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South Sudan opposition urges delay to unity government

Juba - South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not ready to return to Juba and wants to postpone the formation of a unity government until security issues are resolved, an official from his party said Wednesday.

Talks in trouble as Taliban slam Afghan guest list

Kabul - An upcoming conference between Afghan representatives and the Taliban appeared to be in trouble Wednesday even before it begins, with the militants deriding Kabul's plan to send 250 delegates -- several of whom have already dropped out.

Hundreds of Afghan delegates to meet with Taliban in Doha

Kabul - Afghanistan published Tuesday a lengthy list of delegates who will meet with the Taliban in Doha this week, including government officials, in what could become the highest-level dialogue between the sworn enemies in years.

UN envoy warns against reopening Colombia peace deal

New York - The UN envoy for Colombia on Friday warned the Bogota government against reopening key provisions of the 2016 historic peace deal reached with FARC rebels.

Afghan chief executive supports delegation for Taliban talks

Kabul - Afghanistan's chief executive Abdullah Abdullah welcomed Kabul's decision Sunday to send a delegation to meet with the Taliban, saying he hoped they would present a "unified position" for the Afghan people.

Netanyahu's annexation pledge condemned by election challenger

Jerusalem - The main challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's elections on Sunday condemned the premier's deeply controversial pledge to annex West Bank settlements, calling it an "irresponsible" bid for votes.

Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank settlements after vote

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Saturday to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins the upcoming general election.

Pompeo says US Mideast plan to discard old 'parameters'

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested Wednesday that an upcoming US peace plan would break with longstanding understandings on issues such as Jerusalem and Israeli settlements, saying the old approach had failed.

US envoy on Afghan peace heads back to region

Washington - The US envoy seeking a peace deal with the Taliban to end 17 years of war is heading back to the region for a new round of talks, the State Department said Tuesday.

C. Africa president meets pope, sticks by troubled peace deal

Vatican City - Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera, during a visit to the Vatican Tuesday, stood by his country's peace deal the day after several militia groups rejected it and the new government.

Fighter to minister: Philippine Muslim rebel's new 'struggle'

Manila - Murad Ebrahim's life as the Philippines' top Muslim rebel led him into fierce jungle combat and to meet with Osama bin Laden, but a very different challenge now awaits him: governing.

Rebels named leaders of Philippine Muslim territory

Manila - The Philippines on Friday handed over the reins of a new Muslim-led territory to rebel leaders who waged a decades-long fight for autonomy, but are now tasked with securing peace and prosperity.

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.
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