Syria ceasefire

Syria ceasefire takes effect under US-Russia deal

The initial 48-hour truce entered into force at 7:00 pm local time (1600 GMT) across Syria except in areas held by jihadists like the Islamic State group. 

Sep 12, 2016, 22:55 PM IST

Syria's military extends ceasefire but no letup in fighting

Fierce clashes have erupted between rebels and pro-government forces around Syria's largest city, Aleppo, despite a proclamation from the Syrian military that it would extend its own ceasefire through tomorrow.

Jul 10, 2016, 05:31 AM IST

More violence kills 9 in contested Syrian city of Aleppo

Syrian rebels and government forces today shelled each other's neighborhoods in Aleppo, leaving at least nine dead and scores wounded on both sides as the diplomatic focus moved to Moscow where the UN envoy for Syria was to hold talks in efforts to restore a piecemeal cease-fire that would also include the contested northern city.

May 03, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

UN chief appeals for re-launch of Syria ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Russia and the United States to put Syria's ceasefire back on track and stressed that new truce arrangements in place for two areas must be extended to Aleppo.

May 03, 2016, 02:08 AM IST

John Kerry to travel to Geneva on Sunday in show of support for Syria ceasefire: US

A new round of UN-backed Syria peace talks is set to begin on May 10 in Geneva.

May 01, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

Air raids in Syria`s Aleppo province kill at least 19

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria`s second city Aleppo and a town to its west killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, emergency workers said.

Apr 26, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

Syria opposition leaders leave Geneva talks after market strikes

Syrian opposition leaders started leaving Geneva after air strikes on markets in the northwest killed at least 44 people, saying they could not take part in peace talks while civilians were dying daily.

Apr 20, 2016, 13:23 PM IST

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Several of Syria's key opposition factions said Monday they were launching an armed response to what they alleged were regime "violations" of a ceasefire agreement in the war-torn country.

Apr 18, 2016, 13:12 PM IST

'Nationwide power blackout hits Syria'

War-torn Syria was hit Thursday by a nationwide power cut, state television reported, but the cause was not immediately known.

Mar 04, 2016, 00:06 AM IST

Syria ceasefire holding but no `victory dances` yet: US

The US State Department said Tuesday there has been no significant violation of the fragile ceasefire in Syria in the past 24 hours.

Mar 02, 2016, 04:10 AM IST

Russian warplanes sit idle on Syria base during ceasefire

Dozens of Russian warplanes sat idle today on the tarmac at this Russian air base in Syria on the fourth day of a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington.

Mar 01, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

White House cautious on Syria ceasefire `violations`

The White House said Monday it was not surprised by reports that a ceasefire in Syria had been breached, but indicated it was too early to call the plan a failure.

Mar 01, 2016, 00:35 AM IST

Russia halts all bombing sorties over Syria for one day

The Russian military said its warplanes would not fly any sorties over Syria on Saturday in support of a ceasefire and to rule out any possible "bombing mistakes".

Feb 27, 2016, 15:56 PM IST

Russian air strikes continue on rebel bastions ahead of ceasefire

Russian warplanes carried out intense air strikes on rebel strongholds in Syria today hours before a ceasefire is due to come into force, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Feb 26, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Assad assures Putin of 'readiness' to respect Syria ceasefire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of his government's readiness to respect a ceasefire deal brokered by Moscow and Washington, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Feb 24, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Syria govt accepts ceasefire deal: Foreign Ministry

The Syrian government on Tuesday accepted the terms of a ceasefire deal announced by the United States and Russia, a foreign ministry statement said.

Feb 23, 2016, 16:22 PM IST

Will do whatever necessary to ensure Damascus ceasefire: Putin:

Will do whatever necessary to ensure Damascus ceasefire, assured Russia President Putin.

Feb 23, 2016, 03:39 AM IST

US, Russia announce Syria ceasefire from Saturday

The United States and Russia on Monday announced plans for a landmark "cessation of hostilities" to take effect in war-torn Syria on February 27, excluding the main jihadist factions.

Feb 23, 2016, 03:29 AM IST

Ready for cease-fire, says Syrian President Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready for cease-fire in Syria on condition that the "terrorists" don`t exploit it.

Feb 21, 2016, 06:09 AM IST

Syrian President Assad says ceasefire doesn't mean parties 'stop using weapons'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday any ceasefire did not mean each side had to stop using weapons, and nobody was capable of securing the conditions for one within a week.

Feb 16, 2016, 02:48 AM IST