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A Ukrainian tank drives down a street on the outskirts of the strategic coastal city of Mariupol following an evening of heavy shelling by Russian backed separatists on Sept. 7, 2014 in Mariupol, Ukraine. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘There Is No Cease-Fire For Anyone': Clashes Break Out Outside Rebel-Held Ukrainian City Following Truce

Clashes broke out Sunday outside the main rebel-held city in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt.

09/07/2014

A Pro-Russian fighter stands on Sept. 2, 2014 on a road to Donetsk airport. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro-Russian Rebels Soften Demand For Full Independence From Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

09/02/2014

Pro-Russian fighter stand in Troitsko-Khartsyzk, 30 Km east of Donetsk, on Aug. 28, 2014. (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Official: Russia Wants To Turn Eastern Ukraine Into A ‘Frozen Conflict’

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine’s overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

08/28/2014

A rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Allepo. (MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In Syria

Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.

01/11/2014

Sen. John McCain speaks during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on the shores of the Dead Sea, 55 kilometers southeast of the Jordanian capital Amman, on May 25, 2013. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

McCain Had Syria Trip Planned ‘For Weeks, If Not Months’

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels.

05/28/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria's opposition to help them "fight for the freedom of their country" if President Bashar Assad's regime doesn't engage in peace talks in good faith. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images).

Kerry: US Prepared To Help Syrian Rebels ‘Fight For The Freedom Of Their Country’

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and its Arab and European allies will step up their support for Syria’s opposition to help them “fight for the freedom of their country” if President Bashar Assad’s regime doesn’t engage in peace talks in good faith.

05/22/2013

The Syrian government wants more details before deciding whether to take part in a proposed U.S.-Russian initiative to negotiate a peaceful end to Syria's crisis, the country's information minister said, staking out a similar position to the main opposition group. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages).

Before Peace Deal, Syria Wants More Details About US-Russian Plans

The Syrian government wants more details before deciding whether to take part in a proposed U.S.-Russian initiative to negotiate a peaceful end to Syria’s crisis, the country’s information minister said, staking out a similar position to the main opposition group.

05/14/2013

President Barack Obama says the situation in Syria has reached, in his words, a ‘‘critical juncture.’’ (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Obama Says Syria Situation Has Hit ‘Critical Juncture,’ Directs Aid To Rebels

President Barack Obama says the situation in Syria has reached, in his words, a ‘‘critical juncture.’’

04/12/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia's top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soon step up aid to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Meeting With Syrian Rebel Leaders

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia’s top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soon step up aid to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

04/10/2013

The U.S. ambassador to Syria said Wednesday the Obama administration has no evidence to support President Bashar Assad's claims that U.S.-backed rebels used chemical weapons in northern Syria, but is looking carefully at the conflicting reports. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ambassador: No Chemical Weapons Used By US-Backed Syrian Rebels

The U.S. ambassador to Syria said Wednesday the Obama administration has no evidence to support President Bashar Assad’s claims that U.S.-backed rebels used chemical weapons in northern Syria, but is looking carefully at the conflicting reports.

03/20/2013

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