The United Nations says all parties have agreed to a cease-fire across Bosnia-Herzegovina to take effect at noon Saturday (4 a.m. MST).

The announcement was made by the U.N.'s chief official for former Yugoslavia, Yasushi Akashi, after two days of shuttle diplomacy between the Muslim-led Bosnian government and Bosnian Serbs.The cease-fire, brokered by former President Jimmy Carter, had been scheduled to go into effect Friday but was held up by unresolved problems.

No details of the truce were available, but Akashi apparently had been able to work out the differences between the two sides by traveling Friday to the Bosnian Serb headquarters in Pale, nine miles southeast of Sarajevo, then returning for talks with the Bosnian government.

Several hours after Friday's deadline passed, U.N. spokesman Lt. Col. Gary Coward said in Sarajevo that Akashi and Bosnia Serb leadership had reached "some kind of agreement."

SRNA quoted Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic as saying that even before the agreement formally goes into effect, his troops would hold their fire unless fired upon.

There were no reports of fighting Friday.

Most of the many truces that have been called in the 32-month-old war have quickly collapsed, some within hours of taking effect.

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