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‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council

The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told the Security Council on Tuesday, un...

‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council

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Voices of Afghan women ‘must be heard at the table in the peace process and beyond’ UN deputy chief tells Security Council Afghan women have “paid a high price” during their country’s nearly four decades of conflict, the United Nations deputy chief said on Friday, addressing the Security Council a day after Kabul had been hit with a fresh round of “horrific” bomb attacks...
00:34, 07/27/2019

U.S. Envoy Points to Progress in Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad said that he is aiming by Sept. 1 to reach agreement with the insurgents on a road map for completing negotiations on a comprehensive settlement of the Afghan war. Looming over that deadline are already twice-postpon...
00:17, 07/08/2019

Trump’s Mideast envoy blasts UN Security Council over peace process President Trump’s Middle East envoy lashed out Tuesday at the United Nations Security Council over its handling of peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, taking aim at what he called “the constant drumbeat of tired rhetoric that is design...
04:51, 07/24/2019

‘Perseverance is key’ to Iraq’s future, UN envoy tells Security Council Although Iraq is “hard at work building on progress made to date”, a top United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday that decades of trouble continue to impact the present, but cautioned “we have not seen the end of it yet”....
00:17, 08/29/2019

U.S. envoy tells U.N. Security Council indications Iran behind Saudi oil attacks U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Monday that emerging information on attacks on Saudi oil facilities "indicates that responsibility lies with Iran" and that there is no evidence the attack came from Yemen...
19:51, 09/16/2019

‘No time to lose’ UN envoy tells Security Council, ‘Yemen cannot wait’ One month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing “a crucial moment” in the course of its long and bloody conflict, and on Tuesday, he again urged members to acknowledge that recent infighting around t...
21:51, 08/20/2019

‘Young people care about peace’: UN Youth Envoy delivers key message to Security Council After visiting refugee camps in Jordan, UN-backed schools in Gaza, municipalities in Kosovo and Youth Councils in Denmark, the UN’s Youth Envoy visited the Security Council on Wednesday with a simple message from the field that “young people care abo...
01:17, 07/18/2019

‘Firmly united’ Security Council can bolster Colombia’s efforts to secure lasting peace, says UN envoy The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’, a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member body’s continued commitment as the coun...
01:51, 07/20/2019

Political solutions ‘prerequisite to sustainable peace’, Lacroix tells Security Council While peacekeeping is an “essential tool” for preventing conflict and reducing the risk of relapse, “political solutions are a prerequisite to sustainable peace”, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Monday....
01:34, 09/10/2019

Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: U.S. peace envoy Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country's long war, the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Sunday....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Taliban, Afghan forces clash in northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S. Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, setting off hours of gun battles, even as U.S. negotiators move closer to finalizing a deal with the insurgents for the withdrawal of American troops from the country....
16:34, 08/31/2019

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says all peace efforts including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be directed at starting formal negotiations between the government and the Taliban....
00:51, 06/20/2019

US envoy launches new push on Afghan talks with Taliban ISLAMABAD (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to jumpstart stalled peace talks with the Taliban as a U.S. envoy is in Kabul and Pakistani and Afghan officials are meeting in Islamabad. U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says he’s holding meetings with...
10:34, 06/10/2019

UN envoy: It’s ‘imperative’ to start Afghan-Taliban talks The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says it is imperative that direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban start quickly, and he is urging the militant Islamist group to retract its threat to disrupt the upcoming presidential election...
23:17, 09/10/2019

U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan Leader Over Taliban Talks, Official Says (KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban on ending America’s longest war. Ghani spokes...
18:00, 09/02/2019

UN Security Council offers Yemen Special Envoy ‘their full support’ Security Council members issued a statement on Monday offering “their full support” to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after he had reportedly come in for criticism by the Government....
00:51, 06/12/2019

Trump's Middle East envoy faces resistance at U.N. Security Council A plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians cannot rely on global consensus, inconclusive international law and "unclear" United Nations resolutions, U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, ...
00:17, 07/24/2019

Were Afghan peace talks in Qatar a success? Representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban reached an agreement on a roadmap to end nearly 18 years of war. But much more difficult work lies ahead to achieve permanent peace, experts say....
20:00, 07/09/2019

Why is the Afghan peace process not moving beyond talks? Washington and the Taliban are set to hold a new round of peace talks in Doha. The group has so far held several meetings with the US, and a number of other countries, but there has been too much talking without results....
18:17, 06/28/2019

Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said on Frid...
01:00, 08/03/2019

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is warning that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violen...
20:00, 05/22/2019

Afghan grand council sets recommendations for Taliban talks KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan grand council has come up with a series of recommendations for peace talks with the Taliban after four days of meetings in Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani convened the council of more than 3,200 participants, known a...
11:51, 05/02/2019

U.S. envoy says latest peace talks with Taliban 'most productive' so far U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks described as the "most productive session" by a top U.S. negotiator leading the discussions with the hardline Islamists group to end the Afghan war....
04:00, 07/07/2019

Pakistan PM aims to restart Afghan peace talks Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his government would try to revive Afghanistan peace talks that recently broke down between the United States and the Taliban militant group....
14:34, 09/18/2019

Women seek voice in Afghan peace talks Afghan women are demanding a strong voice in peace talks between the government and the Taliban but are so far meeting resistance. (April 29)        ...
14:51, 04/29/2019

White House says Afghan peace talks are 'proceeding' President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statement....
05:17, 08/17/2019

US, Afghanistan Agree To Accelerate Afghan Peace Talks The United States and Afghanistan said Thursday they have agreed to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the conflict in the war-ravaged country....
22:51, 07/25/2019

Taliban: Afghan peace talks with U.S. '80-90 percent finished' Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban militant group have made "spectacular progress" during negotiations to finish nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, representatives said Wednesday....
01:34, 07/04/2019

Sudan parties to resume talks on forming transitional council: envoy Sudanese parties have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional sovereign council, Ethiopia's special envoy to Sudan said on Tuesday....
23:34, 06/11/2019

U.S., Taliban peace talks 'most productive session': envoy Khalilzad The U.S. peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions were the "most productive session" to date....
04:00, 07/07/2019

US and Taliban close to deal to allow peace talks, Trump envoy says Zalmay Khalilzad, the US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, says agreement would reduce violence and allow ‘intra-Afghan’ talksUS and Taliban negotiators are close to an agreement that would reduce fighting and allow full peace talks among Afghans, a to...
17:51, 09/01/2019

Taliban: Fresh round of talks with US peace envoy opening The Taliban say a fresh round of talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is to begin in Qatar, where the religious movement maintains a political office....
08:34, 05/01/2019

Afghanistan envoy briefs skeptical lawmakers on peace talks WASHINGTON (AP) — Special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad (ZAHL’-may kah-LEEL’-zahd) has been met with skepticism on Capitol Hill as he briefed lawmakers on peace talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 17-year war. Lawmakers wer...
02:00, 05/23/2019

Democrat threatens to subpoena Afghanistan envoy over peace talks The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is threatening to subpoena a top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan if he fails to voluntarily testify before Congress about ongoing peace talks with the Taliban.The threat comes as American negotiators have...
01:00, 09/06/2019

With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of others’ inside their own country, UN envoy urges Security Council action to end violence Fighting in Libya “shows no signs of abating”, the head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL), told the Security Council on Monday, painting a grim picture of worsening humanitarian conditions, and warning that the instability and influx of ...
23:34, 07/29/2019

Iraq needs support to ‘leave violent past behind’, says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more international support, “lots of time and lots of hard work,” the top United Nations official in the count...
02:00, 05/22/2019

U.S., Taliban take a break from peace talks for Afghan rivals to meet U.S. and Taliban officials decided on Saturday to put their ongoing peace talks on hold for two days to allow for a meeting between rival Afghan groups to be held in Qatar, a Taliban official said....
17:19, 07/06/2019

Afghan peace talks: Renewed bid to kick-start progress Rival Afghan factions are set to meet in Doha on Sunday in an attempt to make headway in the country's long-stalled political deadlock. Qatar and Germany are brokering the talks, but expectations are low....
17:17, 07/05/2019

Confusion Over Afghan-Taliban Talks Further Complicates Peace Process The Afghan government’s announcement of direct negotiations with the Taliban in two weeks was rejected by the insurgents, casting uncertainty over a stalled process....
01:17, 07/28/2019

Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’ The president said he did not intend to try to revive efforts to reach a peace accord with the Taliban that could accelerate the removal of American troops from the country....
23:17, 09/09/2019

UN Security Council condemns Taliban offensive as a blow against ‘sustainable peace’ The United Nations Security Council has condemned the announcement by Taliban militants in Afghanistan of its spring offensive, saying it will result in more “unnecessary suffering and destruction for the Afghan people”....
20:34, 04/28/2019

US peace envoy hails latest talks with Taliban as 'most productive' to date Zalmay Khalilzad said progress had been made on all four parts of a peace deal as two sides to resume meeting from Tuesday in QatarThe US peace envoy leading talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan said on Saturday the latest discussions...
01:34, 07/07/2019

Trump Tries Cooling Tensions With Pakistan to Speed Afghan Peace Talks The president gushed about the prospect of improved relations and trade with Pakistan if it helps negotiate a cease-fire to bring home American troops from Afghanistan....
22:34, 07/22/2019

Taliban attack northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S. Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for the withdrawal of American troops....
11:00, 08/31/2019

Taliban Attack Afghan City Of Kunduz Amid Peace Talks With US Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for......
19:00, 08/31/2019

Taliban, Afghan leaders agree to peace 'road map' ahead of U.S. talks Taliban officials and Afghan government leaders, acting in an unofficial capacity, said Tuesday they've ended two-days of meetings in Qatar with an eight-point road map for peace....
16:34, 07/09/2019

U.S., Taliban resume talks as Afghan government seeks role in peace process American and Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan on Wednesday while the Afghan government hosted a rare assembly in Kabul to ensure its interests are upheld in any peace deal....
11:00, 05/01/2019

Imran Khan's US visit — Afghan peace to dominate talks with Donald Trump Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality in Pakistan....
20:51, 07/19/2019

Scores killed as Taliban, Afghan forces clash in Kunduz despite peace talks A Taliban suicide bomber struck a main square in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz where Afghan forces had gathered to defend the city from falling to the Taliban, killing at least 10 soldiers and civilians, Afghan officials said on Saturday....
01:51, 09/01/2019

