Taliban fighters have killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor told Reuters news agency. The attack early on Wednesday comes days after Taliban said they would resume fighting despite President Ashraf Ghani extending the Eid ceasefire[…]
With Russia’s backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations as the death toll topped 500 people in the seven day bombing campaign. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government[…]
A ceasefire has been declared in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, a rebel bastion near Damascus, to run from midnight last Sunday to March 20, Russia’s defence ministry said. “A ‘regime of silence’ has been introduced from 00:01 on March 6 to 23:59 on March 20 (Damascus time) in the area of[…]
A nationwide ceasefire in Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey, which back opposing sides in the conflict, came into force at midnight on Friday, local time, in the latest attempt to end almost six years of bloodshed. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced[…]
The Syria truce negotiated by Russia and Turkey is “only a first step” down a road towards political settlement, but it may prove to be long-lasting due to the ability of the parties to speak to the government and the rebels, Osman Faruk Logoglu told RT. The new ceasefire plan,[…]
The Arab coalition supporting Yemen’s government against Iran-backed Houthi militias said a 48-hour ceasefire ended at midday (0900 GMT) Monday due to repeated violations by Houthi militias and their allies. “There is no respect (for the truce), only violations,” the coalition spokesman Major General Ahmed Assiri said, adding that there[…]
A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia began at sundown on Monday, coinciding with the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, but there are concerns about whether it will hold. Several hours into the ceasefire, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said major conflict zones across[…]
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has declared a “unilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities”, and ordered government troops to “disengage” from fighting rival forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar, following days of violence that left hundreds dead. The order, which was announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Ateny Wek[…]
An agreement has been reached with Russia to extend a ceasefire in Syria to Aleppo province, including the besieged city of Aleppo, the US State Department said. The expansion went into effect on Wednesday just after midnight in Damascus (02:00 GMT), the State Department said, noting an “overall decrease in violence” since[…]
Syria’s landmark ceasefire was threatening to fall apart after a surge of fresh fighting, especially in northern Aleppo province, just as peace talks were set to resume in Geneva on Wednesday. The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, who has said the negotiations will be “crucially important,” was in Iran[…]
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