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Almost 50 killed in Syria on ceasefire's last day

Air strikes killed 23 people at a holiday spot in Syria's Idlib province while at least 25 died when rebels shelled government-held areas of Aleppo city on Friday, the last day of a 72-hour ceasefire announced by the Syrian army, a war monit

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Aleppo ceasefire extended by 48 hours

A ceasefire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo will be extended by 48 hours beginning at 1 a.m. on Tuesday (2200 GMT Monday), state news agency SANA said on Monday, quoting the Syrian military high command. Aleppo, Syria's

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Yemen combat to halt April 10, talks week later

The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting at midnight on April 10 and peace talks in Kuwait beginning a week later, United Nations special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said. "This is re

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Guns fall silent as Syria truce takes effect

Guns mostly fell silent in Syria and Russian air raids stopped on Saturday, the first day of a cessation of hostilities that the United Nations has described as the best hope for peace in five years of civil war. Under the US-Russ

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Ceasefire takes hold in Syria

A cessation of hostilities in Syria came into effect at the agreed time of midnight on Saturday under a US-Russian plan which warring sides in the five-year conflict have said they would commit to. A cessation of hostilities in Sy

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Fighting must stop or Syria will split: Kerry

The government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and rebel groups accepted a plan for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday and the US warned it would be hard to hold the country together if the fighting did not stop.

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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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