Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels announce December 9 ceasefire

Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels said on Thursday they had agree to halt fire across the eastern war zone on December 9 under the terms of a Kremlin-brokered truce.

UN Security Council pessimistic on swift South Sudan peace deal: Envoy

UN Security Council envoys said Wednesday they had little hope of a swift end to South Sudan`s eight-month long conflict, despite threatening sanctions during meetings with the warring leaders.

John Kerry slams `outrage` of failed South Sudan peace deal

The United States has lambasted South Sudan`s warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

Philippine peace deal in jeopardy as Muslim rebels cry foul

An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule for the war-torn region.

Borders, security `essential` to any Middle East peace deal: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry believes drawing up the borders of a future Palestinian state and agreeing to security arrangements for Israel will be "essential" if peace talks resume, the top US negotiator has said.

Russia says peace deal dead after Ukraine raids eastern town

Pro-Moscow rebels shot down two helicopter gunships Friday during an assault on the flashpoint Ukrainian town of Slavyansk, prompting a furious Russia to warn that the raid had destroyed a peace deal to defuse the crisis.

Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

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.

Netanyahu says peace deal would leave some settlements in Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday raised the possibility that some Jewish settlements would remain under Palestinian sovereignty if the two sides struck a peace deal.

Islamists say Jordan must freeze peace deal with Israel

Jordan`s opposition Islamists called on the government to freeze a 1994 peace treaty with Israel as the Knesset was Tuesday to debate Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Top Muslim rebel arrested ahead of Philippine peace deal

Philippine security forces arrested a key member of the country`s main Muslim rebel group, officials said Monday, potentially undermining a peace deal aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has left tens of thousands dead.

Cyprus President has `guarded optimism` on peace deal

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said he has "guarded optimism" that a UN-brokered peace process could end four decades of division on the ethnically split east Mediterranean island.

Hamas to challenge peace deal between Israel, Palestinians

A senior Hamas movement official warned Wednesday that his movement would violently confront any peace deal that might be reached between Israel and the Palestinians, Xinhua reported.

Peace deal still possible: Palestinian negotiator

The chief Palestinian negotiator in peace talks with Israel says the world needs to get tough with Israel over its continued settlement building to ensure the remaining five months of talks won`t be wasted.

DR Congo, M23 rebels fail to sign peace deal

The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels have failed to sign a peace deal hoped to be a key step in stabilising the conflict-prone east after Kinshasa demanded the agreement be revised.

US welcomes peace deal in Philippines

Hillary Clinton has welcomed the announcement of a peace agreement between the Philippines government and rebel group.

‘Egypt Islamists to honour peace deal with Israel’

In 1979, Egypt became the first Arab country to sign a
peace treaty with Israel.

Pakistan militant threatens to break peace

Hafiz Gul Bahadur cited US missile strikes and shelling by the Army as the reason for his threat.

Nepal peace deal sets stage for unity govt: PM

Bhattarai said that the consensus over concluding the
peace process and constitution drafting was historic.

Nepal parties agree on peace deal; US hails

The United States has welcomed the landmark agreement on Nepal Comprehensive Peace Accord.

Naga peace deal in `shortest possible time`

Brightening the prospects of
an early peace deal on the Naga issue, the government and the
NSCN-IM on Monday announced that they have "narrowed" down
differences and are working out a settlement in the "shortest
possible time".