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New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

Dec. 6, 2019 5:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — For new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a summit meeting with Russia, France and Germany marks a decisive moment in his push to end more than five years of fighting with Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern part of his country. While the Kremlin may share that objective, there...

New Ukrainian leader heads to high-stakes meeting with Putin

Dec. 6, 2019 3:57 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — For new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a summit meeting with Russia, France and Germany marks a decisive moment in his push to end more than five years of fighting with Moscow-backed separatists in the eastern part of his country. While the Kremlin may share that objective, there...

Israeli PM, meeting Pompeo, calls for more pressure on Iran

Dec. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday praised the tough U.S. sanctions on Iran, saying the financial pressure has sparked protests against Tehran’s influence across the region and urging even stronger action. Speaking alongside U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before...

US’s Afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in Kabul

Dec. 4, 2019 1:08 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to the negotiation table to plot a roadmap to a post-war Afghanistan. His...

Survey: Afghans’ fear for personal safety has increased

Dec. 3, 2019 6:28 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans are increasingly fearful for their personal safety, but slightly more believe their war-weary country is moving in the right direction, compared to previous years, according to a new survey released Tuesday. The Asia Foundation poll found that 74.5% of respondents say they...

Group: 5 more years of Yemen war to cost $29 billion in aid

Dec. 2, 2019 3:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Another five years of fighting in Yemen would cost as much as $29 billion just to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid, an international relief group said Monday, a sum that amounts to more than the entire annual humanitarian budget globally. The war in Yemen has killed over 100,000...

Zelenskiy: Allies ‘can’t go blocking’ aid at time of war

Dec. 2, 2019 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview Monday that he didn't speak with President Donald Trump "from the position of a quid pro quo" last summer. Zelenskiy says, “That’s not my thing. … I don’t want us to look like beggars.” Trump...

Israeli held for illegally entering Jordan appears in court

Dec. 2, 2019 10:00 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An Israeli man detained in Jordan has appeared before a state security court where he was charged with illegally entering the country and possessing drugs. The 35-year-old Israeli pleaded guilty on Monday to entering Jordan illegally but denied the other charge. Konstantin Kotov said...

The Latest: Trump back in US after his visit to Afghanistan

Nov. 29, 2019 12:18 PM EST

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first visit to Afghanistan (all times local): 4:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is back in the United States after his Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan. Air Force One landed in Florida, where the president is spending the...

Trump thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

Nov. 29, 2019 10:20 AM EST

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m....