Territorial disputes

U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, center, gestures after disembarking from a plane upon arrival at the air force base airport in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Krach is in Taiwan on Thursday for the second visit by a high-level American official in two months, prompting a stern warning and threat of possible retaliation from China. (Pool Photo via AP Photo)
September 18, 2020 - 2:06 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation. Undersecretary of State Keith Krach, who handles the economic growth, energy and...
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The Commissioner-General of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees Philippe Lazzarini, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the U.N. relief agency, UNRWA, headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The financial crisis that the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is experiencing could lead to ceasing some of its activities in what would raise risks of instability in this volatile region, Lazzarini said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
September 16, 2020 - 8:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is experiencing a financial crisis that could force it to halt some services to an already impoverished population of more than 5 million people, the head of the agency said Wednesday. Philippe Lazzarini also warned in an interview with The...
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Israeli police inspect the damage at the site hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The Israeli military says two rockets were fired from Gaza and one was intercepted by air defenses. Magen David Adom, the Israeli emergency service, says it treated two people for minor injuries from broken glass. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
September 16, 2020 - 2:17 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire toward Israel the previous night that coincided with the signing of normalization agreements between Israel and two Arab countries at the White House. The barrage against...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, look on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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September 15, 2020 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pacts between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that he hopes will lead to a new order in the Mideast and cast him as a peacemaker at the height of his...
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President Donald Trump listens in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Washington. Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2020 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the run-up to the election, but his report card on the most serious threats to U.S. national security shows an “incomplete.” The Trump administration will host...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. Seventy-five years after Japan's surrender in World War II, and 30 years after its economic bubble popped, the emergence of a 21st century Asian power is shaking up the status quo. As Japan did, China is butting heads with the established Western powers, which increasingly see its growing economic and military prowess as a threat. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
September 13, 2020 - 2:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead that poses the biggest threat to the international order and world peace. The statement follows the Sept. 2 release of the annual Defense Department...
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FILE- In this July 20, 2011 file photo, tourists ride double hump camels at Nubra valley, in Ladakh, India. Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse rather than better, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades in June. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into each other’s territory and fired warning shots for the first time in 45 years, raising the specter of full-scale military conflict. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
September 10, 2020 - 11:06 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. The Asian giants accused each other this week of sending soldiers into the other’s territory and fired warning shots for the first time in 45...
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FILE- This Sept. 14, 2018 file photo shows Pangong Lake in Ladakh region, India. India and China accused each other Tuesday of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks to end the escalating tensions. China said Indian forces Monday crossed into territory it holds along the southern coast of Pangong Lake and fired warning shots at a Chinese patrol in what it called a violation of their agreements. India denied that and said the Chinese soldiers tried to surround one of their forward posts in a “grave provocation” and also fired few warning shots. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
September 08, 2020 - 9:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — India and China accused each other on Tuesday of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. China said Indian forces on Monday crossed into territory it holds and fired warning shots at a...
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In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, a banner erected by the Indian army stands near Pangong Tso lake near the India-China border in India's Ladakh area. As the escalating and bitter military standoff between India and China protracts following their bloodiest confrontation in decades in the Ladakh region in 2020, experts warn the two nuclear-armed countries can unintentionally slide into a war over the roof of the world. The two most populous nations share thousands of kilometers (miles) disputed border and have accused each other for opening new fronts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
September 06, 2020 - 5:32 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a monthslong military standoff between India and China along their disputed mountain border protracts, experts warn that the nuclear-armed countries — which already have engaged in their bloodiest clash in decades — could unintentionally slide into war. For 45 years, a...
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China's Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe, left, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, center, and Indian Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh, right, pose for a photo with their colleagues at a Joint Meeting of Defense Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, Commonwealth of Independent States and Collective Security Treaty Organization Member States in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. The defense ministers from India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to resolve rising tensions along their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region, where a June clash killed 20 Indian soldiers. (Host Photo Agency sco-russia2020.ru via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 10:33 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The defense ministers from India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to lower tensions along their disputed border in the eastern Ladakh region, where a June clash killed 20 Indian soldiers. At the meeting Friday with China's Gen. Wei Fenghe, India's...
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