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Indians vote in 3rd phase of staggered national election

Apr. 23, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians were voting Tuesday in the third phase of the country's general election, amid campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition that has been marred by bitter accusations and acrimony. The voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and...

Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that a new joint security force with Pakistan will be formed to combat militants based along the two countries' shared border. Both Pakistan and Iran have said militant groups operate from the other country's soil, occasionally carrying out...

Children sickened in Pakistan after polio vaccinations

Apr. 22, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of school children in Pakistan were taken to hospitals Monday complaining of nausea and vomiting after being given polio vaccinations, officials said. They said angry family members responded by storming a local health facility in Peshawar and setting it ablaze. The...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

Apr. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of militants crossed the border from neighboring Iran earlier this week and carried out a deadly attack against Pakistan armed forces in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 14, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The ministry said in a letter to the Iranian government that...

Reshuffle in Pakistani cabinet after finance minister quits

Apr. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister reshuffled his cabinet Thursday, changing the portfolios of some key ministers just hours after the country's finance minister stepped down amid a wave of criticism over government handling of a financial crisis that has sent prices soaring. Finance Minister Asad...

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Apr. 18, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place....

Separatists kill 14 passengers on bus in southwest Pakistan

Apr. 18, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen wearing Pakistani police and paramilitary uniforms ambushed a bus before dawn Thursday and killed 14 people after going through their ID cards and forcing them out on a remote part of a coastal highway in restive southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said. Hours after...

A Pakistani official says gunmen ambush bus, kill 14 passengers on highway in the country's southwest

Apr. 18, 2019 12:49 AM EDT
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says gunmen ambush bus, kill 14 passengers on highway in the country's southwest.

US officials seek extradition of murder suspect in Pakistan

Apr. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — U.S. authorities are trying to have a woman extradited from Pakistan to stand trial in the 2002 killing of her husband who was viciously beaten, suffocated, then dumped and burned in a blueberry patch in western Michigan, investigators said. In the years following Robert Caraballo's...