Trump says he’s canceling Afghan peace talks, secret meeting with Taliban leaders President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was calling off “peace negotiations” with Taliban leadership after a U.S. service member was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trump tweeted that he was scheduled to hold a secr...
19:34, 09/08/2019

Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thur...
11:17, 07/28/2019

Climate change recognized as ‘threat multiplier’, UN Security Council debates its impact on peace As climate change is increasingly recognized as a “threat multiplier” by scientists, political representatives, and civil society across the world, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Friday to discuss its concrete impact on pe...
19:00, 04/28/2019

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainly not all”, of the expectations laid out, the top UN official for the country told the Security Counc...
21:17, 09/18/2019

Afghan casualties dramatically rising despite peace talks as more trainees go AWOL in the US, watchdog group says Even as the Trump administration attempts to secure a peace deal with the Taliban to end America’s longest-running war, the bloodshed of Afghans is only rising. According to the latest assessment released by the Special Inspector General for Afghanis...
19:17, 05/01/2019

Amid Peace Talks, Taliban Launch ‘Massive Attack’ on Afghan City of Kunduz (KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, killing at least three civilians, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations wit...
17:34, 08/31/2019

Qatari official announces success of intra-Afghan peace talks: foreign ministry A Qatari official has announced the "success" of Afghan peace talks held this week in Doha, the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement dated Monday and published on Tuesday....
08:00, 07/09/2019

UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is suspending the handover of any more camps for displaced civilians to the Sudanese military, against a backdrop of worsening violence and insecurity across the country....
21:51, 06/14/2019

UN cooperation with League of Arab States ‘pivotal’, UN chief tells Security Council Global problems require global solutions that rely on “essential” partnerships, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, stating that “our cooperation with the League of Arab States is pivotal”. ...
23:17, 06/13/2019

Women must be at ‘centre of peacekeeping decision-making’, UN chief tells Security Council Women’s rights, voices and participation must be at “the centre of peacekeeping decision-making”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, describing them as “central to sustainable solutions” to challe...
18:34, 04/28/2019

Taliban negotiators arrive in Moscow days after Trump declares Afghan peace talks 'dead' A Taliban negotiating team arrived in Russia Friday, less than a week after President Trump announced that peace talks with the Islamic militant group in Afghanistan were "dead."...
04:17, 09/14/2019

African Union’s Peace and Security Council suspends Sudan’s participation in AU activities over country’s deadly unrest JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African Union’s Peace and Security Council suspends Sudan’s participation in AU activities over country’s deadly unrest....
15:00, 06/06/2019

Persistent threat of war, unilateral actions, continue to erode prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas’ hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thur...
19:17, 06/20/2019

Not Happy With The Way Peace Talks Are Going, Naga Group Tells PM Modi All may not be well with the Naga peace talks, which are now in a very advanced stage. Two recent letters from Naga militant group NSCN(IM) indicate that its top leadership, which has spearheaded......
22:00, 08/08/2019

‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council, surveying 'bleak' state of civilian protection Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres told the chamber on Thursday that while safeguards were stronger, “compliance has deteriorated”.  ...
04:17, 05/24/2019

Syria: Ease suffering, save lives, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator tells Security Council “Week after week, month after month, year after year”, the Security Council has been briefed on Syria’s humanitarian suffering, and on Tuesday, the UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator once again described “the latest horror facing civilians”, pleading ...
23:17, 06/25/2019

Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council during a...
18:17, 04/28/2019

Conflict prevention, mediation: among ‘most important tools’ to reduce human suffering, Guterres tells Security Council  Conflict prevention and mediation are two of “the most important tools at our disposal to reduce human suffering” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.  ...
23:34, 06/12/2019

Millions in Idlib ‘counting on your support to make the violence stop’, UN relief chief tells Security Council Despite an agreement signed nearly a year ago on a halt to further escalation in Syria’s war-battered Idlib, “the bombing and fighting go on in plain sight, day in and day out”, the UN humanitarian chief told the Security Council on Thursday....
23:34, 08/29/2019

‘You can and should do more’ to include people with disabilities, wheelchair-bound Syrian advocate tells Security Council in searing speech The UN Security Council was told on Wednesday that people with disabilities “can’t wait any longer” for more of a say in how the world’s top diplomatic forum for peace and security, factors their needs into its work. ...
18:17, 04/28/2019

Presidential election: ‘Key moment’ to reaffirm Afghanistan’s democratic political structure, UN mission chief tells Security Council  The presidential election scheduled for 28 September will be a “key moment to reaffirm the legitimacy of Afghanistan’s democratic political structure”, the United Nations mission chief in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday. ...
00:17, 06/20/2019

UN Security Council To Hold Closed-Door Talks On Kashmir Today: Report The UN Security Council (UNSC) is to hold closed-door consultations on the Kashmir developments on Friday at the request of China, a diplomat at the Security Council told IANS today....
23:17, 08/15/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: UN chief talks climate action at G7, WFP official visits camp in Central African Republic, Deadly violence at Lesvos migrant centre, Security Council meets on AU-UN Darfur mission A recap of Monday’s stories: UN chief urges more action from G7 leaders to tackle ‘climate emergency’; WFP official visits camp for displaced in Central African Republic, UN refugee agency calls on Greece to keep young migrants safe after deadly inci...
07:17, 08/28/2019

Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warned the Security Council, in his first briefing to the world body since taking office....
20:17, 08/21/2019

‘Regional security and integration’ in Central Africa under threat, Security Council warned Recurrent and often deadly clashes between pastoralists and farmers in several countries in Central Africa continue to cause “serious concern”, threatening “regional security and integration”, a senior UN official warned the Security Council on Tuesd...
23:51, 06/04/2019

Russia to ban Atlantic Council NGO once led by US envoy Russian prosecutors decided to ban the pro-western Atlantic Council NGO after finding its activities pose a threat to Russia's "constitutional order." The NGO representatives say they were not informed about the move....
13:17, 07/26/2019

US, Taliban On "Threshold Of Agreement": US Afghan Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday as he concluded their latest talks....
13:00, 09/01/2019

5 Killed In Taliban Attack On Kabul As US Envoy Visits Afghan Capital A massive explosion rocked central Kabul late Monday, killing at least five people in a Taliban-claimed attack near an international complex while the US special envoy leading talks with the......
02:51, 09/03/2019

US envoy for Afghanistan on 2-week peace mission WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan is traveling to Afghanistan and also Belgium, Germany, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over the next two weeks as part of an effort to help end the long-running war. In Kabul, the State De...
19:34, 06/01/2019

US won't release peace plan before Israel's elections, says envoy Move appears to be aimed at not interfering with September elections in which leadership of Trump ally Netanyahu is at stakeThe United States will not release the long-delayed political portion of its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan before Israel’s el...
21:51, 08/28/2019

Top U.S. general cautiously optimistic about Afghan peace push The top U.S. general said on Friday he was cautiously optimistic about efforts to reach a negotiated end to the nearly 18-year-old war in Afghanistan, in remarks that followed talks in Kabul with Afghanistan's president and the top U.S. negotiator....
08:51, 07/27/2019

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders are holding a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The three-day conference comes ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to Pakistan...
11:34, 06/22/2019

Taliban Attack Afghan City as They Talk Peace With U.S. Militants attacked from several directions on Kunduz city, which they have entered twice in recent years, even as peace negotiations continued in Qatar....
22:51, 08/31/2019

Discussions On Afghan Peace Deal Go "Very Well", Says Trump's Spokesman The White House signaled progress Friday on preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisors went "very well."...
08:51, 08/17/2019

U.S. to press Pakistan PM on Afghan peace, terrorism crackdown U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday amid their countries' strained relations....
21:17, 07/21/2019

Afghan Leader Hosts Peace-Plan Assembly Afghan President Ashraf Ghani convened a rare assembly of prominent Afghans to hammer out an approach to peace talks with the Taliban, the latest attempt by the U.S.-backed government to insert itself into the peace process....
22:34, 04/29/2019

Trump meets advisers on Afghan peace plan U.S. President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides, a senior administration official said...
22:17, 08/16/2019

Pompeo Sees Afghan Peace Deal Possible by September Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “the hour has come for peace” in Afghanistan and that he hopes there will be a peace deal with the Taliban by September....
08:00, 06/26/2019

Afghan Peace Negotiations Show Signs of Progress Afghan officials, who are part of a larger delegation, are expected to meet with Taliban representatives for the first time since peace negotiations started last year....
00:00, 07/07/2019

U.S., Taliban begin new peace negotiations for Afghan withdrawal Discussions between U.S. and Taliban mediators started Wednesday in Qatar with the goal of creating a lasting peace and a phased withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan....
16:00, 05/01/2019

All-Afghan peace summit set for July, but on Taliban terms An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7-8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, apparently on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation...
01:00, 07/03/2019

UN envoy meets Yemen’s vice president to discuss peace SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels. Martin Griffiths says Wednesday’s meeting with Yemen Vice Pr...
20:17, 06/26/2019

UN envoy urges new pullouts from Yemen ports and peace steps The U.N. envoy for Yemen is urging the country's warring parties to maintain the momentum of the initial pullout of Houthi rebel forces from three port areas....
18:17, 05/15/2019

Afghan leader in Pakistan to talk ties, peace with Taliban ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Afghan president has arrived on his first visit to Pakistan, in an attempt to forge a fresh relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and reach out to Islamabad for help in getting the Taliban to talk peace w...
09:17, 06/27/2019

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars spent fighting narcotics....
04:00, 06/07/2019

Kashmir's Loss of Autonomy Clouds Afghan Peace Efforts India’s historic move to end the autonomous governing status of a disputed region threatens to complicate U.S. efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, while Indian authorities locked down the streets of Kashmir....
07:00, 08/07/2019

‘Action and tangible progress’ needed to finally ‘win the peace’ for Syrians: UN envoy It will take “action and tangible progress” between Syrian Government and opposition leaders, not just dialogue, to bring about lasting peace said the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country on Tuesday, stressing that Syria “contains many threats f...
23:17, 04/30/2019

Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release Mideast peace plan: envoy U.S. President Donald Trump hopes to decide soon on when to release a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians that "will not be ambiguous," his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday....
20:51, 07/23/2019

Stressing War’s Toll, Taliban and Afghan Representatives Agree to Peace Road Map In two days of often emotional discussions that for first time included the Afghan government, Taliban and Afghan officials called for ending civilian deaths and assuring women’s fundamental rights....
05:00, 07/09/2019

