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India PM demands action from Pakistan ahead of summit

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Saturday that Pakistan must stop being "the epicenter of terrorism" if it wants better ties ahead of his first meeting with Nawaz Sharif. Singh will sit down for breakfast Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations summit with Sharif, Pakistan's newly elected premier who appealed Friday for a "new beginning" with the historic rival.

India's PM says will meet Pakistan premier in New York

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh confirmed Wednesday he will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, after raised tensions between the neighbours. "During my visit to New York, I... look forward to bilateral meetings with the leaders of some of our neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan," Singh said in a statement before leaving for the United States.

Pakistan arrests 58 Indian fishermen

Pakistan's maritime security agency arrested 58 Indian fishermen on Thursday after they strayed into Pakistan's territorial waters, officials said. The arrests came less than a month after the release of more than 300 Indian fishermen from Pakistani jails. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) said the fishermen were arrested in the wee hours of Thursday. Their nine boats were also confiscated.

Pakistanis flee Indian fire in Kashmir

Several hundred villagers have fled their homes in Pakistani Kashmir after deadly cross-border shelling by the Indian army, Pakistani officials said Monday. Pakistani authorities on Sunday accused the Indian army of killing two women and wounding seven other civilians in shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) which marks the de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region. So far six Pakistanis are reported to have been killed in firing across the heavily militarised border since five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed on August 5 in Kashmir.

Pakistan accuses India of killing two women in Kashmir

Pakistani authorities on Sunday accused the Indian army of cross-border shelling that killed two women and wounded seven other civilians in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. "A 17-year-old girl who was wounded in shelling by Indian troops died at hospital, while another injured man was brought there," local police chief Chaudhry Majid told AFP. A local government official earlier said a woman was killed and seven were wounded in shelling by Indian troops.

Freed Indian fishermen cross border from Pakistan

Nearly 340 Indian fishermen held by Pakistan for violating territorial waters crossed the border on Saturday after they were freed amid high tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir. The move is part of an understanding between the nuclear-armed rivals to release those who mistakenly stray into each other's waters. It came after weeks of cross-border firing in Kashmir, with the two countries' military forces blaming each other for the unrest.

Pakistan frees Indian fishermen amid Kashmir tensions

Pakistan on Friday released nearly 340 Indian fishermen held for violating territorial waters, amid high tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir. The move is part of an understanding between the nuclear-armed rivals to release citizens who mistakenly stray into each other's waters. "Today, we have released 337 Indian fishermen and seven other juveniles and they are leaving for Lahore", where they will be handed to Indian authorities at the Wagah border crossing on Saturday, Shuja Haider, a senior official at Karachi's Malir jail, told AFP.

Pakistan army says India kills two soldiers in Kashmir, envoy summoned

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani army said two of its soldiers were killed on Thursday in "unprovoked" Indian fire along the border dividing the disputed territory of Kashmir, and Islamabad summoned the Indian envoy to protest at the second such incident in two days.

Pakistan accuses India of killing two soldiers in Kashmir

Pakistan accused Indian troops Thursday of killing two soldiers in disputed Kashmir, the latest in a series of clashes which have raised tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Skirmishes have erupted across the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, since five Indian soldiers were killed in a raid two weeks ago. Delhi blamed that ambush on the Pakistan army, but Islamabad denied the claims and has repeatedly called for restraint and dialogue.

Pakistan accuses India of another deadly Kashmir clash

Pakistan accused Indian troops Thursday of killing a soldier in disputed Kashmir, the latest in a series of reported clashes which have raised tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Skirmishes have erupted across the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, since five Indian soldiers were killed on August 5 in an ambush which Delhi has blamed on the Pakistan army. The two countries have traded accusations over the intermittent clashes in the Himalayan territory, which each control in part but claim in full.
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