Cease fires

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad speaks on the prospects for peace, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 08, 2019 - 4:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempering expectations, the Trump administration's peace envoy for Afghanistan said Friday that although his talks with the Taliban have produced a tentative "framework" agreement, negotiations are far from finished. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, said he hopes a final deal is...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 file photo, UN envoy Patrick Cammaert speaks at a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The U.N. says Dutch Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, who has been heading the U.N. operation monitoring a cease-fire in Yemen's key port of Hodeida, is being replaced by Danish Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgaard. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who announced Lollesgaard's appointment Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 said Cammaert was on a temporary one-month contract and did not resign, and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked him for his "exemplary service." (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, file)
January 31, 2019 - 1:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. says Dutch Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, who has been heading the U.N. operation monitoring a cease-fire in Yemen's key port of Hodeida, is being replaced by a Danish officer. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric, who announced Danish Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgaard's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers carry out an exercise during a live firing at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among allies of the president that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him to withdraw troops too soon, leaving the country at risk of returning to the same volatile condition that prompted the invasion in the first place. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
January 30, 2019 - 10:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration claims of progress in talks with the Taliban have sparked fears even among the president's allies that his impatience with the war in Afghanistan will lead him to withdraw troops too soon, leaving the country at risk of returning to the same volatile condition...
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In this photo released by the Afghan Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, speaks to U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, third left, at the presidential palace in Kabul. Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. The Afghan president's office said Monday that Khalilzad shared details of his recent talks with the Taliban in Qatar with Ghani and other Afghan government officials. A statement from the office quotes Khalilzad as saying he held talks about a cease-fire with the Taliban but that there has been no progress yet on that issue. (Afghan Presidential Palace via AP)
January 28, 2019 - 2:20 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Negotiators for the U.S. and the Taliban insurgents have reached "agreements in principle" on key issues for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. envoy said Monday. The statement by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad followed six days of talks...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2009, file photo, Zalmay Khalilzad, special adviser on reconciliation, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. Khalilzad said Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, that "significant progress" was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country's destructive 17-year war. Khalilzad said on his official Twitter account that he wants to build on six days of meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
January 26, 2019 - 1:57 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that "significant progress" was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country's destructive 17-year war. Zalmay Khalilzad said...
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The Houthi rebel delegation, and delegates of the internationally recognized Yemeni government meet for a second day for talks on implementing a prisoner exchange agreed to in Sweden last month, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has described the two-day meeting as a "technical one." The International Committee of the Red Cross is also attending. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
January 17, 2019 - 1:36 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission In Yemen charged with monitoring a cease-fire between rival forces in a key port city was leaving a meeting with government representatives Thursday when a U.N.-marked armored vehicle in his convoy was hit with one round of small arms fire, the...
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January 16, 2019 - 8:57 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. Malek Merset, spokesman for the Tripoli-based Health Ministry, says at least one person was killed and 17 others wounded...
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Map shows Al Anad Air Base, Yemen, where rebel airstrike hits base; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
January 10, 2019 - 5:57 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday outside of the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six troops from a Saudi-led coalition and their allies in a brazen attack threatening U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the...
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A woman tries out a sweater at a U.S. retailer GAP's flagship store in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Uncertainty over the outcome of China-U.S. trade talks is casting a pall over Asian markets as both sides kept quiet about what lies ahead. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 10, 2019 - 2:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States says talks in Beijing on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods. But it gave no indication of progress on resolving disputes over Beijing's technology ambitions and other thorny issues. China's Ministry of Commerce said...
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January 05, 2019 - 12:02 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say Yemen's Shiite rebels and government forces are shelling each other in areas south of Hodeida, straining an already shaky cease-fire in the Red Sea port city. They said each side blamed the other for Saturday's shelling, and that both were reinforcing...
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