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Syria at `critical moment`, China tells opposition chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 16:25

Syria has reached a "critical moment" as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks, China`s foreign minister told the warring nation`s opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Beijing Wednesday.

Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 15:54

A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed, an official said, after a fatal shooting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed on Palestinian leaders.

Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:14

The Philippines said Wednesday it was confident a peace deal with the country`s largest Muslim rebel group would hold despite fresh clashes that left four of its members dead.

UN`s Ban presses Netanyahu, Abbas over peace talks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 02:10

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to encourage them to keep alive the faltering peace process.

Formal talks between govt, Pak Taliban to start this week

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 22:44

Pakistan on Sunday said it will start formal comprehensive peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban in a couple of days, and would also release 12-13 "non-combatants" as part of confidence-building measures.

Pak to release 12 Taliban militants: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:33

Pakistan will release 12 "low profile suspected militants" from detention as part of confidence-building measures to prepare for the second round of direct peace talks with the banned Taliban.

TTP discusses extending truce in Pakistan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 13:08

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has met to decide on extending the ceasefire in Pakistan and the progress of peace talks with the government, a media report said Saturday.

Israeli peace activist Ron Pundak dead at 59

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:23

Ron Pundak, a longtime peace activist and architect of the 1993 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, died at home of cancer Friday, aged 59, Haaretz daily reported.

Muslims can never trust Modi: Peace Party

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:54

Peace Party President Dr Ayub on Thursday attacked BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying Muslims of the country were afraid of him ever since the post Godhra riots in 2002.

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 22:21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened the Palestinians with unilateral steps over their renewed statehood bid and asserted that Israel will not seek a peace deal "at any price".

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.

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).