Territorial disputes

A bulldozer works on creating a buffer zone along the Egyptian border with the Gaza strip, near Egyptian army watch towers, left, and near smuggling tunnels, right, in Rafah, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said Wednesday the creation of a 12-kilometer-long (7.5-mile) corridor 100 meters (330 feet) wide was agreed upon in recent face-to-face negotiations with Egyptian officials and is part of the Islamic militant group's efforts to combat extremists and improve ties with Cairo. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
June 28, 2017 - 11:19 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has begun work on a buffer zone along Gaza's border with Egypt, the Islamic militant group said Wednesday, as part of an effort to assure Cairo that it's serious about preventing the cross-border flow of weapons and militants. Hamas officials hope the creation of the...
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FILE -- In this April 5, 2017 file photo, released by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman, right, and Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wave as they leave the hall after talks with the British prime minister, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi King Salman has put his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, next in line to take over the oil-rich kingdom with a royal decree Wednesday. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia's new crown prince Wednesday as the U.S. stepped up efforts to mediate a crisis between Qatar and America's closest regional allies. The president called Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointed his 31-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, dozens of lawyers shout slogans during a protest against the accord to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in front of the lawyers syndicate in Cairo. The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt’s government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country’s battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress. Arabic on the Red Sea map reads, " bread.. freedom, the islands are Egyptians". (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
June 19, 2017 - 10:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — The past week's tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition with a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, dozens of lawyers shout slogans during a protest against the accord to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia in front of the lawyers syndicate in Cairo. The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt’s government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country’s battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress. Arabic on the Red Sea map reads, " bread.. freedom, the islands are Egyptians". (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
June 19, 2017 - 8:52 am
CAIRO (AP) — The past week's tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition with a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress...
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Israeli border police arrest a Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank village of Deir Abu Mash'al near Ramallah, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Israel security forces raided the village a day after an attack in Jerusalem killed a police officer. The three Palestinian attackers were from the village. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi).
June 17, 2017 - 1:40 pm
DEIR ABU MASHAL, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian militants disputed an Islamic State claim Saturday that it was behind a deadly attack against Israel, saying it was their people who killed a female police officer on duty near Jerusalem's Old City. Family members of the attackers said they were deeply...
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In this Sept. 17, 2015, photo, Dr. Eloisa Tamez walks in her backyard where the border fence passes through her property, in San Benito, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. Tamez refused to cede her three acres in San Benito for the building of the wall, land that had been in her family for generations. A federal judge ruled in the government's favor, and Tamez was compensated $56,000. With the looming prospect of a long and drawn-out fight over a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, government lawyers are taking new action to close the last cases against landowners over the existing border fence. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 16, 2017 - 5:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Government lawyers are renewing efforts to settle about 90 cases against Texas landowners whose land was seized to build a fence along parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, in a move that one lawyer for landowners believes is a lead-up to a fight over a border wall proposed by President...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Wednesday that the Palestinians had agreed to stop payments to relatives of militants who attack Israeli civilians and soldiers, even after both Palestinians and Israelis disputed his claim and said there had been no change. Israel has...
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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. Qatar says it has pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, East African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
June 14, 2017 - 6:39 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar said Wednesday it had pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, East African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate. Qatar offered no explanation for the move, though it comes amid a diplomatic dispute with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, a Syrian boy shouts slogans against the Syrian government in front of a flag of the armed Islamic opposition group, the Nusra front, during a demonstration in Aleppo, Syria. Qatar's isolation and the political crisis engulfing the country stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar’s Arab neighbors have accused it of backing al-Qaida and the IS group across the region, from Syria to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, File)
June 11, 2017 - 4:21 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The political crisis engulfing Qatar stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar denies the allegations, but its ties with Iran and embrace of various Islamist groups have brought intense scrutiny, made it a regional outlier and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, a Syrian boy shouts slogans against the Syrian government in front of a flag of the armed Islamic opposition group, the Nusra front, during a demonstration in Aleppo, Syria. Qatar's isolation and the political crisis engulfing the country stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar’s Arab neighbors have accused it of backing al-Qaida and the IS group across the region, from Syria to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, File)
June 11, 2017 - 1:13 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The political crisis engulfing Qatar stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar denies the allegations, but its ties with Iran and embrace of various Islamist groups have brought intense scrutiny, made it a regional outlier and...
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