Rappler's latest stories on peace talks
Let there be talks, but honest and sincere talks, on just the 'small' agenda of cooperation on public health
(UPDATED) Afghanistan's Office of the National Security Council says the 100 prisoners freed on Wednesday, April 8, were 'thoroughly vetted' and had all taken an oath never to return to the battlefield
The Sudan Revolutionary Front and Khartoum representatives sign a deal to keep negotiations going after failing to wrap up talks by February 15
Whatever the case, given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks. If, as Duterte says, this is his last card, he better play it.
Tense encounters between government forces and communist guerrillas test a fragile holiday ceasefire, but the communist rebel leader says they are no reason to drop plans for negotiations
The Communist Party of the Philippines founder says he is willing to meet with Duterte 'in a country near the Philippines' after the resumption of peace talks, among other conditions
The National Democratic Front welcomes 'Little President Salvador Medialdea' in the peace panel and expects to continue disrupted talks for an 'Interim Peace Agreement'
President Rodrigo Duterte reconstitutes the government's peace panel with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
The proposed ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 will need the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines
The prospect of renewed peace talks seems bleak for now, as Duterte and communist leader Jose Maria Sison cannot agree on where to hold the negotiations
'We...have said that after the 100 days we have to form the government,' says South Sudan President Salva Kiir
‘Ano siya, sinusuwerte?’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on communist party leader Jose Maria Sison’s insistence on a foreign venue for negotiations
'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator
The President also wants communist guerrillas to take it seriously when a ceasefire is declared, or else current efforts to stamp out the insurgency will continue, says the National Security Adviser
'The political declaration will pave the way for political negotiations and is a step towards a just, comprehensive and final peace in Sudan,' says General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, a key figure in Sudan's transitional government
The Taliban's fight 'and resistance against the occupation is nearing the stage of success, Allah willing,' says Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada
It is the second time that such talks have been held in Oslo between Nicolas Maduro's regime and Juan Guaido's representatives, says Norway's NRK radio and television network
The loya jirga is being held as the US and Taliban are discussing a possible foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for a permanent ceasefire and various Taliban pledges
'Without financial support, the government of Afghanistan cannot survive,' says a report by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction
In a unanimous statement, the United Nations Security Council welcomes the deal and urges all sides to implement it 'in good faith and without delay'
'There are still 3 signatures' needed, government spokesman Ange Maxime Kazagui says, without identifying the individuals or their affiliation
On his own Twitter account, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui confirms an accord has been reached between the government and 14 armed groups, even if certain details still have to be ironed out
The Hodeida agreement stipulates a full ceasefire, followed by the withdrawal and redeployment of rival forces from the city – two clauses that have yet to be fulfilled
The news comes as reports surface that the UN is looking to replace the head of a monitoring mission to Hodeida, a lifeline to millions of Yemenis dependent on its imports to survive
The violence occurs just days before a new round of peace talks which begin on Thursday, January 24, in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum
The Taliban delegation discusses with Iran 'the post-occupation situation, restoration of peace and security in Afghanistan and the region'
Iran's push for peace talks which aim to bring an end to the 17-year conflict comes after Trump's withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan
DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says for peace talks to resume, the CPP-NPA must first 'renounce their armed struggle'
If implemented, the deal on the Hodeida port, a key gateway for aid and food imports, could bring relief to a country where 14 million people stand on the brink of famine
Intense talks are continuing on Sanaa airport, shut down for years in the conflict between the Saudi-backed government and northern rebels linked to Iran
UN chief Antonio Guterres will 'hold meetings with the two delegations and will address the closing session of this round of consultations'
Government representatives, rebel spokesmen, and UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths say the talks are not aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict
On the table at the Sweden talks is the fate of Hodeida, the last rebel stronghold on Yemen's Red Sea coast and the conduit for 90% of vital food imports
The comments from the United Arab Emirates come as UN envoy Martin Griffiths is in the rebel-held capital Sanaa seeking to push forward the planned talks
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Saudis and United Arab Emirates 'are fully on board, by the way'
President Rodrigo Duterte says self-exiled communist leaders Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni requested a meeting with him in the Philippines
'All attempts at peace that are made with this group are doomed to fail,' President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi tells the UN General Assembly
The group is handed over to a humanitarian commission made up of the Ombudsman, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Roman Catholic Church
Yemen's foreign minister says UN envoy Martin Griffiths 'is providing excuses' for the Huthi rebels' absence in the peace talks
The Huthis have refused to leave the rebel-held capital of Sanaa unless the United Nations meets a list of conditions, which includes securing a safe return from Geneva for their delegation
The Geneva talks are meant to be the first since 2016, when 108 days of negotiations between the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and rebels failed to yield a deal
Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, will lead a 5-member delegation to the North's capital
Yemen's warring parties confirm they are sending high-level delegations to the talks but officials say expectations of a breakthrough are low
Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed says the opposition's refusal to sign spelled the end of the current Khartoum talks
Local government officials who give aid to communist rebels will lose powers over the police, says President Rodrigo Duterte
The rebels' chief negotiator Pablo Beltran says the group is discussing how to carry out the releases with the International Committee of the Red Cross
In his inaugural address, President Ivan Duque says he will take steps to fix 'structural flaws' in the deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
'Surely, this pretend "localized" peace talks will not involve even a single genuine revolutionary force. Duterte will certainly be negotiating only with its own shadow,' says the Communist Party of the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order formalizing guidelines for peace talks between local governments and communists in their areas