Latest Territorial disputes News

Israeli Cabinet minister: Gaza leader's days are numbered

Nov. 21, 2018 7:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday threatened to kill the leader of the militant Hamas movement ruling Gaza, vowing that another "large campaign" looms in which Israel will hit the militants hard. Housing Minister Yoav Gallant, a former military general who commanded the Gaza...

US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

Nov. 21, 2018 5:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea. The arrival of the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group in the Asian financial hub is being seen as a friendly gesture ahead of a planned meeting...

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Nov. 21, 2018 12:27 AM EST

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements. The threats of sanctions ramp up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating for...

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Nov. 20, 2018 2:27 PM EST

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements. The threats of sanctions ramp up Israel's fight against a global movement advocating for...

Smoke rises, sirens wail at Gaza's deadly recurring protests

Nov. 20, 2018 1:00 PM EST

MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the sunbaked plain near Israel's perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke that have begun rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old Palestinian's right leg was amputated after Israeli...

Xi: Talks on pact to avoid sea clashes could end in 3 years

Nov. 20, 2018 10:18 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday negotiations between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations on a nonaggression pact to prevent clashes in the disputed South China Sea could be concluded in three years and promised that any differences will be dealt with peacefully. Xi made...

Prominent separatist leader killed in Indian Kashmir

Nov. 20, 2018 9:31 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Assailants on Tuesday killed a prominent separatist leader in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials and residents said, as anti-India protests and clashes followed a gunbattle that killed four rebels and an army commando in the disputed region. Rebel groups and separatist leaders...

Gaza's fatal ritual: relentless protests, steady casualties

Nov. 20, 2018 5:55 AM EST

MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the flat, sunbaked plain near Israel's border fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old Palestinian's right leg was amputated after Israeli soldiers shot...

AP cameraman shot during Gaza protest

Nov. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Associated Press cameraman was shot and wounded Monday while covering a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses and medical officials said. Rashed Rashid, 47, was hit in the leg during a weekly protest next to the Israeli border. Doctors said he suffered multiple...

Airbnb removes listings in Israeli settlements

Nov. 19, 2018 3:40 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Home-rental company Airbnb announced on Monday it would remove its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, prompting outrage from Israeli officials. The company said it will take down some 200 listings and cease its operations in Israeli settlements "that are at the core of the...