Peace process

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, and his Greek counterpart Giorgos Katrougalos embrace before their talks in the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Cavusogly says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies.(Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2019 - 7:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could soon meet as part of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement during a joint news conference with his Greek...
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Pope Francis meets South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
March 16, 2019 - 8:19 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the country "as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for the peace process." Francis met with President Salva Kiir in the Apostolic Palace on Saturday. Later,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo released by Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Envoy of the Qatar Foreign Minister for Counterterrorism and Mediation in conflicts resolution, Dr. Mutlaq Bin Majid Al-Qahtanithe, mediates talks between the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, and the Deputy Commander of the Taliban Movement for Political Affairs, Mulla Abdul Ghani Berader, in an undisclosed place in Doha, Qatar. Pakistan’s foreign minister said Tuesday March 12, 2019, in a news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Islamabad, that “progress has been made” at ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the U.S., which have stretched over two weeks in Qatar. (Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP, File)
March 12, 2019 - 2:34 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The longest peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end America's 17-year war in Afghanistan concluded Tuesday night in Qatar, with both sides saying progress had been made. The nearly two weeks of talks produced two draft agreements between the militants and the U.S...
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March 12, 2019 - 1:26 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on peace talks in Qatar between the Taliban and the U.S. (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The longest round of Afghanistan peace talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban have ended in Qatar, with both sides saying progress has been made. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, right, visit the border between Israel and Syria at the Israeli-held Golan Heights, Monday, March 11, 2019. Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 1:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration. The South Carolina Republican said he aimed to change the current U...
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In this March 3, 2019 photo, Hafiz Muzamil, speaks to The Associated Press in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Pakistan has taken over the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a militant group that claimed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in February 2019, and brought nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Muzamil railed against India’s violent suppression of a 30-year insurgency in Kashmir -- India’s only Muslim dominated state -- and championed Jaish-e-Mohammad. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
March 08, 2019 - 1:28 am
BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan's jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently pushed nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Such support complicates...
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U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 07, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as Islamic State militants are losing the last of their territory in Syria, the militants who remain are unbroken and radicalized, and represent a "serious generational problem," the top U.S. commander for the Mideast said Thursday. Gen. Joseph Votel told the House Armed...
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March 04, 2019 - 10:31 am
SANNA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels criticized Britain's foreign secretary on Monday over comments about the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, saying Jeremy Hunt had misrepresented what the warring sides agreed on at U.N. peace talks in Sweden. Hunt said during a visit Sunday to Yemen, the...
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FILE - In this June 30, 201, file photo, then U.S. Consul General of Jerusalem Daniel Rubinstein gives a speech during a reception for the upcoming July 4 U.S. Independence Day celebrations at the American Consulate in Jerusalem. The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The announcement from the State Department came early Monday, March 4, 2019 in Jerusalem, the merger effective that day. (Gali Tibbon/Pool Photo via AP, FIle)
March 04, 2019 - 3:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that...
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March 03, 2019 - 10:26 am
CAIRO (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary is waring of a collapse of peace deals in Yemen, saying that "we are now in the last chance saloon." Jeremy Hunt made his comments on Sunday during a visit to the southern city of Aden, the first to Yemen by a Western foreign minister since the start of the...
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