Peace process

November 14, 2020 - 8:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash this week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula included one who left behind a wife pregnant with their daughter. The soldiers were part of an international force that monitors the four-decade-old Israeli-...
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An Ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks past a construction site of new residential project in the east Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Shlomo Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Israel's West Bank settlements could provide a key test case for U.S.-Israel relations during the Biden presidency. Israel has an opportunity to push through a final frenzy of construction plans during the last two months of the settlement-friendly Trump administration. But doing so would risk antagonizing the incoming president, who has a long history of opposition to Israeli construction in the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 13, 2020 - 1:04 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden may never forget Ramat Shlomo. On a visit to Israel in 2010, Biden was caught off guard when authorities announced plans to build hundreds of new homes in the sprawling Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem. The incident embarrassed Biden and sparked a...
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Protesters wave an Armenian national flag during a protest against an agreement to halt fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, in Yerevan, Armenia, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Thousands of people flooded the streets of Yerevan once again on Wednesday, protesting an agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan to halt the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, which calls for deployment of nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers and territorial concessions. Protesters clashed with police, and scores have been detained. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
November 11, 2020 - 7:38 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the capital of Armenia on Wednesday to protest the country's agreement with Azerbaijan to halt weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. The deal calls for the deployment of nearly 2,000 Russian peacekeepers and territorial concessions...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2011 file photo, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, speaks during a press conference at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Erekat, a veteran peace negotiator and prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for more than three decades, has died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. He was 65. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
November 10, 2020 - 5:07 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Saeb Erekat, a veteran peace negotiator and prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for more than three decades, died on Tuesday, weeks after being infected by the coronavirus. He was 65. The American-educated Erekat was involved in nearly every round of peace...
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In this Aug. 5, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35 fighter jet pilot and crew prepare for a mission at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration has formally notified Congress that it plans to sell 50 advanced F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader arms deal worth more than $23 billion. (Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/U.S. Air Force via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration formally notified Congress on Tuesday that it plans to sell 50 stealth F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader arms deal worth $23 billion aimed at deterring potential threats from Iran despite concern in Israel. Secretary of...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier arrives for Brexit talks at the Conference Centre in London, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. With less than two months to go before the U.K. exits the EU's economic orbit, trade deal talks resume in London on Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 09, 2020 - 8:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union were meeting Monday to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is due to meet his British counterpart, David Frost, in London, after...
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Journalists photograph inside Kabul University after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The brazen attack by gunmen who stormed the university has left many dead and wounded in the Afghan capital. The assault sparked an hours-long gun battle. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 03, 2020 - 2:28 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning Tuesday to honor the 22 people killed in a horrific attack a day earlier on Kabul University, which was claimed by the Islamic State group. Most of those killed were students and another 22 people were injured, some of them...
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Afghan police patrol at the site of an attack at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. The brazen attack by gunmen who stormed the Kabul University has left many dead and wounded in the Afghan capital. The assault sparked a hours-long gunbattle. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
November 02, 2020 - 12:09 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Islamic State militants in Afghanistan stormed the Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian ambassador, sparking an hours-long gun battle and leaving at least 22 dead and 22 wounded at the war-torn country's largest school. Most of the...
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Men examine a bomb crater near the Holy Savior Cathedral after shelling by Azerbaijan's forces during a military conflict in Shushi, outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh continued on Thursday, as the latest cease-fire agreement brokered by the U.S. failed to halt the flare-up of a decades-old conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. (AP Photo)
October 29, 2020 - 2:38 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Azerbaijani army closed in Thursday on a key town in Nagorno-Karabakh following more than a month of intense fighting, while top diplomats from Azerbaijan and Armenia prepared for more talks to try to end their long conflict over the separatist territory. Nagorno-...
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This image released by the FBI shows the wanted poster of al-Qaida propagandist Husam Abd al-Rauf, also known by the nom de guerre Abu Muhsin al-Masri. Afghanistan claimed Sunday, Oct, 25, 2020, it killed the top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America's longest-running war amid continued bloodshed. Al-Qaida did not immediately acknowledge al-Rauf's reported death. The FBI, the U.S. military and NATO did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (FBI via AP)
October 25, 2020 - 10:34 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east, showing the militant group's continued presence there as U.S. forces work to withdraw from America's longest-running war amid continued...
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