Asia27 Apr 2017 14:34 GMT
A 16th century Persian poet described it as “paradise on earth”.
But tourists are staying away from modern-day Kashmir because of long-running protests against Indian rule.
Asia25 Apr 2017 18:54 GMT
Mobile internet has been blocked for more than a week in Indian-administered Kashmir.
The government says it is to stop the spread of false news that has led to violence in the region.
Asia23 Apr 2017 05:22 GMT
Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir say they will continue to use pellet guns against protesters.
Asia19 Apr 2017 17:48 GMT
Universities and colleges in Indian-administrated Kashmir have been forced to close for a second day after another outbreak of anti-India protests.
Mobile phone networks have now been cut-off.
Middle East17 Apr 2017 15:26 GMT
The ruling AK Party, which backed the 'Yes' vote, had hoped for a wider margin of victory in Sunday’s Turkish referendum.
But in several major cities - places that had previously supported President Erdogan - the no campaign came out on top
Middle East07 Mar 2017 06:07 GMT
Israel's parliament has passed a law allowing the government to bar entry to people who have called for an economic or cultural boycott of the country.
Middle East06 Mar 2017 10:43 GMT
The Israeli military says it will demolish all homes, a school and a mosque in a community that lies in the way of planned illegal settlement expansion.
Arts & Culture04 Mar 2017 21:23 GMT
Reham al-Kahlout says it is not easy for other women to join her on stage because society is increasingly conservative.
Occupied West Bank04 Mar 2017 08:19 GMT
British street artist Banksy opens hotel next to Israel's controversial separation wall in Bethlehem.
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An estimated 30,000 Syrians are staying close to the border so that they can quickly return home if peace comes.
Refugee Crisis12 Dec 2015 15:19 GMT
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Europe19 Nov 2015 05:50 GMT
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