July 19, 2003 |
The Philippines said it would stop military offensives against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front after clearing key obstacles for the resumption of peace talks to end a decades-old rebel insurgency. Arrest warrants against members of the MILF have also been suspended by the court, a presidential statement said. Safe-conduct passes will be issued to nine key leaders of the rebel group to allow them to travel to Malaysia, where the peace talks are to be held.
November 24, 2003 |
Pakistan offered to impose a cease-fire along the military Line of Control in the disputed region of Kashmir, and India promised to reply today. Pakistani Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said in a televised address that he hoped India, a rival that like Pakistan possesses nuclear arms, would respond positively. Each week several people are killed or wounded on both sides of the Line of Control by exchanges of artillery and mortar fire between soldiers of Pakistan and India.
November 27, 2003 |
Relieved villagers on both sides of the India-Pakistan border were making holiday visits to relatives after the guns fell silent between the two nuclear-armed neighbors for the first time in 14 years. A cease-fire between the two armies -- which traded machine-gun and mortar fire almost daily -- went into effect at midnight Tuesday. Indian and Pakistani army officials reported that there had been no firing along the 700-mile frontier.
November 28, 2003 |
Indian security forces battled rebels in villages along the border in Kashmir and suspected insurgents detonated a grenade in a busy market in a day of violence that left 12 people dead. Elsewhere along the 700-mile Indian-Pakistani frontier, the armies of the two countries held their fire for a second day in the first formal cease-fire between the nuclear-armed neighbors in 14 years.
September 3, 2003 |
Kurdish rebels announced the end of their four-year cease-fire with Turkey because of Ankara's failure to match the truce. The Kurdistan Workers Party, also known as the PKK, launched its fight for an ethnic homeland in 1984. More than 30,000 people have died in the conflict, but violence died down after the 1999 capture of leader Abdullah Ocalan.
February 4, 1999 |
Warring sides in Guinea-Bissau signed a cease-fire agreement after four days of battles in Bissau, the capital, a Portuguese news agency reported. Details of the deal signed by President Joao Bernardo Vieira and rebel leader Ansumane Mane were not immediately known. Diplomatic sources in the region said they expected West African peacekeepers, including about 300 troops from Benin and Niger waiting on a French navy ship off Bissau, to go in immediately.
June 5, 1996 |
Russian negotiators met separatist leaders of Chechnya for talks to halt fighting in the rebel Caucasus region, where a 3-day-old cease-fire is already under pressure. The discussions, held in North Ossetia, a region bordering breakaway Chechnya, are designed to back up a truce agreed to in Moscow last week after Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin met Chechen rebel leader Zelimkhan A. Yanderbiyev.
October 28, 1992 |
Muslim and Croatian leaders agreed Tuesday to a cease-fire in a town near Sarajevo, but their anti-Serb coalition in the Bosnian war remained shaky. Croatian militiamen overran the Muslim-held town of Prozor after four days of fighting, forcing its 3,000 inhabitants to flee, according to the commander of Muslim-led Bosnian government forces there. But Croatian officials denied taking the town. Both sides met Tuesday and agreed to pull their fighters from the town, sources said.
September 23, 1991 |
A new cease-fire went into effect between the Yugoslav federal army and Croatian national guard units Sunday, three days after the army launched a powerful drive to regain control of its encircled installations in the breakaway republic. The cease-fire was announced simultaneously by federal Defense Minister Veljko Kadijevic and Croatian President Franjo Tudjman. Although there were numerous reported violations of the truce after it went into effect at 3 p.m.
July 16, 1998 |
Sudanese rebels declared a three-month cease-fire to allow food shipments to reach hundreds of thousands of hungry people. The government agreed to a one-month truce. The Sudan People's Liberation Army said its cease-fire applies Bahr el Ghazal province in the southwest. The rebels have been fighting the government in Khartoum since 1983 for autonomy for the mainly black and non-Muslim south from the Arab and Muslim north. An estimated 1.