Territorial disputes

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, walks past honor guards after laying flowers at the monument to the soldiers and militiaman of WWII and local conflicts in the Botlikh village, Dagestan, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 9:02 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday described a new American effort to help democratic institutions withstand Kremlin interference in targeted countries. USAID calls the effort "Countering Malign Kremlin Influence" and describes it as a...
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A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected has sparked an angry Arab rebuke and injected the Palestinians into a campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 11, 2019 - 11:23 am
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. Netanyahu has made similar promises...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to begin annexing West Bank settlements if he wins national elections next week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
September 11, 2019 - 6:45 am
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...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, photo, relatives of Palestinian activist Tamer Sultan, 38, mourn next to a picture of him on a wall in his family home during his funeral in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. The death abroad of a Palestinian who fled the Gaza Strip seeking a better life in Europe has highlighted the exodus of thousands of middle-class residents in recent years. Tamer al-Sultan's friends and family say he fled the oppressive rule of Hamas. Others are leaving because of the dire conditions in the territory, which has been under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade since the Islamic militant group seized power 12 years ago. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
September 08, 2019 - 2:58 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had a life many in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip would envy, but he still felt trapped. Fed up with the heavy-handed rule of Hamas, al-Sultan braved a treacherous journey in hopes of...
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September 05, 2019 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration official tasked with developing a plan to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians is leaving the White House. Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for international negotiations, will depart the administration in the coming weeks, the...
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Officials and leaders, among them U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stand during a memorial ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
September 01, 2019 - 6:20 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The speaker of Germany's parliament is giving his support to a push to build a memorial in Berlin to the Polish victims of Nazi Germany. Wolfgang Schaeuble said at an event Sunday...
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Pakistani police officers try to stop protesters from reaching the Line of Control between Pakistan and Indian Kashmir, at the border town of Chakoti, in Pakistani Kashmir, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan since they won independence from British colonialists in 1947. They have fought two wars over its control. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)
August 29, 2019 - 6:34 pm
CHAKOTHI, Pakistan (AP) — Villagers in Chakothi in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir are frustrated with living in constant fear of fighting along the heavily militarized frontier in the disputed Himalayan region. Their situation has been exacerbated since India's government, led by the Hindu-nationalist...
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People listen to a speech by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah being broadcast on Hezbollah's al-Manar TV channel, at a coffee shop in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. Nasrallah said Hezbollah will confront and shoot down Israeli drones that fly over Lebanon from now on. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
August 26, 2019 - 12:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early on Monday amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency reported. The strike comes a day after an alleged Israeli drone crashed in a Hezbollah...
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Kashmiris run for cover as a tear gas shell explodes near them during a protest in Srinagar Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
August 23, 2019 - 7:25 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region. Police and paramilitary soldiers re-imposed restrictions...
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A man with a sticker that reads "I Stand With Hong Kong" on his glasses gathered with others in Lafayette Square in front of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in solidarity with the "Stand With Hong Kong, Power to the People Rally" in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2019 - 6:26 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of...
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