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Indian Muslims offer prayers, as activists of Bhim Army wait for the start of a protest against a new Citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Protests against India's citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants continue in Indian cities in an unabating strong show of dissent against the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protest at a 17th century mosque, Jama Masjid, was led by Chandrashekhar Azad, leader of the Bhim Army, a political party of Dalits who represent Hinduism's lowest caste. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India

Jan. 17, 2020 7:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Demonstrators carried placards and shouted slogans accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu...

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,...

Amazon to invest $1 billion in India

Jan. 15, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Wednesday that his company plans to invest $1 billion in digitizing small and medium businesses in India. Bezos, who is currently on a three-day visit, also said that Amazon is going to use it size, scale and global footprint to export $10 billion in goods...

In this photograph taken Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, protesters hold flowers as tear gas fired by police rises at a demonstration in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, to remember victims of a Ukrainian airplane shot down by an Iranian missile. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, online videos purported to show that Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. (AP Photo)

Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash

Jan. 15, 2020 12:10 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to" for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported to show two surface-to-air missiles 20 seconds apart...

An Indian student sits bleeding inside a bus after he was detained by police during a protest march towards the presidential palace against a recent attack on students by masked men inside Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The protest march Thursday of students and faculty of the esteemed university in New Delhi that was the site of a mob attack earlier this week was violently broken up by police, with police wielding batons to force demonstrators onto buses. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Police violently end student protest in central New Delhi

Jan. 9, 2020 9:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police chased and stuck protesting students with batons after they marched through India's capital Thursday to demand the resignation of a university official following an attack at their school by masked assailants. About 1,000 students and faculty from Jawarhalal Nehru University marched...

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...

Strike by millions of workers hit businesses in India

Jan. 8, 2020 4:00 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Banking and other businesses across India suffered Wednesday as millions of workers went on strike protesting the Hindu nationalist government’s economic policies, especially the planned sale of several state-owned companies including Air India. Protesters marched on the streets of...

Asha Devi, mother of the victim of the fatal 2012 gang rape on a moving bus, speaks to the media as she leaves a court in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A death warrant was issued Tuesday for the four men convicted in the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a New Delhi bus that galvanized protests across India and brought global attention to the country's sexual violence epidemic. A New Delhi court scheduled the hangings for Jan. 22, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. (AP Photo)

India sets 2012 gang rape convicts' executions for Jan. 22

Jan. 7, 2020 7:30 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A death warrant was issued Tuesday for the four men convicted in the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a New Delhi bus that galvanized protests across India and brought global attention to the country's sexual violence epidemic. A New Delhi court scheduled the hangings for...

In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, photo, sister of Mohsin Ahmad, a laborer who was shot and killed allegedly in police firing during protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, cries outside her residence in Meerut, India. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to oppose a new law that grants a path to citizenship for immigrants of every religion except Islam. Many say the law, passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist government, discriminates against Muslims and undermines the country's secular foundations. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Muslims in fear as police crack down in India's heartland

Jan. 6, 2020 11:06 PM EST

MEERUT, India (AP) — Sometimes Arshad Hussain disappears. He will be sitting on the bed, watching relatives, neighbors and journalists pour into his house when suddenly scenes of his dead son wash over him. "I find myself on the street, staring at the concrete path where my son bled to death,” he...