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Afghan Military Amid Uncertainty Over a Peace Deal The leader of the American and NATO missions in Afghanistan denied reports that support was being pulled back in anticipation of an agreement with the Taliban....
14:52, 08/15/2019

Spike in Taliban attacks 'unhelpful' to Afghan peace push: U.S. general A spike in attacks by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan has been "particularly unhelpful" to peace efforts there, a senior U.S. military commander cautioned on Saturday as he visited neighboring Pakistan, where many Taliban militants are based....
22:17, 09/07/2019

Taliban attack Afghan province as violence overshadows peace deal Taliban militants launched a major attack in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Friday, the latest in a series of assaults on provincial centers just a day after a deadly suicide bombing in Kabul, officials said....
10:17, 09/06/2019

Exclusive: Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication of how risky the pact may be is this: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign it, accordin...
19:51, 09/04/2019

Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan with troop pullout possible President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides....
05:17, 08/17/2019

US envoy says Palestinian leaders seek to kill peace plan, should hold fire Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy is accusing the Palestinian leadership of trying to kill the U.S. president’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan even before its unveiling and urges them instead to hold fire until they see the details, saying it would be...
19:00, 05/10/2019

Trump Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt: Peace plan is weeks away With predictions swirling as to what’s in the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,” for potential peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, Jason Greenblatt, the U.S. envoy for international negotiations, gave some clues this wee...
19:17, 05/11/2019

Kushner's Middle East peace plan drifts further astray as envoy resigns The ‘ultimate deal’ for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is due to come out after the Israeli elections on 17 SeptemberJason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s special envoy for Middle East peace, tasked with working on the “ultimate de...
14:51, 09/06/2019

Afghan president shuns foreign interference as U.S.-Taliban peace deal looms The Taliban control roughly half of Afghanistan and are at their strongest since the U.S.-led invasion toppled their five-year-old government in 2001....
21:17, 08/11/2019

Taliban claim blast in Afghan capital as draft peace deal agreed The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more and shaking windows and doors in houses several kilometers away from the blast....
22:17, 09/02/2019

Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: Fars Iran told a German envoy seeking to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal that its patience was over and urged the treaty's remaining signatories to fulfill their commitments after the United States pulled out, the Fars news agency reported on Thursday....
18:17, 05/23/2019

Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication of how risky the pact may be is this: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign it, accordin...
22:17, 09/04/2019

Afghan President Ghani Meets Pakistan's Imran Khan, Discuss Peace Efforts Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed peace efforts in the war-torn country and agreed to open a new chapter of friendship and cooperation......
03:34, 06/28/2019

Ties with China beneficial, its envoy tells new El Salvador leader El Salvador's decision to establish ties with China was correct and the two countries have bright prospects, a Chinese envoy told El Salvador's maverick new president, who has been critical of Beijing....
08:34, 06/01/2019

Trump's Middle East envoy resigns amid Kushner's stalling peace plan – live US president says Jason Greenblatt will be leaving to pursue work in the private sector after three years in administrationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.26pm BST Meanwhile, Trump is still refusing to acknowledge that he was ...
23:00, 09/05/2019

Afghan peace deal in doubt as American solider among dozen killed by Taliban bomb in Kabul The Taliban took credit for a car bomb that killed two NATO service members, including an American, a day after U.S. officials said they had the basis for a deal with the terrorist group....
11:51, 09/06/2019

No-deal Brexit could end Japan investment boom, envoy tells UK PM rivals Japan on Thursday cautioned the two candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May that a no-deal Brexit would be so disruptive for many companies that Japanese capital's 35-year bet on Britain could end....
16:17, 06/27/2019

Pope's envoy tells Syrian leader of concern for Idlib civilians Pope Francis has expressed concern for the humanitarian situation in northwestern Syria and urged a negotiated end to years of fighting, in a letter delivered on Monday to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....
14:51, 07/22/2019

Spend more on defense or we move troops to Poland, U.S. envoy tells Germany An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwillingness to boost defense spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland....
20:00, 08/09/2019

‘Complete political deadlock’ over Middle East peace risks more violence, regional escalation, warns UN envoy Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace process, a senior United Nations envoy warned the Security Council on Tuesday. ...
21:17, 08/27/2019

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic’s population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violen...
04:17, 06/21/2019

Pope Francis's envoy tells Syria's Assad of concern for Idlib's civilians Pope Francis's envoy told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting on Monday of the Pope's concerns for the humanitarian situation in northwest Syria, a Vatican spokesman said in a statement....
12:00, 07/22/2019

U.N. council pushes Libya truce, tells other countries to stay out The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned a deadly air strike on a migrant detention center in Libya, called for the warring parties to commit to a ceasefire and urged other countries not to intervene or exacerbate the conflict....
10:52, 07/06/2019

We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”....
06:34, 09/10/2019

Afghan official: Taliban hit security checkpoints, killing 8 An Afghan official says the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northeastern Takhar province, killing eight members of the security forces....
14:51, 05/07/2019

UN Security Council to visit Colombia in July UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will be heading to Colombia in July for a firsthand look at implementation of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the country’s main rebel group. Peruvian Ambassador Gustavo Meza-C...
00:00, 06/27/2019

UN Security Council has its first meeting on Kashmir in decades According to a UN diplomat, council members failed to even come up with a statement to the press -- the lowest level of Council action. UN diplomats said countries disagreed on wording of a statement, with some fearing any comment would escalate tens...
10:51, 08/17/2019

Libya: UN Security Council calls for ceasefire The 15-member bloc has called on warring factions in Libya to cease fighting and enter talks. The body also strongly condemned Tuesday's airstrike on a migrant detention center near Tripoli....
22:51, 07/05/2019

Kashmir: Is the UN Security Council reluctant to get involved? Although the Security Council told India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute bilaterally, it didn't call a formal meeting or issue a statement. Some analysts dubbed the response "lukewarm."...
23:00, 08/17/2019

2 first-timers among 5 nations elected to Security Council Estonia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been elected to the U.N.’s most powerful body for the first time alongside Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam...
22:00, 06/07/2019

'No peace, no election in Mozambique': RENAMO junta leader tells DW Mozambique's opposition RENAMO party recently signed a peace deal with the government. But the party's armed wing refused to lay down their weapons. Its leader Nhongo tells DW the peace deal is invalid....
03:17, 08/29/2019

Ukraine ready for peace, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy tells DW With conflict simmering in the east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is hoping to secure a political solution to end a separatist insurgency. He told DW that he has the support of German Chancellor Angela Merkel....
12:52, 07/06/2019

Afghan security forces kill six civilians during insurgent raid The deaths come as UN reveals pro-government forces killed more civilians than insurgents in first three months of 2019Afghan security forces have killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, in a night raid on insurgents, gover...
23:17, 05/25/2019

Taliban attacks kill 23 members of Afghan security forces KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say two Taliban attacks targeted Afghan security checkpoints in the country’s west and east, killing at least 23 members of the security forces. In western Ghor province, Abdul Hai Khateby, the governo...
14:34, 05/28/2019

Afghan officials: Taliban target security forces, killing 7 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northern Sari Pul province, killing at least seven members of the country’s security forces. Mohammad Noor Rahmani, head of the provincial council,...
10:00, 05/13/2019

Threat Real As Security Forces Are On High Alert: US Envoy To Sri Lanka The US ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the ISIS terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bombings on the island were likely still at large and could be planning fresh attacks....
11:00, 04/30/2019

US envoy hails latest talks with Taliban as the best ever The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan says that for the first time he can report “substantive” progress on all four issues key to a peace agreement in the country’s 17-year war...
20:51, 07/06/2019

U.S. Envoy Hails Latest Talks With Taliban as the Best Ever KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that for the first time he can report “substantive” progress on all four issues key to a peace agreement in the country’s 17-year war, calling the latest r...
04:34, 07/07/2019

UN Security Council to discuss Sudan’s military crackdown KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to discuss Sudan after its ruling military conducted a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. The United Kingdom and Germany requested the closed-door session, set for Tuesday afternoon. ...
09:51, 06/04/2019

UN Security Council condemns attacks on oil tankers, but not Iran A closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council Monday afternoon on the recent attacks on oil tankers and a U.S. drone ended without a condemnation of Iran....
06:51, 06/25/2019

Pakistan asks UN Security Council to meet over Kashmir Pakistan has requested that the UN Security Council meet over India abolishing Kashmir's special autonomous status. Tensions have escalated in the region, which has been disputed for more than 70 years....
15:17, 08/14/2019

Pakistan requests U.N. Security Council meeting on Kashmir Pakistan has asked the United Nations Security Council for an urgent meeting on the contested Kashmir region also claimed by India, according to a letter released by Pakistan's foreign ministry on Wednesday....
11:01, 08/14/2019

Pak Says Will Move UN Security Council On Kashmir With China's Support Pakistan says it will move the United Nations Security Council with China's support with a motion to condemn India for its decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status....
21:34, 08/10/2019

Russia could take new U.S. troop deployment to U.N. security council: lawmaker Russia could raise the topic of a new U.S. troop deployment in the Middle East at the U.N. Security Council, lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, said on Friday, RIA news agency reported....
22:34, 05/24/2019

With ISIL down but not out, continued vigilance is key, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations top counter-terrorism officials told the Security Council on Tuesday....
19:17, 08/28/2019

Afghan war — What to expect from the US-Taliban Doha talks The US and the Taliban are close to finalizing a deal to end the 18-year-long Afghan war. But Kabul is still not completely on board, and this could complicate matters. Shamil Shams and Masood Saifullah report from Doha....
20:17, 08/27/2019

U.S. envoy to Sri Lanka says threat is real; security forces maintain high alert The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more attacks....
18:17, 04/30/2019

Maduro rejects talks with opposition over envoy’s remarks President Nicolás Maduro says that he won’t resume talks with the opposition until it rejects calls by a top supporter in Britain to “drop the topic” of Venezuela’s longstanding claims to an oil-rich part of neighboring Guyana...
18:17, 09/07/2019

U.S. does not respect international law, atmosphere not right for talks: Iran's U.N. envoy Iran's United Nations ambassador accused the United States on Monday of showing no respect for international law by imposing new sanctions on Iran, describing tensions between the pair as "really dangerous" and not the right atmosphere for talks....
01:00, 06/25/2019

Envoy says Sudan talks to resume as strike suspended Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council, an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday, as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes....
23:34, 06/11/2019

U.S. to raise Mideast tanker attacks in U.N. Security Council: diplomats The United States plans to raise the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman during a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council later on Thursday, diplomats said....
17:51, 06/13/2019

