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As troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, will aid stream out?

Aug. 28, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

JEBUL SIRAJ, Afghanistan (AP) — The children will inherit any peace that comes to Afghanistan, if only they can live to see it. Whimpering and badly malnourished, they are among the most vulnerable in a country that remains one of the poorest in the world. Now an expected United States-Taliban agreement to...

Modi clamps down on Kashmir, and India loves him for it

Aug. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

The achingly beautiful Himalayan valley was flooded with soldiers and roadblocks of razor wire. Phone lines were cut, internet connections switched off, politicians arrested. Public gatherings were banned. The prime minister of the world's largest democracy had clamped down on Kashmir to near-totalitarian levels....

Modi clamps down on Kashmir, and India loves him for it

Aug. 15, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

The achingly beautiful Himalayan valley was flooded with soldiers and roadblocks of razor wire. Phone lines were cut, internet connections switched off, politicians arrested. Public gatherings were banned. The prime minister of the world's largest democracy had clamped down on Kashmir to near-totalitarian levels....

India's main opposition Congress party in throes of crisis

Aug. 11, 2019 5:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — By appointing Sonia Gandhi interim president, India's oldest political party seems to have sent a message that it can't survive without the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Political analysts say the main opposition Congress party lost an opportunity to rid itself of an image of being driven by one...

India's Congress party appoints Sonia Gandhi interim chief

Aug. 10, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's main opposition Congress party on Saturday appointed Sonia Gandhi as interim president until it elects a new party chief. The party accepted the resignation of her son Rahul Gandhi, who quit as party president in July after its crushing defeat in national elections.He continues to...

India's former foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, dies at 67

Aug. 6, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sushma Swaraj, India's former external affairs minister and a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. She was 67. Swaraj died of a heart attack and was rushed to the emergency ward of All India Institute of Medical Science...