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Syria: airstrikes hit rebel-held areas east of Damascus despite ceasefire

In Syria warplanes have bombed rebel-held towns east of Damascus, striking residential areas where less than 24 hours earlier Russia declared a ceasefire.

In Syria warplanes have bombed rebel-held towns east of Damascus, striking residential areas where less than 24 hours earlier Russia declared a ceasefire.

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New Ukrainian ceasefire to start on Monday

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

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Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to enforce shaky Syria truce

The three countries sponsoring the Syrian talks – Russia, Iran and Turkey – have agreed to monitor jointly a three-week fragile ceasefire.

The three countries sponsoring the Syrian talks – Russia, Iran and Turkey – have agreed to monitor jointly a three-week fragile ceasefire.

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Syria rebels threaten to declare ceasefire 'null and void'

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.

With violence persisting in some parts of Syria, rebel groups are threatening to declare the latest ceasefire “null and void” unless attacks stop.

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Key players Russia and Turkey back Syrian peace talks

Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.

Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.

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Russia and Turkey announce Syrian ceasefire without extremist groups

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

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Syrians express both hope and doubt over ceasefire

In the hours leading up to the declaration of a partial ceasefire in Syria residents in Damascus expressed their hope that it will hold.

In the hours leading up to the declaration of a partial ceasefire in Syria residents in Damascus expressed their hope that it will hold.

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Last refugees bid farewell in the snow to Aleppo

After a day of delays the evacuation of Aleppo resumes, with reports saying the city has now been emptied of resistance.

After a day of delays the evacuation of Aleppo resumes, with reports saying the city has now been emptied of resistance.

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'First convoy leaves eastern Aleppo' under evacuation deal

A first convoy of people requiring medical attention left war-shattered eastern Aleppo on Thursday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

A first convoy of people requiring medical attention left war-shattered eastern Aleppo on Thursday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Thousands stream out of Aleppo as rebel deal is struck

Russia's ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says an agreement has been struck for rebels to evacuate the city in north-western Syria.

Russia's ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says an agreement has been struck for rebels to evacuate the city in north-western Syria.

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Deadly clashes in run-up to Yemen ceasefire

After 20 months of war, deadly clashes have continued to rage in Yemen ahead of a planned ceasefire.

After 20 months of war, deadly clashes have continued to rage in Yemen ahead of a planned ceasefire.

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Syria crisis: Aleppo fighting intensifies as ceasefire collapses

Fierce fighting and air strikes have broken the third-day of a four-day unilateral ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human…

Fierce fighting and air strikes have broken the third-day of a four-day unilateral ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human…

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Syria: Aleppo ceasefire begins

Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on…

Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on…

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UN-backed truce comes into force in Yemen

Truce begins in Yemen as aid workers hope to use the peace to help parts of the country cut off for months

Truce begins in Yemen as aid workers hope to use the peace to help parts of the country cut off for months

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French president pushes for longer Aleppo ceasefire

Just hours before he meets the leaders of Russia and Germany, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he’s urgently trying to extend an eleven hour ceasefire planned for tomorrow in…

Just hours before he meets the leaders of Russia and Germany, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that he’s urgently trying to extend an eleven hour ceasefire planned for tomorrow in…

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Yemen's warring sides agree to a truce

The UN has announced a ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties which is to start Wednesday night local time.

The UN has announced a ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties which is to start Wednesday night local time.

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Russia calls eight-hour 'humanitarian pause' in Aleppo

Moscow says bombing will stop in the Syrian city on Thursday to allow civilians and rebels to leave. The US dismisses the move.

Moscow says bombing will stop in the Syrian city on Thursday to allow civilians and rebels to leave. The US dismisses the move.