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UN chief sees `hope' for Israel-Palestinian peace progress

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday “there are reasons to hope” for progress toward ending the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict after years of inaction. ...

Ghana buries former president Jerry Rawlings with honors

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s late president Jerry John Rawlings was buried at the country’s military cemetery in the capital after four days of commemorations to mark the death of the former leader who...

Teams from Taiwan, Japan jointly develop AI learning system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint team from the National University of Tainan (NUTN) and Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed an integrated artificial intelligence system to help students w...

Egypt, Germany, France, Jordan meet to revive Mideast talks

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Monday hosted the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Jordan to discuss ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a week before President-elect Joe Bid...

Royal SPA Hotel was rated as "China's Five-Star Hot Spring"

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 5 January 2021 - Developed by Gudou Holdings Limited, Royal SPA Hotel has won the highest honor of "China's Five-Star Hot Spring" among "China's Star Graded Hot Spring...

Bayern's Leon Goretzka making political splash in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka evidently doesn’t believe the increasingly outdated adage that sports and politics don’t mix. The 25-year-old Bayern Munich player has ...

Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government is working to secure the return of millions of refugees who fled war in their country, but Western sanctions are hindering the work of state institutions, ...

EU snubs Russia-backed conference on Syria refugee returns

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday announced that it will not take part in an international conference this week on the return of refugees to Syria, insisting that the first priority should...

Russia's Putin says time for Syrian refugees to return home

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Millions of Syrian refugees who fled their country's civil war should start returning home to help rebuild Syria now that large parts of the Arab nation enjoy relative peace, Ru...

Russia delegation calls for conference on refugees in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday met with a high-level Russian delegation advocating for jointly hosting an international conference on refugees in the capital Damascus...

Palestinians push for international conference, US is open

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian foreign minister said Monday an international peace conference is the only way to generate momentum to bring Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreem...

Despite pledges, Czechs face 2nd lockdown as system totters

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs had been assured it wouldn't happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that's threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech...

Macron 'ashamed' of Lebanon's political leaders amid crisis

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious interests ...

Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) that the time has come ...

UAE: Iran's aggressive policies made Arabs look at Israel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Ara...