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Pakistan rejects US rebuke on religious freedoms

Dec. 12, 2018 1:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to add it to a list of nations that infringe on religious freedom, calling the move "unilateral and politically motivated." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added Pakistan to the U.S. list of "countries of particular concern" regarding...

US downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

Dec. 11, 2018 4:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday placed Pakistan on its annual list of worst offenders for nations that it says infringe on religious freedom. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement he added Pakistan to the U.S. list of "countries of particular concern" regarding protection...

Anti-India rebel attack leaves 4 police dead in Kashmir

Dec. 11, 2018 6:49 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir attacked a police post on Tuesday, killing four officers, police said. Militants opened gunfire at the post in the southern Shopian area, police said. Three policemen were killed on the spot and another was critically wounded in...

Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition politician

Dec. 11, 2018 6:06 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's anti-graft body says it has arrested a senior politician from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party over links to a multimillion-dollar housing scam. The National Accountability Bureau says Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, who is also accused in the case, were...

Thousands flock to funeral of 2 teenage Kashmir rebels

Dec. 10, 2018 6:40 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a funeral procession Monday for two teenage rebels who were killed over the weekend in a long gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region. Villagers carried the teens' bodies to a "martyr's graveyard" in the northern...

Blast wounds 6 at religious gathering in Karachi in Pakistan

Dec. 9, 2018 10:45 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an overnight blast targeting a religious gathering of an ethnic party has wounded six people in the southern port city of Karachi. Saturday night's blast took place as hundreds of supporters of a faction of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement were present in the...

Indian troops kill 3 rebels in 18-hour-long Kashmir fighting

Dec. 9, 2018 10:29 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian troops killed three rebels on the outskirts of disputed Kashmir's main city on Sunday, ending a nearly 18-hour-long gunbattle, officials said. Indian paramilitary spokesman Sanjay Sharma said the three militants were killed on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two counterinsurgency...

Police arrest 5 'terrorists' planning attacks in Pakistan

Dec. 8, 2018 6:19 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani counter-terrorism police say they have arrested five "terrorists" who were planning attacks on security agencies and seized explosive vests and weapons in the country's east. Senior officer Rai Tahir says Saturday that a group of five men belonging to the banned militant...

Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking

Dec. 8, 2018 3:56 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned Western countries that they will face a massive influx of drugs if Iran becomes weakened by U.S. sanctions. Rouhani spoke in Tehran at a six-nation conference on fighting terrorism attended by parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Iran,...

Pakistan kicks out 18 charities after rejecting final appeal

Dec. 6, 2018 7:33 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal to stay in the country, a move that an aid group spokesman said Thursday would affect millions of desperately poor Pakistanis and lead to tens of millions of aid dollars lost. The majority of the...