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un chief hosts peace talks with rival cypriot leaders


united nations secretary-general antonio guterres is hosting a working dinner with the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus, hoping to break an impasse in talks aimed at reunifying the mediterranean island.






un chief hosts peace talks with rival cypriot leaders


united nations (ap) — secretary-general antonio guterres hosted a working dinner sunday evening with the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus, hoping to break an impasse in talks aimed at reunifying the mediterranean island. before dinner began, the u.n. chief posed for photographers between the two leaders — crossing his hands to hold one with […]






un chief hosts peace talks with rival cypriot leaders


united nations (ap) — united nations secretary-general antonio guterres is hosting a working dinner with the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus, hoping to break an impasse in talks aimed at reunifying the mediterranean island. before dinner began sunday, the u.n. chief posed for photographers with the two leaders — crossing his hands to hold […]






pakistan hosts afghan taliban leaders to talk peace talks


pakistani officials have hosted seven taliban leaders in islamabad to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in april in moscow, according to two taliban officials.






turkish cypriot leader walks of out peace talks meeting


the leader of ethnically divided cyprus' breakaway turkish cypriots has walked out of a meeting with the greek cypriot president amid ongoing reunification talks.






pakistan hosts afghan taliban leaders to talk peace talks


the taliban say pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in april in moscow.






pakistan hosts afghan taliban leaders to talk peace talks


islamabad (ap) — the taliban say pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in april in moscow. islamabad has been under international pressure to try and bring taliban leaders, who have been based in pakistan since their rule in […]






un chief announces new talks on cyprus reunification in june


u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres announced late sunday that the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus have agreed on new talks in geneva this month, a significant step forward which could see the final round of negotiations on a peace agreement to reunify the mediterranean island.






un dinner for cyprus leaders in hopes of peace talks restart


the united nations says its envoy to cyprus will host a dinner for the ethnically divided island's rival leaders in hopes of getting stalled reunification talks back on track.






cyprus leaders: more work needed to restart peace talks


the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus said sunday more work is needed to prepare the ground for the resumption of stalled reunification talks, despite having their first face-to-face meeting after nearly two months that was hoped would clear the negotiations logjam.






un chief to meet rival cyprus leaders in new york


officials say u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres will meet the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus at u.n. headquarters in new york amid faltering reunification talks.






un envoy calls off cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit


nicosia, cyprus (ap) — a united nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus on friday after failing to find “common ground” on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal, but the u.n. said the years-long peace process had not collapsed. espen barth eide had been […]






cyprus talks falter over nationalist commemoration row


turkish cypriot side rejects meeting after greek cypriot move to mark 1950 referendum for union with greece at schools.






un chief to meet rival cyprus leaders in new york


nicosia, cyprus (ap) — officials say u.n. secretary-general antonio guterres will meet the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus at u.n. headquarters in new york amid faltering reunification talks. cyprus government spokesman nicos christodoulides said wednesday that sunday’s meeting will aim to carry out a review of the state of play in negotiations that are […]






un envoy calls off cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit


a united nations envoy has called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit that would aim for an overall reunification deal.






cyprus reunification talks restart, tough challenges ahead


nicosia, cyprus (ap) — against the backdrop of turkey’s referendum on expanding presidential powers, talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided cyprus restarted tuesday with rival leaders hoping to claw back diminished trust and lost momentum after a two-month halt. but the united nations-mediated negotiations still face difficult challenges, with the island’s greek cypriot president accusing […]






un working on steering cyprus peace talks back on track


the united nations said thursday it was working to get negotiations to reunify ethnically split cyprus back on track, after the latest round of scheduled talks were called off over a controversial greek cypriot schoolroom commemoration.






un chief to meet rival cyprus leaders in new york


nicosia, cyprus (ap) — united secretary-general antonio guterres will meet the rival leaders of ethnically divided cyprus at u.n. headquarters in new york amid faltering reunification talks, officials said wednesday. cyprus government spokesman nicos christodoulides said that the meeting sunday evening will aim to carry out a review of the state of play in negotiations […]






trump envoy launches preliminary talks on 'the ultimate deal' — mideast peace


an envoy for president trump finished two days of talks with leaders in jerusalem and ramallah as the new administration launched into the nitty-gritty of advancing israeli-palestinian peace efforts. jason greenblatt, the u.s. special representative for international negotiations, met for about...






