Formation of J&K and Ladakh UTs ‘unlawful, void’: China

Beijing: China on Thursday objected to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories as “unlawful and void”, saying India’s decision to “include” some of China’s territory into its administrative jurisdiction “challenged” Beijing’s sovereignty. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on Thursday into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — in […]

Changes to J&K illegal and void: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected as “illegal and void” the formal bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and said the purpose of these “unilateral changes” is to alter its demographic structure. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on Thursday into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — in accordance with […]

EU calls on India, Pakistan to resume dialogue

United Nations: The European Union has called on India and Pakistan to avoid escalation of tension over the Kashmir issue and resume bilateral dialogue for a peaceful and political solution to the matter, after the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Reacting sharply to India’s move to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and […]

ISIS chief dead in US raid in northwest Syria: Prez Trump

ISIS chief dead in US raid in northwest Syria: Prez Trump

Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “is dead” in a secret US special forces raid in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, saying the elusive leader of the “ruthless” Islamic State and the world’s number one terrorist died “like a dog and like a coward”. Speaking at the White House on Sunday morning, President Trump […]

US welcomes Indo-Pak Kartarpur Corridor agreement

Washington: The US has welcomed India and Pakistan signing a key agreement to operationalise the landmark Kartarpur Corridor next month, saying building of people-to-people ties between the two neighbours is “good news”. India and Pakistan on Thursday signed the agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visa-free visit to Gurdwara […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’ along LoC

Islamabad: (PTI) Pakistan on Friday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control that killed three Pakistani civilians. The Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal told Ahluwalia that the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may […]

Kartarpur corridor agreement likely to be signed on Thursday: Pak

Kartarpur corridor agreement likely to be signed on Thursday: Pak

Islamabad: (PTI) Pakistan said on Wednesday that a historic agreement with India to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor was likely to be signed on Thursday. The corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with the gurdwara at Kartarpur, just about four km from the international border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan’s […]

Malaysian PM stands by his remark on Kashmir

Malaysian PM stands by his remark on Kashmir

Kuala Lumpur:  Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said he stands by his remarks on Kashmir, asserting that he speaks his mind and does not retract and change, days after India expressed regret over his statement. Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly last month, Mahathir alleged that India has “invaded and […]

Bangladesh: 4 killed, 50 injured as protesters clash with police over blasphemous FB post

Bangladesh: 4 killed, 50 injured as protesters clash with police over blasphemous FB post

DHAKA: At least four people were killed and 50 others injured as Bangladesh police on Sunday opened fire on hundreds of Muslims protesting against an alleged blasphemous Facebook post by a Hindu man. The violence erupted in the morning after hundreds of Muslims gathered in southwestern Bhola district, 116 kilometers from Dhaka, for a protest […]

Pak observes Kashmir Day, PM Khan criticises India

Pak observes Kashmir Day, PM Khan criticises India

Islamabad: As Pakistan observed ‘Kashmir Day’ on Friday to express solidarity with Kashmiris, Prime Minister Imran Khan criticized India for revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Pakistan has been trying to rally international support against India for its decision to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcate the state into two union territories. On […]