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WATCH Syria militant hanged in public view

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ANTAKYA, Turkey – It has been reported that a pro-regime militiaman in Syria was hanged from a tree in the northern province of Idlib as masked rebels cheered his gruesome death, according to an amateur video that shows how brutal the uprising has become after a year of violent conflict. The unidentified man was a [...]

Syria: rebels repel government tanks on Homs

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BEIRUT – An activist group says Syrian rebels have repelled a push by government tanks into a key central town held by forces fighting against President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says Monday’s attempt to storm Rastan left at least three soldiers dead. Rastan has been held by the rebels [...]

Philippines: rebels ambush army troops, 5 die

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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine military says communist rebels have killed five soldiers and wounded two others in an ambush on the first day of a truce approved by President Benigno Aquino III. Regional army spokesman Maj. Eugenio Osias condemned the “heartless” attack Friday morning in southern Surigao del Sur province. He says the New [...]

Moldova hopes to end conflict with rebels in Ireland

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VILNIUS, Lithuania – The first talks in nearly six years between Moldova and the pro-Moscow separatist region of Trans-Dniester have concluded in Lithuania with an agreement for more meetings at the beginning of next year. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Audronis Azubalis said Thursday that negotiations focused on a “discussion of principles and procedures for the conduct [...]

Syrian troops storm rebel village, five people dead

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BEIRUT – Syrian activists say troops have stormed a village in the center of the country, leaving five people dead, while another person was shot in the restive town of Homs. The Local Coordination Committees activist group says security forces swept through the village of Traimseh in the central province of Hama early Thursday. It [...]

Western leaders now fear Islamization of Libya

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TRIPOLI, Libya – After giving a speech that emphasized the Islamization of Libya, the head of the transitional government is trying to reassure the Western powers who helped topple Moammar Gadhafi that the country’s new leaders are moderate Muslims. Just as in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, Islamists have emerged from yet another Arab Spring uprising [...]

Libyan rebels have a ‘sick’ ally

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TRIPOLI – Reporters who are in Libya witnessing the Gadhafi’s fall have come across a 21 year old math student from UCLA who is fighting the Libyan rebels’ cause in the front line. Chris Jeon bought a $800 one way plane ticket to Cairo and then made his way across the Libyan border where he [...]

In hiding but not surrendering

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TRIPOLI, Libya – In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi has warned that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle, a show of defiance hours after rebels extended a deadline for the surrender of the fugitive leader’s hometown. The rebels, who have been moving troops toward remaining Gadhafi bastions [...]

Fighting rages on

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TRIPOLI, Libya – Fresh fighting erupted in Tripoli on Tuesday hours after Moammar Gadhafi’s son turned up free to thwart Libyan rebel claims he had been captured, a move that seems to have energized forces still loyal to the embattled regime. Rebels and pro-regime troops fought fierce street battles in several parts of the city, [...]