Pakistan says will move to U.N. Security Council with China's support over Kashmir Pakistan says it will move the United Nations Security Council with China's support with a motion to condemn India for its decision to strip its portion of the Kashmir region of special status....
18:00, 08/10/2019

France Pushes For India, Others As Permanent UN Security Council Members India and nations like Germany, Brazil and Japan are "absolutely needed" as permanent members of a reformed and enlarged UN Security Council to better reflect contemporary realities and the addition......
08:00, 05/07/2019

Thousands protest for Kashmir, ahead of Security Council meeting Thousands of people surrounded the Indian High Commission in central London on Thursday in support of Kashmir, ahead of a planned closed-door consultation by the UN Security Council over New Delhi's decision to strip autonomy from its part of the dis...
02:51, 08/16/2019

"10 Years Of Debate, No Result": India, G4 On UN Security Council Reform India along with the other G-4 nations today strongly criticised the "very frustrating" developments in the UN Security Council reform process this year, expressing their displeasure and......
09:51, 06/28/2019

Woman: Hand-licking former UN Security Council president raped me twice A Rwandan woman says she was raped twice by a United Nations ambassador — who allegedly licked her hand and made other creepy advances before having his way with her in a Manhattan hotel, according to a new lawsuit. The then-21-year-old accuser says ...
06:17, 06/15/2019

Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria’s Idlib A diplomat at the U.N. says Russia has blocked the Security Council from issuing a statement sounding alarm about fighting in and around Syria’s Idlib province and the possibility of a humanitarian disaster...
07:00, 06/04/2019

Pakistan asks U.N. Security Council to meet on Kashmir crisis Pakistan has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, saying India's revoking of autonomous status to its section of disputed Kashmir poses a threat to the peace and security of South Asia....
13:17, 08/14/2019

Israel’s U.N. Ambassador gives the U.N. Security Council a history lesson on the Bible In what was an unusual sight for the Security Council, Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon during his speech covered his head with a black Yarmulke and picked up the Hebrew Bible and quoted from Genesis where God spoke to Abraham....
01:17, 05/01/2019

Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria's Idlib Russia blocked the U.N. Security Council on Monday from issuing a statement sounding alarm about the increasing fighting in and around Syria's Idlib province and the possibility of a humanitarian disaster, a council diplomat said....
09:34, 06/04/2019

Russia hosts feuding Afghan factions for talks MOSCOW (AP) — The Taliban and other Afghan factions have wrapped another round of talks in Moscow to discuss peace settlement. The negotiations followed a previous round of consultations in February. Russia has sought to play power broker in Afghanis...
15:17, 05/30/2019

Afghan Forces Hit With Wave of Attacks on Eve of Taliban Talks The violence came as Afghan politicians and Taliban members prepared to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations with Russia, and to speak informally....
20:17, 05/28/2019

| Afghan-Taliban talks could happen within two weeks: minister Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could begin within the next two weeks, an Afghan official says, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war....
19:17, 07/27/2019

Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban Germany, a leading donor and member of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, has been talking with the Taliban and the Afghan government in an effort to restart peace talks to end 18 years of conflict, officials said....
16:17, 05/26/2019

North Korea Says Time Running Out For Talks As US Envoy Due In South Time is running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearisation talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy for North Korea is due to visit......
22:17, 06/27/2019

China Rejects US Envoy's Call For Talks With Dalai Lama China on Tuesday rejected US Ambassador Terry Branstad's call to Beijing to engage in "substantive dialogue" with the Dalai Lama, saying it was firmly opposed to "foreign interference" in Tibet and......
19:34, 05/28/2019

Not ‘optional': Top lawmaker demands US envoy for Taliban talks testify The Trump administration's point man for negotiations with the Taliban could soon face a subpoena to testify before Congress about his work as a top lawmaker demands a September hearing....
03:51, 09/07/2019

Sudan protesters, Ethiopia envoy discuss talks with military KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s protest leaders say they are meeting with an Ethiopian envoy over proposals to resume negotiations with the ruling military council. The leaders say they’ve received Ethiopia’s initiative for the trans...
16:17, 06/22/2019

Two-thirds of U.N. Security Council ask U.N. chief for Syria hospital attacks inquiry Two-thirds of the United Nations Security Council - including the United States, Britain and France - asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday to investigate attacks on U.N.-supported medical facilities in northwest Syria, diplomats said....
14:00, 07/31/2019

Calgary city council discuss water security, stormwater management With a growing population and the likelihood the region will become drier, Calgary city council began discussing strategies to protect the region's water security and stormwater management....
05:51, 05/14/2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines secures record-breaking seat on Security Council Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam...
22:17, 06/07/2019

Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the White House. ...
22:51, 09/11/2019

Pakistan Asks UN Security Council To Meet Over India's Move In Kashmir Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to meet over India's decision to revoke Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir under a "temporary" provision in the......
06:51, 08/14/2019

Pakistan asks U.N. Security Council to meet over India moves in Kashmir Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to meet over India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties between the nuclear-armed neighbors....
06:51, 08/14/2019

UN Security Council To Hold Meeting Over North Korea Missile Tests The United Nations Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss North Korea's recent ballistic missiles tests, diplomats said....
03:34, 08/01/2019

U.N. Security Council to meet on North Korea missile launches: diplomats Britain, Germany and France have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet behind closed doors on Thursday on North Korea's latest missile launches, diplomats said....
22:00, 07/31/2019

UP Bar Council Chief Cremated; Yogi Adityanath Vows Security In Courts Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav, who was shot dead by a lawyer on the Agra court premises, was cremated at her native village of Chaandpur in Etah district today....
19:17, 06/13/2019

China asks for U.N. Security Council to discuss Kashmir this week: diplomats China on Wednesday backed Pakistan's request for the United Nations Security Council to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, asking for the body to meet behind closed doors on Thursday or Friday, diplomats said....
23:51, 08/14/2019

'Entire' North Korean WMD program violates U.N. security council resolutions: U.S. North Korea's "entire" weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. security council resolutions, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday when asked about recent missile launches by Pyongyang....
20:51, 05/28/2019

Venezuela: Competing US, Russia resolutions fail to pass in Security Council The second meeting of the week on the situation in Venezuela, took place in the UN Security Council on Thursday, during which competing resolutions produced by the United States and by Russia were presented. Neither text was adopted as the US draft w...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growing, Security Council told The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country....
23:34, 07/16/2019

U.N. Security Council to vote on rival calls for truce in Syria's Idlib The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Thursday on rival draft resolutions that call for a truce in northwest Syria after Russia and China put forward their own text in response to a proposal by Kuwait, Germany and Belgium....
23:03, 09/18/2019

US thwarts UN Security Council condemnation of attack on Libya migrant center The UN Security Council failed to issue a statement condemning the bombing in Libya. Washington earlier criticized the attack as "abhorrent," but did not call for a ceasefire....
10:00, 07/04/2019

China asks for U.N. Security Council to discuss Kashmir this week, diplomats say China on Wednesday backed Pakistan's request for the United Nations Security Council to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir....
11:51, 08/15/2019

U.N. Security Council adds Islamic State satellite to terror blacklist The U.N. Security Council has added an Islamic State-linked group to a sanctions blacklist, due to terrorism links and dozens of attacks it's accused of carrying out in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
05:00, 05/16/2019

UN Security Council calls for protection of persons with disabilities in conflict zones The Security Council on Thursday adopted its first-ever resolution calling on UN Member States and warring parties to protect persons with disabilities in conflict situations and to ensure they have access to justice, basic services and unimpeded hum...
04:17, 06/21/2019

‘Now is the time to act’ for victims of violence in Sudan, ICC Prosecutor urges Security Council The UN Security Council must “seize this moment” presented by the current turmoil in Sudan, to provide justice at long last for the victims of violence in Darfur, and those who have suffered at the hands of the brutal military crackdown earlier this ...
22:00, 06/19/2019

Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough and that further talks would be needed, Russian news agencies reported....
13:00, 05/30/2019

Tensions over Afghan talks ended with Bolton's exit: sources U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies, with Bolton skeptical of Trump's outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his bo...
03:17, 09/11/2019

Afghan Government Praises Trump Suspension of U.S.-Taliban Talks The Afghan government praised President Trump’s decision to cancel a secret meeting with Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David and suspend U.S. negotiations with the insurgents aimed at ending the nearly 18-year war....
19:00, 09/08/2019

Afghan Taliban Sends Delegation Russia After Talks With US Collapse The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the......
14:17, 09/14/2019

Afghan Taliban send team to Russia after U.S. talks collapse The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the insurgent group said....
18:51, 09/14/2019

More Americans will die after Trump abruptly ends Afghan talks, Taliban say President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants, in a stunning reversal of efforts to forge a deal...
22:00, 09/08/2019

French Envoy In Iran Talks As Donald Trump Threatens To Up Sanctions French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor met with Iran's president Wednesday winding up a day of talks in Tehran aimed at saving a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions......
09:51, 07/11/2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam...
14:51, 07/27/2019

U.N. Security Council overcomes Chinese veto threat to renew Afghanistan mission The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to extend a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan after last-minute talks overcame a Chinese threat to veto if there was no reference to Beijing's global Belt and Road infrastructure p...
18:51, 09/17/2019

Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit The Security Council has concluded a first-ever visit to Iraq on Saturday, five years on from the proclamation, by the ISIL terrorist group, of a “caliphate” in the country. The visit, which also took in a trip to Kuwait, saw the members meet senior ...
18:51, 07/01/2019

Piracy and high seas crime growing, becoming more sophisticated, UN Security Council told International maritime crime is becoming “increasingly sophisticated” as criminal groups exploit jurisdiction and enforcement challenges on the high seas and pose “immediate danger to people’s lives and safety”, the UN anti-drugs and crime chief warn...
19:17, 04/28/2019

Yemeni children ‘dying right now’ due to food aid diversions Beasley warns Security Council Food continues to be taken “from the mouths of hungry little boys and little girls” in many areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebels, warned the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday, who said the agency would be forced to suspend som...
21:34, 06/17/2019

Security Council should ‘nurture’ Colombian consensus against return to violence, top UN official urges Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a recent escalation of violence, the newly-appointed representative of the United Nations in the country, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that its people ...
19:17, 04/28/2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Norway to Security Council: 'State actor' attacked oil tankers Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have told the United Nations Security Council that investigators have determined that a "state actor" was behind attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last month....
21:34, 06/07/2019

