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Israel`s Livni calls for direct talks with Palestinians

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 06:17

Israel`s chief negotiator called on Saturday for direct talks with the Palestinians, as attempts continue to prevent the collapse of peace negotiations.

Iran says nuclear expert talks `useful`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 20:35

Nuclear talks between technical experts from Iran and world powers preparing for a third round of talks next week on a lasting deal were "useful", Iran`s lead negotiator said on Saturday.

Next round of Pakistan government-Taliban talks being planned

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 15:34

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has convened a joint meeting Saturday between the peace talks committees of the government and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

John Kerry warns US is evaluating role in Middle East peace talks

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Washington was evaluating whether it was worth continuing its role in Middle East peace talks, signalling his patience with the Israelis and Palestinians was running out.

White House defends `tireless` Kerry`s Mideast push

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 01:46

The White House Friday defended "tireless" Secretary of State John Kerry, saying his long-odds Middle East peace bid had not been a waste of time because the stakes were so high.

Pak Taliban extends ceasefire until April 10

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 19:31

The Pakistani Taliban on Friday extended the ceasefire until April 10 and said it would decide later on the future course of action on peace talks with the government.

Mideast peace talks not open-ended: Kerry

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 19:29

The Obama administration will reevaluate its role in foundering Middle East peace talks following negative steps by both Israel and the Palestinians that have brought the negotiations to virtual collapse, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.

Pakistan Taliban extend ceasefire for 10 days after prisoner release

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 13:19

The Pakistani Taliban have extended their March ceasefire until April 10, a spokesman said Friday, following the release of a batch of low-level prisoners by the Pakistani government.

Pakistan Taliban divided over continuation of ceasefire

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 21:05

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) seems split on whether or not to extend the ceasefire with one faction claiming that they will launch attacks soon while another saying a formal decision is yet to be made.

Pakistan denies releasing Taliban prisoners

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:40

The Pakistan government Thursday denied reports that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prisoners have been released in an effort to revive the peace talks.

Pakistan frees 16 Taliban prisoners in bid to revive peace talks

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 15:05

Pakistan has freed at least sixteen Taliban prisoners with the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said on Thursday, in a move designed to invigorate a shaky peace process with the militant group.

Peaceful power handover in Afghan will protect gains: Kerry

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 07:55

Days ahead of the crucial presidential elections in Afghanistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said peaceful handover of power in the war ravaged country will help protect the gains made in the last 12 years.