By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered government troops to put down their weapons against pro-Russian separatists. Rebel leaders dismissed the cease-fire. Also, there are more than 50 million people in the world living as refugees for…
In our news wrap Friday, at least 350 people were killed in a landslide in Afghanistan, while 2,000 others may still be trapped. The slide engulfed a village in the country’s mountainous northeast, according to the U.N. mission in that…
By Andy Swab
The governor of Homs, Syria’s third largest city, announced Thursday that a humanitarian ceasefire will continue for three more days to evacuate civilians from the besieged city.
On Mindanao, Protecting Civilians in a Conflict Zone With Eyes and Notepad…
As Syria Flouts Cease-Fire, Ban Pushes to Send 300 Military Observers…
In other news Friday, demonstrators poured into the streets in Syria, testing the regime's commitment to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. In Egypt, more than 10,000 people amassed in Cairo's Tahrir Square, protesting the newly launched presidential campaign of Hosni Mubarak's former…
In Syria, 'Much Skepticism' as Assad's Guns Fall Mostly Silent…
In other news Friday, Syrian forces assaulted rebellious Homs and Rastan despite a looming cease-fire deadline. Around the world, Christians marked Good Friday with observances ranging from services to re-enactments of the Crucifixion of Jesus. Also, a U.S. Navy fighter…
Syrian activists dubbed Thursday's government assault on the Damascus suburb of Douma as one of the fiercest yet. But regime officials insist troop withdrawals have begun from the provinces of Daraa and Idlib, and peace envoy Kofi Annan said he…
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