A tripartite statement said the next international meeting on Syria in the Astana format will take place in Sochi in mid February.
The US and its allies accuse Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad of deliberately delaying the drafting of a new constitution to waste time until presidential elections are held this year and avoid UN-supervised voting as called for by the UNSC.
The top UN official for Libya said that an advisory committee for representatives of Libya's different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year.
The exchange of a first batch of prisoners, supervised by a joint military committee, took place in the southwestern village of al Shwayrif.
UN and others warn refugee camps in Tigray need help, urging for access to deliver badly needed food, medicines and other supplies to the region where fighting between federal troops and local forces has continued for nearly a month.
The diamond was mined in Russia and was named 'The Spirit of the Rose' after a ballet performed by the Ballets Russes and its legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky.
Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops over Nagorno-Karabakh resumes ahead of a crucial meeting of Azerbaijan's top diplomat with US, Russian and French envoys.
Backed by the European Union, the resolution seeks scrutiny on violations of human rights, in particular the crackdown on protests over the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's emergencies programme, said it would be unwise to predict when a vaccine could be ready against Covid-19, the respiratory disease that has killed more than half a million people.
The order is expected to seek the use of financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
UN Human Rights Council to discuss "police brutality and violence against peaceful protests" in US, after request last week by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African countries.
Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, a transformative political figure, might have received illicit money from Saudi royals for a rail project.
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