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On treadmill, Zelensky says Ukraine stuck without Putin summit

Kiev - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday took to a treadmill to stress the country will remain in stalemate until he talks to Russian leader Vladimir Putin at a key summit next week.

US calls back ambassador from S.Sudan

Washington - The United States, a key supporter of South Sudan, said it was calling back its ambassador for consultations as it shows frustration with dueling leaders' failure to form a government.

South Sudan rival leaders given 100 days to form unity government

Entebbe - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar on Thursday were given another 100 days to form a power-sharing government after failing to resolve differences, a fresh delay that prompted a sharp US warning that the fledgling nation neede...

Ukraine foes defer troop pullback, delaying key peace summit

Kiev - Ukrainian soldiers and Moscow-backed separatists deferred the last phase of a troop pullback in war-torn eastern Ukraine at the 11th hour on Monday, delaying a high-stakes summit with Russia.

Colombia's ex-rebels remove mines they left during war

El Paujil - A grenade blew off the hands of onetime FARC guerrilla Edwin Correa, but he only surrendered his rifle once a peace deal was struck nearly three years ago.

Jordan's 25-year peace with Israel 'cold and getting colder'

Apo - Twenty-five years after the signing of a landmark peace treaty, ties between Jordan and Israel mirror the ebbs and flows of a turbulent region, while many Jordanians still regard the Jewish state as an "enemy".

Lack of food pushes S.Sudan opposition troops to desert training camps

Rumbek - Hundreds of South Sudan opposition fighters are leaving cantonment sites set up to register and train them under a deal to end the country's war, claiming lack of food and medical supplies, authorities say.

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Bejing - China called for foreign governments not to interfere in its affairs Thursday, after a Norwegian politician nominated the "people of Hong Kong" for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Oslo - Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Bookies bet on Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, experts don't

Oslo - Bookies have Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg as the name to beat ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, although experts say Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed or a representative of the free press are more likely.

Colombia's FARC party expels rebel faction

Apo - The FARC political party in Colombia -- created out of a peace agreement between the former guerilla group and the government -- said on Wednesday they have expelled a band of dissidents who announced their return to arms.

Odds favour Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, but experts sceptical

Oslo - Bookmakers seem confident that Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is a shoo-in for the Nobel Peace Prize to be announced this week, but some experts are more cautious.

Youth activists like Greta Thunberg deserve Nobel nod: 2011 laureate

Geneva - Energised and inspiring youth activists leading the charge on climate change and gun control would be good picks for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, according to past winner Leymah Gbowee.

Cameroon opens dialogue to end anglophone separatist crisis

Yaound - Cameroon launched a national dialogue on Monday to end a separatist conflict in the country's anglophone provinces but hopes of a breakthrough were dimmed as key rebel leaders refused to participate.

Review: Steve Hackett stuns on 'Peace' video, to release live collection Special

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Hackett released his new music video for "Peace," which is sheer bliss. He will also be releasing "Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live" next month.

S.Korean leader proposes peace zone buffering North

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an "international peace zone" to replace the peninsula's divide, saying the idea would both reassure the North and inspire the world.

S.Korean leader proposes peace zone bordering North

New York - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday proposed that the United Nations create an "international peace zone" to replace the peninsula's divide, saying the idea would both reassure the North and inspire the world.

S.Sudan rebel leader to meet president in Juba: sources

Juba - South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar is expected to make his first visit to Juba in a year for talks Monday with President Salva Kiir, government and opposition sources told AFP.

Muslim rebels hand over guns in Philippines peace deal

Sultan Kudarat - Muslim rebels in the mainly Catholic Philippines began handing over their guns to independent foreign monitors Saturday, as part of a treaty aimed at ending a decades-long separatist insurgency that has left about 150,000 people dead.

Sidelined young Afghans pen 'letters of pain' as war rages

Kabul - Omaid Sharifi, who heads a Kabul-based art collective, sits in his studio and leafs through a stack of dozens of hand-written letters, reading out sentences at random.

Taliban supporters cheer US withdrawal plans

Kandahar - Taliban loyalists are cheering the prospect of a deal with the US that after 18 years of gruelling conflict will see "defeated" American "invaders" finally go home.

Son of famed Afghan commander Massoud steps into spotlight

Kabul - Eighteen years after the assassination of revered anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, his only son is hoping to continue the mission against the insurgents by jumping into Afghanistan's chaotic political fray.

Trump hails 'very good' discussions with the Taliban

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well.

As troops pull out, Ukraine frontline village fears for future

Pogorelov - While Ukrainian troops were stationed in her village, Anna felt safe despite living on the frontline of a war that has claimed thousands of lives over the last five years.

Latest round of US-Taliban talks finishes

Kabul - Taliban and US negotiators have wrapped up their latest round of talks for a deal that would see America shrink its troop presence in Afghanistan, both sides said Monday.

Cyprus rivals no nearer to reviving stalled UN talks

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders failed Friday to make progress in reviving UN-backed peace talks that collapsed more than two years ago but agreed to meet UN chief Antonio Guterres later this year."The two leaders...

Afghans prepare for Eid, hope for peace

Jalalabad - At a bustling outdoor market in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad, farmers tend to long-haired goats and customers choose an animal to slaughter for the upcoming Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

US Afghan envoy praises 'excellent progress' in Taliban talks

Doha - The US and the Taliban have made "excellent progress" in the latest round of talks in Doha to craft a peace deal, Washington's Afghanistan envoy said on Monday.

US-Taliban talks stretch into third day in Doha

Doha - Talks between the US and the Taliban stretched into a third day on Monday, with no immediate indication that a historic deal between the longtime foes had been reached.

Young Afghans wary as possible US-Taliban deal nears

Kabul - With momentum apparently building for a breakthrough in talks between Washington and the Taliban, younger Afghans whose lives have been overshadowed by nearly 18 years of war are sceptical any deal will bring them peace.
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