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Cyprus U.N. envoy says peace talks could resume in October

NICOSIA (Reuters) - The United Nations' chief envoy for ethnically divided Cyprus said on Tuesday he anticipated a resumption of peace talks in October after a lull of more than a year. Full story

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume

   Martin Indyk was tapped to lead new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. NBC News' Steve Handelsman reports.

Top Weekend Links: Middle East peace talks to resume after three years

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Peace talks with Palestinians would take months: Israel official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - New Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, if resumed, would take months, an Israeli official said on Friday after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the sides had laid the groundwork for negotiations. Full story

Britain: Iran can join Syria peace talks only if it changes tack

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday that Iran would have to accept proposals to bring about peace in Syria agreed at an international conference in Geneva last year before it could take part in any new peace talks. Full story

Kerry: gaps narrowed toward renewing Mideast peace talks

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry ended a shuttle diplomacy mission on Sunday without an agreement on resuming Israeli-Palestinian peace talks but said gaps had been narrowed and he would return to the region soon. Full story

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at the State Department in Washington July 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, right, talks with with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and U.S. President Jimmy Carter during their peace talks on Sept. 6, 1978 at Camp David.
Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, right, talks with with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and U.S. President Jimmy Carter during their peace talks on Sept. 6, 1978 at Camp David.

Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, right, talks with with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and U.S. President Jimmy Carter during their peace talks on Sept. 6, 1978 at Camp David.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington.

Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, left, and Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at the State Department in Washington on Tuesday.

Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Livni and Erekat at the State Department in Washington
Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Livni and Erekat at the State Department in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at the State Department in Washington, July 30, 2013. Israel and the Palestinians will seek to reach a peace agreement withi