De Blasio, City Council at odds in budget talks City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Monday that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the council are so far apart on a new budget that he expects negotiations to drag into the summer. “Typically, we try to get this budget adopted by the first week in June,” ...
23:00, 05/06/2019

Sudan’s military council resumes talks with protesters Sudan’s ruling military council is meeting with protesters on the country’s political transition after talks were halted for three days while roads were cleared outside the main sit-in in the capital, Khartoum...
14:17, 05/19/2019

Sudan's military council resumes talks with protesters Sudan's ruling military council is meeting with protesters on the country's political transition after talks were halted for three days while roads were cleared outside the main sit-in in the capital, Khartoum....
13:34, 05/19/2019

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal....
07:34, 08/18/2019

Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, as talks with US go on in Doha Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan city of Kunduz from multiple directions early Saturday morning, a Defense Ministry spokesman said -- the first major Taliban assault on the provincial capital since 2016....
17:00, 08/31/2019

Relentless Taliban violence casts a pall over 'slow' Afghan talks Talks with the Taliban on ending Afghanistan's war are making steady but slow progress, the chief U.S. envoy involved in the negotiations said on Friday while signaling growing frustration with relentless militant violence....
14:17, 05/10/2019

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, bri...
10:34, 09/11/2019

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Indian and Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue directly within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the ...
02:17, 08/17/2019

As Syria conflict enters ninth year, humanitarian crisis ‘far from over’, Security Council hears Eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began, leading to a humanitarian crisis that remains “far from over”, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 11.7 million need humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 5.6 million Syria...
18:17, 04/28/2019

Eight years in, Syria still embroiled in conflict ‘that no longer sparks outrage’, Security Council hears After eight years of deadly air strikes and terrorist attacks that have left hundreds of thousands of Syrians dead and millions of others injured, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller asked the Security Council on Tuesday...
20:00, 05/28/2019

Attempt to defy international law over Golan sovereignty ‘doomed to failure’ Security Council hears A majority of Security Council members on Wednesday stressed the importance of upholding international law regarding the occupied Golan , in the face of the unilateral move by the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over them....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Security Council discusses chemical weapons use in Syria following latest global watchdog report The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial b...
20:17, 04/28/2019

Libya on verge of civil war, threatening ‘permanent division’, top UN official warns Security Council The damage done to Libya will already take “years to mend” but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks “descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country”....
18:34, 05/21/2019

Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consu...
02:00, 07/10/2019

Afghan President Inherits Long-Sought Role After U.S. Ends Taliban Talks President Trump’s decision to cancel a U.S.-Taliban deal and end negotiations effectively hands Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the control he has long craved over a peace process from which he had been excluded....
07:34, 09/11/2019

Taliban Attacks Afghan Government Building Amid Talks In Qatar, 14 Killed A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival......
19:51, 07/07/2019

Afghan president opens grand assembly in bid to gain initiative in Taliban talks Thousands of Afghans congregated in Kabul on Monday for a rare consultative meeting aimed at finding ways to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban and end Afghanistan's war....
12:51, 04/29/2019

Afghan government urges Taliban to stop violence, hold direct talks Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged the Taliban on Sunday to end violence and talk directly to his government after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he had canceled a planned meeting with the insurgent group over a draft peace accord....
14:34, 09/08/2019

Taliban-US peace talks reopen in Doha The US and the Taliban have agreed on the broad strokes of what could become a peace deal to end the nearly 18-year-old war. Talks in Qatar are now focused on hashing out the difficult details....
23:51, 06/29/2019

U.S., Afghanistan Agree on Need to Accelerate Peace Talks The U.S. and Afghanistan agreed this week to accelerate a peace process to end the 18-year war and continue existing U.S. policies aimed at reducing the American troop presence as conditions permit....
08:00, 07/26/2019

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are ‘dead’ President Trump said Monday that peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan are over after collapsing last week. “They’re dead. They’re dead. As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead,” Trump said outside the White House as...
00:18, 09/10/2019

Inclusion, equality a must for ‘long-lasting peace and sustainable development’, UN official tells high-level event in Baku Exclusion and deep inequality will forever thwart “long-lasting peace and sustainable development”, a high-level official from the United Nations cultural agency said on Thursday at the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue....
02:34, 05/03/2019

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN “Integrated Office” in Haiti, designed to support the country’s government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year...
23:34, 06/25/2019

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to seven million people are in dire need of aid, and so...
18:17, 04/28/2019

Families deserve answers when loved ones go missing in conflict: Security Council adopts historic resolution The 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. The aim is to encourage countries to fulfil their obligations, take action to step up p...
00:51, 06/12/2019

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urgency of broad cooperation in the response, as “the disease could spread rapidly, inclu...
22:00, 08/02/2019

Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “severely traumatized” surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating t...
18:17, 07/27/2019

Sudan's military council head says suspends talks with protesters for 72 hours Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) is suspending talks with protesters for 72 hours after they broke a deal on de-escalation, the council head said in a televised statement....
02:17, 05/16/2019

U.S.-China Business Council urges talks to end damaging trade tensions The US-China Business Council on Friday said millions of U.S. citizens will be harmed by the increased trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's largest economies, following the latest salvos in the U.S.-China trade war....
02:17, 08/24/2019

‘The suffering will continue’: Groom mourns 63 killed at Afghan wedding amid U.S. withdrawal talks KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 63 people, including women and children, were killed after a suicide bomber struck at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital on Saturday. Another 182 people were injured in the late-night blast. The deadliest atta...
23:17, 08/18/2019

Taliban Fighters Attack Afghan City of Kunduz Amid Talks to Finalize U.S. Withdrawal Afghan security forces fought to drive Taliban fighters out of the northern city of Kunduz, even as negotiators for the hard-line Islamist militia seek to complete a deal for withdrawal of U.S. troops....
21:51, 08/31/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: UN envoy on Middle East peace process, child labour in Nepal, latest deadly Mediterranean shipwreck, DRC's Goma 21-days free of Ebola transmission, UN chief urges ban on nuclear testing A recap of Tuesday's stories: UN envoy says tangible steps 'can, and must be taken' to reverse the 'negative trajectory' of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; child labour case in Nepal highlights 'widespread and systematic' abuse; some 40 people drow...
19:17, 08/28/2019

Trump says as far as he is concerned, Afghanistan peace talks are dead U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders are off and that he was still considering a U.S. troop drawdown in the country....
21:51, 09/09/2019

Pompeo: Taliban peace talks dead ‘for the time being’ CAMP DAVID DISCORD: It began with a short series of tweets Saturday in which President Trump revealed he had invited the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan to Camp David for secret talks to wrap up a deal that would have traded the withdrawal o...
16:18, 09/09/2019

Ukraine's Zelenskiy proposes peace talks with Putin The Ukrainian president, who has said resolving ongoing disputes with Russia would be his top priority, has called for internationally mediated talks. Moscow says it will consider the request....
19:34, 07/08/2019

US, Taliban hold peace talks with September deadline A fresh round of talks between the US and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. As in previous talks between Khalilzad and the Tali...
08:00, 06/30/2019

Fighting rages across Afghanistan as peace talks continue Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 19 people in an attack on a government office on Saturday night, officials said, in the latest episode of violence in Afghanistan as peace talks continue to end the war....
17:34, 06/30/2019

Opinion: Key steps needed for Cameroon peace talks Switzerland has agreed to mediate talks between the government of Cameroon and separatist leaders aimed at faciliating a peaceful resolution to a three-year conflict. This is welcome news, says Nkongho Felix Agbor Balla....
18:00, 07/17/2019

Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over attack U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people....
05:51, 09/08/2019

Trump says Taliban have 'never been hit harder' after nixing peace talks President Trump claimed on Twitter Saturday that the Taliban have “never been hit harder,” one week after he abruptly canceled peace talks with the Islamist organization....
11:18, 09/15/2019

Senator: Taliban ‘momentum’ complicating US peace talks Taliban momentum on the battlefield and divisions within Afghanistan’s central government are complicating negotiations over a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, key lawmakers say....
07:17, 05/23/2019

Engaging world’s youth vital to preventing violent extremism, building sustainable peace, UN official tells Baku Forum The spotlight for the second and final day of the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan, shined brightly on youth, with a lively discussion on the vital role young people play in countering and preventing violent extremism....
22:17, 05/03/2019

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but during a contentious debate, Council members disagreed over the appropriate response to mass protests ...
21:00, 04/28/2019

‘Do something’; UN relief chief urges Security Council action to stop the Syrian carnage unfolding ‘in front of your eyes’ Bombing and shelling in Syria for more than 90 days by the Government and Russia have led to “carnage in the so-called de-escalation zone” of Idlib, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, in his seventh update since...
22:00, 07/30/2019

‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘political and social’ obstacles hinder Ebola fight in DR Congo, Security Council hears The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday....
20:51, 07/24/2019

Palestine refugees’ relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a “truly existential crisis” over funding last year, money to continue operations this year in the Gaza Strip will only last until m...
21:17, 05/22/2019

UN Security Council ‘utterly failed’ Syrian detainees; a victim voices her plea to ‘end impunity and stop this horror’  The Security Council has “utterly failed Syrian detainees and their families”, Amina Khoulani, Co-founder of Families for Freedom, told the Security Council on Wednesday, during a meeting focussed on those who have been jailed or gone missing across ...
22:00, 08/07/2019

Suicide bomber kills six at Afghan defense university; Moscow talks fail to deliver ceasefire The attack came after three days of Afghan talks in Moscow ended without any significant progress in ending the war or even the hoped-for announcement of a ceasefire to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan next week....
18:00, 05/30/2019

Monzo tells customers to reset their PIN following security scare Challenger bank Monzo has told some of its users to change their PIN immediately following a security issue that could have left customer accounts compromised.The company has emailed 480,000 customers (around a fifth of its total user base) to tell t...
15:00, 08/06/2019

President Donald Trump calls off US peace talks with Taliban Trump canceled peace negotiations after the militant group claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including a US soldier. The US president claimed he was to meet Taliban leaders in the US....
13:34, 09/08/2019

Russia ready for Ukraine peace talks but sets preconditions Russia is ready to take part in a four-way summit in Paris to try to breathe life into the stalled Ukrainian peace process but has strict preconditions for such a meeting, a senior Kremlin aide said on Friday....
17:00, 09/13/2019

Trump says he canceled peace talks with Taliban over Kabul attack U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people....
05:51, 09/08/2019

