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Peace process deadlocked 3 years after ETA's farewell to arms

Madrid - Three years ago, Basque separatist group ETA declared it was ending a more than four-decade secessionist campaign in Spain, but lasting peace is not exactly around the corner.

Four people killed in east Ukraine fighting: Kiev

Donetsk - Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in combat with pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, Kiev's military said Saturday, as violence rocked a truce after talks between Kiev and Moscow ended without a breakthrough.

Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home

Islamabad - Malala Yousafzai may have won the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains an object of hate for many Pakistanis who view her as a Western agent on a mission to shame her country.

Talks with new UN Syria envoy set for October 21: Russia

Moscow - A new UN Syria envoy is expected to arrive for talks in Russia on October 21, the foreign ministry in Moscow said on Saturday.

Malala invites PMs of India, Pakistan to Nobel ceremony

Oslo - Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, made a high-level peacemaking move after sharing the award with India's Kailash Satyarthi for championing children's rights.

Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, and to India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.

Malala in peace move after Nobel win with India's Satyarthi

Oslo - Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, made a high-level peacemaking move after sharing the award with India's Kailash Satyarthi for championing children's rights.

Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, and to India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.

Children's advocates Malala and Satyarthi win peace Nobel

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban, and to India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.

Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistan's Malala and India's Satyarthi

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize went Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children's rights.

Russia and Tunisia on long Nobel Peace Prize candidate list

Oslo - There was no clear frontrunner ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, with a Russian opposition newspaper, Tunisia's democratic leadership, Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis among a record number of candidates.

Snowden and the Pope tipped for 'wide open' Nobel peace prize

Oslo - The race for the Nobel peace prize, to be announced Friday, has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

Mozambique foes sign peace deal

Maputo - Mozambique's president and a rebel leader signed a landmark peace deal in Maputo on Friday, ending a two-year conflict that has rekindled memories of the country's brutal civil war.

Kerry holds 'constructive' talks with Palestinians

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry met for over two hours with Palestinian negotiators for "constructive" talks on future relations with Israel, a US official said.

Colombia's Santos dubs new legislature 'Congress of peace'

Estanzuela - Colombia's newly re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos installed a new legislature Sunday, calling it a "Congress of peace" and asking for its support in creating a post-conflict nation amid negotiations with the FARC.

Campaigners push for pacifist Japanese to win Nobel Peace Prize

Tokyo - Campaigners are pushing for Japan's population to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize in a nod to the country's long-held pacifism, even as Tokyo controversially expands the scope of the military in a move that has sparked protests at home.

Kurdish rebels 'to resume Turkey withdrawal in September'

Ankara - Kurdish rebels will begin a stalled withdrawal from Turkey into their safe haven in northern Iraq after parliament passes reforms aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency, local media reported on Saturday.

Ukraine seeks concrete steps from Russia on truce

Kiev - Ukraine on Saturday sought concrete steps from Russia to back up a tenuous truce it extended with pro-Moscow rebels in the hope of calming a deadly insurgency sparked by the country's new westward course.

U.S. envoy Indyk quits after Mideast talks collapse

Washington - Veteran Middle East diplomat Martin Indyk resigned Friday as the chief U.S. negotiator between the Israelis and Palestinians in a further sign of the collapse of the peace process.

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos' victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid

Bogot - Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels Monday, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos's victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict.Santos picked up 50.

Colombians re-elect Santos in boost for FARC talks

Bogot - Colombians re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday in a cliffhanger poll seen as a referendum on peace talks with FARC guerrillas, election authorities said.With 99.37 percent of votes tallied, the center-right Santos registered 50.

Colombia, ELN guerrillas launch peace process

Bogot - Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, announced Tuesday they have opened peace talks, with a tense presidential election just days away.

Colombia, ELN guerrillas launch peace process

Bogot - Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army, announced Tuesday they have opened peace talks, with a tense presidential election just days away.

Mideast leaders arrive at Vatican for prayers, talks

Well, why not? When armed conflict and diplomacy fail to change people's minds, maybe prayer is the next best option after all.

Peace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.

Santos promises to end draft if Colombia peace is struck

Bogot - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in a close re-election fight, promised Wednesday to abolish the military draft if a peace agreement is reached with FARC rebels.

FARC leader declares opposition to drug trade

Bogot - The head of Colombia's FARC rebels, long believed to fund guerrilla activities via the drug trade, said Monday that he opposes the trade as "counter-revolutionary.

Colombia peace talks to resume though future in doubt

Havana - Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group will resume peace talks on Tuesday, officials said, even though the country's presidential election has placed the process in doubt.

US-Taliban prisoner exchange will help peace: Afghan official

Kabul - The release of five senior Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl bodes well for the resumption of peace talks, a senior member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council said Sunday.
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