Latest Territorial disputes News

Israel welcomes Mideast peace workshop although not invited

Jun. 18, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is welcoming next week's Mideast peace conference, even though government officials are not invited. Speaking at a government ceremony Tuesday, Netanyahu praised the U.S. conference in Bahrain as "an attempt by the United States to bring a better...

Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

Jun. 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The mostly young...

Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

Jun. 17, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers. An official at the Qatari Gaza Reconstruction Committee said Monday that part of the money was being delivered to thousands of...

Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands

Jun. 17, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has protested what is says was an unauthorized Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands, officials said Monday. Japan's Foreign Ministry said it lodged a protest with Beijing after a Chinese maritime research ship was seen dropping a...

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

Jun. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city's 7 million...

Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay

Jun. 15, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists said Lam's...

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

Jun. 14, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests. Some members of the Executive Council, Hong Kong's Cabinet, said she should perhaps rethink plans to rush the bills' passage....

Gazans protest along volatile frontier with Israel

Jun. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thosusands of Palestinians held protests along the volatile Gaza-Israel frontier Friday, after a night of Israeli airstrikes in retaliation for a rocket that hit a building in southern Israel. The flare-up, which came after Israel this week closed Gaza's offshore waters to...

Israeli warplanes strike in east Gaza after rocket hits town

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a militant site in the east Gaza Strip early Friday, Palestinian witnesses said, after a rocket launched from Gaza hit a building in southern Israel, escalating tensions along the border just weeks after a cease-fire. There was no immediate comment from the...

Arab League: Israel-Palestinian peace must have 2 states

Jun. 13, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the Arab League is warning against any peace plan that ignores a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit also warns against any proposal that creates an alternative economic track that perpetuates Israel's occupation of...