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Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan. Photograph: Press Information Department/Handout via Reuters

India has made peace overtures to Pakistan’s newly installed prime minister, Imran Khan, by offering a “meaningful and constructive” engagement betwee(...)

 Protesters in Srinagar, India, in the state of Kashmir, pictured in February 2018. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

It was 9.30pm when Sameer Tiger came to the door, a rifle slung over his shoulder. Most of the village of Qasbayar, a tucked-away hamlet surrounded by(...)

Imran Khan after casting his vote in the general election, in Islamabad, on Wednesday. As prime minister his top challenges will be to strengthen institutions and stamp out corruption. Photograph: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan doesn’t do self doubt. When the former cricketer claimed victory in Pakistan’s election in a live address to the nation, he appeared typica(...)

Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan  gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad. Photograph: PTI/Reuters

Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan’s general election, a historic win that upends decades of dominance by the country’s two most-established p(...)

Women mourn as people carry the body of  journalist  Shujaat Bukhari, who was killed by gunmen outside his office, during his funeral in Kreeri, north of Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters

Thousands of mourners gathered on Friday for the funeral of a senior Kashmiri journalist who, along with his two bodyguards, was shot dead by unidenti(...)

Residents of Nanga village in India   in a building damaged by alleged shelling from the Pakistani side of the  Kashmir border on May 23th. Photograph:  EPA/Jaipal Singh

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan have agreed to reinforce their 2003 ceasefire agreement to end their daily exchange of artillery, missile and small (...)

Lawyers take part in  a protest in Srinigar, Kashmir, on Monday  calling for justice in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl  in Jammu and Kashmir state in January. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monda(...)

 A girl holds a banner as Indian activists hold placards that read in Hindi ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ during a protest against the alleged rape cases, in Bhopal, India. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from prime minister Narendra Modi’s (...)

 Indian activists hold placards stating ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ as they protest Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) lawmakers  allegedly defending the accused in a high profile rape case. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA.

When police in northern India went to court this week to file charges implicating eight men in the rape and murder of a Muslim child, they were confro(...)

A man sorting through his destroyed home following shelling across the “line of control” in northern Kashmir. Photograph: Getty Images

The fragile peace between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan is under severe strain as their two armies continue to exchange missile, mortar and (...)

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