US envoy calls on Syria rebels to respect truce

The US envoy for Syria has urged rebel groups to respect a shaky nationwide truce after they gave its brokers 48 hours to stop a regime offensive near the capital.

Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in Turkey, northern Iraq, 10 killed

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, killing at least ten fighters, security sources said on Wednesday.

Iran says rebels not respecting ceasefire in Syria

Iran says rebels not respecting ceasefire in Syria

Iran`s Foreign Ministry on Monday said the recent killing of Iranian military advisers in Syria shows that militants fighting the Syrian government are not committed to the ceasefire.

Israeli jets carry out raids on Gaza: Palestinian Ministry

Israeli warplanes launched several raids on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip after a day of tensions along the border with Israel, said the interior ministry in the Palestinian territory.

No plans to restart ceasefire with NSCN-K: Home ministry

After abrogating the ceasefire, Khaplang`s rebels went on a killing spree, attacking Indian soldiers in Nagaland and Manipur.  

Syrian conflict in many ways out of control, warns John Kerry

Syrian conflict in many ways out of control, warns John Kerry

Syria's civil war is "in many ways out of control" US Secretary of State John Kerry warned today, vowing to work hard in the "coming hours" to salvage a tattered truce.

Syria peace talks near collapse as opposition declares pause

Syrian peace talks came close to collapse on Monday, with the mainstream opposition announcing a pause in talks at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, although it agreed to keep its negotiating team in the city.

Yemen talks put on hold as rebels delay arrival

The start of UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen`s government and rebels was delayed Monday after the insurgent delegation failed to show up in Kuwait claiming truce violations.

Russian envoy sees no breakthrough in chilly NATO ties

Russian envoy sees no breakthrough in chilly NATO ties

Russian relations with former Cold War adversary NATO will not improve for as long as the alliance continues a "containment policy" towards Moscow, Russia's NATO envoy was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Armenian, Azerbaijan forces in deadly clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Armenian, Azerbaijan forces in deadly clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Fierce clashes left at least 30 Azerbaijani and Armenian soldiers dead Saturday as Russia and the West urged an immediate ceasefire after a major escalation in violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Raids kill 39 civilians in ISIS bastion in Syria

Raids kill 39 civilians in ISIS bastion in Syria

A wave of Russian air strikes killed at least 39 civilians on Saturday in Raqa, the main stronghold of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, a monitoring group said.

Vladimir Putin lauds military operation in Syria, assures peace in future

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country`s more than five-month military operation in Syria had been a success, with the upper hand on the battlefield returned to the Syrian Government and with Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad ready to make the compromises necessary for a peaceful settlement.

Syria peace talks to begin on March 14: Government source

The source did not specify when the government delegation would arrive in the Swiss city for the latest round of indirect negotiations aimed at ending the nearly five-year conflict.
 

U.S. says no reports of significant Syria truce breaches in past 24 hours

The United States has not received any reports of significant violations of the ceasefire in Syria in the past 24 hours.

NATO chief voices concern over Syria truce violations

The NATO chief said Russian air strikes had "mainly targeted" non-jihadist rebels rather than the Islamic State group, which has been targeted by a US-led coalition.

Syria's fledgling truce enters second day

The truce, brokered by Washington and Moscow, is seen as a crucial step towards ending a conflict that has claimed 270,000 lives and displaced more than half the population.

Russia reports attack on Syrian town from Turkey

The Russian military on Sunday said armed groups had attacked a Syrian town from Turkish territory, adding it had demanded an explanation from the United States.

Shells hit Syrian capital despite truce: State agency

Shells hit Syrian capital despite truce: State agency

A resident confirmed that shells had struck the district in the late morning.

Russian military confirms halt to bombing in line with truce deal

Russia`s Air Force has halted bombing in Syria in accordance with a ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and the United States, the General Staff of the Armed Forces said.

Head of Syria al Qaeda branch urges rejection of ceasefire

The ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and the United States marks the biggest diplomatic push yet to help end Syria's violence, but has been plagued by doubts after the failure of previous peace efforts.