The Syrian government’s delegation returned to Geneva in a bid to resume the UN-organized peace talks for Syria with the representatives of the foreign-backed opposition groups, more than a week after Damascus left the negotiations, arguing that the other side had made the road to peace impassable.
Syria has welcomed the Syrian National Dialogue Congress to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi aimed at resolving the years-long crisis in the Arab country, affirming Damascus will attend the event.
The next round of negotiations between representatives from the Syrian government and foreign-sponsored armed opposition besides delegates from Iran, Russia, and Turkey as mediators will take place between September 14 and 15 in Kazakhstan.
Amid global calls for calm, North Korea’s leader has decided to halt a plan to launch missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, warning, however, that his country will stay fire-ready while keeping a close eye on Washington’s actions.
Peace talks aimed at resolving the decades-old Cyprus conflict have made "real progress", the UN's political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman said, as the island's rival leaders resumed negotiations on Thursday.
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.