Tag Archives: Peace

Yemen rebels call on UN to investigate bombings, dismiss peace envoy

SANAA: Rebels controlling Yemen’s capital called on the United Nations on Friday to take action to end violence that has destroyed large parts of the country and to investigate bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Houthi movement urged the U.N. to investigate a Saudi-led airstrike… Read More »

Taiwan president says aspires to create “new era” of peace with China

TAIPEI: Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China and military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to the Pope released by her office on Friday (Jan 20). “Upholding peace requires ample goodwill and communication. Based on many years of experience in cross-strait negotiations during my… Read More »

Leadership change looms for armed group key to Myanmar's peace process

YANGON: Myanmar’s strongest ethnic armed group is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Aung San Suu Kyi’s signature peace process. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) boasts some 30,000 soldiers who control… Read More »

Palestinian President Abbas says US embassy move would hurt peace

VATICAN CITY: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump goes through with plans to transfer Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem it will hurt the peace process. “We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does it will not help peace and we hope it does not… Read More »

Norway and China restart diplomatic relations after row over Nobel peace prize

OSLO: Norway and China announced a normalisation of diplomatic and political relations on Monday, which had been frozen since the 2010 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo, the Norwegian foreign ministry said in a statement. The two countries will immediately resume negotiations on a free-trade deal, Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende… Read More »

Israel says 'no' to Middle East peace conference in Paris

JERUSALEM: Israel on Monday formally rejected France’s invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying it was a distraction from the goal of direct negotiations with the Palestinians. At a meeting in Jerusalem with Israel’s acting national security adviser and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s diplomatic adviser, French… Read More »

Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or face sanctions

NAIROBI: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or face a U.N. arms embargo and sanctions. His warning followed meetings in Nairobi on Monday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and foreign ministers from Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan to discuss… Read More »

World Peace Issues and Social Wellness – Christiane Amanpour to Anchor International Daily News Show

In a global village that is shrinking faster by the day, millions of world citizens are hungry for news about their neighbours.Shared global concerns about peace, health, education, the environment, crime and terror, poverty and a never-ending list of issues, bind us together much more than our differences separate us. The struggle to find meaning… Read More »