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Militants Attack Afghan Prison as Brief Cease-Fire Expires

Militants Attack Afghan Prison as Brief Cease-Fire Expires

Militants Attack Afghan Prison as Brief Cease-Fire Expires Militants Attack Afghan Prison as Brief Cease-Fire Expires JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Militants attacked a major prison in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, detonating a car bomb and waging a gun battle against guards for hours, as dozens of inmates managed to escape, Afghan officials said. The attack in the city of Jalalabad came …

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Taliban Announce Brief Cease-Fire, as Afghan Peace Talks Look Imminent

Taliban Announce Brief Cease-Fire, as Afghan Peace Talks Look Imminent

Taliban Announce Brief Cease-Fire, as Afghan Peace Talks Look Imminent Taliban Announce Brief Cease-Fire, as Afghan Peace Talks Look Imminent KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban said on Tuesday that they would observe a three-day cease-fire this week during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, as Afghanistan’s president suggested the long-delayed talks between his government and the insurgents over ending the …

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Afghan Sides Agree to Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr

Afghan Sides Agree to Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr

Afghan Sides Agree to Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr Afghan Sides Agree to Rare Cease-Fire During Eid al-Fitr KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban and the Afghan government announced a cease-fire for the three days of the Islamic festival Eid al-Fitr, which starts on Sunday in Afghanistan, offering the war-torn nation a rare respite from violence that has been intensifying. The …

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No Respite in Yemen War a Week After Saudi Cease-Fire Announced

No Respite in Yemen War a Week After Saudi Cease-Fire Announced

Despite some optimism for new talks, antagonists in Yemen’s five-year-old war have basically ignored a Saudi-led unilateral cease-fire announced a week ago, United Nations officials said Thursday, warning that relief money for Yemen is running out just as the coronavirus has invaded. “Yemen cannot face two fronts at the same time: a war and a pandemic,” Martin Griffiths, the special …

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Yemen Cease-Fire Is, at Best, First Step on Long Road to Peace

Yemen Cease-Fire Is, at Best, First Step on Long Road to Peace

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The coronavirus pandemic may help end one of the world’s nastiest wars. That hope appeared this week when the main combatants in Yemen, the poorest Arab country, laid out their visions of the path toward peace. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced a unilateral cease-fire to allow for talks and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Almost simultaneously, …

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Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Coronavirus Fears: Live Coverage

Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Coronavirus Fears: Live Coverage

Saudi Arabia, battered by virus, declares a cease-fire in Yemen. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced that the kingdom and its allies would observe a unilateral cease-fire in the war in Yemen starting at noon on Thursday, a move that could pave the way for ending the brutal five-year-old conflict. Saudi officials said that the cease-fire was intended to jump-start peace …

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Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced that the kingdom and its allies would observe a unilateral cease-fire in the war in Yemen starting at noon on Thursday, a move that could pave the way for ending the brutal five-year-old conflict. Saudi officials said the cease-fire sought to jump-start peace talks brokered by the United Nations and had been …

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