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.

Kiev hopes for stalled truce talks despite separatist vow
Kiev hopes for stalled truce talks despite separatist vow

 Kiev`s pro-Western leaders hope to hold truce talks on Saturday with pro-Russian separatists despite the rebels` vow to push their latest offensive in eastern Ukraine if the negotiations should fail.

Ukraine Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said.

Israel aircraft hit Gaza for first time since August truce

 Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for the first time since an August truce ended 50 days of war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said early Saturday.

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce

 Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels "agreed in principle" on a ceasefire in one separatist province and were working to conclude a broader truce on Tuesday that would end nearly eight months of bloodshed.

NATO warns on Ukraine truce as fighters set to pull back

 Ukrainian forces and pro-Kremlin militias were due Sunday to pull back under a new peace plan, but NATO`s top military commander warned that there was a ceasefire "in name only" on the ground.

Ukraine accuses pro-Russian rebels of threatening truce

 Ukraine on Sunday accused pro-Russian rebels of jeopardising the fragile peace push by intensifying their attacks on government positions despite a nine-day old ceasefire.