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Diplomats: Iran announcement planned Monday

...curb the country's atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday.The envoys said a provisional agreement may be reached even earlier - by late Sunday. But they cautioned that final details of the pact...
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Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...a positive phase" with both sides willing to talk and that prospects were "promising."In the Mideast, Francis has sent envoys, money and prayers to Christians besieged by the Islamic State - and demanded that Muslim leaders take the lead in condemning...
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Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

...civil war have created a local affiliate of the Islamic State group, taking territory and beheading captives.The U.N. envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon, has urged the Islamist-led government in Tripoli to sign a peace deal that would establish a...
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Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

...before a humanitarian cease-fire is due to start and a U.N. envoy arrives on his first visit to try to end the war.The latest...Saudi-led naval, air and land blockade.The new U.N. envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is scheduled to fly into...
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US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransom

...with the authority to cut through bureaucracy.Obama is also expected to announce the creation of a State Department special envoy post that will head the administration's dealings with foreign governments on hostage matters.___Associated Press writers...
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A hub for hip-hop culture opens in Anchorage

...candidate, though he lost badly to an incumbent.He's spent the last decade traveling to countries like Bolivia as a cultural envoy with the U.S. State Department. His first visit to Alaska came in 2007, when he was asked by the University of Alaska Anchorage...
Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia as truce nears end

...Poroshenko announced Thursday that representatives of the mutinous regions have agreed to talks with Russian, Ukrainian and European envoys. It will be the second round of talks since Monday in which the rebel leaders have participated.Russian news agencies quoted...
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Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

...Congress that the prison hurts the United States and appointing envoys at the State and Defense Departments to work toward closure...Obama counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco and State Department envoy Clifford Sloan, made a quiet yet effective lobbying push to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Islamic group Hezbollah that American envoys would be sent home in coffins if the United...Islamic group Hezbollah that American envoys would be sent home in coffins if the United...Islamic group Hezbollah that American envoys would be sent home in coffins if the United...
U.S. outraged over terrorist threat

...WASHINGTON - The State Department expressed outrage Monday over warnings by the militant Islamic group Hezbollah that American envoys would be sent home in coffins if the United States were to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. ``Such violent threats...


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