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In Kashmir, India batters press freedom — and journalists

Jan. 23, 2022 02:27 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For five years, Sajad Gul wrote about conflict wracking his homeland, a disputed Himalayan territory where a violent armed rebellion and India's brutal counterinsurgency have raged for over three decades. That changed on a snowy Wednesday night in January...

Shift of 50-year-old Indian war memorial stirs controversy

Jan. 21, 2022 10:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Friday moved a commemorative flame that was lit 50 years ago to honor Indian soldiers killed in a 1971 war with Pakistan to a new National War Memorial that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi nearly three years ago. The move...

UK police asked to probe Indian officials’ role in Kashmir

Jan. 19, 2022 10:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A London-based law firm filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India's army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir. Law firm Stoke White said it submitted extensive...

Blast kills 3 sailors on Indian navy ship docked in Mumbai

Jan. 18, 2022 21:48 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion on an Indian navy ship killed three sailors Tuesday, the defense ministry said. It is unclear whether others were injured or what caused the blast. The crew on the INS Ranvir acted quickly to bring the situation under control and no major damage has...

China's Xi rejects 'Cold War mentality,' pushes cooperation

Jan. 17, 2022 12:54 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that his country will send an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, calling for global cooperation to tackle the pandemic and other challenges while urging other powers to discard a "Cold-War mentality” — a...

Hindu monk jailed after calling for 'genocide' of Muslims

Jan. 17, 2022 06:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have charged a Hindu monk with inciting religious violence after he called for the “genocide” of India's Muslims at a meeting of right-wing supporters, police said Monday. Senior police officer Swatantra Kumar said Yati Narsinghanand Giri, an...

COVID, China, climate: Online Davos event tackles big themes

Jan. 15, 2022 02:36 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the World Economic Forum's annual meeting of world leaders, business executives and other heavyweights to go virtual for the second year in a row, but organizers still hope to catapult the world into thinking about the future with a scaled-down...

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in preliminary findings released Friday. The helicopter was flying through a valley...

India, China talks on border standoff end in stalemate

Jan. 13, 2022 09:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders on easing a 20-month border standoff ended without a breakthrough for the second time in three months, an Indian Defense Ministry official said Thursday. The ministry said in a statement that the two sides had a...

Indian, Chinese army commanders discuss border impasse

Jan. 12, 2022 08:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese military commanders met Wednesday to discuss withdrawal of troops from a key area of their contested border to ease a 20-month standoff. The 14th round of talks is being held on China's side of the Moldo meeting point and is likely to conclude...