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# 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.

# ceasefire - Friday 26 October, 2012

Syria: 61 reported killed as truce collapses in several areas

The tenuous truce reportedly collapsed in several regions – giving an early evening death toll of 61 dead, including civilians, soldiers and rebels.

# ceasefire - Saturday 1 September, 2012

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began On This Day This post contains images

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began

The Troubles were far from over on 1 September 1994, but for the first time in many decades, the people of Northern Ireland seemed optimistic about peace.

# ceasefire - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

# ceasefire - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Syrian violence has worsened since ceasefire, says UN

Kofi Annan says the ceasefire plan he brokered “is clearly not being implemented”.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Downing of Turkish plane “unacceptable”, says NATO chief

NATO holding emergency consultations with Turkey following last week’s incident.

# ceasefire - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN: ‘Out of control’ Syria on the brink of civil war

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.

# ceasefire - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Syrians appeal to Irish government as explosion strikes Damascus

Call for Irish government to refer Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court.

# ceasefire - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria

Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing

Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral

Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.

# ceasefire - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# ceasefire - Monday 7 May, 2012

Who can become a UN observer?

And what dangers do they face on the ground?

# ceasefire - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Four students killed in assault on Syrian college

Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib

Human rights group says soldiers carried out summary executions and targeted civilians.

# ceasefire - Monday 30 April, 2012

‘Together we can make it’: UN observer chief appeals for Syrian ceasefire support

Major General Robert Mood says both sides of the Syrian conflict have to work to end violence.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Killing of Syrian activists “totally unacceptible” – Annan

Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.

# ceasefire - Monday 23 April, 2012

Syrian forces kill dozens after UN monitors’ visit

Government troops reportedly opened fire on the streets of Hamas, killing dozens and raising fears the regime is targeting opponents emboldened to protest by the UN monitors.

# ceasefire - Thursday 19 April, 2012

UN chief: Syrian government failing to comply with peace plan

Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply concerned”, but optimistic that progress can be made on Syrian peace plan.

# ceasefire - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# ceasefire - Sunday 15 April, 2012

UN approves first observers for Syria

The UN Security Council last night united behind a legally binding resolution calling for violence to end immediately and peace talks to begin in Syria.

# ceasefire - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote

The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.

# ceasefire - Friday 13 April, 2012

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire

The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.

# ceasefire - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria

A truce brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan appears to be holding, hours after another deadline passed this morning.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Syrians report heavy shelling – one day after ceasefire deadline

There is no sign of action on a ceasefire that was scheduled to begin yesterday.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

No sign of Syrian pullback as UN ceasefire deadline passes

The deadline for Syrian troops to withdraw from populated areas has passed amid reports that forces have attacked two towns. A TV journalist was killed on the Lebanon-Syria border yesterday.

# ceasefire - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

# ceasefire - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78

Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.

# ceasefire - Monday 22 August, 2011

Rocket fire from Gaza despite ceasefire

Israel’s Defence Forces say that southern Israel was attacked overnight, after a Hamas official said that a truce had been agreed.

# ceasefire - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Thailand, Cambodia reach truce after deadly week of fighting

The neighbouring countries have called a tentative truce after a week of bloody fighting at the border has left 15 people dead.

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