on October 13, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. – Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into Syria Sunday, moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, while Washington announced it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the country’s north. (Photo by Nazeer Al-khatib / AFP)

Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

Turkey remained defiant against mounting international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria, raising tensions with Washington as Vice President Mike Pence headed for Ankara on Wednesday to demand a ceasefire.

Several persons missing as tribal militias attack, burn down village in Taraba

Several people have been reported missing, with many houses and other property burnt in an early morning attack on villages in Donga local government area of Taraba State, barely 48 hours after the signing of a peace accord by Jukun and Tiv stakeholders to end the five-month-old conflict between the two ethnic groups.
The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.

Yemeni Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of ‘dangerous escalation’

The Yemeni Houthi movement on Friday accused the Saudi-led coalition of a dangerous escalation of the situation around Hodeidah after coalition forces attacked targets north of the port city.

Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors

Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by Ukraine’s general prosecutor.
An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.

India says soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven million residents continued for the 19th day.
Libya militia troops

Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire

The internationally recognised Libyan government (GNA) has accepted an offer by the United Nations for a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha religious holiday.

Taliban detain Afghan peace marchers, supporters say

Afghan peace protesters marching through Taliban territory have been detained by the insurgents, two supporters of the movement told AFP on Tuesday.
Angola on Saturday prepared to bury rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, in his home village at a public funeral, an important sign for national reconciliation seventeen years after the end of a bloody civil war.

Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi gets public burial 17 years after death

Thousands of supporters of Angola’s former rebel leader Jonas Savimbi rallied for his public reburial on Saturday, 17 years after he was killed by troops in a shootout that marked the end of the country’s devastating civil war.
Muhammad El-Amadi

Qatar sends $30 million in aid to Gaza Strip

A Qatari envoy has delivered 30 million dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip, Head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, Mohamed el-Amadi, said on Tuesday.
Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air raid, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.

Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises

Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air raid, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.
Eastern Libyan forces were set to move in on Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday after the head of the eastern parliament said they would press an offensive launched a week ago under military commander Khalifa Haftar.

Eastern Libya forces ‘set to push into capital Tripoli’

Eastern Libyan forces were set to move in on Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday after the head of the eastern parliament said they would press an offensive launched a week ago under military commander Khalifa Haftar.
The United States has called for an immediate halt to military operations in Libya as the Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by Khalifa Haftar advanced on the capital, Tripoli.

Fighting rages in Libya despite UN call for truce

Fighting raged south of Libya's capital Sunday despite a UN call for a two-hour ceasefire, as forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar and the internationally recognised government exchanged air strikes.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan military court tries army general for treason

A military court on Monday began hearing the trial of an army general charged with treason for allegedly plotting a rebellion against President Salva Kiir’s government.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Pope Francis urges “respect” for Yemen truce accord

Pope Francis on Sunday called for urgent “respect” for a ceasefire accord in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through in the conflict-weary country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - AFP PHOTO - POOL - ABIR SULTAN

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas after deadly West Bank attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had issued a warning to Hamas after recent deadly attacks in the occupied West Bank, including two shootings claimed by the Islamist movement.
Workers inspect damages at the site of an air strike on the maintenance hub at the Hodeidah port - AFP PHOTO - ABDO HYDER

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen’s Hodeida despite ceasefire

Air strikes and fierce clashes shook the outskirts of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida overnight, pro-government sources and residents said Sunday, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Huawei Meng Wanzhou

US markets end volatile session in wake of Huawei exec arrest

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