Latest Kashmir News

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

Apr. 15, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates played a role in getting longtime Asian rivals India and Pakistan to agree to a cease-fire amid tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir, the Emirati ambassador to Washington said. The comments by Yousef...

Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions

Apr. 13, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims in many parts of the world marked the start of Ramadan on Tuesday, but a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries has once again put curbs on the holy month's signature feasts and lengthy prayers in mosques. Still, there were...

5 rebels, ex-policeman killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Apr. 11, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A former police officer was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. ...

Indian forces kill 7 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Apr. 09, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Seven suspected militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in two separate gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region Militants hid inside a mosque as...

Anti-India clashes erupt after troops kill 3 Kashmir rebels

Apr. 02, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India clashes erupted between government forces and residents of a village in disputed Kashmir on Friday following a gunbattle in which troops killed three suspected militants, police and residents said. The gunfight erupted shortly after...

Pakistan, India peace move silences deadly Kashmir frontier

Apr. 02, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The machine guns peeking over parapets of small, sandbagged concrete bunkers and the heavy artillery cannons dug deep into Himalayan Kashmir’s rugged terrain have fallen silent. At least for now. The Line of Control, a...

Pakistan cancels decision about allowing trade with India

Apr. 01, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Cabinet on Thursday canceled a decision announced the previous day ago about allowing the resumption of partial trade with nuclear-rival neighboring India, the foreign minister said. The cancellation followed criticism by Pakistan's...

Rebels kill police guard of pro-India politician in Kashmir

Apr. 01, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir on Thursday fatally shot a policeman guarding the home of a local politician in India’s ruling party, police said. Militants opened fire after storming the house belonging to Mohammed Anwar Khan in...

As tensions ease, Pakistan allows partial trade with India

Mar. 31, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday lifted a two-year ban on the import of sugar and cotton from nuclear-rival neighboring India, a major move aimed at reviving trade ties with New Delhi amid easing tensions, Pakistan's finance minister said. The decision to...

Pakistan PM to India PM: We too want peaceful relations

Mar. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has responded to a recent peace overture from his Indian counterpart, writing in a letter to Narendra Modi that Islamabad also desires peaceful relations with New Delhi, officials said Tuesday. The exchange of letters between...