South Korean President Moon Jae-in has invited North Korea, his country's archenemy, to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, saying sports can serve as a peace maker and the invitation is thus aimed at easing incessant tensions between the two neighbors over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs.
The Taliban terrorist group warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence and rejecting concerns it would harbor foreign militants.
The Palestinian Authority has censured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent vow to maintain military control over all of the West Bank, saying the remarks show the regime is not prepared for the resolution of the decades-long conflict with Palestinians.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani wrote to the leaders of Muslim countries on the occasion of the start of the holy month of Ramadan, calling on them to follow the path of peace and moderation to counter Islamophobia.
As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. The vote manifested the determination of Iran’s electorate to continue on the path of moderation and constructive engagement based on mutual respect that brought the world the nuclear deal in 2015.
The sixth round of Syrian peace talks began under the auspices of the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday as part of efforts to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in the Arab country.
The new South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, said as he took office on Wednesday that he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to ease military tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Astana is hosting a fourth round of talks to be held in the Kazakh capital between the Syrian government and opposition aimed at resolving the now-six-year-old foreign-backed militancy in the Arab country.
A new round of negotiations between representatives from the Damascus government and a delegation of foreign-sponsored opposition leaders aimed at ending Syria's conflict is set to resume in Switzerland later this week with the United Nations' Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura not in attendance.