Syria ceasefire

Airstrikes hit Syria ceasefire zone: Monitor

The United States said its forces had carried out strikes against an al-Qaeda facility in Idlib on the day the ceasefire came into effect.

Sep 10, 2019, 13:48 PM IST

US, Russia, Jordan reach ceasefire deal for southwest Syria

The ceasefire will go into effect on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Jordan's Petra news agency said.

Jul 08, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

Syrian rebels announce peace talks with government

Several rebel groups have said they were freezing talks on planned peace negotiations with the Syrian government, citing "major violations" by the government forces to an ongoing ceasefire.

Jan 03, 2017, 10:27 AM IST

Iran President Hassan Rouhani welcomes peace talks on Syria

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday welcomed the imminent peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan.

Jan 02, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

UN Security Council adopts resolution supporting Syria ceasefire, peace talks

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Syria ceasefire arrangement brokered by Russia and Turkey as well as a new peace talks plan among Syrian conflict parties.

Jan 01, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

Russia asks UN Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire

The Security Council met behind closed doors for an hour to consider a proposed resolution endorsing the ceasefire that Russia and Turkey announced on Thursday. 

Dec 30, 2016, 22:46 PM IST

Syria truce holding despite isolated violence

A fragile calm was holding across Syria today after a truce brokered by Russia and Turkey came into effect, a potentially major breakthrough after nearly six years of conflict.

Dec 30, 2016, 15:41 PM IST

Syria regime, rebels agree nationwide ceasefire

Syria`s army and key ally Russia on Thursday announced a nationwide ceasefire to take effect at midnight, in a major potential breakthrough after nearly six years of civil war.

Dec 29, 2016, 22:23 PM IST

Russia, Turkey said to agree Syria ceasefire, rebels caution

Turkey and Russia have agreed a ceasefire for all of Syria that should come into force at midnight, Turkish state media said today, but rebel groups said no such official truce had been agreed.

Dec 28, 2016, 23:06 PM IST

Syria rebels renew Aleppo attack before Russia ceasefire

State media said at least 12 people had been killed in rebel rocket and gunfire on regime-controlled neighbourhoods, after an assault that began with a double car bomb attack.

Nov 03, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

World powers to try again for Syria ceasefire

Despite repeated setbacks on the path to peace in war-wracked Syria, world and regional powers will give diplomacy another chance in weekend talks in Europe, organized by the US and Russia, to try to secure a ceasefire that sticks.

Oct 13, 2016, 02:43 AM IST

Pope Francis calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians.

Oct 12, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

UN council weighs measure to impose Syria ceasefire

The UN Security Council on Monday was weighing a draft resolution aimed at imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo and halting all military flights over Syria`s war-battered city.

Oct 04, 2016, 01:34 AM IST

Russia says `regrets` US decision to suspend Syria talks

Russia`s foreign ministry on Monday said it regretted a decision by the United States to suspend talks on a Syria ceasefire, saying Washington was trying to shift responsibility for the failure onto Moscow.

Oct 04, 2016, 00:49 AM IST

US likely to end Syria ceasefire talks with Russia over Aleppo bombings

The US and Russia have been trying to negotiate a ceasefire in the war-torn nation, but Secretary of State John Kerry said "the bombing of Aleppo right now is inexcusable", NBC news reported.

Sep 30, 2016, 17:43 PM IST

Syria`s Aleppo set ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

Huge blazes erupted in Syria`s Aleppo as the city was rocked by fighting and air strikes Thursday, ahead of last-ditch efforts by world powers to salvage a failed ceasefire.

Sep 22, 2016, 23:49 PM IST

John Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to salvage ceasefire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry demanded on Wednesday that Russia and the Syrian government immediately halt flights over Syrian battle zones, in what he called a last chance to salvage a collapsing ceasefire and find a way "out of the carnage".

Sep 21, 2016, 23:55 PM IST

Syrian military says ceasefire period over, vows to fight terrorism

Syria`s military on Monday declared the seven-day initial period for a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia over, without indicating whether the truce would be reinstated.

Sep 19, 2016, 23:10 PM IST

UN envoy hails ‘significant drop in violence’ in Syria on first day of ceasefire

The UN`s Syria envoy on Tuesday applauded a fall in violence through the first 24 hours of a fragile ceasefire but said security concerns meant aid convoys had not yet deployed. 

Sep 14, 2016, 01:06 AM IST

Syria ceasefire, brokered by US and Russia, largely holds; aid preparations underway

A nationwide ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was mostly holding across Syria on Tuesday and efforts to deliver badly needed aid to besieged areas including the northern city of Aleppo got cautiously underway.

Sep 13, 2016, 23:15 PM IST