Latest Territorial disputes News

EU border guard chief says 'no burning crisis' over migrants

Feb. 20, 2019 6:56 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union faces "no burning crisis" right now over migrant arrivals, but more people from Africa are trying to enter Europe through Spain from Morocco, the head of the EU's border and coast guard agency said Wednesday. The EU has been plunged into a severe political crisis due to...

US charity opens cancer ward for children in Gaza

Feb. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.S. charity on Tuesday inaugurated the first children's cancer department in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, bringing a much-needed service to the blockaded territory that will prevent the need for dozens of children to make the difficult journey to Israel or the West Bank for...

Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni retires from politics

Feb. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday announced her retirement from politics, ending a 20-year career of a politician who was once a rising star, contender for prime minister and celebrity in international diplomatic circles. Livni, whose political star has faded in recent...

Omar's edgy Israel tweet no surprise to some back home

Feb. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Ilhan Omar's political star was rising last year on her way to becoming one of the first Muslim women in Congress, several Minnesota Jewish leaders invited her to talk privately about past statements they considered anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Gathering at a state senator's home,...

In Hebron, Palestinians patrol in place of foreign monitors

Feb. 15, 2019 6:55 AM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Following Israel's expulsion of an international observer force from the volatile West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian activists are trying to fill the void by launching their own patrols to document alleged Israeli settler violence. Armed with video cameras and donning blue...

Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

Feb. 14, 2019 9:48 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said. It was one of the deadliest car bombings in the disputed region's history. Officials said a...

Arab leaders play down Palestinian issue in leaked video

Feb. 14, 2019 4:08 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace. The...

Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions

Feb. 14, 2019 2:02 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America's closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal. In...

The Latest: Russia says no 'value added' in Mideast meeting

Feb. 14, 2019 1:51 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Middle East meeting taking place in Warsaw (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says Moscow didn't participate in the Middle East security meeting in Warsaw co-hosted by Poland and the United States "because we don't see a value added...

Kushner: Mideast peace plan expected after Israeli election

Feb. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior Middle East adviser, son-in-law Jared Kushner, said Thursday that the Trump administration would unveil its much-awaited Mideast "Deal of the Century" after Israeli elections on April 9. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Kushner briefed...