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Stories with subject: Cease fires
  • new storyCash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:38 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday.

  • Israel, Hamas in unspoken alliance against Gaza extremists 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:29 am

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Nearly a year after a devastating war, Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers appear to have formed an unspoken alliance in a common battle against the shared threat of jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group.

  • US, EU ready tough Russia sanctions, in case they're needed story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 3:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and European governments have readied a new round of penalties against Russia targeting its energy and financial sectors as part of a sanctions-in-waiting strategy that officials hope will enable the West to respond immediately if Moscow-backed insurgents seize more territory in Ukraine.

  • Correction: Ukraine-Artillery Duels story story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 10:07 am

    DONETSK, Ukraine - In a story June 15 about artillery duels in eastern Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rebel salvo hit a checkpoint, killing a rebel fighter. The shelling was apparent Ukrainian government fire.

  • Ethnic Kokang rebels declare unilateral ceasefire in Myanmar 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 6:38 am

    YANGON, Myanmar - Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Myanmar declared a unilateral ceasefire on Thursday.

  • THE LATEST: Obama says G-7 studying more sanctions on Russia story has photos
    Updated: Jun-08-15 11:35 am

    ELMAU, Germany - 5:27 p.m. (1527GMT; 12:27 a.m. EDT)

  • Fed up with failing peace, Ukraine rebels eager to fight 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 11:25 am

    DOKUCHAYEVSK, Ukraine - In this front-line town in eastern Ukraine, the cease-fire called more than three months ago seems to be only an insulting guise. Shelling rocks the area so often that dogs have learned to head for the basement at the first blast.

  • OSCE say cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 2:25 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The mission monitoring a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine warned Friday that violations are becoming more frequent and severe, with heavy weapons often missing from storage areas and rockets and multiple launchers recently being used again.

  • G-7 summit expected to lead to fresh admonishment of Russia 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 3:23 am

    WASHINGTON - A summit of President Barack Obama and other Western leaders this weekend in Germany is expected to produce new condemnation - but not more punishment - of Russia for its suspected role in the escalating violence in Ukraine.