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India reimposes movement curbs on parts of Kashmir's main city after clashes

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SRINAGAR Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said.

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Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

KABUL Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul.

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Exclusive: Shared Afghanistan interests create opening for U.S.-Iran back channel - sources

WASHINGTON Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its longest war, according to three source familiar with the efforts. | Video

Aug 17 2019
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Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

Aug 17 2019
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Several injured in Kashmir in clashes with Indian police

SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week.

Aug 17 2019
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Schools, telephone lines to reopen in Kashmir after lockdown

SRINAGAR, India Authorities began restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir on Friday night, the top state official said, as heavy security prevented some protests in the region's main city of Srinagar from getting out of control. | Video

Aug 16 2019

China says U.N. council members think India, Pakistan should refrain from unilateral action in Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China's U.N. envoy said on Friday after the council met on the issue for the first time in decades.

Aug 16 2019
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Leader of Kenyan drug organization sentenced to 25 years in U.S.

NEW YORK A U.S. judge sentenced a leading Kenyan drug trafficker, Baktash Akasha, to 25 years in prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamine and other crimes.

Aug 16 2019
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Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in Pakistan mosque blast

QUETTA, Pakistan/KABUL The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war.

Aug 16 2019
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A birth and a death amid Kashmir's harsh lockdown

SRINAGAR, IndiaAround the time Mohammad Sikander Bhat lay dying at home in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Shafiq Ahmed was racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital, negotiating about 85 km (53 miles) of highways through a maze of heavily guarded checkpoints.

Aug 16 2019