September 20, 2009 |
Yemen today called for a cease-fire with Shiite Muslim rebels in its northwest mountains, where tens of thousands of refugees have fled in recent weeks and international humanitarian organizations have condemned rising civilian casualties. The rebels rejected a similar government cease-fire several weeks ago, and accusations quickly emerged today that both sides were violating the truce. International alarm over the fighting, the latest spasm in a five-year insurgency, deepened Thursday when Yemeni airstrikes near killed 87 people, many of them women, children and the elderly.
November 23, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Soon after the cease-fire took effect this week between Israel and Hamas, another truce ended: The agreement among candidates in Israel's upcoming elections not to campaign during the crisis. Analysts said it probably was too much to ask for the political cease-fire to last much longer. "The War has Started," said a front page headline in Friday's leading Yediot Aharonot newspaper, referring to the barely couched maneuvering for advantage. Some question whether there was ever a break in the politicking.
July 15, 2009 |
The most prominent militant group in Nigeria said it would observe a 60-day cease-fire after the release of rebel leader Henry Okah. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, or MEND, said it was halting its attacks, which have crippled Africa's biggest oil and gas industry, to allow for government peace talks. The military said last month it would observe a two-month cease-fire.
April 13, 2012
BEIRUT - Two days into a fragile truce, and the question many are asking is, when is a cease-fire no longer a cease-fire? On the second day of a United Nations-backed peace plan to end violence and unrest in Syria's 13-month uprising, mass protests returned to the streets and in some places were met with gunfire, killing at least eight people, according to activists. In other towns, soldiers and security forces stationed nearby allowed protesters to gather, but the very presence of armed government forces was a violation of the plan.
October 11, 2013 |
YANGON, Myanmar -- One day after a seven-point agreement was signed between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Myanmar government, analysts and members of the Kachin community expressed skepticism that this represented much of a breakthrough. The two sides failed to agree on a cease-fire over three days of talks that ended Thursday in the Kachin state capital, Myitkyina, instead signing a pact that includes new rules for monitoring fighting and the resettlement of citizens as a result of clashes.
March 31, 2012 |
BEIRUT -- Clashes and shelling were reported across Syria on Friday, even as the former secretary-general of the United Nations said he expected an immediate cease-fire by President Bashar Assad's forces. At least 45 people were killed nationwide in the violence, according to the Local Coordination Committees, a coalition of opposition activist groups. The killings, including 14 in the northeast city of Dair Alzour and 12 in the central city of Homs, took place amid large protests across the country by activists demanding action in the Arab world in support of their cause.
April 1, 2011 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi's regime brusquely swatted down a truce offered by rebels Friday and continued to pummel opposition positions in both the eastern and western sections of the country. After rebels had refused for weeks to negotiate with Kadafi's government, the leader of the opposition's national council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, offered a cease-fire if Kadafi agreed to withdraw his forces from besieged Libyan cities and permitted peaceful protests. But Musa Ibrahim, a spokesman for the regime, dismissed the offer as a trick.
November 27, 1985 |
At a time when movies are turning Vietnam into a fantasy of daredevil POW rescue missions, "Cease Fire" (at the Beverly Center Cineplex) brings home the reality of the war as a lingering nightmare for the men who fought it. An unpretentious, low-budget debut feature made by a pair of University of Miami film school alums, "Cease Fire" is a work of determined simplicity, unswerving in focus and purpose. Don't be surprised if you find your eyes misting over at its finish.
October 27, 2012
BEIRUT - The first day of a cease-fire in the Syrian conflict in observance of the Eid al-Adha holiday went as many observers had expected: It was violated within hours, and both sides blamed each other. The four-day truce, which began Friday with the Muslim holiday, was brokered by the international envoy to Syria and was intended to provide at least a brief respite from the bloody violence, as well as possibly begin a long-term cessation of fighting. Instead, opposition activists said 49 people were killed across the country - a lower daily death toll than has become the norm in Syria - including about 10 who died after a car bomb went off in a Damascus neighborhood Friday afternoon.