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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...

Taliban siege in remote Afghan province kills 12 more troops

Apr. 5, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban besieged an Afghan government and army compound in a remote western province for a second day Friday, killing at least 12 more troops, according to local officials who issued a dramatic warning, saying those inside the compound were running out of ammunition. The...

The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

Mar. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10 a.m. The organizers of New Zealand's largest gun show say they have canceled the event to show respect for victims of the Christchurch massacre and because of "elevated security risks."...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home,...

The Latest: Death toll in mosque attacks rises to 50

Mar. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say they have found another body at one of the mosques that was attacked, raising the death toll in the shootings to 50. New Zealand Police Commissioner...

Longest US-Taliban peace talks see 'progress' in Qatar

Mar. 12, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The longest peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end America's 17-year war in Afghanistan concluded Tuesday night in Qatar, with both sides saying progress had been made. The nearly two weeks of talks produced two draft agreements between the militants and the U.S. government...

The Latest: Longest round of Afghan peace talks concludes

Mar. 12, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on peace talks in Qatar between the Taliban and the U.S. (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The longest round of Afghanistan peace talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban have ended in Qatar, with both sides saying progress has been made. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted...

India, Pakistan again target army posts, villages in Kashmir

Mar. 6, 2019 8:39 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers shelled military outposts and villages along their highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, in an outbreak of new violence despite stepped-up diplomatic efforts by the rival countries to ease tensions. The two armies accused each...

The Latest: Global Muslim body urges India, Pakistan to talk

Mar. 2, 2019 10:53 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Latest on tensions between India and Pakistan (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Pakistan's foreign ministry says the world's largest body of Muslim-majority nations has adopted a resolution urging India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions and resolve their issues "through peaceful...

8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

Mar. 2, 2019 9:01 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other's posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said Saturday. But in a sign that tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals could...