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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

Pakistan: Risk of ‘accidental war’ with India over Kashmir

Pakistan’s foreign minister warned Tuesday that India’s “illegal occupation” of Muslim-majority Kashmir could drive the nuclear-armed countries “into an accidental war.”


Kashmir police say thousands detained in crackdown in region

At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

Hundreds of people have defied unprecedented security restrictions and held a street protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir


India’s Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used an Independence Day speech to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as about 7 million residents of the …


India eases restrictions in Kashmir for Islamic festival

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say they eased restrictions in the region’s main city for a third straight day ahead of a major Islamic festival.


Pakistan downgrades diplomatic ties with India over Kashmir

The political crisis over the disputed territory of Kashmir escalated Wednesday when Pakistan said it would downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, expel the Indian ambassador and suspend bilateral trade …


Troops lock down Kashmir as India votes to strip its status

Indian lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that strips the statehood from the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir amid an indefinite security lockdown in the disputed Himalayan territory, actions that neighboring …


Unrest feared after India revokes Kashmir’s special status

India’s Hindu nationalist-led government moved Monday to revoke the special status of Muslim-majority Kashmir, cutting off communications and deploying thousands of troops in the restive Himalayan region amid fears the …


Pakistani army plane crashes into homes, killing 19

A Pakistani military plane crashed into a residential area before dawn on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people, most of them in their homes on the outskirts of the city …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Trump seeks Pakistan’s help to end long Afghanistan war

President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the …


Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

Iran’s foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

IHOP to open 19 restaurants in Pakistan

IHOP plans to open its first location in Pakistan by the end of the year, part of the American pancake restaurant’s efforts to seek new revenue abroad.


8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

A pre-dawn airstrike inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp and killed a “very large number” of militants ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for …


Car bomb kills 33 Indian soldiers, wounds 20 in Kashmir

At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Woman acquitted of blasphemy still can’t leave Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi.


Christians quietly mark Christmas in Muslim-majority Pakistan

The message of Christmas had special resonance this season among Pakistani Christians, an old but often persecuted minority of about 3 million in a country of 208 million that is …


4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.

Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said …


Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.


Pakistan PM ‘optimistic’ after brief talks with Pompeo

Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday, saying he was “optimistic” he could reset the relationship with Washington after …


Pakistan’s Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power.


Former cricket star declares victory in Pakistan election

Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election that was marred by violence and allegations of fraud, and he pledged to fight corruption and build a …


Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prison

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in custody on Saturday, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon …


Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison

A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of …


9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

Eight civilians, including an Indian husband and wife and four members of a Pakistani family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the …


Pakistani prime minister in Afghanistan to ease tensions

Pakistan’s prime minister arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two neighbors and revive a push for …