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Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33

Jul. 19, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to police and health officials. Several of the wounded were in critical condition, they said. No group immediately claimed...

Pakistan's ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption case

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer in Pakistan says a former finance minister has been granted a week's bail in a corruption case involving natural gas imports. The development will delay the expected detention of ex-minister Miftah Ismail who is sought by the National Accountability Bureau. Nihal...

20 years in prison for Florida man who posted bomb guides

Jul. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore imposed the maximum possible sentence on Tayyab Tahir Ismail, a naturalized U.S....

Pakistan arrests ex-prime minister on corruption allegations

Jul. 18, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan arrested a former prime minister Thursday over alleged irregularities related to the import of natural gas from Qatar. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi served as prime minister for nearly a year after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office in July 2017 for failing to...

UN court rejects Pakistan's argument in Indian spy case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case, after agreeing with India's contention the man's rights had been violated in a case that has been a source of friction...

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect in Mumbai attacks

Jul. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday arrested a radical cleric and U.S.-wanted terror suspect implicated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, officials said, just days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to Washington. Hafiz Saeed was taken into custody in Punjab province while traveling from the...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Jul. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred...

Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks, days ahead of prime minister's Washington trip

Jul. 17, 2019 4:27 AM EDT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan arrests US-wanted terror suspect blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks, days ahead of prime minister's Washington trip.

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

Rescuers save 2, retrieve 8 bodies after Pakistan mine blast

Jul. 16, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says rescue teams saved two miners and retrieved the bodies of eight others after a methane explosion trapped the 10 in a coalmine in southwestern Baluchistan province. Imran Zarkun, a top disaster management official, says the search operation was completed on...