Peace process

Ukrainian policemen patrol a street near the new line of contact in Katerynivka, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The weaponry pullback finally began after President Volodymyr who won office in April on a pledge to end the war, visited the area around the eastern village of Zolote and confronted armed veterans who came there to try to hamper the weapons pullback. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
November 04, 2019 - 7:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's military has postponed a second stage of a weapons pullback in the country's conflict-ridden east, drawing criticism from the Kremlin's envoy to a group trying to help end the fighting. The military said the pullback near the town of Petrovske, which was tentatively set for...
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October 31, 2019 - 6:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to keep the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur for another year in hopes the new civilian-led transitional government can restore peace, and the troops can be replaced by civilians who focus on the country's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Representatives of Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan have agreed that negotiation is the only road to peace in Afghanistan, including an early resumption of direct U.S. talks with the Taliban. In a statement released at the end of meetings in Moscow on Friday, Oct. 25, China, Russia and Pakistan called on Washington to return to the negotiation table with the Taliban and sign an agreement that will set the stage for Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to start face-to-face discussions on what a post-war Afghanistan would look like. Khalilzad had a preliminary peace deal with the Taliban until President Donald Trump in September declared the talks dead after a series of attacks killed several people, including a U.S. soldier. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 31, 2019 - 3:05 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's peace envoy was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday trying to negotiate a prisoner exchange that would free two Western professors employed by the American University of Afghanistan held by the Taliban since 2016, officials said. Zalmay Khalilzad is trying to...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 5:31 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops will begin a weapons pullback in a second location in war-torn eastern Ukraine next week if a cease-fire there persists, the country's leader said Thursday. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke in Kyiv, the capital, at the end of talks with NATO Secretary-...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. NATO defense ministers on Friday discussed efforts to deter Russia in eastern Europe and the future of the mission training security forces in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 30, 2019 - 10:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — NATO's chief has lauded Ukraine's weaponry pullback in the east but has also called upon Russia to step up efforts to bring peace to the war-torn region. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters Wednesday at the Black Sea port of Odessa that NATO welcomes Ukraine's...
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October 29, 2019 - 7:19 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed separatists both announced Tuesday they have begun pulling back weapons in Ukraine's war-torn east, a step they hope unblocks a stalled peace process. The reports follow Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's visit to the area, where he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad speaks on the prospects for peace at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Washington's Afghan peace envoy is crisscrossing South Asia and Europe trying to resuscitate efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 18 -year war even though President Donald Trump hasn't expressed any interest in resuming talks with the Taliban. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:07 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's Afghan peace envoy remained in Pakistan on Tuesday as part of efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 18 -year war, even though President Donald Trump hasn't expressed any interest in resuming talks with the Taliban. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, on his way to parliament in London, Thursday October 24, 2019. Johnson has announced Thursday that he wants a General Election. (Hollie Adams/PA via AP)
October 24, 2019 - 3:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers stymied Johnson's latest attempt to pass his European Union divorce deal, he said Thursday that the only way to break...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, walks Gen. Scott Miller, right, chief of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, at the U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw more than 5,000 American troops. He told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Lolita C. Balbor)
October 22, 2019 - 2:33 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban stormed a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 15 policemen in the latest attack by insurgents, an Afghan provincial official said Tuesday. The multi-pronged attack on the checkpoint in the Ali Abad district of northern Kunduz province began...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Defense Secretary Mark Esper during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 20, 2019 - 6:39 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Sunday in Afghanistan, where stalled peace talks with the Taliban and persistent violent attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration's pledged to withdraw more than 5,000...
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