Peace process

November 30, 2017 - 8:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Israel's intelligence minister said Thursday he plans to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is embroiled in corruption scandals and a police investigation. But Israel Katz said in an interview with The Associated Press he hopes Netanyahu will be able to continue as prime...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2003, file photo, an Israeli border policemen guards the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv as other Israelis line up for U.S. visas. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump is poised to again delay his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But they say he'll likely temper the blow to his supporters by declaring the holy city as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Eitan Hess-Ashkenazi, File)
November 30, 2017 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, officials said Thursday. The announcement would be a way to offset a likely decision delaying his campaign promise to...
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UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria Staffan de Mistura briefs to the media after his meeting with Head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission, SNC, during the Intra Syria talks, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
November 28, 2017 - 2:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The eighth round of Syria peace talks got under way on Tuesday with a revamped and expanded opposition team meeting with the U.N. envoy in Geneva, but President Bashar Assad's government was conspicuously absent and Russia bemoaned back-channel diplomacy among key world powers. The...
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In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group in Damascus suburbs known as the White Helmets, Civil Defense workers carry an injured man after government airstrikes hit Douma, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday Nov. 26, 2017. Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 22 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as the fighting showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of U.N. peace talks in Geneva. (Syrian Civil Defense in Damascus suburbs via AP)
November 26, 2017 - 11:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 23 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as fighting in the area showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of U.N. peace talks in Geneva. The government's jets and artillery launched a wave of...
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November 25, 2017 - 9:55 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said Saturday he will be inviting the Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva for the intra-Syrian talks beginning next week as his deputy held talks with Syrian officials in Damascus over the this month's negotiations. Staffan de Mistura's statement...
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FILE- This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington had to close because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law. But the State Department said Friday, Nov. 24, that the office can stay open, with restrictions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 25, 2017 - 2:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has backtracked on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine...
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FILE- This Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington had to close because the Palestinians had violated a provision in U.S. law. But the State Department said Friday, Nov. 24, that the office can stay open, with restrictions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 24, 2017 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians' office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days. Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine...
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Pope Francis touches a statue of Mary and Jesus as he celebrates a prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 23, 2017 - 1:41 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and Congo. Earlier this year he said he was studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, the African nation suffering from famine and civil war. But he told faithful Thursday...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani pose for the media members in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22. 2017. Leaders of Turkey and Iran have arrived in Russia's Sochi for the much-anticipated talks with President Vladimir Putin that are expected to focus on a political settlement for post-war Syria. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their...
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From left, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands at the start of the talks in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The presidents of Turkey and Iran have hailed their trilateral talks with Russia on Syria's future as critical for restoring peace in the war-torn nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 11:29 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Turkey's president says trilateral talks with the leaders of Russia and Iran have critical importance for bringing peace to Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking after Wednesday's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and...
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