Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process if its chief Ranjan Daimary not released

The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30.

Ban Ki-moon slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday slammed Israeli settlement building and warned against "provocations" at Jerusalem's holy sites, calling for renewed peace talks to avoid further conflict with the Palestinians.

Gaza peace prospects shaky after Hamas refusal to disarm

Prospects of a final deal on a long-term Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas were seen as shaky on Friday after its leader ruled out Israeli demands to disarm the Palestinian militant group.

Israel spied on Kerry during peace talks: Report

Israel eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

UN chief urges Israel to `do far more` to spare Gaza civilians

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged Israel to "exercise maximum restraint" and spare the lives of civilians in its campaign in Gaza, where Sunday`s Palestinian death toll passed 100.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

A UN official has said that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave for the Middle East tomorrow to help mediate the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.

Mali govt, rebels swap prisoners ahead of peace talks

Tuareg rebels and the Malian government on Tuesday exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers, an AFP correspondent witnessed.

Colombia rebels, government, resume Havana peace talks

Marxist FARC rebels and representatives from Colombia`s government sat down together on Tuesday for the first time in more than a month, tying up loose ends as they embark on a new round of peace talks.

Resume peace talks with KNO: Mizoram CM to Rajnath Singh

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to resume peace talks with Manipur`s Kuki National Organisation (KNO) leadership soon, an official statement today said.

New round of Ukraine peace talks open in eastern city

Pro-Russian separatist leaders and mediators for the Kiev government met in the city of Donetsk on Friday in new consultations on ending the fighting in Ukraine`s Russian-speaking east, a spokeswoman for the rebels said.

Russia`s Putin calls for long-term Ukraine ceasefire, peace talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday a long-term ceasefire was needed in Ukraine to allow talks between the Kiev government and representatives of eastern regions where rebels are waging an armed insurgency.

Colombia presidential run-off a referendum on peace talks

Colombia on Sunday will hold a presidential run-off that has become a referendum on peace talks under way with Latin America`s oldest insurgency.

Japan`s Abe talks peace in Asia with Pope Francis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed ways of promoting peace and stability in Asia at a meeting with Pope Francis on Friday, the Vatican said in a statement.

South Sudan rebel leader in Kenya for talks

The leader of South Sudan`s rebels, former vice president Riek Machar, is in Nairobi for talks on regional efforts to end his country`s nearly six-month-old civil war, officials said Friday.

Fugitive Thai minister says army led government into trap

Thailand`s top generals lured the former government and its supporters into a trap by arranging peace talks between political heavyweights then seizing power in a coup moments later, a deposed minister said on Sunday.

Sharif`s India visit: Sand artist creates image on peace

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Sunday created a sand sculpture on peace in Odisha ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s visit to India.

Kerry meets Abbas for first time since collapse of peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry met late Wednesday in London with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas for their first face-to-face talks since the peace process collapsed last month, US officials said.

Myanmar, Kachin rebel group to strengthen peace process

The Myanmar government and the ethnic rebel group Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) Tuesday agreed to ensure non-recurrence of incidents that hinder the peace process as well as mistaken reports of media that spoil understanding between the two sides.

Thai Prime Minister open to talks with protesters

Thailand`s new Prime Minister today offered talks with his political rivals trying to topple the government, even as protesters marched to the vacated premier`s office compound as part of their "final push" to install an unelected leader.

Dialogue with Taliban should have a concise agenda: Pakistan

Pakistan today said there is "unanimous consensus" that the dialogue process with the Taliban should have a concise agenda and talks should take place under well defined parameters.