Latest Peace process News

Israel gives legal status to 4K in gesture to Palestinians

Oct. 19, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would grant legal residency to 4,000 Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, a gesture to the Palestinian Authority that will allow people who have lived under severe restrictions for years to get official IDs. ...

Central African Republic leader: Cease-fire aims for peace

Oct. 18, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Central African Republic’s leader on Monday called his unilateral cease-fire announcement a new effort to restore peace to his crisis-wracked country. And he and strongly defended his decision to ask Russian instructors and Rwandan forces to help counter rebels...

US envoy for Afghanistan steps down after withdrawal

Oct. 18, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday. Zalmay Khalilzad will leave the post this week after more than three years on the job under both the...

UN envoy urges new action to integrate Colombian ex-fighters

Oct. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Colombia called Thursday for greater efforts to integrate former combatants who are struggling with access to land and housing and finding sustainable incomes and security. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the U.N. Security...

Retired diplomat Hill is Biden's choice for envoy to Serbia

Oct. 14, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said he intends to nominate longtime diplomat Christopher Hill to be ambassador to Serbia. Hill retired from the foreign service in 2010 after serving as ambassador to Iraq. During his career, he helped negotiate a peace...

Ukraine: Nationalists protest peace deal on separatist areas

Oct. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 5,000 Ukrainian nationalists marched across the capital Kyiv Thursday to demand the repudiation of peace agreements for eastern Ukraine that promised a broad autonomy to the separatist regions. Demonstrators also denounced Ukrainian President...

EXPLAINER: Why are UK and the EU still fighting over Brexit?

Oct. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “Get Brexit done” was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slogan when he ran for election two years ago. Since then, the U.K. has pulled out of the European Union after more than four decades of membership and several years of wrangling over divorce terms. ...

Divorced UK and EU head for new Brexit fight over N Ireland

Oct. 12, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It was late last Christmas Eve when the European Union and Britain finally clinched a Brexit trade deal after years of wrangling, threats and missed deadlines to seal their divorce. There was hope that now-separated Britain and the 27-nation bloc would...

Afghan soldier who killed 3 Australians released by Qatar

Oct. 11, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Afghan army deserter who murdered three Australian soldiers had been released from custody in Qatar and his whereabouts were not known, officials said on Monday. The soldier known as Hekmatullah fled after shooting dead the Australian...

Merkel: Israel can't 'lose sight' of deal with Palestinians

Oct. 11, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday implored Israel not to "lose sight” of the need to establish a Palestinian state, as she wrapped up a two-day farewell visit. Merkel's support for a two-state solution has been one of the key disagreements...