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High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib looms

High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib loomsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military campaign to retake the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded for a cease-fire, narrowing the chances of a diplomatic solution to avoid what many say would be a bloody humanitarian disaster.



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Dinner diplomacy: Netanyahu's unusual run-in with UAE envoy

Dinner diplomacy: Netanyahu's unusual run-in with UAE envoyWASHINGTON (AP) — Officially, their governments don't speak. The United Arab Emirates doesn't even formally recognize that Israel exists.



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Coll: U.S. needs diplomacy to complement military in Afghanistan

Coll: U.S. needs diplomacy to complement military in AfghanistanSteve Coll, award-winning journalist and author of "Directorate S," talks with Rachel Maddow about Mike Flynn's path from Afghanistan to indicted former Trump official, and the need for a robust State Department to be the diplomatic counterpart.



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Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resort

Koreas try out Olympic diplomacy at North Korean ski resortMASIK PASS, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's only luxury ski resort is getting a taste of the Olympic spotlight, though it is a long way from hosting any events.



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Trump shakes up diplomacy in first year

Trump shakes up diplomacy in first yearFrom "Rocket Man" to glowing orbs and all the awkward handshakes in between, take a look back at all the ways President Trump shook up global diplomacy in his first year in office.



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Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy push

Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy pushBy Denis Pinchuk and Stephen Kalin SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) – Russia’s Vladimir Putin hosted the presidents of Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria on Wednesday, launching a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war that has been all but won by the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian opposition groups, meeting in Saudi Arabia to seek a unified position ahead of peace talks, decided to stick to their demand that Assad leave power, Al Arabiya television reported, following speculation they might soften their stance after their hardline leader quit.



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Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summitDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day — in fact, it's a double whammy — and the kingdom's bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.



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Trump Changes Tone on North Korea Threat in Push for Diplomacy

Trump Changes Tone on North Korea Threat in Push for DiplomacyPresident Trump pushed for diplomacy with Pyongyang Tuesday, replacing aggressive rhetoric with a willingness to make a deal to end nuclear threats in North Korea.



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U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacy

U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacyDeputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that while the State Department remained focused on quelling tensions with North Korea through diplomatic channels, that the nation and world must remain prepared for the possibility that those efforts will fail.



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U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacy

U.S. diplomat warns to be 'prepared for the worst' right after N. Korean official reportedly shuts down diplomacyDeputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday that while the State Department remained focused on quelling tensions with North Korea through diplomatic channels, that the nation and world must remain prepared for the possibility that those efforts will fail.



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