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Pakistan leader distances himself from army as crisis drags on

Pakistan leader distances himself from army as crisis drags on

Opposition leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri announced late on Thursday they would directly negotiate with army chief General Raheel Sharif.
South Africa finds four guilty of shooting Rwandan exile

South Africa finds four guilty of shooting Rwandan exile

Former Rwandan army chief General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa survived being shot in the stomach as he was being driven into his Johannesburg home in 2010.
Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Separatists say will allow 'trapped' Ukrainian forces to withdraw

It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first by Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the first word from the Ukrainian military was negative.
Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust

Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told his security chiefs the situation was "extraordinarily difficult ... but controllable" after Russian-backed rebels seized the town of Novoazovsk in the southeast of the former Soviet republic.
U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S. officials said. Germany said it was in talks with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State but made clear it would not participate.