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Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Jun. 24, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language...

Regional bloc says South Sudan's rebel leader not welcome

Jun. 24, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — East Africa's leaders say South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not welcome in their countries except to join peace talks on his country's five-year civil war. A communique after heads of state and government met in neighboring Ethiopia says Machar should be free to...

1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM

Jun. 23, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopia's reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africa's second most populous country. Nine police officials were arrested, state media reported. Witnesses...

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy's decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world's most sensitive regions. Though the trip is being...

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president's spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump's team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says...

Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution

Jun. 23, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican. Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during what he...

The Latest: Ex-Vatican diplomat convicted for child porn

Jun. 23, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the ex-Vatican diplomat child pornography case (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Vatican tribunal has convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the...

Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years

Jun. 23, 2018 7:45 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years.

Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

Jun. 23, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up Congo's political landscape...

Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest

Jun. 22, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 12 barrel...