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China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

Jul. 23, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the State Department said Friday. The trip comes as the Biden administration seeks to shore up U.S. leadership in...

Indian farmers protest agriculture laws near Parliament

Jul. 22, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — More than 200 farmers demonstrated Thursday near India’s Parliament to mark eight months of protests against agricultural laws they say will devastate their livelihoods. The protesters waving white, green and orange flags arrived in police-escorted...

'He was our eye': Reuters photographer killed in Afghanistan

Jul. 16, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the Reuters news service was killed Friday as he chronicled fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban near a strategic border crossing amid the continuing withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops. Danish Siddiqui,...

India internet law adds to fears over online speech, privacy

Jul. 15, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — It began in February with a tweet by pop star Rihanna that sparked widespread condemnation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of massive farmer protests near the capital, souring an already troubled relationship between the government and Twitter. ...

Indian, Chinese foreign ministers discuss border standoff

Jul. 14, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The foreign ministers of India and China met in Tajikistan on Wednesday with New Delhi stressing that a military standoff along a mountainous border area was profoundly disturbing their ties, and warning that any unilateral change in the status quo by Beijing was...

Youth of the pandemic revisited: Hopeful, resilient, nervous

Jun. 30, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

A young woman in California, newly vaccinated, flashes a smile and a peace sign as she poses for a prom photo with her pals. She feels strange but elated without her mask. In Australia, a girl still clings to the fluffy border collie that her family got to comfort them in...

Indian police say bomb-laden drones hit air base in Kashmir

Jun. 27, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian officials said Sunday they suspect explosives-laden drones were used to attack an air base in the disputed region of Kashmir, calling it the first such incident of its kind in India. Dilbagh Singh, the region's police director-general, told...

Modi meets Kashmir leaders 1st time after altering region

Jun. 24, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s prime minister held a crucial meeting with pro-India politicians from disputed Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region’s semi-autonomy and jailed many of them in a crackdown. No major decision was...

Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India's middle class

Jun. 12, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ram Babu moved from his village to the Indian capital New Delhi in 1980, to clean cars. Soon, he learned to drive and got a job as a tour bus driver. Decades later, he set up his own company, Madhubani Tours and Travels. In March 2020, a stringent...

India to provide free vaccines to all in major policy shift

Jun. 07, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

India's federal government will provide free coronavirus shots to any adult starting later this month and take back control of the country's vaccination drive, marred by delays and shortages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Monday. The changes reverse a policy...