The Turkish-Russian ceasefire in Syria has run its course, setting the stage for confrontation between Ankara and Moscow if a new buffer to smoothen tensions isn’t achieved.
Fighting in Afghanistan's long-running conflict has escalated dramatically since May, when the US-led military coalition began the final stage of a withdrawal set to be completed before the end of the month.
Taliban is waging a sweeping offensive across Afghanistan, attacking cities, snapping up territory and seizing border crossings with the withdrawal of foreign troops all but complete.
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
Ethiopian government task force statement comes after Tigrayan fighters dismissed a government ceasefire as a “sick joke” and a political decision.
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi says he will discuss establishing a "permanent ceasefire" in Gaza with his Egyptian counterpart as Egyptian security officials confirm that Hamas's leader Ismail Haniya will also be in Cairo.
Senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk says ceasefire to be reached within a day or two on the basis of mutual agreement as Israel's assault on Gaza kills more than 230 Palestinians, including 65 children.
Afghanistan government and Taliban meet briefly on Saturday in Doha to renew their commitment to finding a peaceful end to the war.
Kyrgyzstan said it also evacuated 11,500 citizens following clashes with Tajikistan, after the pair agreed on a ceasefire following the worst fighting at their disputed border in years.
Azerbaijan’s defence ministry reports an illegal group of Armenian fighters carried out the ambush in Aghdam, adjacent to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which also fell to Baku before the November peace deal.
Meanwhile, Turkey said the agreement to end the war over Karabakh will have a positive impact on regional stability.
UN acting Libya envoy says "historic" truce covers "all areas of Libya", a country torn apart by civil war after Muammar Gaddafi's fall.
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