US-Led Afghan Peace Effort Gains Momentum - Voice of America

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has established a new leadership council comprising government officials, opposition politicians and civil society representatives that will manage national peace efforts and put together an "effective" team of negotiators for possible talks with...

Pakistan's Long Support For Militants Puts The Country In A Bind - NPR

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Asad Khan, says India is hastily and unfairly blaming his country for a Feb. 14 suicide bombing that killed more than 40 Indian security force members in the disputed Kashmir region. "India pointed the finger at Pakistan within minutes. The Indian government and media went into...

Analysis: India, Pakistan de-escalate but triggers remain - AP

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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Nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan have pulled back from the brink of an all-out military confrontation over the contested Kashmir region. But Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan failed to address the underlying threats to stability, raising the likelihood of...

Pakistan captures Indian pilot after shooting down aircraft, escalating hostilities - Washington Post

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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In the most ominous military confrontation between India and Pakistan since both tested nuclear weapons two decades ago, Pakistan said it shot down two Indian military aircraft over its territory Wednesday and launched strikes in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while India claimed it shot down a Pakistani fighter jet in the “aerial encounter.” An especially volatile...

India-Pakistan Clash Intensifies With Downed Jets, Captured Pilot - Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Pakistani and Indian jet fighters clashed in the skies above their disputed border, with each side claiming to have shot down at least one warplane and Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot, escalating military hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals. As the U.S. and other world powers urged restraint...

India and Pakistan say they've launched airstrikes against each other. Here's what you need to know - AFP

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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New Delhi sought to ease soaring tensions with an infuriated Islamabad Wednesday after carrying out an air strike on Pakistan's territory, as the US urged the nuclear-armed neighbours to "exercise restraint". Ties between the arch-rivals have been under intense strain after a February 14 suicide bombing in the disputed Himalayan region of...

Pakistan Launches Diplomatic Push to Counter India After Attack - Voice of America

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Pakistan launched an intense diplomatic push to repel India’s efforts to isolate it after India blamed a Pakistan based group for an attack Friday in Kashmir killing more than 40 security personnel. At least 70 to 80 ambassadors in Islamabad were briefed since Friday by Pakistan’s foreign office, according to diplomatic and other...

India Vows 'Befitting Reply' After Attack On Security Forces In Kashmir - NPR

Friday, February 15, 2019

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "befitting reply" for perpetrators and their supporters in the wake of a bombing in Kashmir described as the deadliest in three decades that killed at least 40 Indian police troops and wounded nearly 20 more. In the attack on Thursday...

India warns Pakistan of 'strong response' for Kashmir attack - Al Jazeera

Friday, February 15, 2019

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" to a car bombing in Kashmir that killed at least 42 troops, with New Delhi calling for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack. "We will give a befitting reply," Modi said...