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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff boss Warnock hopes family find ‘peace & comfort’

Neil Warnock was visibly distraught following Cardiff's win over BournemouthCardiff City manager Neil Warnock hopes the recovery and identification of Emiliano Sala's body will bring peace and comfort to his grieving family.Argentine-born Sala, 28, was travelling to Cardiff in a light aircraft piloted by David Ibbotson, which went missing over the English Channel on 21…

Taliban launch deadly attack as they attend Afghan peace talks

The Taliban have killed at least 21 people in their latest attacks in Afghanistan, despite the beginning of peace talks with Afghan officials in Moscow. Among the dead were 11 policemen slain when fighters stormed a checkpoint in northern Baghlan province, provincial officials said on Tuesday. The attacks were reported as Taliban representatives began meetings…

Karen minority urge ‘respect’ in Myanmar peace park initiative

Mutraw, Myanmar - With a Myanmar government-backed peace process in deadlock, ethnic Karen political leaders and activists have declared thousands of square kilometers of land a "peace park" and the Karen people its rightful custodians. The Salween Peace Park, which was "established" last month in eastern Myanmar's Kayin (Karen) state where the Karen National Union (KNU) has…

Can the UN maintain peace around the world?

Lightly armed and with limited authority, UN peacekeepers are deployed to many of the world's trouble spots. These peacekeepers have been repeatedly targetted in Mali, now the most dangerous mission to serve in. The latest on Sunday when 10 soldiers from Chad were killed when gunmen stormed the United Nations camp. An al-Qaeda-linked group said…

Is there hope for peace in Afghanistan?

The United States is eager to end its nearly 18-year involvement in the war in Afghanistan, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians, soldiers and Taliban fighters. But Taliban leaders are refusing to sit at the same table as the Afghan government. A US special envoy is in Pakistan, hoping government leaders there can…

Yemen’s warring sides meet face-to-face at Sweden peace talks

Rimbo, Sweden - Yemen's warring sides are holding face-to-face discussions over a planned prisoner swap, one of several confidence-building measures aimed at ending more than three years of war that has ravaged the impoverished country. Since talks began last week, United Nations officials have been shuttling between delegations from President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government and the Houthi rebels. But…

As Yemen’s rival sides talk peace, bombs continue to fall

Rimbo, Stockholm - Representatives from Yemen's government and Houthi rebels are attending UN-sponsored talks in Sweden for a second day, but back home a Saudi-UAE coalition has continued with deadly air strikes. The Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah news outlet reported early on Friday that at least three air strikes targeted Hodeidah's al-Tahita district, hours after representatives from the…

All you need to know about the Yemen ‘peace talks’

Stockholm, Sweden - The Yemeni government officials and Houthi rebels are due to meet in Sweden this week for UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending the war that has been going on for more than three years. The talks are due to take place this week but the UN has refused to reveal the exact dates,…

Pakistan’s Pashtuns get rights, will it lead to peace?

Up to five million Pakistanis living on the Afghan border areas were officially given full rights as citizens this year, after being governed by British-era laws for nearly 150 years. An overwhelming majority of the population in these border areas, known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) until May, are Pashtuns who live on…

UN envoy arrives in Yemen’s Hodeidah ahead of new peace talks

Martin Griffiths, the United Nations envoy for Yemen, has arrived in the strategic port city of Hodeidah to discuss plans with Houthi rebels to cede control of the port to the world body and lay the groundwork for restarting peace talks. UN spokesman Rheal LeBlanc said on Friday that the international agency was ready to play…
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