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Rocky Syria talks in Russia end, ignore key opposition demands

Syrian peace talks have led nowhere.A Syrian peace conference in Russia ended on Tuesday with a statement calling for democratic elections, but ignoring key opposition demands after a day marred by squabbles and heckling of the Russian foreign minister.


Rocky start for Syria talks in Russia as some delegates refuse to leave airport

A Syrian flag.A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday after some delegates opposed to President Bashar al-Assad refused to leave the airport on arrival and the Russian foreign minister was subjected to hostile heckling.


Yemen separatists capture Aden, government confined to palace

altSouthern Yemeni separatists took control of the port city of Aden after two days of fighting, residents said on Tuesday, confining the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to the presidential palace.

US delivers helicopters to bolster Jordan's border defences

Jordanian Black Hawk helicopters.The United States has delivered the last batch of Black Hawk helicopters for Jordan’s rapid deployment force to bolster border defences and engage in cross-border operations against Islamic militants.


Nearly 100 killed in ambulance blast in Afghan capital Kabul

A hundred people have been killed in a bombing in Afghanistan.A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded about 158 in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday when it blew up at a police checkpoint in a busy part of the city that was crowded with pedestrians.

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