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# ceasefire - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Fragile Gaza ceasefire enters second day

Talks are due to take place in Cairo today aimed at securing a permanent ceasefire.

# ceasefire - Friday 1 August, 2014

Israeli soldier was 'dragged into a tunnel' by Gaza militants, says IDF

62 people have been killed on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah today after the collapse of a US and UN brokered ceasefire

# ceasefire - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Strike on Gaza market during 'partial ceasefire' kills 17

Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Israel announces limited 'humanitarian' ceasefire

IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.

# ceasefire - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce

This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.

# ceasefire - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Mountjoy prison, Gaza protests, and Cork beaches…

# ceasefire - Friday 25 July, 2014

Gaza: Israel and Hamas 'agree 12-hour ceasefire'

The US and UN are pushing for a seven-day halt in the violence, which has now killed more than 850 people.

# ceasefire - Monday 21 July, 2014

Joan Burton: Above all else, the Israelis need to stand back from their actions in Gaza

The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.

# ceasefire - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

# ceasefire - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Israel and Hamas agree to five-hour stoppage of hostilities

The stoppage will allow aid reach Gaza.

# ceasefire - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ukraine rebels agree to ceasefire and peace talks

Militia strikes that have been at the heart of insurgency came to an abrupt halt in the late afternoon.

# ceasefire - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Ukraine's new president wants to talk to Russian rebels

Petro Poroshenko’s initiative follows his announcement on Friday of a week-long unilateral ceasefire in the government’s 10-week campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

# ceasefire - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# ceasefire - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

# ceasefire - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Column: ‘The US is no longer the key power broker in the Gaza conflict’

While the outbreak of violence in the Middle East is nothing new, Hillary Clinton’s willingness to engage with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leadership certainly is, writes Dr Vincent Durac.

# ceasefire - Friday 23 November, 2012

Palestinian man shot dead near Gaza border

The man was the first casualty since the two sides agreed a ceasefire, with nineteen other Palestinians wounded by gunfire in the incident.

# ceasefire - Thursday 22 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas announced

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr announced that a truce has been agreed and a ceasefire will begin at 7pm GMT.

Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal

Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Syrian regime launches nationwide airstrikes

The death toll for what was supposed to be a four-day ceasefire exceeded 500.

# ceasefire - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

# ceasefire - Friday 26 October, 2012

Syria: 61 reported killed as truce collapses in several areas

The tenuous truce reportedly collapsed in several regions – giving an early evening death toll of 61 dead, including civilians, soldiers and rebels.

# ceasefire - Saturday 1 September, 2012

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began On This Day This post contains images

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began

The Troubles were far from over on 1 September 1994, but for the first time in many decades, the people of Northern Ireland seemed optimistic about peace.

# ceasefire - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

# ceasefire - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Syrian violence has worsened since ceasefire, says UN

Kofi Annan says the ceasefire plan he brokered “is clearly not being implemented”.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Downing of Turkish plane "unacceptable", says NATO chief

NATO holding emergency consultations with Turkey following last week’s incident.

# ceasefire - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN: 'Out of control' Syria on the brink of civil war

UN envoy Kofi Annan believes the time has come for regional and international pressure on Bashar Assad.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria

Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.

# ceasefire - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Syrians appeal to Irish government as explosion strikes Damascus

Call for Irish government to refer Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court.

# ceasefire - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria

Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing

Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

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VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral

Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.

# ceasefire - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# ceasefire - Monday 7 May, 2012

Who can become a UN observer?

And what dangers do they face on the ground?

# ceasefire - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Four students killed in assault on Syrian college

Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib Syria This post contains videos

VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib

Human rights group says soldiers carried out summary executions and targeted civilians.

# ceasefire - Monday 30 April, 2012

'Together we can make it': UN observer chief appeals for Syrian ceasefire support

Major General Robert Mood says both sides of the Syrian conflict have to work to end violence.