Latest Kashmir News

FILE- In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Kashmiris shout slogans against India revoking Muslim-majority Kashmir's semi-autonomous status during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. India on Thursday asked China to avoid raising the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations Security Council, insisting it is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

India asks China to avoid raising Kashmir dispute at U.N.

Jan. 16, 2020 7:04 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday asked China to avoid raising the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations Security Council, insisting it is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan. The government issued a statement Thursday, a day after China requested a review by the U.N. Security Council of the...

China hopes UN meeting spurs India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 9:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday against further escalation between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region and expressed hope that a Security Council meeting called by Beijing will encourage both countries to seek a solution through dialogue. Zhang Jun,...

Police officers and local residents dig to search bodies of victims of avalanches in Doodnail village in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to more than 155 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Razaq)

Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said...

Officials: Series of avalanches kill 12 in Himalayan Kashmir

Jan. 14, 2020 12:13 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least six Indian soldiers and six civilians were killed in five separate avalanches in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said three separate avalanches hit three frontier Indian army and paramilitary posts in the past 24...

Snow covers areas of Kundalshahi, in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Severe winter weather has claimed more lives as avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall killed more than 50 people in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while a dozen died in neighboring Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal)

Harsh weather kills 70 more people in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Jan. 14, 2020 8:24 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Severe winter weather has claimed more lives as avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall killed 55 people in Pakistan-administered Kashmir while 15 died in neighboring Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. The latest deaths raise the two countries' overall death toll from the...

In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, photo, people walk on a road during heavy snow fall in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province. Much of the damage was caused in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province where Imran Zarkon, the head of provincial disaster management authority said 14 people were killed in the past 24 hours because of roofs amid winter's unusual snowfall, which also blocked highways and disrupted normal life. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pakistan leaves 54 dead

Jan. 13, 2020 8:56 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 54 people dead, officials said Monday as authorities struggled to clear and reopen highways and evacuate people to safer places. In Pakistan, where 30...

FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested a long-serving counterinsurgency officer for allegedly having ties with rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

Decorated Indian officer arrested for Kashmir rebel ties

Jan. 13, 2020 1:55 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir have arrested a long-serving counterinsurgency officer for allegedly having ties with rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region, officials said Sunday. Police intercepted a fast-moving car in southern Kashmir on Saturday night and...

An Indian paramilitary soldier guards as a convoy of New Delhi-based diplomats passes through Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Envoys from 15 countries including the United States are visiting Indian-controlled Kashmir starting Thursday for two days, the first by New Delhi-based diplomats since India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India's top court orders review of all curbs in Kashmir

Jan. 10, 2020 5:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Friday ordered the government to review all restrictions, including the suspension of internet service, in Indian-controlled Kashmir within a week, saying the measures amounted to abuse of power. Defense attorney Vrinda Grover said the Supreme Court also...

Indian army soldiers guard on top of their armored vehicle as a convoy of New Delhi-based diplomats passes through Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Envoys from 15 countries including the United States are visiting Indian-controlled Kashmir starting Thursday for two days, the first by New Delhi-based diplomats since India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India takes envoys from 15 countries to visit Kashmir

Jan. 9, 2020 6:38 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Envoys from 15 countries including the United States arrived in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, the first visit by New Delhi-based diplomats since the government stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and began a harsh crackdown five months ago. The diplomats were...

Pakistani air force jet crashes in training, 2 pilots killed

Jan. 7, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's air force said one if its aircraft crashed during training Tuesday in the eastern Punjab province, killing the two pilots. The FT-7 jet trainer went down in an open area and caused no damage on the ground, the air force statement said. It said an investigation had been...