Below is a selection of links showing how the world’s media is reporting the agreed ceasefire in Syria,
“Unfortunately, certain members of the [UN Security] Council abuse their rights when they look at different regions or even countries as their own lands and act as mentors on various issues,” Safronkov stated on Thursday.
US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov say humanitarian access is first priority, but fight against Isis will continue
World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week’s time, after talks in Munich, Germany. The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front. The 17-member International Syria Support Group (ISSG) also agreed to accelerate and expand aid deliveries.
A plan has been agreed for a “nationwide cessation” of violence in Syria in a week’s time, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said. However, Islamic State, al Nusra and other terror groups will not be involved in the truce – and Russia has said it will be continuing its bombing campaign.
An ambitious plan to end hostilities in Syria with verifiable results within a week, revive the Geneva-3 peace talks, and immediately begin delivering humanitarian aid to civilians has been unveiled in Munich, Germany after talks including the US, Russia, and the UN.
Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.
World powers have agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria that could serve as a bridge towards the resumption of genuine peace talks later this month. Emerging from a marathon meeting that stretched late into the night in Munich on Thursday, United States Secretary of State John Kerry said the powers had agreed on a plan that had the potential to “change the daily lives of the Syrian people”.