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4 Indian soldiers are killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir

Jul. 16, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four Indian soldiers were killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir, the Indian military said Tuesday. The soldiers were killed late Monday when they were fired at by militants hiding in the forests of...

Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Jul. 15, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony in Kathmandu. Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition...

India's Modi discusses the Ukraine war with Austria's leader a day after meeting Putin

Jul. 10, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the war in Ukraine on Wednesday with the leader of Austria, an ally of Kyiv that has a policy of military neutrality, emphasizing the need for diplomacy a day after he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Modi...

Putin hosts India's prime minister to deepen ties, but Ukraine looms over their relationship

Jul. 09, 2024 22:15 PM EDT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, seeking to deepen the relationship between the two nuclear powers at a time when NATO leaders gathered in Washington and Russia launched deadly missile attacks in Ukraine that hit a children's hospital. ...

Suspected rebels kill 5 Indian soldiers after ambushing their vehicle in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Jul. 09, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir ambushed an army vehicle on Monday in the region's south, killing five Indian soldiers and wounding other five, officials said. No insurgent group immediately claimed responsibility...

Putin meets Indian prime minister in Russia on his first visit since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine

Jul. 08, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Moscow on Monday for a two-day visit, his first since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, complicating the relationship between the longtime partners and pushing Russia closer to India’s rival, China. Modi met Russian...

Hundreds of mostly exiled Tibetans celebrate the Dalai Lama's 89th birthday in India's Dharamshala

Jul. 06, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

DHARAMSHALA, India (AP) — Hundreds of mostly exiled Tibetans gathered in India’s hillside town of Dharamshala to celebrate the birthday of the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, who turned 89 on Saturday. The Dalai Lama has made the hillside town his...

A NATO summit and mending EU relations are among first tasks for new UK leader Keir Starmer

Jul. 06, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New British Prime Minister Keir Starmer doesn’t get to take a breather. After a draining six-week election campaign, the center-left politician must get straight to work assembling his government, tackling a mountain of domestic problems and putting his stamp on the U.K.’s...

India's Modi will meet with Putin on 2-day visit to Russia starting Monday, Kremlin says

Jul. 04, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Thursday said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia next Monday and Tuesday and hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The visit was first announced by Russian officials last month, but the dates have not been previously disclosed. ...

Stampede at religious event in India kills at least 116 people, mostly women and children

Jul. 03, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Thousands of people at a religious gathering in India rushed to leave a makeshift tent, setting off a stampede Tuesday that killed at least 116 people and injured scores, officials said. It was not immediately clear what triggered the panic following an event...