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Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

Feb. 05, 2023 02:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, officials said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president...

Official says Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died

Feb. 05, 2023 01:49 AM EST
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Official says Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died.

Pakistani troops kill 2 militants in raid near Afghan border

Feb. 03, 2023 13:09 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani troops on Friday raided a militant hideout in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban militant group, in the country's northwest and near the border with Afghanistan, the military said. The raid triggered a shootout that killed that killed two militants. ...

Dutch ministry won't appeal unlawful Afghan airstrike ruling

Feb. 03, 2023 09:57 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday that it will not appeal a court ruling that Dutch forces unlawfully bombed a residential complex in Afghanistan in 2007, killing some 20 civilians, in a civil case brought by four survivors. The District Court of The...

Man gets 10-year sentence in Islamic State training case

Feb. 02, 2023 14:44 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Ohio man to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge related to an attempt to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State-affiliated group. The Justice Department accused Naser Almadaoji, an Iraqi-born...

Militant who killed 101 at Pakistan mosque wore uniform

Feb. 02, 2023 13:52 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber who killed 101 people this week at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan had disguised himself in police uniform and did not raise suspicion among the guards, the provincial police chief said Thursday. The bomber arrived pushing a motorcycle...

Taliban asks Pakistan not to blame them for violence at home

Feb. 01, 2023 13:03 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed foreign minister Wednesday asked Pakistani authorities to look for the reasons behind militant violence in their country instead of blaming Afghanistan. The comments from Amir Khan Muttaqi came two days after Pakistani officials said...

Peshawar, the city of flowers, becomes epicenter of violence

Feb. 01, 2023 06:01 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Peshawar was once known as “the city of flowers,” surrounded by orchards of pear, quince and pomegranate trees. It was a trading city, situated at the gates of a key mountain valley connecting South and Central Asia. But for the past four...

How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?

Jan. 31, 2023 16:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests. Much of that is now...

Ex-Indiana Gov. Daniels won’t seek state’s open Senate seat

Jan. 31, 2023 10:52 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday that he wouldn’t seek his state’s open U.S. Senate seat next year, ending weeks of speculation about whether he would enter a vicious Republican primary fight against a combative defender of former President Donald Trump....