Latest Peace process News

Ukraine's president calls for calm at nationalists' march

Oct. 13, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president is urging participants in a nationalist march Monday to avoid violence, amid growing anger at his peace plan for the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine. Kyiv is deploying thousands of police to watch over the march, expected to include nationalist and far-right...

Kremlin relishes US pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine

Oct. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — From Syria to Ukraine, new fault lines and tensions are offering the Kremlin fresh opportunities to expand its clout and advance its interests. The U.S. military withdrawal from northern Syria before a Turkish offensive leaves Russia as the ultimate power broker, allowing it to help negotiate...

Mozambique braces for 'ill-tempered and nasty' election

Oct. 13, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's elections on Tuesday are almost certain to be won by the ruling Frelimo party and President Filipe Nyusi but it is unclear if the results will bring badly needed stability and economic growth. The southern African nation of nearly 30 million people has a strategic...

A look at the Ethiopia-Eritrea war whose end brought a Nobel

Oct. 11, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a war that killed some 80,000 people and sputtered to life again and again over two decades, pulling in soldiers including a young Ethiopian who fought in a contested town at the center of the conflict. On Friday, Abiy Ahmed, now Ethiopia's prime minister, received the Nobel...

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. Now the task for...

Putin says he doubts Ukraine can deliver on peace process

Oct. 11, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented Friday the inability of his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to ensure a pullback of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine as the first step toward peace settlement. Putin's remarks on Friday came a week after Ukraine, along with Russia...

Taliban welcome Trump's call to bring US troops home

Oct. 11, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban spokesman is apparently carefully following President Donald Trump's comments even though the U.S. leader declared last month that the talks between an American peace envoy and the insurgents were "dead." Suhail Shaheen, the spokesman of the Taliban political office in...

UN envoy: Vast majority of Colombia rebels back peace deal

Oct. 10, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "The vast majority" of former fighters with Colombia's largest rebel group remain committed to the 2016 peace deal with the government despite a few ex-commanders taking up arms again, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday. Carlos Ruiz Massieu told the Security Council the...

Ukraine leader: Predecessor trying to derail peace process

Oct. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy accused his predecessor on Thursday of fomenting protests to derail a peace process for the country's separatist-held east and said talks with Russia were the only way to end the five-year war there. Zelenskiy told reporters that Petro...