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UN Security Council visits Colombia as peace worries mount

Jul. 12, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Maria del Pilar Hurtado's son screamed in anguish at the sight of his mother's dead body on a dirt road in the poor community in northern Colombia the family called home. He kicked his feet on the ground and grasped his face in his hands. Passersby stopped and watched the boy's...

Envoy to Afghanistan says US not 'cutting and running'

Jul. 12, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid talk of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy talking to the Taliban said Thursday that America is not "cutting and running" from its longest war and that women will continue to have seats in peace talks to end nearly 18 years of fighting. Zalmay Khalilzad...

Red Cross says peace elusive as UN council heads to Colombia

Jul. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that conflicts in Colombia are ongoing and the humanitarian situation has worsened as the U.N. Security Council heads to the South American nation to assess progress toward peace. Robert Mardini, the ICRC's U.N. observer, told...

Colombia court orders ex-rebel leader wanted in US detained

Jul. 9, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's Supreme Court issued an arrest order for a blind ex-rebel leader wanted in the U.S. on charges of conspiring to traffic cocaine after he failed to appear Tuesday for questioning in a case that has touched a nerve in Colombia. Seuxis Hernandez went missing in late June...

US envoy hails latest talks with Taliban as the best ever

Jul. 6, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that for the first time he can report "substantive" progress on all four issues key to a peace agreement in the country's 17-year war, calling the latest round of talks with the Taliban the "most productive" so far. Zalmay...

UN chief: Colombia must respect commitments to rebels

Jul. 2, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he regrets the "polarization and division" in Colombia over elements of the 2016 peace deal and is calling on the government to ensure that any changes to the accord respect commitments made to rebels who laid down their arms. The U.N. chief...

Ex-Colombian rebel leader goes missing, raises concerns

Jul. 1, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.N. authorities said Monday that an ex-rebel leader in Colombia recently freed from prison and sworn into Congress has gone missing, raising concerns for his safety. United Nations workers assisting in Colombia's peace process said Seuxis Hernandez abandoned his security detail...

UN votes to make tackling central Mali violence a priority

Jun. 28, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to beef up the mandate of the more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in Mali to help tackle escalating violence and re-establish government authority in the central part of the troubled West African nation. The council's...

UN envoy meets Yemen's vice president to discuss peace

Jun. 26, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen says he has met with officials from the internationally recognized government on the implementation of peace deals with the Houthi rebels. Martin Griffiths says Wednesday's meeting with Yemen Vice President Ali Mohsen in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh was...

US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan

Jun. 26, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military said two of its service members were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. The deaths occurred a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the Afghan capital of Kabul, where he said Washington was hopeful of a peace deal before Sept. 1. At a news...