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Explainer: U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed


ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.


Modi gets election boost with U.N. sanction against India's 'enemy No. 1'

01 May 2019

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election bid received a big fillip on Wednesday after a U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted Masood Azhar, the head of a Pakistan-based militant group, a decade after New Delhi first demanded such an action.


U.N. blacklists founder of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed

02 May 2019

UNITED NATIONS/ISLAMABAD A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse.


Insight: Deadly encounters - the night the Indian army arrived in a village in south Kashmir

30 Apr 2019

PINGLAN, India/SRINAGAR Hundreds of Indian soldiers descended on the picturesque village of Pinglan, which is surrounded by south Kashmir's apple and apricot orchards, just before midnight on February 17.


Human rights and the law in Indian-controlled Kashmir

30 Apr 2019

SRINAGAR Both the United Nations and the International Criminal Court consider the way civilians said they were used by the Indian army to search houses in south Kashmir to be illegal under international law, experts said.


India suspends cross border trade in Kashmir in new crackdown

18 Apr 2019

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.


Inside the Pakistani madrasa where India said it killed hundreds of 'terrorists'

11 Apr 2019

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.


Attacked by both sides: journalists caught in the crossfire of Kashmir conflict

09 Apr 2019

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".


Ahead of election, BJP vows to strip Jammu and Kashmir of special rights

08 Apr 2019

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.


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