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The Latest: Colombia leader urges China to back Maduro foes

Feb. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The president of Colombia says China's role in Latin America would be stronger if the Asian country recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president instead of...

Israel refuses to let UN council visit Palestinian areas

Feb. 13, 2019 7:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel has refused to allow the U.N. Security Council to visit the territory that the Palestinians claim for a future independent state, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday. Last week, the council authorized Its current president, Equitorial Guinea's U.N. Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba, to...

Diplomats: US objects to UN move on Israeli action in Hebron

Feb. 7, 2019 3:53 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait and Indonesia urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to call for protection of Palestinians following Israel's decision to suspend an international observer mission in Hebron, where hundreds of hard-line Jewish settlers live alongside more than 200,000 Palestinians, but...

Envoy says no UN membership for Palestinians now

Jan. 28, 2019 6:45 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian ambassador at the United Nations said Monday that the day will come when "obstacles" in the Security Council to full U.N. membership for Palestine will be removed "but that day is not today." The main hurdle is the United States, a veto-wielding Security Council member...

UN envoy: No access for UN peacekeepers to Lebanon tunnels

Jan. 22, 2019 6:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' envoy to the Mideast said Tuesday that peacekeepers in Lebanon have not been given access to tunnels stretching into Israel, which U.N. officials say violate a case-fire resolution that ended a devastating war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006. Nikolay Mladenov...

UN chief backs 2-state solution in talks with Palestinians

Jan. 14, 2019 5:15 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed again that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only path to peace. Guterres' strong backing for an independent Palestinian state came...