Syria: Talks begin in Geneva without main opposition group

Talks between the Syrian government and the opposition initially scheduled for Monday would finally kick-off on Friday but the coalition of major opposition groups known as the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will not be attending unless its demands are met. Read more

Palestine: Israel Blasted by UN Secretary General

UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon condemned the stabbings and killings going on between Palestinians and Israelis underlining that the “Palestinian frustration” after almost 50years of Israeli occupation and failed peace processes drove a “profound sense of alienation and despair” among Read more

Israel annexes largest Palestinian land since 2014

Israel announced that it is annexing 154hectares of land in the Jordan Valley, northern part of the occupied West Bank, close to Jericho. The move has been condemned by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Read more

World Leaders Hail Libyan Agreement Sealed in Morocco

The UN-brokered peace deal inked Thursday in Morocco by representatives of Libyan warring factions has put the North African nation in the spotlight, commending its role as peace facilitator. “We would like to express our gratitude to the Kingdom of Read more

Algeria: Morocco wants Algiers to join Western Sahara talks

U.N’s special envoy to Western Sahara Christopher Ross told the Security Council that his efforts to settle the territorial dispute between Morocco and the Polisario Front “have not borne any real fruit” according to the Morocco world news but Rabat Read more

Syria: Be flexible and practice global leadership, Ki-moon

U.N secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the participating countries in the Vienna talks on the war on Syria to show “flexibility” in order to make progress since “there is no military solution.” The talks starting this Friday are grouping Read more

Israel-Palestine: U.N secretary general tries to stop escalation of violence

U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was in Jerusalem on Tuesday in an unannounced visit and met with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as tensions continue in the West Bank and Jerusalem. He said his visit “reflects the Read more