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Doctors treat hundreds of victims of heatstroke in Pakistan after heatwave hits the country

May. 23, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Doctors treated hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan on Thursday after an intense heatwave sent temperatures above normal levels due to climate change, officials said. Temperatures soared as high as 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees...

More than 3,000 Pakistanis return home from Kyrgyzstan after recent attacks on foreigners

May. 22, 2024 04:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has repatriated more than 3,000 Pakistanis, mostly students, from Kyrgyzstan in the past week after recent attacks on foreigners over an unknown dispute with migrants, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday. Pakistan began using special and commercial...

Weather forecasters warn Pakistanis to stay indoors ahead of new heat wave

May. 21, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan on Tuesday urged people to stay indoors as the country is hit by an extreme heat wave that threatens to bring dangerously high temperatures and yet another round of glacial-driven floods. Pakistan’s most populous province, Punjab, is...

A top ally of Pakistan's imprisoned former premier Imran Khan is released on bail in graft case

May. 21, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top ally of Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan was released from prison Tuesday after nearly a year when a court granted him bail in a corruption case, his party said. Pervez Elahi, the president of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was...

The Latest | Iran's president, foreign minister and others die in helicopter crash

May. 20, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others were found dead Monday at the site of a helicopter crash after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region in the country’s northwest, state media reported. State TV gave no immediate cause for...

Pakistan asks its nationals studying in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners

May. 18, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan asked its nationals in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners in the capital Friday night over some unknown dispute with migrants, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. It also repatriated 140 Pakistani students from Bishkek after the violence. ...

Pakistan's Imran Khan appears via video link before a top court, for 1st time since his sentencing

May. 16, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appeared before a top court via video link, his first such appearance since he started serving a three-year sentence for corruption nine months ago. The hearing before the Supreme Court, was...

Pakistani court grants bail to Imran Khan in a graft case. But he won't be released just yet

May. 15, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

I ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday granted imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan bail in a graft case. However, he won’t be released as he is serving multiple prison terms in other cases, his party spokesman and officials said. The still-popular Khan has more...

Pakistan test-fires a new rocket system developed by its military, the army says

May. 15, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said it successfully test-fired Wednesday a short-range, indigenously developed rocket system meant to boost its ability to deter any offensive action from archenemy and neighbor India. According to a military statement, the Fatah-II Guided...

Missile fired by a drone kills 4 members of a family in Pakistan near the Afghan border, police say

May. 14, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A missile fired by a drone struck a house in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban in northwestern Pakistan along the Afghan border before dawn Tuesday, killing at least four villagers, including children, police said. The strike happened in...