Territorial disputes

Israeli soldiers and emergency services stand at the scene of an attack near the settlement of Givat Assaf in the West Bank, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, shooting at soldiers and civilians and killing at least two Israelis before fleeing, the military and Israel's rescue service said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
December 13, 2018 - 7:36 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman got out of a car and opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, killing two Israeli soldiers before speeding away, the Israeli military said. The military said the assailant also wounded two other people, including another soldier who...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, Palestinians inspect a vehicle that was destroyed in an Israeli raid that killed seven Hamas Palestinian militants, including a local Hamas commander, late Sunday, east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. An Israeli army officer was also killed in the incurison into Gaza. The fighting came just days after Israel and Hamas reached indirect deals, backed by Qatar and Egypt, to allow cash and fuel into Gaza. A month after a heavy round of Israel-Hamas fighting, the undercover Israeli operation that sparked the battle remains clouded in mystery(AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
December 12, 2018 - 7:37 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate — everyone knows everyone else and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention. So when strangers drove through town, suspicious Hamas security men stopped the van and questioned those...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, a man lights a cigarette outside a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE amid security concerns. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan is reinforcing its five-year-old ban on network equipment produced by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. amid security concerns. Officials sought over the weekend to reassure lawmakers and the public that such measures have been effective and the threat...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 8:50 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
December 06, 2018 - 4:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. Before the vote on the resolution, the 193-member...
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December 05, 2018 - 1:11 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court prosecutors intend to complete "as early as possible" a long-running preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes in the Palestinian territories, according to a report issued Wednesday. The annual report by ICC prosecutors on...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor addresses a news conference in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ghafoor told a briefing of foreign journalists Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, that Pakistan's influence over the Taliban is overstated, yet he said Pakistan has repeatedly told the insurgent group to join the peace process. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
December 04, 2018 - 9:33 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. special envoy tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan's bloody 17-year-old war met Tuesday with Pakistani officials, and a Taliban official said four members from the group's political office in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar were also in the Pakistani...
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Israeli military digger works on the border with Lebanon in the northern Israeli town of Metula, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group it says stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
December 04, 2018 - 5:29 am
METULA, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. The military said the tunnels were not currently being used by militants and that its work to...
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In this photo released by Argentina's presidential press office, China's President Xi Jinping receives a polo helmet from Argentina's President Mauricio Macri as a polo horse is gifted to Xi from Argentina's polo association, at the Olivos presidential residence in a northern suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (Argentina's presidential press office via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 8:10 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — China's president signed new trade deals with Argentina on Sunday as the Asian giant expands its growing role in Latin American economies. Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina and Xi Jinping of China announced the more than 30 agriculture and investment deals during...
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November 30, 2018 - 10:10 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 18 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire at a protest along Gaza-Israel perimeter fence. Thousands of Palestinians protested Friday, but maintained the monthlong lower intensity of the weekly marches that began in March. Some...
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