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Philippines communists warn peace unlikely soon

Manila - Philippine communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies said Tuesday a peace pact was likely not achievable before 2019, in a blow to the government's hopes of securing a deal this year.

Cyprus rivals reject each other's peace maps: Turkey

Istanbul - Rival Cypriot delegations have failed to agree on maps for new borders on the divided island state, each slamming the other's proposals as "unacceptable", Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday, after peace talks stalled.

Syrian political opposition says it supports Astana talks

Riyadh - Syria's mainstream political opposition said Saturday it supports planned peace talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital later this month.

Attempts at peace in the Middle East

Paris - An international conference being held in Paris on Sunday is the latest of many bids to forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

Geneva - Hopes for a peace deal in Cyprus stalled on Friday over a decades-old dispute, with the rival sides at loggerheads over the future of Turkish troops on the divided island.

Cypriot leaders, key powers vow to push ahead towards deal: UN

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders, along with top diplomats from Turkey, Greece and Britain, agreed Thursday to push on with efforts to reunite the divided island and end one of the world's longest-running political rows.

Cypriot leaders, key powers vow to push on towards deal

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders, along with top diplomats from Turkey, Greece and Britain, agreed to push on with efforts to reunite the divided island and end one of the world's longest-running political rows.

Cyprus coffee shop provides common ground for peace

Nicosia - Between two checkpoints in Europe's last divided capital, a coffee shop provides a venue for Greek and Turkish Cypriots to overcome their differences and dream of a shared future.

UN chief in Geneva for Cyprus peace talks

Geneva - New UN chief Antonio Guterres will attend talks in Geneva Thursday aimed at ending decades of stalemate in a divided Cyprus, in his first foreign trip since becoming secretary-general on January 1.

Cypriot leaders to swap maps on unified island

Geneva - Rival Cypriot delegations will on Wednesday present maps detailing their visions for how internal boundaries should be drawn as they pursue talks aimed at ending Cyprus's 42-year division.

Cyprus talks 'very last chance', says EU's Juncker

Valletta - Rival Cypriot leaders meeting in Switzerland are facing "the very last chance" to end the four-decades-old division of Cyprus, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday.

Syrian Kurds say not invited to Astana talks

Paris - Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France said Tuesday."We are not invited to Astana.

Cypriot leaders press bid to reach peace deal

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders returned to the negotiating table Tuesday to press on with a bid to end their country's 42-year-old division, but hopes of a deal hung in the balance.

'Moment of truth' as new Cyprus peace talks begin

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders on Monday resumed UN-backed peace talks seen as a historic opportunity to end decades of conflict on the divided island, but the outcome is far from certain."We are now in the final moment.

Cyprus future in the balance at new peace talks

Geneva - Rival Cypriot leaders resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Monday billed as a historic opportunity to end decades of conflict on the divided island, but the outcome is far from certain.

Cypriots unite for 'peace' concert on eve of talks

Nicosia - Greek and Turkish residents of the divided island of Cyprus gathered Sunday for a "Countdown to Peace" concert on the eve of UN-sponsored reunification talks between their rival leaders.

Historic Cyprus peace in balance at Geneva talks

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders hold UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva from Monday billed as a historic opportunity to end decades of division on the island but the outcome is far from certain.

More UN observers face probe over dancing with Colombian rebels

Estanzuela - The United Nations is investigating more observers for taking part in a New Year's Eve party at which leftist FARC rebels were present, a UN source said Saturday.

Erdogan, UK PM say Geneva talks 'real opportunity' for Cyprus

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday agreed that key talks on Cyprus next week in Geneva were a "real opportunity" for a fair and lasting solution to the division of the island.

Scars haunt Colombian rebels as they disarm

Urrao - Jair's missing right leg reminds him of many things: the heavy price he paid for fighting in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the pain he inflicted on others.

'I am not a miracle worker': new UN chief

New York - The new United Nations chief, Antonio Guterres, warned Tuesday that the world body faces "very challenging times" and asked for support of reforms to make it better able to deal with them.

Colombia's war traumas leave deep mental scars

Estanzuela - Colombian rebels may be preparing to lay down their guns, but the nation faces a deeper challenge to heal itself: treating mental illnesses stemming from the trauma of a half-century war.

FARC rebels look to New Year to consolidate peace

Urrao - Like many Colombians, Johana Martinez and Fabio Grinon are hoping peace will finally take hold in 2017. But for the couple -- both FARC rebels -- it will mean an unfamiliar civilian life with their son."We are so happy to have him here with us.

Cyprus urges Turkey to face up to responsibilities

Nicosia - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday urged Turkey to live up to its responsibilities and help to reunify the divided island when crucial peace talks resume next month in Switzerland.

Colombia lawmakers pass FARC rebel amnesty law

Estanzuela - Colombia's Congress has passed a law granting amnesty to Marxist FARC rebels as part of the country's peace deal, a development the government hailed as "historic.

Kerry touts 11th-hour vision of Middle East peace

Washington - With fewer than four weeks left in office, US Secretary of State John Kerry will on Wednesday lay out a vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

'Civil march for Aleppo' leaves Berlin

Berlin - About 400 peace activists were marching Tuesday from the outskirts of Berlin towards the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo, heading down the refugee trail in reverse.

Colombian president receives 'Catholic Nobel' for FARC deal

Rome - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday received the Lampara peace prize, the "Catholic Nobel", for his efforts to reach a deal with his country's Marxist FARC rebels.

Pope seeks common ground on Colombia peace deal with Santos, Uribe

Vatican City - Pope Francis brought together Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor Alvaro Uribe at the Vatican Friday, without managing to persuade them to overcome their differences over an historic peace accord with FARC rebels.

Pope invites Colombia's Santos and Uribe to Vatican

Estanzuela - Pope Francis has invited President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor Alvaro Uribe to the Vatican on Friday, Colombian officials said, in an apparent bid to strengthen the government's peace accord with FARC rebels.
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