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India's farmers renew protests, challenging Modi government

Sep. 27, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indian farmers blocked traffic on major roads and railway tracks outside of the nation's capital on Monday, marking one year of demonstrations against government-backed laws that they say will shatter their livelihoods. The farmers have...

At UN, turmoil in Haiti, Ethiopia draws global concern

Sep. 25, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

The speeches may be scripted, but the U.N. General Assembly can sometimes be the only direct window into the regional challenges that command global concern. On Saturday, world leaders were speaking on behalf of some of the most unstable and unsettling current conflicts....

India's Modi targets neighbors at UN, but not by name

Sep. 25, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't directly mention Pakistan or China in his Saturday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, but the targets of his address were clear. In a roughly 20-minute speech delivered in-person and in Hindi, he...

Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

Sep. 24, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meeting with the leaders of India, Australia and Japan, President Joe Biden declared Friday that the U.S. and other members of the Indo-Pacific alliance known as “the Quad" are showing they “know how to get things done" in an increasingly complicated corner of the...

Imran Khan paints Pakistan as victim of US ungratefulness

Sep. 24, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime Minister Imran Khan sought to cast Pakistan as the victim of American ungratefulness and an international double standard in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. In a prerecorded speech aired during the evening, the...

Mystery solved: Biden gets proof of family ties to India

Sep. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystery solved. President Joe Biden sat down with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for important talks about the Indo-Pacific region. But first, the leaders caught up on the president's own family ties to the subcontinent. ...

Indian court allows women to apply to defense academy

Sep. 22, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that women will be able to take the entrance examination for the national defense academy in November for the first time, opening the way for them to become full-time officers. The court turned down a...

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...