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November 9, 1990 | Reuters
A Communist rebel leader has been captured, the second guerrilla chief to be arrested in four days, the Philippine military said Thursday. Vicente Martinez, chief of the outlawed Communist Party's Visayas command in the central Philippines, was arrested by military and police agents, a spokesman said.
November 18, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos
BEIRUT -- A major Syrian rebel group confirmed Monday the death of its military chief, signifying another blow to opposition forces reeling from government counter-attacks, internal divisions and Western alarm about the rapid growth of extremist factions linked to Al Qaeda. The Liwa Al-Tawheed brigade said in a video posted on YouTube that its military commander, Abdul Qader al-Saleh, also known as Hajji Marea, had passed to “martyrdom,” apparently after being injured last week in government air strikes.
October 2, 1986 | United Press International
The government today formally charged a captured top Communist guerrilla leader and two others with rebellion and rejected a rebel offer to resume cease-fire talks in exchange for their release. Prosecutors recommended rebel leader Rodolfo Salas, his wife, Josefina Cruz, and their bodyguard and driver, Jose Concepcion, be held without bail on the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of death.
September 23, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
A leader of an Al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria has been assassinated, activists said Monday, further inflaming hostilities between opposition fighters and potentially throwing into greater disarray those trying to oust President Bashar Assad. Abu Abdullah Libi, the self-styled emir of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the northern province of Idlib, was killed Sunday when the vehicle he was riding in was sprayed with bullets, rebels and activists said. One activist with close ties to the Islamic State said Libi was probably on his way to the village of Hazano, where fighting between his group and mainstream Free Syrian Army rebels erupted earlier in the day, in a bid to negotiate a cease-fire.
September 3, 1986 | United Press International
The presidential palace announced today that President Corazon Aquino will fly to southern Jolo island Friday to hold peace talks with the leader of a bloody Muslim separatist rebellion. A spokesman said Aquino will go to the island, 600 miles south of Manila, to meet Moro National Liberation Front Chairman Nur Misuari at the end of a four-day congress of Muslim insurgents and followers.
April 5, 2011 | By Ned Parker and Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
The top general for Libya's rebels lashed out at NATO forces for not doing enough against Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and threatened to take his complaint to the U.N. Security Council. "I would like to say to you people that NATO did not provide to us what we need," Abdul Fatah Younis said at a news conference in the rebel capital, Benghazi. Kadafi's forces and the rebels have reached a stalemate since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization began airstrikes in late March. The Security Council approved the bombardments to protect civilians at a time when Kadafi's fighters were on the doorstep of Benghazi.
March 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Ivory Coast's president signed a peace accord with the country's main rebel leader, calling for a new government to hold elections by year's end, and for the dismantling of a vast buffer zone separating the two sides. President Laurent Gbagbo and rebel leader Guillaume Soro agreed to form a unity government within five weeks and create a military command that would include rebel and army officials.
March 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Zapatista rebel leader Subcommander Marcos rejected Congress' initial proposal for dialogue with his movement, calling it "ridiculous." The announcement at a crowded news conference in Mexico City is a setback to efforts to quickly resolve the conflict in the southernmost state of Chiapas. The Zapatistas received the proposal Monday at a meeting with lawmakers to discuss an Indian rights bill. Marcos complained that it had no seal and wasn't signed. He called it "shameful . . . and humiliating."
August 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MEXICO * Scientists said they have found the remains of a rebel leader killed more than 27 years ago in the mountains of southern Mexico, ending the mystery surrounding his death. Scientists used DNA samples to identify Lucio Cabanas' remains, found in a makeshift grave in Atoyac de Alvarez, a city outside a major military base near the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, forensic archeologist Carlos Jacame said.
May 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
THE PHILIPPINES Philippine police captured a suspected Muslim rebel leader accused of masterminding recent deadly bombings, officials said. Authorities arrested Noor Mohammed Umog, who allegedly heads a special operations unit of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group, on Wednesday, police senior Supt. Bartolome Baluyot said.
