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Militant attacks hurt Pakistan relations with Afghan Taliban

May. 19, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faced with rising violence, Pakistan is taking a tougher line to pressure Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to crack down on militants hiding on their soil, but so far the Taliban remain reluctant to take action — trying instead to broker a peace. Last month came a...

Pakistan Taliban extend truce for more talks with government

May. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday said they are extending a cease-fire with the government until May 30, after the two sides held an initial round of talks hosted by the Afghan Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan. The spokesman for the militant group, Mohammad...

UN envoy: Talks on now to extend Yemen's 2-month cease-fire

May. 17, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With just two weeks left in a two-month cease-fire in Yemen, the U.N. envoy to the war-torn country said Tuesday that talks with the government and Houthi rebels are going on right now and he hopes the truce will be extended. But Hans Grundberg was wary of...

1st commercial flight in years takes off from Yemen's Sanaa

May. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first commercial flight in six years took off from Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Monday, officials said, part of a fragile truce in the county’s grinding civil war. The flight by national carrier Yemenia — also known as Yemen Airways — was bound for...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war

May. 13, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.” “This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their...

Italian leader urges Ukraine ceasefire in visit with Biden

May. 10, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Italian Premier Mario Draghi met in the Oval Office on Tuesday for a visit intended to showcase allied unity against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but it also provided a window into divergent approaches to the conflict. Draghi said...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 09, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

One of the Ukrainian fighters holding out in the Mariupol steelworks said Monday they were still defending the city. Valeri Paditel, who heads the border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters were “doing everything to make those who defend the city in the future proud.”...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

May. 08, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting. A U.N. spokesman said Sunday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

UN council backs UN chief's peace effort in its first action

May. 06, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted its first statement on Ukraine since Russia’s military action began on Feb. 24, expressing “strong support” for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ efforts to find a peaceful solution to the 10-week “dispute."...

Saudi coalition transfers Yemeni prisoners as part of truce

May. 06, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three planes carrying 117 Yemeni prisoners held by the Saudi-led coalition landed Friday in the southern port city of Aden as a truce between the country's warring parties entered its second month, the Red Cross said. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen...