UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has told all parties present at the Syria peace talks being held in Geneva that several more rounds of negotiations would be needed before any manner of accord is reached.
The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has threatened to derail the government's wobbling push for peace as fierce fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point.
The rival leaders of ethnically-split Cyprus has called on the United Nations to hold a follow-up peace summit early next month, after last month's negotiations were suspended over vast differences between the two sides, the world body says.
Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Iran, Pakistan, Russia and China should cooperate for peace and stability in the region.
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.”