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UN court rejects Ukraine bid for measures against pro-Russian rebels

The International Court of Justice said Ukraine did not provide enough evidence of Russia's alleged role in the conflict, now in its fourth year.

The International Court of Justice said Ukraine did not provide enough evidence of Russia's alleged role in the conflict, now in its fourth year.

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Could military robots enforce safe havens in Syria?

By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The

By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The

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Explosion hits evacuation convoy in Syria

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.

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Thousands in South Sudan flee upsurge in ethnic killings

UN says makeshift refugee camps on the border with Uganda are full to over flowing following a further spread in ethnic killings

UN says makeshift refugee camps on the border with Uganda are full to over flowing following a further spread in ethnic killings

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Russia: US strikes on Syria 'play into hands of extremists'

Russia’s foreign minister has said that last week’s US missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase plays “into the hands of extremists” and further threaten regional and global…

Russia’s foreign minister has said that last week’s US missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase plays “into the hands of extremists” and further threaten regional and global…

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French police find weapons and explosives as ETA disarms

The recovery of the arms caches follow the end of the Basque separatist movement's violent campaign and promise to disarm.

The recovery of the arms caches follow the end of the Basque separatist movement's violent campaign and promise to disarm.

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Madrid dismisses ETA's planned disarmament

There have been mixed reactions after ETA said it will give up all its weapons this Saturday.

There have been mixed reactions after ETA said it will give up all its weapons this Saturday.

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Spain on threshold of an end to ETA and domestic terrorism

With ETA having promised to disarm and the decision receiving support from the Basque parliament, Spain may be about to see an end to 50 years of domestic terrorism.

With ETA having promised to disarm and the decision receiving support from the Basque parliament, Spain may be about to see an end to 50 years of domestic terrorism.

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Trump says strike was in the 'vital national security interest of US'

Friday morning’s missile strike was the toughest direct US action yet in Syria’s civil war, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran, the Assad regime’s two main military…

Friday morning’s missile strike was the toughest direct US action yet in Syria’s civil war, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran, the Assad regime’s two main military…

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ETA militant group 'a disarmed organization'

The Basque separatist group ETA issues a statement claiming it is now 'a disarmed organization'.

The Basque separatist group ETA issues a statement claiming it is now 'a disarmed organization'.

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Syria again rejects claims it was behind chemical attack

There are more strong denials from the Syrian government amid worldwide condemnation of the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people including children.

There are more strong denials from the Syrian government amid worldwide condemnation of the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people including children.

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Russia says bombed rebel weapons dump caused Syria 'chemical attack'

Russia has said chemical weapons that killed as many as 100 people in the town of Idlib leaked from a rebel weapons facility after it was bombed by the Syrian air…

Russia has said chemical weapons that killed as many as 100 people in the town of Idlib leaked from a rebel weapons facility after it was bombed by the Syrian air…

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Colombia bombardment kills 10 ELN rebels

Colombia’s military has killed ten members of the country’s second biggest rebel group, including a number of women.

Colombia’s military has killed ten members of the country’s second biggest rebel group, including a number of women.

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Civilians used as human shields in Mosul

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

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Drone footage shows over 100, 000 Houthi supporters at Sanaa rally

Aerial footage shot in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on March 26 shows over one hundred thousand individuals gathered to show their support for the Houthi movement.

Aerial footage shot in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on March 26 shows over one hundred thousand individuals gathered to show their support for the Houthi movement.

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Sanaa rally marks two years of conflict in Yemen

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied on the streets of the Yemeni capital in support of the Houthi movement.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied on the streets of the Yemeni capital in support of the Houthi movement.

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Afghan Taliban capture key Sangin district in Helmand

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out.

Taliban fighters have captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern Afghan province of Helmand after security forces pulled out.

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Ukraine: Mass evacuations after weapons depot blast

Some 20,000 people were being evacuated on Thursday after explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine, in what is being treated as an act of sabotage.

Some 20,000 people were being evacuated on Thursday after explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine, in what is being treated as an act of sabotage.

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Homs: hundreds leave the city's last bastion

Eyewitnesses say rebels and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city. The Russian-backed deal with the government is expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

Eyewitnesses say rebels and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city. The Russian-backed deal with the government is expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

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Dozens killed in air strike on mosque in Syria

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded, when an air strike hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, near Aleppo in Syria.

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded, when an air strike hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, near Aleppo in Syria.

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Syrian crisis 'worst man-made disaster since WWII' - UN

The UN's OHCHR hears of 'torture, executions and unfair trials' in Syria, while a separate UN commission accuses the Syrian Air Force of war crimes.

The UN's OHCHR hears of 'torture, executions and unfair trials' in Syria, while a separate UN commission accuses the Syrian Air Force of war crimes.