Peace closer than ever, say Colombian govt, FARC

This is the most promising of the four peace processes the Colombian government has attempted since the FARC's founding in 1964.

Thousands of Israelis rally for peace talks with Palestinians

The demonstrators chanted "Jews and Arabs don't want to hate each other".

Want to bring Afghan Taliban back to peace talks: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said his government wants to bring the Afghan Taliban back to the negotiations with the Afghan government.

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UN Syria envoy seeks to restart peace talks

The UN`s envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, held meetings this week aimed at reviving peace talks, a statement said Tuesday, amid mounting pressure to end the four-year war.

UN envoy to meet Yemen government after it spurned peace talks

 The United Nations envoy to Yemen will return to Saudi Arabia to meet with members of the exiled Yemeni government after it pulled out of U.N.-mediated peace talks with its Houthi adversaries, the U.N. press office said on Monday.

Yemen government rejects talks, launches major offensive

 Yemen`s exiled government backed out of UN-brokered peace talks as loyalist forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition launched a major offensive Sunday against Shiite Huthi rebels.

Aziz to revive talks between Afghan government, Taliban

Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Friday arrived in Afghanistan to revive the stalled peace talks between the government and the Taliban insurgents.

Pak accuses India of sabotaging peace efforts

 Pakistan has accused India of sabotaging peace efforts and putting the regional security and stability at stake by objecting to include Kashmir issue in the bilateral dialouge.

France sees Assad`s `neutralisation` as pre-condition for peace

 French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the "neutralisation" of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was a pre-condition to resolving the crisis in the war-torn country.

Bijoy Hrankhawl wants to act as 'interlocutor' in peace talks

A former insurgent turned politician, Bijoy Hrankhawl, on Monday offered to be an "interlocutor" in the ongoing tripartite peace talks between the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), the state government and the Centre.

Puri-based sand artist appeals for Indo-Pak peace through sculpture

Popular sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik of Odisha has created a sand sculpture titled `Bring Peace` with a design of the India and Pakistan flags.

US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to continue peace talks with Taliban

The United States has urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to continue to take forward the process of reconciliation with the Afghan Taliban, with a goal of ending violence in the area.

UN Security Council backs new Syria peace plan

The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed a new push for peace talks in Syria adopted by Russia and the other 14 member states, despite reservations from Venezuela.

South Sudan rivals hold peace talks on deadline day

 South Sudan`s warring rivals held peace talks on Monday in a bid to broker a deal to end its civil war, hours ahead of deadline to avoid possible sanctions.

South Sudan govt suspends peace talks despite sanctions threat

 South Sudan`s government said Friday it was pulling out of peace talks to end a 20-month long civil war after rebel forces split despite international threats of sanctions.

Rival Libya factions resume peace talks in Geneva

 Rival Libyan factions were set to resume peace talks on Tuesday after a partial deal was reached last month, but hopes for a lasting ceasefire remain dim without the support of key power brokers. 

Warring South Sudan rivals restart peace talks

South Sudan's rival forces began peace talks on Thursday, as international pressure mounts ahead of an August 17 deadline to strike a deal to end 19 months of civil war.

Ukraine leader calls in generals after failed peace talks

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his top generals Tuesday to discuss the latest failed peace talks with pro-Russian militias, aimed at stemming clashes that saw seven troops killed in another wave of attacks.

4 killed ahead of new Ukraine peace talks

 Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in widespread clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came only hours ahead of fresh talks on ending the 15-month separatist revolt.