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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14 Nov 2019

Rockets fired at Israel after Gaza ceasefire starts

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt was broken just hours later when militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets towards Israel. The truce initially ended two days of intense conflict after senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife were killed by Israeli forces. On

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