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Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Mar. 23, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister...

The Latest: Death toll in mosque attacks rises to 50

Mar. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say they have found another body at one of the mosques that was attacked, raising the death toll in the shootings to 50. New Zealand Police Commissioner...

The Latest: New Zealand rugby match canceled for mourning

Mar. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and the Dunedin-based Highlanders has been canceled in the wake of the shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people....

Pakistan standoff helps India's Modi shift focus from jobs

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April. After a suicide bombing killed 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

Indian elections to begin April 11 as Modi seeks re-election

Mar. 10, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Election Commission announced Sunday that national elections will begin April 11, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeks a second term. About 900 million people are eligible to vote in a staggered process that allows the government to deploy tens of...

India's top court orders mediation in Hindu temple dispute

Mar. 8, 2019 2:50 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court set up a mediation team Friday to try to settle a land dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque. Attorney Vishnu Jain said the court gave the three-member team four weeks to submit...

Analysis: India, Pakistan de-escalate but triggers remain

Mar. 3, 2019 1:20 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan have pulled back from the brink of an all-out military confrontation over the contested Kashmir region. But Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan failed to address the underlying threats to stability, raising...

Pakistan frees captured Indian pilot in 'gesture of peace'

Mar. 1, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WAGAH, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan handed over a captured Indian air force pilot to Indian officials at a border crossing on Friday, a "gesture of peace" by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan aimed at defusing a dramatic escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir. The...

The Latest: Pakistan hands over captured pilot to India

Mar. 1, 2019 11:07 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 9 p.m. Pakistan has handed over an Indian pilot captured after his plane was shot down by the Pakistani military this week amid a dramatic confrontation between the two nuclear-armed rivals over the disputed Kashmir...

Rival Pakistan-India standoff latest in long Kashmir dispute

Feb. 28, 2019 2:40 PM EST

SRINIGAR, India (AP) — This week's standoff between India and Pakistan is their latest in a long dispute over the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, dating back to their independence in 1947. Once unified as a single territory under British rule, India and Pakistan have struggled to create their own...