Cease fires

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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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister on Friday warned against a possible Syrian government offensive on the last remaining stronghold of opposition against President Bashar Assad, while Russia indicated that it's losing its patience with the rebels. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 24, 2018 - 10:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister on Friday warned against a possible Syrian government offensive on the last remaining stronghold of opposition against President Bashar Assad, while Russia indicated that it's losing its patience with the rebels. Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was in Moscow for talks...
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Map locates Khan Abad in Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters took at least 100 people hostage; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;
August 20, 2018 - 11:45 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting insurgent attacks...
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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. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Ghani made the announcement Sunday during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
August 19, 2018 - 6:18 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday. President Ghani made the announcement Sunday during celebrations of the 99th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence in the capital...
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August 17, 2018 - 1:05 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Taliban fighters ride their motorbikes inside Ghazni city, capital of Ghazni province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan official said Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, that security forces are battling the Taliban for the third straight day following a massive insurgent attack into the key city of Ghazni. The Taliban pushed into Ghazni from different directions on Friday and destroyed a telecommunication tower, cutting off landline and cell phone communications. (AP Photo, File)
August 12, 2018 - 12:49 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States has sent military advisers to aid Afghan forces in Ghazni, where they were struggling on Sunday to regain full control three days after the Taliban launched a massive assault on the eastern city. The assault was a major show of force by the Taliban, who...
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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 - 2:24 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 - 4:04 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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An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip after dozens of rockets were launched Wednesday from the coastal territory ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas group, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 09, 2018 - 4:05 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into Thursday morning. The flare-up comes as...
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August 09, 2018 - 3:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas will meet Monday for high-level talks meant to prepare for a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Thursday, the third such meetings between the leaders in recent months. The announcement by...
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