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PM Khan meets founder of Kashmir Study Group in New York

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in New York to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on Saturday met with the founder the Kashmir Study Group Farooq Kathwari. The premier asked Kathwari to continue informing the world about India's illegal occupation and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir so that they could see...

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Lockdown enters 14th day in IoK, 24 injured in clashes

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of occupied Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said. In the past 24 hours, there has been a series of protests against New Delhi's August 5 revocation of the occupied region's autonomy....

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Kabul wedding blast claims 63 lives, 182 injured

KABUL: At least 63 people were killed and 182 wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding late Saturday. The explosion came just as the US and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off on a deal that would see American troops begin to depart Afghanistan in return for various security assurances from the insurgents. "#Kabul #Afghanistan explosion in...

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Donald Trump terms White house discussion on Afghan peace deal ‘very good’

The White House signaled progress on Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisers went “very well”. Trump met at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course with national security advisers including Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Chairman of the Joint...

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Protest for IoK held outside Indian High Commission in UK

LONDON: Thousands of people, many waving Pakistani and Kashmiri flags, protested outside the Indian High Commission in London on Thursday in support of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. India’s decision to revoke special status for its portion of Kashmir, along with a communications blackout and curbs on movement, caused fury in Pakistan, which cut trade and transport links and...

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Moscow has no objection to UNSC meeting on Kashmir: Russia

Russian envoy to the United Nations (UN) Dmitry Polyanskiy has said his country does not object to the meeting called by Pakistan to discuss India’s move to terminate the special status of occupied Kashmir. “Moscow doesn't object to holding such a meeting, but the matter should be discussed behind closed doors,” Polyanskiy said while speaking to reporters. The UN Security...

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UNSC to hold session on IoK on Friday: Radio Pakistan

The United Nations Security Council will is expected to hold a session to discuss the occupied Kashmir dispute on Friday, Radio Pakistan reported, as China also backed Pakistan's request. Pakistan drew the attention of the UNSC presidency to the grave threat to peace and security in South Asia after India annexed occupied Kashmir and called for summoning an emergency meeting...

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Modi defends repealing of Article 370 in Independence Day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed on Thursday his “path-breaking” move to strip the restive region of occupied Kashmir of its autonomy, in a tub-thumping speech marking Indian Independence Day. Indian-occupied Kashmir has been under lockdown since August 4, with freedom of movement restricted and phones and the internet cut. A day later New Delhi scrapped Article 370 in the...

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Lockdown continues in IoK during Eidul Adha

Indian authorities are expected to continue their military clampdown in occupied Kashmir on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha amid protest fears. Indian-occupied Kashmir has been in a security lockdown since last Monday, when India´s Hindu-majority government rescinded years of autonomy and gave full control to New Delhi. Officials eased restrictions earlier Sunday but imposed them again in the afternoon amid a...

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Iranian president calls for diplomatic settlement of IoK crisis

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called for diplomatic settlement of Kashmir issue , saying that Iran advocates restoration of rights of the Muslims living in other countries. In a telephonic conversation with the Prime Minister Imran Khan, Iranian president said that Pakistani government will spare no effort to re-establish peace and security in Kashmir. Congratulating the Muslim's Eid Al-Adha...

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Anti-India protests held in IoK

SRINAGAR: Thousands of people held anti-India protests in occupied Kashmir following India’s move to revoke the special status of the occupied valley. According to Kashmir Media Service, scores of people were injured after the occupying forces and police used brute force against the protesters in Srinagar. Defying strict lockdown, thousands of people including women, children and elderly persons gathered in...

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Kashmir issue needs to be resolved peacefully under UN Charter: China

BEIJING: China has categorically stated the Kashmir issue is a dispute from colonial history and it should be resolved peacefully under the UN Security Council resolutions. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his interaction with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Beijing expressed serious concern over the situation arising from India's actions by India in occupied Kashmir....

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More than two million Hajj pilgrims stay at Arafat as main rituals begin

MOUNT ARAFAT: Around two million pilgrims from around the world converged in Arafat on Saturday to perform the main ritual of Hajj "Waqoof-e-Arafat". They listened sermon delivered at Namira Mosque and then performed Zuhr and Asr prayers combined and are spending time in Arafat with prayers for acceptance of their pilgrimage and recitation of Quranic verses until sunset. After sunset,...

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Curfew in Indian occupied Kashmir eased for Friday prayers, claims police

A strict curfew keeping residents of Indian-occupied Kashmir in their homes for a fifth day was being eased for Friday prayers, the police chief said. The mostly-Muslim region has been under an unprecedented security lockdown and near-total communications blackout to prevent unrest as India's Hindu nationalist-led government announced it was revoking Kashmir's special constitutional status and downgrading its statehood. “People...

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FM Qureshi reaches China to consult over occupied Kashmir

Beijing: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday arrived China on a diplomatic mission. The foreign minister undertook the visit in view of the deteriorating situation of peace and security in the region after India revoked special status of Occupied Kashmir. He is due to hold important meetings with the Chinese leadership during which he will apprise them of Pakistan's...

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Article 370 was a hurdle for development of Kashmir: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday Article 370 was a hurdle for the development of Jammu & Kashmir. Indian premier made these remarks during a speech on the state broadcaster, he added that "I want to tell the people of Jammu and Kashmir that your representatives will come from amongst you." "The democracy in our nation is so...

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Tensions in IoK are likely to increase regional instability: US

The United States has warned that India's repealing of occupied Kashmir's special status may have broader implications and result in increased instability in the region. The US Department of State, in a press release, said it would continue to support direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir and other issues of concern. "[We are] closely following India's legislation regarding...

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