Senior UN official skips Pakistan visit, citing flight issue

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly announced Sunday that he was postponing a scheduled visit to Pakistan “due to some technical flight problems." ...

Pakistan: China-backed hydropower projects irk locals, environmentalists

Prime Minister Imran Khan last week vowed to build the "biggest dam in Pakistan's history" after he inaugurated the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. ...

The Latest: South Africa reports new high in virus deaths

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have nearly reached 400,000 as the country reports a new daily high of 572 deaths. South Africa is now one of the world’s t...

Pakistanis say India deliberately hits civilians in Kashmir

CHIRIKOT, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani villagers living along a highly militarized frontier in the disputed region of Kashmir accused India on Wednesday of intentionally targeting civilians, but they vow...

India-Pakistan fighting in Kashmir kills 3 family members

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three members of a family were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir by firing from Indian and Pakistani soldiers who were exchanging shells and gunfire along the highly militariz...

Struggling India set to cross 1 million coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India inched closer to 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday, third only to the United States and Brazil, prompting concerns about its readiness to confront an inevitable surge that c...

AP PHOTOS: India fights virus as cases near 1 million

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — From high up in the Himalayan valley of Kashmir to the seemingly endless sprawl of beaches in Kanyakumari, the virus despair has stretched across the large swathes of India, ov...

UN frees up 'expense' money for several declared terrorists

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations has freed up “expense” money for several men designated as terrorists at the request of the Pakistani government, including one with a $10 million U.S. bounty on hi...

Kashmiri children: The everlasting scars of a deadly conflict

Basim Aijaz was 12 years old when he was killed in an accidental blast near the site of a gunfight in Srinagar, a major city in India-administered Kashmir. His mother, Kousar Jan, is yet to come to te...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international stud...

Woman killed as India, Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers barraged each other with mortar shells and gunfire along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir on Wednesday, killing a woman and wounding anot...

19 dead as train hits bus carrying Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 19 people and injuring several other...

PM Modi visits military base close to China amid standoff

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unannounced visit Friday to a military base in remote Ladakh region bordering China where the soldiers of the two countries hav...

India to buy 33 Russian fighter aircraft for $2.43 billion

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense ministry on Thursday approved the purchase of 21 Russian MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft costing $2.43 billion to augment its air force as the country f...

Photo of toddler sitting on slain grandpa angers Kashmiris

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A photo of a toddler sitting on the chest of of his dead grandfather has outraged residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir after the victim’s family accused government forces of s...