Latest Territorial disputes News

Watchdog: Israel freezes plan for east Jerusalem settlement

Dec. 06, 2021 11:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem municipal officials on Monday froze plans to build a large Jewish settlement at an abandoned airport in east Jerusalem, a monitoring group announced. The decision to halt the Atarot settlement plan came in the wake of heavy U.S. opposition to the...

Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build

Dec. 06, 2021 05:17 AM EST

ENIWA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world's least-known military powerhouse. Just across the sea from rival...

Aid group says tribal violence kills 24 in Sudan’s Darfur

Dec. 06, 2021 04:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs killed at least 24 people Sunday in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an aid group said. It was the latest bout of intercommunal violence to rock the conflict-stricken region. The fighting grew out of a financial...

Israel: Palestinian car-rammer wounds guard, is shot dead

Dec. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the...

Israeli police questioned on Palestinian attacker's shooting

Dec. 05, 2021 05:12 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Sunday that two police officers were brought in for questioning following the shooting death of a Palestinian who had stabbed an Israeli man in east Jerusalem. Israeli police released surveillance video in which the...

Austin: Allies, innovation key to US competition with China

Dec. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon intends to work better with private industry to develop high-tech systems and to strengthen relations with allies in the Indo-Pacific region in order to maintain a competitive edge over China, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Saturday. ...

Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing

Dec. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes. A widely...

China's communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

Dec. 04, 2021 06:25 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party took American democracy to task on Saturday, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtues of its governing system. Party officials questioned how a polarized...

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed

Dec. 04, 2021 01:51 AM EST

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — Police on Friday shot and killed a man in an Arab town in northern Israel who had allegedly been involved in a car-ramming attack that wounded two officers, Israeli officials said. The incident came after a round of violence among residents of...

Report: IS attack on Iraqi village leaves 12 dead

Dec. 03, 2021 05:45 AM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An attack by Islamic State militants on a village in northern Iraq killed at least 12 people, including a number of Kurdish forces, Kurdish media reported Friday. The attack took place late Thursday in a village in the Makhmour region, triggering a...