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Will China run out of patience with Hong Kong protests?

Hong Kong’s leader is warning that weeks of protests are putting the territory’s stability in danger. The demonstrations began 10 weeks ago against a controversial extradition bill. But they’ve evolved into wider concerns about democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Mass sit-ins at the airport have led to the cancellations …

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Kashmir special status explained: What is Article 370?

The Indian government is scrapping parts of a constitutional provision that gives special status to Indian-administered Kashmir. Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah’s announcement comes as the region is under lockdown with all communication lines suspended. It is the most significant change yet for the people of the region in …

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India-administered Kashmir remains cut off during Eid Al-Adha

Security remains tight in Indian-administered Kashmir, although some restrictions have been eased to allow people to celebrate the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adha. Telephone and internet connections are still cut off after the Indian government revoked the autonomy of the disputed region on Monday. Media groups expressed concerns that the communications …

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Indians divided over move to split Indian-administered Kashmir

India’s parliament has passed a controversial bill that splits the disputed region of Indian-Administered Kashmir into two federally run territories. This comes after the government revoked the region’s autonomy – under Article 370 of the constitution – following a massive troop build-up and the shutting of phone and internet services …

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Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemala's presidential race

Guatemalans have voted for Alejandro Giammattei of the Vamos party as the country’s next president, amid hopes that he would address the issues of crime and security, as well as concerns about his human rights record. Early results showed him with a commanding lead over centre-left contender and former First …

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Have Muslim countries abandoned China's Uighurs? | The Stream

More nations are speaking out against China’s brutal crackdown of its Uighur population. But some surprising voices are piping up in support of the country’s policies. There are some 11 million Uighers in China. They are an ethnic Muslim minority who have lived in the northwest Xinjiang province for centuries. …

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China slams 'terrorist-like actions' by Hong Kong protesters

China says the protest movement in Hong Kong has reached “near terrorism”. It has called for the “sword of the law” to be used to restore order. Meanwhile, riot police have once again faced off with protesters, firing tear gas. Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel Hamid reports from Hong Kong. – …

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Kashmir's protest against India overshadows Eid festivities

Anger overshadowed Eid festivities in Indian-administered Kashmir as hundreds of people came out to protest against New Delhi’s decision to strip its autonomy. They marched on the streets of capital Srinagar, defying a security clampdown in place for more than a week. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports from New Delhi. …

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Stuck between India and Pakistan, Kashmiris worry about crossfire

As tensions escalate in Indian-administered Kashmir, locals near the Line of Control (LoC) are worried about the potentials crossfire between India and Pakistan. Civilians in the area have been shot, evacuated and returned, and many say that they cannot leave despite the danger. Livelihoods and relatives bind them to the …

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