Sri Lankan artist's ideas on peace in Kolkata exhibition
Sri Lankan artist's ideas on peace in Kolkata exhibition

 Ideas exploring concepts of freedom and space, captured through oil paintings by a Sri Lankan artist, will go on display at an exhibition beginning here on April 24, the organisers said on Saturday.

Only Samajwadi Parivar can bring peace to nation: Azam Khan

Welcoming the merger of Janata Parivar, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Tuesday stressed that only the socialist ideology can create an atmosphere of amity amidst hatred and anarchy.

Libya rivals discuss UN-backed peace proposals: Envoy

Libya`s rival parliaments discussed Wednesday proposals unveiled a day earlier aimed at ending violence and establishing a provisional government, UN envoy Bernardino Leon said.

Kurds rally in Turkey as militant leader expected to urge progress on peace

Tens of thousands of Kurds gathered in southeastern Turkey on Saturday to hear a message from jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, expected to reaffirm his commitment to a peace process despite a war of words with Ankara.

Colombia's ELN rebels call for US to step up in peace talks

Colombia`s ELN rebels have called on the US to assume responsibility for a role in the Colombian armed conflict, as peace talks make new strides forward.

Yoga balances humans with nature: U'khand Guv

Yoga is a means to place the human body and mind in balance with nature and has the unique ability to save people from the harmful effects of chemicals released in the human body due to stress and tension, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul said Monday.

Ukraine says peace hopes `destroyed` as rebels assault town

Ukraine on Tuesday accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town and engaged thousands of troops there in intense combat.

Conflict-prone nation Myanmar marks unity day

Myanmar's government on Thursday held a somber ceremony marking the nation's symbolic unification after the colonial era, but a coveted ceasefire with ethnic rebel groups remained out of reach as conflict sweeps across northern borderlands.

US, UK and Norway call for S.Sudan peace within a month

The United States, the United Kingdom and Norway called on Friday for rival factions in the South Sudan conflict to reach a final peace agreement in a month and form a transitional government by July.

Give peace a chance, say Philippine and rebel negotiators

 Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea Saturday for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the guerrillas.

India for greater female participation in UN peace efforts

 To protect women caught in conflicts, India has called for greater female participation in UN peace efforts and a broader approach that focuses on "peacebuilding" rather than concentrating on traditional peacekeeping operations.

Make Mizoram a place to live with prosperity, peace: Guv

Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday appealed to the people to give their best to the state so that Mizoram could be a place where all could live with dignity, peace, prosperity and happiness.

Zee Japur Lit Fest: Pakistan, India must hold talks at all costs, says Kasuri

 India and Pakistan must hold talks at all costs, said Pakistan's former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri whose forthcoming book reveals how tantalisingly close the two countries came to a solution to the Kashmir issue in 2007.

Israeli president calls on Abbas to renew peace talks

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today urged his Palestinian counterpart to renew peace talks instead of pursuing efforts at the International Criminal Court or United Nations.

Peacekeeper killed in fresh attack on UN camp in Mali

A peacekeeper with the UN force in Mali was killed early on Saturday when gunmen launched a fresh attack on the camp housing UN troops in the country`s north, UN officials said.

Myanmar president meets political parties for peace, development

 Myanmar President U Thein Sein here Monday met some leaders of the country`s political parties for discussions on major domestic issues concerning peace and development.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry begins European talks

The Palestinian leadership on Sunday said it planned to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council setting a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, as US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a flurry of European meetings to revive the stalled peace process.

Destructive tsunami also brought peace to conflict-riven Aceh

When a tsunami engulfed Indonesia's Aceh a decade ago, it not only killed tens of thousands of people but also wiped the slate clean in the conflict-racked, poverty-stricken province and paved the way for peace.

Pope Francis, Dalai Lama seek global effort for peace

Pope Francis I and the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the XIV Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Friday expressed their hopes for achieving world peace and encouraged humanity to resolve its conflicts through a vision of global brotherhood.

Zee Media Exclusive with Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

Zee Media talked exclusively with Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi.