The UN Security Council called for a cease-fire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores killed in an airstrike that hit a detention center for migrants.
A historic grand assembly known as Loya Jirga ended in Kabul Friday with delegates from across Afghanistan demanding an immediate and permanent cease-fire – and President Ashraf Ghani saying he was conditionally prepared to implement one.
The head of a United Nations advance team tasked with monitoring a cease-fire between the Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and Saudi-backed former government forces in Yemen’s Hodeida arrived in Yemen, UN and local officials said on Saturday.
Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish presidents, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the terrorist-held region.
South Sudan government troops violated the country's latest cease-fire just hours after it began at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, while a government spokesman accused the rebels of attacking instead.
South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday agreed to a permanent cease-fire to take effect in 72 hours, as long-suffering citizens wondered whether this latest attempt at peace would fall apart as well.
Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday.