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Kashmir is ‘definitely a nuclear flashpoint,’ Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman warns

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Tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir could spark a nuclear conflict, Pakistan’s military spokesman said. The warning comes amid reports of more fighting along the Line of Control between them. “Kashmir is definitely a nuclear flashpoint,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, chief spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said on Saturday. Read More

Colonial time bomb: How specter of British Empire still haunts Kashmir

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The dispute over the region of Kashmir has once again set India and Pakistan headlong on the path to conflict. Arguably the longest conflict of the modern times between the nuclear powers reflect a bitter legacy of British rule. The dispute over Kashmir has been a searing wound for decades. It is one of the longest conflicts Read More

Officials blamed for bridge collapse told to leave memorial service

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Motorway executives attending a ceremony to remember victims of a major bridge collapse were told to leave after grieving relatives asked the Italian prime minister to intervene. A service was held in Genoa marking one year since 43 people were killed in the Morandi Bridge disaster. Top executives for the country’s biggest motorway operator Atlantia Read More

Energy interests applaud changes to endangered species protections

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Highlights Expected to speed decision-making on infrastructure Federal agencies have had trouble tracking ESA requirements California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, as well as some environmental groups, have vowed to challenge the Trump administration’s sweeping changes to Endangered Species Act protections. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & Read More

Pakistani FM visits ‘trusted friend’ China amid Kashmir escalation

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has traveled to Beijing to consult with Chinese leadership over rising tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi, after India revoked the special status of Kashmir. Qureshi arrived in Beijing on Friday morning, and is expected to meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, as well as other Chinese leaders. Read More

Modi hails Kashmir crackdown as ‘historic’ decision that helps combat terror and separatism

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his government’s decision to revoke the special legal status in the contested Kashmir region, condemning the previous arrangement for breeding terrorism and emboldening separatists. Following a move earlier this week to rescind the articles of the Indian Constitution granting Kashmir’s political autonomy, the PM said on Thursday that the Read More

Train service linking India and Pakistan suspended amid Kashmir tensions

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By Emily Mee, news reporter The train linking Pakistan and India is being suspended because of increasing tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir. “We have decided to shut down Samjhauta Express,” Pakistan’s railways minister Sheikh Rasheed told reporters. “As long as I am railways minister, Samjhauta Express can’t operate.” Image: The train has been Read More

Kashmir row: Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations with India

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Pakistan has said it plans to downgrade its diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India. The move comes in response to India’s decision earlier this week to revoke the special status granted to the Indian-controlled Kashmir region. Pakistan says it plans to take details of the latest dispute to the United Nations Security Council, Read More

Pakistan expels Indian envoy & recalls ambassador over Kashmir row

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The Pakistani government is expelling an Indian envoy from the country and recalling its own ambassador from India, in response to a move by New Delhi to revoke legal autonomy from its part of contested Kashmir. The decision was made on Wednesday following a meeting of Pakistan’s National Security Committee, which resolved to “downgrade” diplomatic Read More

Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations with India

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Pakistan has said it plans to downgrade its diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India. The move comes in response to India’s decision earlier this week to revoke the special status of the Indian-controlled Kashmir region. In a government statement on Wednesday, Pakistan said it also planned to take details of the latest dispute Read More