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Yemen's warring sides fail to extend UN-backed truce

Oct. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide cease-fire, the U.N. said Sunday, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country's bloody civil war began. In a statement, the U.N.’s envoy to Yemen called on all sides...

Pope warns of nuclear war risk; appeals to Putin on Ukraine

Oct. 02, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to “stop this spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine and denouncing the “absurd” risk of the “uncontrollable” consequences of nuclear attack as tensions sharply...

UN envoy says risk of return to war in Yemen 'real'

Sep. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned that the risk of a return to fighting “is real,” urging warring parties to accept a longer extension of the current ceasefire due to expire next month. Hans Grundberg's stark warning late Tuesday came after he met in Saudi...

Zelenskyy vows Ukraine will win as Russia redoubles effort

Sep. 21, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president implored the world Wednesday to punish Russia for its invasion, even as the leader vowed his forces would win back every inch of territory despite Moscow’s decision to redouble its war effort. In a much-anticipated video address to the...

Live updates: UN General Assembly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting (all times EDT): 8:25 p.m. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has told the U.N. General Assembly that wealthy countries should help — or at least not block...

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls for negotiations to end Ukraine war

Sep. 20, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday repeated his willingness to foster negotiations to resolve the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, calling for a ceasefire but renouncing sanctions and economic isolation. “We have tried to avoid blocking the...

Blinken hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs in bid to boost peace

Sep. 19, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday in a bid to ease tensions and maintain a fragile ceasefire between the ex-Soviet countries and rivals following the largest outbreak of hostilities in more than two years. ...

Pelosi, other US lawmakers visit Armenia as cease-fire holds

Sep. 17, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation headed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrived Saturday in Armenia, where a cease-fire has held for three days after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides. ...

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan hold talks to end border fighting

Sep. 17, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The security chiefs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan sat down for talks Saturday to stop fighting on the border between the two countries that so far has killed at least 24 people and wounded over 100. The Kyrgyz border service announced the new round of talks as the two...

24 killed, scores wounded in clashes on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

Sep. 16, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan traded blame for fighting on the border Friday that killed at least 24 people, wounded dozens and prompted a mass evacuation. Kyrgyzstan's Health Ministry said early Saturday that 24 bodies had been delivered to hospitals in the Batken...