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Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the "maximum pressure" U.S. economic...

UN adopts Afghan resolution without China's 'Belt and Road'

Sep. 17, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a compromise resolution Tuesday extending the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan that drops a Chinese demand to include a reference to China's $1 trillion "belt and road" initiative but stresses the need for regional connectivity. China...

China and US clash over 'belt and road' in Afghan resolution

Sep. 16, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia clashed with the U.S. and other Security Council members Monday over China's insistence on including a reference to Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program in a resolution on the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan. The mission's...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

UN votes to ease arms embargo on Central African Republic

Sep. 12, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to ease the arms embargo on the Central African Republic's government following its signing of a peace agreement with 14 armed groups in February and progress in reforming its security sector. The French-drafted resolution...

Afghans fear Trump's Taliban move means more civilians die

Sep. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The sound of the blast ripped through Kabul, in an instant wrenching the Afghan capital's attention from a nationally televised interview in which a United States envoy revealed the first details of a deal to end America's longest war. Last week's Taliban car bomb targeted a...

UN envoy: It's 'imperative' to start Afghan-Taliban talks

Sep. 10, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan said Tuesday it is imperative for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to start quickly, and he urged the militant Islamist group to retract its threat to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. Tadamichi Yamamoto told the...

Colombia to tell UN that Venezuela harbors 'terrorists'

Sep. 9, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A reportedly leaked Venezuelan intelligence report indicates that President Nicolás Maduro's socialist government is harboring Colombian rebels inside Venezuela, allegations that dovetail with evidence Colombian officials say they will present this month to the United Nations....

UN chief: Islamic State remains resilient in Afghanistan

Sep. 9, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Islamic State extremist group remains resilient in Afghanistan despite "a high pace" of operations against it by government and international forces — and is urging all armed groups not to interfere in the upcoming presidential...

Diplomats: US blocks UN statement on Israel-Hezbollah fire

Sep. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has blocked the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement following the recent exchange of cross-border fire between the militant group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and Israeli forces in Israel, diplomats said Thursday. The initial draft of the French-proposed...