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#Ceasefire

# ceasefire - Saturday 24 September, 2016

At least 25 dead as air strikes pound Syrian city of Aleppo

The attack left a pool of blood and body parts strewn at the site, an AFP correspondent reported.

# ceasefire - Monday 19 September, 2016

UN aid convoy delivering food destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

A week-long ceasefire came to an end today with “non-stop” bombardment in some areas.

# ceasefire - Saturday 17 September, 2016

Putin appears to offer strongest support yet for Trump... without actually naming him

Putin has so far refused to publicly endorse either candidate. .

# ceasefire - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'The last chance to save Syria' - the ceasefire has held overnight

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it’s far too early to draw conclusions, but that the plan has a chance to work.

# ceasefire - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Fifty years of conflict in Colombia summed up in five key points

Here are the important points you should know about Colombia’s recent deadly history.

# ceasefire - Monday 29 August, 2016

Half-century-long war in Colombia comes to an end as historic ceasefire takes hold

Rebels and government forces have both agreed to the ceasefire, which began at midnight last night.

# ceasefire - Saturday 27 February, 2016

‘This is the first time we’ve woken up without the sound of shelling’

Fighting groups in Syria agreed to cease hostilities at midnight.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Syria’s leader says ceasefire “does not mean everyone stops using their weapons”

Bashar al-Assad said his troops would continue fighting “terrorists”.

# ceasefire - Friday 12 February, 2016

After five years and 250,000 dead, a ceasefire has been agreed in Syria

The International Syria Support Group also agreed “to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately”.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Gerry Adams: The IRA was never defeated

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking on the 10th anniversary of the formal end to the IRA’s armed campaign.

# ceasefire - Friday 17 October, 2014

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released

Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Russian troops are streaming out of Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko has said that there are now “good prospects for the peace initiative”.

# ceasefire - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

# ceasefire - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight

Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.

# ceasefire - Monday 1 September, 2014

Gerry Adams wants Dublin and London to counter “anti-agreement axis within unionism”

Adams was in The Guardian to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefire.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s Monday – here’s everything you need to know as you start your week.

# ceasefire - Sunday 31 August, 2014

‘Step away from conflict’: Martin McGuinness’s peace plea to dissidents

“I would urge dissident republicans still committed to armed actions to take that same step,” McGuinness said, as he marked the anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire in Derry.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

UN chief calls for “durable peace” in Gaza after indefinite truce

The ceasefire provides for the opening of border crossings.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

“I don’t want to live through a fourth war.” – Gaza erupts in peace celebrations

A long-term truce was signed today that will see an easing of the blockade on the enclave.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

The UNICEF chief in Gaza is doing a Reddit AMA today

Ask her anything.

A pregnant woman and four children have been killed in Gaza

The woman was nine months pregnant but medics were unable to save the foetus.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Palestinians flee homes with bags of clothes and mattresses as Israel raids start over

Truce designed to buy time for peace talks in Cairo was extended by a day within minutes of last night’s deadline.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Five more days of peace: Israel and Hamas agree to extend ceasefire

The previous 72-hour cessation ended at 9pm.

# ceasefire - Monday 11 August, 2014

Wounded Palestinians transferred to Turkey for treatment

A 72-hour ceasefire has held overnight which will allow talks to resume in Cairo.

# ceasefire - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Violence continues in Gaza with 30 air strikes, killing five Palestinians

The Palestinian interior ministry said Israeli jets destroyed three mosques, at least two of which were considered close to Hamas.

# ceasefire - Friday 8 August, 2014

Hamas rejects extension of ceasefire, but denies firing rockets

Israel says that two rockets were fired at the southern city of Ashkolon.

# ceasefire - Thursday 7 August, 2014

With six hours to go, no-one knows if the Gaza ceasefire will hold or not

“Right now there is uncertainty”.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Israel and Hamas appear at odds over prolonging ceasefire

The Hamas deputy leader said, “There is no agreement to extend the ceasefire.”

Fragile Gaza ceasefire enters second day

Talks are due to take place in Cairo today aimed at securing a permanent ceasefire.

# ceasefire - Friday 1 August, 2014

Israeli soldier was ‘dragged into a tunnel’ by Gaza militants, says IDF

62 people have been killed on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah today after the collapse of a US and UN brokered ceasefire

# ceasefire - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Strike on Gaza market during ‘partial ceasefire’ kills 17

Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Israel announces limited ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire

IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.

# ceasefire - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce

This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.

# ceasefire - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

# ceasefire - Friday 25 July, 2014

Gaza: Israel and Hamas ‘agree 12-hour ceasefire’

The US and UN are pushing for a seven-day halt in the violence, which has now killed more than 850 people.

# ceasefire - Monday 21 July, 2014

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza

The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.

# ceasefire - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

# ceasefire - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Israel and Hamas agree to five-hour stoppage of hostilities

The stoppage will allow aid reach Gaza.

# ceasefire - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ukraine rebels agree to ceasefire and peace talks

Militia strikes that have been at the heart of insurgency came to an abrupt halt in the late afternoon.

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