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Armed groups in Cameroon, the Philippines, Yemen and Syria move to reduce violence as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for ceasefire
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and AFP correspondents in Idlib province say the truce that came into force at midnight appears to be holding
Khalifa Haftar's abrupt departure on Tuesday is a setback for an international diplomatic push in recent days, though Moscow insists it would continue mediation efforts
The heads of Libya's warring factions are to meet in Moscow on January 13 to sign a ceasefire deal
The statement from the insurgents comes as local and international forces brace for another bloody winter amid renewed US-Taliban talks
'These were defensive actions by the NPA units involved in the face of armed attacks and sustained military operations by the AFP and the PNP,' says NDFP negotiating panel chairman Fidel Agcaoili
(3rd UPDATE) Following a ceasefire declaration by the guerrillas, President Rodrigo Duterte also orders government troops to observe a holiday ceasefire beginning Monday, December 23, up to January 7 next year
The agreement stipulates Palestinian factions must ensure a return to calm in Gaza and 'maintain peace' during demonstrations, while Israel must stop hostilities and 'ensure a ceasefire' during demonstrations by Palestinians
The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria says the ceasefire aims 'to stabilize the situation' in Idlib and urged anti-government fighters to 'abandon armed provocations and join the peace process'
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had proposed a nationwide ceasefire at the start of Ramadan early last month, but the Taliban rejected the offer
(UPDATED) Diplomats have long complained that Libyan peace efforts have been stymied by major power backing for the rival sides, with Haftar ally Russia quibbling over the proposed wording of the ceasefire demand
The Taliban have repeatedly refused to meet with the Afghan government, whom they dismiss as 'puppets'
If implemented, the deal on the Hodeida port, a key gateway for aid and food imports, could bring relief to a country where 14 million people stand on the brink of famine
(UPDATED) There are no reports of injuries in that strike and there is no major Israeli bombing campaign overnight or mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave toward Israel
A ceasefire agreement has been reached early Saturday, July 21
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 60,000 people have since taken to the roads from the Jordanian frontier, heading back to their homes in the east or west of the province
Calm reigns over the region on Saturday as the two sides finalized the ceasefire deal, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
(3rd UPDATE) Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes during the ceasefire over the Muslim holiday, the Taliban says they will not be extending the truce beyond Sunday night
The stand-down agreement was supposed to take effect on June 21 and the formal peace talks would resume on June 28, according to a timeline provided by the National Democratic Front
The attack comes as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the Taliban
The Taliban says 'foreign occupiers are the exception' to the 3-day ceasefire order sent to its fighters around Afghanistan
'A lot of the diplomatic activity and dialogue is occurring off the stage, and it's occurring at multiple levels,' General John Nicholson says in a teleconference with reporters at the Pentagon
Reports concern US State Department that the Daraa was within the boundaries of a de-escalation zone it had negotiated with Russia and Jordan last year
The 3 allies circulate a joint draft resolution that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid and a ceasefire, signaling the West's resolve to return to diplomacy after a one-night military operation.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume
(UPDATED) It comes as a spokesman for the Faylaq al-Rahman rebel group in the southern rebel pocket of Ghouta announces that 'agreement has been reached for a ceasefire, through the auspices of the United Nations'
President Rodrigo Duterte also says his chief government peace negotiator has asked him to 'tone down' his statements against Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison
Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, says there has been no change in the situation around the rebel-held enclave in the Damascus suburbs despite a ceasefire resolution
Merkel and Macron stress that a ceasefire could be 'the basis to advance efforts toward a political solution in the context of the UN-led Geneva peace process'
The measure, however, did not specify when the truce would go into force beyond saying it should be 'without delay'
During a council meeting called by Russia, Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia presents a new raft of amendments to a draft resolution that would allow deliveries of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations during the pause
'Dahil nga po sa katraydoran nila, baka malabo na po iyan,' says the Palace spokesperson
The military accuses the communist New People's Army of violating its own ceasefire
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The Philippine military says it 'is on full alert and vigilant for possible CPP-NPA attacks on our people and vulnerable communities'
(UPDATED) The Communist Party of the Philippines matches the dates of the broken ceasefire declared by the government, but the hours differ a little
The ceasefire will now run from December 23 to 26 and from December 30 to January 2, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
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(2nd UPDATE) 'This unilateral ceasefire would lessen the apprehension of the public this Christmas season,' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says
'Declaring a SOMO now is not to the nation's best interest as it would only expose our defenders to enemy attacks and embolden them to commit more atrocities,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
The army will retaliate in a suitable manner to any violation of the ceasefire without them specifying what areas are included
The Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says clashes and shelling have halted in the 3 southern provinces covered by the truce: Daraa Quneitra and Sweida
Negotiators will have an informal meeting in July somewhere in Asia to ensure the success of the next round of formal peace talks
The protocol of cooperation provides guidelines and operational procedures for joint anti illegal drug operations in MILF areas and communities
UPDATED From 6 am to 2 pm on Sunday June 25 government troops will observe a humanitarian pause in Marawi City in view of the celebration of the end of Ramadan
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The agreement says a ceasefire will take effect upon the approval and signing of the guidelines and ground rules
UPDATED The interim joint ceasefire will not address the collection of revolutionary taxes an NPA activity that President Rodrigo Duterte said should stop