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India's Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

Aug. 24, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed Muslim-majority region of...

Indian authorities bar opposition from visiting Kashmir

Aug. 24, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government on Saturday barred several opposition leaders from visiting Indian-administered Kashmir to assess the situation created by a massive security crackdown in the region that started early this month. Authorities sent the opposition leaders back to New Delhi after they...

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police in NW Pakistan, 2 killed

Aug. 24, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen on motorcycles attacked a security post overnight in the northwestern Daraban Kalan area, killing two employees at a nearby gas station. Police officer Tariq Khan said Saturday that the eight militants also wounded two people in a bus getting...

Security in Kashmir tightened following call for march

Aug. 23, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region. Police and paramilitary soldiers re-imposed restrictions on...

Al-Qaida claims Pakistan detained wife of its chief Zawahiri

Aug. 23, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Al-Qaida has accused Pakistani security forces of detaining the wife of its chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and two other families of the insurgent group's "martyrs" for nearly a year. In a statement, the leadership of al-Qaida on Friday alleged "treacherous Pakistani forces" captured Zawahiri's...

Pakistani authorities evacuate 2,000 from flood-hit areas

Aug. 23, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have evacuated about 2,000 people from flood-affected areas after accusing India of opening a dam without warning earlier this week and swelling two rivers in Pakistan. Pakistani rescue services deployed boats and with the help of the military, transported...

India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...

France presses India to opt for dialogue in Kashmir crisis

Aug. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has met with India's prime minister, discussing climate and other concerns ahead of the G-7 summit but also pressing for dialogue with Pakistan over the crisis in Kashmir. The meeting Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was part of a marathon...

ITF postpones Pakistan-India Davis Cup series

Aug. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has postponed next month's Davis Cup series between India and Pakistan because of the recent political tension over the disputed territory of Kashmir. The ITF says it made the decision "following an in-depth security review of the current situation in...

China's rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs bite

Aug. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

YINGKOU, China (AP) — From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China's northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the Belt and Road Initiative is...