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Palestinian president swears in new government

Apr. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A new government for the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority was sworn in Saturday, led by a veteran peace negotiator and harsh critic of Gaza's Hamas rulers. President Mahmoud Abbas picked Mohammed Ishtayeh as prime minister, a move that deepens the internal Palestinian divide...

Sudan's upheaval brings fears for South Sudan's peace deal

Apr. 12, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The military overthrow of Sudan's longtime president quickly has raised concerns about whether the upheaval will destabilize neighboring South Sudan's fragile efforts at peace after five years of civil war. Amid the laughter and applause on the streets of South Sudan's capital,...

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders to encourage peace

Apr. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders Thursday, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to encourage them to strengthen the African country's faltering peace process. At the close a two-day retreat in the Vatican for the African leaders, the pope asked...

Libya speaker: No deals while armed groups 'kidnap' Tripoli

Apr. 10, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Libya's Parliament speaker in the east said Wednesday no peace deal can be reached right now between rival factions in his country because the capital, Tripoli, has been "kidnapped" by armed groups. Aguila Saleh, speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, told The...

South Sudan president, opposition leader to meet at Vatican

Apr. 10, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has invited South Sudan's president and opposition leader for a two-day spiritual retreat meant to foster peace and build confidence in a fragile peace deal after the country's five-year civil war. South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar was traveling Wednesday to the...

S Sudan president, opposition to meet at Vatican 'retreat'

Apr. 3, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — South Sudan's president and opposition leader are expected to travel to the Vatican next week for what the Holy See says is a "spiritual retreat" and opposition officials say is an effort to help implement the country's peace deal. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti confirmed the...

Bomb injures at least 18 people in southern Philippine town

Apr. 3, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A bomb injured at least 18 people Wednesday in a southern Philippine town in an attack believed to be either an extortion attempt or retaliation by Muslim militants targeted in recent military offensives, officials said. Regional army commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said...

2 IS-linked Philippine militants arrested far from south

Apr. 1, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Muslim militants have been arrested with guns, explosives and Islamic State group-style black flags in a northern Philippine province far from the traditional territory of Muslim militants in the volatile south, police said Monday. But national police chief Gen. Oscar...

Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen militants

Mar. 30, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mali's prime minister urged the Security Council on Friday to maintain its more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening Islamic militants and endangering the "fragile progress" toward peace. Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga...

US watchdog: Peace with Taliban won't resolve Afghan crises

Mar. 28, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan will remain dependent on international donors and foreign help even after a peace deal with the Taliban is reached, a U.S. watchdog said Thursday. The warning by Washington's Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, which monitors billions of...