13 Sep 2022

Dozens dead in overnight clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Dozens of soldiers have been killed during fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan that occurred overnight. Armenia’s Prime Minister said that 49 of its soldiers died in the clashes. These neighboring countries have fought two wars and have seen regular clashes over the past 30 years. Russia claims to have brokered

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24 Aug 2022

Fighting resumes in Ethiopia despite truce – Tigray forces

Fighting has begun between forces from Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray and central government forces near the town of Kobo. This ends a months-long ceasefire between the two groups. In the past two days there have been large movements of militias and special forces into the area.  The ceasefire had

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08 Aug 2022

Ceasefire between Israel, Gaza militants holds after deadliest clashes in a year

After a weekend of hostility left dozens of Palestinians dead, a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza was holding on Monday. The truce was announced on Sunday evening by both sides, 50 hours after the escalation began. Israel had launched preemptive strikes on the targets

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03 Jun 2022

Pakistani Taliban militants announce indefinite ceasefire with Islamabad

An indefinite ceasefire with Pakistan’s government has been announced by the Pakistani Taliban after talks run by the Afghan Taliban government. The Pakistani Taliban (TTP) said the progress from talks in Kabul allowed the truce to be extended until further notice. The TTP has been fighting Pakistan’s governmental armed forces

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02 Jul 2021

Rebels in Tigray reject calls for ceasefire after Ethiopian government forces withdraw from regional capital

The rebel forces in Tigray have rejected a ceasefire offer from the central government. The rebel fighters retook the regional capital Mekelle on Tuesday and Ethiopian troops retreated on Monday, marking a significant change in the country’s eight month civil war. After the capture of Mekelle, the Ethiopian government announced

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21 May 2021

Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have declared a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The ceasefire came into effect early on Friday, ending 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed. Most of the casualties were reported in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas declared victory

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13 May 2021

Three-day Eid ceasefire comes into force in Afghanistan

As celebrations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr began on Thursday, a three-day ceasefire between the Talibana nd Afghan government began as well. The ceasefire was proposed by the Taliban and agreed to by President Ashraf Ghani. This will be the fourth pause in fighting in nearly 20 years

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12 May 2021

Taliban capture Afghan district ahead of Eid ceasefire

A day before a three day ceasefire is due to start, the Taliban have taken control of the Nerkh district in Wardak province in a surprise attack. This is the second district to fall in a week to the Taliban. There is increasing violence in Afghanistan as the United States

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10 Apr 2020

Saudi Arabia declares ceasefire in Yemen over coronavirus

In Yemen, the Saudi led coalition has declared a two-week ceasefire as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The ceasefire between the Saudi coalition and the Houthi rebels, who have been fighting for almost five years, is set to begin Thursday. The move was prompted by the United Nations Secretary-General

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10 Dec 2019

Ukraine and Russia agree to implement ceasefire

After negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, the two countries have agreed to implement a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of 2019. The presidents met in Paris on Monday, and the discussion was brokered by the leaders of France and Germany. The talks

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