December 10, 1986 |
The first cease-fire in the Philippines' 17-year communist insurgency began today. In the Negros Occidental provincial capital Bacolod, more than 20,000 people, including hundreds of rebels down from the hills, danced in the streets as church bells signaled the start of the 60-day cease-fire. On strife-torn Mindanao island, more than 2,000 people, including camouflage-dressed rebels with their faces covered, marched through the city shouting "Mabuhay (long live) Cease-fire, Mabuhay Cory Aquino.
March 2, 2008
Kofi Annan, who left the United Nations with a checkered reputation last year thanks to the U.N. Oil for Food program scandal, has burnished his record by negotiating peace in Kenya. The former U.N. secretary-general deserves all of the applause he is receiving. A week ago, even he doubted his ability to mediate an agreement between Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga. But the two men smiled into each other's faces Thursday and signed a power-sharing pact that should end the violence that began two months ago amid an election dispute.
December 15, 1987 |
The Sandinista government requested a last-minute delay in cease-fire talks with the U.S.-backed contras, the mediator in the talks, Nicaraguan Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, said yesterday. Nicaraguan Vice President Sergio Ramirez, on a visit to Cuba, said he hoped that a new round of talks could take place in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, before Christmas, "although a date has yet to be determined. " The cardinal, who often is a critic of the left-wing government, chided it for putting off the negotiations, saying the last-minute postponement was bad for building trust.
April 14, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Syrian forces used live fire, tear gas, and clubs to beat back tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets across the country Friday in powerful and often jubilant displays of defiance. But a U.N.-brokered truce largely held up without the widespread, bloody offensives that have pushed the nation toward civil war. Activists said security forces killed at least six people, a lower-than-usual toll. The rallies, described as some of the largest in months, stretched from the suburbs of Damascus to the central province of Hama, Idlib in the north and the southern province of Daraa, where the uprising began in March 2011.
April 15, 1987 |
A truce of sorts has been declared in the squabble between the Germantown Savings Bank and some Chestnut Hill residents who say the bank's renovation of its Chestnut Hill branch has endangered a fragile old beech tree. A meeting, described by one community leader as "very, very amiable," was held yesterday morning between community and bank representatives in the headquarters of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, 8434 Germantown Ave. "If (the bank) is going to do what we proposed, I'd say we're going to be very satisfied," said Eli Schmidt, a member of the community association's board who attended the meeting.
December 22, 2013 |
A truce in Kasem conflict The feud between American Top 40 DJ Casey Kasem 's wife and children seems to have ended in a negotiated settlement. Kasem's children - Kerri , 41, Mike , 40, and Julie , 38 - complained their stepmother, Jean , was preventing them from seeing their father, who has advanced Parkinson's disease and is in a hospital. In court in October, Jean said it wouldn't be good for Casey to see his kids. But a court-hired doctor testified that Casey wanted to see them.
May 20, 1990 |
Officials from Carrefour and the United Food and Commercial Workers union aren't saying much about if or when they expect to resolve disputes that led to a two-year union boycott of the store and multiple legal actions. But they will say that talks aimed at resolving those differences have continued in the six weeks since the parties decided to extend a truce that was to end April 1. "There have been ongoing, continuous and at times intense discussions," said Barry Elson, attorney for the huge discount store, located on the grounds of Franklin Mills mall.
June 19, 1995 |
Attorneys for Chester City and the city's Redevelopment Authority called a brief truce last week in their battle over who controls $3 million in community development funds, in order to allow payment of $227,786 in bills from a Redevelopment Authority bank account. The agreement came after the two sides appeared Friday before Delaware County Judge Joseph F. Battle to argue about the city's request that the $3 million be moved from the authority's bank account to the city's.
March 25, 1988 |
The cease-fire agreement signed Wednesday by contra and Sandinista negotiators has given moderates led by Secretary of State George P. Shultz the upper hand in promoting renewed negotiations with Nicaragua, administration and congressional sources said yesterday. Although the peace accord caught the Reagan administration off guard, it also inspired an apparent truce between the administration and Congress in the bitter struggle over control of Nicaragua policy, perhaps setting the stage for a bipartisan accord on Central America.
December 13, 1992 |
The one-year truce in New Jersey's fight over dividing up state aid to public schools shows that neither the Republicans, with their veto-proof control of the legislature, nor Gov. Florio had the clout to win the battle. With a looming $1.7 billion shortfall in next year's state budget, there wouldn't be enough money to meet court-ordered equal education mandates without the state's playing Robin Hood and taking money from wealthy and middle-class districts. As Florio's education commissioner, John Ellis, who lost his job during the fight, observed last summer, education funding formulas are a politician's worst nightmare.