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 - 3:50 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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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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American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, foreground left, Jared Kushner, background center, and Jason Greenblatt, background right, listen to Nikolay Mladenov speak 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 - 1:34 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. Security Council meeting on Mideast issues (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The U.N. Mideast envoy is warning that if the window of opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians isn't seized quickly, the conflict "will be engulfed in the...
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File - In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 file photo, Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in a new housing project in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population in 2017, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth should surge even more during the Trump presidency. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
February 19, 2018 - 8:33 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even more in the coming years thanks in part to the Trump presidency. Yaakov Katz said...
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A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 6:40 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf says his country is prepared to defend itself if Israel launches strikes on its territory. The comments came Sunday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden opened a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...
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A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 9:55 am
MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister slammed the "America first" approach of President Donald Trump's administration Saturday, saying that close U.S. ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington's interest as they are in Europe's. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told world...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shake hands before their talks at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson started a two-day trip to Turkey amid growing tensions between the two NATO allies.(Pool Photo via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 3:36 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The specter of a U.S.-Turkish clash in Syria loomed over Thursday's meeting between the top American diplomat and Turkey's leader as the two NATO allies scrambled to ease some of their worst tensions in years. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is fuming over U.S...
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Police officers pat down former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom before escorting him into a courthouse in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, has been detained in a corruption case according to special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
February 13, 2018 - 8:38 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they have detained ex-President Alvaro Colom and nearly his entire former Cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a Guatemala corruption case involving a bus concession. Colom, who governed in 2008-2012, is the latest in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018 file photo, a woman protests with a poster showing the Korean unification flag at the beach during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. In the corner of Asia where three Olympics - including the current one - are unfolding in the next four years, the political relationships are complex and easily misunderstood. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 12, 2018 - 7:50 pm
When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia's four nations — the two Koreas, Japan and China — and the United States. The...
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