India's Foreign Secretary is due to visit Pakistan this month to discuss the Kashmir issue, a Pakistani official said on Tuesday, the first formal talks between the two rivals on their core dispute since the Mumbai attacks in 2008 froze their peace process.
Tens of thousands of Muslims have been killed since pro-independent moves grew against Indian rule in 1989.
"She (Nirupama Rao) is expected here later this month to discuss peace and security, Jammu and Kashmir as well friendly exchanges," the Pakistani foreign ministry official told Reuters.
In 1948, the United Nations adopted a resolution calling for a referendum for Kashmir to determine whether the Himalayan region should be part of India and Pakistan. But India has rejected to hold referendum in Kashmiri territory.
Indian security forces have been accused in the past of human rights violations, including rape and extrajudicial killings.
Kashmiri groups and parties have long demanded the withdrawal of Indian troops and scrapping of "anti-terrorism" laws, including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that gives sweeping powers to security forces in Kashmir, where about 500,000 troops are stationed.
Two South Koreans, two Chinese and two Indonesian fishermen were rescued, while the 18 Sierra Leonean fishermen who also worked on the ship were not on board at the time
Brown, a Scot, will make his first speech in support of the cross-party Better Together campaign, warning Scots of a possible deficit in pension funds if they opt out of the 307-year old union
Police were guarding the spot in West Wellow, Hampshire, southern England, where the thieves are thought to have tapped into the 14-inch pipeline
Libyan gunmen have seized two Tunisian diplomats in the past month to demand the release of fellow militants jailed in Tunisia
Russian Internet channel Life News posted video of her being escorted by masked men in combat gear and of an activist saying she was under arrest
International powers who back his opponents have described plans to hold the election as a "parody of democracy"
"I have signed a decree to rehabilitate the Crimean Tatar population, the Armenian population, Germans, Greeks - all those who suffered during Stalin's repressions," Putin told a State Council meeting.
A Somali lawmaker was killed in central Mogadishu when a bomb planted in his car went off
7.5 million Catalonians look set to vote in favor of independence later this years despite firm dissaproval from Spain's Constitutional Court.
UK premier David Cameron has been accused of fostering division in society with an article published in a Christian newspaper.
It was said that the strikes were in response to the firing earlier of six rockets from Gaza into southern Israel.
"Steps are being taken - above all by those who seized power in Kiev - not only that do not fulfil, but that crudely violate the Geneva agreement," he said.
A row between the two countries on Ethiopia's controversial multibillion-dollar hydroelectric dam on the Nile River has been at the center of a crisis in bilateral relations.
Grand Mufti Mohammed Hussein said he was present at Sunday's protests and said police "threw the sound bombs into the (al-Aqsa) mosque itself".
The Sunday raids came only one day after another drone attack on an Al-Qaeda hideout in the central Al-Bayda' province left ten rebels and three civilians dead, according to a security source.
The deal was struck within the framework of peace talks between Hamas and Fatah.