Talks / negotiations
The fighting has underscored the bleak prospects for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks that are underway in Geneva.
Round five of the Geneva peace talks on Syria has begun with a warning from the war-torn nation’s chief negotiator.
The UN outlines the agenda for the next round of Geneva peace talks on Syria after eight days of discussions produced little progress.
A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de
Analysts predict familiar disagreements are likely to resurface at the Geneva IV talks, despite massive changes in the military and political context.
Hardly historical bedfellows, Saudi Arabia and Israel both lashed out at Iran on Sunday – signalling a growing alignment in their interests.
Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu holds his first-ever talks with a Republican US president when he meets Donald Trump on Wednesday.
The Colombian government and the country's second-largest rebel group have begun official negotiations in Ecuador hoping to end a 50-year war.
Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries have denounced the new US President's tough immigration policies and border wall project.
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…
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.