Aziz to revive talks between Afghan government, Taliban

Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Friday arrived in Afghanistan to revive the stalled peace talks between the government and the Taliban insurgents.

Pak accuses India of sabotaging peace efforts

 Pakistan has accused India of sabotaging peace efforts and putting the regional security and stability at stake by objecting to include Kashmir issue in the bilateral dialouge.

France sees Assad`s `neutralisation` as pre-condition for peace

 French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the "neutralisation" of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was a pre-condition to resolving the crisis in the war-torn country.

Bijoy Hrankhawl wants to act as 'interlocutor' in peace talks

A former insurgent turned politician, Bijoy Hrankhawl, on Monday offered to be an "interlocutor" in the ongoing tripartite peace talks between the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), the state government and the Centre.

Puri-based sand artist appeals for Indo-Pak peace through sculpture

Popular sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik of Odisha has created a sand sculpture titled `Bring Peace` with a design of the India and Pakistan flags.

US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to continue peace talks with Taliban

The United States has urged Pakistan and Afghanistan to continue to take forward the process of reconciliation with the Afghan Taliban, with a goal of ending violence in the area.

UN Security Council backs new Syria peace plan

The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed a new push for peace talks in Syria adopted by Russia and the other 14 member states, despite reservations from Venezuela.

South Sudan rivals hold peace talks on deadline day

 South Sudan`s warring rivals held peace talks on Monday in a bid to broker a deal to end its civil war, hours ahead of deadline to avoid possible sanctions.

South Sudan govt suspends peace talks despite sanctions threat

 South Sudan`s government said Friday it was pulling out of peace talks to end a 20-month long civil war after rebel forces split despite international threats of sanctions.

Rival Libya factions resume peace talks in Geneva

 Rival Libyan factions were set to resume peace talks on Tuesday after a partial deal was reached last month, but hopes for a lasting ceasefire remain dim without the support of key power brokers. 

Warring South Sudan rivals restart peace talks

South Sudan's rival forces began peace talks on Thursday, as international pressure mounts ahead of an August 17 deadline to strike a deal to end 19 months of civil war.

Ukraine leader calls in generals after failed peace talks

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his top generals Tuesday to discuss the latest failed peace talks with pro-Russian militias, aimed at stemming clashes that saw seven troops killed in another wave of attacks.

4 killed ahead of new Ukraine peace talks

 Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in widespread clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came only hours ahead of fresh talks on ending the 15-month separatist revolt.

New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour urges unity in ranks in first audio message
New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour urges unity in ranks in first audio message

New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar.

Afghan Taliban stay mum on Mullah Omar death reports
Afghan Taliban stay mum on Mullah Omar death reports

The Taliban today rejected reports of any fresh round of peace talks expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul's reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.

Taliban, Afghan govt to hold second round of talks by July-end

The Afghanistan government and the Taliban representatives are expected to hold the second round of their peace talks at the end of this month, officials said on Saturday.

Second round of Afghan peace talks likely next week in China

China is likely to host a second round of peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives next week, an Afghan official said on Friday, raising hopes for progress toward a political settlement to end years of bloodshed.

Issues can be resolved if India, Pak have 'will': Abdul Basit
Issues can be resolved if India, Pak have 'will': Abdul Basit

Amid the ongoing tension between the two countries over ceasefire violations, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Saturday said his country is committed to improving ties with India and that issues between both the countries could be resolved if they have the "will".

Taliban leader approves Afghan peace talks

Elusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar on Wednesday described the peace talks with the Afghan government as "legitimate" and announced his outfit`s readiness for talks.

Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Taliban: Official
Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Taliban: Official

An Afghan delegation has travelled to Islamabad in the latest bid to start peace talks with the Taliban, officials said Tuesday, though there was no confirmation the militants would take part.