Diplomacy

In this May 28, 2012, file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain. A court in Bahrain sentenced Rajab to five years in prison over a series of tweets on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The image on the building behind him shows, clockwise from top, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
February 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. Nabeel Rajab's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, members of the New People's Army communist rebels with face painted to conceal their identities, march with their firearms before a news conference held at their guerrilla encampment tucked in the harsh wilderness of the Sierra Madre mountains southeast of Manila, Philippines. Justice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
February 21, 2018 - 7:02 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Justice officials asked a court Wednesday to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move that could further damage chances of a resumption of stalled peace talks. In a petition before a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, sits alongside Vice President Mike Pence, center, and second lady Karen Pence at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
February 21, 2018 - 4:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the...
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Jared Kushner takes a phone call before a Security Council meeting on the situation in Middle East, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 21, 2018 - 1:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Those who have been operating with interim access to top secret information since before...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, sits alongside Vice President Mike Pence, center, and second lady Karen Pence at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
February 20, 2018 - 11:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 20, 2018 - 9:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ruled out the United States as a broker for peace with Israel on Tuesday, calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with the key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for a two-state...
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Jared Kushner takes a phone call before a Security Council meeting on the situation in Middle East, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 20, 2018 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Those who have been operating with interim access to top secret information since before...
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In this photo released on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 which provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense run to help survivors from a street that attacked by airstrikes and shelling of the Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 4:36 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 11:30 p.m. A monitoring group says the death toll from government shelling and airstrikes outside Damascus has exceeded 100 people for the second straight day. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 106 people have been...
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Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, right, listen as American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 20, 2018 - 2:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local): 2:30 p.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is offering "the outstretched hand of the United States to the Palestinian people in the cause of peace" — but she says the Trump administration will not...
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February 20, 2018 - 2:41 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian troops have opened fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing an 8-year-old boy. The ministry says Pakistan summoned an Indian diplomat on Tuesday to lodge a protest over the killing. Islamabad says the boy was killed on Monday...
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