The UN mission mediating between the rivals says a 10-member joint military commission, with five representatives from each side, inked a “gradual and balanced” withdrawal deal at the end of three-day, UN-facilitated talks in Geneva.
Overseen by UN chief Guterres, the meeting of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders and diplomats of Greece, Turkey and Britain will examine "whether a common ground exists for the parties" to negotiate a lasting solution to Cyprus dispute.
UN's Libya envoy Stephanie Williams says the government and Haftar's militia have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” noting that the thorny work to cement a ceasefire will continue.
Troops of Azerbaijan and Armenia continue to clash in and around occupied Karabakh, while ongoing talks in Moscow raise hopes of ending the deadliest battles in the South Caucasus for more than 25 years.
Washington’s envoy suggested that the YPG, the Syrian wing of the PKK, should be included in the UN-led Geneva peace talks indicating that the US aims to create an autonomous region in northern Syria.
Turkey says it’s now time for Russia to decide on its next move, and clarify if it’s a reliable partner or not as millions of Syrians flee air strikes in Idlib.
Chances of reaching a political solution for the six-year war at the ongoing Geneva talks appear slim, as opposition and regime delegates struggle over the agenda and the United States' saying it no longer wants Bashar al Assad to step down.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced the deal. It said the evacuation of Al Foua, Kefraya, Zabadani and Madaya might not begin before April 4, but local ceasefires have gone into effect.
Fighting continued in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday, and near the central city of Hama, despite ongoing peace talks in Syria. The disconnect shows just how difficult it could be to stop the killing.
Warring sides continue fighting in Syria as representatives of some of them prepare to meet in Geneva for the next round of peace talks. In Turkey, a soldier was slain by a sniper firing across the border from Syria.
Chief negotiator for Bashar al Assad's regime, Bashar al-Ja'afari, says the Saudi Arabia-backed opposition will be responsible if peace talks falter.
This week is the first time Syrian regime and opposition delegates return to Geneva since UN-sponsored peace talks were suspended last April.
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