Russia failing to fully implement Ukraine ceasefire: US

Russia is failing to fully implement a ceasefire deal agreed in eastern Ukraine despite its hopes of seeing European sanctions eased, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

US says Russia air defence systems inside Ukraine

The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defence systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian rebels in breach of a European-brokered truce.

Assad says Turkey torpedoed UN Aleppo truce plan

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighbouring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo, in comments published on Friday.

Armenian troops kill Azerbaijani soldier in fresh clashes: Baku

 Armenian forces on Thursday killed an Azerbaijani soldier in the latest breach of a ceasefire between the arch-foes locked in a simmering conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, officials in Baku said.

Ukraine ceasefire under pressure as four-way talks resume

The French, German, Russian and Ukranian foreign ministers met to review a shaky ceasefire in separatist-held east Ukraine Monday as surging fighting around hotspots put fresh pressure on the accord.

US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

The United States and European powers pressed Libya`s rival factions to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks restarting on Monday, as two attacks on foreign embassies were linked to Islamic State militants.

US, Europe demand Libya ceasefire as embassies attacked

The United States and European powers pressed Libya`s rival factions to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks restarting on Monday, as two attacks on foreign embassies were linked to Islamic State militants.

World powers call for `unconditional` Libya ceasefire

European powers and the United States pressed Libya`s rival factions Sunday to set an "unconditional" ceasefire at talks on forming a unity government to halt the country`s conflict.

Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen a 'mistake', don't kill innocent children: Iran Prez
Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen a 'mistake', don't kill innocent children: Iran Prez

Denouncing the air strikes led by Saudi Arabia against Yemen's Houthi rebels, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called for a ceasefire, and said that the bombing campaign in the strife-torn nation was a “mistake”.

Ukraine accuses separatists of repeated ceasefire violations

The Ukrainian military command on Tuesday accused the pro-Russian separatist militias of repeatedly violating the ceasefire that went into effect on February 15 in eastern Ukraine.

Red Cross demands ceasefire over `dire situation` in Yemen

 The Red Cross called for a 24-hour ceasefire in Yemen Saturday to give aid workers a chance to address the "dire humanitarian situation" there.

UN hails 'historic' Myanmar ceasefire

 Terming as "historic" the latest ceasefire reached between the Myanmarese government and 16 ethnic armed groups, former Indian diplomat and the UN Secretary General's special advisor on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, has said that the agreement is the first step towards a larger dialogue for settling Myanmar's political and military issues.

Artillery fire breaks out in east Ukraine

Intensive artillery fire broke out Sunday near the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, apparently breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government, an AFP reporter said.

Israel army launches Gaza school shelling probe

The Israeli army has launched an investigation into the shelling of a UN school in the Gaza Strip while dismissing several other allegations of misconduct during a bloody war last July-August.

Pak Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at a BSF post on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Samba district

Pakistan Rangers overnight violated the ceasefire in Samba district of Jammu region, resorting to unprovoked firing at a Border Security Force (BSF) picket.

Waiting game in Ukraine as ceasefire holds

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he`d spent more enjoyable evenings. German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked of a "glimmer of hope" but said she was under "no illusions".

Ukraine ceasefire holding, says OSCE head

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is holding and overall hostilities have dropped, the head of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said on Friday.

Day of mourning to mark east Ukraine mine disaster

 Ukraine on Thursday observed a day of mourning after 32 miners perished in a blast in a notoriously dangerous mine just a few kilometres from the frontline, where Kiev is reporting an increase in attacks by pro-Russian separatists.

South Sudan stalemate ahead of peace talks deadline

Peace talks aimed at ending 15-month civil war in South Sudan appeared stalemated on Thursday with hours to go before a regionally-imposed deadline for a deal expires.