- Kerry back to Mideast to push peace talks Updated: Dec-12-13 11:55 am
- ICC prosecutor criticizes UN over Sudan inaction Updated: Dec-11-13 6:54 pm
- AP INTERVIEW: Israel PM an enigma, opposition says Updated: Dec-11-13 2:44 pm
- Congress raises questions about secret Iran talks Updated: Dec-11-13 2:21 pm
- Israel slams Dutch company for cutting water ties Updated: Dec-11-13 12:11 pm
- US charity buys up Hopi masks to return to tribe Updated: Dec-11-13 11:49 am
- Cyprus president: peace talks restart in jeopardy Updated: Dec-11-13 10:08 am
- Behind eulogies, US deeply conflicted on Mandela Updated: Dec-11-13 6:48 am
- Myanmar's surreal capital now less of a ghost town Updated: Dec-11-13 3:49 am
- 3 world leaders pose for selfie at Mandela service Updated: Dec-10-13 5:48 pm
- Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro Updated: Dec-10-13 5:45 pm
- UN eyes Montreux for Syria peace conference Updated: Dec-10-13 11:21 am
- US calls for release of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo Updated: Dec-10-13 4:46 am
- US skeptical NKorea moves will ease nuke tensions Updated: Dec-10-13 3:19 am
- Abbas aide lambasts US push for framework deal Updated: Dec-09-13 4:40 pm
- Syrian opposition gets lessons in negotiating Updated: Dec-09-13 8:55 am
- Philippine gov't, rebels sign power-sharing accord Updated: Dec-09-13 8:08 am
- Palestinians remember Mandela as an inspiration Updated: Dec-08-13 12:30 pm
- Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50-50 or worse Updated: Dec-07-13 4:57 pm
- Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf Updated: Dec-07-13 3:28 am
- Jordan wins Security Council seat, replaces Saudis Updated: Dec-06-13 6:59 pm
- At halfway mark, Kerry's Mideast effort stumbles Updated: Dec-06-13 10:44 am
- First planned Palestinian city a symbol of pride Updated: Dec-06-13 2:31 am
- US: Russian diplomats charged; Russia objects Updated: Dec-05-13 7:38 pm
- Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns Updated: Dec-05-13 6:08 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East on Thursday on his ninth trip of the year.
UNITED NATIONS - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court accused the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday of prolonging the conflict in Darfur by its failure to take action to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and others accused of war crimes.
JERUSALEM - Israel's new opposition chief said Wednesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's views on a peace deal with the Palestinians remain an enigma, and that he's not sure the Israeli prime minister has the "mental willingness" to do what is needed.
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark.
JERUSALEM - A Dutch water company's decision to cut ties with Israel's national water carrier over its operations in the West Bank sparked anger in Israel on Wednesday, in the latest instance of growing international impatience with Israel's settlement enterprise.
PARIS - A U.S. charitable foundation said Wednesday that it was the anonymous bidder that paid $530,000 for 24 Native American masks in a contested Paris auction two days ago, and will return them to the Hopi and the San Carlos Apache tribes.
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The Greek Cypriot president of ethnically-divided Cyprus says efforts to resume reunification talks with breakaway Turkish Cypriots are close to collapsing.
WASHINGTON - The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Watched around the clock, bathed twice a day and otherwise pampered, five white elephants are munching on choice greenery in Myanmar's vast, remote and surreal capital. Above them soars a shimmering, gold-plated pagoda.
JOHANNESBURG - It wasn't all solemnity at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
HAVANA - It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.
GENEVA - Organizers are considering moving the opening of January's Syria peace conference to the other end of Lake Geneva because of a luxury watch fair.
BEIJING - Five years after his detention, the United States is calling for the release of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and an end to his wife's undeclared house arrest.
WASHINGTON - The dramatic ouster of the uncle of North Korea's young ruler has sidelined the man reputed to be the second most powerful official in the secretive hierarchy. But Washington is not banking on a radical shift in Pyongyang's nuclear policy.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Monday railed against U.S. attempts to broker a broad outline of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying Secretary of State John Kerry is breaking a promise to try to negotiate a final agreement in the current round of talks.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Tucked away in a stately mansion in The Hague, members of the Syrian opposition in exile have been given lessons in how to get what they want at crucial peace talks next year in Geneva.
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine officials have signed a power-sharing accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group and expect to sign a final peace pact with the insurgents next month to end a decadeslong rebellion in the volatile south.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians mourned Nelson Mandela as their most loyal champion, lighting candles in special prayer services Sunday and holding his picture like a shield in confrontations with Israeli troops.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected the seat it won in an unprecedented act to protest the council's failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
JERUSALEM - Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
RAWABI, West Bank - A state-of-the art Palestinian city with residential towers, a mall and a convention center is rapidly going up on once desolate West Bank hills and turning into a symbol of national pride.
NEW YORK - U.S. claims that dozens of Russian diplomats and their spouses cheated to get health care aid meant for the poor drew a sharp rebuke Thursday from a top Russian official who blamed the criminal case on "Russophobic forces" interested in scuttling progress toward Russia-U.S. cooperation in confronting world conflicts.
JERUSALEM - Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America's top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state's security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians - including Israel's demand that it "defend itself, by itself."