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Yemen and Houthi Talks Showcase First Step Towards Peace

After 10 days of intense negotiation, the Yemeni government coalition and Houthi rebels have agreed to release over 1,000 prisoners. The war between the two parties began in 2014, when a Houthi-led rebel group, backed by Iran, took control of the northern and western regions of Yemen, including the capital of Sanaa. In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition intervened, displaying support for the internationally recognized Yemeni government headed by President Hadi. In recent months, the rebels have also intensified drone-strikes and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia.

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Inter-Afghan Peace Talks Kick Off with Distrust, Uncertainty, and Violence 

On September 12, peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban officially began in Doha, Qatar. For two decades, the Taliban and the Afghan government have been at war, with civilian casualties over 31,000 according to a study by Brown University. The peace talks follow an agreement between the Taliban and the U.S., which brought an end to the 18 year long conflict, reports DW.

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North-South Korean Peace Talks

In a crucial and historical time, the stage is set for the two leaders from North Korea and South Korea to meet at a summit that could bring permanent peace and security to the Korean Peninsula after decades of serious tensions. Furthermore, a joint statement regarding the “denuclearization” issue is also on the negotiation table,

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U.N. Peace Talks Delayed by Opposing Factions

The current slew of peace efforts is not by any means a new or inventive method, and for the third time in four years The U.N. Security Council, with the help and support of world powers, adopted a resolution to end the killings in Syria. As the U.N. has stated, the purpose of these “Vienna Statements” is to be the basis for “a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, political transition to end the conflict.”

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