Cease fires

In this April 12, 2018, photo CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies on his nomination to be the next secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two U.S. officials say Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo’s trip to the isolated communist nation came in advance of a potential summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. The officials spoke anonymously about Pompeo’s trip because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 18, 2018 - 6:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, a highly unusual, secret visit undertaken as the enemy nations prepared for a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim within the next few months. Two officials confirmed the trip to...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Luxembourg on Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
April 16, 2018 - 6:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria (all times local): 1 p.m. A key group of world and regional powers is meeting at the urgent request of Russia to discuss the long-troubled cease-fire in Syria in the wake of airstrikes by the West on Syria. Russia...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows civilians carrying their belongings as they flee from fighting between Syrian government forces and insurgents through the Wafideen crossing in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Syrian troops have recently taken control of about 80 percent of eastern Ghouta from rebel forces.(SANA via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 6:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes killed at least 37 people in a Syrian town in the eastern Ghouta region near the Syrian capital, Damascus, as another rebel group called for a cease-fire to negotiate evacuations with the government and its backer Russia, rescuers and a rebel spokesman said Friday. The...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows civilians carrying their belongings as they flee from fighting between Syrian government forces and insurgents through the Wafideen crossing in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Syrian troops have recently taken control of about 80 percent of eastern Ghouta from rebel forces.(SANA via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 4:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescuers and a war monitoring group say 37 people were killed in airstrikes in a town in the eastern Ghouta region near the capital, Damascus, just hours before a cease-fire went into effect after midnight. The rebel group Faylaq al-Rahman, one of at least three operating in...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body Council "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a Syrian government forces soldier, left, helping a civilian who fled from fighting between the Syrian government forces and insurgents, near Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March. 17, 2018. Government airstrikes on a rebel-held town east of the capital Damascus killed dozens and wounded scores on Friday, opposition activists said, as thousands of people left the besieged areas known as eastern Ghouta. (SANA via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 6:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A Syrian rebel group says it is in negotiations with the United Nations to arrange for a cease-fire and ensure the evacuation of wounded and ill civilians from the besieged eastern Ghouta region just outside the capital...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings as they fleeing from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 12:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria's seven-year civil war (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria says despite a six-day cease-fire holding in the city of Douma, violence has escalated elsewhere in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus and across many other parts of...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings, fleeing from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in Hamouria in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 4:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Russian military and the Syrian government are extending a cease-fire in Damascus' rebel-held suburbs as long as it takes to allow all the civilians to leave the area. Lavrov spoke in Kazakhstan on Friday, saying the cease-fire will be...
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March 07, 2018 - 11:59 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Sweden's U.N. Ambassador Olof Skoog is demanding immediate implementation of the U.N. resolution that his country sponsored with Kuwait demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria, calling the effort so far "totally and...
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March 07, 2018 - 11:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The U.N. Security Council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss the failure of the cease-fire it demanded throughout Syria on Feb. 24. Council members are especially concerned about the continued bombing of the eastern...
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