Territorial disputes

Israeli soldiers sit in a tent next to their mobile artillery units near the border with Lebanon, northern Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The Israeli military said attack helicopters have struck observation posts of the militant Hezbollah group along the Lebanon border after shots were fired at Israeli troops. Israel has been bracing for a possible attack by Hezbollah since an Israeli airstrike killed a Hezbollah fighter in neighboring Syria last month. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
August 26, 2020 - 2:53 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli attack helicopters struck observation posts of the militant Hezbollah group along the Lebanon border overnight after shots were fired at Israeli troops operating in the area, the military said Wednesday. Israel has been bracing for a possible attack by the Iran-backed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, visitors look at a scale model of a Chinese aircraft carrier during an exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army at the military museum in Beijing. China is protesting the alleged incursion of a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone imposed during live-fire military exercises in the country's north in a statement issued Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
August 26, 2020 - 2:13 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is protesting the alleged incursion of a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane into a no-fly zone imposed during live-fire military exercises in the country’s north. In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense said the action had “seriously interfered in normal...
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Palestinians line up in front of a bakery to buy bread during a 48 hour lockdown imposed following the discovery of the first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 25, 2020 - 3:20 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers imposed a territory-wide curfew on Tuesday after authorities detected the first local cases of the coronavirus, raising fears of a wider outbreak in the blockaded territory that is home to some 2 million Palestinians. Gaza has registered...
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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 25, 2020 - 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that the first commercial flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is scheduled for next week, carrying senior-level American and Israeli delegations to Abu Dhabi after the two countries agreed to normalize relations. The flight, likely...
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Parvez Imroz, right, a prominent Kashmiri human rights lawyer talks to Khurram Parvez an official of the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society inside their office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. A prominent rights group in Indian-administered Kashmir issued a report Tuesday calling India's communications blackout following the scrapping of the disputed region's semiautonomy last year "collective punishment" and urged the international community to question New Delhi over what it called "digital apartheid."(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
August 25, 2020 - 8:15 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday described a communications blackout imposed by India following its scrapping of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy last year “collective punishment” and urged the international community to question New Delhi...
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Palestinian workers load food supplies distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at the Sheikh Redwan neighborhood of Gaza City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Hamas-run Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 announced the first cases of coronavirus spread through the community, raising fears of an outbreak in the impoverished territory blockaded by Israel and Egypt. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
August 24, 2020 - 5:10 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Authorities in the Gaza Strip on Monday announced the first coronavirus cases spread through the community, raising fears of a potentially devastating outbreak in the impoverished Palestinian territory blockaded by Israel and Egypt. Until now, all the cases reported in...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the United Nations. The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all U.N. sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing significant Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. (Mike Segar/Pool via AP)
August 23, 2020 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is headed to the Middle East, the first of two senior U.S. officials to travel to the region this week as the Trump administration presses an ambitious Arab-Israeli peace push. Pompeo departs Sunday for Israel, Gulf Arab states and Sudan. He’ll be...
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Palestinian residents walk in the Shati refugee camp in west Gaza City as the coastal enclave gets maximum four hours of electricity a day, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
August 21, 2020 - 2:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired 12 rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip overnight, nine of which were intercepted, and Israel responded with three airstrikes on targets linked to the territory's militant Hamas rulers, the Israeli military said early Friday. It was the most serious...
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Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud arrive for a press conference in Berlin, on Aug. 19, 2020.(John MacDougall/AP, pool)
August 19, 2020 - 12:18 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Wednesday cautiously welcomed an agreement between its close ally the United Arab Emirates and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties and exchange embassies. Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the deal, which also halted unilateral annexation by Israel...
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Alex Peterfreund, a co-founder of Dubai's Jewish community and its cantor, prepares to read from the Torah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Telephone service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel began working Sunday as the two countries opened diplomatic ties, part of a deal brokered by the U.S. that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex West Bank land sought by the Palestinians for a future state. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
August 16, 2020 - 1:17 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Telephone calls began ringing Sunday between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, marking the first concrete step of a U.S.-brokered diplomatic deal between the nations that required Israel to halt plans to annex land sought by the Palestinians. Anger over the...
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