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Israel hits Hamas target in Gaza as balloon attacks resume

Jan. 16, 2020 5:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day. Israeli police said the balloons touched down in southern Israel and a bomb squad was...

Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter, center, shakes hands with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, as they surrounded by security in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019. Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over sea border dispute

Jan. 16, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. Mitsotakis' comments during a TV interview came a...

Two soldiers of fictitious enemy fire during a military exercise in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Taiwan military started a two-day joint forces exercises on Wednesday to show its determination to defend itself from Chinese threats. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan holds latest military drills following elections

Jan. 16, 2020 3:18 AM EST

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese marines staged drills Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the reelection of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen. The exercises focused on neutralizing threats from small groups of assailants through small arms fire and hand-to-hand fighting. ...

China hopes UN meeting spurs India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 9:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday against further escalation between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region and expressed hope that a Security Council meeting called by Beijing will encourage both countries to seek a solution through dialogue. Zhang Jun,...

Police officers and local residents dig to search bodies of victims of avalanches in Doodnail village in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to more than 155 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Razaq)

Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said...

FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested a long-serving counterinsurgency officer for allegedly having ties with rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

Decorated Indian officer arrested for Kashmir rebel ties

Jan. 13, 2020 1:55 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested a long-serving counterinsurgency officer for allegedly having ties with rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Sunday. Police intercepted a fast-moving car in southern Kashmir on Saturday night and...

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, William Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan at right meets with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, at left in the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. The Taiwanese president sat down with the top American official in Taipei on Sunday, one day after her landslide victory over challenger Han Kuo-yu of the opposition Nationalist Party. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan's leader meets with US official after election win

Jan. 12, 2020 5:00 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taipei, as China warned that countries should stick with recognizing communist-ruled Beijing as the rightful government of “one China," including Taiwan. ...

Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center, anf her running mate William Lai, left, celebrate their victory with supporters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.  Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term in a landslide election victory Saturday, signaling strong support for her tough stance against China. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

China says world should stick to 'One China' after Tsai win

Jan. 11, 2020 10:48 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday that the world should abide by the idea that there is only one China, ruled by the Communist Party, after Taiwan reelected its democratic leader. “We hope and believe that the international community will continue adhering to the One China principle, understand and...

Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen celebrates her victory with supporters in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.  Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen won a second term in a landslide election victory Saturday, signaling strong support for her tough stance against China. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan’s leader reelected as voters back tough China stance

Jan. 11, 2020 11:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tsai Ing-wen was reelected as Taiwan's president by a landslide Saturday in a victory that signaled strong support for her tough stance against China among voters determined to defend their democratic way of life. Tsai, from the Democratic Progressive Party, soundly defeated...

Supporters of Han Kuo-yu, Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate of the KMT or Nationalist Party, pass under a giant Taiwanese flag during a campaign rally in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung city on Friday, Jan 10, 2020. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP Explains: Taiwan's election and its standoff with China

Jan. 10, 2020 11:45 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any major country. China regards Taiwan, which lies 160 kilometers (100 miles) off its east coast, as a...