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Sudan, South Sudan prepare for peace talksupdated: Tue May 29 2012 06:08:00

Peace talks between Sudan and South Sudan are scheduled to take place Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the first such discussion since tensions peaked last month.

Olmert: Right-wing U.S. cash derailed Israeli peace planupdated: Sat May 05 2012 08:38:00

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said millions of dollars from the "extreme right wing" in the United States helped oust him from government and derailed a peace plan with the Palestinians.

Hundreds killed since start of U.N. mission, opposition saysupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 21:32:00

A Syrian opposition group says it has documented hundreds of deaths since the U.N. peace plan monitors began their work last week.

Author: U.S. averting gaze from Syria slaughterupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:30:00

For 13 months, violence has raged in Syria between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and the opposition in a lopsided battle that has seen thousands killed amid a number of international attempts to broker a peace deal.

Netanyahu: 'I could deliver' peace dealupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 06:03:00

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he could bring peace.

Annan 'gravely concerned' about Syria as deadline for pullout passesupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 19:31:00

Kofi Annan, the United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, told the U.N. Security Council that he was "gravely concerned at the course of events" after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad failed to withdraw troops from cities and towns by Tuesday's self-imposed deadline.

U.S. apology for NATO strike not good enough, says Pakistan foreign ministerupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 10:49:00

Pakistan's foreign minister says an apology by the U.S. government for the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers would not satisfy the Pakistani government, and the attack demanded a reassessment of Islamabad's partnership with the United States.

'Kony 2012': How not to change the worldupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 07:04:00

"You are making our work here very difficult".

U.S. diplomat: Taliban needs to renounce terror for Qatar officeupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 09:07:00

The opening of a Taliban office in the Gulf Arab nation of Qatar is contingent on the renunciation of international terror and the backing of a peace process to end the Afghan conflict, an American diplomat said Tuesday.

Video scandal's impact on Afghan peaceupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 12:06:00

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh explains how the Marines video scandal could affect the Afghanistan peace process.

Afghan government hints at Taliban talksupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 12:06:00

The Afghan government of Hamid Karzai signaled willingness to join in with an American-led drive towards peace talks, according to a top official Sunday, removing a potential hurdle blocking U.S. efforts to push a peace process forward in the unstable country.

U.S. envoy in Afghanistan to discuss peace, Taliban updated: Sat Jan 21 2012 15:13:00

America's special envoy to the region talked peace and reconciliation with Hamid Karzai in Kabul Saturday, while the Afghan president made it clear that Afghans should be in the driver's seat.

U.S. inches closer to peace talks with Taliban updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 14:58:00

The United States could inch closer next week toward peace talks with the Taliban if Afghan President Hamid Karzai blesses the negotiations, senior administration officials said Thursday.

Karzai endorses U.S.-Taliban talksupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 04:36:00

Taliban may open an office in Qatar to facilitate talks with the U.S.

Karzai appears to endorse U.S., Taliban talks over Qatar officeupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 04:36:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared to endorse talks between the United States and the Taliban that could lead to the opening of a Taliban liaison office in Qatar.

Israeli, Palestinian officials to meet in Jordanupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 09:38:00

Israeli and Palestinian representatives will meet in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday in an effort to relaunch negotiations between the two sides after more than a year of deadlock, Jordanian state media reported.

Pakistani Taliban announce cease-fire, sources sayupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 13:04:00

The Pakistani Taliban have declared a cease-fire in South Waziristan, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in northwest Pakistan, three Taliban commanders told CNN Tuesday.

East Jerusalem construction 'not a punishment,' says Netanyahuupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 15:14:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his government's decision Wednesday to speed up construction in East Jerusalem.

Israel to speed up settlement construction in Jerusalem, West Bank updated: Wed Nov 02 2011 03:49:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for speeding up the construction of 2,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israel, Palestinians agree on step toward new talksupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 07:56:00

Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to come forward with proposals on security and territory issues within the next three months, the European Union said, in a development that keeps alive hopes for renewed peace talks.

Gerry Adams: Basque peace move an essential step updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 12:27:00

The decisive and positive terms of ETA's response to Monday's "Declaration" in Donostia-San Sebastian by the International Conference group is to be welcomed, as is the response of the Spanish government and others.

Abbas returns to hero's welcomeupdated: Sun Sep 25 2011 13:36:00

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood before a cheering crowd Sunday upon his return from the U.N. General Assembly, where he launched a controversial bid for Palestinian statehood.

Cheers as Abbas takes stage at U.N.updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 13:36:00

CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney reports on Palestinian reaction to Mahmoud Abbas' remarks to the U.N. on Palestinian statehood.

