Territorial disputes

A magazine featuring U.S. President Donald Trump is on display with Chinese military magazines at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with China's leader will be closely watched for signs of how relations between the world's top two economies will proceed as they tackle weighty questions over trade, North Korea and the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 04, 2017 - 9:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ratcheting up the urgency over North Korea's nuclear pursuit ahead of President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping's first meeting, with a senior U.S. official warning that the "clock has now run out" on Pyongyang. Trump and Xi will huddle Thursday and Friday...
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A magazine featuring U.S. President Donald Trump is on display with Chinese military magazines at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with China's leader will be closely watched for signs of how relations between the world's top two economies will proceed as they tackle weighty questions over trade, North Korea and the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 04, 2017 - 11:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping probably won't give President Donald Trump a round of golf during their first face-to-face meeting this week, but he may find it worthwhile to ensure his American counterpart does not feel like he's leaving empty-handed. Some view the informal venue of...
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April 03, 2017 - 2:58 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page...
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April 02, 2017 - 11:12 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page...
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Palestinians carry injured demonstrator during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest to mark the Land Day near the village of Madama, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Land Day commemorates the killing of six Arab citizens of Israel by the Israeli army and police on March 30, 1976 during protests over Israeli confiscations of Arab land. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
March 31, 2017 - 6:28 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will limit new settlement construction in the West Bank "when possible" to within areas already developed or at least to contiguous areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government announced as a gesture to President Donald Trump as it approved the first new settlement...
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A section of twenty one kings, presidents and top officials from the Arab League summit pose for a group photo, at a gathering near the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. With the exception of Syria, whose chair sits empty, all Arab states are participating in the annual event aiming to work on regional solutions to conflicts in Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Syria while tackling extremism, poverty and worries over the new American administration. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
March 29, 2017 - 4:11 pm
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders on Wednesday relaunched a peace plan that offers Israel full ties in exchange for Palestinian statehood, signaling to President Donald Trump that they are ready to engage if he tries to broker a broader Mideast peace. Host Jordan said the one-day Arab summit...
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A section of twenty one kings, presidents and top officials from the Arab League summit pose for a group photo, at a gathering near the Dead Sea in Jordan on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. With the exception of Syria, whose chair sits empty, all Arab states are participating in the annual event aiming to work on regional solutions to conflicts in Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Syria while tackling extremism, poverty and worries over the new American administration. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
March 29, 2017 - 3:26 pm
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on the Arab summit being held in Jordan (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Donald Trump's international envoy has told officials at an Arab summit that the U.S. president believes an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is possible and would "reverberate positively throughout...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends the summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Arab leaders are gathering for an annual summit where the long-stalled quest for Palestinian statehood is to take center stage. The summit is expected to endorse key Palestinian positions, signaling to President Donald Trump ahead of White House meetings with leaders of Egypt and Jordan that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)
March 29, 2017 - 1:11 pm
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders on Wednesday endorsed key Palestinian positions in the conflict with Israel — a signal to President Donald Trump that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization. In a one-day summit, they relaunched a peace plan that offers...
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Jordan's King Abdullah II, center, greets Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, left, upon his arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Sudan's president, sought by the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, has been welcomed in Jordan, despite calls by human rights groups to deny him entry. Omar al-Bashir is among 21 Arab leaders gathering for a summit. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
March 29, 2017 - 6:14 am
DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on the Arab summit being held in Jordan (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The U.N. secretary-general has warned Arab leaders that their internal divisions have opened the door to foreign intervention and have helped breed sectarianism and terrorism. Antonio Guterres...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., waves to the crowd before he speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 27, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top...
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