Libya rivals back in Morocco for fresh peace talks

Libya`s warring factions arrived Thursday in Morocco for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks aimed at putting an end to months of fighting in the stricken North African state.

Two Ukraine troops killed ahead of peace talks

Ukraine on Monday reported the death of two soldiers in the past day of fighting with pro-Russian insurgents across the industrial east.

Three killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks

Ukraine on Sunday reported the death of two soldiers, while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev`s forces of killing a civilian as fresh clashes preceded peace talks aimed at ending the 15-month war.

Inaction on Mideast peace risks setting conflict "ablaze": France

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.

UN hopeful of Yemen truce, door is open for more talks

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.

Air strikes hit elite Yemen forces, Geneva truce talks break off

 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.

No agreement at Yemen peace talks in Geneva: Foreign minister

Yemen`s warring parties have failed to reach a deal at UN-hosted peace negotiations in Geneva that are set to wrap up Friday, Yemen`s foreign minister in exile said.

Air strikes hit Yemen Republican Guard camps, Geneva talks struggle
Air strikes hit Yemen Republican Guard camps, Geneva talks struggle

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.

Colombian government, FARC rebels resume dialogue
Colombian government, FARC rebels resume dialogue

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country`s largest insurgent group, have resumed their peace talks in the Cuban capital of Havana.

New Ukraine peace talks fail to halt escalating clashes

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.

Taliban, Afghan government attend Norway conference

Taliban militants and an Afghan government delegation both attended a conference on conflict resolution in Norway on Tuesday, but peace talks between the two camps were not officially on the agenda.

Deadly clashes precede new Ukraine peace talks

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.

UN's Ban urges two-week Yemen truce as opens peace talks

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.

Yemen peace talks in Geneva postponed to Monday: UN statement

Peace talks between Yemen`s warring parties have been postponed to Monday from Sunday as one delegation is arriving late in Geneva, a United Nations statement said.

Yemen rebel ally welcomes Swiss peace talks

 The party of Yemen`s former strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key rebel ally, on Tuesday welcomed UN-brokered peace talks due to open in Switzerland at the weekend.

Israeli PM calls on Palestinians to resume peace talks

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday called on the Palestinians to start "open-ended" direct peace talks with Israel "without preconditions".

Libya rivals ready for peace talks as G7 urges `bold` decisions

Libya`s warring factions geared up for crunch talks Monday as world leaders called for "bold political decisions" to prevent the oil-rich nation crumbling into a failed state. 

UN sets Yemen talks for June 14 in Geneva

The United Nations announced Saturday that peace talks between Yemeni rebels and the government will begin in Geneva on June 14.
 

Yemen rebels fire Scud in new threat to peace talks

Yemeni rebels flexed their muscles Saturday by firing a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia just days before they are to sit down with the exiled, Saudi-backed regime for peace talks in Switzerland.

Yemen government says no peace talks with Houthis yet

 Yemen`s exiled government will not agree to peace talks with Houthi rebels until they implement a United Nations Security Council resolution requiring they quit cities and hand over captured weapons, Vice President Khaled Bahah said on Tuesday.