Lebanon and Israel have agreed to a framework for the United States-mediated talks aimed at ending a long-running dispute over borders that have been the front line of several conflicts. Lebanon and Israel, still in a formal state of war, have contested their land and maritime borders for decades, including[…]
Palestinian party Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority (PA) government in the occupied West Bank, will meet a Hamas delegation in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday as follow-up from a meeting earlier this month of the heads of Palestinian factions. The two rivals will discuss ending the internal[…]
Mali’s military government has pushed through a political charter to establish an 18-month transition government that could lead to the appointment of a soldier as interim president, despite objections from the coalition that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup. Approval for the road map, meant to chart the country’s[…]
Rival Afghans will meet starting on Sunday in Qatar, officials said, in a fresh attempt to make political headway as the United States seeks a peace deal with the Taliban within three months. The international efforts to bring warring Afghan sides to the negotiating table comes as the Taliban, which has been fighting the West-backed[…]
Talks meant to be held in Geneva next week between both sides of Syria’s civil war – opposition groups and President Bashar al-Assad’s government – are far from certain to take place. Although the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, briefed the Security Council in a closed meeting[…]
The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council were struggling to agree on a draft resolution endorsing an international bid to end the five-year-old civil war in Syria ahead of ministerial talks taking place in New York on Friday. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power,[…]
A ceasefire has taken effect in Yemen after more than a year of fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels in which thousands of people were killed. Fighting raged on Tuesday shortly before the 09:00 GMT start of the ceasefire, which was called by the Saudi-led coalition battling the Iran-backed[…]
World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth’s rising temperatures, with French President Francois Hollande saying the world was at a “breaking point” in the fight against global warming. Some 150 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping,[…]
Major powers meeting in Vienna have failed to reach an agreement on Syria, especially the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but found enough “common ground” to meet for a new round of talks in two weeks, even as the conflict enters a new phase with the deployment of[…]
Major backers of Syria’s warring rivals will seek to narrow divisions over the future of the country and its embattled President Bashar al-Assad. The US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Vienna on Friday, with the aim of achieving a political settlement to help end the Syrian[…]
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