Syria peace talks hit trouble after Damascus blast kills 60

The United Nations is aiming for six months of negotiations, first seeking a ceasefire, later working toward a political settlement to the civil war.

Syrian opposition puts off decision on peace talks

A major Syrian opposition group Wednesday postponed a decision on joining peace talks in Switzerland, as wrangling over who will go threatens to derail the biggest push yet to resolve the war.

Syria opposition resume Riyadh meeting on peace talks

An important component of Syria`s opposition resumed discussions in the Saudi capital on Wednesday to decide whether to join peace talks in Geneva.

Eliminating nuclear weapons strategic priority: John Kerry

Eliminating nuclear weapons in the region is his country's strategic priority, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said here.

Afghan official warns Taliban on staying out of peace talks

A senior Afghan official on Tuesday warned the Taliban against staying out of the peace process with the government in Kabul, saying that insurgents who opt for war will face serious consequences.

Sushma Swaraj meets Rajnath Singh amid uncertainty over peace talks with Pakistan

Sushma Swaraj meets Rajnath Singh amid uncertainty over peace talks with Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, amid the uncertainty over the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks scheduled in Islamabad on January 15 after the Pathankot terror attack. 

Afghanistan to include female negotiators in upcoming peace talks?

Afghanistan to include female negotiators in upcoming peace talks?

The Afghan government should include female negotiators in the upcoming multistate meeting on the Afghan peace process, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Pathankot terror attack raises questions on Indo-Pak talks; here's what experts say

Pathankot terror attack raises questions on Indo-Pak talks; here's what experts say

The terror attack at the Pathankot air base may have raised questions on the about-to-be-resumed official dialogue between India and Pakistan, but experts say the best response to such incidents would be to continue the peace process that has just begun.

Four nations to meet on Afghan peace talks on January 16

The first round of quadrilateral meeting of Pakistan, Afghanistan, US and China will take place on January 16 to work out a clear and comprehensive road map for a meaningful Afghan peace process, Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday.

Peace talks on Yemen end without major agreement

Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Sunday announced the end of the latest peace talks on Yemen.

John Kerry says deal to end Cyprus division `within reach`

"In recent months it has become clear that the ground really is shifting. And tangible progress is being made," Kerry said after separate talks with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders.

Involve ULFA leader Chetia in peace talks: Gogoi to Centre

Assam Chief Minister appealed to the central government to involve ULFA leader Anup Chetia in the ongoing peace talks with the insurgent group.

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.