U.S. in tough spot with Palestinian statehood bidupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:17:00

In 2009, a freshly elected U.S. president who campaigned on the themes of hope and change appointed a veteran negotiator to take a crack at the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Israel calls for peace talks amid Palestinian statehood pushupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 06:01:00

The Israeli prime minister on Monday appealed for direct peace negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, to be started in New York and continued in Jerusalem and Ramallah.

U.N. official urges Darfur rebel groups to join peace effortsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 17:51:00

The United Nations-African Union joint special representative to Darfur, Ibrahim Gambari, has called on leaders of Darfur rebels to join the peace process.

U.S.: Top two Mideast officials headed back to regionupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:06:00

The top two American officials dealing with Middle East peace talks are headed back to the region, U.S. officials said Tuesday, as the Palestinians announced they are taking their bid for statehood to the United Nations.

India, Pakistan to begin new round of talks to build trustupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 08:32:00

India and Pakistan are set to open a new round of talks this week in the latest attempt by the Asian rivals to build mutual trust.

Palestinian leaders to seek UN recognition as independent nationupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 21:58:00

Palestinian leaders announced Sunday that they will go to the United Nations this September and ask to be recognized as an independent country, a move opposed by both Israel and the United States.

Israeli president: Peace deal 'urgent'updated: Sun Jun 19 2011 14:57:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres calls for a peace deal with Palestinians, saying time is running out for an agreement.

Israeli president: Need for peace deal with Palestinians is 'urgent'updated: Sun Jun 19 2011 14:57:00

Israel's president is calling for an "urgent" peace deal with Palestinians, saying time is running out for an agreement.

Sudan, Southern Sudan agree to border talks over disputed regionupdated: Tue May 31 2011 17:17:00

Sudan and Southern Sudan have signed an agreement on border security amid tensions over the disputed Abyei border region, the African Union said Tuesday.

Don't count on a peace deal with Talibanupdated: Thu May 26 2011 06:14:00

Recently, both The Washington Post and the German magazine Der Spiegel have reported on meetings between U.S. officials and representatives of the Taliban that have taken place in Germany to discuss some form of peace negotiations.

Is America safer now?updated: Thu May 26 2011 06:14:00

CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen discussses the future of al Qaeda.

Netanyahu gets his turn to talk to American pro-Israel lobbyupdated: Tue May 24 2011 15:09:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gets his chance Monday night to address the main U.S. Jewish lobby when he speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks to the group the day before.

Obama rejects controversy over his stance on Middle East peace talksupdated: Mon May 23 2011 13:31:00

President Barack Obama said Sunday that any controversy over his remarks last week that Israel-Palestinian negotiations should start from pre-1967 borders and include land swaps was "not based in substance."

Netanyahu to Obama: No return to 1967 linesupdated: Sat May 21 2011 10:13:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday firmly rejected President Barack Obama's call for an approximate return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, telling the U.S. leader that such a move is impossible in light of current security concerns and demographic realities.

Tension at White House meetingupdated: Sat May 21 2011 10:13:00

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met after airing public differences. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

George Mitchell resigns as Middle East envoyupdated: Fri May 13 2011 15:46:00

Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell is resigning as the Obama administration's Mideast envoy, the White House announced Friday.

Middle East peace envoy resigningupdated: Fri May 13 2011 15:46:00

Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell is resigning as the Obama admin's Mideast envoy, according to a senior U.S. official.

Pakistan and India agree to resume peace talksupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 09:49:00

Pakistan and India have agreed to resume peace talks that broke down after the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, government ministries said Thursday.

Secession likely in Sudanupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 16:34:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports from Sudan, where preliminary voting shows 99% of the country's people support a split.

Southern Sudan votes to split from the northupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 16:34:00

Final results of last month's referendum show an overwhelming majority of southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, a result that will lead to the creation of the world's newest nation, the referendum commission said Monday.

Nepalese parliament elects new prime ministerupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 13:37:00

After more than seven months of political gridlock, Nepal's parliament Thursday elected a 60-year-old leftist leader as the country's new prime minister.

Palestinian leaders slam Al-Jazeera over alleged peace process leakupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 13:23:00

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas lashed out Monday at Al-Jazeera, calling the Arabic TV network's release of alleged secret documents from Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations "shameful."

Palestinian documents leakedupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 13:23:00

Leaked documents reportedly show Palestinians willing to make unprecedented concessions in negotiations with Israel.

Jimmy Carter: Where Sudan is headedupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 15:07:00

On Sunday, the people of Southern Sudan began casting ballots in a historic seven-day referendum in which they will choose between continued unity with northern Sudan, or secession to become a new state.

India invites Pakistan to resume talks, minister saysupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 08:33:00

India has invited Pakistan to resume talks after last year's slow-progressing dialogue between the arch-rivals.

