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Kashmir on edge and locked down as India looks to split state

Asia Pacific / Politics Aug 6, 2019

Kashmir on edge and locked down as India looks to split state

India's lower house of Parliament was set to ratify a bill Tuesday downgrading the governance of the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir, as an indefinite security lockdown continued in the disputed Himalayan region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government submitted the Jammu and Kashmir ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Aug 1, 2019

China halts individual travel to Taiwan

China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island "due to current cross-strait relations." A program had allowed Chinese citizens in 47 mainland cities to apply for permits to visit Taiwan on ...