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  • US officials say Russia agrees to Syria truce

    February 22, 2016 11:05 AM

    BEIRUT - U.S. officials say the United States and Russia have agreed on a plan that would create a cease-fire in Syria starting Saturday. The officials said Monday that the two sides have agreed on the terms and conditions for the "cessation of hostilities," as they call it. The truce... more »
  • Rebel attacks continue despite cease-fire

    February 20, 2015 1:56 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - A Ukrainian military spokesman says separatist rebels fired on Ukrainian positions nearly 50 times over the past day, despite a cease-fire that was called into effect five days ago. Lt. Col. Anatoliy Stelmakh said Friday that the village of Kurakhovo, west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk,... more »
  • Obama: US hopeful, skeptical on Ukraine cease-fire

    September 5, 2014 11:11 AM

    NEWPORT, Wales - President Barack Obama says he's skeptical that pro-Russian separatists and Russia's government will abide by a cease-fire reached Friday. Obama says he's hopeful about the agreement between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels. But he says that based on past experiences he's not sure separatists will follow through... more »
  • Obama: Too early to gauge Ukraine cease-fire

    September 3, 2014 3:41 AM

    TALLINN, Estonia - President Barack Obama says "it's too early to tell" how serious reports are of a cease-fire between Russia and eastern Ukraine. Obama says the U.S. has consistently supported efforts by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to achieve a meaningful cease-fire that could lead to a political settlement after... more »
  • Egypt state media announces Gaza war cease-fire

    August 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    CAIRO - Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war, which has killed over 2,200 people. Both Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced the deal Tuesday night. Both said it begins at 7 p.m. local time (1600... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Gaza truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:05 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appears to be holding despite a rocky start, fanning cautious optimism of progress in Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo. It's the longest cease-fire yet since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed... more »
  • Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

    August 12, 2014 2:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo. Israel Radio says the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital on Tuesday after... more »
  • Cease-fire holding in Gaza between Israel, Hamas Play Video

    August 11, 2014 2:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel says a new cease-fire with the militant Hamas group is holding in the Gaza Strip, a day after the two sides agreed to resume talks in Cairo. The military says no rockets were fired Monday at Israel and that the military hasn't targeted any locations in... more »
  • Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposal

    August 10, 2014 12:54 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour cease-fire with Gaza militants. The move clears the way for the resumption of indirect talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in Hamas-ruled Gaza after a month of heavy fighting. Egypt brokered a similar truce last week. But after... more »
  • Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes as cease-fire ends

    August 4, 2014 11:28 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day. The Israeli military announced it resumed its attacks Monday night. Israel said it declared the cease-fire to allow... more »

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