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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian insurgents clashed in a town near the Turkish border on Monday as inter-rebel tensions spilled over, playing to President Bashar al-Assad's advantage with the government tightening its grip on rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

The confrontation in Azaz pitted a prominent Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group, the Levant Front, against...

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Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:18am

By Benjamin B.Tegbeh, Abidjan Correspondent

Former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace laureate Kofi Annan, who is also chairs The Elders, has welcomed what appears as the progress achieved in Côte d'Ivoire since the post-election crisis of 2010-2011.

After meeting with stakeholders representing the diversity of the political class and the Ivorian civil society, he acknowledged that many challenges remain before the 2015 presidential elections.

L-R: Former UN SG Kofi Annan and Ivorian President Alhassan Ouattara...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 9:06am

More than 31,000 Americans have signed a petition calling for British TV host Piers Morgan to be deported.

They are angry about his advocacy of gun control, in the wake of the 14 December shootings in Connecticut.

The petition followed an interview with Larry Pratt, director of Gun Owners of America, on CNN - in which Mr Morgan called his guest "a dangerous man".

Petitions posted on the White House website only require 25,000 signatures to get a response from the government.

The campaign was started by a journalist in Texas following Mr Morgan's...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 9:02am

At least two people have been killed and another 11 injured after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Burma, officials say.

The Air Bagan plane was carrying more than 60 passengers. Two Britons are believed to be among those hurt.

It was on its way from the city of Rangoon to Heho airport in Shan state when it crash-landed about 3km (two miles) from the runway.

Reports say a fire in one of the engines may have caused the accident.

Burmese government officials have confirmed a passenger was found dead inside the plane.


Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:52pm

UN Ambassador Susan Rice has withdrawn her name for consideration to succeed Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, the White House says.

In a letter to the president, Ms Rice said her confirmation process would be "disruptive and costly", NBC News said.