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US approves $1 billion in new arms sales to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved the sale of more than a billion dollars worth of advanced weaponry for Taiwan in a...

Officer may face charges in killing of autistic Palestinian

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Wednesday recommended charging a police officer with reckless manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an autistic Palestinian man...

Nagorno-Karabakh fighting continues despite truce efforts

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan reported more fighting on Tuesday over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where clashes have continued for over...

Taiwan, China trade accusations after staffers fight in Fiji

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China and Taiwan traded accusations Monday over a violent altercation that broke out between Chinese diplomats and Taiwan government employees...

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at...

In India, top US diplomat calls China ‘elephant in the room’

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top U.S. envoy speaking in New Delhi has called China “an elephant in the room” and said Washington is...

Negative views of China rise sharply in advanced democracies

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negative perceptions of China have increased sharply among people in several advanced democracies, especially in Australia and Britain, according to...

AP Explains: What’s behind Armenia and Azerbaijan fighting

The mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where deadly new fighting erupted last week between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, has been in a tense limbo since...

US, Australia, India, Japan discuss China’s growing power

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that China's increasingly assertive actions across the region make it more critical than...

US, Australia, India, Japan to discuss China’s growing power

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign ministers from four Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad group are gathering in Tokyo on Tuesday for talks that Japan...

Armenia ready to talk cease-fire amid Azerbaijan clashes

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia said Friday it is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between...

AP Explains: What lies behind Turkish support for Azerbaijan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has firmly put its weight behind oil-rich Azerbaijan as a decades-old territorial dispute flared anew into an armed conflict...

EU leaders overcome Cyprus veto, agree to Belarus sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to impose sanctions on dozens of senior officials in Belarus accused of falsifying presidential election...

Armenia says it shot down Azerbaijani drone near capital

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's military said its rockets shot down an Azerbaijani drone near the capital on Thursday night, as heavy fighting persisted...

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency for...

The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ...

Pompeo voices support for talks between Greece, Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed support Tuesday for talks between Greece and Turkey, NATO allies whose relations deteriorated...

Armenia, Azerbaijan clash in separatist region for a 2nd day

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian and Azerbaijani forces fought over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh for a second day Monday, with both sides blaming...

Pompeo pledges US support to ease Greece-Turkey dispute

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Washington will use its diplomatic and military influence in the region...

AP Explains: Why Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting again

The mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where deadly new fighting has erupted in recent days between Armenian and Azerbaijani military forces, has been in a...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global...

S. Korea’s Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the death of a man who was...

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan; 18 killed

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has erupted again over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the territory’s defense...

Israel to hold US-mediated talks with Lebanon on sea border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will hold rare talks with Lebanon next month in an effort to resolve a longstanding maritime border dispute, an Israeli...

Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for an international conference early next year to launch a "genuine peace process” while...

N. Korea’s Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official who was apparently...

Seoul: North Korea kills S. Korean official, burns his body

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that North Korean troops fatally shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted...

The Latest: UN panel says corruption hits the poor hardest

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Taiwan: China’s military flew surveillance planes on 3 days

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday condemned recent Chinese military activity after Beijing sent two military surveillance planes toward the island for three...

Saudi king’s rare address to UN showcases monarch in charge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made a rare address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, using the moment...

India, China: Some progress in military talks on border spat

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior military commanders from India and China have agreed to not add more troops along their fast-militarizing disputed border in...

India, China commanders meet again on ending border standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior Indian and Chinese military commanders are holding talks Monday aimed at resolving a tense monthslong standoff along their disputed...

China sends more warplanes as Taiwan honors late leader

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China sent more warplanes toward Taiwan for the second day Saturday as the island's leader, senior government officials and a...

Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mount

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel went back into a full lockdown on Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for...

China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy’s visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Friday...

Yoshihide Suga named Japan’s prime minister, succeeding Abe

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. ...

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire during US ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to rocket fire toward Israel the...

Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A ‘new’ Mideast?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump...

Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the...

Trump highlights foreign policy wins as he woos voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has notched a string of diplomatic wins he’s highlighting with voters in the...

Chinese military calls US biggest threat to world peace

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry on Sunday blasted a critical U.S. report on the country’s military ambitions, saying it is the U.S. instead...

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a...

AP Explains: What’s driving India-China military standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions along the disputed India-China border seem to be getting worse, three months after their deadliest confrontation in decades. ...

China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

BEIJING (AP) — India and China accused each other on Tuesday of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border...

Experts warn China-India standoff risks unintentional war

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a monthslong military standoff between India and China along their disputed mountain border protracts, experts warn that the nuclear-armed...

Indian, Chinese defense ministers meet amid border tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) — The defense ministers from India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to lower...

Serbia, Kosovo normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to normalize economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks that...

Bahrain to allow Israel flights to UAE over its airspace

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Czech Senate president meets Taiwan leader; Beijing protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

New US sanctions on international tribunal prosecutor, aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Saudi Arabia says flights to, from UAE can fly over kingdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

UAE’s warm welcome to Israelis reflects changing region

ABU DHABI, United Arab...

Defying China’s wrath, Czech senator delivers Taiwan speech

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

India says China’s military made moves near disputed border

SRINAGAR, India (AP) —...

First direct Israel-UAE flight lands in Abu Dhabi amid deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab...

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip...

Esper visit to tiny Palau highlights US-China competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — No...

China criticizes US sanctions over South China Sea buildup

BEIJING (AP) — China...

Israel attacks Hezbollah posts after shots fired at soldiers

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli...

Pompeo has closed-door meetings with Bahrain, UAE leaders

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

China protests alleged US spy plane incursion during drills

BEIJING (AP) — China...

Gaza locks down after detecting local transmission of virus

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip...

First commercial flight from Israel to UAE set for next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior...

Local virus cases in Gaza raise fears of a wider outbreak

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip...

Pompeo heads to Mideast as part of Trump’s Arab-Israeli push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary...

Pompeo, Kushner to Mideast as US presses Arab-Israeli peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Gaza militants fire 12 rockets, Israel strikes Hamas targets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian...

AP Explains: India’s Kashmir move foretold China standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) —...

Saudi Arabia cautiously welcomes UAE, Israel normalization

BERLIN (AP) — Saudi...

Israel shuts Gaza fishing zone after overnight fighting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel...

Telephone calls between UAE, Israel ring for the first time

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates...

Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's...

UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel...

Azar visit to Taiwan is fresh thorn in prickly US-China ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

TOKYO — The governor...

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy

SRINAGAR, India (AP) —...

Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniversary

SRINAGAR, India (AP) —...

Former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan dies

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They...

Taiwan says China sending planes near island almost daily

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

Israel supporter’s dramatic shift shocks establishment

JERUSALEM (AP) — An...

Clashes resume on volatile Armenian-Azerbaijani border

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) —...

Japan says coronavirus adds to security threat by China

TOKYO (AP) — China...

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

France urges Netanyahu not to annex parts of West Bank

PARIS (AP) — French...

Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) —...

Modi visits military base close to China amid standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) —...

Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime...

Militants attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) —...

Satellite images show buildup on disputed India-China border

BEIJING (AP) — Construction...

Arab League: Israeli annexation could ignite a religious war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

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