peace talks

Historic Afghan talks present ‘major opportunity’ for peace: UN Secretary-General

The first ever direct talks between Afghan Government representatives and the Taliban which began on Saturday, present “a major opportunity” to finally realise the “long-held aspirations” of the people, for a peaceful future, the UN chief has said.

Friday’s Daily Brief: Syria war update as talks continue, ‘credible evidence’ Morsi death due to prison conditions, force condemned in Chile protests

A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: Ongoing upheaval threatens civilians in Syria; ‘Brutal’ prison conditions may have prompted Morsi’s death; Rights experts condemn use of force in Chile protests; ICJ will hear claims by Ukraine; 60,000 youth refugees who travelled alone, in need across Italy. 

News in Brief 31 October 2018

  • ‘Resilience and sustainability’: Necessary investments for global urbanization
  • One-month goal for UN to re-launch Yemen peace talks
  • Mushrooms battle some of humanity’s greatest challenges – UN-backed report
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Syria envoy calls for US, Russia action on talks

Hopes of fresh talks to decide the future of Syria depend on the United States and Russia doing more to make them happen, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Thursday.

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Peace talks on Yemen conflict soon to get underway

Negotiations aimed at ending the bloodshed in Yemen will soon get underway, aimed at restoring peace to the beleaguered country.

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