Peace process

January 17, 2020 - 3:25 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s rival leaders have agreed to form a coalition government by the February deadline, a South African special envoy says. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar in their latest talks this week also agreed that key outstanding issues...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, second left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 the first official talks with Afghanistan's Taliban since last September when President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with the insurgents dead. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
January 16, 2020 - 3:35 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy a document outlining their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. The offer is seen as an opportunity to open a window to an...
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January 14, 2020 - 10:50 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed alarm Tuesday at the “staggering number” of social activists killed in Colombia despite a peace accord aimed at improving conditions in poor, rural areas. According to the U.N., 107 human rights defenders were...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her and Russian President Vladimir Putin joint news conference following their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Merkel visits Moscow to discuss current international issues such as the situation in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, US-Iran tensions, as well as bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
January 14, 2020 - 7:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is inviting world powers to a summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss efforts to broker peace in Libya. Merkel's office said in a statement Tuesday that the German leader had decided to host the meeting after consulting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio...
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, third left, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, second left, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, fourth right, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, third right, attend the talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Foreign and defense ministers of Russia and Turkey met as part of an effort by Moscow and Ankara to sponsor Monday's talks between rival parties in Libya in the Russian capital. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
January 14, 2020 - 6:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Libya’s rival leaders have left Moscow without reaching agreement on a cease-fire deal, with Russia trying to downplay the talks' failure on Tuesday. The deal was proposed by Russia and Turkey in an effort to bring an end to the north African country's long-running civil war. Fayez...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, Israeli border police block the road and disperse Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists during a rally protesting a newly established settlement near the West Bank village of Kufr Malik, East of Ramallah. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli troops routinely detain Palestinians who organize or take part in protests. Israel and its international allies have meanwhile passed legislation targeting the Palestinian-led boycott movement. Critics say such measures leave the Palestinians with no choice but to accept permanent military rule or resort to violence. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
January 05, 2020 - 12:10 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Abdullah Abu Rahma has been arrested by Israeli soldiers eight times in the last 15 years, spending weeks or months in prison and paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines for organizing protests. He's among a growing number of Palestinians who have embraced non-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 1981 file photo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat smiles at the start of the military parade in Cairo. Later, during the parade, Sadat was killed with eleven others when gunmen opened fire on the reviewing stand with automation weapons. (AP Photo/Bill Foley, File)
January 03, 2020 - 9:20 am
Killings of major political and military figures have been a recurring factor in the modern Middle East, often presenting a defining moment and changing the contours of history in several instances. Whether carried out by a foreign or domestic attacker, the slayings — including some high-profile...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers Hunter College's commencement address in New York. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been appointed Chancellor at Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, Thursday Jan. 2, 2020, to serve a five-year term. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, FILE)
January 02, 2020 - 9:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new role: chancellor at Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The university said Thursday that Clinton was appointed to a five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. “It is a great privilege to become...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, photo, Maulvi Niaz Mohammad, 45, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press inside the Pul-e-Charkhi jail in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thousands of Taliban prisoners jailed as insurgents see a peace deal being hammered out in Qatar as their ticket to freedom. Prisoner release is a key pillar of any agreement the U.S. strikes with the Taliban to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
December 30, 2019 - 6:44 am
PUL-E-CHARKHI, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of Taliban prisoners jailed in Afghanistan as insurgents see a peace deal being hammered out between the United States and the Taliban as their ticket to freedom. They know a prisoner release is a key pillar of any agreement that brings an end to...
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December 30, 2019 - 6:33 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban targeted a pro-government militia compound in northern Afghanistan before dawn on Monday, killing 14 members of the Afghan security forces, a local official said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack came even as Taliban...
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