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Ceasefire deal sees jihadists take over Syria's Idlib: reports

Beirut - The main jihadist alliance in Syria's Idlib region reached a deal on Thursday ending days of deadly fighting with rival rebels and extending its influence over the whole rebel enclave.

Russia says Afghanistan talks postponed

Moscow - Russia said on Monday that international peace talks on Afghanistan have been postponed following a phone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani.

Afghanistan awaits Taliban response to truce offer

Kabul - Afghanistan was Monday awaiting the Taliban's response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal for a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

Kabul - Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after 17 years of war.

Afghan president offers Taliban new provisional ceasefire

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declared a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast Sunday, a move welcomed by Washington but yet to receive a reply from the militants themselves.

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Kabul - Afghanistan announced Thursday an apparently unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Kabul - Afghanistan announced Thursday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue.

Syria and IS reach truce after south Damascus battles

Beirut - Pro-government forces and the Islamic State group observed a brief ceasefire in southern Damascus Saturday, a monitor said, after weeks of deadly fighting in the jihadists' last stronghold in the Syrian capital.

ELN rebels say Colombia ceasefire to end, but can be extended

Quito - Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas are to end their 101-day ceasefire at midnight Tuesday, but the rebels' leader says there is a "consensus" on the need to extend it.

Syrian rebels say they downed regime plane, captured pilot

Birut - A Syrian rebel group said it shot down a government warplane on Tuesday and captured its pilot alive near a ceasefire zone in the war-ravaged country's south.

Quiet as ceasefire begins in south Syria: monitor

Birut - A ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan began at noon local time on Sunday, with a monitor reporting quiet in three southern provinces.

US, Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria

Hamburg - Russia and the United States have agreed to a ceasefire in southwest Syria starting from midday on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Friday."Today in Amman Russian, American and Jordanian experts...

Syria truce begins under deal backed by Russia, Turkey 

Damascus - A nationwide ceasefire in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey took effect at midnight (2200 GMT), in a potentially major breakthrough in the conflict of more than five years.

Turkey, Russia plan Syria ceasefire before New Year: Ankara

Ankara - Turkey and Russia are planning to implement a countrywide ceasefire in Syria before the start of the New Year, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

Syria rebels call for Aleppo truce, civilian evacuation

Aleppo - Syrian rebels in Aleppo city called Wednesday for an immediate five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians to other opposition-held territory in the northern province, a statement said.

Russia, China veto UN resolution demanding Aleppo truce

New York - Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.Venezuela also voted against the text, while Angola abstained. The 11 other council members voted in favor.

Fragile Yemen truce comes into effect under UN plan

Aden - A fragile ceasefire took effect in war-ravaged Yemen just before midnight Wednesday, under a United Nations plan, as combatants face mounting pressure to end more than 18 months of fighting.

Key dates in Yemen's 19-month conflict

Sanaa - A new UN-brokered ceasefire is due to take effect at midnight Wednesday in Yemen, where a 19-month conflict fuelled by rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran has killed almost 6,900 people.

Yemen fighting kills dozens ahead of truce

Aden - Clashes killed dozens of fighters across Yemen before a UN-brokered ceasefire was to begin Wednesday, as warring parties came under mounting pressure to end the two-year conflict.

Colombia's Santos extends ceasefire with FARC to December 31

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a ceasefire with the country's FARC guerillas has been extended until December 31 but that he hopes to have "a new agreement" for peace before that date.

FARC to maintain Colombia ceasefire: leader

Havana - Colombia's FARC rebels will continue to observe a ceasefire despite voters narrowly rejecting a peace deal between the guerrillas and the government, their leader said Monday.

US, Russia fail to renew Syria ceasefire deal

New York - The United States and Russia failed Friday to renew their pact to impose a ceasefire in Syria after a week of bitter diplomatic battles at the UN General Assembly.

Ukraine, rebels agree troop pullbacks in three areas: OSCE

Minsk - Negotiators sent by Kiev and pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday for the first time agreed to pull back troops from three areas along the battered frontline in east Ukraine.

Philippine govt, Communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

Oslo - The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas on Friday signed an indefinite ceasefire deal to facilitate peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies."This is a historic and unprecedented event ...

Syria rebels give truce brokers 48 hours to end regime assault

Birut - Rebel groups Sunday set a 48-hour deadline for the US and Russian sponsors of a February ceasefire in Syria's conflict to halt a regime offensive in the Damascus region.

Russia muscles into centre of peace drive on ground in Syria

- Two elderly men in chequered headdresses, a Syrian army officer and a Russian colonel sat at a plastic table by a desert road signing sheets of paper.

Yemen ceasefire holding despite rebel breaches: general

Sayyan - A ceasefire that took effect in Yemen at midnight was largely holding on Monday despite some violations by rebel fighters, said a general loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Yemen ceasefire due to begin at midnight

Sayyan - A UN-brokered ceasefire was due to take effect in Yemen late on Sunday ahead of a new attempt to reach a lasting peace deal in the war-wracked Arabian Peninsula country.

Two dead in Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes despite ceasefire

Bakou - Two ethnic Armenian troops died in fighting with Azerbaijani forces Friday as the archfoes accused each other of breaching a ceasefire that halted the worst outbreak of violence in decades over a disputed breakaway region.

Fragile truce holds in Karabakh after deadly clashes

- Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Wednesday said they were largely observing a truce that halted four days of clashes which claimed scores of lives in the worst outbreak of violence in decades over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.
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Hundreds of Ukrainians rally in August at defense ministry offices in Kiev to protest the government's handling of the war with pro-Russia rebels in the eastern half of the country.
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Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21  2013
Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21, 2013
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discuss the situation in Ukraine in March while walking across the lawn at Winfield House in London.
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
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Israel's Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, announces cease-fire
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Neighbors view damage to the Kaware family home in northern Gaza, where eight people died last month in an Israeli air strike.
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