Latest Pakistan News

The Latest: Egypt calls for world to back Saudi Arabia

Sep. 17, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Egypt's foreign minister says his country is standing by Saudi Arabia following the weekend attack on major oil sites in the...

India-US relations in good health, foreign minister says

Sep. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's external affairs minister said Tuesday that India-U.S. relations have come a long way and are in very good health, playing down trade differences between the two countries. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India has been engaging with the U.S. for months to try to resolve the trade...

Texas teenager sentenced to 20 years for aiding terror group

Sep. 17, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas teenager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization. Eighteen-year-old Michael Kyle Sewell was sentenced Monday in federal court in Fort Worth after pleading guilty in May to a charge of conspiring...

The Latest: Official says at least 22 killed in Kabul attack

Sep. 17, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 5:40 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 22 people including six military personnel have been killed in that suicide attack in the capital Kabul. Firdaus Faramarz, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said Tuesday...

Jihad, history link Taliban to al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban promised Washington during months of negotiations that the United States would never again be attacked from Afghan soil. Such a pledge would have included al-Qaida, which planned the 9/11 attacks from inside Afghanistan. Yet jihad, or holy war, and a shared history continue to...

Pakistan to open border crossing for India Sikhs in November

Sep. 16, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials said Monday that a much-awaited visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India will be ready by early November, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. The Pakistani project director, Atif Majid, told...

Pakistan arrests 3 over attack on temple, Hindu homes

Sep. 16, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested three people after a mob of angry Muslims ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend and damaged a school and several homes belonging to the minority community in the southwestern town of Ghotki. The attack followed accusations that a Hindu...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani soldier and woman killed, and wounding six others wounded in separate incidents. The two South Asian neighbors...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani troops in attacks near Afghan border

Sep. 14, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says gunmen have killed four of its soldiers in two different attacks in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. A military statement Saturday says troops building a fence along the border in the Dir area came under attack from across the border. The firing killed three...