Peace process

People gather in the market town of Omagh, Northern Ireland, Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018, during a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing on Aug. 15, 1998, with the glass Omagh Bomb Memorial, centre left. Bereaved families are marking the 20th anniversary of the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence, which left 29 people dead, including a woman pregnant with twins. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Bereaved families held a solemn service Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing, the deadliest attack in Northern Ireland's four decades of violence. On Aug. 15, 1998, a car bomb ripped through crowds of shoppers, workers and tourists in the market town, killing 29...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75 miles from Kabul, has killed about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers since Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said. A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
August 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018, file photo, Taliban fighters gather with residents to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban's increasing political presence in the region, the head of the militant group's political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials, Uzbek and Taliban officials said Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gal, File)
August 11, 2018 - 11:51 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban's increasing political presence in the region, the head of the militant group's political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials, Uzbek and Taliban officials said. Taliban...
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Map locates Ghazni in Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters tried to take city; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
August 10, 2018 - 1:49 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brazen and bloody overnight assault Friday by the Taliban on a key provincial capital in central Afghanistan has increased pressure on U.S.-backed Afghan forces that are withering under relentless attacks, prompting President Ashraf Ghani to call an emergency meeting of...
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Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Palestinian Health Ministry says several bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 10, 2018 - 2:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire Friday that ended two days of an intense flare-up in violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel's military said that no rockets were fired from Gaza at...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo, Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Center party, gives a thumbs up to supporters after voting in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia. Duque will be sworn in as the new leader of Colombia on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, tasked with guiding the implementation of a historic peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 06, 2018 - 11:04 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The young protégé of a powerful former president is being sworn in as Colombia's new leader Tuesday, tasked with guiding the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground. Forty-two-year-old Ivan Duque will be the youngest Colombian chief...
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August 05, 2018 - 11:55 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's state news agency says that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government, the latest effort to end a five-year civil war. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir attended the...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks with people as they wait for President Donald Trump to arrive to speak about taxes during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East team at the White House in anticipation of rolling out its much-heralded but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan in the coming months. The National Security Council began last week to approach other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team, which will work for Trump’s Mideast peace pointmen Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, according to the officials. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies...
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August 02, 2018 - 1:48 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Federal and state authorities in armored vehicles and unmarked cars swarmed onto a sprawling Air Force base in Ohio on Thursday amid reports of an active shooter at a medical center. Workers at Wright-Patterson were told to shelter in place on the sprawling base. Video from...
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Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 31, 2018 - 12:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Japanese officials are expressing hope that business ties between the two countries will help solve a long-standing dispute over four Pacific islands. The argument centers on the four most southern of the Kuril Islands, which Japan calls the Northern Territories. The...
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