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Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

The rebel delegation, still in Sanaa, insisted the UN meets three demands before it travels to Switzerland.

No face-to-face meetings at Yemen peace talks: official

No face-to-face meetings at Yemen peace talks: official

Yemen's warring parties will not meet face-to-face at UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva this week which will likely focus on a prisoner exchange deal, government officials said Sunday.

Pakistan to seek revival of peace talks with India

Pakistan to seek revival of peace talks with India

Prime Minister Imran Khan has advised diplomats to employ every tool possible - including sports and culture - to connect the two countries.

Two Ukraine soldiers killed in rebel east after peace talks

Two Ukraine soldiers killed in rebel east after peace talks

Two Ukrainian soldiers died and six were wounded in a new uptick of fighting between government troops and Russian-backed rebels in the east following high-profile peace talks, the military said Friday.

Thousands throng funeral of slain Indian Kashmir editor

Thousands throng funeral of slain Indian Kashmir editor

Shujaat Bukhari, a leading journalist and editor of the English-language daily Rising Kashmir, was shot dead in Srinagar on Thursday.

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive 'in blow to peace bid'

Afghan Taliban announce fresh offensive 'in blow to peace bid'

The Taliban said the offensive was partly a response to US President Donald Trump's new strategy for Afghanistan announced last August, which gave US forces more leeway to go after insurgents.

US picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

US picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

"There is interest that we've picked up from the Taliban side," US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters before landing in Kabul, saying the signs dated back several months.

Afghan president unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

Afghan president unveils plan for peace talks with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognising them as a political party, days after the militants called for direct negotiations with the US.

Afghanistan's Ghani offers peace talks with Taliban ‘without condition’

Afghanistan's Ghani offers peace talks with Taliban ‘without condition’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban insurgents as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that could lead to talks ...

Syrian government negotiator quits Geneva talks, says may not return

Syrian government negotiator quits Geneva talks, says may not return

Syria's top government negotiator said on Friday his team was quitting UN-led peace talks in Geneva and might not return next week, blaming the opposition's rejection of any role for President Bashar al-Assad in a transition.

Shelling kills 6 schoolchildren in besieged Syria rebel enclave

Shelling kills 6 schoolchildren in besieged Syria rebel enclave

At least six schoolchildren were among 11 people killed in Syrian regime shelling on Tuesday in Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said, despite a ceasefire in the hunger-hit rebel enclave.

New round of Syria talks to begin on November 28

New round of Syria talks to begin on November 28

The talks will follow up on a meeting next week in the Kazakh capital of Astana between Russia, Iran and Turkey that is also aimed at achieving a settlement.