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Syria conflict: Opposition chief to attend Geneva talks

<b>The head of Syria's main opposition group has said he will attend planned peace talks in Geneva in January aimed at ending the civil war.</b><p>Ahmad Jarba said the Syrian National Coalition saw talks as a step towards "leadership transition", meaning President Bashar al-Assad's removal.<p>The Syrian …

US agrees to pay $50m after 'piracy' of software

<b>The US government has agreed to pay $50m (£31m) after it was said to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.</b><p>Apptricity, based in Texas, has provided logistics programs to the army since 2004.<p>The company said it had discovered last year the software had been installed on many more …

UN rules out swift peacekeeping deployment to Central African Republic

A UN peacekeeping force would take at least two or three months to deploy in the Central African Republic (CAR) even if there was a speedy UN security council resolution, Jan Eliasson, the UN deputy secretary general said on Wednesday.<p>The chronically unstable and landlocked country has plunged into …

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GOP message: Graham lauds troops

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham focused on giving thanks to the servicemen and women during the GOP weekly address on Thanksgiving.<p>“It is because of the bravery of our troops, and their willingness to endure tremendous hardships that we are able to be at home with our families this holiday season,” …

Malian fugitive 'Cheibani' recaptured by French troops

<b>A Malian man who escaped from prison in Niger where he was serving a sentence for killing four Saudi tourists, and allegedly assassinated a US diplomat has been recaptured, officials say.</b><p>French soldiers arrested Alhassane Ould Mohamed, also known as "Cheibani", in northern Mali on Tuesday.<p>He was …

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More Than 40 Killed In Libya Depot Blast As Clashes With Militants Continue

The incidents highlighted the turmoil in Libya where the government is trying to restore order in the oil producing country, which is awash with weapons after the 2011 ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.<p>The blast in Brak al-Chati, near the main southern city of Sabha, happened after a group of 43 locals and …