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Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Sep. 15, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in...

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...

Police say Indian troops have killed a militant in Kashmir

Sep. 11, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian troops have killed a suspected militant during an operation in the northern part of the Indian-controlled Kashmir, the region's police chief said. Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbagh Singh said that Asif Maqbool Bhat was killed in a brief shootout Wednesday morning in Sopore...

India, Nepal open cross border oil pipeline

Sep. 10, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leaders of India and Nepal inaugurated South Asia's first cross country oil pipeline Tuesday, allowing the Himalayan nation of Nepal to receive an uninterrupted supply of oil from its large southern neighbor. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart,...

Top India security official: Despite death, Kashmir peaceful

Sep. 7, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top security official said Saturday that the death of a Kashmiri teen who was struck with pellets fired by security forces was unfortunate but demonstrated that the crackdown in place in the restive Himayalan region for more than a month has been largely peaceful. "If there's one...

India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon

Sep. 7, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

BANGALORE, India (AP) — India's space agency said it lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water. The fate of the lander — whether it crashed or landed — wasn't immediately known. A...

Landline phones back in Kashmir, but calls don't go through

Sep. 5, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The government in Indian-administered Kashmir said landline telephone service has been restored a month into a near-total communications blackout and security lockdown while India's Hindu nationalist-led government downgraded the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. On Thursday, people...

Saudi, UAE diplomats arrive in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir

Sep. 4, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sent their top diplomats to Pakistan on Wednesday to help Islamabad defuse tensions with India over the disputed Kashmir region. Anti-India sentiment has grown in Pakistan since New Delhi moved to strip the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir of...

India's contentious citizen register attacked from all sides

Sep. 2, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Like many people in the northeast Indian state of Assam, Sajid Ali Ahmed, 25, is worried because his name did not appear on a controversial citizenship list released by the state government over the weekend. Sajid, a close relative of India's fifth president, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bluster on hurricanes, guns, economy

Sep. 2, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control. Over the weekend, he pointed to mental illness as a likely culprit behind recent shootings in Odessa, Texas, and elsewhere, even though criminologists routinely point to gun ownership as a far better...