At least 18 people were killed and 44 others wounded in fierce clashes in Libya`s second largest city of Benghazi, medical sources said on Tuesday, even as a new round of peace talks gets going in Geneva.
Diplomats must take a fresh look at the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the hopes of reviving the negotiations after March elections in Israel, the EU`s foreign policy chief said on Tuesday.
A new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine will be held in Berlin on Wednesday evening with the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France taking part, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.
Libya's Islamist-backed parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), announced Sunday to join the UN-sponsored peace talks on the condition that they were held within Libya, according to officials.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed Thursday that the delayed talks on Ukraine conflict with leaders of Russia, France and Germany will take place at the end of the month, Kazakhstan said Thursday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday backed Russia-led bid for fresh talks to bring about a peaceful resolution to the catastrophic Syrian crisis that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced nearly three-quarters of the war-torn country's population.
Ukraine said on Tuesday that a peace summit President Petro Poroshenko had hoped to convene to end his ex-Soviet republic`s separatist uprising would require more preparation and talks with pro-Russian rebels.
Ukranian and rebel envoys concluded "difficult" marathon talks on Wednesday without agreeing the date of a new round aimed at ending the pro-Russian uprising devastating the ex-Soviet state`s industrial east.
The United Nations informed the Security Council on Tuesday that rival factions in Libya have agreed "in principle" to hold a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the escalating political crisis early in the new year.
The FARC and the Colombian government agreed Wednesday to resume peace talks that stalled over the kidnap of an army general, according to Cuba and Norway, the two countries shepherding the peace process.