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Hundred Ukrainian forces are bogged down near Ilovaysk east of the region's main city of Donetsk and have been trying to break out of encirclement

Ukraine President slams Russia for 'open aggression'

Monday 1 September 2014 12:15

Ukraine's military says its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country .

Ukraine President slams Russia for 'open aggression'

Monday 1 September 2014 12:15

Ukraine's military says its forces were battling a Russian tank battalion for control of a vital airport in the east of the country .

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Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights

Monday 1 September 2014 07:40

Heavy fighting between Syrian army forces and rebels erupted on the Golan Heights,it was unclear if either of the two sides had gained an advantage to control a key frontier crossing.

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Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli

Monday 1 September 2014 06:30

Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said.

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Israel shoots down drone

Sunday 31 August 2014 15:28

Israel's military said it shot down a drone that flew from Syria into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday.

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Poll shows Britain's UKIP to win parliamentary seat

Sunday 31 August 2014 14:43

UKIP will win its first directly elected parliamentary seat after the defection of a lawmaker from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party last week

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UN tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers

Sunday 31 August 2014 06:49

UN officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda.

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Ukrainian cargo plane with 7 on board crashes in Algeria: Official

Saturday 30 August 2014 16:44

A Ukrainian cargo plane with seven people on board crashed in Algeria's far south on Saturday.

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Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

Saturday 30 August 2014 11:51

President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward US airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering.

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UN mum on detained peacekeepers

Saturday 30 August 2014 06:52

The UN is remaining tight-lipped on efforts to release peacekeepers attached to its Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights, along the border with Syria.

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'SA has good cooperation with international countries'

Friday 29 August 2014 11:30

Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says South Africa has good cooperation with international countries.

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