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Philippine peace talks resume in Oslo

Just days after voters in Colombia rejected a peace plan brokered by Norwegian diplomats, the Norwegians are moving forward with peace efforts in the Philippines. Representatives for both the Philippines’ government and its communist movement were gathering in Oslo on Thursday and intend to conduct negotiations through the 11th. The talks were launched in Oslo in late […]

Breakthrough in Philippine peace talks

Norway’s foreign ministry, which has been facilitating talks in Oslo this week for peace in the Philippines, announced a new breakthrough in the lengthy process on Friday. Both sides agreed to sign a declaration committing them to unilateral ceasefires with no time limits on them. Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende called the agreement “important” as the […]

Optimism high as peace talks begin

Oslo’s historic Holmenkollen Park Hotel, perched on a cool and airy hillside above the Norwegian capital, could hardly seem farther from the heated conficts that have enveloped the Philippines for decades. That may make it the perfect place for negotiators to air thoughts and finally broker peace among rival factions in a turbulent country on the […]

Colombian peace talks delayed again

UPDATED: Delegations from both the Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC postponed their departure for Oslo early this week, reportedly because of bad weather that disrupted airline traffic in Central- and South America. It was initially unclear when the delegations would arrive in Oslo to start their latest, and possibly conclusive, session of peace […]

Colombian peace talks postponed

Peace talks between the government of Colombia and the country’s long-standing left-wing guerrilla group FARC were due to begin in Oslo early this month but reportedly have been postponed for around a week. FARC officials claim they’ll now begin on October 15, but that hadn’t been confirmed by Colombian authorities. There’s been some confusion over […]

Philippine peace talks set to resume

Norway is poised to once again host talks aimed at bringing peace between the government of the Philippines and the country’s communist insurgents. Representatives for both sides  have agreed on a new effort to resume peace talks in Oslo next month. News bureau NTB reported that the communists’ chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni is willing to […]

Norway hosts Philippines peace talks

Norway is hosting peace talks this week between the government of the Philippines and communist rebels, in a new effort to end their 40-year conflict. Norwegian deputy foreign minister Espen Barth Eide is hosting the negotiations at a hotel just outside Oslo, where they’ll will run until February 21. Norway has been a guarantor of […]

Støre predicts new peace talks

Norway’s foreign minister will turn 50 next week, but Jonas Gahr Støre doesn’t see any reason to slow his pace or stay home to plan a party. Instead, he spent the weekend in the Middle East, meeting both Israeli and Palestinian leaders and predicting a new round of peace talks. Støre (PicApp photo at right) […]

Chechnyan peace talks in Oslo

Neither the Norwegian nor Russian governments are formally involved, but top representatives for the ruling Chechnyan government and its exiled opposition are in Oslo for talks aimed at reconciliation. The organizer of the meetings calls them “historic.” Newspaper Aftenposten reported Wednesday that Chechnya’s two leading rival factions are negotiating a political solution for the long-troubled […]

Iran’s nuclear chief talks peace in Oslo

He played a major role in the Iran nuclear agreement that Norway helped negotiate four years ago and now he’s the country’s vice president. Ali Akbar Salehi was in Norway this week to take part in the Oslo Forum at the historic Losby farm, now a hotel and golf course northeast of the capital, and […]