Neither the leaders of India, Pakistan nor Afghanistan have shown the domestic urgency or the regional diplomacy required to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
The internet curbs imposed by New Delhi on disputed Kashmir is making it impossible for tens of thousands of people to work from home and combat the coronavirus threat.
The World Health Organisation is the best positioned to initiate a joint effort, but it says member states are not forthcoming with data.
Farooq Abdullah had been confined to his residence in the main city of Srinagar since August 5 when the Indian government split the Muslim majority state and put it under direct New Delhi rule.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
The creation of Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (Our Party) is the first major political development since August 5, when India scrapped the region of its semi-autonomous status.
The ongoing brutality in New Delhi dubbed 'communal violence' is the live unfolding of a pogrom against Muslims.
US President Trump heaps praise on PM Modi in front of a crowd of around 100,000 in western Gujarat state. Meanwhile, fresh clashes rage in New Delhi in protests over contentious citizenship law ahead of Trump's visit to capital.
New Delhi spends millions ahead of US President Trump's tour, but experts say the visit may temporarily distract Indians from slumping economy and protests over controversial citizenship law without offering much substance for either country.
Saudi Arabia's prioritising of profit over principle has grown exponentially under Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for "enhanced dialogue" between India and Pakistan over disputed Kashmir while calling for "full respect for humans rights and continental freedoms" in the region.
The Kashmir conflict can be solved not by conflict or oppression, but on the basis of justice and fairness, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his address to Pakistani Parliament in Islamabad.
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