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Syria to respect 48-hour Aleppo truce starting Thursday

Syria's army said today it will abide by a two-day ceasefire in second city Aleppo agreed between the United States and Russia.

Syria opposition negotiator urges attacks on regime despite truce

Mohammed Alloush, a leading political figure in the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group, is in Geneva as the senior negotiator of the High Negotiations Committee.

Clashes erupt in Yemen hours before planned truce

Fighting broke out north of Yemen`s capital and in the centre of the country on Sunday, killing more than 20 people, hours before a planned halt to the fighting aimed at facilitating talks to end the year-long war.

Syria opposition says truce breached 15 times by regime

The UN-backed deal came into effect yesterday, with battle zones across the country going largely quiet despite some accusations of breaches.

Syria truce takes hold despite limited violations

US-led coalition warplanes launched at least 10 air strikes to try to drive back the jihadists, the monitor reported.

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.

Hamas rejects Blair's proposal on truce with Israel

Hamas on Saturday announced its rejection of a proposal by the Middle East Quartet's former envoy Tony Blair on reaching a long-term truce with Israel, a media report said.

Yemen government raises prospect of truce, air strikes kill 30

Yemen`s exiled government said on Monday it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month, as air strikes by Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 30 people.

UN hopeful of Yemen truce, door is open for more talks

Talks on the war in Yemen ended without agreement on a ceasefire on Friday but the United Nations special envoy who presided over the process said the door was open for more dialogue and he was still hopeful of a truce.

New deaths and diplomatic warfare rattle Ukraine truce

Ukraine`s faltering peace deal suffered fresh setbacks on Saturday when Kiev reported the deaths of six soldiers and accused Moscow of abetting an attack on one of its Russian consulates.

We will sort it out: Anil Kapoor on Suriya's '24'

We will sort it out: Anil Kapoor on Suriya's '24'

 Actor-producer Anil Kapoor may call a truce with Tamil star Suriya, against whom he was reportedly planning legal action for launching a film titled "24" -- which happens to be the same as an international TV show, the remake rights of which rest with the "Mr. India" star.

Prashant Bhushan rejects Marlena's claim that Shanti opposed truce

AAP dissident leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday rubbished criticism by former AAP spokesperson Atishi Marlena that he backed out of the reconciliatory talks with Arvind Kejriwal camp on his father Shanti Bhushan's insistence, saying the negotiations collapsed due to "trust deficit".

Kiev says no troops killed in past day for first time since truce

 Ukraine`s military said Wednesday that one soldier was wounded but no troops were killed over the past 24 hours, the first day without a fatality since a shaky truce came into effect on February 15.

Ukraine truce must be `fully respected`: Hollande, Merkel

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the "Minsk II" ceasefire deal in Ukraine to be "fully respected" after meeting in Paris on Friday.

Ukraine rebels have broken truce 250 times: US

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have broken a days-old ceasefire more than 250 times since it went into effect earlier this week, a US official said Thursday.

What truce? Ukraine rebels on road to besieged town

Ducking for cover behind the walls of a ruined house, pro-Russian rebels unleash a hail of automatic rifle fire and rocket-propelled grenades at Ukrainian troops just a few hundred metres away.

Kiev says Russia and rebels `not abiding` by truce

Russia and separatists in Ukraine`s east "are not abiding" by a European-brokered ceasefire, Ukraine`s presidency said Tuesday.

Ukraine, Russia announce truce to begin Sunday

Ukraine, Russia announce truce to begin Sunday

 A ceasefire will begin in eastern Ukraine Feb 15, the leaders of Russia and Ukraine announced here Thursday.

Civilians flee Ukraine hotspot by bus after truce agreed

Terrified civilians piled onto a convoy of buses Friday as they took advantage of a brief truce to flee the east Ukraine battleground town of Debaltseve.

Buses to take civilians from Ukraine town after truce agreed

Convoys of buses arrived in Ukraine`s frontline town of Debaltseve on Friday to take besieged civilians to safety after both sides agreed a brief humanitarian truce, an AFP correspondent said.