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Stories with subject: Rebellions and uprisings
  • Colombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 10:44 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week.

  • 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-23-15 6:25 pm

    DUBLIN - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."

  • Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 2:55 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.

  • South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:49 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.

  • Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 2:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday elevated Tunisia to new allied status, promising financial and security assistance to ensure the North African country's transition to democracy remains a success in a fragile region.

  • Revolt from indigenous base challenges Bolivia's Morales story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 9:22 am

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Just months after President Evo Morales won re-election with a convincing three-fifths of the vote, Bolivia's first indigenous president is suddenly up against a formidable opposition.

  • Tamil leaders honor dead from Sri Lankan war at battle zone story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 1:04 pm

    MULLIVAIKKAL, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil politicians, religious leaders and civilians gathered Monday under heavy surveillance at memorial ceremonies on the battleground where thousands died in the final days of the decades-long civil war that ended in 2009.

  • Egypt's stock market soars after halt of capital gains tax 
    Updated: May-18-15 11:04 am

    CAIRO - Egypt suspended a capital gains tax on Monday, sending shares soaring after a months-long downturn in which investors had complained of a lack of clarity about the new taxes, with some even taking the government to court.

  • Macedonia divided: Corruption, armed rebellion splits nation story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 1:52 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's short history of independence has been a troubled one - and its political turmoil appears to be getting worse.

  • Mediator: Main rebel group did not sign Mali peace accord 
    Updated: May-15-15 6:25 pm

    BAMAKO, Mali - Mali's main separatist Tuareg rebel group did not sign a peace accord that the government and other armed groups agreed to on Friday, dimming prospects of stability in the West African country.

  • Cairo subway thrives beneath the chaos 
    Updated: May-14-15 2:11 pm

    CAIRO - Far below the gridlocked streets of Egypt's capital, a virtual second city thrives.

  • Cairo subway thrives beneath the chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 9:17 am

    CAIRO - Far below the gridlocked streets of Egypt's capital, a virtual second city thrives.

  • Holy Land Christians celebrate sainthood of Arab nuns 
    Updated: May-13-15 3:05 am

    JERUSALEM - The Holy Land's Christians are excitedly preparing for next week's canonization of two Arab nuns, bringing some joy to a tiny community that has had little to celebrate in recent years.

  • Flag dispute sparks divisions, mistrust in Syria opposition story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 5:44 pm

    BEIRUT - The divisions and mistrust that have long plagued Syria's rebellion against President Bashar Assad erupted once more on Tuesday - this time over the flag.

  • French president makes unprecedented state visit to Haiti story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 5:22 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the first president of France to make a formal state visit to Haiti, where bountiful resources and brutal plantation slavery made it the European nation's most profitable colony before an independence uprising more than two centuries ago.

  • French Senate approves pro-business reform bill 
    Updated: May-12-15 12:04 pm

    PARIS - France's conservative-led Senate has approved a pro-business economic reform bill that the Socialist government has promoted despite a rebellion within its own ranks.

  • Despite majority, UK's Cameron faces Conservative rebellion story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 5:43 am

    LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives may have won the British election and ushered their coalition partner out the door, but that doesn't mean it's all smooth sailing for his government for the next five years.

  • 'Jon Stewart of Egypt' eyes next project after Harvard stint story has photos
    Updated: May-10-15 11:43 am

    BOSTON - Bassem Youssef, the man dubbed the "Jon Stewart of Egypt," is eyeing new projects after teaching students at Harvard University's prestigious Kennedy School of Government how satire can disrupt the social and political order.

  • Court sentences Egypt's Mubarak, sons to 3 years in prison story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 2:22 pm

    CAIRO - A Cairo court sentenced Egypt's deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday - a punishment that authorities may deem as having already been served but one which, if it withstands appeal, would officially establish Mubark as a convicted criminal years after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled him.

  • Cuban dictator's legacy lives on in Daytona art collection 
    Updated: May-09-15 10:22 am

    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The Cuban art collection at the Museum of Arts & Sciences attracts busloads of Cuban-Americans from South Florida to see an exhibit that chronicles 300 years of Cuban history and culture.

  • Cuban dictator's legacy lives on in Daytona art collection 
    Updated: May-09-15 12:21 am

    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - The Cuban art collection at the Museum of Arts & Sciences attracts busloads of Cuban-Americans from South Florida to see an exhibit that chronicles 300 years of Cuban history and culture.

  • Syria rebels cast doubt on US training program 
    Updated: May-08-15 1:40 pm

    BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Friday voiced deep reservations about a U.S. program to train moderate rebels that American and Jordanian officials say has kicked off in Jordan, dismissing it as a drop in the ocean that would not change realities on the ground.

  • Syrian rebel training has started in Jordan story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-07-15 5:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - After months of delays and vetting, the training of moderate Syrian rebels has started in Jordan as part of a broader effort to build a force capable of fighting Islamic State extremists, U.S. and Jordanian officials said Thursday.

  • Analysis: New Netanyahu government headed for turmoil 
    Updated: May-07-15 2:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided.

  • Philippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels 
    Updated: May-06-15 7:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines - A Filipino bomb-maker who was one of the country's top terror suspects was killed by Muslim rebels who earlier signed a peace deal with the government, the Philippine military said Wednesday.