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Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syrian rebels claimed they downed a fighter jet Monday in what would be a major coup for the opposition, but the regime seized the upper hand in Aleppo as it advanced into a new rebel-held district. President Bashar al-Assad’s regime […]


US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

US must seal border for Waziristan push: Pakistani official

Pakistan has told Washington that US forces must seal the Afghan border in the event of any offensive against the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in North Waziristan, an official said Saturday. The Haqqanis, blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in […]


Syria army claims control of Aleppo rebel redoubt

Syrian civil war

Syria said its troops seized a rebel-held Aleppo district on Wednesday after storming it and “annihilating” most of the insurgents, as a long-threatened ground assault on the key city was launched. The rebels promptly denied the claim, acknowledging that a […]


Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

Tens of thousands of people will mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday, as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in post-Fukushima Japan. Ageing survivors, victims’ relatives, government officials and foreign delegates will attend the […]


Syria warplanes pound Aleppo as ground assault looms

Syria warplanes pound Aleppo as ground assault looms

Syrian regime warplanes pounded rebel positions in second city Aleppo on Sunday ahead of a threatened ground assault by more than 20,000 troops assembled around the commercial capital. Iran appealed for help from governments with ties to the Syrian opposition […]


Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian government forces used helicopter gunships to strafe rebel-held districts in Aleppo and shelled the area on the third day of a pitched battle for the commercial capital. The fighting has sent some 200,000 civilians fleeing the northern city, according […]


Syria rebels brace for decisive battle in Aleppo

Syrian civil war

Rebel forces were bracing Friday for a decisive “mother of all” battles in Aleppo, as Washington warned the Syrian army could be preparing to carry out a massacre in the country’s second city. The Syrian army has been sending waves […]


US general accused of Afghan hospital scandal cover-up

US general accused of Afghan hospital scandal cover-up

US military officers accused one of the highest-ranking US commanders in Afghanistan of trying to cover up a scandal at a US-funded hospital in Kabul to limit bad news in an election year. The problems date back to 2010, when […]


Jordan should avoid military role in Syria: analysts

Jordan should avoid military role in Syria: analysts

The spike in violence in Syria has triggered alarm bells in Jordan that it could be dragged into the conflict with “severe” repercussions, analysts say. Watching the unrest in neighbouring Syria with great concern, Jordan’s King Abdullah II as well […]


 
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