UN chief urges India and Pakistan to dial down tensions in wake of Kashmir attack

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take steps to defuse tensions in the wake an attack in Kashmir late last week that left dozes of Indian security forces dead.

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Ban urges 'dialogue and diplomacy' by both India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of recent developments, particularly the reported ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) following an attack on an Indian army base in Uri on 18 September.

Ban calls for immediate end to violence in Kashmir

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate end to violence in Kashmir after recent deadly clashes there.

Annan lauds new bus service in Jammu and Kashmir as powerful gesture of peace

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan lauded the inauguration of a landmark bus service across the Indian-Pakistani ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir today, calling it "a powerful gesture of peace and an opportunity to reunite families divided for nearly 60 years," despite security challenges.

Attack on bus terminal in Jammu and Kashmir condemned by Annan

Strongly condemning today's fiery attack on a complex housing passengers waiting to take the first bus trip across the ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the landmark service was a tangible achievement of the composite dialogue between the India and Pakistan.

Annan saddened by death and destruction caused by avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his sadness at the loss of life and damage to property in Jammu and Kashmir caused by avalanches and heavy snows over the past two weeks.

Annan ‘deeply concerned’ at increase in violence in Kashmir

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced deep concern over recent terrorist acts in Kashmir and urged India and Pakistan to continue their recent efforts to resolve their differences peacefully.

Annan strongly condemns 'cowardly massacre' in Kashmir

Calling it a "cowardly act of terrorism," United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned yesterday's massacre of 24 people in Kashmir, including women and children.

Annan welcomes India, Pakistan decision to partially withdraw troops from border

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today welcomed the decision by India and Pakistan to carry out a partial withdrawal of troops from their border areas.