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EU calls for ceasefire in Ukraine to allow grain exports

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union is insisting on a ceasefire in Ukraine to allow millions of tons of grain to be exported, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Monday. The Ukraine crisis is having serious consequences on hunger in the world, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign …

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EAC leaders call for immediate ceasefire in DRC

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | East African Community (EAC) leaders on Monday directed an immediate cessation of hostilities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property as well as mass displacements. The leaders from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, …

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South Sudan ceasefire may unravel due to hostilities: monitors

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s ceasefire is increasingly under pressure due to ongoing hostilities in the oil-rich regions of Unity and Upper Nile, the country’s ceasefire monitors warned Thursday. Asrat Denero Amad, the chairperson for Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) warned that the ceasefire is …

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UN chief says 11 years of “brutal fighting” in Syria must end

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a ceasefire in Syria in a statement marking 11 years of “brutal fighting” in the conflict-torn nation. “We cannot fail the Syrian people. The conflict must cease. International humanitarian law must be respected,” said the UN chief. “I …

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Israel and Hamas agree to Friday ceasefire

Jerusalem, Israel | XINHUA |  Both Israel and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, have accepted an Egyptian-brokered deal to cease fighting at 2 a.m. Friday local time (2300 GMT Thursday) to end the 11-day bloodshed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that the Israeli security cabinet approved on …

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UN chief deplores lack of ceasefire during virus

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday bemoaned the failure to heed his call for a ceasefire in conflicts around the world to aid the fight against COVID-19. “A global ceasefire would create conditions for a stronger response to the pandemic and the delivery of humanitarian aid to the …

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