M23 rebels launch offensive in Kirotshe and Shasha settlements, about 30 kilometres west of Goma, a city that lies on border with Rwanda.
Russia claims a retaliatory strike in Kramatorsk killed more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers but witnesses say there are no signs of casualties as fighting between the two European neighbours enters its 318th day.
Russian defence ministry said Ukraine continued artillery fire on population centres and Russian army positions while Kiev accused Moscow of striking the city of Kramatorsk.
A representative from each side of the conflict, as well as delegates from the African Union and an East African bloc, will form a joint committee to safeguard the peace deal signed in November.
Despite acknowledging "more complicated new realities" in the conflict, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "I think before the springtime, we will have a clearer picture about a ceasefire..."
Baku’s response comes after US house speaker blamed Azerbaijan for starting the border conflict with Armenia.
The announcement from UN Special Envoy for Yemen came only a few hours before the original truce was set to expire.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has facilitated the release and repatriation of nearly 100 Yemeni prisoners.
After three weeks of fierce fighting, both sides seem to understand that a prolonged conflict is not in the interest of either country. Here’s what a compromise could look like.
Recent history demonstrates that Russian commitments to ceasefires and humanitarian corridors are tentative at best and deliberately manipulative at worst.
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.
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