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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

North Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility

Calling for more trust, North Korea’s foreign minister urged the United States on Saturday to keep moving past what he called seven decades of entrenched hostility if Washington wants to …

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due ‘soon’

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018

Trump says U.S., North Korea talking at ‘extremely high levels’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim …

UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018

Syria’s allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country’s …

Pope laments ‘winds of war’ blowing around the world

Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Abbas says U.N. should replace U.S. as Mideast mediator

Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate …

Paul Turner: Day before will be like any other

The day before the world changes might be a day much like today.

SCC welcomes students back with peaceful ceremony led by Tibetan Buddhist monks

Spokane Community College will begin the school year by bringing focus to world peace with the help of Tibetan Buddhist monks. Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will …

Indonesia seeks peace in Rakhine

Amid all the international and domestic pressure building up around the recent outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Indonesia has launched what is arguably one of its most ambitious …

Tillerson’s State Department plan slashes envoys for climate, Muslims, Syria

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined a major reorganization of the State Department, eliminating a raft of special envoy posts established to reach out to Muslim communities, support anti-government fighters …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017

Protests, vigils around U.S. decry white supremacist rally

A day after a white supremacist rally spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia, protesters plan to converge in front of Trump Tower in New York and elsewhere around the country …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Trump to send Kushner to Middle East for Israeli-Palestinian talks

President Donald Trump is dispatching a team led by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to Israel in pursuit of a Middle East peace deal.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

War college holds conference about women, peace and security

An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace.

Macedonia, Bulgaria sign historic treaty, renounce rivalry

Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a landmark friendship agreement Tuesday that is designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a section of the Balkans where many countries remain at odds …

Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine vow to implement peace plan

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017

Macron decries France’s Nazi past during Netanyahu visit

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced France’s collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out Sunday at those who negate or minimize the country’s role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to …

UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017

Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain

President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and politesse a wall …

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 …

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 …

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: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.