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3 Pakistani, 5 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir border skirmish

A spokesman for the Pakistan armed forces, tweeted that its three soldiers had died along with five of India's when Indian forces opened fire along the contested border.

Afghan Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting until goals met

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada also gives no sign the Taliban will repeat last year's truce over the three-day Eid holiday.

Macron, Merkel urge ‘full’ Ukraine ceasefire ahead of planned truce

In a joint statement, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the latest ceasefire announcement.

Rebels breach Myanmar ceasefire in army attack

The Tatmadaw, the military's Myanmar name, said their soldiers in Shan state were attacked by Shan State Army (SSA) troops.

UN ceasefire monitors arrive in Yemen

The team led by Patrick Cammaert, a retired Dutch general, made their first stop in Aden where the internationally-recognised government is based.

Myanmar army announces ceasefire against armed groups

10 ethnic rebel groups have signed up to a peace process led by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Yemen warring parties say port city ceasefire starts on Tuesday

The Iranian-aligned Houthi group and the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi agreed to cease fighting in the Red Sea city and withdraw forces.

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen’s Hodeida despite ceasefire

At least 29 fighters, including 22 Huthi rebels, have been killed in clashes and air strikes in Hodeida province.

Yemenis fear collapse of UN-backed ceasefire accord

Analysts warned the ceasefire accord's success depends on sustained international pressure.

Israel defence minister quits after ceasefire, government in turmoil

Netanyahu has defended Tuesday's ceasefire deal that ended the worst escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war.

Gaza militants announce Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel

Seven Palestinians were killed in Gaza over the course of some 24 hours as Israeli strikes targeted militants and flattened buildings while sending fireballs and plumes of smoke into the sky.

US calls for end to fighting in Yemen

The US secretary of state says a cessation of hostilities and resumption of a political track would help ease the humanitarian crisis.

Four-nation Syria summit calls for lasting Idlib ceasefire

A joint statement adopted at the end of a major summit in Istanbul said the countries were committed to working together.

Turkey hosts Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hosting Russia's Vladimir Putin, France's Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks on the conflict in Syria.

Armed groups agree to keep Tripoli ceasefire

The UN persuaded various armed groups to halt fighting that had killed dozens in Tripoli, one of the many sites of unrest gripping the oil producer.

Russia, Turkey, Iran fail to agree on ceasefire for Syria’s Idlib

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Iran's Hassan Rouhani agreed in a final statement that there could be no military solution to the conflict.

Taliban kidnap dozens in Afghanistan’s north despite ceasefire

A Kunduz provincial council member said a total of 300 to 400 passengers could have been on the buses when they were stopped by insurgents.

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said the conditional ceasefire will start tomorrow and it will continue as long as the Taliban preserves and respects it.

Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup

However, Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume.

With Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed

The rebels said the deal was brokered by Russia and would allow both fighters and civilians in opposition areas to settle their status with the government under Moscow's protection.

Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid dismissed the peace "slogans" and urged civil society activists and others not to join movements he said played into the hands of US and international forces the Taliban wants to force from the country.

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire

Fifteen Taliban were killed in other areas of the province overnight, he said, adding that the militants prepared their attacks and did reconnaissance of the area during their ceasefire.

Taliban say ceasefire won’t be extended, as suicide attack kills 18

The Taliban had agreed to a truce but only for the first three days of Eid, which started Friday, promising not to attack Afghan soldiers or police. They would, however, continue attacking US-led NATO troops.

Car bomb kills 26 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Afghanistan also faces insurgencies from Islamic State and the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

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