Territorial disputes

From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yemen's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Yamani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a session at the conference on Peace and Security in the Middle east in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
February 14, 2019 - 4:51 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday at a security conference in Warsaw that Iran is the top threat in the Middle East and confronting the country is key to reaching peace in the entire region. Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the...
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Front from left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, pose for a group photo at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference on the Middle East, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 13, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Although it is absent from the stage, Iran is nevertheless taking the spotlight at a Middle East security conference co-hosted by the United States and Poland that has highlighted deep divisions between the U.S. and some of its traditional allies. Amid uncertainty over its...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. A Mideast conference, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Poland offers Netanyahu an opportunity to flaunt in public what he has long boasted about happening behind the scenes -- his country's improved relations with Arab countries. Several Gulf dignitaries are expected to attend in a potential show of force against uninvited Iran. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool, File)
February 13, 2019 - 1:34 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the international conference on the Middle East (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Israel's prime minister says he plans on working with Arab countries at a U.S.-backed Mideast conference in Warsaw to focus on the "common interest of war with Iran." Benjamin Netanyahu...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz speaks at the official launch of his election campaign in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Israeli Justice Ministry said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that the government has asked a Dutch court to dismiss war crimes allegations against Benny Gantz, an ex-military chief who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections. A Dutch-Palestinian man originally from the Gaza Strip is suing Gantz and Israel's former air force chief, Amir Eshel, for their roles in an airstrike on his family's home that killed six relatives. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
February 11, 2019 - 1:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Justice Ministry on Monday said the government has asked a Dutch court to dismiss war crimes allegations against Benny Gantz, an ex-military chief who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections. A Dutch-Palestinian man originally from the Gaza...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019 file photo, a new housing project is seen in the West Bank settlement of Modiin Ilit. A West Bank settler group said in a report issued Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, that the number of people living in Israeli Jewish settlements surged at a much faster rate than the overall Israeli population last year. Baruch Gordon, director of West Bank Jewish Population Stats, is predicting an even faster growth rate in the coming years, thanks to what he says is a friendly environment under the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
February 05, 2019 - 3:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A West Bank settler group on Tuesday said the number of people living in Israeli settlements surged at a much faster rate than the overall Israeli population last year and predicted even more rapid growth thanks to the policies of the Trump administration. Baruch Gordon, director...
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Pope Francis speaks during an Interreligious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. His visit represents the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 04, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index and other country's index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Asian markets were mixed Monday as traders questioned an imminent meeting between American and Chinese officials to work on disagreements ranging from technology development to trade. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 04, 2019 - 6:22 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed Monday amid speculation over the next steps in a dispute between the U.S. and China over technology development and trade following meetings in Washington last week. American and Chinese negotiators ended two days of talks in Washington last week without...
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January 30, 2019 - 2:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday urged online travel sites to ban listings from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The London-based rights group's report, titled "Destination: Occupation," said rental sites Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are driving...
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January 29, 2019 - 3:22 pm
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday asked the United Nations to deploy a permanent international force in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, after Israel announced it was suspending operations of an observer force that had been in the city of Hebron for more than...
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Palestinians gather by Khalil Jabarin's demolished apartment in the family house, in the West Bank village of Yatta, south of Hebron, Friday Jan. 18, 2019. Jabarin is charged with stabbing to death an Israeli in a West Bank settlement. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
January 18, 2019 - 11:25 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians have gathered for a weekly protest along the fence between Gaza and Israel. The Palestinian Health Ministry says that Israeli gunfire wounded 14 Palestinians and that three medics suffered from a barrage of tear gas that targeted their...
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