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India detains Kashmir separatists, issues new warning to Pakistan

Srinagar - Indian authorities arrested dozens of Muslim leaders in raids across Kashmir and sent thousands of reinforcements to the troubled territory on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up warnings to Pakistan over a suicide bomb attack.

Pakistan military warns India against 'misadventure'

Islamabad - Pakistan's military warned India on Friday against "misadventure", saying it was capable of responding to any threats as tensions simmer between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

India's top court orders protection for Kashmiris

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered bolstered protection for Kashmiris who have faced a violent backlash from a suicide bombing in the troubled territory that killed 40 paramilitaries.

Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

Srinagar - Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally escaping an angry backlash over a suicide bombing in Kashmir.

US urges Pakistan to punish those behind Kashmir attack

Washington - The United States threw its support behind India on Tuesday and pressed Pakistan to punish those behind a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian security personnel.

UN urges India, Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree.

Iran Guards: Pakistani behind suicide attack on troops

Tehran - The suicide bomber who carried an attack that killed 27 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards last week was a Pakistani national, the elite force said Tuesday.

Pakistan accuses Indian on death row of 'terrorism' at UN court

Den Haag - An Indian man on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying committed "terrorist acts" including targeted killings and kidnappings on New Delhi's orders "to create anarchy", Islamabad's lawyers told the UN's top court on Tuesday.

India rebuffs Pakistan PM's bomb attack inquiry offer

New Delhi - India on Tuesday demanded that rival Pakistan take "credible and visible action" over a major suicide attack in Kashmir as it sternly rebuffed Prime Minister Imran Khan's offer to investigate the bombing.

Pakistan 'ready to talk' with India on Kashmir, will retaliate if attacked: PM

Islamabad - Pakistan is ready to help India investigate the deadliest blast in Kashmir in decades, but will retaliate if Delhi attacks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals soared.

India says suicide attack mastermind killed

Srinagar - India's army said Tuesday it had killed the mastermind of a major suicide bomb attack in Kashmir which it blamed on Pakistan, as calls grew for reprisals over the deaths of more than 40 paramilitaries and soldiers.

Death row 'spy' in Pakistan must be freed, India tells UN court

Den Haag - Islamabad should be ordered to immediately free an Indian man sentenced to death for alleged spying in Pakistan, India's lawyers told the UN's top court Monday, saying his military trial was a "farcical case" based on "malicious propaganda".

Saudi vows to 'de-escalate' India-Pakistan tensions after Kashmir attack

Islamabad - Saudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi.

India, Pakistan 'spy' row heads for UN top court amid tensions

Den Haag - India will on Monday renew its bid to persuade international judges to take an alleged spy off death row in Pakistan, in a controversial court case as fresh bloodshed in Kashmir sends tensions between the neighbours soaring.

Nine dead as deadly Kashmir battle heightens India-Pakistan tensions

Srinagar - Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a battle with Kashmir militants that left nine dead, officials said, just days after a major suicide bomb attack escalated tensions with neighbouring Pakistan.

India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing

Srinagar - Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout from a suicide bombing that killed 41 soldiers in the disputed region.

Saudi prince starts Asia tour with deals to invest $20 bn in Pakistan

Islamabad - Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed a raft of investment deals Sunday worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South Asian country, as Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched his Asia tour seeking to emerge from the Khashoggi affair.

Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victims

Isfahan - Tens of thousands of Iranians called for "revenge" Saturday at the funeral of 27 Revolutionary Guards killed in a suicide attack perpetrated by jihadists that Tehran accuses Pakistan of supporting.

India mourns dead soldiers amid calls for revenge

New Delhi - Thousands of mourners across India attended funerals on Saturday for some of the 41 soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir as a round-the-clock curfew remained in force in part of the restive region.

Iran general says Pakistan backs group behind suicide bomb

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused "Pakistan's security forces" of supporting the perpetrators of a suicide bombing that killed 27 troops on Wednesday, in remarks state TV aired Saturday.

India, Pakistan in UN court for death row 'spy' case

Den Haag - India will ask the UN's top court Monday to order Pakistan to take an alleged Indian spy off death row, in a case that could stoke fresh tensions after a deadly attack in Kashmir.

Pakistan gets ready to woo Saudi crown prince

Islamabad - Pakistan was rescheduling flights, blocking-off luxury hotels, and -- according to one report Friday -- collecting 3,500 pigeons and colourful balloons to release during a welcome ceremony for Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

India vows 'heavy price' after deadly Kashmir attack

New Delhi - India and Pakistan's troubled ties risked taking a dangerous new turn on Friday as New Delhi accused Islamabad of harbouring militants behind one of the deadliest attacks in three decades of bloodshed in Indian-administered Kashmir.

37 killed in Indian Kashmir attack

Srinagar - At least 37 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir in one the deadliest attacks on government forces there, police said.

Blast kills 12 soldiers in Indian Kashmir

New Delhi - At least 12 Indian soldiers were killed on Thursday in the deadliest attack on government forces in Indian-administered Kashmir in more than two years, police said.

Thirty years after Rushdie fatwa, blasphemy still a potent weapon

Islamabad - Thirty years after Iran called for the killing of Salman Rushdie, the British novelist remains a figure of hate for extremists across the Muslim world, and though the level of outrage has dropped, the issue of blasphemy is as incendiary as ever.

IMF chief says ready to support Pakistan after meeting PM Khan

Dubai - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday met Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and assured him that IMF stands ready to support his country.

Pakistan women's rights activist released from detention

Islamabad - One of Pakistan's leading women's rights activists has been released from police custody, she told AFP Thursday, after Amnesty International said she and others had been detained "arbitrarily".

Pakistan police culture of impunity faces trial by social media

Islamabad - Five policemen raise their guns and fire dozens of times into a parked car at point-blank range in Pakistan. Then they reach inside, around the bodies of the dead, to pull out three crying children.

Asia Bibi's lawyer seeking European passport

Paris - The Pakistani lawyer who secured the acquittal of a Christian woman facing the death sentence for blasphemy is himself seeking protection from European governments, his French lawyer told AFP on Friday.
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