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Palestinians say Warsaw meet 'normalises' Israeli occupation

Jerusalem - A Warsaw conference jointly organised by US President Donald Trump's administration lacks credibility as it aims to "normalise" the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, a Palestinian official said in remarks published Thursday.

Netanyahu hails Warsaw talks with Arab states as 'turning point'

Warsaw - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Thursday as historic a Warsaw meeting where he is joining Arab states, saying they stood united against Iran and voicing hope that cooperation extends to other areas.

Pence demands EU isolate Iran as Israelis, Arabs unite

Warsaw - US Vice President Mike Pence demanded Thursday that Europeans drop a nuclear deal with Iran and join in seeking to cripple the regime, a cause that united Israel with longtime Arab rivals at a conference in Warsaw.

Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad

Kabul - The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan.

Poland talks press Iran amid major attack

Warsaw - US and Israeli leaders gathered Wednesday in Warsaw for a conference they hope will pile pressure on Iran, just as the country's elite Revolutionary Guards were hit by one of the deadliest attacks in years.

UN council hails C. Africa peace deal as important step

New York - A deal agreed between the Central African Republic's government and armed groups is an important step toward lasting peace and restoring state authority across the country, the United Nations Security Council said Wednesday.

Main terms of peace accord in Central African Republic

Libreville - A peace agreement between the government of Central African Republic and 14 armed groups which control most of the country has taken effect after the final signatories inked the document.

C.Africa government inks peace deal with militias

Khartoum - The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on Tuesday inked a new peace accord seeking to end years of fighting that have left thousands of people dead.

C.Africa govt inks peace deal with 14 armed groups

Khartoum - The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups inked a new peace accord on Tuesday to end years of fighting that has left thousands of people dead.

Taliban takes centre stage as Kabul cut out of peace talks

Kabul - President Ashraf Ghani is being pushed to the sidelines as the Taliban ignores his overtures for peace and negotiates instead with his friends, and enemies, over the future of Afghanistan.

Muslim self-rule backed in Philippines' troubled south

Manila - Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines' south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed thousands and mired the area in poverty.

Eighth time lucky? C.Africa sets sights on new peace talks

Bangui - If history is a guide, the chances of a breakthrough are poor when Central African Republic's government meets in Khartoum on Thursday with militia groups that control most of the country.

Colombia's ELN rebels want government return 'guarantees'

Havana - Colombia's ELN rebels demanded government guarantees Monday that their peace delegation could return to the country from Cuba within 15 days due to the failure of talks, after a bombing killed 20 people in Bogota.

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

Cotabato - A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated Monday with a vote on giving the nation's Muslim minority greater control over the region.

Deal with Syria regime 'inevitable': Kurdish commander

Oguz - A deal between Damascus and Syria's Kurds over their autonomous region in the country's north is "inevitable", a senior Kurdish military official said on Saturday, insisting that Kurdish forces should remain in the area.

85 FARC members killed in Colombia since peace accord: UN

Apo - Since Colombia signed a peace deal with left-wing FARC rebels two years ago, 85 members of the former guerrilla movement have been murdered, the United Nations said on Monday.

Nadia Murad: from jihadists' captive to Nobel winner

Baghdad - Nadia Murad survived the worst of the cruelties and brutality inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, by the Islamic State group before becoming a global champion of their cause and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims

Kinshasa - In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

Nobel laureates urge world to help victims of rape in conflict

Oslo - Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches on Monday, slamming indifference to the plight of women and children in conflict.

Nobel laureates challenge world to end sexual violence

Oslo - Nobel peace laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege said Sunday they hoped their award would help them push the international community to act to end rape in conflict and deliver justice for victims.

Fight to end rape in war must begin in peacetime: Mukwege

Oslo - Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege may have won his Nobel prize for his work to end sexual violence in war, but the crusading surgeon said the groundwork for equality must be laid in peacetime, as he praised movements like #MeToo.

Mukwege: Congolese 'Doctor Miracle' heals sexual atrocity victims

Kinshasa - In Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

Black Forest sanctuary for IS-abused Yazidi women

Donaueschingen - After surviving torment and rape at the hands of her Islamic State captors, Nadia Murad rebuilt her life at a trauma centre in Germany's Black Forest which became her sanctuary.

Yemen peace talks due to begin in Sweden

V - Peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels, aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine, were due to open Thursday in Sweden.

Yemen peace talks due to begin in Sweden

V - Peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels, aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine, were due to open Thursday in Sweden.

Yemen peace talks due to begin in Sweden

V - Peace talks between the Yemeni government and rebels, aimed at ending four years of war that has pushed 14 million people to the brink of famine, were due to open Thursday in Sweden.

Outgoing UN envoy rues 'missed opportunity' at Astana Syria talks

Astana - The United Nations envoy on Syria signed off from his posting Thursday ruing "a missed opportunity" to help end the country's long conflict at talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

Syria talks on fragile Idlib truce begin in Kazakhstan

Astana - Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Wednesday, the Kazakh foreign ministry said, for two days of talks aiming to preserve a fragile 10-week-old truce in northern Syria.

Two-state solution to avoid apartheid state: Palestinian FM

Rome - The world must help resolve the Israel-Palestinian issue by backing a two-state solution to avoid the creation of an apartheid state, Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Friday.

No 'artificial deadlines' for Syria peace process: Russia

Rome - Russia does not want any "artificial deadlines" for the Syrian peace process, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, saying those who do want to sabotage Russian-backed peace efforts.
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