Egypt, which has brokered negotiations, said on state-run media that the ceasefire will go into effect at midnight local time.
The number of Palestinians killed rises to 96 with hundreds more wounded after six days of air raids, as UN secretary-general calls for ceasefire. And in an op-ed for the Jerusalem Post, Gilad Sharon, the son of former Israeli Prime Minister
United Nations observers reported that a brutal attack in a city near Homs on Friday left 32 children and at least 60 adults dead, with an estimated 300 wounded. Syrian anti-government groups claim that official troops raked the city with mortar shells and then sent thugs and soldiers in. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and his predecessor, Kofi Annan, released a joint statement calling for a ceasefire and criticizing the government for the attack. Bloody images of the young casualties prompted anti-government demonstrations across the country.
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Seven United Nations observers have been deployed in Syria to ensure compliance with a brokered ceasefire that the government has largely failed to uphold, a spokesman for U.N. envoy Kofi Annan said Friday. The rest of an advanced team of
Syrian activists said this video was recorded on Friday night in the city of Hama during a gun battle...
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The latest news regarding the toppling of the government of Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, along with testimony regarding use of torture on protesters in Bahrain and a ceasefire called in Egypt and continued anti-government violence in Tahrir Square - all on one day.