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Syria says ready to resume peace talks with opposition

The Syrian government is ready to resume UN-sponsored peace talks with the opposition aimed at ending the country’s five-year conflict, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

Global, regional powers ask UN to resume Syria peace talks

The United Nations should resume the next round of peace talks as soon as possible, foreign ministers of global and regional powers agreed, according to Germany's chief diplomat Frank-Walter...

France postpones Middle East peace talks

French-led peace talks on the Middle East, which had been expected by the end of the month, will be delayed to accommodate the schedule of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

South Sudanese rebel leader arrives in capital as part of peace deal

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in the capital Juba on Tuesday after repeated delays to implement a peace agreement due to end his 28-month military conflict with President Salva...

Afghan president takes tougher tone on Taliban talks

The Afghan president announced a harder stance against the Taliban militants Monday, moving away from previous calls for peace talks, after last week's deadly attack in Kabul.

UN envoy calls on global powers to save Syrian truce

Foreign ministers of global and Middle Eastern powers should meet to salvage the shaky truce in Syria and the stumbling peace talks in Geneva, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Friday in...

UN envoy: Syrian truce still in effect, peace talks continue

The truce in Syria is still in effect despite mounting violence, but urgent steps are needed to salvage it, UN Syria peace mediator Staffan de Mistura says.

Yemen peace talks kick off in Kuwait

UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels and their allies kicked off Thursday evening in Kuwait city.

UN certifies Croatian police training programme for peace missions

The Croatian police service has received a United Nations certificate confirming that its training programme for UN peacekeeping missions is in accordance with the highest standards of the world...

UN: Yemen peace talks to begin Thursday

UN-brokered Yemeni peace talks, which were originally scheduled to begin Monday, are expected to open Thursday in Kuwait, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday.

Syrian opposition demands aid and weapons after pausing peace talks

Syrian peace talks cannot continue unless more humanitarian aid reaches civilians and the truce can only hold if rebels get more weapons, leading opposition envoy Riyad Hijab said Tuesday in...

Syrian opposition suspends peace talks to protest truce violations

Syrian opposition negotiators and rebels temporarily withdrew Monday from UN-brokered peace talks and vowed to strike back in reaction to the government's alleged ceasefire violations.

Syrian opposition has "decided to postpone" Geneva peace talks

The Syrian opposition's negotiating body has "decided to postpone" peace talks that started in Geneva on Wednesday, a spokesman says.

UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait postponed, UN envoy says

Due to developments over the past few hours, the UN-brokered peace talks between Yemen's warring parties scheduled to start on Monday in Kuwait will be postponed, said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN...

US puts pressure on Syria's ally Russia to rein in the fighting

The United States urged Russia on Friday to use its influence on the Syrian regime to stop heavy fighting in northern Syria that has overshadowed peace talks in Geneva.