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# Ceasefire

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Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages
The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.
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.
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.
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Syrian violence has worsened since ceasefire, says UN
Kofi Annan says the ceasefire plan he brokered “is clearly not being implemented”.
Downing of Turkish plane "unacceptable", says NATO chief
NATO holding emergency consultations with Turkey following last week’s incident.
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.
Rebels abandon UN-brokered ceasefire in Syria
Fresh attacks have been launched on regime forces, with rebels saying they had to ‘defend our people’.
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.
Syrians appeal to Irish government as explosion strikes Damascus
Call for Irish government to refer Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court.
Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria
Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.
UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing
Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.
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.
Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.
Who can become a UN observer?
And what dangers do they face on the ground?
Four students killed in assault on Syrian college
Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.
VIDEO: Syrian government forces accused of war crimes in Idlib
Human rights group says soldiers carried out summary executions and targeted civilians.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Syrians report heavy shelling - one day after ceasefire deadline
There is no sign of action on a ceasefire that was scheduled to begin yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basque separatist group Eta declares permanent ceasefire
The separatist group has vowed to abandoned its violent campaign for independence and engage in peaceful dialogue.