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  • *India shuts some major Srinagar mosques for Muslim holiday. *Communications in India- run Kashmir still in lockdown. Frustration is growing in Muslim-majority Kashmir, which is also claimed by Pakistan, over Indias move last week to curtail autonomy for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, including a bar on non-residents buying property.

  • Pakistani Christian shout slogans in support of Kashmiris at a rally in the connection of the country Independence Day in Quetta on August 11, 2019, after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy.

    Hundreds of people protested in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Sunday against India's decision to curb its autonomy.

  • *Pakistan PM likens Modi to Hitler over Kashmir policy. SRINAGAR, Aug 11- Hundreds of people protested in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Sunday against India's decision to curb its autonomy, despite new restrictions on travel and a seventh straight day of communications blackout. Seeking to tighten its grip on the region also claimed by neighbouring...

  • JABRI, Pakistan, Aug 11- Deep in the mountains of the Neelum Valley, where a river separates Indian and Pakistani Kashmir, is the small village of Jabri, usually far enough away to avoid being hit by exchanges of fire between the countries' armies. That changed late last month when Indian artillery shells hit the village and an unexploded device found its way into the...

  • COLOMBO, Aug 11- Sri Lankans, angered by the government's inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring back economic growth. The Rajapaksa brothers, Gotabaya and Mahinda, were credited with bringing peace to Sri Lanka in 2009 by defeating the Tamil...

  • COLOMBO, Aug 11- Sri Lankans, angered by the government's inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring back economic growth. The Rajapaksa brothers, Gotabaya and Mahinda, were credited with bringing peace to Sri Lanka in 2009 by defeating the Tamil...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 10- For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, and people flooded the streets of Kashmir's summer capital to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. But with public mobile, landline telephone and internet connections still severed by the authorities in most of...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 10- For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, and people flooded the streets of Kashmir's summer capital to buy provisions ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha on Monday. And some homeowners and city workers were left to clean up Srinagar's streets on Saturday, a day after police used...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 9- Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi's withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar on Friday, a police official and two witnesses said. Video footage carried by international news channels, the BBC and Al Jazeera and available...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 9- Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi's withdrawal of special rights for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir state in its main city of Srinagar on Friday, a police official and two witnesses said. Seeking to tighten its grip on the region also claimed by neighbouring Pakistan, India this week...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 9- Authorities in Kashmir eased some restrictions to allow people to attend prayers on Friday but anger was still mounting against India's decision to revoke the special status of the Muslim-majority region, residents and officials said. Arch-rival Pakistan, which lays claims to Kashmir, has downgraded diplomatic ties with India and suspended...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 9- Anger was mounting in Kashmir against India's decision to revoke the special status of the Muslim-majority region, residents and officials said, although authorities eased some curbs to allow people to offer Friday prayers. Seeking to tighten its grip on the region also claimed by neighbouring Pakistan, India this week scrapped the state's...

  • SRINAGAR, Aug 9- Authorities plan to relax curbs in India's Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir to allow people to offer Friday prayers, media said, as a five-day lockdown damped protests over the withdrawal of the Himalayan region's special status. Thousands of additional paramilitary troops flooded into Kashmir, already one of the world's most...

  • There's 'always a risk' of terrorism in India-Pakistan dispute

    If diplomatic steps are the worst tension between India and Pakistan, that's something to feel relieved about, says Alyssa Ayres of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • *Pakistan steps up diplomatic pressure, rules out conflict. ISLAMABAD/ SRINAGAR, India, Aug 8- Pakistan halted its main train service to India on Thursday and banned Indian films as it exerted diplomatic pressure on New Delhi for revoking the special status of Kashmir, the region at the heart of 70 years of hostility between them. Kashmir's leaders have warned of a...

  • SRINAGAR/ ISLAMABAD Aug 8- Pakistan halted its main train service to India on Thursday and banned Indian films as it kept up the diplomatic pressure on New Delhi for revoking the special status of Kashmir, the region at the heart of 70 years of hostility between them. Kashmir's leaders have warned of a backlash and Pakistan, which also lays claims to the territory,...

  • SRINAGAR, India Aug 8- India on Thursday urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, saying it was an internal affair and aimed at developing the revolt-torn Muslim majority region. Pakistan, which also has claims on Kashmir, said it would expel India's ambassador in Islamabad and its...

  • *China records best export growth since March. Aug 8- Emerging market stocks broke their second longest run of losses ever and currencies stabilized on Thursday as positive trade data out of China, which also signaled curbing a slide in its yuan, gave investors some relief after this week's rout. Risk assets including developing world markets, commodities and...

  • Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses his nation on July 26, 2018.

    Pakistan said it is suspending bilateral trade with New Delhi and expelling India's high commissioner to Islamabad.

  • John Boyd, a fourth generation crop farmer and president of the Black Farmer's Association, checks the condition of a soybean field for harvesting in Baskerville, Virginia on Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019.

    U.S. soybean exports to China have fallen sharply, with total shipments expected to end this marketing year some two-thirds lower.