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Colombia and ELN rebels to restart peace talks

Oct. 04, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Delegates of Colombia's government and the nation's largest remaining guerrilla group met on Tuesday and announced that they will restart peace talks that were suspended in 2018. After meeting in Venezuela's capital city, representatives of the Colombian...

Intl overseer changes voting rules in Bosnia

Oct. 02, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Shortly after polls closed in Bosnia’s general election on Sunday, the top international overseer of a 1995 peace agreement that ended the country’s inter-ethnic war in the 1990s announced that he was changing its electoral law. Christian...

Nigerian presidential hopefuls sign election peace accord

Sep. 29, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Presidential candidates in Nigeria signed an accord Thursday committing to a peaceful campaign for the 2023 election. Nearly all of the 18 candidates for president signed the pact at an event in Abuja, the nation’s capital, where authorities also rolled out...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 22, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: Mexico has proposed that India and the Vatican lead a U.N.-backed dialogue to seek a peace treaty between Russia and Ukraine, an effort that has not been well received by Kyiv. Mexico has condemned...

At UN, Biden, Truss seek to smooth over N Ireland divide

Sep. 21, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss declared themselves staunch allies Wednesday as they tried to patch up a divide over Brexit’s impact on peace in Northern Ireland. The leaders met at the United Nations two days after they attended...

Pelosi to visit Armenia as cease-fire with Azerbaijan holds

Sep. 16, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday she plans to make a weekend visit to Armenia, where a cease-fire held for a second day after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides. ...

Gunmen kill 3 soldiers in southern Philippine attack

Sep. 15, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen killed three soldiers in an ambush in the southern Philippines on Thursday in violence that coincided with the president's visit to the region to pledge support for a 2014 peace deal with Muslim rebels that has eased decades of fighting. There...

US scoffs as Bosnian Serb leader claims he can spy on US

Sep. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on Thursday described claims by the Bosnian Serb leader that his security services are eavesdropping on the American ambassador to Sarajevo as “blustering" and added that his separatist policies are “gambling” with the future...

US frees some aid for Egypt, claiming progress on abuses

Sep. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will again give Egypt much of a $300 million tranche of annual military aid that's conditioned on human rights improvements, saying the U.S. ally had made progress by releasing some 500 of its estimated 60,000 political prisoners. ...

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on cease-fire to end fighting

Sep. 14, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan negotiated a cease-fire to end a flare-up of fighting that has killed 155 soldiers from both sides, a senior Armenian official said early Thursday. Armen Grigoryan, the secretary of Armenia's Security Council, announced the truce in...