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Libya government, dims, hopes, salvaging, UN ceasefire, talks

Libya government dims hopes of salvaging UN ceasefire talks

02 February, 2020 4:25 pm 4:25 pm

TRIPOLI/GENEVA (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving UN ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital. A near year-long battle for control of Tripoli worsened on Tuesday when the eastern-based Libya National … Read More


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Rouhani says Iran will never yield to US pressure for talks

02 February, 2020 11:00 am 11:00 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran’s help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. Relations between Tehran and Washington reached crisis point in 2018 after US President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 pact between Iran and … Read More


Afghan, president, Pompeo, reports, progress, US-Taliban, talks

Afghan president says Pompeo reports progress in US-Taliban talks

02 February, 2020 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he was told by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “notable progress” had been made in talks between the United States and the Taliban on an agreement for a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. In a post on Twitter, Ghani wrote that Pompeo had … Read More


Taliban, open, 10-day, ceasefire, US, talks, Afghan government

Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US, talks with Afghan government

01 January, 2020 5:11 pm 5:11 pm

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with US troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with US negotiators in talks in Doha. If an agreement is sealed, it could revive hopes for a long-term solution to the conflict … Read More


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Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital

01 January, 2020 3:47 pm 3:47 pm

MANILA (Reuters) – Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an eruption could happen at any time, potentially triggering a tsunami. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes around Taal, one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes, … Read More


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We want result, not talks, MQM leaders tell PTI delegation

01 January, 2020 3:20 pm 3:20 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – A delegation of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called on the MQM leaders at Bahadarabad on Monday. The delegation tried to reconcile with the MQM leaders who remained adamant to the demand of provision funds. Taking to the media after the meeting, Minister for Planning Asad Umar said that the matters are … Read More


Zalmay, Khalilzad, Kabul, en route, Doha, talks, Taliban

Zalmay Khalilzad visits Kabul en route to Doha for talks with Taliban

12 December, 2019 8:46 am 8:46 am

KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday in a bid to breathe a new life into efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, discussing with President Ashraf Ghani steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a peace deal, Washington and Kabul said. After his visit to Kabul, Khalilzad … Read More


Trump, Afghan, visit, Taliban, ready, resume, peace, talks

After Trump’s Afghan visit, Taliban say they are ready to resume peac...

11 November, 2019 6:22 pm 6:22 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban said on Friday they were ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump visited US troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the group would agree to a ceasefire. Trump’s surprise Thanksgiving Day visit was his first to Afghanistan since becoming president and … Read More


Teachers, end, protest, successful, talks, govt, Karachi

Teachers end protest after successful talks with govt in Karachi

11 November, 2019 10:40 pm 10:40 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Teachers ended their protest after successful talks with the government on Friday. The Education secretary has formed an eight-member committee to resolve the problems of the teachers. The DG College will head the committee. The committee will present its joint suggestions to court on November 15. The teachers staging protest outside … Read More


Syrian, talks, reconvene, Geneva, Nov 25, UN envoy

Syrian talks to reconvene in Geneva on Nov 25: UN envoy

11 November, 2019 6:50 pm 6:50 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – A UN envoy concluded an opening round of talks on the political future of Syria on Friday meant to bring political reconciliation after 8-1/2 years of war, saying they went better than expected and would reconvene later this month. Acknowledging that discussions were sometimes “very painful” Geir Pedersen said the delegates to … Read More


Erdogan says US not fulfilling Syria deal ahead of Trump talks

11 November, 2019 11:10 am 11:10 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the United States was not fulfilling its pledge to remove a Kurdish militia from a Syrian border region and he will raise the issue when he meets President Donald Trump next week. A month ago, Turkey launched a cross-border offensive with Syrian rebels against Kurdish … Read More


Ch Pervaiz Elahi, meets, Fazlur Rehman, deadlock, Azadi March, talks

Ch Pervaiz Elahi meets Fazlur Rehman to end deadlock over Azadi March talks

11 November, 2019 6:04 pm 6:04 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Pervaiz Elahi met JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in an attempt to end deadlock on the Azadi March talks over Wednesday. JUI-F secretary general Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Senator Talha Mahmood welcomed Ch Pervaiz Elahi. It is his third meeting with Maulana Fazlur Rehman during the … Read More


North Korea, US could resume talks in mid-November: South Korean MP

11 November, 2019 2:30 pm 2:30 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea and the United States could hold another round of working-level talks as soon as mid-November to expedite progress before a year-end deadline set by the North, a member of South Korea’s parliament said on Monday. North Korean and US officials met last month in Stockholm, for the first time since … Read More


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US-China trade deal in sight after progress in high-level talks

11 November, 2019 9:00 am 9:00 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China said they made progress in talks aimed at defusing a nearly 16-month-long trade war that has harmed the global economy, and US officials said a deal could be signed this month. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said the world’s two largest economies had reached “consensus on principles” during … Read More


UN, climate, talks, take, place, Madrid, Spain, December

UN says climate talks to take place in Madrid, Spain in December

11 November, 2019 9:00 pm 9:00 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Nations has confirmed that this year’s climate change talks will take place in Madrid in December, after Chile withdrew from hosting this week amid protests. The talks, known as COP25, will be held Dec. 2-13, as originally planned. Chile withdrew as host this week just a month before the talks … Read More