The armed opposition said that the current model for the peace process is "unrealistic" and that "there is no shortcut to peace," following President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar's meeting in Ethiopia where no deal was reached.
The talks are Kiir and Machar's first face-to-face negotiations in almost two years. The UN Security Council is considering imposing an arms embargo and placing sanctions on six high ranking officials if no agreement is reached by the end of June.
Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem says that apart from Daesh and rebels, the US needs to withdraw from a strategic base in the southwest of the country.
Lebanese artist Zena El Khalil is taking a unique approach to help people heal from the sufferings of the civil war that raged from 1975 to 1990.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said she and the city council decided to carry out the removals "quickly and quietly."
More than a million malnourished children aged under five in Yemen are living in areas with high levels of cholera.
For some Liberians the crisis-hit country has nothing to celebrate on its 170th independence anniversary as the nation is hurting economically.
A group of Syrians stage a play this week at Lincoln Center in New York to show how the ongoing war affects the lives of ordinary people in Syria.
Affected by years of civil war, youth in Juba are turning to art, stressing the need for a non-violent resolution of the conflict that has cost thousands of lives.
The latest round of UN peace talks are due to start on Monday with Syria on the agenda. Syrian refugees however, have mixed feelings regarding the fate of the talks.
There were no official festivities for the second year in a row to mark the independence anniversary for the world's newest nation due to the ongoing civil war that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced the third of its population.
More than 2,000 children have been killed or injured, and many more have witnessed horrific violence due to the raging civil war in South Sudan.
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