Territorial disputes

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon. Al Khalifa defended his country's decision to host a White House-engineered summit to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying Bahrain's only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people". He tweeted Tuesday, May 21, 2019, that it also respects the Palestinian leadership's steadfast position safeguarding Palestinian rights. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
May 21, 2019 - 3:39 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain on Tuesday defended its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2019, file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, chairs a session of the weekly cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday, May 19. Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, envoy of international negotiations, have been leading efforts to write the plan, but so far, there's been no participation from the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, Pool, File)
May 20, 2019 - 8:42 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister said Monday that any American peace plan that ignores the Palestinian people's political aspirations for an independent state is doomed to fail. Mohammad Shtayyeh's comments immediately cast a cloud over the American-led Mideast peace conference...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Sameer Ahmed, a Kashmiri man allegedly beaten up by Indian soldiers at Khrew village, recovers at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to probe endemic use of torture by government forces who have faced decades long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)
May 20, 2019 - 6:58 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The...
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May 19, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will roll out the first phase of its Middle East peace plan next month at a conference in Bahrain on the economic benefits that could flow from an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said Sunday. The plan envisions large-scale investment and...
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A man holding anti-Eurovision banner confronts an Israeli border policeman as Palestinian marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation. Demonstrations were held across the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to mark what the Palestinians call the "nakba," or "catastrophe." (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
May 15, 2019 - 8:49 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people streamed to the Gaza-Israel frontier as the militant Hamas group,...
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FILE - On this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats on Monday, May 13, defended Tlaib after President Donald Trump and his allies mischaracterized her remarks about the Holocaust to accuse her of anti-Semitism. Tlaib told a Yahoo News podcast that she gets "a calming feeling" when she thinks of how her Palestinian ancestors suffered under the creation of the state of Israel. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats from Congress to the 2020 presidential campaign trail on Monday demanded that Republicans apologize to Rep. Rashida Tlaib for mischaracterizing her remarks about the Holocaust in the latest uproar over Muslim House members and their remarks about Israel. The Michigan...
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Peace activists protest before the presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
May 12, 2019 - 1:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — As host of this year's Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country that is winning increased acceptance on the world stage. But despite Israel's best branding efforts, the kitschy festival is clouded...
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Wu Chi-wai, center, scuffles with security guards at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Hong Kong's legislative assembly descended into chaos Saturday as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition law clashed over access to the chamber. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 11, 2019 - 3:35 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's legislative assembly descended into chaos Saturday as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition law clashed over access to the chamber. At least one lawmaker was taken from the chamber on a gurney after apparently fainting during...
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File - In this Saturday, May 12, 2018 file photo, Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Israel says it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Thursday said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian Artists Association said Wednesday that Israel is using the event to "perpetuate...
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Black smoke caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, May. 5, 2019. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday intensified a wave of rocket fire into southern Israel, striking towns and cities across the region while Israeli forces struck dozens of targets throughout Gaza, including militant sites that it said were concealed in homes or residential areas. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 05, 2019 - 7:57 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The leader of Hamas says his group is "not interested in a new war" with Israel, after two days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded territory. Ismail Haniyeh said in a...
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