Cease fires

Libya's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, left, holds a joint press conference with Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte after their meeting at Chigi palace, in Rome, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 11, 2020 - 1:09 pm
ROME (AP) — Libya’s U.N.-backed prime minister on Saturday conditioned his government's participation in a proposed ceasefire to rival forces withdrawing from the outskirts of Tripoli, suggesting no immediate end to the country's civil war. Prime Minister Fayez Serraj defended his “bellicose...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, attend a ceremony in Istanbul for the inauguration of the TurkStream pipeline, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The dual natural gas line connecting the countries will open up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe, through new and existing lines. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 08, 2020 - 9:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey and Russia called for a cease-fire in war-torn Libya on Wednesday while European Union officials intensified their diplomatic efforts to cool tensions by holding talks with the north African country's prime minister. Following a meeting in Istanbul, the Turkish and Russian...
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December 30, 2019 - 6:33 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban targeted a pro-government militia compound in northern Afghanistan before dawn on Monday, killing 14 members of the Afghan security forces, a local official said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack came even as Taliban...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2019, file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. Goble, a U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week, was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 29, 2019 - 5:33 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn't say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been...
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Civilians ride in a truck as they flee Maaret al-Numan, Syria, ahead of a government offensive, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)
December 23, 2019 - 8:45 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed ahead Monday with a new military assault on the country's last rebel stronghold that began last week, an offensive that has set off a mass exodus of civilians fleeing to safer areas near the Turkish border. Under the cover of airstrikes and heavy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo a Matson container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Calif. On Friday, Dec. 20, the Commerce Department issues the third estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 20, 2019 - 7:47 am
AP Economics Writer (AP) — The U.S. economy, which only recently was flashing warning signs of a sharp slowdown, should finish the year in better shape, thanks to rate cuts from the Federal Reserve and a cease-fire in the U.S.-China trade war. The Commerce Department said Friday that the gross...
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FILE---Picture taken on July 2, 2019 shows people taking part in a demonstration under the alliance "No Al Quds march 2016! Together against all anti-Semitism!") at Kurfuerstendamm in Berlin, Germany. Banner left reads "ban Hezbollah". (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
December 19, 2019 - 6:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national ban on the activities of Hezbollah and for the Lebanese militant group to be put on the European Union's terrorist list. Mathias Middelberg, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in...
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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Karzai, whose final years in power were characterized by a cantankerous relationship with the United States, said on Tuesday that Washington used blackmail and corruption to manipulate his officials, undermine his government and foment violence among the country's many factions. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 10, 2019 - 7:06 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hamid Karzai responded to findings...
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December 08, 2019 - 8:16 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country's interests in this week's summit with Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine. Many Ukrainians are concerned that President Volodymyr...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad pauses while speaking about the prospects for peace, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Afghanistan’s former deputy minister says Khalilzad is in the Afghan capital “to discuss the latest in peace efforts.” Former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai tweeted pictures of his meeting with Khalilzad Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, saying ‘we spoke about the way forward.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 04, 2019 - 12:03 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to the negotiation table to plot a roadmap to a post-war Afghanistan. His next stop will...
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