News, analyses and pictures from the conflict-ridden region at the heart of more than 70 years of animosity between nuclear powers India and Pakistan.

India to lift travel advisory on Kashmir two months after crackdown


SRINAGAR, India India on Thursday will lift an advisory asking tourists and pilgrims to leave Jammu & Kashmir, further rolling back steps taken during a crackdown launched before the government scrapped the special status of the Muslim majority state two months ago.


China's Xi voices support for Pakistan over Kashmir: Xinhua

09 Oct 2019

BEIJING/ISLAMABAD Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday he was watching the situation in Kashmir and would support Pakistan in issues related to its core interests, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.


Modi to host China's Xi at summit with ties strained by Kashmir

09 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi will welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping at an informal summit this week, the Indian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, their talks coming at a time of strained ties over the disputed region of Kashmir.


Police impose restrictions in Indian Kashmir after Pakistan PM's speech

28 Sep 2019

SRINAGAR, India Authorities in Indian Kashmir tightened restrictions on people's movements on Saturday to prevent possible protests following a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.


Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns of 'bloodbath' when Kashmir curfew lifted

27 Sep 2019

UNITED NATIONS Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned on Friday there would be a bloodbath once India lifts its curfew in disputed Kashmir and that any all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations would reverberate far beyond their borders.


U.S. hopes to see rapid action on lifting Kashmir curbs: official

27 Sep 2019

NEW YORK The United States hopes to see rapid action by India to lift restrictions it has imposed in Kashmir and the release of detainees there, the senior U.S. diplomat for South Asia said on Thursday.


Anger, impatience mount in Pakistani Kashmir as Khan makes diplomatic push

26 Sep 2019

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD As Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan prepares to deliver another appeal to the world to address the situation in Kashmir, he faces the risk that rising anger in his country's portion of the disputed region could spiral into a confrontation with India.


Quake kills 22, flattens buildings in Pakistani Kashmir

24 Sep 2019

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD An earthquake shook northern Pakistan on Tuesday, destroying buildings, cracking roads, killing 22 people and injuring nearly 200 more, government and police officials said.


Trump hopes India and Pakistan 'come together' on Kashmir, Khan asks for U.S. help

23 Sep 2019

NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he hoped India and Pakistan could come together to resolve their differences over Kashmir, as Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged Trump to use U.S. influence to help end India's "siege" of the volatile territory.


A man rows his boat in the waters of the Dal lake on a cold winter morning in Srinagar February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Scenic Kashmir at the heart of India-Pakistani animosity

The scenic mountain region is divided between India, which rules the populous Kashmir Valley and the Hindu-dominated region around Jammu city, Pakistan, which controls a wedge of territory in the west, and China, which holds a thinly populated high-altitude area in the north.   Full Article 


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti speaks during an interview with Reuters at her residence in Srinagar March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Q&A: Mehbooba Mufti on the crackdown in Kashmir and its impact

Kashmiri politician Mehbooba Mufti has urged India to start a dialogue with Pakistan and separatists in Kashmir to defuse tensions raised by February's attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama that was claimed by the Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based militant group.  Read