Afghanistan opens peace summit amid talks with U.S., Taliban More than 3,200 delegates opened Afghanistan's grand council Monday as leaders throughout the country hope to find some consensus on peace negotiations with the Taliban....
15:17, 04/29/2019

Pak Says Wants To Open Peace Talks With India, Conducts Missile Test Pakistan has signalled a willingness to open peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears set to return to power after the national elections were fought in the shadow of renewed......
11:17, 05/23/2019

Taliban claims suicide bomb near US embassy despite peace talks Bomb attack in centre of Kabul close to Afghan government buildings A suicide bomber has blown himself up in the centre of Kabul, Afghan officials said, with the blast rattling windows and doors in an area near embassies and government buildings.The ...
10:34, 09/05/2019

Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban security guarantees, the Taliban and senior U.S. official said....
21:17, 08/22/2019

Trump Pronounces Taliban Agreement "Dead" And Peace Talks Over President Donald Trump said Monday that negotiations with the Taliban "are dead" and indicated that he had no further interest in meeting with the group over an end to the Afghanistan war....
04:34, 09/10/2019

Plan for troop pullback ‘now accepted’ by rival forces around key Yemen port, but fighting intensifying elsewhere, Security Council warned A plan to withdraw forces from front lines in and around the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah has been accepted by pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels, the UN Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council on Monday, warning however that war s...
18:17, 04/28/2019

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their ‘ultimate sacrifice’ Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded. ...
04:00, 08/11/2019

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Se...
22:51, 08/26/2019

Security Council: UN calls for ‘spirit and letter’ of Ukraine agreements to be upheld, as Russia issues simplified citizenship decree The UN’s political affairs chief has urged all parties to the peace plan protocol for eastern Ukraine known as the Minsk Agreements, to avoid “any unilateral steps” that could undermine efforts to demilitarize the eastern conflict zone....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Monzo tells users to change PINs after security blunder British digital bank Monzo has apologised and urged 480,000 customers to change their PINs after realising that some of them were being stored inappropriately....
06:34, 08/07/2019

U.S. Soldier Whose Death in Afghanistan Upended Peace Talks ‘Loved His Country’ President Trump said he called off negotiations with the Taliban after they claimed responsibility for the death of Sgt. First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz....
08:17, 09/10/2019

Donald Trump's Tweets Calling Off Peace Talks "Unbelievable": Taliban The Taliban on Sunday termed US President Donald Trump's decision to call off peace talks with the group as "unbelievable", asserting that his "disappointing" tweets "damaged his credibility"....
08:17, 09/09/2019

Experts: North Korea peace talks can move forward but Bolton is in the way A panel of experts on Tuesday said North Korea peace talks remain viable but hawkish voices such as national security adviser John Bolton are in the way....
18:00, 05/28/2019

Afghanistan: Is 'Islamic State' taking advantage of US-Taliban peace talks? "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack that killed at least 63 people. Experts say that IS is giving a show of force, as the Taliban are busy holding talks with the US....
21:00, 08/19/2019

U.S.-Taliban peace talks are now ‘dead’, Trump says after cancelling secret meeting Trump’s remark to reporters at the White House suggested he sees no point in resuming a nearly yearlong effort to reach a political settlement with the Taliban....
03:00, 09/10/2019

Taliban Co-Founder Emerges As Group's New Face In Russia Peace Talks When members of the Taliban and Afghan politicians met Tuesday in the Russian capital for talks aimed at ending the war in their country, one face in particular stood out: Abdul Ghani Baradar, a......
08:34, 05/29/2019

Xi Jinping Meets Imran Khan, Talks Of India-Pakistan Peace Chinese President Xi Jinping met Imran Khan in Beijing today and expressed hope that Pakistan and India could meet each other halfway improving their strained relations following the Pulwama terror......
21:17, 04/28/2019

Taliban delegation holds talks in China as part of peace push China recently played host to a Taliban delegation as part of efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday....
11:17, 06/20/2019

North Korea says US is 'hell-bent on hostile acts' despite peace talks North Korea accused the Trump administration Wednesday of talking out of both sides of its mouth - saying the U.S. is publicly pushing the narrative of open dialogue between the two nations but is "more and more hell bent" on hostile acts. ...
21:51, 07/04/2019

Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 180, including scores of children, hours before a meeting in Qatar aimed at preparing the ground for peace talks....
16:34, 07/07/2019

Taliban Attack Aid Group Office in Kabul, in Setback to U.S. Peace Talks Experts said the attack in Kabul, the capital, was a clear signal about the state of the peace talks the United States is holding with the militants in Qatar....
03:00, 05/09/2019

Donald Trump's Tweets On Calling Off Peace Talks "Unbelievable": Taliban The Taliban on Sunday termed US President Donald Trump's decision to call off peace talks with the group as "unbelievable", asserting that his "disappointing" tweets "damaged his credibility"....
04:34, 09/09/2019

Taliban Bomb Blast Kills 4 In Kabul After Fallout Of Peace Talks With US A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four commandos, officials said, as violence continued to escalate following the collapse of peace talks......
15:51, 09/12/2019

Is Kunduz attack a Taliban tactic to influence Doha peace talks? Taliban insurgents have attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, capturing several installations there. Experts say the siege attempt could be aimed at getting the maximum out of the ongoing Doha talks with the US....
02:51, 09/01/2019

Explainer: Money talks in Trump's Mideast plan. But can it pave way for peace? More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, its first phase will be formally unveiled on Tuesday at an economic workshop in Bahrain....
09:00, 06/24/2019

Taliban warn of more American deaths after Trump ends peace talks Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, criticized Trump for calling off the dialog and said U.S. forces have been pounding Afghanistan with attacks at the same time....
01:00, 09/09/2019

Former Defense Secretary Mattis: Trust Is Key Issue in Taliban Peace Talks (WASHINGTON) — Former Defense Secretary James Mattis says that when it comes to trying to negotiate an Afghanistan peace deal with the Taliban, the key question is whether they can be trusted. Mattis cites past U.S. nuclear talks with the Russi...
03:34, 09/09/2019

U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Just Over a Week After Trump Scraps Peace Talks The soldier, who was killed while fighting alongside Afghan commandos in Wardak Province, is the 17th American service member to die during combat operations this year....
20:17, 09/16/2019

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fighting around Syria’s Idlib province, and work towards an enduring political solution on behalf of the ...
21:51, 05/17/2019

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table....
01:51, 06/25/2019

US security adviser Bolton in Israel tells Iran 'prudence' is not 'weakness' On a trip to Israel, US national security adviser John Bolton has warned Iran and said the US military was rebuilt and "ready to go." Increased US sanctions on Iran are expected on Monday....
22:00, 06/23/2019

Karl Rove tells AOC to 'get a grip on reality' over Homeland Security comments Karl Rove had strong words for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Wednesday, ripping the congresswoman for suggesting she would get rid of the Department of Homeland Security and calling the idea "stupid, moronic, naive."...
04:34, 07/11/2019

Fresh round of U.S., Taliban talks in Doha, hope for peace deal rise A fresh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks began in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it to be the "most crucial" phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan....
11:34, 08/03/2019

Taliban kills 14, wounds over 100 in Kabul suicide bombing amid US 'peace talks' Tragedy struck the heart of Afghanistan once again on Wednesday in a suicide car-bomb attack which killed at least 14 people and injured a further 145....
19:34, 08/07/2019

Peace talks with Afghans, Taliban called off after Trump cancels secret meeting Peace talks between the U.S. and leaders from Afghanistan and the Taliban are dead, after the Taliban admitted they were behind a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that resulted in the death of a U.S. soldier....
20:00, 09/08/2019

Taliban-US hold fresh talks in Doha amid peace deal hopes The US and the Taliban are holding a new round of talks seeking to end nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan. But uncertainty around a potential peace deal has triggered anxiety among many Afghans....
16:00, 08/03/2019

German foreign minister urges Russia, Ukraine to revive peace talks Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas said the war in eastern Ukraine "must be stopped." while meeting his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. The two diplomats clashed on the issue of media freedom....
14:17, 08/22/2019

Violence in Afghanistan takes high toll on civilians despite the promise of peace talks A new U.N. report said more civilians were harmed by the Afghan government or foreign forces allied to it than by the insurgents in the first half of 2019....
14:00, 08/03/2019

Game on: After Trump declares peace talks ‘dead,’ US commander takes aim at Taliban GAME ON: Angered by the Taliban’s deadly attacks on civilians and United States troops, President Trump declared negotiations over an American withdrawal from Afghanistan “dead” and promised to make the Taliban regret its “mistake.”...
16:51, 09/10/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: Earth Day, looking for a solution to Libya crisis, focus on indigenous issues, Security Council on Sri Lanka, a high-level visit to Bangladesh Top news for Monday include: the celebration of International Mother Earth Day, efforts by the UN to push for a political solution to the Libyan crisis, the opening of the annual Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Security Council's condemn...
19:00, 04/28/2019

GOP reps cite 9/11 anniversary in criticizing Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks Two Republican members of Congress on Sunday expressed concern over President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
21:17, 09/10/2019

U.S.-Taliban peace talks reopen, but U.S. watchdog warns deal could bring more insecurity to Afghanistan The Taliban insisted it will not discuss domestic issues until the two sides have agreed on the “full withdrawal” of foreign forces and on how to prevent other armed groups from using Afghanistan to do harm abroad. The inspector general’s report note...
23:34, 05/01/2019

North Korea: Pompeo remarks on nation's 'rogue behavior' making peace talks 'more difficult' North Korea's vice foreign minister on Saturday said that recent remarks by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding "North Korea's rogue behavior" will complicate peace negotiations between the two countries....
00:51, 09/01/2019

Trump cancels secret Camp David peace talks with Taliban after deadly bombing in Kabul President Trump said he canceled secret peace talks with the Taliban after the group was credited for a car bomb that killed two NATO and American service members in Kabul last week....
06:51, 09/08/2019

North Korea mocks South's president after latest missile test, rejects peace talks North Korea took aim at South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday for his rosy comments about the supposed peace dialogue between the two nations, saying that his remarks would make a “boiled head of a cow (fall into) a side-splitting laughter.”...
19:51, 08/16/2019

Donald Trump says he canceled secret Camp David peace talks with Taliban after Kabul attack President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled a secret meeting with Afghan and Taliban officials at Camp David after the latter claimed responsibility for a suicide blast that killed a U.S. service member in Kabul....
12:34, 09/08/2019

