Peace treaties

December 19, 2018 - 6:18 am
TORONTO (AP) — A regional group assessing South Sudan's peace agreement says members of the National Security Service forced several of its monitors to strip and face "inhuman" treatment. The report by the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, seen...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 9:50 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee and 32-year-old mother, who said she was raped for several days by a group of soldiers before she was allowed to leave, stands by a window at a women's center focusing on gender-based violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. The aid group Doctors Without Borders said Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, that one hundred and twenty-five women and girls were raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days between Nov. 19 and 29, 2018, in Bentiu, South Sudan, in attacks so shocking that some aid workers say they are left speechless. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 01, 2018 - 8:46 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the "dramatic increase" in sexual violence occurred over 10...
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November 30, 2018 - 9:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jordanian man on Friday attacked two Israeli port workers with a hammer, seriously wounding them in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, police and media reports said. The assailant was detained for questioning and police said they suspect the motive was terrorism. Friday had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a live fire training exercise, at the Afghan Military Academy, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new assessment of U.S.-led efforts to compel the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal in Afghanistan says there has been “little clear progress” in recent months. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
November 19, 2018 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs point toward continued stalemate. "Progress toward peace remains elusive...
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A Cypriot soldier removes the barbed-wire that blocked the road, at a newly-opened crossing point between ethnically split Cyprus' internationally recognized south and the breakaway, Turkish Cypriot north at the southeastern village of Dherynia on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. A few hundred Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots walked through a newly opened crossing point in the southeastern village of Dherynia in what peace activists are hailing as further breaking down barriers on ethnically divided Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
November 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An accord reunifying ethnically split Cyprus could unlock a deal to convey gas discovered in fields off Israel, Egypt and Cyprus to markets through neighboring Turkey's existing pipeline network, the leader of the island's breakaway Turkish Cypriots said Monday. Mustafa...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting of the European People's Party EPP in Brussels, Belgium, as European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. Leo Varadkar said Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by pulling Catholic and Protestant communities apart. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
November 03, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by creating tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday, even as hopes rose for a solution to the Irish border problem that has deadlocked negotiations. "Brexit has...
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Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, left, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
November 01, 2018 - 3:47 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine, pledging to uphold anti-Russian sanctions for Russian actions in Ukraine. Speaking after Thursday's talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Merkel said Germany would support extending the European Union' s...
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Military personnel held a photo of Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, who was killed by a guard, during his burial ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Afghanistan's election commission on Friday postponed elections in Kandahar for a week, following a brazen attack on a high-profile security meeting there with a U.S. delegation that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including the province's police chief. (AP Photo)
October 19, 2018 - 3:57 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The stakes in Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have never been higher, coming just two days after the Taliban assassinated two top provincial officials in an audacious attack on a security conference attended by the top U.S. military commander in the...
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Serbian member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency Mladen Ivanic casts his ballot at a polling station in Banja Luka, northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bosnians were voting Sunday in a general election that could install a pro-Russian nationalist to a top post and cement the ethnic divisions of a country that faced a brutal war 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
October 07, 2018 - 9:25 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Bosnia's general election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A nationalist Bosnian Croat candidate seeking re-election to Bosnia's three-member presidency says he hopes the country's election leads to equality for all ethnic groups. Dragan Covic urged...
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