Cease Fire

  • Ukraine, Pro-Russian rebels sign cease-fire deal September 5, 2014

    Minsk: Pro-Russian rebels say on their Twitter that they have signed a cease-fire deal with Ukraine that starts in less than two hours. The announcement on Friday comes as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were meeting in the Belarusian capital of...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearing-in ceremony....
  • Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over firing along the LoC August 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad and lodged a protest over "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops. Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) and issued a demarche over firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on August 10-11,...
  • Hamas rejects Palestinian agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation July 30, 2014

    The violence in Gaza continues as attempts at a cease fire fall short. Hamas rejects Palestinian leadership's agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation. The violence in Gaza continues and attempts for any conciliation fall short. ...
  • Tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas July 16, 2014

    CNN's Polo Sandoval tells us how tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas. The death toll has now crossed over 190. Both sides are once again clashing after a cease-fire attempt failed. The people caught in the crossfire are preparing for more deadly fighting. ...
  • Pakistan may extend Non-Discriminatory market access to India by March March 10, 2014

    Pakistan is likely to extend Non-Discriminatory Market Access to India by the end of this month which would give a huge boost to bilateral trade ties, a media report on Monday said. Pakistan would get maximum tariff concessions for its export-oriented industry and in return will extend NDMA to India when...
  • J&K: Army's claim over Keran operations under a cloud October 20, 2013

    Nearly a fortnight after the Army operations were called off in Keran sector, questions have cropped up over what happened during the long intrusion by infiltrators from Pakistan believed to be from its special forces. The Army operations, which were said to have been stopped on October 8, continued even five...
  • No dates decided yet for Indo-Pak DGMOs meet, informs Foreign Secy October 18, 2013

    Notwithstanding increased border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan are yet to decide a date for a meeting between their DGMOs, three weeks after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided that they would meet to address the issue. "At this juncture, we have no dates," Foreign...
  • Pakistan Army Chief visits LoC to assess the situation September 3, 2013

    Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Tuesday, visited the LoC to assess the security situation in the wake of violations of a ceasefire in the region over the past few weeks. Kayani visited Kotli sector of the Line of Control, an area that has witnessed heavy exchanges of fire...
  • UN to vote on new North Korea sanction today March 7, 2013

    United Nations: The UN Security Council, ignoring threats from North Korea, is set to impose a fourth round of even tougher sanctions against Pyongyang in a fresh attempt to rein in its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, the current council president, said the council will...
  • Fragile peace for soldiers on the Indo-Pak border August 14, 2011

    Suchetgarh: It has been nearly eight years since India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire over Kashmir - long enough for residents to start building brick houses and plant paddy fields up to the edge of one of the world's most heavily militarised borders. But for soldiers guarding the disputed...
  • Gaddafi ready for truce: South African president May 31, 2011

    Tripoli: Muammar Gaddafi is ready for a truce to stop the fighting in his country, visiting South African president said on Monday after meeting the Libyan ruler, but he listed familiar Gaddafi conditions that have scuttled previous cease-fire efforts. The South African president. Jacob Zuma, said Gaddafi is ready to accept...
  • African Union says Libya accepts cease-fire plan April 11, 2011

    Tripoli: A delegation of African leaders said on Sunday that their Libyan counterpart, Muammar Gaddafi, accepted their "road map" for a cease-fire with rebels, whom they will meet on Monday. They met hours after NATO airstrikes battered Gaddafi's tanks, helping Libyan rebels push back government troops who had been advancing quickly...
  • Swat cleric sets sharia deadline March 2, 2009

    Islamabad: Days after Taliban agreed to an indefinite ceasefire in Pakistan's restive north west province in lieu of implementation of Islamic law, a hard line cleric on Sunday threatened to launch fresh protest if the Sharia law is not invoked in the valley by March 15. Sufi Muhammad, who was instrumental...
  • Sri Lanka rejects LTTE's cease-fire offer February 23, 2009

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has rejected a cease-fire offer from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), even as the Lankan Army has encircled Tamil Tiger's last stronghold - Puthukudiyirippu. Security forces have already killed nine LTTE rebels and broken past the town's first line of defence. Lankan troops are now...
  • Taliban offers peace to Pak, declares cease-fire February 15, 2009

    Islamabad: The Taliban announced a 10-day cease-fire in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on Sunday after freeing a Chinese hostage during peace talks with the government, while an abducted American threatened with imminent death by his kidnappers remained missing. Past peace deals with militants, including in Swat, have failed. Any agreement this time...
  • Israel announces ceasefire in Gaza, says goal achieved January 18, 2009

    Tel Aviv: Israel's leaders voted late on Saturday to halt an offensive that has killed nearly 1,200 people, turned the streets and neighborhoods of the Gaza Strip into battlegrounds and dealt a stinging blow to the Islamic militants of Hamas. Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert said in a televised address that Israel's...
  • 10-day truce proposed in talks with Hamas, Israel January 15, 2009

    Cairo: While the fighting in Gaza rages on, the offensive has killed at least 1,028 Palestinians, about half of them civilians, including 300 children and teenagers, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. The toll included 68 Palestinians who were killed or died of wounds Wednesday. More than 4,500 Palestinians have been...
  • 10-day truce proposed in talks with Hamas, Israel January 15, 2009

    Cairo: While the fighting in Gaza rages on, the offensive has killed at least 1,028 Palestinians, about half of them civilians, including 300 children and teenagers, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. The toll included 68 Palestinians who were killed or died of wounds Wednesday. More than 4,500 Palestinians have been wounded,...
  • Gaza bleeds, Israel warns of escalation in strikes January 11, 2009

    850 people have died in the Gaza-Israel conflict so far. Israel infact has air dropped leaflets into Gaza warning people that the conflict may escalate. Israel has still not allowed international reporters into Gaza to cover the fighting there. CNN's Nic Robertson is monitoring the war from the Israel-Gaza border....
  • Pak violates ceasefire again, fires across LoC August 21, 2008

    New Delhi: While Jammu burns, there are reports of more ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC). Early on Thursday morning, Pakistani troops fired eight mortar rounds in the air in the Rajouri sector. No casualty has been reported. The Army has confirmed that there was no retaliation from...
  • Israel confirms cease-fire with Hamas June 18, 2008

    Jerusalem: Israel officially confirmed Wednesday that a cease-fire with the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip will begin in an effort to end a year of fighting that has killed more than 400 Palestinians and seven Israelis. If the fighting indeed ceases Thursday as planned, Israel will ease its blockade of...
  • LTTE not to quit Lanka cease-fire November 30, 2006

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) not quit a truce despite calling it "defunct," European cease-fire monitors said on Thursday, as the government called for renewed peace talks. Thorfinnur Omarsson, a spokesman for the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, said the LTTE assured truce officials they would not withdraw...
  • Exclusive: Lost chance in Assam September 28, 2006

    Guwahati: People in Assam are calling it the lull before the storm. The cease-fire in the state is over and everybody is waiting for the shooting to begin. A month ago a shaky peace descended on insurgency-ravaged Assam when the Army and the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) began a...
  • Hizb offers ceasefire in Kashmir September 20, 2006

    Islamabad: Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen, the biggest terrorist group in Kashmir, on Wednesday offered a conditional ceasefire during the month of Ramadan, which is scheduled to begin next week. Hizb renewed it's conditional ceasefire offer, saying if the Centre announces a ceasefire, they would respond to it accordingly. They had offered a ceasefire 15...