Territorial disputes

Independence supporters gather in Barcelona's main square, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Authorities say 844 people and 33 police were injured Sunday in Spanish police raids to halt the independence vote organized by the Catalan autonomous government that was declared ilegal by Spain's constitutional court. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
October 01, 2017 - 6:44 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local): 12:40 a.m. A Catalan official says preliminary results show 90 percent in favor of independence in the vote opposed by Spain. Catalan regional government spokesman Jordi Turull told...
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September 18, 2017 - 8:11 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote. The Supreme Court in Baghdad released a statement, saying it "...
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September 17, 2017 - 8:22 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Saturday. If the Iraqi population is "threatened by the use of force outside the...
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September 17, 2017 - 2:52 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Sunday welcomed a pledge by its Hamas rivals to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move. Repeated attempts...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2009 file photo, Israeli soldiers walk in the West Bank City of Hebron. The Israeli military has created a new authority to provide municipal services for Israeli settlers in Hebron, drawing accusations that Israel is moving closer to annexing parts of the volatile West Bank city. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
September 06, 2017 - 1:13 pm
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military has created a new authority to provide municipal services for settlers in Hebron, drawing accusations that Israel is moving closer to annexing parts of the volatile West Bank city. The military order, signed last week, alters a 20-year-old agreement in...
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a joint press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, following their meeting at the Prime Minister's Office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
August 30, 2017 - 5:18 am
BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers welcomed U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the isolated territory Wednesday by demanding he work to lift the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the strip and save it from a humanitarian crisis. In a statement issued upon Guterres'...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands before a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Monday , Aug.28, 2017. ( Heidi Levine, Pool via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 9:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday vowed to never uproot any West Bank settlement — just days after a White House envoy was in the region trying to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu's comments enraged the Palestinians and raised new questions about the...
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A Palestinian activist holds a collage showing of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the visit of U.S delegation in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. White House adviser Jared Kushner has begun a round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he resumes efforts to restart peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
August 25, 2017 - 12:10 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jumpstart moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian side. With no clear vision for peace outlined...
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A Palestinian activist holds a collage showing of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the visit of U.S delegation in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. White House adviser Jared Kushner has begun a round of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as he resumes efforts to restart peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
August 24, 2017 - 8:43 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — White House adviser Jared Kushner on Thursday kicked off a renewed push by the Trump administration to restart Mideast peace talks amid signs of growing Palestinian impatience with a lack of progress so far. Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was holding separate...
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President Donald Trump applauds as he walks off the dais after speaking at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 21, 2017 - 11:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out his new Afghanistan war strategy, President Donald Trump reissued old demands on neighboring Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries. Less expected: an entirely new warning to close U.S. partner India to provide more economic aid. Much of Trump's eagerly awaited...
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