Diplomats meet in Berlin to try and save Ukraine peace summit

Jan 13, 2015

Diplomats meet in Berlin to try and save Ukraine peace summit

Foreign ministers from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia were meeting Monday in Berlin to try and resolve tensions threatening to scupper a planned summit on ending the Ukrainian conflict. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hopes that a presidential summit of the four countries can take ...

Jan 12, 2015

Intense Ukraine shelling traps hundreds of miners

Intense fighting erupted around east Ukraine’s main rebel-held city on Sunday wrecked a power station and briefly trapped more than 300 coal miners in one of Europe’s largest mines. Repeated rounds of rocket and mortar fire echoed across snow-covered Donetsk on Sunday evening despite ...

Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

Dec 26, 2014

Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The talks are set to take place sometime after Jan. 20, ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a briefing. The first stage of ...

Dec 23, 2014

Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week, the latest attempt to negotiate a settlement to the conflict that has badly strained the ties between Russia and the West. Ukrainian ...

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

Dec 22, 2014

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe’s volatile eastern edge. But a high-ranking Ukrainian official said Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko was just as keen to use the ...

Jul 11, 2014

Turkey passes bill to revive Kurdish peace talks

Turkish lawmakers Thursday adopted a bill to revive peace talks with Kurdish rebels, in a move the government hopes will rally Kurdish votes to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to win presidential elections next month. The jailed leader of the outlawed rebel Kurdistan ...

U.S. Mideast envoy Indyk quits after peace deal bid

Jun 27, 2014

U.S. Mideast envoy Indyk quits after peace deal bid

U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk is resigning after nearly a year of unsuccessful efforts to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Obama administration officials said Friday. The officials said Indyk’s departure, and his return to his previous job at The Brookings Institution think tank, ...

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Apr 6, 2014

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians on Sunday with unilateral reprisals as the two sides prepared for last-ditch talks with a U.S. envoy on salvaging teetering peace talks. He said Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to ...

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Feb 2, 2014

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning against a growing boycott movement against the Jewish state should peace talks with the Palestinians fail, while some of his Cabinet ministers lashed out angrily, saying the stance undermined ...