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Libya peace talks: More of the identical? 0

Libya peace talks: More of the identical?

A « historic » moment. That’s how French President Emmanuel Macron described a summit on Tuesday between Libya’s rival factions aimed at bringing peace and stability after nearly seven years of turmoil. Meeting in Paris at Macron’s behest, leaders from the rival Tripoli and Tobruk-based parliaments agreed to hold elections later this year. But as cameras flashed…

Trump has slapped Beijing in the face by cancelling N Korea talks 0

Trump has slapped Beijing in the face by cancelling N Korea talks

The Chinese government is disappointed by US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of his planned summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un – but privately the leadership will not be surprised. After all, Beijing is caught between the world’s two most unpredictable leaders. Just two days ago, while on a brief visit to…

Will fatwa by Islamic students drive Taliban to be a half of talks? 0

Will fatwa by Islamic students drive Taliban to be a half of talks?

Prominent Muslim scholars from three countries are set to meet in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Friday, aimed at finding a solution to decades of war and bloodshed in Afghanistan. At the trilateral Ulema Conference, scholars from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia will discuss challenging the narrative of « jihad », or a holy war, pushed by the…

North Korea: Kim Jong-un met Xi in China ahead of nuclear talks 0

North Korea: Kim Jong-un met Xi in China ahead of nuclear talks

Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held a meeting in China ahead of a summit between North Korea and the United States. The secret meeting was held in the northern Chinese city of Dalian on Tuesday and not made public until after Kim had left the country. The gathering was confirmed by Chinese…

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Turkey’s Erdogan rejects French offer of talks with SDF

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a French offer to mediate between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria blacklisted by Ankara. His comments on Friday came a day after French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a delegation of Kurdish fighters in Paris and offered to mediate between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – an umbrella group of fighters dominated by the Kurdish…

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US lauds Afghan provide to start talks with Taliban

Islamabad, Pakistan – The United States has lauded Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer to open negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, with senior US State Department official Alice Wells saying the armed group has some « legitimate grievances » over governance. « We’ve always said that the legitimate grievances raised by the Taliban over justice, over corruption, over predatory…

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Taliban: Doha predicament of industrial remains very foremost for talks

The Afghan Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to take place in its political office in Qatar. A senior Taliban official based in Doha told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that the group invites US officials to its political office in Qatar to discuss a « peaceful solution » to end the bloodshed in Afghanistan. His…

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Syria opposition missing from Russia’s Sochi talks

Russia-hosted talks on the war in Syria are being held in Sochi without the representation of any major opposition group. Turkey-backed rebel figures have refused to leave the Russian city’s airport in a last-minute protest. An amateur video obtained by Al Jazeera on Tuesday showed a group of Syrian opposition delegates, who had arrived from…

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What’s going to realize of talks between the 2 Koreas?

Seoul – Much-anticipated high-level talks between the two Koreas are set to begin, with each side sending delegations to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ). The talks on Tuesday are expected to focus on the participation of North Korean athletes in the upcoming Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the South Korean city of…

Merkel hopeful of renewed Germany coalition talks 0

Merkel hopeful of renewed Germany coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is optimistic of forming a coalition government after almost four months of political uncertainty since the country’s federal elections. Talks between the country’s two major parties – Merkel’s Christian Democrat alliance (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) – to form a new ruling coalition resumed in the capital, Berlin,…