Latest Territorial disputes News

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash after West Bank funeral

Jul. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces on Friday following the funeral of a Palestinian man killed by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank the previous day. Footage from The Associated Press shows dozens of protesters in the town of...

After mudslide, priest builds a new town on narco land

Jul. 30, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

MISSION SAN FRANCISCO DE ASIS, Honduras (AP) — First came Hurricane Eta. Then, Hurricane Iota, unleashing rains of biblical proportions on the hillside community of La Reina. As Iota hammered La Reina for four days, residents kept watch on the mountain above their 300...

Israeli lawmakers urge Ben & Jerry's to drop settlement ban

Jul. 28, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three-quarters of the members of the Israeli parliament on Wednesday called on Ben & Jerry's to reverse its decision to stop selling ice cream in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem. In a letter to the...

Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

Jul. 27, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials said a man was shot and killed on Tuesday by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said the man approached troops wielding an iron bar. Shadi Omar, 41, was shot near the town of Beita, where...

NBC mum on Chinese complaints about map during ceremony

Jul. 26, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has chosen not to engage in debate following complaints from China over the weekend about how the network depicted the country's map when its athletes marched during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Relations between the network and China...

Philippine leader unabashedly threatens to kill drug dealers

Jul. 26, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte unabashedly renewed his threat to kill drug dealers in his final state of the nation speech on Monday, while defending his nonconfrontational approach in the country's territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea. ...

AP Interview: US calls on China to be responsible power

Jul. 26, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat called on China to rise above their differences and work with the United States on difficult global issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic as a responsible global power. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman,...

Russian PM visits Pacific islands claimed by Japan

Jul. 26, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister on Monday visited Pacific islands claimed by Japan, a move that brought a protest from Tokyo, and said the government is considering setting up a special economic zone there. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far...

Pro-Hamas activists launch incendiary balloons into Israel

Jul. 25, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a target in the southern Gaza Strip, the Israeli military announced early Monday, saying it was responding to the launches of incendiary balloons that caused at least three blazes in southern Israel. The military said it had...

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Jul. 25, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. Israir's flight departed Tel Aviv for Marrakech with around 100 Israeli tourists,...