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Bosnia police arrest 7 people on suspicion of war crimes

Dec. 03, 2021 05:21 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police on Friday arrested seven people suspected of war crimes against civilians during the 1992-95 conflict in the Balkan country, the security authorities said. The group was apprehended in the areas of the eastern towns of...

Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

Dec. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top diplomat indicated that negotiations were likely to drag on into next year. ...

EXPLAINER: What are Colombia's ex-FARC splinter groups?

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Biden administration revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, five years after the rebel group signed a peace deal with the government. However, it imposed the same designation on two splinter groups that are still...

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.” Tor Wennesland told the U.N....

US lifts terror designation for Colombia's ex-guerrilla army

Nov. 30, 2021 10:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration formally revoked the terrorist designation of Colombia's former FARC guerrilla army on Tuesday, but newly imposed the designation on commanders and offshoots of the group who have refused to lay down their arms. Lifting of the...

Putin: Talks with Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders 'constructive'

Nov. 26, 2021 13:07 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said the talks he hosted in southern Russia Friday with the leaders of regional rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan were “constructive” and produced a series of agreements on key issues. The meeting with Armenian Prime...

Rights group: Israel puts Jerusalem settlement plan on hold

Nov. 25, 2021 15:02 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities appear to have put plans to build a large Jewish settlement at an abandoned airport in east Jerusalem on hold, at least for now, a rights group said Thursday. Plans for the Atarot settlement called for building 9,000 housing units...

Israel plans large settlement at shuttered Jerusalem airport

Nov. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is moving ahead with plans to build a massive Jewish settlement on the site of a long-abandoned airport that the Palestinians had hoped would one day service their future capital in east Jerusalem. It’s one of several settlement projects that...

AP source: US delisting Colombia rebels as terror group

Nov. 23, 2021 20:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration notified Congress on Tuesday it is ending Colombia's largest guerrilla group's designation as a terrorist organization, according to a congressional aide granted anonymity to discuss the situation. State Department spokesman...

Armenian PM: Hotline with Azerbaijan set up after clashes

Nov. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia has reached an agreement with Azerbaijan to establish a hotline between their defense chiefs after last week's deadly clashes on their border, the Armenian prime minister said Tuesday. Nikol Pashinyan said during an online news conference...