Diplomacy

December 30, 2018 - 11:54 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday that it had filed a strong protest to Jordan over a picture of a Jordanian government minister stepping on an image of the Israeli flag. Israel's Foreign Ministry said its embassy in Amman delivered the protest. It said it took the incident extremely seriously...
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December 29, 2018 - 6:29 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels on Saturday handed over control of the main port in the Red Sea city of Hodeida to the country's navy and coast guard under U.N. supervision, security officials said, in a significant step in the implementation of a deal reached during peace talks in Sweden...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Israeli writer Amos Oz poses for a photo at his house in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media said Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 that renowned Israeli author Amos Oz has died at the age of 79. Oz, author of novels, prose and a widely acclaimed memoir, had suffered from cancer. Oz won numerous prizes, including the Israel Prize and Germany’s Goethe Award, and was a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:54 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country's most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, announced her father's death on Twitter...
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December 28, 2018 - 12:32 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's foreign minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, will be visiting Washington in early January, meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department and with national security adviser John Bolton at the White House. Italy's Foreign Ministry said Friday that topics for the...
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December 28, 2018 - 4:43 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain on Friday announced that "work is continuing at its embassy" in Syria, reflecting a new push by Gulf Arab states to improve relations with President Bashar Assad as the war winds down. A day earlier, the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in...
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Protesters set up a barricade in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni Thursday Dec. 27, 2018. Police in eastern Congo have fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse dozens of people protesting a presidential election delay that means more than 1 million votes will not count. The protesters in Beni say the delay announced by Congo's electoral commission makes no sense. The delay of Sunday's election until March for Beni and Butembo city is blamed on a deadly Ebola outbreak. The rest of the country will vote on time. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 27, 2018 - 1:22 pm
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's march toward Sunday's election took a nasty turn on Thursday as the government ordered the European Union ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours after the EU prolonged sanctions against the ruling party's presidential candidate. Elsewhere, police fired live...
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December 27, 2018 - 7:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria's capital on Thursday for the first time in seven years, a reflection of improved relations between President Bashar Assad and some of his Arab foes as the war winds down. On Thursday afternoon, UAE's charge d'affaires Abdul-Hakim...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with troops at a dining hall at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 26, 2018 - 8:10 pm
AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Iraq (all times local): 5 a.m. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, have greeted U.S. troops in Germany. It was the president's second visit to U.S. troops abroad in the last day. He stopped at Ramstein Air...
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South and North Korean government officials connect northern and southern railroad tracks during a groundbreaking ceremony at Panmun Station in Kaesong, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. (Korea Pool/Newsis via AP)
December 26, 2018 - 9:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the...
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Plainclothes security officers take away a supporter of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang near the Secondary Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The trial of Wang, who was charged with subversion of state power in 2016, was expected to begin at the court on Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
December 26, 2018 - 4:38 am
TIANJIN, China (AP) — The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes officers stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police. Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from...
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