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India accuses China of illegal construction in border area

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to China's construction of a second bridge across disputed Pangong Lake, an area it said has been under the "illegal occupation” of China since the 1960s. India’s challenge comes amid a two-year-old standoff involving thousands of...

EXPLAINER: Why frustration lingers in Okinawa 50 years later

May. 13, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa on Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of its return to Japan on May 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of the bloodiest battles of World War II was fought on the southern Japanese island. The day is being marked with more bitterness than joy...

Slain Al Jazeera journalist was icon of Palestinian coverage

May. 12, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

An Al Jazeera correspondent who was shot dead on Wednesday during an Israeli raid in the West Bank was a highly respected journalist in the Middle East whose unflinching coverage was known to millions of viewers. News of Shireen Abu Akleh's death reverberated across the region. The...

Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of captured Russian

May. 11, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s top prosecutor disclosed plans Wednesday for the first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier, as fighting raged in the east and south and the Kremlin left open the possibility of annexing a corner of the country it seized early in the invasion. ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 11, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to the Mariupol mayor said Wednesday that Russian forces have blocked all evacuation routes out of the city. The adviser, Petro Andriushchenko, said there were few apartment buildings fit to live in after the weeks of bombardment and very little food or...

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

May. 11, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, one of the satellite channel’s best-known reporters, was shot and killed on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank. The broadcaster and two reporters who were with her blamed Israeli forces. ...

Japan's Okinawa urges government to reduce China tensions

May. 06, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan should focus more on peaceful diplomacy with China instead of on military deterrence as tensions rise around Chinese-claimed Taiwan, the governor of the nearby southern Japanese island of Okinawa said Friday. He also urged that the burden on Okinawa of hosting a majority of the...

Occupied Ukrainian city fears sham Russian referendum plans

Apr. 28, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ever since Russian forces took the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in early March, residents sensed the occupiers had a special plan for their town. Now, amid a crescendo of warnings from Ukraine that Russia plans to stage a sham referendum to transform the territory into...

The AP Interview: UN nuke chief wants Ukraine plant access

Apr. 28, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Atomic Energy Agency's director-general says the level of safety at Europe’s largest nuclear plant, currently under Russian occupation in Ukraine, is like a “red light blinking” as his organization tries in vain to get access for work including...

Professor's saga highlights nationalists' reach in Israel

Apr. 17, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Oded Goldreich was awarded the Israel Prize, the country's highest honor, a year ago. But the computer science professor only collected the prize this past week after overcoming a repeated public assault by Israeli nationalists over his opposition to Israel's occupation of the...