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China and US can use influence to ease tensions in Kashmir

If the Middle East is a flashpoint for conflict that sparks diplomatic clashes among international powers, flare-ups on the hotly disputed India-Pakistan border in Kashmir have the potential to make the world's heart skip a beat.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 3:31am

Gaza truce splits Israelis, as Hamas claims victory

Hamas has emerged from battle with the triumphal sense of a hard-won game change: by stopping its offensive when it did, Israel's hardline government seems to have grudgingly accepted that the Islamic militant group cannot soon be dislodged from power in Gaza.

24 Nov 2012 - 4:46am

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi hailed after brokering Gaza ceasefire

The Gaza ceasefire deal reached on Wednesday marks a startling trajectory for Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi: an Islamist leader who refuses to talk to Israelis, or even say the country's name, mediated for it and finally turned himself into Israel's de facto protector.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:02am

Israel and Hamas agree to ceasefire

Israel and Hamas agreed yesterday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt, just hours after a bomb attack on a bus rocked Tel Aviv.

The ceasefire, which was to begin at 9pm (3am HKT) last night, would bring an end to eight days of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks out of the enclave.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:59am

Israel close to agreeing ceasefire over Gaza offensive, Egypt says

Egypt, which has been leading efforts to secure a Gaza truce after nearly a week of cross-border violence, said yesterday the Israeli "aggression" would end in hours, but the bloodshed showed no signs of abating.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Farc rebels declare ceasefire as talks begin with Colombian government

Colombia’s leftist Farc rebels on Monday declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire, at the start of talks in Cuba with the Bogota government on ending Latin America’s longest-running insurgency.

20 Nov 2012 - 12:02am

Syrian jets level '100' buildings in Damascus

Syrian jets bombed parts of Damascus yesterday in what residents said were the capital’s fiercest air raids yet, underlining the collapse of a truce proposed by peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:50am

Syria army says will fight back against rebel violations

The Syrian army on Saturday accused rebels of committing increasing violations of a failed truce proposed for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday and vowed to fight back.

“For the second day, terrorist groups continued to flagrantly violate the ceasefire announced and respected by the army command,” the military said in a statement on state television.

28 Oct 2012 - 2:22am

Holiday ceasefire in Syria crumbles amid deadly fighting

A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascus yesterday, inflicting many casualties and shattering a shaky temporary truce in the Syrian conflict on the occasion of a Muslim religious holiday.

State television said the "terrorist car bomb" had killed five people and wounded 32, according to "preliminary figures".

27 Oct 2012 - 3:35am

Damascus car bombing shatters four-day ceasefire

Five people were killed and 32 wounded in a car bomb attack in southern Damascus on Friday, Syrian state television said.

A security source told Agence France-Presse that the bombing had targeted residential buildings for police officers and their families and that children were playing in the area when the attack occured.

26 Oct 2012 - 11:57pm