Peace essential for development, says SC judge

Supreme Court judge Justice T S Thakur, who was jointly felicitated during a programme in the Tripura High Court by the High Court Bar Association and Tripura Bar Association, has said that peace is the precondition for development.

UN appeals for $1.6bn for war-ravaged Yemen

The United Nations on Friday appealed for $1.6 billion to help the 21 million people in need of aid in war-torn Yemen, warning of a "looming catastrophe".

Assad, UN envoy agree to keep pressing for Syria peace

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura agreed Tuesday to continue talks to find a political solution to the ongoing conflict, Syria`s state news agency reported.

India committed to peaceful use of nuclear capabilities: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh said on Saturday that India was committed to the peaceful use of its nuclear capabilities.

Centre strongly on path of peace and development in Northeast: Jitendra Singh

The Centre was strongly on the path of peace and its endeavour for it and development in the Northeast will not be hampered by insurgent activities, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday.

Peace, terrorism, tolerance take centre-stage at religious congress

The words terrorism, peace and tolerance reverberated throughout the final day of the two-day Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions that was held at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in this Kazakhstan capital Astana.

Regional interests "undermine" South Sudan peace: Report

 South Sudan`s floundering peace talks are being undermined by the economic interests of the regional states leading the process, an advocacy group warned Wednesday.

Israeli defence minister sees no peace with Palestinians in his lifetime

Israel`s defence minister said on Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the Palestinians in his lifetime - one of the bleakest assessments from a top-level cabinet member since talks collapsed last year.

Time to take `bold political decisions`: G7 to warring Libyan sides

G7 leaders urged Libya`s warring factions to take "bold political decisions" at UN peace talks Monday, as fears grew that the oil producer is on the verge of collapsing into a failed state.

Ukraine talks postponed as Kiev blames Russian `sabotage`

Kiev on Tuesday accused Moscow of sabotaging Ukraine crisis talks, after a meeting in Minsk aimed at resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine was postponed.

Myanmar opposition, 88-Generation student group to work together

Myanmar opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and 88-Generation Peace and Open Society Group agreed on Wednesday to work on elections, constitution amendment and domestic peace process.

Colombian President calls for peace as FARC death toll climbs

The president of Colombia called Saturday for accelerated peace negotiations with FARC guerrillas, as local media reported that seven rebels had died in an ongoing government offensive.

After day of calm, Burundi orders immediate end to protests

 Burundi`s government on Saturday ordered protesters to immediately end weeks of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza`s third term bid and ordered all barricades to be removed within 48 hours.

Sri Lankan artist's ideas on peace in Kolkata exhibition
Sri Lankan artist's ideas on peace in Kolkata exhibition

 Ideas exploring concepts of freedom and space, captured through oil paintings by a Sri Lankan artist, will go on display at an exhibition beginning here on April 24, the organisers said on Saturday.

Only Samajwadi Parivar can bring peace to nation: Azam Khan

Welcoming the merger of Janata Parivar, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Tuesday stressed that only the socialist ideology can create an atmosphere of amity amidst hatred and anarchy.

Libya rivals discuss UN-backed peace proposals: Envoy

Libya`s rival parliaments discussed Wednesday proposals unveiled a day earlier aimed at ending violence and establishing a provisional government, UN envoy Bernardino Leon said.

Kurds rally in Turkey as militant leader expected to urge progress on peace

Tens of thousands of Kurds gathered in southeastern Turkey on Saturday to hear a message from jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, expected to reaffirm his commitment to a peace process despite a war of words with Ankara.

Colombia's ELN rebels call for US to step up in peace talks

Colombia`s ELN rebels have called on the US to assume responsibility for a role in the Colombian armed conflict, as peace talks make new strides forward.

Yoga balances humans with nature: U'khand Guv

Yoga is a means to place the human body and mind in balance with nature and has the unique ability to save people from the harmful effects of chemicals released in the human body due to stress and tension, Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul said Monday.

Ukraine says peace hopes `destroyed` as rebels assault town

Ukraine on Tuesday accused rebels and Russia of scuppering a fragile three-day-old ceasefire after insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades stormed a flashpoint town and engaged thousands of troops there in intense combat.