Tag Archive | Peacebuilding

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

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Syria holds election as peace talks resume

Syria holds election as peace talks resume

Syrians voted in a parliamentary election in government-held areas of the country on Wednesday in what they called a show of support for President Bashar al-Assad, while his opponents and Western powers denounced the poll as illegitimate. The election went ahead independently of a UN-led peace process aimed at ending the five-year-long war. A second […]

Libya govt meeting soon to back power-sharing plan

Libya govt meeting soon to back power-sharing plan

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament will meet “in the coming weeks” to give its backing to a UN-backed unity government aimed at ending chaos in the country, its speaker said Sunday. An agreement for a power-sharing unity government was inked in December by lawmakers from Libya’s rival parliaments but neither administration has so far formally backed […]

Iraq’s new government: Not exactly a breakthrough

Iraq’s new government: Not exactly a breakthrough

On March 31, members of Iraq’s parliament gathered in the assembly building at the fortified Green Zone for an urgent matter. They were tasked with endorsing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s list of new ministers he was scheduled to present in keeping with a deadline set by the legislature earlier in the week. The mood was […]

Moscow takes charge as Karabakh peacemaker

Moscow takes charge as Karabakh peacemaker

Russia on April 7 swiftly took charge as a conciliator in the Armenia-Azerbaijan fight, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the ground in Baku, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on his way to Yerevan and President Vladimir Putin sending his “warmest greetings.” Lavrov said that Moscow had worked at all levels to end what some […]

Myanmar’s first non-military president in decades

Myanmar’s first non-military president in decades

Members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century. Htin Kyaw, a close friend and confidant of the Nobel peace prize laureate, was hand-picked by her to run Myanmar’s government […]

Syria: Warring parties accept USA-Russia truce plan

Syria: Warring parties accept USA-Russia truce plan

The Syrian government and the main opposition umbrella group say they accept the terms of a deal to cease hostilities from Saturday. The government said it would halt “combat operations” in line with the plan announced by the USA and Russia. But the opposition said its acceptance depended on government forces ending sieges and air […]