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  • Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran

    Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran
    BEIRUT -- A furor has erupted about the United Nations’ decision to invite Iran -- a staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- to a long-anticipated Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin Wednesday in Switzerland. The main U.S.-backed...
  • Syria peace talks open with bitter rhetoric

    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....
  • South Sudan ramps up rhetoric against U.N. as hopes for peace fade

    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. The...
  • Syria peace talks hit obstacles before they begin

    Syria peace talks hit obstacles before they begin
    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...
  • Kerry seeks to reassure Israelis amid criticism of peace process

    JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry began a trip to Israel Tuesday evening with a visit to Tel Aviv, where he offered reassurances about renewed peace talks ahead of separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Peace "is...
  • Kerry leaves for Geneva; Netanyahu talks tough on Iran

    Kerry leaves for Geneva; Netanyahu talks tough on Iran
    JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's latest Mideast visit appeared to end in discord for Israel on the twin issues on the agenda, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Iran's nuclear program. As Kerry left Israel for Geneva to help in...
  • New Israeli settlement plans add to diplomatic tension

    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...
  • Kerry opens Middle East trip discussing peace, Iran with Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched his latest round of meetings in the Middle East on Thursday aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and discussing negotiations about Iran's controversial nuclear program. Speaking...
  • In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on

    In remote Afghan areas, cease-fires catching on
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Formal peace talks between Taliban insurgents and the central government may be at a dead end, but provisional peace negotiations are underway in the rugged and often unforgiving Afghan countryside. In some remote districts,...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
  • Palestinians' Hamas and Fatah factions say they have a unity deal

     Palestinians' Hamas and Fatah factions say they have a unity deal
    GAZA CITY — Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday announced a reconciliation deal to end their seven-year schism, in a further blow to U.S.-led efforts to broker a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. Leaders of...