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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.