"Nearly 30 delegates representing the armed groups of Ituri, North and South Kivu took part in these exchanges," Democratic Republic of Congo says, adding more meetings would follow in coming weeks.
Russia says it will reduce military activity and Ukraine calls for "international" accord to guarantee security as both sides cite progress in Istanbul peace talks held on 34th day of the military conflict.
Türkiye's mediation efforts in the Ukraine-Russia conflict has received widespread praise as the country takes an active peace-making role in the region.
The talks led to rapprochement at every stage as significant progress was made toward a meeting between Russian President Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Zelenskyy.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says there has been "rapprochement in the positions of both sides on critical subjects" to end the conflict in Ukraine.
After three weeks of fierce fighting, both sides seem to understand that a prolonged conflict is not in the interest of either country. Here’s what a compromise could look like.
The Doha meeting would be a prelude to agreeing on a new constitution and then holding elections in the African nation that was thrown into turmoil last April.
Ethiopia and the rebel group Tigray People's Liberation Front have laid out conditions for possible peace talks.
The last time Russia hosted similar talks was in March when a war raged between the Taliban and Kabul government.
Israeli occupation reduced one of the Middle East’s oldest cities, with at least 4,000 years of history, into a packed Palestinian enclave besieged from all sides — sea, land and air.
Afghanistan government and Taliban meet briefly on Saturday in Doha to renew their commitment to finding a peaceful end to the war.
Fighting between Afghan government and Taliban has increased after peace talks failed to progress despite international calls to reduce violence.
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