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  • Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan agree ceasefire

    10/09/2020 6:12:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/09/2020
    Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed a temporary ceasefire in the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the agreement just before 03:00 local time (01:00 BST), following 10 hours of talks in Moscow. The two countries will now begin "substantive" talks, he said. More than 300 people have died and thousands displaced since the latest violence in the long-running conflict broke out on 27 September. The hostilities will be halted from midday (08:00 GMT) on Saturday, to allow an exchange of prisoners and the recovery of dead bodies. Nagorno-Karabakh is run by ethnic Armenians although...
  • As world hunkers down, Trump moves full-speed against US foes

    03/27/2020 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | March 27, 2020
    Washington (AFP) - The coronavirus pandemic is shaking up the world, but not US foreign policy. As billions hunker down to halt the spread of the virus, President Donald Trump has only ramped up sanctions and other pressure against frequent targets such as Iran and Venezuela. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has led calls for an "immediate global ceasefire" to refocus on fighting COVID-19 and on Friday appealed for the "waiving of sanctions that can undermine countries' capacity to respond to the pandemic." The appeals have fallen on deaf ears in Washington. The Trump administration has kept sweeping sanctions on...
  • Baltimore sees its most violent 'Ceasefire' weekend ever

    02/13/2020 3:39:48 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 2/10/20
    It was a violent Ceasefire weekend in Baltimore. "Life was being celebrated all over the city, while we were also getting notifications that we were losing people,” said Erricka Bridgeford. As Ceasefire events took place throughout the city, calling for people to put the guns down for 72 hours, police say four people were killed and fifteen people were shot. Erricka Bridgeford helped start Baltimore Ceasefire weekends which occur four times a year. She says this past weekend was the most violent Ceasefire weekend they’ve ever had. "We know there are over 600,000 people in Baltimore and a lot of...
  • Report: Ceasefire agreement in Gaza

    11/13/2019 11:06:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/19 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian source said on Thursday morning that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between Israel and the Islamic Jihad and that it took effect as of 5:30 a.m. According to the source, Islamic Jihad and the other Palestinian organizations have agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire and to conduct the demonstrations along the border fence peacefully, while Israel has agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire, the cessation of targeted killings of terrorists and the cessation of shootings at protesters along the fence. Arab media outlets also reported about the ceasefire, but the report...
  • Trump announces 'permanent ceasefire' in Syria between Turkey and Kurds; lifts sanctions on Ankara

    10/23/2019 9:15:27 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2019 | Ronn Blitzer, Andrew O'Reilly
    President Trump announced on Wednesday that conditions have been met between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for what he called a " permanent ceasefire" between the two sides and that the United States is lifting sanctions on Ankara that were implemented following the invasion of northern Syria. Speaking at the White House, Trump said that while a "permanent ceasefire" will be tough to maintain in the volatile region, he hopes that it will last and end the conflict between Turkey and the Kurds. "I do believe it will be permanent," he said. "This was an outcome created...
  • The Latest: Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian border town

    10/20/2019 11:17:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | .•October 20, 2019 | Associated Press
    AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A spokesman for the main Kurdish-led group in Syria says their fighters have evacuated the northern town of Ras al-Ayn, saying they have no armed presence there anymore. Kino Gabriel of the Syrian Democratic Forces said Sunday's evacuation was part of the agreement to pause military operations with Turkey with American mediation. The withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from Ras al-Ayn would open the way for them to leave a broader swath of territory along the Syria-Turkey border, as part of an agreement reached...
  • Romney: Ceasefire Announcement ‘Far from a Victory’

    10/18/2019 6:14:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    During a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) stated that while he welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Syria, “It is far from a victory.” Romney said, “I welcome the vice president’s announcement of a ceasefire, which will prevent further loss of life. I hope the agreement is honored. … The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached to precipitously withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached.”
  • Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported

    10/18/2019 1:33:20 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 44 replies
    FoxNews - Breaking News Alert ^ | 18 October 2019 | Edmund Demarche Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement.
  • The United States and Turkey Agree to Ceasefire in Northeast Syria (source: Whitehouse)

    10/17/2019 6:54:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 10/17/19 | Whitehouse
    The United States and Turkey today announced an historic agreement putting an end to a week of hostilities in the border region of Syria: Turkey is implementing an immediate ceasefire. The two governments committed to safeguard religious and ethnic minorities. Both governments are increasing cooperation to help detain ISIS fighters. Relations between the United States and long-standing NATO ally Turkey have been bolstered. This agreement is the result of President Donald Trump’s forthright leadership over the past week and the successful negotiations in Ankara led by Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor Robert...
  • Romney slams ceasefire deal, calls Trump's Syria move 'a bloodstain' in US history

    10/17/2019 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 03:41 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) ripped the administration over the recently announced cease-fire in Syria, calling President Trump's decision to withdraw troops "a bloodstain in the annals of American history." "The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached," Romney said. Romney's Senate floor speech came after Vice President Pence announced a five-day cease-fire. Under the agreement Pence said Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan agreed to halt TurkeyÂ’s offensive in Syria for 120 hours in...
  • Ceasefire reached between Turkish and Kurdish forces after US delegation meets in Turkey

