Peace process

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after making a joint statement in Jerusalem, Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 22, 2017 - 4:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But his historic gesture— and his enthusiastic embrace of Israel's...
Read More
President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 22, 2017 - 9:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving directly from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump...
Read More
US President Donald Trump walks on his arrival accompanied by the Israeli President Rueben Rivlin, right, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Monday, May 22,2017. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 22, 2017 - 8:22 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump opened his first visit to Israel Monday, saying he sees growing recognition among Muslim nations that they share a "common cause" with Israel in their determination to counter the threats posed by Iran. Arriving directly from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trump...
Read More
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, talks to Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as they meet French soldiers of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, Northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a visit to French-led military forces combating jihadist groups in West Africa. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 7:10 am
GAO, Mali (AP) — On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a visit to French-led military forces combating jihadist groups in West Africa. Macron was greeted Friday by Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar...
Read More
May 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador, waded into a diplomatic minefield on Wednesday by asserting that the Western Wall is part of Israel, a deviation from U.S. policy. The longstanding U.S. stance is that the site is in Jerusalem, full stop. That distinction —...
Read More
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 4:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A Syrian monitoring group says twin explosions have gone off in a makeshift camp near Syria's the border with Jordan, killing at least 10 people and wounding seven, including rebel fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...
Read More
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 8:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Syrian activists say airstrikes on a town held by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border have killed at least 20 civilians. It isn't clear who is behind the raid on Boukamal but various activist groups blame the U.S.-led...
Read More
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 7:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria says a government delegation attending peace talks in Geneva is "here to work," sidestepping comments by President Bashar Assad that the U.N.-mediated peace talks are just for show. Staffan de Mistura spoke to...
Read More
FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2015 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, accompanied by army chief of staff Paul Malong, right, waves during an independence day ceremony in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's army chief of staff Paul Malong, who had been proposed for U.N. sanctions and accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)
May 09, 2017 - 3:06 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's army chief of staff, who had been accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead and proposed for United Nations sanctions, has been removed from his post, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday. Paul Malong's removal comes after...
Read More
President Donald Trump welcomes Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 03, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting Wednesday with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (all times EDT): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says the White House is starting a process between the Israelis and Palestinians that "hopefully will lead to peace." Trump — who met...
Read More

Pages