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.
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.
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".
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday that the stalemate in the peace process risked setting the conflict "ablaze" and urged both sides to return to the negotiating table quickly.
Talks on the war in Yemen ended without agreement on a ceasefire on Friday but the United Nations special envoy who presided over the process said the door was open for more dialogue and he was still hopeful of a truce.
Saudi-led warplanes bombed elite Republican Guard forces allied with the dominant Houthi faction in Yemen`s conflict on Friday, residents said, and UN-sponsored ceasefire talks broke off without a deal to end nearly three months of fighting.
Saudi-led warplanes bombed elite Republican Guard forces allied with the dominant Houthi faction in Yemen`s civil war on Friday, residents said, as UN diplomats in Geneva struggled to nudge the various sides towards a ceasefire deal.
Ukraine on Tuesday reported the death of two soldiers as a fresh round of European-mediated talks with pro-Russian insurgents failed to break a deadlock over the future status of eastern separatist enclaves.
Ukraine on Tuesday reported the death of two soldiers in advance of European-mediated talks with pro-Russian insurgents aimed at breaking a deadlock over the future status of eastern separatist enclaves.
The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen on Monday with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying the country was on the verge of a collapse that the Middle East could not withstand.