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US and Russia Agree on Terms for Syria Cease-Fire for Second Time This Month
For the second time this month, the U.S. and Russia are attempting to broker a cease-fire inside Syria . In a joint statement released today, the two countries announced their agreement for a "cessation of hostilities" beginning this Saturday. This new agreement is very similar to the failed
Correction: Armenia-Azerbaijan Story
In a story May 17 about the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the size of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is 4,400 square kilometers (1,700 square miles), not 12,000 square kilometers (4,400 square miles). A corrected
Modest Goals Set in Bid to Save Syria Truce, Peace Talks
Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in Syria's fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace talks
Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree to June Talks on Territory Dispute
Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed Monday to resume negotiations next month on a settlement to their dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh following last month's outbreak of violence, the worst in 26 years
US Gears up Missile Defense System in Europe to Russia's Ire
A U.S. missile defense system aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats from the Middle East is moving into a higher gear this week.
German FM: Ukraine Talks Made Progress on Security Issues
Germany's foreign ministers says Ukraine talks made progress on security issues but no deal reached on holding local elections in the eastern region controlled by Russian-backed separatists
US and Russia Announce Plan to Increase Syrian Aid and Stop Violence
Secretary of State John Kerry has announced new steps designed to help eliminate the violence in Syria after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich, aiming for a "cessation of hostilities." One of those steps is to expand humanitarian aid in Syria immediately. A new task
Who Are the Turkmen?
The downing of a Russian fighter plane Tuesday near the border between Syria and Turkey has thrust the Turkmen into the international spotlight. One of the Russian pilots plummeted on to land claimed by Syria’s Turkmen. The plane was hit by Turkish F16s while it was conducting airstrikes on
7 Things to Know From President Obama's United Nations Address
President Obama delivered a sweeping 40-minute address to the U.N. General Assembly today noteworthy for its vigorous defense of U.S. leadership in the world at a time of “pervasive unease” while acknowledging recent failures of the American government to live up to its ideals. Obama...