South Sudan president signs peace deal despite concerns

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan`s president signed a peace deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he had "serious reservations".

Myanmar rebels shouldn't sign peace deal in haste: Suu Kyi

Myanmar's opposition leader has warned armed ethnic minority groups not to rush into signing a nationwide ceasefire deal, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November's general election his top priority.

US warns S Sudan President over refusal to sign peace deal

The United States urged South Sudan`s President Monday to sign a peace deal with rebels within two weeks to end 20 months of brutal civil war.

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal
Mali`s Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebel alliance signed a landmark deal on Saturday to end years of unrest in a nation riven by ethnic divisions and in the grip of a jihadist insurgency.

Conflict-scarred Mali on cusp of peace deal
Conflict-scarred Mali on cusp of peace deal

Mali`s Tuareg-led rebel alliance prepared Saturday to sign a landmark deal to end years of unrest in a nation riven by ethnic divisions and in the grip of a jihadist insurgency.

Mali militias leave key northern town ahead of peace deal

Pro-government militias withdrew from a flashpoint town in northern Mali on Friday, removing a key obstacle to a long-delayed UN-backed peace deal due to be signed this weekend.

Militia leaves key Mali town, reviving hopes for peace deal
Militia leaves key Mali town, reviving hopes for peace deal

Pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town in Mali`s restive north, officials told AFP on Thursday, removing a key obstacle to the country`s fragile peace process.

Israeli-Palestinian peace means boon for their economies: Study

A peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians based on the two-state solution would boost their economies by more than $150 billion, a new study by a US-based think tank revealed on Monday.

US says `critical` for Putin to live up to Ukraine truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday warned Russia this was a critical time to fulfil a fragile peace deal to end the fighting in Ukraine, after he held several hours of talks with President Vladimir Putin.

Mali rebels confirm refusal to sign peace deal

 Mali`s Tuareg-led rebellion reaffirmed in a statement Wednesday its refusal to sign a peace deal agreed by other armed groups and the government and due to be rubber stamped on May 15.

US says might talk to Iran about regional stability, cites Syria

 The US State Department said on Monday it might talk with Iran about promoting regional stability, noting it had been open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal if Tehran had altered its policy.

Former Central African presidents sign peace deal in Kenya

Former Central African Republic Presidents Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, despite their country`s transitional government and foreign partners dismissing the process.

Germany calls on Russia, Ukraine to move to next phase of peace deal

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine, ahead of talks about their implementation in Berlin on Monday.

UN, Myanmar leader hail draft peace deal

Myanmar`s president Tuesday signed a draft national ceasefire with armed rebel groups that the UN hailed as a "historic and significant achievement" as the country tries to end decades of civil war.

Myanmar, rebels agree landmark draft peace deal

Myanmar peace negotiators agreed the draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement on Monday, as the country edges closer to ending decades of conflict between ethnic minority groups and the government.

Algerian intermediaries table draft peace deal for Mali

Algerian intermediaries hosting peace talks between the Mali government and militants have produced a draft agreement transferring a raft of powers from Bamako to the country`s restive north.

White House denies US scheduled to meet with Taliban on peace deal

The White House denied reports that US officials planned to meet with the Taliban on Thursday, a spokeswoman said.

Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France.

Zoramthanga leaves to broker peace in Myanmar

Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga on Monday left Kolkata for Yangon to broker peace deal between the government of Myanmar and various ethnic groups in that country.

Arabs endorse Palestinian U.N. draft urging end of Israel occupation

Arab U.N. delegations on Monday endorsed a Palestinian proposal to forge a peace deal with Israel within a year and end Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017, despite fierce Israeli and U.S. opposition.