SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Shops and businesses are closed in Indian-controlled Kashmir because of a protest by separatist groups against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, to prevent demonstrations.
BEIJING (AP) — China says it’s against referring ally North Korea to the International Criminal Court over its human rights record.
The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee is considering a resolution calling on the Security Council to take that step, citing the North’s dismal and well-documented record of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions.
BEIJING (AP) — China’s defense minister has met with Iran’s navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries.
Thursday’s meeting in Beijing follows the first joint drills between their two navies in the Persian Gulf last month.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A police official says gunmen have killed eight Shiite Muslims in southwestern Pakistan. Operations police chief Aitzaz Goraya says the Shiites from the minority Hazara community were targeted outside the vegetable market in Quetta on Thursday morning. He says four gunmen riding two motorcycles killed six
BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.