- Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem Updated: Oct-03-15 3:50 pm
JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday in the latest in a series of Palestinian attacks.
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- Q&A: Abbas warning to Israel blunted by lack of specifics Updated: Sep-30-15 4:07 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Mahmoud Abbas seemingly made good on his threat to drop a "bombshell" in Wednesday's speech to the U.N. General Assembly when he declared that the Palestinians cannot continue to be bound by 20-year-old security and economic agreements with Israel.
- Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel Updated: Sep-30-15 3:13 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for Palestinians, in the most serious warning yet that he might walk away from engagement with the Jewish state.
- Ahead of UN speech, Palestinian leader eschews direct talks Updated: Sep-30-15 5:20 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says a new "multilateral" approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is needed since direct negotiations have failed.
- Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law Updated: Sep-28-15 2:28 pm
NEW YORK - Vietnam's president told The Associated Press on Monday that China's island-building in the disputed South China Sea violates international law and endangers maritime security.
- Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.
- Venezuela, Guyana to restore ambassadors amid border dispute Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - After a tense meeting, the presidents of Venezuela and Guyana agreed Sunday to restore ambassadors and hold talks to resolve a long-running border dispute that flared up recently following the discovery of oil in disputed waters.
- Guyana launches military exercises amid Venezuela dispute Updated: Sep-25-15 10:24 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana is conducting military exercises as relations with neighboring Venezuela sour over a border dispute.
- Guyana says Venezuela deploys troops to disputed border Updated: Sep-22-15 6:47 pm
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Guyana President David Granger said Tuesday that Venezuela has deployed troops to a contested border region in what he called a "dangerous" escalation of a long-running dispute between the South American nations.
- Frenemies: Tense undercurrents for US-China state dinner Updated: Sep-22-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - It's never good when tension is on the dinner menu.
- Russia and Japan to continue discussions on peace treaty Updated: Sep-21-15 2:58 pm
MOSCOW - Russia says it's ready for more talks with Japan on a long-delayed peace treaty, but it firmly stands its ground on the two nations' territorial dispute.
- UN calls for calm, restraint at Jerusalem's holiest site Updated: Sep-17-15 10:38 pm
- Jerusalem's holiest site, a raw nerve in Mideast conflict Updated: Sep-17-15 3:21 pm
JERUSALEM - A rectangular hilltop compound in Jerusalem is ground zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Pakistan army says India kills 2 civilians in Kashmir region Updated: Sep-17-15 1:11 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says "unprovoked" Indian gunfire has killed two civilians in Pakistan's part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China seen building 3rd airstrip Updated: Sep-16-15 2:36 am
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons mostly in the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.
- After Iran deal, Obama struggles to gain Israel's trust Updated: Sep-13-15 6:13 pm
JERUSALEM - Seeking to sell his nuclear deal with Iran to a skeptical Israeli public, President Barack Obama has repeatedly declared his deep affection for the Jewish state. But the feelings do not appear to be mutual.
- Doctor in blockaded Gaza makes stethoscope with 3-D printer Updated: Sep-10-15 5:41 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian-Canadian doctor has created a low-cost stethoscope using a 3-D printer, the first in a series of inventions he hopes will help alleviate medical supply shortages caused by an eight-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.
- Taiwan simulates attacks by political rival China Updated: Sep-10-15 3:16 am
HSINCHU, Taiwan - Taiwan's military blasted shells into the ocean Thursday, one in a series of exercises this week to simulate attacks by political rival China after Beijing staged what appeared to be a mock strike against the presidential office in Taipei.
- US-Israel spat over Iran deal may sideline Palestinians Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
JERUSALEM - In recent months, many in the Middle East had assumed - some in hope, others with concern - that once the Iranian nuclear issue was resolved, the United States would make another push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But the opposite seems more likely.