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US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

Jun. 26, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed on Wednesday in Afghanistan, but did not offer any details surrounding the circumstances of their deaths. The killings occurred a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a quick visit to the Afghan capital of...

US pushes Palestinian economic plan amid doubts, hostility

Jun. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it will drive a much-anticipated but unseen Mideast peace plan....

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

Jun. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders attended a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan on Saturday to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The conference is to be followed by meetings and working sessions over the next two days, all of which come in the run-up to Afghan...

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Jun. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights (AP) — The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement...

Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

Jun. 14, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. The report released Friday says almost two million people are near starvation nine...

Colombia ex-rebel, wanted in US, sworn in as congressman

Jun. 11, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on drug charges was sworn into office as a congressman on Tuesday in a case that has riled detractors of the still-fragile peace accord with leftist rebels that ended decades of conflict. Seuxis Hernandez took an oath pledging to...

Artist pays homage to murdered Colombia rights activists

Jun. 10, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The names of the dead are filling Colombia's storied Bolivar Plaza. One by one, renowned artist Doris Salcedo led volunteers Monday in creating a public art display in the nation's capital in homage to dozens of human rights leaders killed in the aftermath of Colombia's peace...

Yemeni officials say top diplomat resigned over UN deal

Jun. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the country's foreign minister has submitted his resignation to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi due to differences over a U.N.-brokered peace deal. The officials said on Monday that Khaled al-Yamani's resignation came after other government figures blamed him for...

Correction: South Sudan-Oil Production story

Jun. 1, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In a story May 29 about South Sudan's oil production, The Associated Press reported erroneously that production in Unity state has increased to 175,000 barrels a day. That amount is for the entire country. A corrected version of the story is below: South Sudan struggles to increase...

Norwegian diplomat pushes Venezuela talks against the odds

May. 31, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — If there's a negotiated settlement to Venezuela*s protracted crisis, it will likely be reached with the help of a self-effacing, tight-lipped Scandinavian diplomat with a fondness for distance running. Dag Nylander is leading the exploratory talks between representatives of Nicolas...