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Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

Dec. 18, 2018 3:18 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis. But the truce in the Red Sea city remains fragile, and it's unclear if...

US hints at Trump Mideast peace plan: lots to like, some not

Dec. 18, 2018 2:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a hint, but no details, of the Trump administration's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday, saying it's long, takes advantage of new technology, and has a lot both sides will like and things they won't like. Haley said Israelis and...

Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest

Dec. 18, 2018 1:31 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers and police used "unjustified and disproportionate" force to kill 6 people during election protests in August, according to an official report released Tuesday. The report was widely seen as a test of whether the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa would...

Major powers report progress on new Syria constitution body

Dec. 18, 2018 12:26 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed Tuesday to facilitate convening the first session of a committee to draft a new Syrian constitution early next year, saying they hoped it will lead to the launch of a "viable and lasting" peace process. In a joint statement read out by...

Zimbabwe presidential inquiry says army, police responsible for killing 6 protesters in post-election violence

Dec. 18, 2018 11:34 AM EST
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe presidential inquiry says army, police responsible for killing 6 protesters in post-election violence.

Cameroon military says it killed 7 suspected separatists

Dec. 18, 2018 10:47 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's military says it has killed seven suspected English-speaking separatist rebels in Bamenda in the North West region. Four soldiers were rushed to the local hospital, said a health worker, but the military has not reported any dead. The region's army commander, Gen. Agha...

Spanish court gears up for high-stakes trial of separatists

Dec. 18, 2018 10:37 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A preliminary hearing in a rebellion case against Catalan separatists Tuesday displayed some of the dynamics between defense and prosecutors expected during a trial that is likely to dominate Spanish politics. Altogether, 18 former politicians and activists from the Catalonia region are...

Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

Dec. 18, 2018 10:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected the U.S. claim that Russia developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it already has similar missiles on its ships and aircraft. Washington warned this...

Dutch Supreme Court upholds weapon smuggling conviction

Dec. 18, 2018 9:24 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the war crimes conviction of a timber dealer who was found guilty last year of selling arms to former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and of complicity in war crimes committed by Taylor's forces in Liberia and Guinea from 2000 to 2003. Guus...

British Airways to resume flights to Pakistan in June

Dec. 18, 2018 7:24 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — British Airways announced Tuesday it will resume flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending them in the wake of the suicide truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens. In a statement, Robert Williams, the BA head of sales for Asia-Pacific and the Middle...