Syrian forces seize rebel-held village at edge of cease-fire zone

May 8, 2017

Syrian forces seize rebel-held village at edge of cease-fire zone

Syrian government forces seized a village from rebels on the edge of a large cease-fire zone in the northwest on Sunday as warplanes targeted opposition positions farther inside the area, according to activists. A local media activist who goes by the name Obeida Hamawi ...

/ Sep 1, 2016

Thai government to resume peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand’s military government said on Thursday peace talks with Muslim separatists operating in the far south of the country would resume in Malaysia, but no agreement would be signed unless the insurgents observed a cease-fire. The separatists from the far-south Muslim-majority provinces of Yala, ...

Jul 30, 2016

Philippine president calls off truce after communist rebel attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline he had imposed. It was the first irritant in what has been a blossoming relationship between Duterte, ...

Russian planes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

May 23, 2016

Russian planes pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo

Airstrikes hit the only road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo city on Sunday in the heaviest bombing since February, a rebel official and monitors said, jeopardizing access where around 300,000 Syrians live. Russian warplanes carried out the attacks on the Castello road, which was ...