    10/17/2019 12:56:42 PM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 17, 2019 | Zacharh Halaschek
    Vice President Mike Pence said that a cease-fire has been reached between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria. The move comes after Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Today I'm proud to report, thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump and the strong relationship between President Erdoğan and Turkey and the United States of America, that today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria,” Pence said.
  • Turkey agrees to Syria ceasefire: Vice President Mike Pence

    10/17/2019 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 125 replies
    abc ^ | October 17, 2019 | ByCONOR FINNEGANandBEN GITTLESON
    Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, Vice President Mike Pence announced.
  • 'Ceasefire Week' aims to curb gun violence in Durham

    10/09/2019 3:46:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/06/19 | Mikaya Thurmond
    DURHAM, N.C. — Several shootings have occurred in Durham in the last few weeks, including one Sunday morning. Police said a man was shot on West Main Street and drove himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. Investigators questioned two men, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday evening. The shooting came at the start of Bull City Ceasefire Week, which organizers hope will usher in at least a few days of peace in Durham. **SNIP** Other events scheduled for the week include the following: Information about obtaining a GED or attending community college from 10 a.m. to...
  • Saudi Arabia's Call for Ceasefire Extension in Afghanistan

    06/28/2018 4:41:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | June 27, 2018 | Heather Nauert, State Department Spokesperson
    Press StatementHeather NauertDepartment Spokesperson Washington, DC June 27, 2018 The United States welcomes Saudi Arabia’s recent call for an extension of the ceasefire between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. The United States echoes the call for a new era of tolerance and reconciliation, renouncing violence, and preserving the lives of innocent people. This reflects Saudi Arabia’s prominent role in combating terrorism and furthers our mutual goal of regional peace and stability. We call on all parties to reciprocate a ceasefire extension and engage in formal peace negotiations.
  • UNSC okays Kuwait resolution on Syria

    02/24/2018 1:23:40 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Arab Times On-Line ^ | 24 Feb 2018 33 minutes ago CST | Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, the UNSC president for February
    NEW YORK, Feb 24, (Agencies): UN Security Council unanimously approved Saturday a draft resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden to establish a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria. The resolution will pave way for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the areas under seige in Syria. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government forces pounded the rebelheld enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where hundreds have died during a week-long assault. “We are late to respond to this crisis, very late,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council after the vote, accusing Russia of stalling the vote. More...
  • Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga agree on ceasefire, Kurdistan says

    10/27/2017 10:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/2017 | Maher Chmaytelli
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement on Friday to stop fighting in northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said, although the status of any ceasefire remained unclear. A spokesman in Baghdad for the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State earlier said the deal covered all fronts in the conflict, which broke out after Kurdish authorities held an independence referendum last month in areas of northern Iraq. However, he later told Reuters that the truce had not been officially agreed, while an Iraqi military spokesman declined to comment. According to the KRG, which is based...
  • Despite killings, Baltimore ceasefire leaders say spirit of event will continue

    08/07/2017 1:50:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | Aug. 6, 2017 | Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells
    Erricka Bridgeford received a standing ovation from the congregation at Kingdom Life Church Sunday. Bridgeford, a special guest at the church in West Baltimore, and others had called for a 72-hour halt to the violence that has claimed the lives of more than 200 people in Baltimore so far this year — the fastest pace of violence in modern Baltimore history through July. Groups took the message to the streets, hosting dozens of events, staying out all night and offering food and services. The ceasefire was to end at midnight. Despite their efforts, four people were shot, two of them...
  • Calm prevails in southern Syria ahead of truce

    07/08/2017 9:40:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News (Syria) ^ | July 9, 2017 | Agencies
    A day before a new ceasefire deal takes effect in southwestern Syria, the concerned areas are relatively calm with the exception of sporadic strikes by the Syrian regime, a monitoring group have said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, the Syrian regime shelled two villages in the northern countryside of Daraa, one of three provinces affected by the ceasefire. The Observatory said at least one person was killed and a total of 16 such bombs were dropped in the area, wounding several. The US-Russian-Jordanian brokered deal is to be enforced by midday on Sunday, in the provinces...
  • US: Syrian no-fly zone on table in Putin-Trump’s G20 talks

    07/07/2017 8:12:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 6, July 2017 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – US President Donald Trump is prepared to discuss joint efforts with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to stabilize the situation in Syria at this week’s G20 Summit, possibly even considering no-fly zones in the war-torn country. “The United States is prepared to explore the possibility of establishing with Russia joint mechanisms for ensuring stability, including no-fly zones, on the ground ceasefire observers, and coordinated delivery of humanitarian assistance,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement. Tillerson believes military cooperation will pave the way for a political solution. “First, parties in Syria must ensure stability on...
  • US, Russia prepared to announce cease-fire in southwest Syria starting Sunday.

    07/07/2017 9:15:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    BREAKING: AP learns that US, Russia prepared to announce cease-fire in southwest Syria starting Sunday.