cease-fire cease-fire

Definition(s):

  • (n) a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. One of Pakistan's most notorious militant leaders, Baitullah Mehsud, has declared a cease-fire in the troubled Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan.
  2. For 40 days, the Kaesong cease-fire talks had been stalled.
  3. The radical movement is holding back key military assets, believing Israel will be pressured to accept a cease-fire and Hamas plans to win the resulting peace.

News

  1. Price: French president says Mali rebels will not mar July elections

    ANALYSIS/OPINION: French President Francois Hollande last week expressed confidence that Mali's elections will be held in July despite the West African nation's shaky security. The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), which controls Mali's northern town of Kidal, has not agreed to a cease-fire ahead of the July ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  2. UN chief: Syria spillover threatens Golan truce

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that spillover from Syria's civil war threatens a 40-year-old cease-fire between Syria and Israel in the disputed Golan Heights and recommended bolstering the vulnerable U.N. peacekeeping force there by more than 300 troops.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. U.N. Leader Urgently Seeks More Golan Peacekeepers

    Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Syria’s civil war was threatening the cease-fire in the disputed Golan Heights region between Israel and Syria.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. Rice said she hoped European countries would work out similar bilateral agreements with Israel to "bring into being a durable cease-fire, a cease-fire that can actually hold."
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Philippine Star

  2. "This morning some of them continued their fire, provoking what we had warned of," Olmert said. "This cease-fire is fragile and we must examine it minute by minute, hour by hour."
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Ehud Olmert Source: FOXNews

  3. "These are our demands and we don't accept any political movement that does not accept them," Mashaal said. "Now we are at the critical moments. There must be a cease-fire but it must meet our conditions."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Khaled Mashaal Source: FOXNews

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