• August 31, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Republican Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio sailed past their primary election opponents ahead of tough general election contests. Also, for the first time in more than 50 years, a U.S. commercial flight landed in Cuba. The JetBlue craft flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, carrying 150 passengers including Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2016   BY  

    Protests and diplomatic tensions are on the rise along the border of India and Pakistan as government officials from several Southeast Asian countries met in Pakistan on Wednesday for a regional summit. Continue reading

  • January 6, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Republicans took control of the House and the Senate. Despite warm words for getting much accomplished in the new year, there was confrontation between Republicans and the White House over the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline. Also, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking bribes while in office. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2014   BY  

    The death toll from Kashmir’s heaviest rainfall in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday. Six days of heavy rainfall that began on Sept. 3 has submerged more than 2,000 villages near the border of India-controlled Kashmir and Pakistan in the Himalayan region, putting more than 1.5 million people in danger. Officials expect the conditions to worsen for the next few days and have told approximately 700,000 people to abandon their homes. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2014  

    The meeting between India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, may have opened an opportunity to mend a relationship fraught with violence and territorial dispute. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the contentious relationship from Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S., and Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2014  

    On his first full day as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi met with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif. The two countries have had a contentious, violent history, including consistent conflict over the northern region of Kashmir and a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. The two nations plan to continue talks between foreign ministers. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • July 30, 2012  

    In other news Monday, in northern India business, transportation, and public utilities came to a halt after 370 million people lost power for hours. Also, North Korea faced torrential rain, which put large parts of the country under water. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010  

    New violence has erupted in Kashmir, where a crackdown on protests against Indian rule has intensified in recent months. It is the latest in decades of unrest in this territory, where power is divided between India and Pakistan but there is popular desire for independence. John Sparks of ITN reports on the deadly tensions. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2008   BY  

    Pakistan closed offices and arrested activists from an Islamic charity believed to be a front for a militant group, officials said Friday, as international pressure grew for increased action against militants blamed for the Mumbai, India, attacks. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2008   BY  

    Analysts disagree on whether the decades’ old conflict over control of the Kashmir region between India and Pakistan inspired the attacks in late November in Mumbai, India, or whether the objectives of the fighters go beyond the disputed region. Dan Sagalyn, deputy senior producer at the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, examines the differences of opinion in this Reporter’s Podcast. Continue reading

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