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Stories with subject: Rebellions and uprisings
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 am
  • RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:15 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:52 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising.

  • Rebels kill 14 in anti-election campaign in India 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:16 am
  • PATNA, India - Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election.

  • Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:46 am
  • BEIRUT - The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated it as three rebel explosive experts and four assistants met inside, turning the villa to rubble in seconds.

  • Trinidad & Tobago ex-leader, coup target, dies 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:30 pm
  • PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, a former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister who was held hostage for days and shot during a bloody 1990 coup attempt, died Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 87.

  • Nigeria human rights advocate hails progress 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:05 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Two generals and top officials of Nigeria's feared State Security Service had to testify at the National Human Rights Commission's hearing on the killings of unarmed civilians - a "quantum leap" in accountability in Nigeria, according to the country's top rights advocate.

  • Century of clashes, compromise between UK, Ireland 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:10 pm
  • DUBLIN - Relations between Britain and Ireland have experienced a century of rebellion, terror and treaties, culminating in this week's first-ever state visit by Ireland's president. A look at key flashpoints:

  • Filipino rebels form party as they end rebellion 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:08 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines said Tuesday it had formed a political party as it turns away from a decades-long rebellion after signing a peace pact with the government.

  • Venezuela's street barricades a deadly protest 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:52 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - Like a beaver dam of urban detritus, the piles of tires, old mattresses and heavy steel grates in Venezuela's streets have sparked some of the most violent episodes of this tumultuous season of protest and repression.

  • Armed pro-govt militias roil Venezuela protests 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 5:00 pm
  • VALENCIA, Venezuela - The masked gunmen emerged from a group of several dozen motorcycle-mounted government loyalists who were attempting to dismantle a barricade in La Isabelica, a working-class district of Valencia that has been a center of unrest since nationwide protests broke out last month.

  • Nigeria's president criticizes northeast governors 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:58 pm
  • BAUCHI, Nigeria - President Goodluck Jonathan blamed governors in Nigeria's northeastern states for the country's Islamic uprising, saying their failure to provide social services created the climate for the insurgency that has killed more than 1,000 people so far this year.

  • Syrian-Armenian town's fate murky after rebel grab 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:19 pm
  • BADROUSIEH, Syria - When hundreds of residents of the postcard-pretty coastal Syrian village of Kassab fled this week, it bore historic weight: it was the third time since 1900 that ethnic Armenians there felt compelled to run for their lives.

  • Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:37 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III.

  • Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.

  • Egypt's mass verdicts show pressure on judiciary 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:27 pm
  • CAIRO - Egypt's judiciary is rife with judges who are sharp opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Echoes of Crimea keep Ukraine's east rumbling 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 6:26 pm
  • ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine - The disheveled men barricading the muddy lane leading into a military facility in this eastern Ukraine town say they are making a stand to defend the region's Russian-speaking majority.

  • Worries about unrest in Ukraine lead to recital 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 9:40 am
  • GOSHEN, Indiana - For weeks, Solomia Soroka focused on events in her former homeland, Ukraine, where a revolution suddenly turned into an invasion by Russia.