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Pakistan Taliban confirm ex-spokesman's death in Afghanistan

Jan. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the killing over the weekend in neighboring Afghanistan of the group's former spokesman and vowed to avenge the slaying. The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, which is also known as TTP, announced on Twitter...

Biden raises concerns to Ethiopian PM about Tigray conflict

Jan. 10, 2022 16:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed concerns on Monday in a phone call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about detentions and civilian killings in the conflict in the Tigray region, while commending Abiy for the recent release of several political prisoners. The...

Cambodia defends leader's trip to Myanmar as 'positive step'

Jan. 08, 2022 08:38 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's foreign minister on Saturday defended Prime Minister Hun Sen's trip to Myanmar, the first by a foreign leader since the military takeover last year plunged the country into turmoil, though there was little evidence the mission yielded any immediate...

Ethiopia grants amnesty to high-profile political detainees

Jan. 07, 2022 16:13 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government on Friday announced an amnesty for some of the country’s most high-profile political detainees, including opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and senior Tigray party officials, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke of reconciliation for Orthodox...

Egypt pushes for calm after flare-up in Gaza hostilities

Jan. 02, 2022 13:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egyptian officials Sunday pushed for Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip to rein in hostilities and adhere to a cease-fire in place since the war in May. The Egyptian efforts came a day after Hamas militants launched rockets into the Mediterranean...

Pakistani Taliban won't extend cease-fire with government

Dec. 09, 2021 14:25 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday they will not extend a cease-fire agreed to last month, accusing the government in Islamabad of not honoring the truce and failing to release 102 of their fighters. The militant group, also known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan,...

Israeli foreign minister in Cairo to strengthen ties

Dec. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Israel's foreign minister arrived in Cairo on Thursday on a diplomatic visit aimed at strengthening ties and shoring up a tenuous cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi,...

UN chief names American Stephanie Williams as Libya adviser

Dec. 06, 2021 20:42 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment Monday of American diplomat Stephanie Williams, who led talks that resulted in the October 2020 cease-fire deal in Libya, to support the holding of presidential elections in the oil-rich north African country...

US: 'Nascent' progress in Ethiopia talks could be outpaced

Nov. 23, 2021 13:52 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United States envoy said Tuesday he sees “nascent progress” in talks with Ethiopia’s warring sides toward a cease-fire, but he fears it will be outpaced by “alarming” military developments in the yearlong war in Africa's second-most populous country. ...

Kenyan, South African presidents urge cease-fire in Ethiopia

Nov. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa, at the start of the Kenyan leader's two-day state visit to South Africa. ...