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Stories with subject: Cease fires
  • AP News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 2:53 pm

    Diplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria's civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its consequences continue to reach new and disastrous levels.

  • Philippines, rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pact 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 8:31 am

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting.

  • Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:37 am

    MUNICH - Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate cease-fire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.

  • A look at what's next for the major players in Syria's war story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-11-16 11:58 am

    The U.S., Russia and more than a dozen other countries are meeting Thursday in Munich to discuss ways of ending the civil war in Syria, while forces of President Bashar Assad are making some of their biggest gains against the opposition.

  • Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 10:14 pm

    MUNICH - Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.

  • The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:03 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

  • Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:24 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key nations on Feb. 11.

  • UN OKs mission to monitor future cease-fire in Colombia 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 7:31 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.

  • UN envoy lowers expectations ahead of Syria talks on Friday story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:43 pm

    GENEVA - Lowering expectations about his ability to help end Syria's civil war, the U.N. special envoy announced talks between government and opposition representatives will start on Friday to embark on a six-month process that he hopes will include civil society and women's groups.

  • Kerry dismisses posturing ahead of peace talks on Syria story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 11:28 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday dismissed Syrian government claims and opposition complaints as posturing ahead of U.N.-led peace talks that are to begin Friday and last six months.

  • Kerry, Lavrov try to settle differences over Syrian talks story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:56 am

    ZURICH - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on Wednesday in hopes of resolving differences over who is eligible to join U.N.-mediated peace talks for Syria due to begin next week. Those differences have threatened to delay the start of the negotiations.

  • Colombia, rebels request UN monitor ceasefire 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 3:16 pm

    HAVANA - Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel group marked another milestone in their rapidly advancing peace talks Tuesday, jointly requesting that the United Nations establish an international observer mission to monitor a disarmament process that could end in a matter of weeks Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.

  • Deep in Colombian jungle, peace looms at rebel hideout story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-19-16 3:13 pm

    IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST COLOMBIA - The rebel leader known as Juan Pablo carries with him a new telescopic assault rifle and a heavy heart.

  • Kerry stands by Saudis while urging diplomacy with Iran 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 9:57 am

    LONDON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday stood by ally Saudi Arabia in its widening rift with Iran over the execution of a Shiite cleric while urging the regional rivals to pursue a diplomatic solution.

  • Negotiators vow to enforce cease-fire in eastern Ukraine 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 2:22 pm

    MINSK, Belarus - Negotiators at the Ukraine peace talks have promised to make new efforts to enforce a shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, an envoy said Wednesday.