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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.

Turkey's Erdogan says military operation to make big sweep east across Syria

Turkish armoured vehicles.President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq -- a move which risks a possible confrontation with U.S. forces allied to the Kurds.


Syrian army presses offensive in last rebel stronghold of Idlib

The Syrian army is moving on Idlib.Syria’s army and its allies pressed further into the country’s largest remaining rebel stronghold on Sunday, capturing a town and several villages as they approached a military airport, a pro-Damascus media unit and a war monitor reported.


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