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Pakistan's ex-PM defends decision to call off planned sit-in

May. 27, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan defended Friday his decision to call off a planned, opened-ended rally and sit-in this week in the capital, Islamabad, saying he wanted to avoid more violence. Khan spoke at a news conference in the...

Pakistan's ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

May. 26, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called off a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of a protracted civil conflict after he led thousands on a march toward Parliament and demanded the government's resignation. ...

UN official expresses concern on rights in Afghanistan

May. 26, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan on Thursday expressed concern over the deterioration of rights in the country and called on the ruling Taliban to reverse new restrictions on women. Richard Bennet spoke to journalists at the...

Police arrest 10 youths for anti-India protest in Kashmir

May. 26, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in disputed Kashmir arrested at least 10 people during overnight raids following an anti-India protest that erupted as an Indian court sentenced a prominent Kashmiri pro-independence leader to life in prison, officials said Thursday. The protest was...

Pakistani ex-PM Khan demands new elections be set in 6 days

May. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan early Thursday warned Pakistan's government to set new elections in the next six days or he will again march on the capital along with 3 million people. Khan spoke at a rally of thousands of demonstrators in Islamabad...

Blast in Kabul mosque, IS bombs in north Afghanistan kill 14

May. 25, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A series of explosions shook Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Taliban said, including a blast inside a mosque in the capital of Kabul that killed at least five worshippers and three bombings of minivans in the country's north that killed nine passengers. The Islamic...

Indian court sentences Kashmiri leader to life in prison

May. 25, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced a Kashmiri separatist leader to life in prison on Wednesday after declaring him guilty of terrorism and sedition, triggering a clash between protesters and police and a partial shutdown of businesses in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. ...

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

May. 25, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the U.N., as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. U.N. and other aid agencies were...

Taliban say deal signed with UAE firm to manage airports

May. 24, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal. Under the deal, the Abu...

Pakistan bans Imran Khan's rally, cracks down on supporters

May. 24, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Tuesday banned ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan from holding a massive, planned rally in the capital of Islamabad and cracked down on his supporters in overnight raids across the country, arresting hundreds. The ban came hours after a policeman was...