Mbeki calls Southern Sudan election a 'decisive moment'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 06:31:00

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki Wednesday predicted a peaceful outcome if residents of Southern Sudan vote for independence in the election beginning Sunday.

Blair: Time is essence for peace talksupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 14:40:00

Middle East envoy Tony Blair warns the peace process could be in serious trouble if talks don't resume soon.

Sudan delegation to leave Darfur peace talksupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 10:10:00

A Sudanese government delegation plans to leave peace talks with rebels from the country's western Darfur region Friday, the country's official news agency reported.

Palestinians seek recognition of state from European countriesupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 11:05:00

Following the breakdown of direct talks with Israel, Palestinians have begun seeking international recognition of an independent state from European nations.

World leaders mourn Holbrooke's deathupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 13:43:00

Leaders around the world Tuesday mourned the death of the diplomat who spearheaded the end of the Bosnian war on the 15th anniversary of the peace deal he helped design.

Fayyad: Peace talks may need stronger U.S. mediation roleupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 05:22:00

The United States may have to expand its role from Middle East peace talks facilitator to become a broker on specific core issues, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Sunday.

Reaching for peace in Mideastupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 05:22:00

CNN's Larry King sits down with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to discuss Mideast peace efforts.

Netanyahu: Talks should focus on 'core issues,' not settlementsupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 15:29:00

U.S. special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell began separate talks Monday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a tangible sign of the Obama administration's shifting approach to peace in the region.

Clinton presses Israelis, Palestinians to make tough choices for peaceupdated: Sat Dec 11 2010 08:36:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Israelis and Palestinians to make the tough compromises needed to reach agreement on the core issues of the Mideast conflict, including borders, refugees, settlements and Jerusalem.

Jewish settlers, Palestinians differ over move to stop push for freezeupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 09:52:00

A Jewish settlers group in the West Bank hailed Wednesday the Obama administration's decision to give up on efforts to stop pushing for a freeze on settlement construction.

U.S. drops pressure on Israelupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 09:52:00

The U.S. State Department drops its push for Israel to freeze settlement expansion. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

Palestinian official: New housing units may be 'last nail' in talksupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 11:40:00

A Palestinian official said Thursday that an Israeli plan to build hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem could spell the end of the stalled talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Syria rejects Israeli referendum law for ceding annexed landupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 21:10:00

The Syrian Foreign Ministry rejected Tuesday the Israeli Knesset's passage of a requirement that a referendum approve any Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.

Palestinian leaders: No peace talks without broad settlement freezeupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 12:18:00

Palestinian leaders said Sunday that they will not proceed with peace talks with Israel unless the Jewish state completely halts settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israel demands guarantees from U.S. on settlement freezeupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 18:21:00

The United States is committed to enticing Israeli and Palestinian leaders back into peace talks, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday, even though progress on a West Bank settlement freeze agreement stalled a day earlier.

Clinton urges Sudan to move forward on peace agreementupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 12:58:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the United Nations Security Council Tuesday that it will take "courage and skill" for Sudan's leaders to implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, but stressed that no outsider can dictate events on the ground.

West Bank settlement freeze not a done deal, source saysupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 14:16:00

As optimism flowed from U.S. leaders over the prospect of a settlement freeze in the West Bank, an Israeli government source on Monday tapped the brakes, saying that an agreement over such a freeze still had not been reached.

Israel settlements threaten peace talksupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 17:18:00

Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa talked to CNN's Hala Gorani on Nov. 9, 2010.

U.S. offers incentives to Israelis to halt settlements for 90 daysupdated: Sat Nov 13 2010 22:55:00

In a bid to jumpstart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the United States has proposed that Israel impose a 90-day settlement construction freeze in the West Bank in exchange for incentives, according to Israeli government sources.

Clinton and Netanyahu talk security and peaceupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 19:18:00

Thursday's meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the resumption of peace talks was followed by a joint statement that said their discussion included "a friendly and productive exchange of views on both sides."

US 'deeply disappointed' with Israeli construction plan, Clinton saysupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:56:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the United States is "deeply disappointed" with Israel's decision to build new housing units in sensitive areas of East Jerusalem.

Israelis slam Obama statement on Jerusalemupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 14:24:00

President Barack Obama's disappointment over Israel's plans for new housing in east Jerusalem has drawn criticism from the prime minister's office and the country's settler council.

U.S. makes conditional offer for improved relations with Sudanupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 21:11:00

The Obama administration has offered to speed up Sudan's removal from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if the Khartoum government fulfills its obligations under a 2005 peace accord, senior State Department officials confirmed Monday.

