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In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose

January 14, 2017

PARIS (AP) — It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government. more »»

IS launches new assault on besieged eastern city in Syria

January 14, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants launched their biggest assault in a year on government-held areas of the contested city of Deir el-Zour Saturday, attacking from several fronts and triggerin... more »»

CPJ asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist

January 14, 2017

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists asked Pakistan to investigate the fatal shooting of a local journalist in the country's southwest. more »»

In talks with Palestinians, Vatican cites sacred Jerusalem

January 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with... more »»

Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

January 14, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State group after months of slow progress. more »»

Iraqi makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

January 14, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State group after months of slow progress. more »»

Merkel backs multilateral approach as Trump presidency nears

January 14, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing as she awaits Donald Trump's inauguration that the world's problems need solving in cooperation, rather than by each country individually. more »»

Serbia sends train to Kosovo north despite Pristina protest

January 14, 2017

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday launched a railway service to Serb-dominated northern Kosovo despite protests from the government in Pristina which called it a provocation and an... more »»

Palestinian leader: Peace could suffer if US embassy moves

January 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned that peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. more »»

Palestinian leader meets with pope ahead of Paris summit

January 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads into a meeting Saturday with Pope Francis as he rallies international support ahead of this weekend's Paris peace summit. more »»

Australia, Japan boost defense ties amid instability in Asia

January 14, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — The leaders of Australia and Japan agreed on Saturday to boost cooperation between their militaries, as Japan tries to shore up security ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region amid... more »»

Iraqi forces push onto Mosul University grounds

January 14, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi commanders say that their forces have secured less than a quarter of Mosul University Saturday as they face stiff resistance from Islamic State fighters in the battle for... more »»

China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

January 14, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a far-ranging three-week training mission during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized and speculation... more »»

Kerry defends trade pact on last trip as top US diplomat

January 14, 2017

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry, making his last trip as the top U.S. more »»

Ivory Coast announces deal to end standoff with soldiers

January 14, 2017

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast announced a deal Friday night to end a standoff with soldiers who staged a mutiny last week, though the terms were not confirmed and it was unclear whether... more »»

Japanese leader arrives in Australia to talk security, trade

January 14, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Australia on Saturday for talks with the nation's leader on trade and regional security issues amid China's growing military might in Asia. more »»

Spokesman: Deal reached to end Ivory Coast crisis

January 14, 2017

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (AP) — A government spokesman in Ivory Coast says a deal has been reached with soldiers to end a crisis that began with a mutiny last week. more »»

Troops surround site as Ivory Coast negotiates mutiny deal

January 13, 2017

BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (AP) — Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second-largest city surrounded the residence where officials were negotiating a deal to end an army mutiny, as gunfire was also reported in th... more »»

US policy change on Cuban migrants leaves many stranded

January 13, 2017

PANAMA CITY (AP) — It took three months for Gabriel Marin and his wife, Yansiel, to make it from their home in eastern Cuba to this migrant shelter in Panama's capital. more »»

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down

January 13, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No deal was reached Friday in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down, and while mediation will continue, the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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