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Pakistani PM says he's willing to talk but warns India

Feb. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister offered Tuesday to hold talks with India, even as he warned New Delhi to refrain from launching any attacks on his country following last week's suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Imran Khan said he hoped "better sense" would prevail after the attack...

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India amid row with Pakistan

Feb. 19, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday after visiting Pakistan, which New Delhi blames for a suicide bombing last week that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir. The crown prince was welcomed at the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Iran says suicide bomber was a Pakistani national

Feb. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander says the suicide bomber who carried out last week's deadly attack on the elite military force was a Pakistani national. In remarks carried by state TV, Gen. Mohammad Pakpour on Tuesday identified the bomber as Hafiz Mohammad Ali and said a second...

Pakistan says India using UN court for 'political theater'

Feb. 19, 2019 7:21 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution. The International Court of Justice case centers on the...

Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9

Feb. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Tensions escalated after a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with nine people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers searched for militants. Government forces surrounded a village in the southern Pulwama area on a tip that militants were hiding there,...

Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on Riyadh

Feb. 18, 2019 8:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Saudi diplomat on Monday fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, called Iran a "chief sponsor of terrorism," saying its...

India takes Pakistan to UN's highest court in spying case

Feb. 18, 2019 7:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals. Indian lawyer Harish Salve told judges at the...

Pakistani court indicts opposition leader in housing scam

Feb. 18, 2019 1:45 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal has indicted the country's opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif over his alleged links to a multi-million dollar housing scam in the eastern city of Lahore. Sharif was arrested in October on charges of abusing power as chief minister of Punjab from 2013...

Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near Iran

Feb. 17, 2019 11:32 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran. Local police officer Hidayat Ullah said Monday that four troops were killed Sunday when gunmen opened fire on security forces in the town...

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Feb. 17, 2019 1:51 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and...