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  • M23 rebels gather  in the eastern Congo town of Sake, some 27 kms west of Goma, Thursday Nov. 29, 2012. Rebels, who last week seized one of the most important cities in eastern Congo and advanced beyond, said Thursday that they had pulled back several miles (kilometers ) to the town of Sake and were on track to leave the key city of Goma by Friday, in accordance with a deadline imposed by the international community.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    UN says Congo's defeated M23 rebels active again

    The top U.N. envoy in Congo said Monday there are "credible reports" that the M23 rebel group is recruiting fighters and resuming activities despite last month's peace agreement with the Congolese government following its military defeat.

  • **FILE** M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in the eastern Congo town of Sake, some 27 kms west of Goma, on Nov. 30, 2012. (Associated Press)

    U.S. diplomat calls for international action in Congo

    The international community has "a moral imperative" to end the violence that has killed more than 5 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1998, the State Department's top diplomat for Africa said Monday.

  • Congolese government soldiers patrol the streets of Minova under their control on Sunday. Government troops remain in Minova after a failed attack on M23 on Thursday. Regional leaders meeting in Uganda called for an end to the advance by rebels toward the capital. (Associated Press)

    Congo in talks with rebel group

    Congolese officials were in talks Sunday with representatives of M23, the rebel group that last week took control of the eastern Congo city of Goma, according to Ugandan officials.

  • **FILE** M23 rebels conduct training exercises in Rumangabo, Congo, on Oct. 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Congo rebels, army clash at Goma's edge

    Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda resumed mortar and machine gun fire on Monday at a village just 3 kilometers (2 miles) outside of the crucial, provincial capital of Goma, hours after saying they were halting fighting in order to negotiate with the government of Congo.

  • Rebels advance to outskirts of provincial capital in Congo

    A Rwandan-backed rebel group advanced to within two miles of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come so close since 2008.

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    Diplomats said Iran is on the threshold of boosting output of material that can be turned into weapons-grade uranium used in nuclear warheads.

  • Soldiers from the M23 rebel group show off July 7, 2012, in Bunagana, Congo, weapons captured from government troops, who fled to neighboring Uganda a day earlier as the rebel group took control of the border town. (Associated Press)

    Congo rebels seize eastern town after army flees

    Rebels have seized a town on volatile eastern Congo after the army fled their advance, a local official said Sunday.

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