World Sep 25

76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
Leaders at UN face global concern over regional conflicts

In today’s world, few conflicts stay local. There’s India’s fight over the Kashmir region with bitter rival Pakistan, Haiti’s inner turmoil spilling into a migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and questions about the Ethiopian government’s role in reported starvation…

World Sep 02

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Chairman of a hardliner faction of All Parties Hurriyat Freedom Conference, shouts slogans during r...
Geelani, Kashmir’s staunchest anti-India leader, dies at 91

Geelani was an ideologue and a staunch proponent of the merger of Kashmir with Pakistan. He was seen as the face of resistance against India, widely respected even by pro-India Kashmiri politicians. Kashmir is a disputed region, claimed by both…

Aug 20

Thousands detained during lockdown on Kashmir

The crackdown began just before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government on Aug. 5 stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and its statehood, creating two federal territories.

Aug 17

Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India's government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy.