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Rival Taliban factions agree on ceasefire

Rival factions of the Afghan Taliban agreed to stop deadly infighting, officials said, but tensions remained over the status of new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who has not been seen since reportedly being shot last month. Leader

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At issue in U.N. Syria ceasefire plan: Who is a terrorist?

A UN plan to suspend Syria's nearly five-year-old civil war calls for listing which militant groups may be fought despite an eventual ceasefire, one of the toughest issues vexing diplomats trying to end the conflict. A UN draf

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UN adjourns Yemen talks to Jan 14, seeks full ceasefire

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to meet for a second round of talks starting on January 14 but first need to agree a permanent ceasefire, the United Nations envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said on Sunday. Yemen's warrin

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Yemen negotiators agree to set up ceasefire panel

Yemeni negotiators taking part in UN-sponsored peace talks agreed on Saturday to form a committee to oversee a fragile ceasefire after fresh fighting imperilled their efforts to end Yemen's civil war, sources close to the talks told Reuters.

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Yemen peace talks begin, ceasefire takes effect

A ceasefire took effect in Yemen on Tuesday as parties to the civil war started United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting that have killed nearly 6,000 people, a UN spokesman said.

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Yemen ceasefire to begin today as UN talks open

A ceasefire to halt nine months of war in Yemen will take hold at noon local time (0900 GMT) on Tuesday, coinciding with the start of UN-backed peace talks in Switzerland, the Saudi-led coalition said. "The command of the coa

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Yemen humanitarian ceasefire 'within days'

Yemen's warring parties are expected to announce a humanitarian ceasefire within days before UN-sponsored talks to end a civil war that has killed nearly 6,000 people, an official from President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government said o

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Bahrain ready for a peace dialogue with Iran

The only solution to the ‘regional war’ with Iran is ceasefire talks, according to Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. Bahrain is prepared to start a dialogue with Tehran if the Persian state is wil

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Ceasefire breaks down in three areas in Syria

A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and two villages to the north has broken down after renewed shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.   The truce b

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Ceasefire in Syrian town, villages extended

A ceasefire between the warring sides in a Syrian town and two villages has been extended until Sunday (August 16), sources on both sides said on Friday.   The ceasefire between rebels on one hand and the Syrian

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