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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...

Shootout in northwest Pakistan kills policeman, 5 militants

Apr. 16, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, triggering an 18-hour shootout in which a police officer and all five suspected militants at the site were killed, officials said. Police and commando units surrounded the house in...

Pakistani minority Shiites end days-long protest in Quetta

Apr. 16, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's minority Shite Muslims have ended their days-long sit-in after successful talks with the government, which promised more steps to protect them in the southwestern city of Quetta following a suicide bombing there last week. Members of the Hazara community ended their...

Pakistan watchdog decries forced conversions, curbs on media

Apr. 15, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An independent rights watchdog on Monday raised concerns about incidents in Pakistan of forced conversions and marriages of girls from the country's minority Hindu and Christian community to Muslim men. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in it annual report said lawmakers need to pass...

Thousands of Sikhs gather for harvest festival in Pakistan

Apr. 14, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Sikh pilgrims from across the world have gathered at a shrine in Pakistan to celebrate the Vaisakhi harvest festival amid heightened security. The festival concluded Sunday, with pilgrims bathing and worshipping at a pond at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in the town of Hasanabdal,...

IS claims suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed 20

Apr. 13, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta a day earlier that killed twenty people. The Sunni militant group, which has repeatedly targeted Pakistan's minority Shiites, said in a statement...