| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:43 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:47 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a radio interview Monday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos backed away from a self-imposed deadline of November for completing a peace accord that is being negotiated in Havana with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia,...
| May 26, 2013
| 1:18 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In a milestone first step in efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, Colombia’s largest rebel group and the government said Sunday in Havana that they had reached an agreement on land reform, the first of...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:02 PM
JERUSALEM – As part of a U.S.-backed proposal to restart peace talks, Israel has agreed to release an unspecified number of Palestinian prisoners, but will not freeze settlement construction in the West Bank, a top Israeli official said Saturday....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Prospects for an end to four decades of civil strife in Colombia inched closer to reality Tuesday as President Juan Manuel Santos announced that his government has signed an agreement to start peace talks in Norway with the country’s largest rebel...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:03 AM
Global Focus: With 150,000 dead from decades of religious and ethnic fighting and no family in the southern Philippines free of fear they could be the next slain, Filipinos and their fractious leaders have run out of energy for rebellion. A road map to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One can only applaud the restarting of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank. Yet, given the other problems the United States currently faces in the Middle East — crises in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, to...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As President Barack Obama begins his second term, he faces a series of Middle East challenges far more daunting than when he began his presidency in 2009. These problems include:
•what to do about the Arab-Israeli conflict, with peace talks between...
| Jul 1, 2012
JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
| Jul 17, 2011
How do you deal with a genocidal dictator who says he wants to reform?
For more than a decade, Sudan has been the quintessential pariah state. Its armed forces carried out a campaign of genocide in Darfur, killing more than 300,000; its president, Omar...