ISTANBUL (AP) — The Syrian army said Monday it will resume its offensive against the northwestern Idlib province, the last opposition-held stronghold, accusing insurgents there of violating a...
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in northern Syria (all times local):
Russia's military says militants fired three unguided rockets at its air base in Syria,...
The Latest: Russian official calls for Libya cease-fire
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Latest on developments in Libya, where armed groups are battling for control of the capital, Tripoli (all times local):
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding another 41, most of them believed to be Taliban fighters who had gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a police official said.
3 Syrian rebel groups agree to Damascus truce
BEIRUT (AP) — Three Syrian opposition factions have agreed to cease fire in southern Damascus under an agreement brokered by Egypt and Russia that was not signed by the Syrian government, officials said Thursday.
Jimmy Carter to Trump: ‘Keep the peace ... tell the truth’
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an "oligarchy than a democracy" and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage.
The Army shipped me to Korea in 1969, a year after North Korea captured the Pueblo, a U.S naval spy ship, and North Korean commandos staged an attack on the Blue House, South Korea's executive mansion.
I arrived in a country still on edge over these threats to the fragile peace created by a "temporary” cease fire reached in 1953.
Baltimore residents propose 3-day cease-fire
BALTIMORE (AP) — Last week, the number of homicides in Baltimore surpassed 200, making 2017 a record-setting year for violence on the city's streets.
As the body count rises, the police department has reassigned 150 officers to the city's most dangerous areas, but is still struggling to curb the bloodshed amid internal turmoil and mounting criticism. Mayor Catherine Pugh said she's developed a plan to stop the violence, but hasn't yet made it public.
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered his country's troops to cease firing on Russia-backed separatists on Saturday.
Fighting between government troops and the separatists has been raging in eastern Ukraine since 2014, killing more than 9,800 people.
A 2015 peace deal brokered by France and Germany has helped reduce the scale of fighting, but violence has continued while attempts to broker a political settlement have failed.
You could almost hear the tires squealing when state senators concluded their workday on Thursday and headed into a four-day legislative recess.
Westward ho they scattered all the way to Gering and Bayard and Venango for a long weekend that arrived not a moment too soon.
It's been a tough slog through day after day of warfare over minority filibuster protections; that clash has eaten up one-third of this session and taken a toll on trust and camaraderie.
Putin, Merkel call for cease-fire in eastern Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels to cease fire in eastern Ukraine.
Key points in the Syria statement issued in Astana
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Turkey and Iran, who sponsored the first face-to-face meeting between Syria's armed opposition and Syrian government in Kazakhstan this week, issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the talks Tuesday announcing their intention to establish a trilateral mechanism to ensure full compliance with a cease-fire for Syria in place since Dec. 30.
Govt troops, rebels claims cease-fire violations
MOSCOW (AP) — Both the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country said on Saturday a new cease-fire that was to come into effect midnight on Friday has been violated.
Separatist mouthpiece Donetsk News Agency on Saturday accused government troops of shelling rebel positions at least 140 times since the time both parties had agreed to cease fire.
Celebrations in Liberty, Dayton show respect for nation’s veterans
The time - 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918. It was the signing of the World War I Armistice that took place in a railway coach near the battlezone in France. Bugles sounding across the theatre of war trumpeted a cease fire and hostilities had ended. The end of the war marked one of the most significant moments in world history.
UN chief lack of safety holding up Syrian aid
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Humanitarian aid to Syrians is being held up by a lack of security arrangements despite a Russia-U.S. brokered cease fire deal, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.
Ban said he has been in touch with the Russian government urging them to exercise influence on the Syrian government to let the trucks in. He said he has also been in touch with the Americans to get Syrian armed groups to cooperate.
Ukrainian rebel leader announces unilateral cease-fire
MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight Wednesday, which could be a major step in solving the conflict that has raged for more than two years.