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Fighting Rages In Yemen As U.N. Seeks To Extend 72-Hour Ceasefire

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home

SANAA/NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen accused each other of violating a ceasefire on ...

Russian Jets Pound Aleppo As U.S. Clings To Diplomacy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home

AMMAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Russian war planes struck rebel-held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a majo...

Aleppo Hit By Worst Strikes For Months As Putin, Assad Ignore U.S. Plea

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home

BEIRUT, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo overnight, as Russ...

Syria Ceasefire Largely Holds Through First Day Of Peace Deal

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his oppon...

Syrian Rebels Cautiously Welcome Proposal Of Weekly Ceasefire In Aleppo

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - The main umbrella group for the Syrian opposition on Friday cautiously welcomed a proposal for a weekly pause in fighting in...

UN Welcomes Russian Words On Aleppo Truce: Trucks 'Ready To Move'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home

GENEVA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it would support a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo, a move the U.N. Syria envoy said would allow aid to...

No Time To Waste Real Change in an Era of Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Jessica Mindich

On June 11, 2016, through my work with The Caliber Collection, I will fully finance a THIRD gun buyback and amnesty program.  After two successful b...

Dozens Of Casualties Reported As Fighting Erupts In Armenia-Azerbaijan Region

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.02.2016 | Home

BAKU/YEREVAN, April 2 (Reuters) - A new wave of fighting broke out in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Saturday, killing dozens and drawing internationa...

Community & Unity Are Essential to Ending Gun Violence in America Interview No. 9 Meet Aquil Crooks by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

American Expat Thinks U.S. Gun Violence Is So Bad He Feels Safer In Syria

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home

The last American known to be living in Damascus says he feels safer in Syria's capital than in the U.S. because of American gun violence. Thomas Web...

According To Assad, A Ceasefire Doesn't Mean Parties Stop Using Weapons

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.15.2016 | Home

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday any ceasefire did not mean each side had to stop using weapons, and nobody was capa...

Syria's Assad Vows To Keep Fighting Despite Peace Talks

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.10.2017 | Home

BEIRUT, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he would keep "fighting terrorism" while peace talks took place and saw a risk of Sau...

'Cessation Of Hostilities' In Syria Lets Russia Keep Bombing

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.12.2016 | Home

MUNICH, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to...

Tens Of Thousands Flee To Turkish Border As Aleppo Assault Intensifies

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.07.2016 | Home

ONCUPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Syr...

Peace Is Possible In Colombia, But Let's Not Dismiss War Crimes

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Lisa Haugaard

After 220,000 dead (80 percent of whom were civilians), tens of thousands disappeared, countless victims of sexual violence, and more than 6 million internally displaced, it's time to stop the war.

World Backsliding on Peace

Joshua S. Goldstein | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Joshua S. Goldstein

The latest Swedish data on world battle-deaths (through 2014) add to the evidence of a serious reversal of the decades-long trend toward fewer and smaller wars.

No Warlords Need Apply: A Call for Credible Peacemaking in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.30.2016 | Home
Kathy Kelly

A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that some parties to the fighting want to declare a ceasefire. But even in the short time since the first round on July 7, fighting has intensified.

Reports of Assad's (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

Lionel Beehner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Home
Lionel Beehner

The end is near in Syria -- that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post. While this is an encouraging sign, the trouble is we've seen this movie before.

State of Emergency Complicates the Peace Process in Myanmar

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

President Thein Sein, who is a former military leader himself, declared a three-month state of emergency in the Kokang self-administered zone in the northern part of Shan state, which shares border with China's Yunnan province.

The U.N is Walking Into a Trap in Syria -- Here's How to Avoid it

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

The new U.N. envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hopes that a ceasefire would serve as a "concrete example" and a model for other frontline areas in the country. But de Mistura is likely walking into a trap.

26 Inspired Quotes on Peace

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.19.2014 | Home
Mitch Ditkoff

No matter what your politics, philosophy, religion, nationality, race, creed, color, or astrological sign, I think it's fair to say that ALL people on...

Gaza Returns to the Status Quo Ante, As If Nothing Happened

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.27.2014 | Home
Daniel R. DePetris

What have Israel and Gaza's populations achieved after over a month of death, injury, fear, and utter chaos?

The Cairo Talks: Mediation or End Game in the Gaza War?

James Dorsey | Posted 10.10.2014 | Home
James Dorsey

On the face of it, the gap between the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating position would seem hard to bridge. Lifting the Gaza blockade would hand Hamas a political victory. Demilitarization would constitute a political defeat.

The Gaza Saga Continues

James Zogby | Posted 10.09.2014 | Home
James Zogby

With or without an infusion of massive amounts of international aid, clearing away the mess of this war will take years. Streets can be cleaned, but the wounds, both physical and mental, will not soon heal, nor will the survivors easily erase the feelings of helplessness, despair and anger with which they have been left.

Homesick for the Bomb Shelter Capital of the World

Leigh Flayton | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Leigh Flayton

On the day after the FAA implemented its flight ban to Israel, it was business as usual at Isaac B Salon on Second Avenue, near the United Nations in New York.