Israel, Hamas reach ceasefire deal

An Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas went into effect at 2 AM local time this morning (2300 GMT Thursday) following the worst violence in years between the two sides.…

Libya: Chance for peace?

As part of the biggest peacemaking effort pertaining to Libya in years, participants at United Nations-sponsored talks are working toward the creation of a transitional government in the North African…

New UN envoys to mediate Mideast, Libya conflicts

The United Nations Security Council has approved Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposal to appoint Norwegian Tor Wennesland as the U.N.’s new Middle East envoy, while his predecessor Bulgarian Nickolay Mladenov will…

UN widely condemns Israeli annexation plan

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has labeled Israel’s hope to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank of the Jordan Valley as “a threat” that would “would constitute…