July 31, 2014
by Julie Deisher
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday condemned the Israeli shelling of a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, killing six Palestinians. The attack came shortly after Israel declared a four-hour "humanitarian ceasefire" to allow Palestinians to evacuate their dead and ...[read more]
June 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Colombia's government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Sunday agreed to create a truth commission to investigate the deaths of thousands of people in the last five decades of the country's conflict. During negotiations in Havana, Cuba, the government and FARC agreed to ...[read more]
December 29, 2013
by Peter Snyder
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement Saturday commending the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for its mediation efforts in South Sudan, which resulted in a ceasefire last week. IGAD released a communique on Friday condemning the escalating violence and calling "on ...[read more]
October 20, 2013
by Julie Deisher
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to cease fire in rural Damascus to allow humanitarian agencies to evacuate the remaining civilians and deliver medical aid and supplies to conflict areas. ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Myanmar's campaign of shelling on the state of Kachin violates the laws of war, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday, the same day the government announced a ceasefire. President Thein Sein ordered the ceasefire after the country's parliament unanimously passed a motion on the matter. HRW is ...[read more]
December 7, 2012
by Keith Herting
The judge presiding over the ongoing patent infringement between litigation Apple and Samsung Electronics requested on Thursday that both sides call a "cease fire" on introducing new suits against the other until after she has determined if a previous $1.05 billion judgment awarded to Apple will ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 Richard Falk called on Israel Wednesday to fully implement and continue to support the recent conflict-ending ceasefire agreement with Palestinians in Gaza. Falk concluded a week- ...[read more]
November 17, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi announced Saturday that peace talks are progressing toward a ceasefire in the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Israel. Mursi invited the Quatari emir, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to Cairo for ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged all involved parties to end the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Israel and to respect obligations to protect civilians under international law. Pillay expressed extreme concern over the continued use of ...[read more]
October 29, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed disappointment with an apparent lack of respect for a ceasefire request in Syria, saying that the fighting must stop for the crisis to end. While the secretary-general reminded the international community that the UN is doing everything it can ...[read more]

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