Latest Military occupations News

Banksy painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

Aug. 05, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced in a swank art gallery in downtown Tel Aviv, an hour’s drive and a world away from the concrete wall in the occupied West Bank where it was initially sprayed. The relocation of the...

People protest growing insecurity in Congo's east

Jul. 25, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Demonstrators set fires and forced entry into the U.N. mission facilities in Congo’s eastern city of Goma, demanding that the peacekeeping forces leave the country amid rising insecurity in the region. Police shot tear gas, injuring some demonstrators, while...

Putin, in Tehran, gets strong support from Iran over Ukraine

Jul. 19, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won staunch support from Iran on Tuesday for his country’s military campaign in Ukraine, with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei saying the West opposes an “independent and strong” Russia. Khamenei said that if Russia hadn’t...

In West Bank, Biden says 'ground is not ripe' for peace

Jul. 15, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — During a visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday, President Joe Biden offered compassion and financial assistance for hope-starved Palestinians but also delivered a blunt acknowledgment that the “ground is not ripe” for new attempts to reach an elusive...

Planners break ground for new Gulf War memorial in DC

Jul. 14, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over 30 years after a U.S.-led international military coalition expelled occupying Iraqi troops from Kuwait, planners have broken ground on the long-simmering plans for a Gulf War memorial. Hundreds gathered Thursday morning for a ground-breaking ceremony at the...

Ukraine Muslims pray for victory, end of occupation

Jul. 12, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

KOSTIANTYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — By the time the Russians invaded, 43-year-old Mufti Said Ismahilov — one of the Muslim spiritual leaders of Ukraine — had already resolved that he would step aside from his religious duties to fight for his country. At the end of last year, as...

Rwanda, Congo leaders to meet in Angola amid tensions

Jul. 05, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi will meet with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Angola amid rising tensions between the two neighboring countries, a Congolese government spokesman said. The two leaders on Wednesday will discuss bilateral relations and...

Sale puts Ben & Jerry's ice cream back in West Bank, kind of

Jun. 29, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new agreement in Israel will put Ben & Jerry's ice cream back on shelves in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank despite the ice cream maker's protest of Israeli policies, according to Unilever, the company that owns the brand. The Vermont...

Syria to recognize Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions

Jun. 29, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Wednesday it will recognize the “independence and sovereignty” of Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions and contacts will be established to set up diplomatic relations. The Syrian Foreign Ministry announcement came days after...

77 years after battle's end, Okinawa wants US base reduced

Jun. 23, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Okinawa marked the 77th anniversary Thursday of the end of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, with the governor calling for a further reduction of the U.S. military presence there as local fears grow that the southern Japanese islands will become embroiled in regional...