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Security in Kashmir tightened following call for march

Aug. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region. Police and paramilitary soldiers re-imposed restrictions on...

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit focused on world economy

Aug. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world's most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy. White House officials said Thursday that the session was added to Sunday's schedule at the last minute at Trump's...

France presses India to opt for dialogue in Kashmir crisis

Aug. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met with India's prime minister, discussing climate and other concerns ahead of the G-7 summit but also pressing for dialogue with Pakistan over the crisis in Kashmir. The meeting Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was part of a marathon...

Indian court orders ex-finance minister held for questioning

Aug. 22, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Thursday ordered that a former finance minister belonging to the opposition Congress party be held for four days for questioning by investigators in suspected bribery and money laundering cases. Palaniappan Chidambaram appeared before Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar a day after...

Indian investigators arrest key opposition leader

Aug. 21, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Federal investigators on Wednesday arrested a key opposition Indian National Congress party leader at his home in the Indian capital in a suspected money laundering case. Palaniappan Chidambaram was taken into custody on suspicion of conspiring with a Mauritius-based firm to illegally...

At least 2,300 detained in locked-down Indian-ruled Kashmir

Aug. 21, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of statehood, according to top Kashmir police and arrest statistics...

Leader of Pakistan-held Kashmir welcomes Trump initiative

Aug. 20, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The president of Pakistani-administered Kashmir welcomed efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump to lower tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed Himalayan region on Tuesday and warned of a deepening humanitarian crisis and food shortages in the Indian-held portion. Sardar...

The Latest: Trump speaks with leader of Pakistan

Aug. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the disputed Kashmir region (all times local): 5 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, on the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India. Earlier in the day, the White...

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security eases

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistan said Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions were lifted Monday in the main city of Srinagar. Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but...