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The AP Interview: New Pakistani FM seeks better ties with US

May. 20, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan’s new foreign minister says the United States and his country must move beyond past tensions over Afghanistan and are entering a new engagement after years of strained relations under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the...

Militant attacks hurt Pakistan relations with Afghan Taliban

May. 19, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faced with rising violence, Pakistan is taking a tougher line to pressure Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to crack down on militants hiding on their soil, but so far the Taliban remain reluctant to take action — trying instead to broker a peace. Last month came a...

Military says shootout kills 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders

May. 17, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout Tuesday in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest, the military said. In a statement, it said the militants were killed in North Waziristan, a district in the...

Militants in Afghanistan strike Pakistan army post, kill 3

Apr. 23, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan fired heavy weapons across the border into a Pakistani military outpost overnight, killing three personnel, the army said Saturday, in the latest violence to rattle the volatile region. A firefight ensued with the militants firing toward...

Militants ambush Pakistani troops in northwest, killing 7

Apr. 15, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed a Pakistani military convoy in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban near the Afghan border, triggering an intense shootout in which seven soldiers and four insurgents were killed, the military said Friday. A statement from the...

2 Pakistani officers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Apr. 12, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed Pakistani troops in a former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, triggering an intense shootout in which two officers and two insurgents were killed, the military said Tuesday. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack...

Pakistan's embattled PM ousted in no-confidence vote

Apr. 10, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in Parliament early Sunday after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him. The opposition, which spans the political spectrum from...

Pakistan in political turmoil as leader dissolves parliament

Apr. 03, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister threw the country into political limbo on Sunday, accusing the United States of attempting to oust him and cancelling a no-confidence vote he was poised to lose. He then ordered the National Assembly dissolved so new elections can be held. ...

M23 rebel group denies attack on UN helicopter in east Congo

Mar. 30, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's M23 rebel group denied on Wednesday that it shot down a United Nations helicopter that crashed in eastern Congo, killing all eight people onboard. Rebel spokesman Will Ngoma accused Congo’s army of firing on the helicopter. Congo's military had earlier...

Militants attack troops in northwestern Pakistan, killing 6

Mar. 30, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked Pakistan's paramilitary security forces in the country's northwest early on Wednesday, triggering a shootout in which at least six troops and three insurgents were killed, the military and police said. Spokesman Mohammad Khurasani of the...