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Syria: Everyone else's battleground, in both war and peace

Sep. 25, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As world leaders talk peace at the U.N. this week, the people of Idlib cling to fragile hope that diplomacy will avert a blowout battle over Syria's last rebel stronghold. Yet diplomacy hasn't served Syria well so far. Those same world powers trying to negotiate a peaceful outcome in...

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel. Abbas' denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. National...

The Latest: S. Korean diva sings at North Korean volcano

Sep. 20, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 8 p.m. A South Korean pop singer has belted out a beloved Korean folk song in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in...

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

Sep. 20, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his...

The Latest: Trump welcomes 'tremendous progress' with NKorea

Sep. 19, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 11 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says "we're making tremendous progress" with North Korea, after an inter-Korean summit offered some apparent...

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

Sep. 19, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty...

UN envoy: Warring parties in South Sudan must silence guns

Sep. 18, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for South Sudan says the first step by the country's warring parties to demonstrate their backing for what they say is their final peace agreement is to silence their guns immediately and everywhere — which hasn't happened. Nicholas Haysom told the U.N. Security...

Leaders take big gambles in visiting 'enemy' territory

Sep. 18, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

It's a rare and highly symbolic occurrence that history marks with reverence: A leader of a nation, once at hot or cold war with the other, ventures into enemy territory. Every effort is made to lay on a glittering welcome — and the hosts' intelligence services might also enjoy a tangible boon. The...

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

Sep. 18, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for his third and possibly most challenging summit yet with leader Kim Jong Un in which he hopes to break an impasse in talks with the United States over the North's denuclearization and breathe energy into...

AP looks at the Koreas' push for formal end to Korean War

Sep. 18, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — At the heart of the nuclear impasse with North Korea is a seemingly straightforward demand by both North and South for a formal end to the Korean War. It appears reasonable, on its face. While there's been occasional, sometimes serious violence since the war ended in 1953,...