Latest Territorial disputes News

US tries to name and shame Russian disinformation on Ukraine

Jan. 28, 2022 08:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from the past, the U.S. and its allies are increasingly revealing their intelligence findings as they confront Russian preparations for a possible invasion of Ukraine, looking to undercut Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plans by exposing them and deflecting his...

EU launches WTO action against China over Lithuania dispute

Jan. 27, 2022 13:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and China on Thursday stepped up their diplomatic dispute as the EU took a spat over exports problems for member state Lithuania to world trade's governing body, and accused Beijing of seeking to undermine the 27-nation bloc's single market. China...

Reports: 6 wounded in Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clash

Jan. 27, 2022 12:10 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Fighting between the border guards services of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan has wounded at least six people, local news reports said Thursday. The conflict reportedly began near the Kyrgyz city of Batken after Tajik border guards closed a road that leads to sizable...

China demands US halt Olympics 'interference'

Jan. 27, 2022 04:53 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is demanding the U.S. end “interference” in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin next week, in an apparent reference to a diplomatic boycott imposed by Washington and some of its allies. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the demand in a phone call with U.S....

US-backed Syria forces retake prison a week after IS assault

Jan. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said they wrestled control of the last section of a prison seized by Islamic State militants and freed a number of child detainees they had used as human shields. That ended a deadly, weeklong assault by the extremists on one of the largest detention...

At a West Bank outpost, Israeli settlers flaunt their power

Jan. 26, 2022 01:14 AM EST

BURQA, West Bank (AP) — The Jewish settlement of Homesh, built on privately owned Palestinian land deep inside the occupied West Bank, was dismantled in 2005 and cannot be rebuilt. At least, that's what Israeli law says. But when a group of settlers drove up to the...

Stone-throwing Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village

Jan. 24, 2022 20:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers drove through a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank on Monday, throwing rocks through the windows of vehicles and businesses and injuring a teenager, a Palestinian official said. It was the latest in a series of settler attacks in recent...

In Kashmir, India batters press freedom — and journalists

Jan. 23, 2022 02:27 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For five years, Sajad Gul wrote about conflict wracking his homeland, a disputed Himalayan territory where a violent armed rebellion and India's brutal counterinsurgency have raged for over three decades. That changed on a snowy Wednesday night in January...

Biden, Kishida talk China, nuclear weapons in first meeting

Jan. 21, 2022 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday used their first formal meeting to discuss concerns about China's growing military assertiveness that's causing increasing disquiet in the Pacific. Kishida said the two leaders spent a...

Israeli general turned lawmaker emerges as settler critic

Jan. 21, 2022 01:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics. Golan, a former deputy military chief, is now a legislator with the dovish...