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Indian opposition wants Modi to clarify Trump Kashmir claim

Jul. 23, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian opposition leaders on Tuesday angrily demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clarify his position in Parliament about President Donald Trump mediating in India's long-running dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar read out a statement in the...

Trump seeks Pakistan's help to end long Afghanistan war

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the country "off the face of the earth." The president made the statement at the White House as he praised Pakistan Prime...

India disputes that it asked Trump to mediate Kashmir fight

Jul. 22, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — India is disputing President Donald Trump's comment that it asked him to mediate the long-running dispute over Kashmir. India's Ministry of External Affairs says "no such request" has been made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It said in a statement issued Monday on Twitter that it...

Pakistan rescues injured Italian, Russian climbers in north

Jul. 22, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says an army helicopter has rescued an Italian and a Russian climber stranded on a treacherous peak in the country's north. Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, says Francesco Cassardo of Italy and Konstantin Sidorov of Russia were found on...

Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldier

Jul. 21, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians. An army statement Sunday says Indian troops opened fire the previous night and that Pakistan responded. It says the wounded include two young girls and a...

Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran

Jul. 21, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan. State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on "terrorists" without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of...

Pakistan's northwest tribal areas hold 1st local polls

Jul. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

JAMRUD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas held their first-ever provincial elections Saturday, in a region on the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups. The seven tribal areas were integrated last year into the northwestern Khyber...

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33

Jul. 19, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to police and health officials. Several of the wounded were in critical condition, they said. No group immediately claimed...

Pakistan's ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption case

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer in Pakistan says a former finance minister has been granted a week's bail in a corruption case involving natural gas imports. The development will delay the expected detention of ex-minister Miftah Ismail who is sought by the National Accountability Bureau. Nihal...