An Arab League meeting on Wednesday will focus on the Palestinian cause after the Israel-UAE “normalisation” deal, with analysts suggesting division rather than usual unity on the issue will dominate the discussion. The run-up to the virtual session has already left a sour taste for the Palestinian leadership. On Sunday,[…]
Afghan politicians are set to attend a two-day meeting with the Taliban in Moscow this week, AFP reported officials as saying on Monday. The meeting is scheduled to run on May 27-28 to mark the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said the[…]
The UN envoy for Yemen has said the country’s warring parties have agreed to attend negotiations in Sweden aimed at ending more than three years of brutal war. Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council on Friday that the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels had shown a “renewed commitment” to work on a[…]
The government of Burundi has said it will not attend peace talks scheduled to resume in Tanzania on Thursday, although the main opposition alliance has confirmed its participation. The talks are meant to find an end to a violent political crisis that began in 2015 after President Pierre Nkurunziza said[…]
The Mozambique government and opposition party Renamo have resumed talks despite the Oct. 9 killing of a senior Renamo official by unidentified gunmen, the state news agency AIM said on Wednesday. The death of Jeremias Pondeca, a member of the Joint Commission set up to find ways to overcome a[…]
At least 16 people have been killed in a Syrian government air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo as the United Nations warned that a delicate ceasefire was crumbling. The attack on the Al Quds hospital on Wednesday evening killed several medical staff and other civilians, including[…]
The next round of peace talks between Yemen’s government and Iran-backed Houthi militia scheduled for next week have been postponed, Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel Malak al-Mekhlafi said Saturday. “The negotiations will not take place on the announced date of Jan. 14,” Mekhlafi said on the phone from Cairo. “They will[…]
Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States held talks on Monday to resurrect a stalled Afghan peace process and end nearly 15 years of bloodshed, even as fighting with Taliban insurgents intensifies. Senior officials from the four countries are meeting in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, to launch a[…]
Warnings of widespread starvation are growing as pro-government forces besiege an opposition-held town in Syria and winter bites, darkening the already bleak outlook for peace talks the United Nations hopes to convene this month. The blockade of Madaya, near the border with Lebanon, has become a focal issue for Syrian[…]
Syria is ready to take part in peace talks in Geneva and hopes that the dialogue will help the country form a national unity government, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Thursday. The U.N. Security Council last Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a[…]
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