war party


Definition of war party

1 : a group of American Indians on the warpath
2 : a usually jingoistic political party advocating or upholding a war

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The talks, meant to be the first between Yemen's warring parties in two years, were scheduled for Thursday in Geneva. Ahmed Al-haj, Fox News, "Yemen peace talks uncertain as rebels fail to attend," 7 Sep. 2018 Fighting ceased in 1953, but the warring parties only signed an armistice — a truce — which means the war technically continues to this day. Alex Ward, Vox, "Exclusive: Trump promised Kim Jong Un he’d sign an agreement to end the Korean War," 29 Aug. 2018 No vote has been scheduled and council diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because talks have been private, said some members want to wait until after a meeting of the warring parties in Sweden. Edith M. Lederer, The Seattle Times, "UN chief: UN close to starting Yemen peace talks in Sweden," 28 Nov. 2018 Another approach would include creation of a special assembly of Afghanistan leaders that would choose a new interim government to run the country while the warring parties work on a plan to end the war. Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ, "U.S. Considers Asking Afghanistan to Suspend Presidential Election," 13 Nov. 2018 Moscow has insisted that its relations with the nation consist of mutually beneficial cooperation between longtime friends and has sought to mediate among Central African Republic’s warring parties. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "EU to Boost Support for Central African Republic as Russia Expands Its Role," 15 Oct. 2018 The warring parties there agreed to a ceasefire last Wednesday, set to again at 12:00 a.m. Saturday, but each side accusing the other of attacking in the early hours of Saturday morning. Fox News, "Judge Jeanine: The rise of socialism," 1 July 2018 Artemis has grounded Agamemnon’s naval war party on its way to Troy, and a mutinous crew is ready to kill his family, leaving the king agonizing over an impossible choice: killing his child, or seeing his family killed. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "Think these movies are too gory? The Greek myths they're based on are worse," 12 July 2018 South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday agreed to a permanent cease-fire to take effect in 72 hours, as long-suffering citizens wondered whether this latest attempt at peace would fall apart as well. Sam Mednick, The Christian Science Monitor, "South Sudanese cease-fire brings hope, skepticism for conflict's end," 28 June 2018

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1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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