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Syrian militants capture 43 UN soldiers, 81 trapped

Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Saudi deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, but Baghdad denied this and said the frontier remained under its full control. Th

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BREAKING NEWS: Saudi deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday. The Dubai-based satellite channel said it had obtained a vi

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120 dead in fighting between Yemen rebels, govt forces

At least 120 people were killed in northern Yemen on Monday in fighting between Shi'ite Muslim Houthi rebels and government forces before a ceasefire was agreed, a Yemeni official said on Tuesday. Ahmed Al-Bekry, deputy govern

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20 Yemen soldiers killed in attack

Twenty Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack on a military checkpoint in the eastern province of Hadramout, state news agency Saba said on Monday quoting a local official. Yemen has been in turmoil since mass protests forced lo

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Crackdown makes Cairo a ghost town after dark

When night falls in Cairo, a security crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood quickly turns the Arab world's most vibrant city into a ghost town run mostly by vigilantes eager to hunt down members of the Islamist group. The sound

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US to meet Taliban to seek Afghan peace

The United States and the Taliban raised hopes for a negotiated peace in Afghanistan with commitments to meet this week after 12 years of bloody and costly war between American-led forces and the insurgents. The Taliban opened an

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5 US soldiers killed in Afghan bomb attack

Five US soldiers were killed by a bomb in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar on Saturday, a US authorities said, capping off one of the bloodiest weeks for international forces this year. The attack underscored the dang

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India accuses Pakistan of killing soldiers

India accused old enemy Pakistan of sending troops across the heavily militarised line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, and said two of its soldiers were killed and one wounded in a gunfight. The body of one of

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17 Turkish soldiers killed in copter crash

Seventeen Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed in southeastern Turkey due to bad weather conditions, the area's governor said. The Sikorsky helicopter crashed on Herekol mountain, in the Perva

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