Kashmir

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  • Beena Sarwar 2019-02-28 13:13

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Events unfolding between India and Pakistan very frightening’

    TEHRAN - The heightened tensions between India and Pakistan – the two warring neighbors – in the wake of recent terror attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir have brought them on the warpath again.

  • Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran 2019-02-25 16:03

    Islamabad hopes to keep militants in check after attack on IRGC frayed ties with Tehran

    Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran

    In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking Pakistan’s Balochistan province with Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province.

  • Kashmir 2019-02-24 10:04

    Separatists arrested in Kashmir in overnight raids

    TEHRAN - Situation continues to be tense in Indian-controlled Kashmir with more than 100 separatist leaders and activists detained in overnight raids, sources said on Saturday.

  • China-India 2019-02-21 09:07

    China urges India, Pakistan to ‘exercise retraint’

    TEHRAN - China, a regional giant, has urged two estranged neighbors Pakistan and India to exercise restraint and conduct dialogue to achieve resolution of outstanding issues.

  • Imran Khan 2019-02-21 09:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan PM offers cooperation, demands ‘actionable evidence’ from India

    TEHRAN - Almost a week after a deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 44 members of India’s central reserve police force, Pakistan’s premier finally broke his silence on Tuesday.

  • India withdraws security of Kashmiri separatists 2019-02-19 10:01

    India withdraws security of Kashmiri separatists

    TEHRAN _ Stung by the deadly attack on its security forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, Indian government has decided to withdraw security cover of separatist leaders in the region.

  • Kashmir attack 2019-02-19 09:57

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kashmir attack: Kashmiri students, traders face backlash from Hindu extremists

    TEHRAN _In the aftermath of the deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir last week, Kashmir Muslims working and studying in different Indian cities are facing a backlash from Hindu extremists.

  • Kashmir attack 2019/02/17

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After Kashmir attack, war drums beating again

    TEHRAN - The war drums are beating again, this time deafeningly. Following the ghastly attack on a military convoy in Indian controlled Kashmir on Thursday, which left more than 40 dead, India is seeking revenge.

  • ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 2019-02-07 01:48

    Pakistan observes ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, reaffirms support to Kashmiris

    TEHRAN - Pakistan on Tuesday observed Kashmir Solidarity Day, with top political and military leaders extending support to the people in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and calling for resolution of the long-standing territorial dispute.

  • Kashmir’s splendors, arts and cuisine come to Iran in exhibit 2019-02-06 10:06

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Kashmir’s splendors, arts and cuisine come to Iran in exhibit

    TEHRAN – The Economic Cooperation Organization Cultural Institute observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday by hosting a walk-through exhibition, which showcases arts and cuisine as well as photos of natural beauties of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

  • Modi 2019-02-04 23:22

    Modi visits Kashmir amid complete shutdown

    First time since his Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the coalition government in Indian controlled Kashmir late last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the conflict-torn region on Sunday.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-10 11:54

    Norwegia offers to mediate on Kashmir dispute

    TEHRAN - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said that her government is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Erna Solberg in an interview with Indian news channel NDTV said the Kashmir dispute cannot be solved only from a military standpoint and that popular support was also important, a report in Kashmir Media Service said.

  • Iran, India trade ties on strong footing 2019-01-10 11:46

    Raisina Dialogue: 'Ensuring zero tolerance towards terrorism need of hour'

    TEHRAN - Asserting that no country is immune to the “existential threat” of terrorism, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the need of hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an “instrument of convenience”.

  • Turkey-Pakistan 2019-01-07 23:19

    Turkey bans for UN resolutions on Kashmir

    TEHRAN - Turkey has joined the debate over the long-standing issue of Kashmir, saying the imbroglio should be resolved according to the relevant United Nations resolutions.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-05 23:08

    Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

    TEHRAN - Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley.

