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Islamist Fighters Seize Southern Border Crossing in Syria

Voice of America reports on developments in the war in Syria: The hardline Ahrar al-Sham group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival Islamist … Continue reading

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Saudi air war struggles to make gains as Yemen fragments

The Washington Post reports on developments in Yemen as the situation there deteriorates: Two weeks into a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, the airstrikes appear to have accelerated the country’s fragmentation into warring tribes and militias and done little to … Continue reading

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Farming plan takes root to help north Mali despite drought, conflict

Reuters reports on a plan being implemented by a U.N. agency and the government of Mali to help those living in the north of the country who have recently been affected by drought and conflict: The Malian government and a … Continue reading

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Islamic State fighters take on Libya’s rival government forces

Reuters reports on the current situation in the ongoing conflict in Libya: Militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State fought forces loyal to Libya’s two rival governments in the central city of Sirte and further east in Benghazi, state media and … Continue reading

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Libya chaos deepens as Isil strikes threaten to halt oil production and government bombs Tripoli airport

The Telegraph reports on developments in the conflict in Libya: Libya may be forced to cease all oil production after suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists attacked three oilfields and the national army bombed an airport … Continue reading

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Coup Fears Rise in Yemen as Rebels Storm Palace

The New York Times reports on developments in an internal conflict in Yemen: Houthi rebel militiamen seized control of the palace of Yemen’s president and clashed with guards outside his residence on Tuesday in an escalation of the violent crisis that … Continue reading

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China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

The Guardian reports on a recent shift in Chinese foreign policy in regard to conflicts on the African continent: China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated … Continue reading

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Massacre result of enduring conflict

The Times of India reports on a recent act of violence in relation to an internal conflict in India’s Assam region: The killing of over 60 Adivasis by armed rebels of National Democratic Front of Boroland’s Songbijit faction (NDFB-S) in … Continue reading

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World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

This article by the Independent greatly illustrates the prevalence of internal and external conflict amongst the nations of the world at this time: With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international … Continue reading

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