Syria ceasefire

Syrian pro-regime fighters walk in a bombed-out steet in Ramussa on September 9, 2016, after they took control of the strategically important district on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo yesterday. The government advance in Ramussa has completely closed access routes into Aleppo's rebel-controlled east, under renewed siege …

‘Last Chance’ Syria Truce Holding on First Full Day

A Syria ceasefire billed as the “last chance” for peace appeared to be holding on its first full day Tuesday, with residents across the country reporting a quiet night and anxious for aid.


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

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)

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.”

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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

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

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