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Blinken seeks Israel's 'equal' treatment of Palestinians

Washington - Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Friday on Israel to ensure "equal" treatment of the Palestinians as the new US administration cautiously steps up efforts for a two-state solution.

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

Juba - On the eve of its first anniversary, South Sudan's unity government is in trouble, with the country's fragile peace process in doubt and old rivalries again threatening a return to war.

Colombia to study remains of 416 possible internal war victims

Apo - A special team of investigators on Wednesday said they will attempt to identify 416 human remains found in a northwestern Colombian town to determine if they were victims of the country's lengthy internal war.

Afghanistan's Ghani urges Biden to up pressure on Taliban

Washington - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani urged the new US administration Friday to step up pressure on the Taliban and not rush to withdraw more troops.

Tribunal charges former FARC members with war crimes

Apo - Eight high-ranking members of Colombia's now-defunct FARC guerilla movement, including serving politicians, are being charged with war crimes for kidnapping more than 21,000 people during a decades-long civil conflict, a court said Thursday.

Nobel-winning UN food agency warns of 'hunger pandemic' worse than Covid

Oslo - Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned Thursday of a "hunger pandemic" it said could be worse than Covid-19.

Drones, wars, genocide: Tainted legacy of Nobel Peace laureates

Oslo - A "champion of peace" doesn't normally threaten to show no mercy before carrying out an attack that sparks a humanitarian crisis. Yet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is not the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to go to war.

Pandemic foils Nobel prize festivities

Oslo - The lavish Nobel festivities usually held in December to fĂȘte achievements in science, literature and peace have been scrapped this year, as the pandemic prevents the 2020 laureates from collecting their prizes in person.

Ukraine opens new checkpoints in war-torn east

Ukraine - Ukraine opened two new crossings into separatist-held territory in the east on Tuesday, but passage for civilians was blocked by authorities in the breakaway regions, officials said.

UN chief deplores persistent lack of women in peace efforts

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday deplored the persistent lack of women in the world's peace efforts, two decades after a Security Council resolution sought to boost such representation.

WFP frontline staff express shock, pride over Nobel

Bangui - They risk their lives to feed millions of people in some of the most dangerous places on the planet, but Friday offered a chance for World Food Programme staffers to feel some recognition for their work when their organisation won the Nobel Peace Prize...

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Programme on Friday for feeding millions of people from Yemen to North Korea, as the coronavirus pandemic pushes millions more into hunger.

WHO, Greta or press watchdogs for Nobel Peace Prize?

Oslo - The World Health Organization is the bookies' favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, though experts say Greta Thunberg or press freedom groups are also strong contenders.

Sudan, rebel groups sign historic peace deal

Juba - Sudan's government and rebel groups on Saturday signed a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands have died.

Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan negotiator

Washington - A number of Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have taken up arms again, the government's lead negotiator Abdullah Abdullah said Tuesday.

Trump revels in nomination for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Washington - US President Donald Trump revelled Wednesday in his nomination by a right-wing Norwegian politician for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize."Thank you!

Will Sudan's peace deal with rebels work?

Apo - Sudan's government and rebel forces have agreed a landmark deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands of people have been killed.

Serbia, Kosovo strike economic pact at White House

Washington - Former foes Kosovo and Serbia agreed Friday to normalize economic relations in a US-brokered deal that the administration of President Donald Trump touted as a major diplomatic success.

Trump announces historic accord between former foes Serbia, Kosovo

Washington - Former foes Kosovo and Serbia have agreed on a historic pact to normalize economic relations, US President Donald Trump announced Friday at the White House.

Serbia, Kosovo expected to sign pact at White House

Washington - Serbia and Kosovo are expected to sign an agreement on opening economic relations at the White House Friday, giving President Donald Trump the opportunity to claim a new diplomatic victory for his administration.

'Real progress' at Serbia-Kosovo talks hosted by White House

Washington - Kosovo and Serbia officials made progress toward thawing economic relations in talks Thursday at the White House, officials said, but Serbia said it rejected an effort to force it to officially recognize its bitter enemy.

Trump to host summit between bitter enemies Kosovo and Serbia

Washington - The United States hopes to foster a breakthrough in talks between Balkan war foes Kosovo and Serbia as leaders of the two countries meet at the White House Thursday and Friday.

Sudan government and rebel groups agree peace deal

Juba - Sudanese leaders and rebel commanders agreed Monday on a "historic" peace deal, a crucial step towards ending 17 years of conflict in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed.

Libya's warring rivals announce ceasefire welcomed by UN

Tripoli - Libya's warring rival governments announced in separate statements Friday that they would cease all hostilities and organise nationwide elections soon, an understanding swiftly welcomed by the United Nations.

Ukraine swaps prisoners with rebels ahead of Orthodox Easter

Kiev - Ukraine's government on Thursday swapped prisoners with Russia-backed separatists in the war-torn east of the country, ahead of Orthodox Easter celebrations.

Taliban protest as Kabul releases another 100 insurgents

Kabul - The Afghan government said it would release another 100 Taliban inmates Thursday, even though the insurgents have walked out of talks over a comprehensive prisoner swap and dismissed Kabul's piecemeal freeing of captives as "unacceptable".

US envoy says Kabul, Taliban in first prisoner exchange talks

Washington - The Afghan government and the Taliban on Sunday held their first discussion on arranging prisoner exchanges, a key step in a broader push for peace, the US special envoy for Afghanistan said on Twitter.

'If peace comes': Afghans dream of life after war

Kabul - With a partial truce under way Saturday and a deal between the US and the Taliban likely on the horizon, Afghans are daring to dream of the war ending and their country finally opening up.

South Sudanese demand leaders 'show us there is peace'

Malakal - From behind the razor-wire fence that she is too afraid to leave, under armed protection in her own land, Jenty John Musa hears that peace is apparently coming to South Sudan."We just hear on the radio, 'There is peace, there is peace.

Abu Dis, the 'Palestinian capital' that doesn't want the job

Abu Dis - Abu Dis, the capital of an independent Palestinian state? For Donald Trump maybe, but residents of the run-down neighbourhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem are sceptical.
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Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton on October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton on October 25, 2014.
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Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
UN International Day of Peace  Edmonton.
UN International Day of Peace, Edmonton.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Raise Your Banner for Peace demonstration.
Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.
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Harmony Band sing of their message of One Love www.harmony-music.de www.myspace.com/harmonymusicde
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These are a few photos of mine that are my personal favorites! Hope you like them too!
These are a few photos of mine that are my personal favorites! Hope you like them too!
Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton  October 25  2014. Peggy Morton from ...
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton, October 25, 2014. Peggy Morton from ECAWAR was the main speaker.
These are a few photos of mine that are my personal favorites! Hope you like them too!
These are a few photos of mine that are my personal favorites! Hope you like them too!
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Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
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Henry "Bibo" Perey (center), president of Deaf Rainbow Philippines (DRP) holds up a rainbow flag
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Pat Montandon's peace rally efforts like the one at the International Women's Congress in 1987 and other peace-promoting actives were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.

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