Syria’s main opposition group, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), has expressed its support for an upcoming round of peace talks between militants and the Syrian government in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has hailed progress in the negotiations underway between rival leaders of Cyprus, but cautioned against any expectations of “miracles” coming out of the peace talks.
The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Tehran, Ramzi Garmou, has hailed Iran's peace and security amid war and chaos in the Middle East, saying Christians are living safe and secure in the Islamic Republic.
Secretary of State John Kerry defended the United States' decision to abstain - and not veto - a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, saying Israel’s policies put the so-called two-state solution “in serious jeopardy.”
The Israeli regime issued a total of 2,141 demolition orders for Palestinian structures built in the occupied West Bank in two and a half years, according to the so-called Israeli Civil Administration. According to the data, 832 demolition orders were issued in 2014, 875 in 2015, and 434 through June of this year in Area C of the West Bank. International bodies and rights groups say Israel’s sustained demolitions of Palestinian homes are an attempt to uproot Palestinians from their native territories, and confiscate more land for the expansion of illegal settlements.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said relations between Tehran and Ankara have reached their highest level, stressing that the two countries have taken important steps to help restore peace and security to the region.
Russia said Sunday that all participants in talks in Lausanne had agreed that Syrians should decide their own future through inclusive dialogue and that the country should remain whole and secular, after the meeting ended without a breakthrough.
The European Union (EU) says it will withhold development funding earmarked for Colombia in the wake of the Colombian people’s rejection of a government peace deal with the South American country’s main rebel group in a referendum.
Colombia's center-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday a peace agreement with one of the country's most notorious warlords is close to being concluded, offering hope of progress toward ending decades of conflict.