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Death toll from suicide car bombing rises to 5 in Pakistan

Apr. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — An overnight attack at a luxury hotel in Pakistan has been confirmed as a suicide car bombing and the death toll has risen to five, the country's interior minister and police said Thursday. In a statement, the counter-terrorism department said...

Pakistan court grants bail to opposition leader

Apr. 22, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to the country's opposition leader, about seven months after he was arrested by an anti-graft body over alleged involvement in money laundering. Shahbaz Sharif is the leader of the opposition in the...

Bombing in hotel parking lot kills at least 4 in SW Pakistan

Apr. 21, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded in the parking area of a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least four people and wounding at least nine others, police said. Security forces rushed to the Serena hotel and...

Police: Bombing in Quetta hotel parking lot in southwest Pakistan kills at least 3, wounds 9

Apr. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police: Bombing in Quetta hotel parking lot in southwest Pakistan kills at least 3, wounds 9.

Pakistan frees 669 men from radical group as it ends rallies

Apr. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities freed nearly 669 supporters of an outlawed radical Islamist group, hours after it agreed to end a week of violent protests following talks with the government. Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan's leader, however, will remain behind bars...

US-backed Afghan peace meeting postponed as Taliban balk

Apr. 21, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An upcoming international peace conference that was meant to move Afghanistan's warring sides to a power-sharing deal and ensure an orderly U.S. exit from the country has been postponed, its sponsors announced Wednesday. They cited a lack of prospects for...

Pakistani Parliament debates whether to expel French envoy

Apr. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A lawmaker from Pakistan's ruling party Tuesday kicked off a debate on whether the French ambassador should be expelled over the publication in France of controversial cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The resolution from Amjad Ali,...

Defiant Pakistani journalist says gunman shot him in ribs

Apr. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani journalist said Tuesday he was wounded in a gun attack outside his home in the capital, Islamabad. Absar Alam in a video message said a bullet hit him in the ribs, but it was unclear who shot him. He said to whoever attacked him: “Such...

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

Apr. 19, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 police a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Supporters of the hard-line...

The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Apr. 18, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but...