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Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP. “Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate […]


Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. In his most extensive comments on the tragedy […]


Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

Blood and gunfire in Ukraine army attack on rebel checkpoint

Blood flowing from a bullet wound, the grey-haired man lies in the middle of the roadblock waving weakly for help as shots ring out nearby and thick black smoke from burning tires curls into the sky. “I’ve called an ambulance. […]


Ukraine on ‘combat alert’ as rebels gain ground

Ukraine on ‘combat alert’ as rebels gain ground

Ukraine’s armed forces are on “full combat alert” against a possible Russian invasion, Kiev said Wednesday, as authorities admitted they were “helpless” to prevent pro-Kremlin insurgents tightening their grip on the increasingly chaotic east of the country. Rebels stormed the […]


Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a “Western source,” a rebel official told AFP Tuesday. “Moderate, well-organized fighters from the Hazm movement have for the […]


Pakistan denies plans to arm Syrian rebels

Pakistan denies plans to arm Syrian rebels

Pakistan on Thursday strongly denied it had any plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels, following reports that Saudi Arabia was holding talks with it about arming the opposition. Pakistani foreign ministry spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said at a regular briefing […]


Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. The power sharing annex had been […]


Syria security official says rebels have missiles, sarin gas

Syria security official says rebels have missiles, sarin gas

Syria rebels possess ground-to-ground missiles and sarin, and a UN report on chemical weapons use shows they carried out attacks near Damascus, a high-ranking Syrian security source said Tuesday. “I categorically deny that we have used sarin gas, for the […]


Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. “It’s under consideration,” said a US official, who spoke on condition […]


 
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