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Syria Ceasefire

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Government Promotes Local Ceasefires As The Way Out Of War

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- When peace came to Ish al-Warwar, a pro-government, working-class neighborhood in the steep hills along this city’s northeastern ...

Syrian Gov't Proposes Truce In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | World

MOSCOW/ISTANBUL, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Syrian government, preparing for peace talks with rebels next week, handed the Russian co-sponsors of the co...

'Ceasefire' Is the Syria Word We Need to Hear

Marc Gopin | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to hear the word "ceasefire" from the lips of major diplomats and strategists. The people of Syria will die without it, and everyone will gain something from ceasefire.

Deputy PM: Syrian Civil War 'At Stalemate'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

The Syrian government believes the civil war ravaging the country has reached a stalemate and would call for a ceasefire if long-stalled peace talks i...

WHAT TRUCE?: Warplanes Bomb Rebel Stronghold In Syria

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

AMMAN, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes bombarded a rebel stronghold in a Damascus suburb on Monday, the final day of a truce broken by air attac...

New Fighting Begins Despite Ceasefire In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sund...

Syrian Airstrikes Kill 8 Despite Ceasefire

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 12.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb and both sides traded gunfire in sever...

Despite Truce, Car Bomb Rocks Damascus

AP | KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Two deadly car bombs and sporadic fighting marred a shaky holiday truce Friday in Syria, although thousands of protesters used the brie...

Syria Starts Uneasy Holiday Truce

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Fighting raged near a military base in Syria's north as a cease-fire in the bloody civil war was set begin Friday at dawn, activists said, i...

Syrian Regime Agrees To Holiday Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceas...

Syria Agrees To Ceasefire During Eid, Peace Envoy Says

AP | KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financ...

White House Does Not Support U.N. Mission Extension In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 19 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday criticized the vetoes of Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council sanctions...

U.N.: Syria Violence Worse Than Before Ceasefire

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press GENEVA -- The violence in Syria has matched or exceeded levels from before the April ceasefire agreement, the Un...

Last-Ditch Efforts To Save Syria Peace Plan

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, June 7 (Reuters) - International mediator Kofi Annan will present the U.N. Security Council on Th...

'Entire Families Were Shot In Their Houses'

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Eyewitness accounts from the Syrian massacre emerged Tuesday, describing shadowy gunmen slaughtering whole families in their homes and ...

Over 90 People, Dozens Of Children Killed In Massacre

Posted 07.26.2012 | World

UPDATE (11:45 a.m. EDT) -- AFP reports that the Free Syrian Army is no longer committed to Kofi Annan's peace plan. (Reuters) - The United Nations ...

Roadside Bomb Targets Syrian Military

AP | BASSEM MROUE and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.09.2012 | World

DARAA, Syria — A roadside bomb hit a Syrian military truck Wednesday just seconds after the head of the U.N. observer team drove by in a convoy,...

Annan: Peace Plan 'Only Remaining Chance'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

GENEVA — World powers share a "profound concern" that Syria could descend into civil war, international envoy Kofi Annan said Tuesday, but natio...

An Open Letter to Asma al-Assad

Cecilia Attias | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Cecilia Attias

Why are we not talking about Syria? How can we forget those who are suffering in this way? Have we learned to accept the unacceptable?

Dozens Of Children Slaughtered Since Syrian Ceasefire

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 1 (Reuters) - More than 34 children have allegedly been killed in Syria since a shaky truce between President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Annan: Situation Continues To Be Unacceptable

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead four civilians on a bus in the northern province of Idl...

Annan: 'If Confirmed This Is Unacceptable'

AP | BEN HUBBARD and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — France raised the prospect of military intervention in Syria on Wednesday, saying the U.N. should consider harsher measures if an inter...

UN Sending Food Aid For 500,000 Syrians

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. food agency says it will soon deliver help to 500,000 people in Syria, a tenfold increase since December. Even after the increase,...

Bloodshed In Damascus And Hama As Monitors Visit Douma

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops heavily shelled a suburb of the capital Tuesday, and satellite imagery showed that Syria has failed to withdraw all of it...

Syrian Troops Attack Suburb Despite Ceasefire

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The deployment of U.N. truce monitors brought a lull in shelling of the Syrian opposition stronghold of Homs for a second day Sunday wh...