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Pakistan's opposition meets to discuss how to oust PM Khan

Jun. 26, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The top leaders of Pakistan's major opposition political parties have met in Islamabad to discuss how to oust the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan over his alleged failure in handling the country's economic crisis. Wednesday's multiparty meeting took place the same day that...

Pompeo says US hoping for Afghan peace pact before Sept 1

Jun. 25, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that Washington is hopeful a peace agreement to bring an end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan can be reached before Sept. 1. Pompeo, in a brief visit to Afghanistan, spoke just days before the start of a fresh round of talks...

Pakistan thanks Qatar for planned $3 billion investment

Jun. 25, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Islamabad has thanked Qatar for the $3 billion investment in Pakistan announced by the energy-rich Gulf Arab nation's ruler. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, economic adviser to Pakistani prime minister, tweeted Pakistan's thanks on Monday, hours after Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the...

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

Jun. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders attended a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan on Saturday to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The conference is to be followed by meetings and working sessions over the next two days, all of which come in the run-up to Afghan...

Pakistani ex-PM plea for suspension of prison term rejected

Jun. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has rejected a petition from the country's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking suspension of his sentence on health grounds in a corruption case. Sharif is currently serving a seven-year sentence at a prison in the eastern city of Lahore after being convicted of...

Pakistan's army denies 'state agencies' killed activist

Jun. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army has condemned the killing of an outspoken critic of the country's political and military leaders, saying state security forces were not responsible for his death. Tuesday's reaction by an army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor, said it was "ill-intended propaganda to...

Pakistani army helicopter saves 6 climbers hit by avalanche

Jun. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was...

The Latest: Helicopter saves 6 climbers in Pakistan's north

Jun. 18, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on a climbing expedition's rescue in Pakistan after being hit by an avalanche (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded after an avalanche in the country's north. Mohammad...

Pakistani official says army helicopter has rescued 4 Italian and 2 Pakistani climbers stranded after avalanche.

Jun. 18, 2019 6:14 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani official says army helicopter has rescued 4 Italian and 2 Pakistani climbers stranded after avalanche.

Pakistani police target traffickers selling brides to China

Jun. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn't bring herself to say what they were doing to her. All the 19-year-old would say was that her new husband — a Chinese man her family sold her off to in marriage — was torturing...