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Central African Republic declares unilateral ceasefire in fight with rebels

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Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera on Friday declared a unilateral cessation of fighting against armed groups, saying he hoped it would lead to...

Ethiopia rejected US call for unilateral ceasefire during talks, US says

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed rejected US calls for a unilateral ceasefire in the northern Tigray region and dismissed allegations of ethnic cleansing, according...

Ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis halted military operations nationwide in support of UN efforts to end a five-year war that killed over...

Guterres calls for global ceasefire as part of COVID-19 battle

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants warring parties across the world to lay down weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy now threatening all humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the...

Tripoli prison shelled

A prison in Tripoli was shelled injuring several people, its warden said, as bombardment intensified despite pleas for a ceasefire to tackle the coronavirus. The...

Syria ceasefire critical to combating coronavirus

An immediate nationwide ceasefire is needed in Syria to enable an “all-out-effort” to stamp out the coronavirus and prevent it ravaging a beleaguered population,...

Libya coronavirus ceasefire over

Renewed bombardments were reported by both sides in Libya after a pause in fighting when the main combatants agreed to a ceasefire because of...

Merkel urges Libyan PM to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, a German government spokesman said , urging him to move to...

Haftar committed to ceasefire – Germany

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said, in an apparent advance for efforts to...

Libya ceasefire – too early to call

Turkey said it was too early to say whether a ceasefire in Libya collapsed after Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern Libyan forces, failed to...

Lull in Libya fighting

A ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia saw a lull in heavy fighting and air strikes, though both warring factions accuse each...

Turkey and Russia push for Libya ceasefire

Turkey and Russia urged Libya’s warring parties to declare a ceasefire on Sunday as warring factions clashed and carried out air strikes in a...

UN ceasefire proposal accepted by Libya

Libya’s internationally recognised government, facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the...

Sudan, South Sudan rebel ceasefire extended

Sudanese and South Sudanese officials agreed with the leader of an alliance of armed factions operating along their joint border to extend a ceasefire...

EU calls for Libya ceasefire

All warring groups in Libya must commit to a ceasefire and return to UN-led mediation, the European Union said, calling the situation a threat...

France seeks Libya ceasefire

France’s President Emmanuel Macron called for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention centre. Foreign powers are aghast...

Both sides largely sticking to Yemen ceasefire, more progress needed

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Both sides in the conflict in Yemen have largely stuck to a ceasefire agreed last month, but substantial progress is still needed before more...

South Sudan ceasefire violated – claim

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South Sudan's main rebel force SPLM-IO accused government forces of attacking their defensive positions a day after both sides signed a peace...

Tripoli ceasefire still in place

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Armed groups vying for control of the Libyan capital agreed to set up a mechanism to "consolidate" a recently agreed ceasefire, the...

Ceasefire signed in Tripoli

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A ceasefire was signed between armed factions fighting over the Libyan capital, the United Nations said, after more than a week of...

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