Netanyahu`s Palestine strategy rapped by Israeli coalition partners

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s handling of the now-moribund Palestinian peace negotiations drew criticism from both sides of his own coalition on Sunday, and one partner said relations with the United States had plunged to an all-time low.

Myanmar forms peace group to deal with ethnic insurgents

A high-level peace group headed by President U Thein Sein has been formed in Myanmar to carry out peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups in the country.