Talks / negotiations
Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.
The first talks in a year between the two waring sides in the Syria conflict begin today (Jan 23) in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
Last minute diplomatic efforts by Mauritania to persuade Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down appear to have failed.
The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.
Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.
Britain’s deal for leaving the European Union should be “inferior” to membership, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday, taking aim at eurosceptics who claim the UK could ‘have its ca
A peace deal in Cyprus is difficult but possible – that was the message from a senior UN official as the leaders of the ethnically divided island arrived for day two of talks in…
Leaders from Cyprus have begun three days of meetings in Geneva with the aim of reuniting the island after decades of division.
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…
Syrian rebel groups have threatened to boycott peace talks being prepared for later this month in Kazakhstan.
Russian backed peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition have been penciled in for next month in Kazakhstan, if the cease-fire continues.
Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.
The Syrian army has intensified its aerial bombing of rebel-held positions close to Damascus.
The Russian foreign minister says Moscow has high hopes for ongoing talks with Ankara.
European and US authorities are seeking further high level talks with China over its plans to increase regulations on food imports.
The leaders of Cyprus and the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will meet in Geneva next month for a fresh round of talks on reuniting the island.
Colombia's Congress will ratify the revised peace deal with the FARC, but Alvaro Uribe leads opposition calling for fresh popular vote.
There has been a testy exchange of views on human rights and fundamental freedoms between the foreign ministers of Germany and Turkey.
A strong NATO is in the interests of both Europe and the United States, the head of the alliance said on Tuesday, following Donald Trump’s election victory.
The Colombian government and FARC rebel group have agreed new terms to end a deadly 52-year war.
President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump have held talks at the White House after the Republican businessman’s shock election victory.
Sergei Lavrov said other participants in peace process are 'sabotaging' it by backing extremist groups
Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have been back at the negotiating table in the Cuban capital Havana.
Colombia’s delayed peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels at the last minute – demanding that a politician, held captive for six months, is freed.
It has taken 10 months, but Spain appears to be finally on the verge of forming a new government.
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It comes after ten days of spontaneous protests by French police following an attack which left two officers badly wounded.