Back in 2018, the signing of a peace deal between South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his longtime rival Riek Machar created hope and optimism. The people of South Sudan, an independent nation since 2011, were emerging from a brutal civil war. However, five years later, this peace agreement is mostly respected only in Juba, the young nation's capital.
Foreign ministers from both Caucasus countries met for peace talks in the United States. Russia said any new agreement must build upon the peace deal it negotiated in 2020, which failed to stop further clashes.
For a long time, the island of Jolo, one of the southernmost points of the Philippines archipelago, was off limits. It was the stronghold of one of the most violent terrorist movements in the world, Abu Sayyaf. In 2000, a group of 20 tourists were kidnapped in Malaysia and taken to Jolo. Journalists who covered the kidnapping were then also captured. Negotiations for their release took several months.
Neither the ongoing negotiations between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi group, nor the upcoming prisoner swap, are tangible signals for an upcoming end of the war as most Yemeni factions remain excluded.
Thousands took part in traditional German peace marches against the backdrop of the Ukraine war. Meanwhile, Kyiv has said it will resume electricity exports to Europe after a six-month halt. DW rounds up the latest.
The second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow saw the two leaders continue high-level talks. Xi has also invited Putin to visit Beijing this year.
Ripple effects of the Saudi-Iran rapprochement relieve some of the tensions of the ongoing war in Yemen. However, the conflicting inter-Yemeni positions remain unresolved and continue to cost lives.
The two sides in Yemen's conflict have agreed to free nearly 900 people in a prisoner exchange. That deal comes less than two weeks after Saudi Arabia and Iran re-established diplomatic ties after years of hostility. The two regional powers have backed opposing sides in Yemen's war, and their rapprochement has galvanised efforts to end the conflict. We take a closer look.
A new production of Sergei Prokofiev's opera "War and Peace" at the Bavarian State Opera is a call for peace. Russian star director Dmitri Tcherniakov sets his staging in the middle of Moscow.
A year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine, but neither side is ready to talk peace. With no clear resolution in sight, the pressure from abroad is growing.
More than 20 acts from across Africa have shown support for victims of conflict at a music festival in eastern Democratic Republic of COngo - taking to the stage despite rising insecurity in the area.
"Clan wars are what damage our communities the most," young men and women of the Muslim part of Mindanao tell DW. Conflict between families is driving intergenerational conflict and preventing girls from going to school.