Republican reps cite 9/11 anniversary in criticizing Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks Two Republican members of Congress on Sunday expressed concern over President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
05:34, 09/10/2019

North Korea says time running out for fresh talks as U.S. envoy due in South Korea Time was running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearization talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy for North Korea is set to visit South Korea ahead of President Donald Trump's tr...
10:51, 06/27/2019

Envoy says U.S. ready for 'constructive' talks with North Korea: South Korea A U.S. special envoy said on Friday the United States was ready to hold constructive talks with North Korea to follow through on a denuclearization agreement reached by the two countries last year, South Korea's foreign ministry said....
00:51, 06/29/2019

UK tells France to start no-deal Brexit mitigation talks Britain's Brexit minister, Stephen Barclay, is due to say on Wednesday that Britain and France should immediately begin talks about how to minimize the disruption from a no-deal Brexit....
15:51, 08/28/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, climate crisis to have ‘extensive’ effect on human settlement...
20:34, 08/02/2019

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces a Cross Roads After Coalition Talks in Israel Crumble The administration’s plan could end up becoming a vehicle to resurrect the political fortunes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and protect those of President Trump....
21:17, 06/01/2019

Pakistan Must Stop Terror Before Talks, PM Modi Tells China's Xi Jinping Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reiterated India's stand that Pakistan should take concrete action against terror before talks can resume. PM Modi referred to the matter during his bilateral meet......
19:17, 06/13/2019

Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks: statement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to avoid new talks with Israel's regional arch-foe Iran, his office said, as European leaders pushed to save the 2015 nuclear deal....
18:51, 08/30/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: US-DPRK relationship reset, ‘Horrific’ Kabul bombing, Anti-conscription plan in Syria, Climate change heat stress, Security Council in Iraq This Monday, we cover: Guterres welcomes possible US-DPRK diplomatic upgrade; Taliban attack hits schools; UN-Syria action plan on child soldiers; Climate change heat stress impacts economy; and first-ever Security Council visit to Iraq. ...
02:34, 07/02/2019

Broadcom Said to Be in Talks to Buy Symantec, the Security Software Maker If an agreement is reached, it will underline how much Broadcom, a semiconductor giant, has had to change its acquisition strategy after a humbling takeover defeat last year....
01:00, 07/04/2019

Rivals Iran and UAE to hold maritime security talks Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with traditional foe the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an apparent bid to calm tensions in the Gulf, although a Gulf official described the discussions as routine and technical....
18:00, 07/30/2019

U.S.-China set to clash at security summit despite "constructive" talks Chinese and U.S. defense chiefs held "constructive" talks on Friday but were expected to clash over China's growing global security role at a weekend Asia security summit....
18:00, 05/31/2019

VMware talks up multi-cloud era, need to transform security Laws of physics, economics, and land will drive enterprises towards hybrid cloud environments, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, who also urges the need to transform security, which has become too complex for businesses to manage....
04:51, 05/24/2019

Sixth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks begin today: Taliban spokesman American and Taliban officials are meeting on Wednesday in Qatar to resume talks aimed at ending a 17-year war in Afghanistan, a Taliban official said....
09:51, 05/01/2019

US, South Korea Lack "Political Will" On Peace Talks: North Korea North Korea on Tuesday said US-South Korean war games are a "flagrant violation" of efforts to reach peace on the Korean peninsula and reflect a lack of "political will" to improve relations....
15:34, 08/06/2019

Trump talks Afghanistan troop withdrawal with top security officials President Trump met Friday with his top security officials to try to figure out how to withdraw from Afghanistan, where the US has been mired in fighting since the months after 9/11. Team Trump is considering a phased withdrawal of about 5,000 of the...
16:51, 08/17/2019

Exclusive: BlackRock in talks to take over Cofense after U.S. security concerns - sources BlackRock Inc , an investor in Cofense Inc, is in advanced talks to take over the U.S. cyber security firm, after a U.S. national security panel asked buyout firm Pamplona Capital Management LLP to sell its stake, people familiar with the matter said...
02:34, 07/29/2019

AITA On Sticky Wicket Ahead Of Talks With ITF Security Consultants ITF though has agreed to address AITA's concern and will ensure that its security consultants speak with them. Bhupathi will also be part of the tele-conference, scheduled for Monday....
16:17, 08/18/2019

CEO of security firm CLEAR talks partnership with United Airlines United has become a new stakeholder in biometric screen security firm Clear. United is following Delta's lead and bringing Clear kiosks to all of its hubs including at Newark Airport. Caryn Seidman-Becker, CEO of CLEAR, joins "Squawk Box" to dis...
16:34, 07/29/2019

Trump tells Saudi leader U.S. ready to help protect Saudi security: SPA U.S. President Donald Trump told Saudi Arabia's crown prince that Washington was ready to cooperate with the kingdom to protect its security, following drone attacks on Saudi oil plants on Saturday, state news agency SPA reported....
22:00, 09/14/2019

Trump tells Saudi leader US ready to help protect Saudi security - SPA U.S. President Donald Trump told Saudi Arabia's crown prince that Washington was ready to cooperate with the kingdom to protect its security, following drone attacks on Saudi oil plants on Saturday, state news agency SPA reported....
03:00, 09/15/2019

In UAE for security talks, John Bolton blames Iran for tanker attacks In the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss security matters with allies, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton blamed Iran for attacks against oil tankers off the coast of the UAE this month....
19:51, 05/29/2019

Pompeo scraps Merkel talks citing global 'security issues' Secretary of state abruptly pulls out of Berlin meeting and is silent on his next destinationThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has abruptly cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin on ...
21:51, 05/07/2019

China seeks to narrow trade talks with US, put aside Huawei and security issues China will reportedly try to separate trade issues and national security ones from the upcoming round of negotiations set to begin in Washington, D.C....
21:01, 09/12/2019

Trump's national security adviser John Bolton arrives in UAE for talks Trump's national security adviser John Bolton arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday for talks on "important and timely regional security matters" scheduled for Wednesday, he said in a tweet....
22:17, 05/28/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: UN refugee agency on Venezuelan migrant crisis, dramatic resurgence' of measles in Europe, a UN News visit to former nuclear test site, Colombian law for disabled persons receives praise, Security Council on violence in Yemen A recap of Thursday's stories: 'No end in sight' to massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees; 'Dramatic resurgence' of measles threatens Europe; Report from nuclear test site in Kazakhstan;  UN expert welcomes new Colombian law for person...
06:51, 08/30/2019

National Security Adviser: President Trump Doesn’t Want Multi-Nation North Korea Talks (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not tr...
21:17, 04/28/2019

Peace Is a Lifestyle: Erica Ford’s Peace Mobile Is Healing a Community Affected by Gun Violence, One Ride at a Time Like fellow Queens, N.Y., native, L.L. Cool J, Erica Ford has been here for years. She’s been in these streets. Always a standout, with gray tresses since she was in her 20s, Ford has long been at the intersection of hip-hop and activism. At turns pl...
21:51, 09/16/2019

Spectrum is making all 164 episodes of Mad About You available before reboot Because everything old is new again, 1990s domestic sitcom Mad About You will be returning to revisit Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as longtime TV couple the Buchmans, now empty nesters. Still in their slanty Manhattan apartment? Maybe with a new dog? W...
02:17, 07/19/2019

FCC to take 'fresh look' at opening key 5.9 GHz spectrum band The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key band of spectrum that has been reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday....
21:00, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. FCC votes 3-2 to auction key 2.5 GHz spectrum band for 5G The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted 3-2 to auction a key band of underused 2.5 GHz spectrum to help advance next-generation 5G wireless networks and scrap requirements that it be used for education....
19:51, 07/10/2019

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “good 4G” Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon) 5G won't be much different from 4G outside dense urban areas, a Verizon executive said yesterday. The massive hype around 5G has focused...
01:00, 08/09/2019

TRAI Said to Be Unlikely to Review 5G Spectrum Prices in India The Digitial Communications Commission (DCC) in its last meeting on June 13 decided to refer the spectrum proposals back to the regulator for a review and clarification on many aspects, including a......
15:51, 06/29/2019

5G likely to mess with weather forecasts, but FCC auctions spectrum anyway Enlarge / A weather satellite in orbit. (credit: Getty Images | Erik Simonsen) A US Navy memo warns that 5G mobile networks are likely to interfere with weather satellites, and senators are urging the Federal Communications Commission to avoid issu...
02:17, 05/15/2019

U.S. to take 'fresh look' at opening automakers' key spectrum band The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key spectrum band reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday....
00:51, 05/15/2019

Does thinking about things 'on a spectrum' make us more enlightened? The concept has changed the way we think about everything from autism to homelessness. But it has its drawbacksBlack and white thinking may die hard, yet never has society been quite as comfortable with the concept of the spectrum than the present.Ac...
13:00, 07/30/2019

Toyota spreads its bets across the transportation spectrum From batteries and self-driving vehicles to lunar rovers and ride-hailing companies, Toyota is on an investment spree, pouring more than $3 billion into deals and partnerships in recent years....
20:00, 08/01/2019

For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile buy $1.8 billion worth of 24GHz spectrum across US Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images) AT&T and T-Mobile committed to spend nearly $1.8 billion, combined, on high-frequency spectrum for their 5G networks in a Federal Communications Commission auction that sold airwave licenses covering the...
22:51, 06/05/2019

Autism in the workplace: A spectrum of hiring choices Like many transplants to Chicago, Chris Easton needed to adjust to winter after moving from Atlanta to take a job as a database engineer at the accounting firm EY....
15:17, 05/07/2019

FCC will vote July 10 on reallocating 2.5GHz spectrum from TV to 5G The United States plans to reallocate mid-band spectrum to 5G, after reserving it for an obscure educational TV and broadband initiative decades ago.Read More...
19:17, 06/19/2019

Expensive spectrum puts European 5G at risk The UK’s infamous auction of 3G spectrum in 2000 had lasting ramifications for the mobile industry. Intense competition between BT Cellnet, One2One, Orange, Three, and Vodafone resulted in an astonishing £22 billion spent on licences for ...
18:17, 06/18/2019

FCC delays review of spectrum assigned to vehicle communication Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday delayed plans to begin in June a comprehensive review of a valuable band of spectrum reserved for vehicles to communicate with one another....
22:34, 05/15/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. to take 'fresh look' at opening automakers' key spectrum band The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key spectrum band reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday....
01:00, 05/15/2019

