Latest Territorial disputes News

Venezuela defends military buildup, accusing neighboring Guyana of granting illegal oil contracts

Feb. 11, 2024 15:49 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The government of Venezuela accused neighboring Guayana Sunday of granting illegal oil exploration concessions in territory the two nations are disputing. Venezuela said it would reserve the right to take any diplomatic actions necessary. The comments...

The Biden administration escalates its border dispute with Texas after 3 migrants drown

Jan. 16, 2024 16:50 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — The drowning deaths of three migrants have brought new urgency to an extraordinary showdown between the Biden administration and Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has seized a city park in a major corridor for illegal crossings and denied entry to Border Patrol agents....

Guyana rejects quest for US military base as territorial dispute with Venezuela deepens

Jan. 11, 2024 14:11 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's Attorney General Anil Nandlall said Thursday that Guyana’s government has reassured neighboring Venezuela there is no plan for the U.S. to establish a military base in the South American country and that it has not made a formal request for one. ...

Guyana turns to US to help boost its military as territorial dispute with Venezuela deepens

Jan. 10, 2024 11:07 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s government said it is seeking help from the U.S. to improve its defense capabilities amid fears that neighboring Venezuela might one day seize a disputed region in western Guyana that is rich in minerals and oil. The announcement follows two...

North Korea's Kim turns 40. But there are no public celebrations of his birthday

Jan. 08, 2024 06:17 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un turned 40 on Monday with no announced public celebrations at home, after he entered the new year with artillery barrages into the sea and vows to expand his nuclear arsenal. Since taking power in late 2011, Kim, the third...

South Korea says the North has again fired artillery shells near their sea border

Jan. 06, 2024 11:18 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea conducted a new round of artillery drills near the disputed sea boundary with South Korea on Saturday, officials in Seoul said, a day after the North’s similar exercises prompted South Korea to respond with its own firing drills in the same area. ...

Rival Koreas conduct provocative drills along their tense sea boundary, escalating animosities

Jan. 05, 2024 07:00 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas fired artillery rounds into the sea as part of provocative drills along their disputed sea boundary Friday, in violation of the fragile 2018 inter-Korean agreement, and threatened strong responses against each other if provoked. The...

A British warship arrives in Guyana as tensions heat up in border dispute with Venezuela

Dec. 30, 2023 10:52 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A British warship arrived in Guyana on Friday afternoon amid rising tensions from a border dispute between the former British colony and Venezuela. The HMS Trent's visit led Venezuela to begin military exercises a day earlier in the eastern Caribbean near...

Venezuela will hold military exercises off its shores as a British warship heads to Guyana

Dec. 28, 2023 21:21 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro ordered Venezuela’s armed forces to conduct defensive exercises in the Eastern Caribbean after the United Kingdom sent a warship toward Guyana’s territorial waters as the South American neighbors dispute a large border region. ...

China vows to keep up military pressure on the Philippines as territorial dispute grows tenser

Dec. 21, 2023 02:20 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the country will maintain military pressure on the Philippines amid a dispute over sovereignty in the South China Sea that could involve U.S. forces defending their treaty partner. In a phone conversation Wednesday with his...