EU could expand Russia sanctions next week if needed: Diplomats

The European Union could expand its sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis as early as next week, by targeting more people and companies with asset freezes, if Ukrainian rebels do not act to de-escalate tensions, diplomats said on Monday.

Poroshenko slams Russia`s `insufficient` support for peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday accused Russia of failing to fully back a peace plan to end the bloodshed in the east of his country.

Ukraine president releases 14-point peace plan to curb insurgency

Ukraine`s new Western-backed president on Friday released a sweeping peace plan for curbing a pro-Russian uprising in the separatist east that is threatening the ex-Soviet country`s survival.

Putin, Ukraine`s president discuss `peace plan`

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Russia`s Vladimir Putin to discuss a plan to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, the second late night phone conversation between the leaders this week, the Kremlin said.

Iran supports Assad`s peace plan

Iran Monday backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s new peace initiative, rejected by the Syrian opposition and the West.

Syrian diplomat in Russia to discuss peace plan

Just two days after UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to negotiate peace plan, Syria has sent top diplomats to Russia in order to discuss the same.

Syria defies cease-fire plan as peace hopes fade

Syrian troops defied a UN cease-fire plan launching fresh attacks on rebellious areas, but special envoy Kofi Annan said there was still time to salvage a truce.

Annan shocked by violence as Syria delays pullback

Annan`s peace plan foresees the withdrawal of the
Syrian army from protest cities on Tuesday.

Syria agrees to April 10 peace deadline: Kofi Annan

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the UNSC for support in implementing an April 10 deadline for Syria.

Syrian violence ignores peace diplomacy

Syria has accepted a ceasefire and peace plan drawn up by UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan, his spokesman said.

Yemen: 10 militants die as UN pushes peace plan

Security has collapsed across Yemen during the nine-month popular uprising seeking to oust Ali Abdullah Saleh.

AU officials meet on Madagascar peace plan

Marc Ravalomanana faces life in prison in Madagascar after being sentenced in absentia.

Palestinians urge Quartet to back peace plan

The Palestinians are determined to become an independent state by September.

`Militants want to submit J&K peace plan`

Militants expressed the willingness during a meeting with Kashmir interlocutors.

Bangkok violence hits as govt pushes peace plan

Two Thai policemen have been killed in attacks near anti-government protests, raising tensions.

Thai protesters refuse to quit, peace plan in limbo

The government and protesters squabbled over details of the peace plan put forward by Thailand`s PM.

Afghan insurgents present peace plan to Karzai: Report

A Taliban-linked Afghan insurgent group has presented a peace plan which envisages withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan by July this, much ahead of the date set by President Barack Obama.