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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.

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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.

Who are Kashmir's armed groups? (03.03.2019)

Al Jazeera explains the major groups that are involved in the armed movement for Kashmiri self-determination.

First lull in Kashmir since latest India-Pakistan escalation (03.03.2019)

Residents near the disputed boundary in divided Kashmir region said Sunday it was quiet overnight, their first lull since a dangerous escalation between Pakistan and India erupted last week bringing the two nuclear-armed rivals close to full-out war.

Kashmir fighting sees Indian aircraft downed (27.02.2019)

Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian military jets and captured a pilot in a major escalation between the nuclear powers over Kashmir. … The aerial attacks across the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Indian and Pakistani territory are the first since a war in 1971. They follow a militant attack...

India-Pakistan tensions escalate after deadly Kashmir attack (19.02.2019)

India says Pakistan should “stop misleading the international community” and take action against the perpetrators of a deadly militant attack in Indian Kashmir, while Islamabad warns it will swiftly retaliate if New Delhi launches any military action. Tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals...