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170 signatories endorse UN ceasefire appeal during COVID crisis

New York/IBNS: UN Member States, Observers and others, sent a strong political message this week, with the announcement that 170 signatories have now endorsed the UN’s call to silence the guns, and stand united against the global threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eid in Afghanistan: Taliban announces three-day ceasefire

Kabul/IBNS: Marking the Eid celebrations, the Taliban on Saturday declared a three-day ceasefire with the Afghanistan government.

US calls for nationwide ceasefire in Syria, condemns terror attack - State Department

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The United States condemns the recent terror attack in Syria and calls for a countrywide cessation in hostilities, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

Saudi-led coalition accuses Yemen's Houthis of violating cease-fire

Riyadh//Xinhua/UNI: Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen accused on Sunday the Houthis militia in Yemen of violating the cease-fire, Al Akhbariya local TV reported.

UN chief calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for possible COVID-19 outbreak

New York/IBNS: Echoing his 23 March appeal to warring parties across the globe for an immediate ceasefire, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on those fighting in Yemen to end hostilities and ramp up efforts to counter a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

US welcomes ceasefire in Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone: State Department

Washington, Aug 4 (Sputnik): The United States welcomed the ceasefire in Idlib de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria and called for action to end attacks on civilians and infrastructure, US State Department said in a statement on Saturday.

UN-led Yemen ceasefire monitoring team gets ready to begin operations

New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): A UN-led team tasked with overseeing  the ceasefire  which came into effect on Tuesday around a number of critical Yemeni ports, has begun planning operations with a conference call to discuss the general outlines of its work, including agreement of a code of conduct, the UN Spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Ceasefire holds in Tripoli, but core problems remain, says UN Libya mission chief

New York, Nov 9 (IBNS): The recent ceasefire in Libya’s capital Tripoli, brokered by the United Nations mission in the country, is holding, its head told the Security Council on Thursday, highlighting efforts to sustain the calm and help secure lasting peace.

Ceasefire agreement reached in Libyan capital, announces UN mission

New York, Sept 5 (IBNS): An agreement on a ceasefire in Tripoli has been reached under the auspices of Ghassan Salame, the top United Nations official in Libya, the Organization’s Support Mission in the country, UNSMIL, has announced.

UN mission welcomes Afghan government’s announcement of Eid holiday ceasefire

New York, Aug 21 (IBNS): After a surge in hostilities in Afghanistan over the past weeks, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed on Monday the Government’s announcement of a conditional ceasefire for the Eid al-Adha holiday and called on warring parties to use this “momentum” to put an end to the conflict.

Syria: Civilians caught in crossfire, UN refugee chief urges Jordan to open its border

New York, July 6 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed on Thursday for Jordan to open its border with south-west Syria to help protect around 750,000 civilians who are “caught in the crossfire”, amidst airstrikes and heavy shelling.

Taliban ends Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 18 (IBNS): It appears that the widely cheered ceasefire between Taliban and Afghanistan security forces is over.

Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban; UN urges both sides to work towards lasting peace

New York, June 17 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed on Saturday the Afghan Government’s extension of the unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban, amid an outpouring of support for the truce from war-weary people all across the country.

China welcomes Afghanistan government's move of declaring temporary ceasefire with Taliban

Beijing,June 10 (IBNS): China has welcomed Afghanistan government's move of declaring a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban from June 12 to 20.

South Sudan: Ceasefire violations, hostile propaganda undercut regional peace push, Security Council told

New York, Jan 25 (JEN): While the signing last month of a ceasefire accord among South Sudan’s warring parties is a great stride forward, it is just a first step toward peace and stability, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said Wednesday, warning that the 21 December deal has already been violated numerous times.