cyprus: lawmakers amend law ensuring peace talks restart


nicosia, cyprus (ap) — lawmakers in ethnically divided cyprus have amended a controversial law about a commemoration in greek cypriot schools that angered breakaway turkish cypriots and led to reunification talks breaking off. the amendment, which gives the education minister full discretion over such commemorations, was passed friday by a vote of 30-20 with the […]






un: cyprus still ‘very close’ to deal despite halt in talks


athens, greece (ap) — cyprus remains “very, very close” to an agreement to reunite the ethnically-divided island despite a breakdown in talks last week, a u.n. official said monday. espen barth eide, the u.n.’s special adviser on cyprus, called off mediation efforts friday following a disagreement between greek cypriot president nicos anastasiades and turkish cypriot […]






cyprus president: "historical reference" not a policy change


the president of cyprus on monday rebuffed claims by breakaway turkish cypriots that new legislation making the annual commemoration of a 1950 vote in support of union with greece compulsory in greek cypriot schools threatens to derail peace talks.






cyprus president: restart stalled peace stalks immediately


the greek cypriot president of ethnically divided cyprus is calling for an immediate restart of stalled reunification talks as the leader of the breakaway turkish cypriots looks to a resumption of negotiations after april 7.






un hosts 'geneva iv' talks: sequel or new script for syria?


yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless syria peace talks, or an entirely new script?






un hosts ‘geneva iv’ talks: sequel or new script for syria?


geneva (ap) — yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless syria peace talks, or an entirely new script? after months of syria bloodshed, stalled humanitarian aid deliveries and stop-and-start diplomacy, u.n. syria envoy staffan de mistura is reconvening talks between government and opposition delegations on thursday, in the latest bid to end the country’s catastrophic six-year war […]






cyprus reunification talks restart, tough challenges ahead


after a two-month halt, talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided cyprus are resuming, with rival leaders hoping to claw back diminished trust and lost momentum.






uae says 'significant breakthrough' reached in libya talks


the united arab emirates on wednesday said talks between two rival libyan leaders led to a "significant breakthrough" in efforts to end years of chaos that have gripped the north african nation since its 2011 uprising.






syria talks in geneva to resume without un envoy on hand


the u.n. envoy for syria won't be on hand for the resumption of peace talks involving government envoys and a delegation of opposition leaders.






philippine president says he won't resume talks with rebels


philippine president rodrigo duterte said urday that he would s peace talks with communist rebels and asked several rebel leaders who were freed for the negotiations to return to prison or face arrests abroad.






myanmar military calls for ethnic rebels to join peace talks


yangon, myanmar (ap) — myanmar’s government is urging ethnic rebel groups to join talks to achieve a nationwide peace agreement even after one of the groups raided a government-controlled town monday in an attack that killed five policemen and five civilians. the office of military commander-in-chief senior gen. min aung hlaing charged that the myanmar […]






uae says 'significant breakthrough' reached in libya talks


the united arab emirates says a "significant breakthrough" was reached in talks between two rival libyan leaders that were held in abu dhabi.






cyprus reunification talks restart, tough challenges ahead


against the backdrop of turkey's referendum on expanding presidential powers, talks aimed at reunifying ethnically divided cyprus were restarted tuesday with rival leaders hoping to claw back diminished trust and lost momentum after a two-month halt.






palestinians hope for settlement curb if peace talks resume


a senior palestinian official says he "hopes" israel will halt settlement construction if u.s.-led peace talks resume, but stopped short of making it a condition.






no deal in sight as fifth round of un syria talks concludes


geneva (ap) — the u.n. envoy for syria wrapped up a fifth round of talks between opposition leaders and the government, pointing to “incremental” progress while acknowledging no peace deal is foreseeable as the country enters its seventh year of war. after eight days of talks in geneva, u.n. special envoy for syria staffan de […]






syrians meet in kazakhstan ahead of geneva peace talks


syrian government officials sat face-to-face with rebels for the second time in three weeks in kazakhstan on thursday, as diplomats stepped up efforts to lay the groundwork for u.n.-brokered peace talks next week.