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US: 'Nascent' progress in Ethiopia talks could be outpaced

Nov. 23, 2021 13:52 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United States envoy said Tuesday he sees “nascent progress” in talks with Ethiopia’s warring sides toward a cease-fire, but he fears it will be outpaced by “alarming” military developments in the yearlong war in Africa's second-most populous country. ...

Kenyan, South African presidents urge cease-fire in Ethiopia

Nov. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa, at the start of the Kenyan leader's two-day state visit to South Africa. ...

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

Nov. 21, 2021 20:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant on Sunday opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not immediately clear whether Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's...

Government-allied forces leave Yemeni city, rebels re-enter

Nov. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government have withdrawn from the strategic port city of Hodeida, allowing the rebels to retake key positions there, Yemeni officials and the United Nations said. The development was a setback to...

McDowell town home to first memorial honoring Black WWI vets

Nov. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The roots of America’s Veterans Day observance can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when a cease-fire went into effect, ending hostilities in World War I. More than 4 million U.S. military personnel took...

Russia, West clash over Russian military presence in the CAR

Nov. 12, 2021 15:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic at a meeting Friday that saw Russia and the West clash over Russia’s military presence in the conflict-wracked nation. The vote on the...

Pakistan court questions PM over peace talks with militants

Nov. 10, 2021 10:05 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court in a surprise move on Wednesday questioned the prime minister over his peace talks with a prominent militant group behind a 2014 assault on an army-run school that killed nearly 150 people, mostly children. Prime Minister Imran...

Pakistan announces 1-month cease-fire with Pakistani Taliban

Nov. 08, 2021 14:40 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities Monday announced a month-long cease-fire with a key militant group behind numerous attacks on security forces and civilians over the last 14 years. Government spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said on Twitter that the Taliban government in...

UN Security Council calls for end to Ethiopia hostilities

Nov. 06, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called for an end to the intensifying and expanding conflict in Ethiopia on Friday, and for unhindered access for humanitarian aid to tackle the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade in the war-torn Tigray region. The...

Ethiopia compares Tigray forces to 'rat' as war marks 1 year

Nov. 04, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's government marked a year of war by lashing out Thursday in response to international alarm about hate speech, comparing the rival Tigray forces to “a rat that strays far from its hole” and saying the country is close to “burying the evil forces." ...