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Putin orders Christmas truce with Ukraine on Jan. 6-7

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the country’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to start a 36-hour truce along the entire line of contact between the parties in Ukraine from Jan. 6 to 7, the Kremlin said Thursday. “Taking into account the appeal of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, …

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Ethiopian gov’t, rebels agree to ceasefire

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Ethiopian government and the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on Wednesday announced an agreement to end a two-year-long conflict in Northern Ethiopia. The peace accord was signed in the South African capital Pretoria, days after an African Union (AU)-led negotiation, which was facilitated …

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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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