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Analysis: Pompeo skirts talk of peace plan on Israel trip

Mar. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays a visit to Israel this week but it's what he's not doing while there that may be the most notable aspect of the trip. Pompeo doesn't plan to talk publicly about the "deal of the century" that President Donald Trump said he would offer to settle the...

Pope still hopes to visit South Sudan to promote peace

Mar. 16, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the country "as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for the peace process." Francis met with President Salva Kiir in the Apostolic Palace on Saturday. Later, the...

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

Mar. 15, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China clashed Friday over Beijing's $1 trillion "belt and road" global infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution extending the mandate of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan for six months. Last year's...

Russia and US spar over South Sudan peace agreement

Mar. 15, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by a vote of 14-0 on Friday with Russia abstaining to protest the resolution's failure to welcome September's peace agreement. Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky's complaint was...

Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

Mar. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration was keeping his government in the dark about its negotiations with the Taliban. The meeting...

Pipe tomahawk given by Washington in 1792 loaned to tribe

Mar. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) — A long-missing peace pipe tomahawk President George Washington gave to a Seneca leader in the late 18th century has been returned to the tribe in western New York. Washington gave the combination tobacco-smoking pipe and weapon to Cornplanter as the United States negotiated a peace...

Afghan official blasts US talks with Taliban

Mar. 14, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan's national security adviser on Thursday blasted the U.S. talks with the Taliban, saying the Trump administration has alienated the Afghan government, legitimized the militant network and is crafting a deal that will never lead to peace. "If we are to make peace, it cannot be...

Yemen's warring sides divided over US Senate vote on war

Mar. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides were divided Thursday over a U.S. Senate vote to end America's support for the Saudi-led war in the impoverished country, with the Yemeni government condemning it and the Iran-backed rebels welcoming the development. Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani denounced...

British ex-soldier to be charged in Bloody Sunday killings

Mar. 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former British soldier will be charged in the slayings of two civil rights protesters 47 years ago on Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. The ex-paratrooper, identified as "Soldier F," will face prosecution for the killings of James...

NATO chief says Afghan mission future depends on peace talks

Mar. 14, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The future of NATO's 15-year-long military operation in Afghanistan will depend on the outcome of peace talks involving Taliban insurgents, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, after a U.S. envoy reported important progress from the latest round of negotiations. The...