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.
February 12, 2010 |
A cease-fire to end a sporadic five-year war between the Yemeni government and Shiite Muslim rebels in the north will take effect beginning Friday, according to an official statement released to Yemen's official news agency. The announcement came as the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh also has been trying to defeat a resurgent Al Qaeda network and quell a deepening secessionist movement in the south. The war with the Houthi rebels in the northern mountains has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 200,000 villagers and strained impoverished Yemen's military.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 29, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Syrian government shelling of areas held by opposition forces and a car bomb in a suburb considered loyal to President Bashar Assad killed and injured dozens of people Monday, activists and state news media said. The fighting came on what was supposed to be the last day of a four-day holiday cease-fire. The truce, however, was broken within hours of its start Friday. Activists reported fierce government shelling in Damascus, the capital, and its suburbs. In the Hajar Aswad neighborhood, eight people in a minibus were killed when a shell struck a building and caused rubble to fall onto the vehicle, activists said.