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Central African Republic leader: Cease-fire aims for peace

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Central African Republic’s leader on Monday called his unilateral cease-fire announcement a new effort to restore peace to his crisis-wracked country. And he and strongly defended his decision to ask Russian instructors and Rwandan forces to help counter rebels...

Ukraine: Nationalists protest peace deal on separatist areas

Oct. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 Ukrainian nationalists marched across the capital Kyiv Thursday to demand the repudiation of peace agreements for eastern Ukraine that promised a broad autonomy to the separatist regions. Demonstrators also denounced Ukrainian President...

First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

Oct. 03, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt's national carrier Sunday made its first official direct flight to Israel since the two countries signed an historic 1979 peace treaty as an EgyptAir jet landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The airline's affiliate, AirSinai, has for...

Bahrain, Israel cement year-old accord, open new embassy

Sep. 30, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Bahrain cemented their year-old agreement to establish diplomatic ties on Thursday, with the king of the small Gulf Arab state hosting Israel's foreign minister who for the first time opened an embassy in the capital of Manama. Israeli...

N. Korea offers talks, likely trying to get sanctions relief

Sep. 24, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions. Kim Yo...

Blinken defense of Afghan policy clouded by al-Qaida warning

Sep. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday sought to parry bipartisan congressional criticism of the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal, as new intelligence estimates warned that al-Qaida could soon again use Afghan soil to plot attacks on the United States....

Bells to celebrate anniversary of Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Sep. 05, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Bells will be ringing Sunday to mark the 116th anniversary of the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. On Sept. 5, 1905, Portsmouth celebrated by ringing bells throughout the city. In 2010, the New...

Colombia court refuses to try general accused in 104 murders

Aug. 30, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A court refused Monday to allow a trial for a retired general accused of offering incentives that led soldiers to murder 104 civilians and pass them off as guerrilla fighters killed in combat during Colombia's long civil conflict. Mario Montoya...

U.S. senator calls two-state deal for divided Cyprus 'wrong'

Aug. 30, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that the “retrograde vision” of Turkey’s president to cement Cyprus’ ethnic divide by striving for a two-state deal “is wrong” for all Cypriots. Robert...

Israel to approve West Bank settlement, Palestinian building

Aug. 11, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new government is set to grant its first major approval of West Bank settlement construction, but will also include a rare authorization of construction for Palestinian areas as well in the upcoming announcement, according to an Israeli security official. ...