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2 soldiers killed in fighting with militants in SW Pakistan

Aug. 14, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An attack by militants in Pakistan’s volatile southwestern Baluchistan province left two soldiers dead and six wounded, the military said Sunday. The military said in a statement that one of the wounded soldiers was an officer who was hurt during a heavy exchange...

Pakistan arrests TV executive over airing anti-army comment

Aug. 10, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested a news director at a popular TV station in the southern port city of Karachi on charges of broadcasting anti-army comments by an opposition politician loyal to ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. The private ARY television...

Officials: Pakistani militant leader killed in Afghanistan

Aug. 08, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A late night roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan struck a vehicle carrying members of the Pakistani Taliban group, killing a senior leader and three other militants, several Pakistani officials and militant figures said Monday. No one immediately claimed...

Grenade at store selling flags in southwest Pakistan kills 1

Aug. 04, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected separatists threw a grenade at a roadside store selling Pakistani national flags in southwestern Baluchistan province on Thursday night, killing a man and wounding 14 people, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in...

Taliban under scrutiny as US kills al-Qaida leader in Kabul

Aug. 02, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house intensified global scrutiny Tuesday of Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and further undermined their efforts to secure international recognition and desperately needed aid. ...

Pakistan election body says ex-PM accepted illegal donations

Aug. 02, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's elections oversight body ruled Tuesday that former Prime Minister Imran Khan accepted illegal donations to his political party from abroad. It's a key first step toward a possible ban on Khan and his party from politics. The case against the cricket...

Pakistan says 1 soldier killed, 6 separatists dead in clash

Jul. 30, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — One solider was killed and six insurgents were dead after an overnight operation in Pakistan's volatile southwestern Baluchistan province, the military said Saturday. The military said in a statement that during exchange of fire with separatists the Hoshab...

Australian, Canadian climbers die on Pakistan's K2

Jul. 28, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Australian and a Canadian mountain climber died last week in northern Pakistan while attempting to scale K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, officials from the two countries said Thursday. The death of Matthew Eakin was announced by the Australian...

Italy opens humanitarian corridor for 300 Afghan refugees

Jul. 25, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The first of some 300 Afghan refugees arrived in Rome on Monday along a new humanitarian corridor organized by the Italian government, charities and international organizations, Italy's Foreign Ministry announced. The humanitarian corridor aims to give “additional...

Pakistan's ex-premier Khan warns of economic 'collapse'

Jul. 20, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister said Wednesday that the government of premier Shahbaz Sharif is mismanaging the country’s fragile economy. Imran Khan's remarks to journalists at his residence in Islamabad came hours after Pakistan’s currency plummeted to an...