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Ebola-hit Congo to deploy security forces to protect health workers

Ebola-hit Congo to deploy security forces to protect health workers

Congo will deploy security forces to protect teams transporting the bodies of Ebola victims for burial, the government said, after several attacks on health workers during the latest Ebola outbreak ...

Taliban storm northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

Taliban storm northern base as Afghan forces fight in Ghazni

Taliban fighters overran a northern Afghan army base, killing at least 17 soldiers with dozens feared captured in a stinging blow to security forces already struggling to push insurgents from eastern Ghazni.

4 security members, 3 militants killed in Jordan shootout

4 security members, 3 militants killed in Jordan shootout

In a huge security operation, Jordanian forces laid siege to the building in a residential part of Salt on Saturday night in a search for those responsible for a bomb attack on Friday on a police van.

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Taliban fighters continued to roam Ghazni, torching government offices and in control of several police checkpoints.

Gunmen storm Iraqi Kurdish governor's office, one killed

Gunmen storm Iraqi Kurdish governor's office, one killed

Initial reports said two gunmen had stormed the building in Erbil in the early morning and had shot and wounded a policeman.

30 Afghan soldiers killed by Taliban in major attack since truce

30 Afghan soldiers killed by Taliban in major attack since truce

Taliban militants killed 30 members of the Afghan security forces in an ambush in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday.

Nine civilians killed in eastern Afghan province

Nine civilians killed in eastern Afghan province

The incident underlines the daily risks facing Afghan civilians as fighting has intensified since the Taliban launched its annual spring offensive last month.

Brazil's security forces ordered to remove trucker blockades

Brazil's security forces ordered to remove trucker blockades

Brazilian President Michel Temer ordered security forces on Friday to clear roads blocked by truckers staging a five-day-old strike that has left the country virtually paralysed.

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

The government on Monday seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighbourhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad, putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012.

Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces in western city

Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces in western city

Taliban fighters battled police and troops in the western city of Farah overnight, officials said, as security forces struggled to regain control of a city that has been under growing pressure from the militants for months.

Afghan forces foil attacks on government building, hospital

Afghan forces foil attacks on government building, hospital

Afghan security forces arrested seven suspected militants who were planning to attack a government-run hospital and an interior ministry office in the capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said.

Madagascans return to protests after clashes

Madagascans return to protests after clashes

Hundreds of Madagascan opposition supporters returned to the streets on Monday to protest against the president and a deadly crackdown by security forces on an anti-government demonstration.