South Asia


Imran Khan says Pakistan will 'teach India a lesson' (14.08.2019)

Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has threatened to “teach Delhi a lesson” and vowed to fight until the end against any Indian violations in disputed Kashmir.

Kashmir dispute: UN 'deeply concerned' over restrictions (08.08.2019)

The UN has said the latest restrictions imposed on Indian-administered Kashmir are deeply concerning and "will exacerbate the human rights situation". A UN spokesperson highlighted a telecommunications ban, the arbitrary detention of leaders and a ban on political assembly. The region has been on...

Pakistan's Khan calls for international intervention over Kashmir (06.08.2019)

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his government will challenge an Indian move to change the constitutional status of India-administered Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council, urging the international community to intervene in the crisis or risk regional destabilisation.

Trump offers to mediate Kashmir dispute between India, Pakistan (22.07.2019)

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to mediate the decades-long dispute between India and Pakistan over the region of Kashmir. … Pakistan has long sought U.S. mediation in the Kashmir dispute, but the United States has previously said the issue must be solved bilaterally between India and...

Kashmir’s decade-high death toll a ‘warning sign’ (11.06.2019)

Mounting rights abuses and political disengagement could push more young people towards militancy in Indian-administered Kashmir, residents warn, following some of the deadliest violence the troubled region has seen in a decade.

Islamic State claims ‘province’ in India for first time after clash in Kashmir (13.05.2019)

Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group.

India elections: why are Kashmiris not voting? (30.04.2019)

The fourth phase of Indian elections has seen a low turnout in parts of Kashmir after separatist groups called for a boycott. Experts say the voting trend shows people's disillusionment with the political process.


Kashmir attack lays bare old and new risks (29.03.2019)

Recent events in the border region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan have brought long-running anxiety about the potential for conflict back into sharp focus. Almost twenty years ago, then-United States President Bill Clinton observed that the “most dangerous place in the world today…is the...

India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other - sources (17.03.2019)

The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said.