‘Extremism & violence’: Iran joins Pakistan in blasting Norway for Koran burning stunt under the pretext ‘freedom of expression’

Tehran has summoned its Norwegian envoy to voice “strong protest” over the burning of a Koran at an anti-Muslim rally in Norway, joining Pakistan in condemning what it deemed an incitement of hatred and division. The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday warning the Koran-burning could have “dangerous[…]

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India, Pakistan trade barbs over deadly Kashmir clash

India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August. Officials from the two countries accused each other’s militaries of[…]

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Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque

A blast at a mosque in southwest Pakistan killed four people on Friday and wounded more than 20, police said, adding the death toll could rise. The imam of the mosque, located 25 km (15 miles) from the city of Quetta, was killed in the explosion, police said. “The blast[…]

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India revokes Kashmir’s special status: All the latest updates

The Indian government has revoked the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years. A presidential decree issued on August 5 revoked Article 370 of India’s constitution that guaranteed special rights to the Muslim-majority state, including the right to its own[…]

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UN concern over Kashmir lockdown as hundreds reported arrested

The United Nations chief has expressed concern over “restrictions” in Indian-administered Kashmir as the Muslim-majority territory remained under an unprecedented security lockdown and a near-total communications blackout for a fourth day. The statement by Antonio Guterres on Thursday came as Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, defended the controversial stripping of special rights from the disputed region[…]

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