Tag: Truce

Yemen truce ends, stoking worries of civil war

A tenuous truce in Yemen has broken down between tribal groups and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, prompting new street fighting in...

Truce in Yemen halts deadly clashes

A sense of calm returned to Yemen's embattled capital on Sunday hours after armed tribesman and President Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces reached a truce...

PML-N rejects truce offer

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has strongly rejected truce offered by former President and chief of army staff general Pervaiz Musharraf, saying it is out of question and even absurd.
PML-N Chief Mian Muhamamd Nawaz Sharif and former President Musharraf developed animosity after latter sent Nawaz-led government packing in October 12, 1999. Both always exchanged salvo and have never sat down to reconcile. This is the first time that former general Musharraf offered an

Bahadar wooing warlords to call off truce deal

PESHAWAR - The hardliners in North Waziristan, mostly affiliated to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F seem divided over the recent US drone attack on gathering of tribal elders at Data Khel area, close to Pak-Afghan border. Around 47 persons including tribal elders were killed in the drone hit on March 17th, 2011.
The Jirga was targeted in the area dominated by Hafiz Gul Bahadar, who is associated to JUI(F) and had as served party's student wing Jamiat Tulba Islam in the past. Most of the

Gaza fighters weigh ‘truce’ with Israel

GAZA CITY - Palestinian factions met in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to discuss renewing a de facto truce with Israel after a week of bloody clashes, militants attending the talks said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said on Friday that Israel was ready to act with "great force" in response to the week's rocket and mortar attacks, which led to retaliatory Israeli strikes that killed eight Palestinians. One Palestinian faction member said the Gaza meeting would probably "stress

Truce in the air?

KARACHI - The Joint Action Committee of PIA Employees (JACPIA) has promised Interior Minister Rehman Malik that protesters will not forcefully stop employees from performing their duties.
At a meeting held on Thursday between a Joint Action Committee of PIA Employees (JACPIA) delegation led by Pakistan Airline Pilots' Association (PALPA) President Captain Sohail Baluch and Interior Minister Rehman Malik, protesting employees were also promised a designated space where they can

Hamas abiding by Israel truce but ready for war

GAZA CITY - The Hamas is observing a truce with Israel but is also ready for a resumption of hostilities, a spokesman for the group's armed wing warned on Saturday.
"There is a truce in effect in the field. It is real if Israel stops its aggression and ends it's siege. But if there is any Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip we will respond strongly," said a masked spokesman for Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades who identified himself as Abu Obeideh.
Speaking at a press conference

Hamas still committed to Israel truce: Zahar

GAZA CITY: Hamas remains committed to its truce with Israel, a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement, Mahmud Zahar, said on Friday, despite the increase in rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.
"We declare our commitment to respecting the truce between us and the occupier," Zahar told a gathering in the Gaza town of Khan Yunis. "Despite the sacrifices, we announce that we continue to respect the truce," said Zahar, who is considered the most influential Hamas leader in