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Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace

Sep. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's newly appointed government and rebel leaders agreed Wednesday on a roadmap aimed at ending war in the country by year end, following the military's ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. The two sides signed an initial deal after three days of negotiations in Juba,...

Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now 'dead'

Sep. 10, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's longest war. Trump's remark to reporters at the White House suggested he...

The Latest: Trump says peace talks with Taliban are dead

Sep. 10, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan (all times local): 10 p.m. A potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, and President Donald Trump says that as far as he's concerned, Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are dead. A secret meeting had been...

Afghans brace for fresh violence after US-Taliban talks halt

Sep. 9, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence Monday after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off nearly a year of talks with the insurgent group just when a deal to end America's longest war seemed to be at hand. Trump's stunning weekend announcement that he had...

AP Explains: How Trump upended US-Taliban peace talks

Sep. 8, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has upended nearly a year of U.S.-Taliban negotiations on ending America's longest war. He has "called off" the talks and asserted that a planned secret meeting between him and Taliban leaders at Camp David, set for Sunday just days...

Pompeo: Taliban 'overreached' in attack that killed American

Sep. 8, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Taliban "overreached" with their car bomb attack in a diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing an American soldier — and that led President Donald Trump to pull back from planned Afghanistan peace talks at Camp David....

Taliban attacks test Trump as he seeks to end Afghan war

Sep. 5, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relentless, deadly attacks by the Taliban, including a car bombing Thursday that killed a U.S. service member, are testing President Donald Trump's resolve to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and end what he has called America's "endless" war. The death of the American — the fourth...

Pope to Mozambique after new accord: 'Courage brings peace'

Sep. 5, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis praised Mozambique's president and opposition leader Thursday for their courage in signing a landmark new peace accord, as he opened a visit to the southern African nation by calling for a future where reconciliation, hope and sustainable development become "weapons...

US holds talks with European allies on Afghan peace deal

Sep. 4, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday began briefing allied officials in Europe on an emerging peace deal with the Taliban, but he cautioned that no final deal has been sealed to end the longest war in American history. "Negotiations in some ways are still ongoing," he...

Pope makes strategic visit to Mozambique after peace deal

Sep. 4, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Pope Francis opened a three-nation pilgrimage to southern Africa on Wednesday with a strategic visit to Mozambique, just weeks after the country's ruling party and armed opposition signed a new peace deal and weeks before national elections. Thirty years after St. John Paul II...