Stories tagged: peace
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 1 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: As World War I approached, pacifists were pessimistic
Spokane’s Church of Truth held a “peace meeting” for about 800 local pacifists – although most of the speakers were plainly pessimistic about the prospects for peace. “There need be …
TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2017, 7:40 A.M.
Russia tries to salvage Syria peace bid as Iran dispute flares
Russia is struggling to salvage its bid to secure a deal to end six years of civil war in Syria as deepening differences with Iran risk a repeat of previous …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:56 P.M.
In conflict with Trump, Iran’s supreme leader says his country is ‘not afraid of threats’
Escalating a war of words with President Donald Trump, Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday that the Islamic republic was “not afraid of threats” and vowed large anti-American protests beginning Friday.
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 4:43 P.M.
Talks on Syria’s civil war off to a rocky start
Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 11:37 P.M.
In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose
It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 4:28 P.M.
First sign of enhanced U.S.-Russia relations under Trump: An invite to Syria talks
Russia has invited the incoming Trump administration to Syrian peace talks it is sponsoring later this month with Turkey and Iran, part of a process from which President Barack Obama’s …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 6:48 P.M.
Colombia’s congress ratifies peace accord with rebels
After five decades of war, more than four years of negotiations and two signing ceremonies, Colombia’s congress late Wednesday formally ratified a peace agreement allowing leftist rebels to enter politics.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 10:29 A.M.
European leaders, NATO caution Trump on warming relations with Russia
European and NATO defense officials on Tuesday cautioned President-elect Donald Trump about his warming relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that they welcomed dialogue but that the United States …
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 10:57 A.M.
Iraq’s army launches long-awaited assault to reclaim Mosul
Meeting fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters, Iraqi troops pushed their way into Mosul’s eastern outskirts on Tuesday, commanders said, marking the start of a difficult and dangerous new phase …
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
Russia sends more air defense missiles to Syria
The Russian military said Tuesday it had beefed up its forces in Syria with state-of-the-art air defense missiles, an announcement that follows Washington’s move to suspend contacts with Russia over …
MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2016, 8:07 P.M.
Colombia’s president scrambles to save peace accord with FARC rebels
Colombia’s president tried Monday to keep alive an agreement to end Latin America’s longest-running war after a shocking rejection by voters, but his opponents made clear their price for joining …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 3:56 P.M.
Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
Colombia’s government and the country’s largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday evening ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 11:35 A.M.
US says its willing to extend Syria truce despite violations
The United States said Monday it is prepared to extend the window for Syria’s fractured week-old cease-fire despite numerous violations and the Syrian military’s announcement that the truce is over.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Nation marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
With solemn ceremonies and prayers, moments of silence and the ringing of bells, the nation Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 2,977 people …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Obama calls North Korea’s latest nuclear test a ‘grave threat’ to international stability
President Barack Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Libertarian Johnson asks ‘What is Aleppo’; says he ‘blanked’ when asked
If it was greater attention Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson wanted, he got it – but probably not the kind he wanted.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 1:40 P.M.
U.S.-Russia trust issues hinder Syria talks, Obama says
Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles
North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Kurdish militants claim deadly car bomb attack in Turkey
A Kurdish suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station Friday in southeast Turkey, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, …
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Colombia’s president rushing vote on deal with rebels
Colombia’s president is moving fast to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, saying he will give congress …
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 7:20 A.M.
Iraqi’s minister of defense ousted by parliament
Iraqi forces have retaken the key town of Qayara, near a major air base south of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 6:01 P.M.
Trump’s nuclear talk has ‘been shock therapy’
Donald Trump has suggested America use nuclear weapons to bomb the Islamic State. He has proposed that Japan and maybe even Saudi Arabia build their own arsenals. And he may …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 5:33 P.M.
North Korea fires submarine-launched missile, South Korea says
North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills, Seoul’s military said.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 9:17 A.M.
In Hiroshima, President Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
Amy Goodman: Berrigan practiced what he preached
He launched movements, inspired millions, wrote beautifully and, with a wry smile, shared his love of life with family, friends and those with whom he prayed and fought for peace.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 9:47 A.M.
Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to U.S.
The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic …
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
NATO alliance getting new supreme commander
The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival
A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 10:15 A.M.
President Obama’s first farewell tour starts with damage control
President Barack Obama sets out this week on his first in a series of international farewell tours, a sometimes wistful tradition for presidents in legacy mode. But in a reminder …