GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya said Wednesday the two warring factions have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” noting that the thorny work...
Libya’s UN-backed government announces cease-fire, urges demilitarizing contested city of Sirte, calls for elections
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s UN-backed government announces cease-fire, urges demilitarizing contested city of Sirte, calls for elections.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is praising U.N. Security Council efforts for worldwide cease-fires to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban and Afghanistan's president announced late Saturday a three-day cease-fire ahead of a major Islamic holiday that begins Sunday to mark the end of the Islamic fasting...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Islamic Jihad in Gaza announces unilateral cease-fire to end 2 days of fighting with Israel.
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria on Thursday said they will abide by a cease-fire agreement announced in Turkey by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. But his...
The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement
BEIRUT (AP) — The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria tells Kurdish TV they will abide by a cease-fire agreement .
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.