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Pelosi expected to get speaker nomination; rebels waiting for January

Pelosi expected to get speaker nomination; rebels waiting for JanuaryThe 78-year-old San Francisco liberal, a frequent target of Republican critics, faces a small faction of Democrats who are refusing to back her for the post in which she made history from 2007 to 2011 as the first woman speaker. Pelosi critic Representative Kathleen Rice said on Tuesday that while the rebels could not stop Pelosi from getting the Democratic caucus’ nomination for speaker at a closed-door party meeting on Wednesday, they could block her election on Jan. 3 when Pelosi must win a majority of the whole House, both Republicans and Democrats, to become speaker. No one has stepped forward to directly challenge Pelosi in Wednesday’s party election.



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Syria regime and rebels swap prisoners, Turkey says

Syria regime and rebels swap prisoners, Turkey saysThe Syrian government and rebels swapped prisoners Saturday in a “first important step” in building trust between the warring sides under a Russia-Iran-Turkey-brokered peace process, Turkey’s foreign ministry said Saturday. “Certain individuals” were exchanged simultaneously in northwest of Syria, near the town of Al-Bab close to Aleppo, the ministry said, calling it a “pilot project”. While it did not give a precise figure of detainees involved, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on sources in Syria, said 10 prisoners from each side were exchanged.



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6 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Kashmir, sparking protests

6 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Kashmir, sparking protestsSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Six rebels and an army soldier were killed in a gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, officials said, sparking violent protests by residents seeking an end to Indian rule over the disputed region and leaving a teenage boy dead and 20 people injured.



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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout: monitor

Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout: monitorRebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in northwest Syria, a monitor said Sunday, days after they were meant to have withdrawn such weapons from the area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said rebels in the zone fired several “mortar shells at an army position in nearby Hama province, killing two soldiers” late Saturday. Also on Saturday, rebels shelled Aleppo province from other parts of the demilitarised area, with no casualties recorded, the Britain-based monitor said.



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Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under dealSyrian rebels on Sunday denied pulling any heavy arms out of a major opposition bastion in the north, as the deadline to implement a demilitarisation deal there draws closer. Regime ally Moscow and rebel backer Ankara agreed earlier in September to create a buffer zone around the opposition stronghold of Idlib that would be free of both jihadists and heavy arms. The deal has so far averted a massive assault on the region by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, but its implementation is expected to be complex.



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Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4

Rebels say airstrike hits radio station in Yemen, killing 4SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels hit a local radio station in the Red Sea port province of Hodeida on Sunday, killing at least four people, a rebel official said.



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UN commission calls on rebels to leave cities in Syria's Idlib

UN commission calls on rebels to leave cities in Syria's IdlibA UN commission called on rebel groups in Syria’s Idlib province to leave urban areas to protect civilians from any looming regime assault.



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Syria rebels blow up bridges to hamper expected Idlib assault

Syria rebels blow up bridges to hamper expected Idlib assaultRebels from Syria’s Idlib have blown up two key bridges in a bid to hamper an expected government assault on the country’s last remaining rebel-held province, a monitor said on Friday. The bridges over the Orontes River linked areas of neighbouring Hama province, under government control, to rebel-held territory in Idlib, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The bridges were located in the Al-Ghab plain, which straddles Hama and Idlib provinces and could be one of the first targets of any government offensive.



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AP Explains: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels

AP Explains: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebelsBEIRUT (AP) — In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown.



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South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

South Sudan government and rebels reach peace dealBy Ali Abdelaty CAIRO (Reuters) – The president of South Sudan and head of the country’s main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday and hailed a new longed-for era of peace in the country. “I call on everyone as a leader of South Sudan that this agreement which we have signed today should be the end of the war and the conflict in our country,” said President Salva Kiir. South Sudan’s former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar said after the signing, “today we celebrate, not just in South Sudan, but throughout the world.” South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011, but civil war broke out two years later between the government led by Kiir and a rebel movement led by Machar.



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