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UN envoy says Yemen prisoner swap would help peace process

UN envoy says Yemen prisoner swap would help peace process

A UN special envoy told warring Yemenis on Tuesday that rapid implementation of a prisoner swap deal would help advance efforts at a political settlement of a nearly four-year-old war.

Arab League's Secretary-General, UN envoy discuss Libyan crisis

Arab League's Secretary-General, UN envoy discuss Libyan crisis

Secretary General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul Gheit met on Saturday the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame.

Secretary General of the Arab League meets the UN envoy to Syria

Secretary General of the Arab League meets the UN envoy to Syria

Secretary General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul Gheit met on Sunday with United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen.

Syria says ready to cooperate with new UN envoy

Syria says ready to cooperate with new UN envoy

Syria is ready to cooperate with new UN envoy Geir Pedersen as long as he avoids the methods of his predecessor, its deputy foreign minister said in remarks published Sunday.

UN envoy 'no longer acceptable:' Palestinians

UN envoy 'no longer acceptable:' Palestinians

The Palestinian leadership will no longer work with the UN peace envoy, a senior official said on Thursday, accusing him of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and the Hamas.

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

Yemen peace talks in balance as parties trade ultimatums

The rebel delegation, still in Sanaa, insisted the UN meets three demands before it travels to Switzerland.

UN envoy due in Yemen as strains escalate with Houthi missile launch

UN envoy due in Yemen as strains escalate with Houthi missile launch

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement fired missiles at the Saudi capital Riyadh late on Sunday, escalating tensions ahead of a visit by the UN envoy to Yemen this week to try to avert a military assault on the country's main port city.

UN Envoy Praises Donors' Role in Easing Suffering of Syrian People

UN Envoy Praises Donors' Role in Easing Suffering of Syrian People

The 11th meeting of the top donors group for Syria opened Wednesday in Doha under the chairmanship of the UN Secretary-Generals Humanitarian Envoy Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Muraikhi.

UN envoy decries violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

UN envoy decries violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar have told how government forces gang-raped women, slit people's throats and threw children into burning houses, a UN envoy has said after a mission to neighbouring Bangladesh.

UN envoy meets Yemen's Hadi in new peace bid

UN envoy meets Yemen's Hadi in new peace bid

The UN envoy to Yemen and President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi met on Thursday in the southern city of Aden to discuss a new bid to end the country's conflict, a government official said.

Yemen's Hadi accuses rebels of dashing peace hopes

Yemen's Hadi accuses rebels of dashing peace hopes

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi accused Shia rebels and their allies on Tuesday of dashing hopes for peace after they unveiled a new government in areas under their control.

Israel approves 284 new housing units in West Bank settlements

Israel approves 284 new housing units in West Bank settlements

Israel approved on Wednesday 284 new housing units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank at a time of heightened international concern over a construction drive on land Palestinians seek for a state.