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.
The announcement from UN Special Envoy for Yemen came only a few hours before the original truce was set to expire.
Rebels "will consider the request for an extension of the truce, which ends on June 2," says Saba news agency, which is affiliated with the Houthis.
While the truce has brought along a significant reduction in violence, the number of casualties from landmines and unexploded ordnance remained the same or higher, according to an aid group.
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.
One general and 38 military staff will be deployed to the joint centre from Turkish side to monitor truce in the region, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
The head of the peace process for the Afghan government suggested that the Taliban could offer a truce in exchange for the release of more of their jailed fighters while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the talk will face many "challenges."
Foreign ministers of Germany, France, Italy and EU's top diplomat call for end to hostilities, as conflict escalates in west of country.
Palestinian sources said late on Thursday that the deal formally went into effect at midnight and it has taken hold "on the basis of mutual calm."
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