Afghanistan’s security forces have fought back a Taliban offensive in southern Helmand province, officials and residents have said, as the armed group launched assaults around the country after a missed United States deadline to withdraw troops. Attaullah Afghan, the head of Helmand’s provincial council, said the Taliban had launched its[…]
The UN special envoy to Yemen has called for immediate de-escalation as a drastic upsurge in fighting threatens to exacerbate the country’s long-running war and further complicate a fragile peace process. The renewed violence between a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition and Houthi rebels has reportedly caused hundreds of casualties since it[…]
The government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on parts of central Nigeria, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, after clashes killed at least 14 in the region. Conflict over grazing land and water, chiefly between semi-nomadic Muslim herders and Christian farmers, has piled pressure on authorities already facing an Islamist[…]
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine has escalated, with at least 13 civilians and fighters on both sides killed in the worst outbreak of violence in several weeks. The warring sides were locked in heavy battles for a third day on Tuesday at the government-held town[…]
At least 20 Houthi militia fighters were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen’s third-largest city Taiz on Thursday, a day after they pounded it with rockets, forces loyal to the government said. Taiz, considered Yemen’s cultural capital, has suffered huge destruction since becoming a main battleground in the conflict between[…]
Islamic State fighters battled rival insurgent groups on Wednesday north of the city of Aleppo, where officials say the Syrian army is preparing an offensive of its own backed by Iranian soldiers and Russian jets. A rebel fighter and a group monitoring the war said Islamic State fighters took control[…]
Supporters and opponents of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza have clashed near the state broadcaster’s headquarters in the capital Bujumbura. The fighting on Thursday comes a day after Major General Godefroid Niyombare, the country’s former intelligence chief, said he had deposed Nkurunziza in a coup while the president was on a[…]
Yemen’s besieged city of Aden has seen one of its worst days of violence yet, as Houthi fighters clashed with forces loyal to the country’s president for control of the city’s main airport. Sources told Al Jazeera on Thursday that fighting was raging at Aden’s international airport as Popular Resistance[…]
Fighting and Saudi-led air strikes targeting Houthi rebels have struck across Yemen, officials said, as the United Nations said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to completely fund a $273.7 million appeal for emergency humanitarian aid to the county. In the southern port city of Aden, Yemen’s second largest, forces loyal[…]
Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday that the separatists continued to attack government[…]
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