Peace process

President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 08, 2019 - 12:55 am
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, “I kept my promises." Trump energized an audience that numbered in the hundreds at the Israeli American Council National Summit in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad pauses while speaking about the prospects for peace, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Afghanistan’s former deputy minister says Khalilzad is in the Afghan capital “to discuss the latest in peace efforts.” Former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai tweeted pictures of his meeting with Khalilzad Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, saying ‘we spoke about the way forward.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 04, 2019 - 12:03 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to the negotiation table to plot a roadmap to a post-war Afghanistan. His next stop will...
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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a news conference following his meeting with Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
December 02, 2019 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn't speak with President Donald Trump "from the position of a quid pro quo" last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s not my thing. … I don’t want us to look like beggars.” Trump later claimed Zelenskiy had...
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President Donald Trump holds up a tray of Thanksgiving dinner during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
November 29, 2019 - 9:19 am
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:...
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President Donald Trump points while eating during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 29, 2019 - 4:42 am
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first visit to Afghanistan (all times local): 12:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is returning to the U.S. after an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, his first visit to the site of America’s longest war. Trump took off early...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of Cyril Ramaphosa at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. A new report made public in Nov. 2019 says South Sudan's National Security Service has recruited a force of 10,000 fighters in President Salva Kiir's ethnic stronghold, in apparent breach of the terms of the country's peace deal. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
November 27, 2019 - 2:49 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says South Sudan’s National Security Service has recruited a force of 10,000 fighters in President Salva Kiir’s ethnic stronghold, in apparent breach of the terms of the country’s peace deal. The report by United Nations experts monitoring sanctions on South Sudan...
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This photo provide from the United Nations shows the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center, sits with Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, right, during an informal meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Guterres hosted the meeting in hopes of unlocking the way forward to restarting talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus. (UN Photo/Tobias Hofsaess via AP)
November 25, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of the United Nations on Monday sought to inject some momentum into efforts to revitalize moribund talks on reunifying ethnically split Cyprus, saying he will continue work on finalizing terms for a fresh round of negotiations. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...
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November 25, 2019 - 10:30 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States has called its ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington for consultations as Washington reevaluates its relationship with the country after a delay in implementing a fragile peace deal. The unusual public statement Monday by the State Department was echoed...
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November 23, 2019 - 5:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says the U.S.-Japan security alliance poses “a problem” for Russia-Japan relations and complicates peace treaty talks. The two countries have been struggling to negotiate a peace treaty after World War II because of a territorial dispute. The Soviet Union...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch as a U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, of Tarrant, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Knadle died in Afghanistan when his helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground in eastern Logar Province. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 21, 2019 - 7:18 pm
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to a pair of Army officers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. The president and first lady Melania Trump, along with several senior aides, travelled to Delaware to meet with the...
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