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The Latest: Spokesman says Trump spoke with Pakistan's PM

Aug. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India revoking status of Indian-administered Kashmir (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue regarding the...

The Latest: UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on disputed Kashmir (all times local): 9 p.m. The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a rare meeting on Kashmir in response to requests by China and Pakistan following India's revocation of the region's special constitutional status and downgrading of its statehood to a...

The Latest: Pakistan-controlled Kashmir leader dismisses LOC

Aug. 14, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on India's decision to downgrade Kashmir's status (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The leader of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir says his government will no longer recognize a decades-old border after India stripped the portion of the disputed Himalayan region it...

India eases restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic festival

Aug. 11, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir said they eased restrictions in the region's main city for a third straight day on Sunday ahead of a major Islamic festival, following India's move to strip the region of its constitutional autonomy and impose an indefinite curfew. More than 250...

India promises easing of restrictions, food for Kashmir

Aug. 11, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir promised easing of restrictions on Sunday and essential supplies for an Islamic festival, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown after India's decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy. Pakistan...

The Latest: Strict curfew eased in Kashmir, tensions high

Aug. 9, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on Kashmir (all times local): 7 p.m. In Iran's capital, the leader of Friday prayers cautioned India over its sudden downgrading of Indian-administered Kashmir, the Hindu-majority nation's only Muslim-majority region. Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, an adviser to Iran's...

Kashmir curfew partially eased for prayers amid lockdown

Aug. 9, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with...

Indian PM: Changes in Kashmir will free it from 'terrorism'

Aug. 8, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status to free the disputed region of "terrorism and separatism." Modi's Hindu-led nationalist government imposed an...

The Latest: UN chief urges no action on Kashmir status

Aug. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's security clampdown in Kashmir (all times local): 10:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on India and Pakistan to refrain from taking any steps that would affect the status of Kashmir. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday "the...

Pakistan downgrades diplomatic ties with India over Kashmir

Aug. 7, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political crisis over the disputed territory of Kashmir escalated Wednesday when Pakistan said it would downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, expel the Indian ambassador and suspend bilateral trade with its regional rival. Indian authorities have clamped a complete shutdown on...