Syria ceasefire

NBC’s Engel: Not Much Hope the Syria Ceasefire Lasts Full Seven Days

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reported on the Syria ceasefire agreement Saturday on MSNBC. According to Engel, there is “not very much hope” this ceasefire will last the full seven days. He said, “If that seven-day ceasefire can


U.N. Says Syrian Cease-Fire Holding ‘By and Large’

Despite complaints of violations from all sides, and some ominous comments from faction leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon insisted on Monday that the Syrian cease-fire is holding “by and large.”

A Syrian national flag waves as vehicles move slowly on a bridge during rush hour, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

As Syria’s War Shifts, So Do Rebel Alliances

The Wall Street Journal reports: KHIRBA AL-BAQAR, Syria—In a farmhouse surrounded by wheat fields some 45 miles north of Raqqa, a frustrated rebel commander bides his time, his battle plans on hold as apartial cease-fire in Syria’s five-year war officially

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Israel Minister Doubts Syria Ceasefire Will Hold

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Monday he was sceptical that a Syria ceasefire announced for February 27 by the United States and Russia will succeed. He also said that both Washington and Moscow recognise Israeli freedom of action

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon pauses during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on August 27, 2014.