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World 05 Mar 2019 | 5:23 PM

Pakistan begins crackdown on militant groups amid global pressure

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Tuesday it had begun a crackdown on Islamist militant groups, detaining 44 members of banned organizations including close relatives of the leader of a group blamed for a deadly bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir last month.

World 03 Mar 2019 | 9:57 PM

Washington wants to know if Pakistan used U.S.-built jets to down Indian warplane

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - The United States said on Sunday it was trying to find out if Pakistan used U.S.-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, potentially in violation of U.S. agreements, as the stand-off between the nuclear-armed Asian neighbours appeared to be easing.

World 03 Mar 2019 | 5:56 PM

India-Pakistan border quiet but Kashmir tense amid militancy crackdown

SRINAGAR, India/MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - As India and Pakistan seemingly dial down hostilities that brought the arch enemies to the brink of another war, a massive crackdown on militancy in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region is killing both militants and security personnel in big numbers.

World 01 Mar 2019 | 3:42 AM

India bans Kashmiri Islamist party amid conflict with Pakistan

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India banned a Kashmir-based Islamist political party called Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) for five years on Thursday, accusing it of supporting militancy in the disputed region that is at the heart of an escalating conflict with rival Pakistan.

World 19 Feb 2019 | 12:10 AM

Many Indians rally behind Modi after Kashmir attack

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suffered a series of political reverses in recent months but widespread anger after 40 troopers were killed in an Islamist militant attack last week could lead to a surge in support for his Hindu nationalist party.

World 18 Feb 2019 | 6:05 PM

India says two masterminds of Kashmir bombing killed in clash

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian security forces on Monday killed two suspected organisers of a deadly suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that has fuelled tension between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, police said.

World 17 Feb 2019 | 10:44 PM

India detains 23 men with suspected links to group behind deadly Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian forces have detained 23 men suspected of links to the Pakistan-based militant group that masterminded the bombing of an Indian security convoy that killed 44 paramilitary police, a top police official said on Sunday.

World 15 Feb 2019 | 10:23 PM

India's PM Modi warns Pakistan of strong response to Kashmir attack

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a suicide attack that killed 44 paramilitary policemen in Kashmir, ratcheting up tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

World 15 Feb 2019 | 9:17 PM

Kashmir suicide bomber radicalised after beating by troops, parents say

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - A suicide bomber who killed 44 paramilitary policemen in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a militant group after having been beaten by troops three years ago, his parents told Reuters on Friday.

World 05 Feb 2019 | 11:21 PM

Trump vows to build border wall, warns Democrats against investigations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump vowed in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday to build a border wall, which is a source of a deep partisan divide, and said Democratic attempts at "ridiculous partisan investigations" could damage U.S. prosperity.