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# ceasefire - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.

# ceasefire - Monday 23 April, 2012

Syrian forces kill dozens after UN monitors' visit

Government troops reportedly opened fire on the streets of Hamas, killing dozens and raising fears the regime is targeting opponents emboldened to protest by the UN monitors.

# ceasefire - Thursday 19 April, 2012

UN chief: Syrian government failing to comply with peace plan

Ban Ki-moon says he is “deeply concerned”, but optimistic that progress can be made on Syrian peace plan.

# ceasefire - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# ceasefire - Sunday 15 April, 2012

UN approves first observers for Syria

The UN Security Council last night united behind a legally binding resolution calling for violence to end immediately and peace talks to begin in Syria.

# ceasefire - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Nine dead as Syrian troops shell Homs ahead of UN resolution vote

The reported bombardment came as the UN prepared to vote on a resolution authorising the deployment of the first wave of military observers to monitor the ceasefire.

# ceasefire - Friday 13 April, 2012

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire

The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.

# ceasefire - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria

A truce brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan appears to be holding, hours after another deadline passed this morning.

# ceasefire - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Syrians report heavy shelling - one day after ceasefire deadline

There is no sign of action on a ceasefire that was scheduled to begin yesterday.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

No sign of Syrian pullback as UN ceasefire deadline passes

The deadline for Syrian troops to withdraw from populated areas has passed amid reports that forces have attacked two towns. A TV journalist was killed on the Lebanon-Syria border yesterday.

# ceasefire - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

# ceasefire - Sunday 25 September, 2011

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Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78

Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.

# ceasefire - Monday 22 August, 2011

Rocket fire from Gaza despite ceasefire

Israel’s Defence Forces say that southern Israel was attacked overnight, after a Hamas official said that a truce had been agreed.

# ceasefire - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Thailand, Cambodia reach truce after deadly week of fighting

The neighbouring countries have called a tentative truce after a week of bloody fighting at the border has left 15 people dead.

Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah reach unity agreement

The agreement comes four years after Hamas seized control of the Gaza strip in a violent takeover. Israel and the US appeared to reject the deal given Hamas’ stated goal of destroying the Jewish state.

# ceasefire - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Gbagbo reported to have offered to surrender amid Ivory Coast ceasefire

President who had maintained a hold on power despite appearing to lose the election last year reported to be asking UN for protection.

# ceasefire - Friday 25 February, 2011

Battles rage in Ivory Coast between rebels and government forces

Tens of thousands of refugees are said to have fled into neighbouring Liberia as the violence worsens.

# ceasefire - Monday 10 January, 2011

Basque separatist group Eta declares permanent ceasefire

The separatist group has vowed to abandoned its violent campaign for independence and engage in peaceful dialogue.