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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...

Pakistan will consider expelling hundreds of thousands more Afghans in a continued clampdown

Jul. 11, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will consider a plan to expel hundreds of thousands more Afghans who have been living in the country for years, the foreign ministry said Thursday, the latest in a monthslong government clampdown on undocumented migrants. The plan is still in the works,...

Pakistan says 1.45 million Afghans can stay for another year following UN refugee chief's visit

Jul. 10, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan announced Wednesday it is extending the stay of 1.45 million Afghan refugees who legally reside in the country, a day after a visit by the U.N. refugee agency. Afghan refugees with proper documentation will be able to remain in Pakistan until June 30,...

Jeep falls from a mountain road into a ravine in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing 14 people

Jul. 10, 2024 04:33 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A jeep fell from a mountain road into a ravine in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring two others, officials said. The incident happened in the Neelam Valley, government administrator Nadeem Janjua said....

UNHCR chief meets Pakistan's premier to discuss the situation of Afghan refugees following clampdown

Jul. 09, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency and Pakistan's prime minister held talks Tuesday about Afghan refugees living in uncertainty in Pakistan following the government's anti-migrant crackdown that started last year as militants stepped up attacks on security forces. ...

A Japanese climber's body is found in Pakistan who died a week ago after scaling a mountain

Jul. 09, 2024 14:59 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of Pakistani volunteers found the body of a Japanese climber who died while trying to descend from one of the highest mountains in the country, officials said Tuesday. The body of 64-year-old Hiroshi Onishi was brought down the previous day from...