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#Ceasefire

# 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

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

# 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.

# ceasefire - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Ukraine’s new president wants to talk to Russian rebels

Petro Poroshenko’s initiative follows his announcement on Friday of a week-long unilateral ceasefire in the government’s 10-week campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

# ceasefire - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# ceasefire - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

# ceasefire - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’

While the outbreak of violence in the Middle East is nothing new, Hillary Clinton’s willingness to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership certainly is, writes Dr Vincent Durac.

# ceasefire - Friday 23 November, 2012

Palestinian man shot dead near Gaza border

The man was the first casualty since the two sides agreed a ceasefire, with nineteen other Palestinians wounded by gunfire in the incident.

# ceasefire - Thursday 22 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas announced

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr announced that a truce has been agreed and a ceasefire will begin at 7pm GMT.

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal

Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes

The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day ceasefire exceeded 500.

# ceasefire - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

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