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UN experts urge India to end 'collective punishment' in Kashmir

Geneva - A group of UN human rights experts on Thursday urged India to end the communications blackout imposed on Kashmir, warning it amounted to "collective punishment" and risked exacerbating regional tensions.

Tiger by the tail: Pakistan's militant challenge in Kashmir

Muzaffarabad - Pressure is mounting on Pakistan to contain militants itching for a fight with arch-nemesis India amid growing calls for action in its escalating dispute with New Delhi over Kashmir.

'We won't give an inch': India faces defiance in 'Kashmir's Gaza'

Srinagar - Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call "Kashmir's Gaza" as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation.

Kashmir families demand answers for 'unaccounted for' deaths

Srinagar - Rafiq Shagu's wife died shortly after Friday prayers in India's Muslim-majority Kashmir when tear gas smashed through a window in their home and filled the room.

Two killed in Kashmir as Trump offers to mediate

Srinagar - A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the "explosive" situation.

Trump offers to mediate 'explosive' Kashmir standoff

Washington - US President Donald Trump offered Tuesday to mediate the "explosive" situation in Kashmir amid mounting international concern over a flare-up in violence between India and Pakistan in the divided region.

Pakistan extends military chief's tenure amid Kashmir row

Islamabad - Pakistan extended its military chief's tenure Monday, ensuring stability in what is arguably the country's most powerful position as tensions soar with rival India and Washington is expected to announce a withdrawal deal in Afghanistan.

Empty classrooms as some schools re-open in Indian Kashmir

New Delhi - Some Kashmir schools re-opened on Monday but were largely empty following weekend clashes in Srinagar, two-weeks after India removed the restive region's autonomy and imposed a lockdown.

4,000 detained in Kashmir since autonomy stripped: govt sources

Srinagar - Thousands of people have been detained in Indian Kashmir over fears of unrest after New Delhi stripped the region of its autonomy two weeks ago, government sources told AFP.

Pakistan, India exchange cross-border fire after UN meet on Kashmir

Srinagar - India and Pakistan exchanged "heavy" cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi's move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare meeting of the UN Security Council.

Taliban chief's brother killed in Pakistan blast: militant sources

Quetta - The Afghan Taliban leader's brother was among four people killed in a blast at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan Friday, insurgent sources and a Pakistani official told AFP.

Indian ambassador to UN slams international interference over Kashmir

New York - India's ambassador to the United Nations on Friday slammed international interference over Kashmir, after the Security Council held its first formal meeting on the disputed region in almost 50 years.

India hints at changing 'no first use' nuclear policy

New Delhi - India's defence minister hinted on Friday that New Delhi might change its "no first use" policy on nuclear weapons, amid heightened tensions with fellow atomic power Pakistan.

India slams international interference in Kashmir after clashes

Srinagar - Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as New Delhi seethed at a rare UN Security Council meeting about the disputed Muslim-majority region -- the first in nearly 50 years.

India says some Kashmir restrictions eased

Srinagar - India has eased some restrictions on movement in Kashmir but phones and the internet remained cut off for a 12th day on Friday, a police official in the restive territory said.

UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir behind closed doors: diplomats

New York - The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold a rare meeting on Kashmir after India stripped the region of its autonomy, sparking a row with Pakistan, diplomats told AFP Thursday.

Five killed in India-Pakistan border clashes as Modi hails Kashmir move

New Delhi - Five people were killed in cross-border fire between India and Pakistan, officials said Thursday, amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals since New Delhi controversially stripped contested Kashmir of its autonomy.

Pakistan vows to respond to any Indian aggression in Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed Wednesday the time had come to teach Delhi a lesson and promised to "fight until the end" against any Indian aggression in the disputed region of Kashmir.

Kashmir outposts divided over status change

New Delhi - India's move to carve up Kashmir and curtail its autonomous powers has caused division and anger in parts of the far-flung Himalayan region even as followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejoice.

Kashmir curfew to be eased after Thursday: governor

New Delhi - Restrictions on freedom of movement in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir will be eased after Independence Day on Thursday, the state governor has said, although phone lines and the internet will remain cut off.

India says easing Kashmir restrictions 'in phased manner'

New Delhi - India's government said Tuesday it is easing its lockdown in Kashmir in a "phased manner" after cutting phone and internet access for over a week to prevent protests over its decision to end the Himalayan region's autonomy.

India says easing Kashmir restrictions 'in phased manner'

New Delhi - India's government said Tuesday it is easing its lockdown in Kashmir in a "phased manner" after cutting phone and internet access for over a week to prevent protests over its decision to end the Himalayan region's autonomy.

Kashmiri Hindus dream of going home

New Delhi - Utpal Kaul, a Hindu, has dreamt of returning to his lakeside property and peach orchard in Kashmir ever since he fled the Muslim-dominated valley three decades ago in fear of his life.

India imposes Kashmir clampdown on Eid, rejects China criticism

Srinagar - Indian troops clamped tight restrictions on mosques across Kashmir for Monday's Eid al-Adha festival over protest fears, as Beijing warned New Delhi its actions in the restive territory were causing "regional tensions".

India to keep Kashmir lockdown for Eid on protest fears

Srinagar - Indian authorities are expected to extend a military clampdown in Kashmir ahead of Monday's start of the Eid al-Adha festival on fears protests could break out over its stripping of the Muslim-majority region's autonomy.

Call waiting: Kashmiris queue for two-minute phone access

Srinagar - Outside a guarded government office in Indian Kashmir's main city, an interminable queue forms every day for a near-priceless opportunity: a two-minute phone call to the outside world.

Kashmir capital readies for Eid after protest broken up

Srinagar - Big queues formed in Indian-administered Kashmir's main city on Saturday outside cash machines and food stores as authorities eased a crippling curfew to let the Himalayan region prepare for a major Muslim festival, residents said.

Kashmir capital readies for Muslim festival after protest broken up

Srinagar - Big queues formed in Kashmir's main city on Saturday outside cash machines and food stores as Indian authorities eased a crippling curfew to let the Himalayan region prepare for a major Muslim festival, residents said.

Clampdown on grief in Kashmir's shackled main city

Srinagar - In India's curfew-smothered Kashmir valley, even the freedom to mourn the dead has been shut down.

Indian troops enforce Kashmir lockdown during Friday prayers

Srinagar - Indian troops enforced the fifth day of a military lockdown across Kashmir but eased some restrictions for Friday prayers, as China and Pakistan vowed to stand together after New Delhi's move to end the disputed Muslim-majority region's autonomy.
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