• Niki Sumi-led NSCN-K announces ceasefire, returns to peace talks
    New Delhi, December 23 (PTI): Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang, led by Niki Sumi, on Wednesday announced a ceasefire and said that it has contacted the central government for initiating peace dialogue. The NSCN-K had signed a ceasefire with the Centre in 2001 but unilaterally abrogated it in 2015 when the then 'chairman' of the group, S S Khaplang, was alive. Sumi is the prime accused in the killing of 18 Indian Army soldiers in Manipur
  • Iraqi militias say they have halted anti-U.S. attacks
    BAGHDAD, October 11 (Reuters): An array of Iran-backed Iraqi militia groups have suspended rocket attacks on U.S. forces on condition that Iraq's government present a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops, one of the groups said on Sunday. A spokesman for Kataib Hezbollah, one of the most powerful Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq, said the groups were presenting no set deadline, but that if U.S. troops "insisted on staying" they would unleash much more
  • Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire
    YEREVAN/BAKU, October 10 (Reuters): Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of swiftly and seriously violating the terms of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Russia, would turn out to be. The ceasefire, clinched after marathon talks in Moscow advocated by President Vladimir Putin, was meant to halt fighting to allow ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azeri forces to swap prisoners and war dea
  • NATO chief calls for ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
    ANKARA, October 5 (Reuters): NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Monday for a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as the death toll rose during fighting in the breakaway enclave in the South Caucasus. "It is extremely important that we convey a very clear message to all parties that they should cease fighting immediately, that we should support all efforts to find a peaceful, negotiated solution," Stoltenberg said during a visit to Turkey. "There is no mi
  • No ceasefire until cause of war is Discussed: Taliban
    KABUL, SEPTEMBER 17 (IANS): A Taliban spokesman said that the militant group will not agree to a ceasefire unless the peace negotiators can discuss the main cause of the Afghan war, the media reported on Thursday. Speaking to TOLO News from the Taliban office in Doha, the spokesman, Mohammad Naeem, claimed that the Taliban has reduced the level of violence with the preliminary round of the intra-Afghan talks that started on September 12. But he said that the Afghan government has
  • Libya's Tripoli-based government declares ceasefire
    TRIPOLI, August 21 (Reuters): Libya's Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which is internationally recognised but controls only the western part of the country, announced a ceasefire on Friday, a statement from its leadership said. The GNA has been locked in conflict with east-Libyan based forces led by veteran commander Khalifa Haftar, who launched a 14-month offensive on Tripoli before Turkish support for the GNA forced him to retreat in June. GNA head F
  • Taliban announce three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan for Eid al-Adha, starting Friday
    KABUL, July 29 (Reuters): Afghanistan's Islamist Taliban militants announced on Tuesday that they will observe a three-day ceasefire for the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Adha, starting Friday, offering some respite from weeks of increasing violence. Disagreements over a prisoner exchange and the violence have delayed peace talks between an Afghan government-mandated committee and the Taliban, as envisaged in an agreement signed between the United States and the milita
  • Full ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ukraine
    KYIV, July 27 (Reuters): A full and comprehensive ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists has entered into force in eastern Ukraine, opening the prospect of an end to military and civilian casualties, the two sides said on Monday. Ukrainian, Russian and OSCE negotiators last week agreed on a full ceasefire in eastern Ukraine from Monday, putting on hold the military conflict that has claimed more than 13,000 lives since 2014. The deal was ba
  • Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch
    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS): Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire agreement in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.   At about 10 a.m., the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and intense firing with small arms along the Line of Control in Kirni sector. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, a defence statement said.   The ceasefire violation along the LoC started even as an encounter was underway in Kulgam district, where security forces were successful in ne
  • Russia tells Haftar ally it backs immediate Libyan ceasefire and talks
    MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters): Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday told an ally of Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar that Moscow backed an immediate ceasefire and political talks that would culminate in united governing authorities.   Lavrov conveyed that message to Aguila Saleh Issa, speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, in a phone call, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.   Issa is aligned to General Khalifa Haft