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India calls new UK COVID-19 vaccine rules 'discriminatory'

Sep. 21, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday criticized the British government’s decision not to recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates issued by Indian authorities, calling it a “discriminatory policy” that will impact its citizens who want to travel to that country. ...

The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

Sep. 17, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.” The...

Indian opposition party holds street protest demanding jobs

Sep. 17, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Youth members of India's main opposition Congress party clashed with police during a street protest Friday demanding jobs as the country’s economy recovers from a coronavirus lockdown last year that triggered massive unemployment. They also urged...

With Taliban's rise, India sees renewed threat in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the disputed region of Kashmir, where militants already have a foothold. ...

Biden, leaders of Australia, India, Japan to meet in person

Sep. 13, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to host the leaders of Australia, India and Japan for a four-way meeting later this month to strategize about COVID-19, climate change and other issues. Spokesperson Jen Psaki announced Monday that Australian Prime Minister...

India, Australia call for global action in Afghanistan

Sep. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top ministers from India and Australia on Saturday called for international anti-terror efforts in Afghanistan, bolstering mutual security ties and blunting China's growing regional assertiveness. Australia's foreign and defense ministers met their...

India seeks Australian investment in defense industry

Sep. 10, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India sought investment from Australia’s defense industry on Friday as the two countries discussed ways to bolster defense ties and cooperate on maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region, where China's military strength and influence have grown. ...

Indian police raid homes, question 4 journalists in Kashmir

Sep. 08, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir raided the homes of four journalists on Wednesday, triggering concerns of a further crackdown on press freedom in the disputed region. After the raids in Srinagar, the region’s main city, the four journalists...

2 Australian ministers begin 4-nation visit ending in US

Sep. 08, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign and defense ministers are visiting Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States to bolster economic and security relationships within the Asia-Pacific region, where tensions are rising with China. Foreign Minister...

EXPLAINER: Resistance leader’s death deepens Kashmir strife

Sep. 02, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The death of a top separatist leader in disputed Kashmir and the ensuing crackdown on public movement and communications by Indian authorities have highlighted the turmoil seething just below the surface in the region. Here's a closer look at what Syed...