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Here's what to know about the violent protests over government jobs roiling Bangladesh

Jul. 18, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has been gripped by violence this week after relentless clashes between student protesters, security officials and pro-government student activists over a quota system for government jobs. Protest organizers say they are imposing “a complete...

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat to protest a suicide attack that killed 8 soldiers in the northwest

Jul. 17, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat Wednesday to strongly protest a deadly militant attack that left eight soldiers dead in the northwest bordering Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said. A bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the ouster wall of an...

Pakistani troops kill 10 militants responsible for attack on military base that left 8 soldiers dead

Jul. 16, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — All 10 militants who rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a Pakistani military facility were killed in an 18-hour operation, officials said Tuesday, adding that militants in a separate attack on a health facility killed five civilians. In its...

4 Indian soldiers are killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir

Jul. 16, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four Indian soldiers were killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir, the Indian military said Tuesday. The soldiers were killed late Monday when they were fired at by militants hiding in the forests of...

Pakistan's government accuses ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan of treason, deepening political turmoil

Jul. 15, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s government plans to file treason charges against imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan for wrongfully dissolving parliament in 2022 and to ban his political party for allegedly receiving foreign funding, the information minister said Monday. The...

Thousands of Islamists rally near the Pakistani capital to denounce Israeli strikes in Gaza

Jul. 13, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani radical political party rallied near the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday, denouncing Israeli strikes in Gaza and urging the government to send more aid to the Palestinians. The protesters also demanded that Pakistan declare...

A Pakistani court acquits ex-PM Khan but supporters' hopes of his release are dashed

Jul. 13, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday overturned the convictions and seven-year sentences of former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife, but officials quickly moved to prevent his release from prison. The acquittal in a case relating to the legality of the couple's 2018...

Pakistan reaches new $7 billion loan deal with IMF

Jul. 12, 2024 18:44 PM EDT

Pakistan has reached a staff-level agreement for a new $7 billion loan deal, the International Monetary Fund said Friday, the country's latest turn to the global lender for help in propping up its economy and dealing with its debts through big bailouts. Earlier this year, the IMF...

Pakistan's Supreme Court awards more seats to imprisoned ex-premier Imran Khan's party

Jul. 12, 2024 14:00 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court on Friday found that the party of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan was improperly denied at least 20 seats in parliament, in a significant blow to the country’s fragile governing coalition. The ruling by the Supreme Court was...

World population is projected to grow from 8.2 billion to a peak of 10.3 billion in 2080s, UN says

Jul. 11, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s population is expected to grow by more than 2 billion people in the next decades and peak in the 2080s at around 10.3 billion, a major shift from a decade ago, a new report by the United Nations said Thursday. The report — released on World...