| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:01 AM
MONTREUX, Switzerland -- The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:12 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Days after South Sudan's president accused the United Nations of acting like a "parallel government" in the world's newest country, another official said Wednesday that the country was "at war" with the U.N.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:03 AM
GENEVA -- Long-awaited negotiations between the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the U.S.-backed opposition got off to a rocky start Friday as face-to-face talks were put off and a U.N. mediator met with the opposing camps in separate...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:50 PM
GENEVA — Humanitarian aid for civilians trapped in Syria's civil war topped the agenda Saturday as representatives of President Bashar Assad's government and members of a U.S.-backed opposition bloc held their first face-to-face meetings.
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:05 PM
JERUSALEM — Emerging from a black limousine, the tall man in the bushy gray wig lectures a small crowd of Israelis on how their holy city of Jerusalem belongs to followers of all religions — "Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Klingons...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:42 PM
HOMS, Syria — They were stuck in their apartments for long stretches, hustling for whatever food was available. Sniper fire and shelling were constant. There was only occasional cellphone contact with the outside world. Running water and electricity...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:37 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian peace talks in Geneva were at an impasse Friday as Russian and U.S. diplomats exchanged barbs about the deadlock, while in Syria, government troops appeared set for a new offensive against a rebel stronghold.
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
GAZA CITY — Like many Palestinians, Marwan Hissi has closely followed reports of peace negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
An unemployed father of five living in a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
TEL AVIV -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out clashing visions of a two-state solution here Tuesday during an Israeli security conference.
In a taped interview broadcast at the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:27 AM
BEIRUT -- Describing a sixth day of Syrian peace talks as both “tense” and “promising,” the chief United Nations mediator said both sides observed a moment of silence Thursday in memory of the tens of thousands who have perished in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:48 AM
JERUSALEM -- New plans for Israeli settlements in the West Bank are adding fresh tension to the country's already stressed relations with the U.S. and the Palestinians.
The announcement Tuesday of long-term development plans that would add 20,000...