Hamas and Israel reportedly reach ceasefire after violent exchange near Gaza left 3 dead

Ariel Schalit Israel and Hamas reportedly reached an uneasy ceasefire after a fiery night of rockets and bombings left three people dead and several others injured in Israel and near Gaza.  A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child were killed in Israeli airstrikes, while seven Israelis were wounded by Gaza rocket fire. The United […]

Taliban kills 30 Afghan soldiers, captures military base in 1st major attack since ceasefire

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, in their first major attack since a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Reuters reported. Provincial Governor Abdul Qafoor Malikzai said the Taliban attacked two security posts in the early hours. One military base was targeted […]

8 killed as violence fractures Nicaragua ceasefire

At least eight people have been killed in Nicaragua after violent clashes between authorities and demonstrators resumed just hours after peace talks. Outrage at President Daniel Ortega’s decision to slash pensions has sparked vicious confrontations between police and protesters since April. Despite an agreement earlier this week to discuss reforms, gunshots were heard in the […]

Afghan Taliban announce three-day ceasefire for Eid holiday for 1st time

Taliban militants in Afghanistan have announced they will suspend hostilities with the government forces for three days to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid. Foreign forces in Afghanistan are excluded from the truce, however. The announcement comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday declared his own unconditional, week-long ceasefire against the Taliban, but not […]

143k civilians & rebels left E. Ghouta amid humanitarian ceasefire – Russian MoD

Over 143,000 people, including tens of thousands of rebels and their families, have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta amid a ceasefire which also helped some 40,000 residents return to their homes, the Russian military said. “143,194 people in total, including 105,857 civilians as well as 13,793 militants and 23,544 members of their families have left eastern […]

Syria opposition shelling Damascus should comply with ceasefire – Lavrov

Actions by the Jaysh al-Islam terrorist group, which refused to let civilians leave eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, raise doubts about the sincerity of its intention to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2401, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks in Moscow with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday. Moscow says […]

‘Syrian ceasefire problematic because of sponsors fueling violence’

Terrorist groups have instructions to escalate violence in Syria, and are so desperate that they could resort to using chemical weapons, political science professor Maged Botros told RT. Syria’s ceasefire agreed upon by the UN Security Council on Saturday appears already to be unraveling with reports of violations in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. […]

Lavrov: US & allies refuse to amend UN draft to include guarantee militants honor Syria ceasefire

Washington and its allies refuse to amend a resolution drafted by the UN Security Council to include guarantees that militants will observe the ceasefire in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. Read more Russia is ready to vote for the UNSC draft, but for the proposal to yield real results, it needs “a formula […]

Ceasefire in Myanmar ends amid allegations of government-initiated ethnic cleansing

Thomson Reuters YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar authorities said there was no sign of attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants on Tuesday as a one-month insurgent ceasefire came to end. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) announced the ceasefire from Sept. 10 in order, they said, to facilitate aid deliveries to Rakhine State, where their attacks on […]

Baltimore’s ‘Nobody kill anybody’ ceasefire marred by 2 homicides

Published time: 6 Aug, 2017 16:50 An inaugural event to curb murders in one of America’s most violent cities was interrupted by the killings of two men on Saturday, though organisers insist that the ‘Baltimore ceasefire’ has not ended. Community leaders had called for a 72-hour ceasefire in the crime ravaged Maryland city, hoping to […]