  • On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire 2019-01-02 20:21

    On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire

    TEHRAN - The intermittent border skirmishes continue between India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, escalating political and military tensions. Over the past few days, the armies of the two countries have again accused each other of trading fire on the Line of Control (LoC), the line dividing the two countries, in the disputed Kashmir region.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-02 20:14

    2018 deadliest year in a decade in Kashmir

    TEHRAN -The year gone by has been the most deadly year in a decade in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as the disturbed region continues to reel under fierce fighting between Indian forces and militants.

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    YEAR IN REVIEW – SOUTH ASIA:

    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • Pakistan-Kashmir 2018-12-25 11:50

    Pakistan PM raises Kashmir with UN chief

    TEHRAN - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned United Nations chief Antonio Guterres this week and raised the issue of Kashmir, a U.N. spokesman has said. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General, did not divulge details about the conversation between Mr. Khan and Mr. Guterres but confirmed that the phone call took place.

  • Alqaeeda commander 2018-12-23 22:17

    Al-Qaeda commander killed in Kashmir

    In a significant boost to Indian government’s counter-insurgency operations in the conflict-torn Kashmir valley, six militants were killed in an encounter on Saturday.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-19 19:58

    Conflict-torn Kashmir set for president's rule

    TEHRAN - As the governor's rule comes to an end in Indian-controlled-Kashmir on Wednesday, the region reeling under violence is set to come under President’s rule from Thursday.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-18 09:35

    Kashmir shuts down to protest civilian killings

    TEHRAN - For the third consecutive day on Monday, situation in Indian-controlled-Kashmir remained tense over the killing of seven civilians by security forces on Saturday.

  • president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti 2018-12-16 09:58

    Total distrust between Kashmir and Delhi

    TEHRAN - The former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti claims that there is total distrust and disconnect between people of Kashmir and New Delhi.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-13 11:32

    413 killed in Kashmir violence this year

    TEHRAN -The deadly cycle of violence and killings in Indian controlled Kashmir continues with around 413 persons, including 237 militants, 94 civilians and 81 armed forces personnel, killed this year so far.

  • Seema Mustafa 2018-12-09 10:30

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    "Optimists see Indo-Pakistani dialogue post India's general elections"

    Relations between India and Pakistan, the two South Asian estranged neighbors, continue to fluctuate. Kartarpur corridor project had opened a window of opportunity for the two countries to bury the hatchet and strengthen ties, but the BJP government in India hasn’t shown much enthusiasm.

  • Dr. Farooq Abdullah 2018-12-04 10:04

    ‘Indo-Pakistani friendship key to resolving Kashmir’

    TEHRAN _ The veteran Kashmiri politician and former Chief Minister of J&K, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has urged India and Pakistan to forge friendship in order to resolve the contentious issue of Kashmir.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-02 08:50

    Deadliest month for militancy in Kashmir

    THERAN_ As an indicator of worsening security situation in Indian controlled Kashmir, this month has been the deadliest so far this year with increase in casualties.

  • Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari 2018-11-29 02:33

    Assassin of Kashmiri journalist gunned down

    TEHRAN _At least two militants including the one allegedly involved in the murder of prominent Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari were killed in an encounter with security forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday.

  • Unity week 2018-11-27 10:20

    ‘Unity week’ marked with fervor in India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _The ‘Islamic unity week’ (hafte wahdat), which marks the birth anniversary of Holy Prophet (pbuh), was observed across the world with tremendous fervor. Marked first time in Iran in mid-1980s, the ‘unity week’ has become a permanent annual event in many Muslim countries.

  • Mirwaiz Maulvi 2018-11-22 08:07

    By Syed Ali Safvi

    ‘Muslims in Kashmir stand united against forces that seek to divide them’

    TEHRAN _As the world gears up to observe the Week of Unity coinciding with the birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet (pbuh), it has become extremely important to follow in letter and spirit the teachings of the greatest man to have ever lived and assiduously espouse the cause of Islamic unity, peace, tolerance and brotherhood and promote intra-faith dialogue.