Latest Territorial disputes News

Israeli PM convenes Cabinet in West Bank ahead of election

Sep. 15, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his final pre-election Cabinet meeting on Sunday in a part of the West Bank he has vowed to annex if re-elected and laid out a plan to build a new settlement there, amid a last-ditch drive to galvanize his nationalistic base. The meeting, along...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani soldier and woman killed, and wounding six others wounded in separate incidents. The two South Asian neighbors...

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...

Pakistani PM to raise Kashmir issue at UN General Assembly

Sep. 13, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister assured residents of disputed Kashmir on Friday that he will expose years-long Indian oppression and human rights violations in the region when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly this month. Imran Khan made the comments in his first speech to a...

US presents new effort to counter Kremlin influence

Sep. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An intergovernmental coalition hosted a presentation Thursday about a new U.S. foreign aid initiative intended to help targeted European countries withstand Kremlin interference. The U.S. Agency for International Development describes its initiative, called Countering Malign Kremlin...

New data shows Israeli settlement surge in east Jerusalem

Sep. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has spiked since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. The data also showed strong evidence of decades of systematic discrimination, illustrated by a huge gap...

Israeli PM: Rocket attacks make new war in Gaza inevitable

Sep. 12, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that continued rocket fire from Gaza is making another war against Palestinian militants in the coastal strip inevitable, his latest headline-grabbing announcement just days before he seeks re-election. Netanyahu said advanced plans...

Indian soldiers injured in boat incident with Chinese army

Sep. 12, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — Chinese and Indian army boats collided on a lake in an area of Kashmir claimed by both countries, injuring some Indian soldiers, but the incident has been settled, Indian officials said Thursday. The collision occurred Wednesday because of different perceptions of the disputed border in...

Palestinians charge 3 relatives with murder in woman's death

Sep. 12, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian attorney general says three people, all relatives, are being charged in the death of a 21-year-old woman in a suspected honor killing. Israa Ghrayeb, a makeup artist from a village near Bethlehem, died last month after being hospitalized with severe wounds....

Saudis condemn Israeli PM's West Bank annexations plans

Sep. 11, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-election vow to annex parts of the West Bank as a "very dangerous escalation," adding to a chorus of international condemnations and injecting the issue of Palestinian statehood into an election campaign...