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Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Jun. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights (AP) — The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement...

Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

Jun. 14, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. The report released Friday says almost two million people are near starvation nine...

Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major global powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's crisis. A European diplomat said Thursday that representatives of Russia, the...

Arab League: Israel-Palestinian peace must have 2 states

Jun. 13, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the Arab League is warning against any peace plan that ignores a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit also warns against any proposal that creates an alternative economic track that perpetuates Israel's occupation of...

Jordan says still undecided on Mideast peace conference

Jun. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says it has not decided whether to attend the Trump administration's Mideast peace conference, appearing to contradict White House claims. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told state-run TV channel al-Mamlaka on Thursday that Jordan "did not announce an official position" on this...

Suicide bomber kills 9 in eastern Afghanistan

Jun. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber walked up to an Afghan police vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, and detonated an explosive device that killed three police and six civilians on Thursday, said provincial health department official Shoaib Sahak. He said another 13...

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister...

Rocky start in Colombia's congress for ex-rebel wanted in US

Jun. 12, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former top Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges has gotten off to a rocky start as a newly sworn-in lawmaker. Seuxis Hernández arrived late to a House of Representatives committee meeting Wednesday at which lawmakers were discussing youth employment and...

US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks

Jun. 12, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis —...

Palestinians urge 'Arab masses' to oppose US peace workshop

Jun. 12, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by Arab countries to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, calling for the "Arab masses" to act against the gathering. The Fatah Revolutionary Council issued its statement Wednesday, a day after...