Cease fires

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives in Istanbul to attend a summit on Syria, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were gathering on Saturday for a summit about Syria, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of civil war. (Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency, Pool via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were holding talks about Syria at a summit on Saturday, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of war. A key challenge is their divided opinions about Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is...
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A protester shows his bloody hand while helping a wounded youth as others burn tires near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
October 19, 2018 - 1:15 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The...
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October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response after days of rising tensions. The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home in...
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An Israeli soldier opens the border gates as an UN vehicle enters Syria in Quneitra crossing in the Israeli controlled Golan, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 7:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria's foreign minister says it's "impossible" for his government to give up on the "vital" oil-rich eastern Syria, controlled by U.S-backed Kurdish-led forces. Walid al-Moallem says the eastern banks of the Euphrates...
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An Israeli soldier opens the border gates as an UN vehicle enters Syria in Quneitra crossing in the Israeli controlled Golan, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 5:38 am
QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — A vital border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened on Monday for the first time in three years, promising to restore trade and movement between the two countries that had halted because of the war. Another crossing, between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting at Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday, Oct. 2, that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn't be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
October 02, 2018 - 1:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea warned Washington through its state media Tuesday that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn't be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. The North's official news agency issued a commentary claiming Pyongyang...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in arrives to address the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 2:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea next month to prepare for a second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump meant to jump-start stalled efforts to rid the North of its nuclear bombs, the State Department said Wednesday. Pompeo...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 7:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday saying that Kim wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, centre, flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pose for photographs in Tehran, Iran, ahead of their summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The three leaders began a meeting to discuss the war in Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 07, 2018 - 6:41 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military campaign to retake the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded for a cease-fire, narrowing the chances of a diplomatic solution to avoid what many say would be a bloody humanitarian disaster. The trilateral summit in...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:05 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 11:30 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria says "the signals" from the Tehran meeting of the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey are that they intend to continue talking to avoid a potential catastrophe in rebel-held Idlib. Staffan...
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