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South Sudan rebels, army trade blame for fresh fighting

Juba - South Sudan's army and rebels accused each other of sparking fresh fighting on Saturday in the north-east, hours before the start of a ceasefire to end a brutal 20-month civil war.

South Sudan rebel chief orders ceasefire

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's rebel chief Riek Machar ordered his troops to lay down their arms in line with a ceasefire to end a 20-month civil war, his spokesman said Saturday.

S.Sudan army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

Juba - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesman said, ahead of a full ceasefire on Saturday.

South Sudan army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

Juba - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesman said, ahead of a full ceasefire on Saturday.

S.Sudan rebels question government commitment to peace deal

Addis Ababa - A peace deal aimed at ending 20 months of civil war in South Sudan was given a cautious welcome Thursday, but rebels condemned government reservations that undermine fundamental parts of the accord.

South Sudan peace deal welcomed, with caution

Juba - A deal signed by South Sudan's president aimed at ending 20 months of civil war was given a cautious welcome Thursday, with both sides in the conflict urged to show good faith.

South Sudan's Kiir signs peace deal despite doubts

Juba - South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a deal Wednesday to end 20 months of war in the world's youngest nation, but added a list of reservations that raised doubts about whether peace would take hold.

South Sudan president 'to sign peace deal Wednesday'

Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has finally agreed to sign a peace deal and power-sharing accord to end a 20-month civil war, his spokesman said Tuesday.

Death of Nobel committee head who honoured Mandela

Oslo - The former head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee which awards the Peace Prize each year, historian Francis Sejersted, has died aged 79 following a long illness, his family said Tuesday.

Ukraine battles pro-Russian rebels for access to key port

Ukraine - Ukraine on Wednesday reported intense battles with pro-Russian insurgents near the last major government stronghold in the former Soviet country's separatist east.

Colombia to buy land for poor in post-war period

Estanzuela - Colombia aims to buy land from private owners and redistribute it among the poor after its 50-year-old war ends, the government said Sunday, addressing the root cause of the conflict.

Pakistan says second round of Afghan-Taliban talks postponed

Islamabad - A second round of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been postponed, Pakistan's foreign office said Thursday, following the reported death of the insurgents' leader Mullah Omar.

Cyprus rivals grapple hot-button issues in UN peace talks

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders Monday turned their sights on the hot-button issues of property and territorial adjustment that for decades have blocked any peace deal on their divided island, the United Nations said.

Support for Cyprus reunification 'encouraging': UN adviser

New York - UN Security Council backing for the reunification of Cyprus is "encouraging," though no timetable is in the cards, the United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus said Wednesday.

Afghan Taliban leader hails 'legitimate' peace talks

Kabul - Taliban leader Mullah Omar Wednesday hailed as "legitimate" peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, in his first comments on the nascent dialogue, easing concerns that it lacked the leadership's backing.

Doubts and divisions among commanders as Taliban talk peace

Kabul - Talks last week between Afghan and Taliban negotiators were hailed by officials as a major breakthrough, but insurgent commanders on the ground have responded far more sceptically, highlighting the huge challenges facing the embryonic peace process.

Libya groups agree peace deal without Tripoli parliament

Rabat - Libyan political parties and members of civil society initialled a UN-proposed peace accord in Morocco, despite the absence of a rival parliament not recognised by the international community.

Cyprus leaders want EU-based peace settlement

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders said after negotiations on Friday that any UN-brokered peace settlement for their divided island would be based on European Union principles.

Kabul plans detailed Taliban talks on ending bloodshed

Kabul - Afghan negotiators said Thursday their next round of talks with the Taliban would focus in detail on ways to end bloodshed in the country, wracked by nearly 40 years of war.

Colombia's FARC rebels announce one-month ceasefire

Estanzuela - Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Wednesday they will observe a one-month unilateral ceasefire in response to an international appeal for an urgent de-escalation in the country's decades-old conflict.

Mediators want 'urgent de-escalation' in Colombia

Havana - Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

FARC negotiator demands strong gestures from Colombia president

Havana - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos must make strong gestures to avoid another half-century of conflict in the South American nation, a commander for the FARC rebel group told AFP.

Cyprus stages play for peace at reopened landmark

Famagusta - Cyprus's Othello Tower, named after the ill-fated Shakespearean hero, reopened Thursday after a facelift with a performance of the tragedy that organisers hope will spread unity among long-divided communities.

Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat

Tripoli - Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal.

French defence minister in Mali visit to shore up peace deal

Bamako - French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Mali to show his support for a landmark peace deal agreed in the former colony to end years of unrest and ethnic divisions.

Mali's Tuareg-led rebels sign landmark peace deal

Bamako - Mali's Tuareg-led rebel alliance signed a landmark deal on Saturday to end years of unrest in a nation riven by ethnic divisions and in the grip of a jihadist insurgency.

'No agreement' as Yemen peace talks end in Geneva

Sanaa - Yemen peace talks ended in Geneva on Friday with no agreement, but the United Nations said it was still optimistic a ceasefire could be reached "pretty soon.""I won't beat around the bush.

Mali close to peace deal after militia leaves key town

Bamako - Mali's warring factions look close to signing a landmark peace deal to end years of unrest after pro-government militia leaders agreed to evacuate a flashpoint town and the government dropped arrest warrants for several rebels.

Cyprus leaders ready to tackle thorny core issues: UN

Nicosia - Rival leaders of divided Cyprus are ready to embrace the core issues of putting the island back together again, UN envoy Espen Barth Eide said after hosting talks on Wednesday.

UN envoy condemns Syria civilian deaths at end of trip

Damascus - The United Nations peace envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, ended a three-day trip to Damascus Wednesday, condemning the deaths of civilians in both government and rebel fire.
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