Israeli plans for more East Jerusalem housing angers Palestiniansupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 15:51:00

The Israeli government said Monday it is proceeding with plans for about 1,000 new housing units in East Jerusalem, a move that the chief Palestinian negotiator said would derail already suspended peace talks.

Palestinian leader chides Hamas, Iran, Israelupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 14:20:00

The Palestinian Authority president repeated his stance Thursday that Israel's settlement activities are impediments to peace talks, but he also criticized his rival, Hamas, and the Iranian regime.

Holbrooke: Nothing close to formal peace talks in Afghanistanupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 15:45:00

Reconciliation talks in Afghanistan between the government and Taliban insurgents are less formal than full-fledged peace negotiations, U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

Sudan parties must address obstacles in new talks, U.S. saysupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 05:50:00

Sudan parties must be ready to compromise in a new round of talks as the country's north and south regions prepare for a vote that could see them split into two, U.S. officials say.

600 new homes begun since settlement freeze ended, group saysupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 12:53:00

Construction has started for about 600 new housing units in the West Bank since the Israeli settlement freeze ended late last month, the group Peace Now said Thursday.

U.N. delegation underscores support for Sudan electionupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 05:38:00

Members of the U.N. Security Council Thursday wrapped up their visit to southern Sudan, underscoring support for the January referendum vote that could lead to the region's independence.

Clooney fears war in Sudanupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 05:38:00

George Clooney talks to CNN's Larry King about his recent trip to the troubled African nation of Sudan.

Netanyahu would extend settlement freeze in return for recognitionupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 16:23:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he would renew a temporary halt of settlement construction in the West Bank in exchange for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.

Netanyahu offers to extend freezeupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 16:23:00

The Israeli prime minister says he'd extend the West Bank settlement freeze for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.

When past Mideast peace talks failedupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 09:52:00

As the latest Mideast talks sway, CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva looks at what happened when past talks failed.

As peace talks sway, questions arise about U.S. influence in Mideastupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 09:52:00

With talks between Israel and the Palestinians in limbo, those in the region are wondering whether the U.S. has lost the necessary muscle to have influence on players across the Middle East.

Diplomacy urgent as vote to split Sudan nearsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 10:35:00

As the United States works with Israelis and Palestinians to sustain Mideast peace talks, another diplomatic effort to forge a two-state solution is quietly but quickly moving to the center of American foreign policy.

Sudan's ticking time bomb?updated: Thu Oct 07 2010 10:35:00

From September: A deadline for a crucial referendum in Sudan rapidly approaches, as CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Egyptian FM: 'Conditions not suitable'updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:33:00

U.S. Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell meets with Egypt's foreign minister in Cairo.

Conditions 'not suitable' for new Mideast talks, Egypt saysupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:33:00

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aren't likely to resume unless Israel reinstates its moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank, Egypt's foreign minister said Sunday after meetings with U.S. mediator George Mitchell.

Israeli prime minister urges Palestinians to continue talksupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 03:14:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday to continue peace talks after Palestinian leaders called for a halt to the talks unless the Israelis stop settlement construction.

Palestinian PM lays future foundationsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:32:00

CNN's John Defterios talks to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about his independent state plan.

Palestinians call for halt to Israeli settlementsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:32:00

Palestinian officials met with U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell on Thursday and called for Israel to halt settlement activities, the chief Palestinian negotiator said.

Middle East talks: Everything 'relative'updated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:28:00

Israeli FM Avigdor Liberman at the UN says everything is 'relative' in building a two-state solution.

In meeting with U.S. envoy, Netanyahu pledges commitment to peaceupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:28:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. special Mideast envoy Wednesday that he is committed to reaching a peace agreement with Palestinians, according to a statement released by Netanyahu's office.

Netanyahu says he's meeting with Abbas next monthupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 13:50:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris next month.

Construction restarts at West Bank settlement sitesupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 18:00:00

New construction began at settlement sites in the West Bank Monday, just hours after the expiration of a 10-month Israeli government moratorium on building.

Israel restarts settlement buildingupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 18:00:00

Israel resumes the construction of new settlements in the West Bank. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Israel's moratorium on settlement building in West Bank endsupdated: Sun Sep 26 2010 22:21:00

Israeli settlers cheered Sunday's expiration of a moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank, as Israel's prime minister urged Palestinians not to walk away from newly resumed peace talks over the lapsed restrictions.

Mideast talks on the clock ahead of settlement controversyupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 20:56:00

The clock is ticking as the United States seeks a way to keep Middle East peace talks from falling apart over this weekend's end to an Israeli moratorium on settlement construction.

Iran Pres.: We are not seeking the bombupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 12:34:00

Iran's president tells CNN's Larry King that most of the Middle East supports Iran's nuclear activities.

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