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Stories with subject: Territorial disputes
  • Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 11:28 am

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon - The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants carrying out suicide bombings across the region.

  • Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:31 am

    JERUSALEM - A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.

  • Lawmakers want Croatia out of Slovenia border arbitration 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:04 am

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatian lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to withdraw from a border arbitration with Slovenia, dealing further blow to efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute.

  • Slovenia appoints ICJ head as arbitration representative 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:46 pm

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia - Slovenia's prime minister says his government has appointed the head of the International Court of Justice, Ronny Abraham, as the country's representative in arbitration over a border dispute with Croatia.

  • UN envoy: Extremism threatens both Israelis, Palestinians 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Mideast envoy has warned that "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism" in the Mideast poses as much a danger to Palestinian statehood aspirations as to Israel's security

  • After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:45 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the first group of homes to be rebuilt since the war with Israel last summer. The work brought a rare glimmer of hope to a territory that remains devastated a year after the fighting.

  • Palestinian-funded TV channel for Israeli Arabs challenged 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:50 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime.

  • US Pacific Fleet chief joins surveillance of South China Sea 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 8:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines - In a move likely to irk China, the new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet joined a seven-hour surveillance flight over the disputed South China Sea over the weekend on board one of America's newest spy planes.

  • 2 women to vie in Taiwan presidential election for 1st time story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 7:01 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's top two political parties have each nominated a woman for president in 2016, a historic first signaling acceptance of female leadership and kicking off a campaign highlighted so far by clashing views on ties with rival China.

  • Pakistan, India again exchange fire over disputed Kashmir 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:53 am

    MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan and India again exchanged fire Saturday over the disputed region of Kashmir after violence earlier this week killed at least five people on both sides of the border. There were no casualties immediately reported, officials said.

  • Taiwan promotes its island claim in South China Sea 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 3:34 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - As China builds artificial islands in a vast resource-rich South China Sea and neighbors in Southeast Asia brace for possible conflict, Taiwan is cutting carbon emissions and offering a hospital for humanitarian aid on the sea's largest natural islet to seek international approval for easing tension.

  • India, Pakistan trade blame as border exchanges kill 5 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 8:46 am

    ISLAMABAD - India and Pakistan traded blame on Thursday for a series of firefights and shelling over the past two days along their border in the disputed Kashmir region that killed five civilians and wounded nine people.

  • UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 8:59 am

    AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan - For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith - the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to compete for tourism dollars in marketing one of Christianity's most important sites.

  • UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:09 am

    AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan - For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith - the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to compete for tourism dollars in marketing one of Christianity's most important sites.

  • Venezuela to stop buying rice from Guyana amid dispute 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 5:56 pm

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Venezuela has decided to stop buying much of Guyana's rice crop amid an escalating border dispute between the South American neighbors, the Guyanese finance minister said Thursday.

  • Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 10:54 am

    JERUSALEM - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.

  • Venezuela recalls ambassador in Guyana amid border dispute 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 10:22 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he was recalling Venezuela's ambassador in neighboring Guyana for consultation amid mounting tensions over their disputed border.

  • Hard-hit Gaza neighborhood still trying to recover from war 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 2:37 am

    SHIJAIYAH, Gaza Strip - After weeks of sharing cramped quarters with relatives during last year's war between Hamas and Israel, 39-year-old Mohammed al-Selek thought nothing of it when he heard the incoming roar of two mortar shells. But once a suffocating cloud of acrid smoke filled the stairwell, his heart sank - the family's home had been struck by Israeli fire.

  • Taiwan stands up to China with World War II military parade story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:34 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan marched out thousands of troops and displayed its most modern military hardware Saturday to spotlight an old but often forgotten claim that its forces, not the Chinese Communists, led the campaign that routed imperial Japan from China 70 years ago.

  • UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 pm

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.

  • Lion cubs en route to Jordan sanctuary check into Gaza hotel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 pm

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Gaza's militant Hamas rulers on Friday allowed a pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan back into the Palestinian coastal strip after the animals and their entourage had been stuck for several hours on no-man's land at a Gaza-Israel border crossing.

  • A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:50 am

    NIRIM, Israel - On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza.

  • Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am

    WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.