August 31, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Patrick J. McDonnell
CAIRO - Syrian rebel commanders preparing for possible U.S. missile strikes against the government said Saturday that they were concerned President Obama's decision to seek congressional approval would mean one more broken promise of help. Obama's announcement came late in the day in the Middle East, and there was no immediate reaction from authorities in Damascus, the Syrian capital. The government labeled as lies U.S. accusations that Syria killed more than 1,400 people, including 426 children, in an Aug. 21 chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus.
August 9, 2013 | By James Rainey
The charismatic young social activist renowned for the breakout "Kony 2012" video on enslaved African children, and for a painfully public personal meltdown, returned to a public stage this week at UCLA, urging 1,500 acolytes to make their lives "bigger than your best dream. " Jason Russell, co-founder of the nonprofit Invisible Children, went to a psychiatric hospital after he was arrested for traipsing, naked, down a San Diego street. He said Thursday he felt guilt and embarrassment for distracting attention from the video - said to be the most viral in history - after it got more than 100 million views in just six days.
July 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
A Chechen rebel leader has encouraged Islamist militants in Russia's Northern Caucasus to target the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics. The Russians are spending an estimated $51 billion on the Games in Sochi in February, which would be a record budget for sport's grandest event. "They plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many dead Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea," Doku Umarov said in a video posted by the Kavkaz Center  website on Wednesday.
March 25, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The African Union suspended the Central African Republic on Monday and imposed sanctions after President Francois Bozize's ouster, warning that rebel coup leaders could face trial. In an ominous sign that could presage more fighting, the rebels appeared deeply divided, openly contradicting one another about who should be leader. One rebel leader threatened more violence, indicating he was willing to attack other rebels. South African President Jacob Zuma condemned the rebels as "bandits" at a news conference in Pretoria, confirming the deaths of at least 13 South African soldiers in a nine-hour battle.
December 18, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
A rebel leader accused of leading a brutal attack on a Congolese village nearly a decade ago was acquitted Tuesday by the International Criminal Court, which said prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Mathieu Ngudjolo was responsible for the mass rapes and murders that devastated the town. The decision was widely seen as a setback for war crimes prosecutors who already face steep obstacles in persuading witnesses to come forward and testify. It is the second verdict ever handed down by the court, which earlier convicted former warlord Thomas Lubanga of using child soldiers in the same Congolese conflict.
November 30, 2012
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been repeatedly ravaged by war, rebellion and attacks on civilians in the last two decades. Though the country is rarely without some skirmish going on somewhere - a result of a complicated history of rivalries among ethnic groups and constant conflicts over land ownership and resources - the government made a strategic move toward peace several years ago. It signed a treaty on March 23, 2009, with a rebel group...
August 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
TURKEY * Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, whom a Turkish court had sentenced to hang, praised Turkey's recent elimination of the death penalty and called on Kurds and Turks to live together as brothers, an Italian paper reported. Prison authorities allowed La Repubblica to put questions to Ocalan in writing.
August 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
George Speight, the rebel leader whose raid on Parliament plunged Fiji into two months of crisis, smiled and listened to cheers from hundreds of supporters as he was driven to court in Suva, the capital, to face charges. Speight was not required to enter a plea during the hearing at the Suva Magistrate's Court. The charges against him included treason, conspiracy to commit treason and being an accessory after the fact to treason.
January 22, 2012
SUNDAY Mind your manors: If you're a fan of the PBS miniseries "Downton Abbey" — aren't we all? — you might enjoy "Secrets of the Manor House," a new special offering historical background on domestic life during England's Edwardian era. (KOCE, 8 p.m.) Prettiest and littlest of those "Pretty Little Liars" on the hit teen drama, Lucy Hale, below, gets to play the good girl for a change in the made-for-cable musical fable "A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. " With Freddie Stroma.
October 15, 2011 | By Brian Bennett and Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
President Obama is sending about 100 special forces troops to central Africa to help target the leadership of the Lord's Resistance Army, a notorious militia that has been raping and pillaging in the remote jungles of northern Uganda and neighboring countries for more than two decades. The first team of armed advisors arrived in Uganda on Wednesday. Over the next month, the remaining U.S. troops, most of them Army Green Berets, will be sent to Uganda and surrounding countries, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Congo.
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