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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...

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 24, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

Pakistan courts bar police from arresting several TV anchors

May. 23, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital on Monday ordered police not to arrest several journalists without its permission, days after complaints were lodged accusing the TV anchors of inciting hatred against the military. The order by Athar Minallah, chief justice at the...

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive after 3rd case found

May. 23, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan launched a new anti-polio drive on Monday, more than a week after officials detected the third case so far this year in the country’s northwestern region bordering Afghanistan. The campaign — the third one this year — is to last for five days,...

Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

May. 22, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. After the order was announced...

Pakistan's defiant ex-premier calls for march on Islamabad

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for over three and half years, was ousted in a...

Pakistani police arrest 6 for killing 2 sisters for honor

May. 22, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police arrested six men from the same family on Sunday, accused of murdering two sisters who were from the same village but also had Spanish citizenship. Police said that Urooj Abbas, 21, and Anisa Abbas, 23, were severely tortured and shot dead in...

Pakistani court orders probe into ex-minister's arrest

May. 22, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital has ordered an investigation into the controversial arrest of a former human rights minister over a decades old land dispute. Chief Justice Ather Minallah of the Islamabad High Court late Saturday ordered the probe in response to a...

Daughter: Pakistani police arrested former rights minister

May. 21, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former human rights minister was arrested Saturday in the capital over a decades-old land grabbing allegation, her daughter and another former minister said. Shireen Mazari, who served in the Cabinet-level position under former Prime Minister Imran Khan,...