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Relatives carry the dead body of a boy who was killed by a mortar shell attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Mortar shells slammed into different parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

IS attack hits Afghan capital as Pompeo joins peace talks

Nov. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan's capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace...

FILE - In this Friday Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a news conference following an EU Defence minister video conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell used Saturday Nov. 21, 2020's 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP, File)

EU urges reforms in Bosnia on 25th anniversary of peace deal

Nov. 21, 2020 1:53 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief used the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. “We have to...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1995. file photo, a line of Bosnian government troops makes its way to the front-line near Mrkonjic Grad 120kms (80mls) north west of Sarajevo, Bosnia. While it brought an end to the fighting, the Dayton peace agreement baked in the ethnic divisions, establishing a complicated and fragmented state structure with two semi-autonomous entities, Serb-run Republika Srpska and a Federation shared by Bosniak and Croats, linked by weak joint institutions. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace deal

Nov. 20, 2020 4:55 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As their ethnic leaders gathered around a table outside Dayton, Ohio, to initial a U.S.-brokered peace deal a quarter-century ago, Edisa Sehic and Janko Samoukovic still were enemies in a war in Bosnia that killed over 100,000 people. But the two, one an ethnic Bosniak...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020 file photo, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien speaks with reporters at the White House, in Washington. President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a

Trump aide promises 'very professional transition' to Biden

Nov. 16, 2020 11:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser promised a “very professional transition” to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden in an interview broadcast Monday, even as Trump continues to falsely claim he won the November election. Speaking...

The head of Sudan's sovereign council, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, seated center-left, President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, seated center, and President of Chad Idriss Deby, seated center-right, attend a ceremony to sign a peace deal between Sudan's transitional authorities and a rebel alliance, in Juba, South Sudan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Sudan's transitional authorities and a rebel alliance on Saturday signed the peace deal initialed in August that aims to put an end to the country's decades-long civil wars, in a televised ceremony in Juba, South Sudan marking the agreement. (AP Photo/Maura Ajak)

Rebel leaders who inked deal with government return to Sudan

Nov. 15, 2020 11:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s rebel leaders returned to the capital, Khartoum on Sunday, signaling the first major steps toward implementing a peace agreement with the government that aims to end the country’s decades-long civil war. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan's ruling sovereign council,...

FILE - Chanel Miller attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Nov. 11, 2019. Miller is among the winners of a prestigious book award for her soul-bearing memoir, where she reclaims her identity after being known as an anonymous victim of a highly publicized sexual assault. The Dayton Literary Peace Price announced Wednesday that Miller’s “Know My Name” memoir as the winner of its nonfiction award. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Chanel Miller's memoir wins prestigious book award

Nov. 11, 2020 12:08 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Chanel Miller is among the winners of a prestigious book award for her soul-bearing memoir, where she reclaims her identity after being known as an anonymous victim of a highly publicized sexual assault. The Dayton Literary Peace Price announced Miller's “Know My Name”...

In this image made from UNTV video, Colombia President Iván Duque Márquez speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

Colombia president, ex-rebels meet to curb ongoing violence

Nov. 6, 2020 8:17 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque’s government and former guerrillas who signed an historic peace deal four years ago ending Latin America’s longest-running conflict are pledging to work together to stop violence against ex-combatants. The head of state – a...

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, left, Elizabeth Spehar, center, head of the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus and Nicos Anastasiades, the Greek Cypriot President of war-divided Cyprus, stand in front of Spehar's official residence before their talks inside the U.N.-controlled buffer zone separating the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north from the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Anastasiades and Tatar held their first informal face-to-face meeting hosted by Spehar following Tatar's election as Turkish Cypriot leader last month amid hopes of a possible resumption of dormant reunification talks. (Katia Christodoulou Pool via AP)

Rival leaders back UN bid to relaunch Cyprus peace talks

Nov. 3, 2020 4:50 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus have signaled their willingness to support a request from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to explore the possibility of reviving dormant reunification talks, the U.N. said Tuesday. The two leaders agreed to...

Norway's Larsen resigns as think tank CEO over Epstein link

Nov. 3, 2020 1:20 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former Norwegian diplomat and politician Terje Rød Larsen, an architect of the Oslo peace accords, has resigned as president and CEO of the International Peace Institute and apologized for his “failed judgment” in securing donations from foundations related to...

Israel's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, left, bumps elbows with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani after signing an agreement in Manama, Bahrain, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Israel and Bahrain signed an agreement establishing formal diplomatic relations, making the Gulf country the fourth Arab state to normalize ties with Israel. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli government approves Bahrain normalization deal

Oct. 25, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Cabinet approved the normalization deal with the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain on Sunday, a week after the two countries agreed to establish formal diplomatic ties. The deal next requires ratification by the Knesset, Israel’s 120-seat parliament. A date for that vote has...