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.
NEW DELHI India suspended cross-border trade with Pakistan-controlled Kashmir because it was being used to funnel weapons and drugs, the government said on Thursday, in a further crackdown in the volatile territory.
JABA, Pakistan A madrasa, or Islamic school, on a remote hilltop in northeastern Pakistan that was the target of an Indian air strike just over six weeks ago is still not ready to give up its secrets.
SRINAGAR Most nights in recent weeks, journalist Asif Qureshi’s phone vibrates with a message from a known number of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based militant group that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in a suicide attack in Kashmir in February: "Allah always keeps you in safety and security".
NEW DELHI India's Hindu nationalist ruling party vowed on Monday to strip decades-old special rights from the people of Jammu and Kashmir, making an election promise that provoked warnings of a backlash in the country's only Muslim-majority state.
KARACHI Pakistan has "reliable intelligence" that India will attack again this month, its foreign minister said, drawing condemnation from New Delhi which described the claim as irresponsible.
KARACHI, Pakistan/MUMBAI Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "whipping up war hysteria" over claims that India shot down a Pakistani F-16 during a standoff in February, saying the truth is always the best policy.
NEW DELHI A legal restriction that bars non-residents from owning property in India's northern state of Jammu and Kashmir is "constitutionally vulnerable" and discriminatory, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.
SRINAGAR Jammu and Kashmir is to restrict civilian traffic on a main state highway for two days a week in a bid to ward off militant attacks on security convoys as a general election nears, state authorities said on Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Pakistan on Thursday dismissed a dossier handed over by India in the wake of a suicide attack that nearly sparked a full-blown conflict earlier this month, saying the allegation that Pakistani groups were involved was unsubstantiated.
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
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