"There is a risk that Putin will read congratulatory messages from Western leaders like European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump as a plea for a return to business as usual."
Director of Foreign Policy, Centre for European Reform
""A powerful explosion rocked this area and right after that I saw many people running away.""
"“Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another.”"
Former Playboy model
"“Instead of engaging on the substantive concern, Russia has sought to confuse the picture with at best misleading procedural arguments.""
UK Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament
""The dark arts have arrived in full force online.""
US Democratic Congressman
"I won't be throwing fish anywhere."
"Elections come and go but Gambia remains. There are rules governing the campaign and all aspiring candidates have the rules."
""It was a case like that. It opened like this. And the money was inside.""
National Liberation Army of Colombia are sitting down with the goverment in Ecuador to begin peace talks to end more than 50 years of conflict.
Colombian coca farmers fear for the future
The three countries sponsoring the Syrian talks – Russia, Iran and Turkey – have agreed to monitor jointly a three-week fragile ceasefire.
There is said to be a note of “cautious optimism” going into the second and final day of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel…
Major powers at the Paris peace summit send a message to Trump that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the only way forward
Though the summit will call on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to re-state their commit to the two-state solution, neither side will be represented at the Paris conference.
The leaders of both Cypriot communities, Nikos Anastasiadis, for the Greeks and Mustafa Akinci for the Turks, are examining the thorniest issues blocking the reunification of…
The Colombian Congress has passed a law offering amnesty to thousands of FARC rebels laying down their arms.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel must halt the construction of settlements in the West Bank before peace talks can begin.
Israel's prime minister has denounced a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry which said settlement building is holding back peace.
Speaking in Washington, the US Secretary of State said that the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank endangers peace.
Reports say the plan aims to expand the ceasefire that was put in place in Aleppo to allow for civilian and rebel evacuations
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Santos collects Nobel Prize in Oslo for deal with FARC Quotes anti-war song by Bob Dylan, 2016 literature winner Hopes Colombian deal can inspire peace talks elsewhere Colombian President Juan Ma
Juan Manuel Santos spoke from Norway on the eve of receiving the award, saying it helped spur the push for peace.
The new accord approved by Congress gives the country's largest rebel group six months to abandon its weapons.
The initial agreement with the rebel group was rejected in a national referendum in October.
Colombia's Congress will ratify the revised peace deal with the FARC, but Alvaro Uribe leads opposition calling for fresh popular vote.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono have signed another, revised peace deal.
They say it is still too lax on those guilty of serious crimes and want it ratified by another referendum, not voted by Congress as is the plan.