Latest Rebellions and uprisings News

UK lawmakers back landmark bill to gradually phase out smoking for good

Apr. 17, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government's plan for a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking cleared its first hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday despite vocal opposition from within Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party. The bill, a key policy...

Indian police kill 29 suspected Maoist rebels in a gunbattle in a central state

Apr. 16, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in India killed at least 29 suspected Maoist rebels in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, authorities said, three days ahead of the start of a national election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third term. According to a...

Islamic State-linked attackers kill at least 11 people and torch vehicles in eastern Congo

Apr. 15, 2024 07:04 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Extremist-linked rebels attacked villages in eastern Congo over the weekend, killing at least 11 people, torching vehicles and taking possessions, a local official said. The attacks occurred Saturday and were reported by the local mayor on Sunday. Allied...

Russian military trainers arrive in Niger as relations deteriorate with the US

Apr. 12, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Russian military trainers arrived this week in Niger to reinforce the country’s air defenses as the west African nation pulls away from close cooperation with the United States in counterterrorism efforts, turning instead to Russia for security. State...

Thai foreign minister urges Myanmar's military to avoid violent attack on border town its army lost

Apr. 12, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

MAE SOT, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s foreign minister on Friday said he urged Myanmar’s military authorities not to violently respond to its army’s loss of an important border trading town to its opponents, and that so far they seemed to be exercising restraint. Parnpree...

Three killed in Ethiopia shootout as regional rebellions spill into the capital

Apr. 12, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A shootout between militiamen and police officers killed three people Friday in the Ethiopian capital in a rare case of the country's many regional rebellions spilling into the city. The violence occurred near Millenium Hall in Addis Ababa’s downtown as...

Myanmar's ethnic Karen guerrillas claim to have seized the last army base defending key border town

Apr. 11, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Guerrillas from the Karen ethnic minority on Thursday claimed to have captured the last of the army’s outposts in Myawaddy township in eastern Myanmar, virtually clearing the way for them to take over the town of Myawaddy, the major crossing point for trade with Thailand. ...

Rohingya who moved to island in Bangladesh are learning job skills, says Japanese charity chief

Apr. 09, 2024 02:25 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Japan's Nippon Foundation will spend $2 million to help move tens of thousands more Rohingya refugees to a remote island in Bangladesh and provide them with skills training, the charity's chairman said. Speaking to The Associated Press on Sunday after a...

Ethnic guerrillas in Myanmar look set to seize an important town on the Thai border from military

Apr. 08, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Guerrilla fighters from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority claimed Monday to be close to seizing control of a major trading town bordering Thailand, as soldiers and civil servants loyal to the military government appeared to be preparing to abandon their positions. ...

Security forces kill 2 Papuan rebel leaders in shootout near jointly owned US-Indonesian gold mine

Apr. 07, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Two Papuan separatist leaders were killed in a shootout between security forces and their rebel group near one of the world’s largest gold mines in Indonesia’s restive Papua region, police said Sunday. Clashes Thursday between independence rebels of...