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Eastern Ghouta aid convoy postponed amid heavy shelling

The delivery of aid to Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta has been "postponed", the Red Cross has said, as Syrian government forces stepped up their offensive against rebels in the enclave.

MSF: Shelling, bombing continues in Eastern Ghouta, no medical evacuations

Shelling and bombing continues in the Damascus neighbourhood of Eastern Ghouta, preventing evacuation of those wounded from the area and humanitarian supplies to the district, the Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) said.

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500.

Russia joins UN Security Council to demand Syria ceasefire

With Russia’s backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

South Sudan sentences South African to death by hanging for conspiracy

A South Sudan court on Friday sentenced a South African ex-colonel to be executed by hanging, a Reuters witness said, after he was convicted of conspiracy and attempting to overthrow the government.

UN warns of “lost generation” in South Sudan’s grinding conflict

Seventy percent of South Sudan’s children are out of school and the young country risks losing a generation that would make it harder to rebuild after conflict ends, a United Nations official said.

South Sudan govt beefs up security as ceasefire is repeatedly violated

The government of South Sudan has beefed up security in the capital, Juba, following a fresh bout of clashes between government troops and rebels, officials said on Friday.

Clashes break out near South Sudan capital in truce violation

Officials on Friday said clashes have broken out near South Sudan’s capital Juba between government troops and rebels, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed in December.

Sudan extends ceasefire with rebels by 3 months

Sudan has extended a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of March, state news agency SUNA reported on Thursday, citing a presidential decree.

US, UK warn South Sudan parties over ceasefire violations

The United States, Britain and Norway have called on parties in the South Sudan conflict and their field commanders to stop violating the ceasefire signed last month, their head of missions in Juba said, on Tuesday.

Germany’s Merkel and France’s Macron call for ‘peaceful settlement’ in eastern Ukraine

The leaders of Germany and France called on Saturday for all sides in the Ukraine conflict to "face their responsibilities" after a rise in ceasefire violations in the east of the country.

South Sudan rebels say army attacked them after signing ceasefire

A South Sudanese rebel group on Friday accused government troops of attacking their base only a day after the parties signed a ceasefire in a four-year war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

Major powers scramble to agree on Syria peace plan

Key powerbrokers were scrambling Friday over plans to speed up a political settlement in Syria, with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura joining a second day of talks after negotiations in Moscow.

South Sudan warring parties agree to a ceasefire – AU

South Sudan’s government and several armed groups on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire from December 24, the latest push to end a devastating four-year war in the country.


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