T-Mobile, Sprint considering divesting wireless spectrum: sources U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp are considering divesting wireless spectrum, according to two sources familiar with the matter, as the companies work to gain regulatory approval for their merger....
22:17, 05/30/2019

5G Telecom Spectrum Auction to Be Held This Year, Prasad Says India will hold a mega spectrum auction for 5G and other radio waves in the current calendar year, and intends to start 5G trials in the next 100 days, the newly appointed Telecom Minister Ravi......
19:51, 06/03/2019

'Boris Johnson could be the man to put motoring back on the political spectrum' Opinion 3 Aug, 2019 New PM Boris Johnson could be the man to put cars, motorists and the road network back on the political agenda, says Mike Rutherford...
21:34, 08/03/2019

Issuing 5G Trial Spectrum to Telcos a Part of DoT's 100-Day Agenda The 100-day action plan prepared by the Department of Telecom (DoT) has put 5G technology trials and its experimentation with spectrum on top of the agenda of the new government....
16:51, 05/16/2019

FCC will auction 2.5GHz spectrum for 5G, remove education requirements As expected, the FCC has done away with educational requirements for fallow 2.5GHz spectrum that could more usefully be utilized for 5G networks.Read More...
02:17, 07/11/2019

Telecom Regulator Unlikely To Review 5G Spectrum Prices: Report The sector is under financial stress and operators find the prices are too high to bid and are globally uncompetitive as in the 5G spectrum auction in South Korea....
01:00, 06/29/2019

Qualcomm’s Dean Brenner explains 5G spectrum and the ‘game changer’ DSS FEATURE: Understanding cellular technology begins with one key piece of information: Cell phones, personal hotspot pucks, and other cellular devices are all sophisticated two-way radios, such that each new generation (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) adds additional ...
16:00, 06/14/2019

Germany raises 6.55 billion euros in epic 5G spectrum auction Germany raised 6.55 billion euros ($7.4 billion) from its 5G mobile spectrum auction, the Federal Network Regulator (BNetzA) said on Wednesday after a near three-month battle that will see a fourth operator enter the market....
22:17, 06/12/2019

TRAI Asked by DCC to Revisit 5G Spectrum Price for Successful Auction The Digital Communications Commission, the decision-making body for the Telecom Ministry, on Thursday decided to refer the spectrum auction recommendations back to regulator TRAI....
13:51, 06/14/2019

FCC blames Commerce Department for 5G weather scare, spectrum delays A dispute between the FCC and Department of Commerce is threatening to delay 5G deployments and create unfounded scares about the technology, Ajit Pai says.Read More...
21:00, 06/13/2019

Spectrum colour yoga and meditation – like being stuck inside a traffic light The effect of being immersed in deep colours is striking, but I am not sure it is the best way to relax, especially when the lights stop working properly‘I am not good at yoga” is the main thought I have in any yoga class. I am definitely thinking it...
12:00, 08/20/2019

The interplay between gender and autism spectrum disorder – Science Weekly podcast The Science Weekly team are taking a bit of a break so we’ll be revisiting some of our favourite shows from the archive. Including this one from 2017, when Nicola Davis looked at why so many women with autism are misdiagnosed and how this issue reson...
07:17, 07/26/2019

Mike Wallace Is Here tells a fascinating cautionary tale, but tells it too late As a profile of an important journalist, Mike Wallace Is Here works. Wallace laid the foundation for the sort of confrontational, probing TV interview that would dominate in the ’70s and ’80s. He coaxed truth and insight from major figures with a dir...
22:17, 07/25/2019

UPDATE 1-Comcast says no interest in acquiring divested spectrum from Sprint, T-Mobile deal U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp has no interest in acquiring divested spectrum from the Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc transaction, the company said on Friday....
19:51, 05/31/2019

Comcast says no interest in acquiring divested spectrum from Sprint, T-Mobile deal - statement U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp has no interest in acquiring divested spectrum from the Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc transaction, the company said on Friday....
19:51, 05/31/2019

Canada outlines spectrum plans ahead of ultra-fast 5G internet rollout Canada on Wednesday said it was preparing for the arrival of ultra-fast 5G internet service as it outlined plans to make more 5G spectrum available starting next year....
00:17, 06/06/2019

The Society Is the Next Netflix Sensation You Won’t See Coming Around five years ago, Christopher Keyser found himself pondering the state of human society. “How did we get here?” he asked himself. “And is this the best we could’ve done?” These are the kind of big questions that fue...
05:00, 05/07/2019

World Telecommunication Day And Information Society Day: 5 Things To Know World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day was formerly called World Telecommunications Day. In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General......
09:17, 05/17/2019

Our obsession with perfection is damaging individuals and society Increasingly we strive for unreachable ideals in personal and public spheres – with damaging consequences from mental health problems to Brexit deadlock...
17:34, 08/19/2019

Humane Society of Southern Arizona looking for fosters TUCSON- The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is asking the community to help find foster homes for pets staying in their shelter. HSSA’S Foster Care Program provides care for pets that are not quite ready for adoption. Foster care volunteers...
03:17, 05/23/2019

‘The Society’ channels ‘Party of Five’ with murder and mayhem Christopher Keyser is best known for creating “Party of Five,” which followed a family of siblings reeling after their parents’ deaths. On the surface, Keyser’s new Netflix series, “The Society,” differs in tone, with a more supernatural feel to its ...
06:51, 05/09/2019

‘Autonomous last mile’ is coming and society needs to prepare We humans have always been held back only by the limits of our imaginations. And this is a good thing. Yet historically, we have tended to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, spit out the seeds, and think little of what might grow where they land...
19:34, 06/08/2019

If there's anything to learn from medieval marginalia, it's that snails once had their own society We all know medieval marginalia is full of some pretty sick snail fights. No one knows why, exactly, but there are hundreds of old drawings of snails in combat with knights in old manuscripts. The snails are depicted to be the size of a large dog an...
23:34, 07/22/2019

China Says Detainees In Xinjiang Have "Returned To Society" Most people sent to mass detention centres in China's Xinjiang region have "returned to society", a senior official from the region said on Tuesday, but he declined to give an estimate of for many......
23:34, 07/30/2019

UK's Duchess Kate becomes patron of Royal Photographic Society Britain's Duchess Kate, whose family snaps of her three children and husband Prince William have been publicized worldwide, is to become patron of the Royal Photographic Society, Kensington Palace......
17:17, 06/25/2019

Are You Afraid Of The Dark? reboot assembles its Midnight Society Scoop up some midnight dust and throw it at the new cast of Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid Of The Dark? miniseries, which, to be clear, is separate from Paramount’s in-the-wind film adaptation. Gavin, Akiko, Louise, Graham, and Rachel are their names, ...
00:51, 06/11/2019

Help the Humane Society of Southern Arizona save more kittens TUCSON -The Humane Society of Southern Arizona wants the community to know some tips and information on how to save more kittens’ lives. Each spring, local animals shelters are filled to capacity with litters of kittens. Many of those kittens w...
08:34, 06/13/2019

Joseph Fiennes: ‘I’ve done my bit for society – I’ve illustrated the patheticness of misogyny’ The star of The Handmaid’s Tale says he doesn’t like to equate Donald Trump’s politics with the show. But, he adds, sometimes you just have to point out the blazingly obvious …‘It’s alluded to in the novel … someday, something will happen to Fred. Qu...
09:17, 08/13/2019

Pretty Hurts: 'Colorism in Fashion and Society'—a Discussion On the topic of colorism, model and activist Yves Mathieu summarized its impact like this: “Sometimes it is our own people that make us feel smallest and put us in this mental place that we should not be in.”...
16:34, 08/03/2019

White lawyer sues Legal Aid Society for discrimination A white lawyer who worked at the Legal Aid Society for over 20 years says that she was wrongfully labeled a racist by her non-white colleagues — and the harassment caused her to suffer from PTSD and go on medical leave for a year, according to ...
10:17, 06/29/2019

China says most people in Xinjiang camps have 'returned to society' Most people sent to mass detention centers in China's Xinjiang region have "returned to society", a senior official from the region said on Tuesday, but he declined to give an estimate of many have been held in recent years....
04:34, 07/31/2019

As Saudi society liberalizes, it reckons with hardline past The Islamist takeover of Mecca's Grand Mosque in 1979 has been turned into a television drama, spotlighting a controversial narrative Saudi Arabia is using to support social changes once deemed un-Islamic....
03:17, 05/15/2019

Polite society: why are British cities banning swearing? Councils say bans help tackle anti-social behaviour. But critics argue restrictions are a heavy-handed curb on freedom of expressionWhen Salford ditched its ban on swearing last week, Mark Thomas’s reaction was apt. “Hoo fucking ray” the comedian twe...
02:34, 08/08/2019

Move Over, Shareholders: Top CEOs Say Companies Have Obligations to Society The leaders of some of America’s biggest companies are chipping away at the long-held notion that corporate decision-making should revolve around what is best for shareholders....
22:00, 08/19/2019

Social services used to build character — now they blame society In the mid-19th century, Charles Loring Brace, the son of a Connecticut school teacher, moved to New York, determined to do something about the wave of children he saw living on the streets of lower Manhattan, selling newspapers and shining shoes. Br...
20:34, 09/14/2019

NYC society shuns Sackler family over OxyContin fortune Five years ago, the Sackler family was considered one of New York City’s most esteemed, generous dynasties. There’s a Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Sackler Institute at Columbia University and a Sackler Educational Laboratory at t...
03:34, 05/12/2019

The Justice Society of America Is Coming Back to Help Beat Up Lex Luthor The DC Universe is setting up a climactic battle this year—one where a seriously messed up Lex Luthor (or rather, some version of him) will lead a villainous charge against a Justice League on the back foot. The League are attempting to manage both t...
06:34, 06/13/2019

Helping Women Overcome Society’s Outdated Messages on Money Financial lessons take root at an early age. Girls are usually taught to budget and be careful with money, while boys are taught to be more aggressive....
09:51, 06/17/2019

'Forgotten by society' – how Chinese migrants built the transcontinental railroad In a new exhibition, the overlooked contribution of Chinese workers is being brought to the light for the 150th anniversary of the railroad’s completionWhen one thinks of the transcontinental railroad, rarely do Chinese migrants come to mind. But in ...
09:34, 07/18/2019

Turkish court tries civil society figures over 2013 protests Prominent Turkish businessman Osman Kavala and 15 other civil society figures went on trial on Monday accused of trying to overthrow then-Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government by organizing nationwide protests six years ago....
13:00, 06/24/2019