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Mali government starts ceasefire talks with Tuareg rebels

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Mali's government and Tuareg separatist rebels began talks on Saturday that both sides said they hoped would lead to a ceasefire ahead of national elections next month and pave the way for a permanent peace deal. Full story

Turkish PM: Kurdish rebel ceasefire call "positive development"

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan welcomed as a "positive development" a ceasefire call by jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan on Thursday but said the important part would be its implementation. Full story

Central African Republic rebels declare ceasefire end

PARIS (Reuters) - Rebels in the Central African Republic declared on Wednesday the end of a ceasefire agreed with the government in January and said they were considering options ahead of the arrival of a regional mediation effort. Full story

Myanmar holds peace talks with Kachin leaders in China

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's government held talks with top commanders of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebel group in China on Monday to try to rescue a faltering peace process and end one of the country's bloodiest ethnic conflicts. Full story

Sunday’s guests (Nov. 25): After the crisis in Gaza, what next? Egypt’s president confounds expectations, the battle over Susan Rice & how Obama saw terrorism in 2004

On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll discuss the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, and ask what role the United … Full story

Gaza ceasefire layered with political significance

   Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow live from Gaza about the political perspectives of the actors in the brokered ceasefire between Hamas and Israel and how Egypt's role in the region is taking shape.

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