Territorial disputes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, right, visit the border between Israel and Syria at the Israeli-held Golan Heights, Monday, March 11, 2019. Graham says he will push for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
March 11, 2019 - 1:56 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration. The South Carolina Republican said he aimed to change the current U...
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FILE - In this April 18, 1959, file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, arrives at Tezpur, Assam in India. Tibetan activists put up posters and hoisted a Tibetan flag in India's capital New Delhi on Sunday, March 10, 2019, to mark the 60th anniversary of 1959 uprising against Chinese rule. (AP Photo, File)
March 10, 2019 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans...
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In this March 3, 2019 photo, Hafiz Muzamil, speaks to The Associated Press in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Pakistan has taken over the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a militant group that claimed to have carried out a suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in February 2019, and brought nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Muzamil railed against India’s violent suppression of a 30-year insurgency in Kashmir -- India’s only Muslim dominated state -- and championed Jaish-e-Mohammad. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
March 08, 2019 - 1:28 am
BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan's jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently pushed nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Such support complicates...
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walks to the chamber Thursday, March 7, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House was preparing to vote on a resolution to speak out against, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, "anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia, anti-white supremacy and all the forms that it takes," an action sparked by remarks from Omar. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year's...
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FILE - In this June 30, 201, file photo, then U.S. Consul General of Jerusalem Daniel Rubinstein gives a speech during a reception for the upcoming July 4 U.S. Independence Day celebrations at the American Consulate in Jerusalem. The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The announcement from the State Department came early Monday, March 4, 2019 in Jerusalem, the merger effective that day. (Gali Tibbon/Pool Photo via AP, FIle)
March 04, 2019 - 3:41 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 04, 2019 - 2:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — A year since effectively making himself China's leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, a trade war with the United States and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power. As China's president and head of the ruling Communist Party,...
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A family member of a Pakistani prisoner Shakir Ullah, who was killed by Indian inmates in an Indian jail, sits next to his body in an ambulance arriving from India at Pakistani-India border post Wagah, near Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, March 2, 2019. Indian authorities have handed over the body of a Pakistani prisoner Ullah who was beaten to death by Indian inmates this month at an Indian jail apparently in retaliation for the Dec. 14 suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 soldiers. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
March 02, 2019 - 9:02 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Latest on tensions between India and Pakistan (all times local): 7:15 p.m. India has handed over the body of a Pakistani prisoner who was beaten to death by inmates at an Indian jail last month apparently in retaliation for a Feb. 14 suicide bombing in Indian-controlled...
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Map locates Wagah border crossing between Pakistan and India, where Pakistan will hand over captured Indian pilot; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;
March 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 9 p.m. Pakistan has handed over an Indian pilot captured after his plane was shot down by the Pakistani military this week amid a dramatic confrontation between the two nuclear-armed rivals over the disputed...
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Indian policemen and media person wait for the return of Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar, India, Friday, March 1, 2019. Pakistan is preparing to hand over a captured Indian pilot as shelling continued for a third night across the disputed Kashmir border even as the two nuclear-armed neighbors seek to defuse the most serious confrontation in two decades. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
March 01, 2019 - 7:38 am
WAGAH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials brought a captured Indian pilot to a border crossing with India for handover on Friday, a "gesture of peace" promised by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan amid a dramatic escalation with the country's archrival over the disputed region of Kashmir. The...
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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr., left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines Friday, March 1, 2019. Pompeo is in the Philippines for talks on the two countries' relations as well as the mutual defense treaty. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 01, 2019 - 5:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the United States is committed to ensuring the South China Sea remains open to all kinds of navigation and that "China does not pose a threat" of closing the disputed sea lanes. Pompeo assured the Philippines during a...
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