Peace treaties

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 6:50 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee and 32-year-old mother, who said she was raped for several days by a group of soldiers before she was allowed to leave, stands by a window at a women's center focusing on gender-based violence, run by the aid group International Rescue Committee, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. The aid group Doctors Without Borders said Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, that one hundred and twenty-five women and girls were raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days between Nov. 19 and 29, 2018, in Bentiu, South Sudan, in attacks so shocking that some aid workers say they are left speechless. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 01, 2018 - 5:46 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the "dramatic increase" in sexual violence occurred over 10...
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November 30, 2018 - 6:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jordanian man on Friday attacked two Israeli port workers with a hammer, seriously wounding them in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, police and media reports said. The assailant was detained for questioning and police said they suspect the motive was terrorism. Friday had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a live fire training exercise, at the Afghan Military Academy, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A new assessment of U.S.-led efforts to compel the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal in Afghanistan says there has been “little clear progress” in recent months. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
November 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment Monday that said military and political signs point toward continued stalemate. "Progress toward peace remains elusive...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting of the European People's Party EPP in Brussels, Belgium, as European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. Leo Varadkar said Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by pulling Catholic and Protestant communities apart. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
November 03, 2018 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is undermining Northern Ireland's hard-won peace by creating tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday, even as hopes rose for a solution to the Irish border problem that has deadlocked negotiations. "Brexit has...
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South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar, center-left, is greeted as he arrives at the airport in Juba, South Sudan Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. For the first time since fleeing the war-torn country more than two years ago, Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration. (AP Photo/Bullen Chol)
October 31, 2018 - 2:13 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration. Under the new peace deal signed on September 12, Machar will once again serve as a vice president in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, then-Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Bergdahl had been held in Taliban custody since 2009 when he wandered off a U.S. army base. In 2017, he was given a dishonorable discharge on charges of desertion.(AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)
October 30, 2018 - 11:08 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group's political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. They will now be...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers his policy speech during a parliamentary session in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Abe has vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between his country and China in a key policy speech the day before he makes the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 24, 2018 - 1:23 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between Japan and China in a key policy speech Wednesday before making the first official trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years. Abe said Japan and China are both responsible for the region's peace and...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly,Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 29, 2018 - 5:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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 restart stalled negotiations meant to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear bombs. Boiling the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 file photo, a South Sudanese government soldier chants in celebration after government forces on Friday retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013, a new report by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:15 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013, a new report funded by the U.S. State Department said Wednesday after years of uncertainty. The report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimates...
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