Libya’s warring sides have signed an agreement for “a permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya”, the United Nations Libya mission said in a ceremony in Geneva to sign the agreement. The UN on Friday said the two sides in the talks have reached the “historic achievement” with a immediate[…]
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams explained she meant to say France when she said she went to Geneva, not Switzerland, with her husband in a televised interview over the controversial trip. “You flew your husband on taxpayers’ money all the way to Switzerland in order to celebrate the anniversary of your[…]
UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen expects that the list of members of the Syrian Constitutional Committee will be formed soon. He will hold meetings with the Syrian government and opposition in order to ensure this, the diplomat told TASS on Thursday. The committee “can be a very important[…]
Two South African sisters who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, initially without charge, described their ordeal on Tuesday and said they had brought a complaint to the United Nations. Yumna Desai, a former English teacher at the University of Ha’il in northern Saudi Arabia who was giving testimony on the[…]
The United Nations’ special envoy for Yemen has said he plans to invite the country’s warring factions to hold talks in the Swiss city of Geneva in September. Speaking before the UN’s Security Council, Martin Griffiths said on Thursday he hopes the meeting will allow the government and Houthi rebels[…]
On Wednesday, Al-Khaleej reported that there was a clear disagreement between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the United Nations Human Rights Council. This revolved around the fact that Riyadh resisting efforts to hold Coalition leaders accountable for conditions in Yemen. On the other hand, it was noted that the[…]
Syria’s main opposition group has urged Russia to put pressure on the government of President Bashar al-Assad to shore up faltering efforts to end the conflict. The rebels’ comments on Monday at a fourth round of UN-backed talks in Geneva came as a ceasefire at home fell apart. The High[…]
UN-led negotiations on the war in Syria got off to a delayed start following disputes over the participation of the Syrian opposition delegation. Opposition representatives nearly missed the opening ceremony of the talks on Thursday after threatening not to attend over disagreements on the make-up and format of the session.[…]
Syria’s main opposition body on Sunday approved a new delegation to take part in Geneva peace talks later this month, which include Russian-backed blocs that have been critical of the armed insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad. The High Negotiation Committee, (HNC) the main umbrella group, said in a statement after[…]
Syrian opposition members meeting in Riyadh have postponed until Friday a decision on whether to attend peace talks due to start in Geneva the same day, delegates said. “I believe tomorrow we will take a decision” on whether or not to attend the UN-brokered negotiations, said one delegate from the[…]
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