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Brutal killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan

Jul. 30, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Noor Mukadam's last hours were terror-filled. Beaten repeatedly, the 27-year-old jumped from a window but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend has been charged with her killing. The gruesome death last week in an...

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

Jul. 27, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban. The statement said 46 members of the Afghan...

Official: 4 Pakistani soldiers die in road accident

Jul. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four Pakistani soldiers died on Sunday when their vehicle plunged down a ravine off a curvy mountain road in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the military said in a statement. The soldiers were in the semi-autonomous region to police its local parliamentary...

Iran state news: Bandits kill 4 troops near Pakistan border

Jul. 24, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Armed bandits killed four members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard in fighting in a southern province, the official IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The report said the clash between Guard members and the bandits happened Friday night in the...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

Jul. 20, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking by clients of the notorious Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, Amnesty International said Tuesday. “The unprecedented revelation ......

US peace envoy visits Islamabad as Pakistan-Afghan ties sour

Jul. 19, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's point man in talks aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan made a brief visit Monday to Pakistan as relations between Islamabad and Kabul reached a new low. Zalmay Khalilzad's visit came just hours after Afghanistan withdrew its...

Russia: Afghan instability heightens with hasty US retreat

Jul. 16, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — America’s hasty retreat from Afghanistan has destabilized the region and worsened the terrorist threat, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a conference of world powers and Afghanistan's neighbors Friday as they sought a common path toward resolving the...

US, Afghan's neighbors scramble to address Taliban surge

Jul. 15, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban surge has put the insurgent force in control of key border posts, opened up fresh sources of revenue and rattled many of Afghanistan’s neighbors. In the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, a two-day regional meeting that begins Thursday was...

Roadside bomb targeting troops kills 2 in southwest Pakistan

Jul. 15, 2021 03:52 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb targeting security forces killed two soldiers in southwest Pakistan, the mílitary said Thursday, a sign of increasing violence in the region. The overnight attack happened in Pasni, a district in the impoverished...

Shootout in NW Pakistan leaves 2 soldiers, 3 militants dead

Jul. 13, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces raided a militant hideout in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, triggering an intense shootout that killed two soldiers and three militants, the military said. According to a military statement, security forces launched a search...