Territorial disputes

In this frame grab from video, an Israeli military vehicle removes the body of a Palestinian after he was shot and killed by soldiers, along the Gaza-Israel border, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Israeli military said it shot two Palestinian militants trying to place an explosive device along the border with Gaza, and Palestinian official said one of them was killed. The Hamas militant group accused Israel of abusing the corpse. The incident comes amid a relative lull along the security fence separating Israel from Gaza. (AP Photo)
February 23, 2020 - 8:03 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who tried to place a bomb along the Israel-Gaza...
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Pope Francis kisses a a baby as he greets faithful in St. Nicholas Basilica, in Bari, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Pope is in Bari to preside the closing of the “Mediterranean sea a border of peace” conference. Twenty bishops from the countries overlooking the Mediterranean are attend to talk about peace and dialogue. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
February 23, 2020 - 7:00 am
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has cautioned against “unfair” solutions aimed at ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. In a speech Sunday during a visit to the Italian southern port city of Bari to reflect on peace in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Francis lamented the many...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, then Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian, center, answers questions from Geneva-based journalists during a video conference where he protested the World Health Organization's rejection of the island's latest bid for membership, at the Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate in WHO, from which it has been barred by China. So strong is China’s diplomatic pressure that Taiwan can no longer take part in the organization’s annual World Health Assembly, even as an observer. (AP Photo, File)
February 14, 2020 - 1:35 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization is pitting health concerns against geopolitics during the current crisis over the new illness known as COVID-19. Taiwan has called repeatedly for it to be allowed to participate in WHO, from which it has been barred by...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, shows a view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Yeriho. The United Nations Human Rights Council released a list of more than 100 companies it says are operating in Israel's West Bank settlements. In a report Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, the council said the companies' activities “"raised particular human rights concerns.” The list is dominated by Israeli companies, but it also lists a number of international firms. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
February 12, 2020 - 3:51 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. human rights office on Wednesday released a list of more than 100 companies it said are complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank — a first-ever international attempt to name and shame businesses that has...
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People who were able to get out of Terminal 21 Korat mall walk outside the building in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. A soldier who holed up in a popular shopping mall in northeastern Thailand shot multiple people on Saturday, killing at least 20 and injuring 31 others, officials said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalitkanjanakul)
February 08, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — An airport-themed mall filled with colorful Lego sculptures, a merry-go-round and huge replicas of landmarks from around the world became a shooting gallery Saturday as a Thai soldier opened fire during the mid-afternoon rush. Officials say at least 20 were killed...
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Israeli police officers inspect the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, early Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. A Palestinian motorist slammed his car into a group of soldiers early on Thursday, wounding more than a dozen before fleeing the scene, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
February 06, 2020 - 5:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence on Thursday left at least two Palestinians killed and a dozen Israeli troops wounded in a rash of attacks and clashes a week after the Trump administration released its long-anticipated Mideast plan. The new spate of attacks places the plan...
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a session during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 04, 2020 - 3:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that “a wind of madness is sweeping the globe,” pointing to escalating conflicts from Libya and Yemen to Syria and beyond. At a wide-ranging news conference, he said, “All situations are different but there is a feeling of...
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Palestinians spray paint over the U.S. Agency for International Development logo as they protest U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, at a roundabout that was renovated by USAID in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Arabic reads, "From the people of the US." (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
February 04, 2020 - 8:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for securing peace in the Middle East and expressed concern about Israel’s plans to annex more Palestinian land. Trump's plan, which was unveiled last week, would foresee the eventual creation of a...
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Israeli border police arrests a Palestinian ahead of a protest against Middle East peace plan announced Tuesday by US President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
January 29, 2020 - 4:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to quickly act on the Trump administration's Mideast plan despite fierce Palestinian opposition. Netanyahu had said the...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, shows the view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Yeriho. As President Donald Trump presented a Mideast plan favorable to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, Jan. 28, announced plans to move ahead with the potentially explosive annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank, including dozens of Jewish settlements. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
January 29, 2020 - 2:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank. With the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court poised to launch a war crimes probe of...
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