Truce

  • Ahead of Eid, Hamas agrees to 24-hour Gaza humanitarian truce 3 days ago

    Gaza: Hamas on Sunday belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause. "In response to the UN's intervention request to monitor the situation, it has been agreed between the resistance factions that a 24-hour humanitarian...
  • Gaza targets Israel after 12 hours of truce, fires rockets 3 days ago

    Jerusalem: Gaza Strip militants fired mortar rounds into Israel 12 hours after Saturday's start of a temporary truce Israel agreed to extend for another four hours, the army said. "Rockets have just been fired at Israel despite the humanitarian truce being extended" until 2100 GMT, army spokeswoman Avital Leibovich wrote earlier...
  • Israel, Gaza militants agree to a 12-hour truce 4 days ago

    Gaza: Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a UN-requested 12-hour humanitarian truce to begin on Saturday morning, and efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire moved ahead. Israel's military said it would hold fire starting at 8 am (0500 GMT) but would continue searching for tunnels...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza humanitarian aid truce July 17, 2014

    Gaza city: Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds on Thursday, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce. The sides announced the temporary lull in fighting across the Gaza border after an Israeli strike killed four children on a...
  • Gaza cleric calls violation of Israel truce sinful November 26, 2012

    Gaza City: A leading Islamic cleric in the Gaza Strip has ruled it a sin to violate the recent cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas militant group that governs the Palestinian territory - according a religious legitimacy to the truce and giving the Gaza government strong backing to enforce it. The...
  • Gaza: Families struggle between survival and their grief November 22, 2012

    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold after eight days of conflict. ...
  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold but mistrust runs deep November 22, 2012

    Gaza/Jaerusalem: A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold on Thursday after eight days of conflict, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last. Quiet reigned on both sides of the frontier overnight and during the morning after a dozen rockets...
  • Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire November 21, 2012

    Gaza: Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks. First word of the truce came from a Palestinian official who has knowledge of the negotiations in Cairo, where US Secretary of...
  • Syrian opposition vows protest to test shaky truce April 13, 2012

    Beirut: Syria's opposition called for widespread protests on Friday to test the regime's commitment to an internationally brokered cease-fire that the UN chief described as so fragile it could collapse with a single gunshot. Regime forces halted heavy shelling and other major attacks in line with the truce that began at...
  • Syria pledges dawn truce, if rebels hold fire April 12, 2012

    Beirut: Syria promised to observe a UN-backed ceasefire starting on Thursday, but its forces kept up fierce attacks on opposition neighbourhoods in the hours before the deadline. A Syrian defence ministry source quoted on state television on Wednesday said the army would halt operations on Thursday morning, but would confront "any...
  • Saudi Arabia brokers new truce in Yemen: source June 5, 2011

    Sanaa: Saudi Arabia has brokered a fresh truce between a powerful Yemeni tribal federation and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a Saudi source said on Saturday, and a tribal leader said his followers were abiding by it. A Saudi-brokered truce agreed a week ago held for only a day...
  • 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...
  • Truce in Yemen halts week of deadly clashes May 29, 2011

    Sanaa: A sense of calm returned to Yemen's embattled capital on Sunday hours after armed tribesman and President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces reached a truce to halt clashes threatening to plunge the state into civil war. Pedestrians and cars returned to Sanaa streets where pitched battles in nearly a week of...
  • Mobile No. used by Kishenji belongs to constable: cops February 25, 2010

    Kolkata: The phone number given by Maoists to the media asking Union Home Minster P Chidambaram to call on February 25 for peace negotiations belongs to a police constable who was abducted by the rebels. The Vodafone number 9734695789 belongs to Sisir Kanti Nag, the constable who was abducted by the...
  • Hamas offers six-month truce in Gaza April 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Palestinian militant group Hamas has proposed a six-month truce in Gaza, which could then be extended to the West Bank. Former Palestinian foreign minister Mahmoud Zahar said the truce must be mutual and include the lifting of an Israeli blockade. The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt has...
  • Iraqi militant group offers truce online December 23, 2006

    Cairo: The purported leader of al-Qaeda-linked insurgents in Iraq offered US troops a one-month truce to withdraw from the country without being attacked, according to a speech posted on an Islamic website. The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, on Friday said his fighters were now launching...
  • No groundwork for truce in J&K September 24, 2006

    Srinagar: With the start of Ramzan, talk of a truce in Kashmir is gaining ground once again. But this time a ceasefire in Kashmir is being supported by leaders across the political divide and the mainstream parties as well as separatist groups. They are all in favour of a truce and...