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Saudi-Led Coalition says Yemen Truce Will Not Be Renewed

SANAA, Nov 21 – A two-day ceasefire after nearly two years of war in Yemen expired at midday (0900 GMT) on Monday and would not be renewed, a spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition told al-Arabiya TV, with each side blaming the other for violations. The 48-hour truce, announced unilaterally by the Saudi coalition on

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Kerry, Lavrov Agree Syria Truce Holding, Extend it by 48 Hours

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 – The United States and Russia agreed that the Syrian cessation of hostilities that began on Monday had largely held and should be extended for another 48 hours despite sporadic violence, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. The cessation of hostilities, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian

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U.S. Struggles With Arabic Reports on Syria Truce Violations

WASHINGTON, March 3 – A hotline set up by the U.S. State Department to log reported violations of the cessation of hostilities in Syria has suffered from a lack of fluent Arabic-speakers, the department said on Wednesday. “There were some language issues,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said at his daily briefing. “We’re working to correct

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Syrian Opposition Says Government Wrecking Truce Deal

By John Davison and John Irish BEIRUT/GENEVA, March 1 – A senior official from Syria’s main opposition group said on Monday that a fragile international attempt to halt nearly five years of fighting was in danger of collapse because of attacks by government forces. The cessation of hostilities drawn up by Washington and Moscow faced

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Syria’s Opposition To Stick To Truce Despite Violations

By Tom Miles GENEVA, Feb 28  – Syria’s opposition will stick to the cessation of hostilities despite what they said were 15 violations by Syrian government forces on Saturday and more breaches on Sunday, a spokesman for the High Negotiating Committee (HNC) said. “The decision is to remain quiet, not to do anything, and I

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Air Strikes Hit Six Towns in Syria’s Aleppo Day After Truce

BEIRUT, Feb 28  – War planes attacked six towns in Syria’s northern Aleppo province early on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, a day after a cessation of hostilities agreement took effect. Syrian insurgents said the air strikes were carried out by Russian war planes in support of Syria’s government, but the Observatory

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Al Qaeda’s Syria Wing Says Truces Only Benefit Gov’t

BEIRUT, Dec 13 – Truces between the Syrian government and rebels only benefit Damascus, the leader of one of the largest insurgent groups in the war said in comments broadcast on Saturday, in which he also criticized a recent opposition meeting as a “conspiracy.” The remarks by Abu Mohamad Al Golani, head of al Qaeda’s

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