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EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia's leader is visiting Kyiv, Moscow

Jun. 29, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations, is visiting Ukraine and Russia for meetings with the leaders of the two warring nations after attending the Group of Seven summit in...

East African leaders send regional force to eastern Congo

Jun. 20, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa’s leaders have responded to the threat of war between Rwanda and Congo by instructing a new regional force to deploy in eastern Congo and ordering an immediate cease-fire. A statement after the leaders’ meeting in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi,...

Anti-gun activist's daughter picks up the torch

Jun. 18, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It was on Mother’s Day weekend this year that Baltimore native Ericka Johnson picked up her late mother’s torch of community activism. Johnson, who goes by Miss Ericka J, had organized a Mother’s Day “White Out” Cease Fire Peace Walk and helped award...

Biden to visit 'pariah' Saudi Arabia and Israel next month

Jun. 14, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with its leaders, a dramatic change in his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a Democratic candidate for the White House. With the visit at the...

Today in History: June 10, Six-Day War ends

Jun. 10, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 10, the 161st day of 2022. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 10, 1967, six days of war in the Mideast involving Israel, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq ended as Israel and...

UN: Yemen's warring sides resume talks on ending Taiz siege

Jun. 05, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties resumed talks Sunday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces, the United Nations said, after they agreed to renew a nationwide cease-fire. The U.N. mission to Yemen said delegations from the internationally recognized government and the...

UN says despite 2-month truce in Yemen, 19 civilians killed

Jun. 03, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — At least 19 civilians, including three children, have been killed in Yemen over the past two months, despite a nationwide cease-fire, a U.N. official said Friday. The truce was the first tangible ebb in fighting in the past six years of the conflict in the Arab...

Biden decides on Saudi visit as OPEC+ boosts oil production

Jun. 02, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to travel to Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks and is expected to meet with the kingdom’s crown prince, whom he once shunned for his brutality. It's a visit that is coming together as OPEC+ announced Thursday it will pump more oil amid...

Pakistani Taliban extend truce with government in Islamabad

Jun. 02, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday they have indefinitely extended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, following two days of talks with a delegation of Pakistani tribal elders that were hosted by the Afghan Taliban. According to Mohammad Khurasani, a...

UN says Yemen’s warring parties agree to renew truce

Jun. 02, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to renew a nationwide truce for another two months. The development offered a glimmer of hope for the country, plagued by eight years of civil war — though significant obstacles remain to lasting peace. ...