Latest Pakistan News

Bomb attack kills 3 soldiers on patrol in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 12, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says a roadside bomb killed three soldiers and wounded another in a northwestern district bordering Afghanistan. The military statement Tuesday said the soldiers were on patrol in the North Waziristan region when the explosion hit their vehicle. No one immediately claimed...

Pakistan to remove ailing ex-PM from no-fly list

Nov. 12, 2019 9:09 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says its ailing ex-prime minister will be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment. Nawaz Sharif was released on bail last month after his jail sentence was temporarily suspended on medical grounds. He had remained on a no-fly list. Sharif, 69, received a seven-year jail...

Pakistan chief of spy agency visits Afghan official in Kabul

Nov. 11, 2019 10:03 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Pakistani delegation is in Kabul to meet Afghan authorities amid increased tensions. Monday's meeting is the first since the Pakistani Embassy closed its consular section in Kabul earlier this month, citing unspecified security concerns. Afghanistan and...

Pakistan's ailing ex-PM still on no-fly list

Nov. 11, 2019 9:31 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's ailing ex-prime minister is upset that he's still on a no-fly list, blocking him from getting medical treatment abroad. Nawaz Sharif was released on bail last month after his jail sentence was temporarily suspended on medical grounds. Sharif, 69, received a...

Pakistan police say gunmen attack security vehicle, 5 killed

Nov. 10, 2019 3:09 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen have ambushed a security force vehicle in Punjab province, killing five people. Police spokesman Kaleem Qureshi says dead were two police officers, two intelligence officers and an informant. He said they came under attack late Sunday while en route to...

Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple

Nov. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country's north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque - a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key Muslim body. The dispute over...

Pakistan opens visa-free border crossing for India Sikhs

Nov. 9, 2019 9:11 AM EST

KARTARPUR, Pakistan (AP) — The prime ministers of India and Pakistan inaugurated Saturday a visa-free border crossing for Sikh pilgrims from India, allowing thousands of pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan each day. Imran Khan and Narendra Modi held separate opening ceremonies...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows British Labour Party's Brexit minister stumped on...

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

Nov. 8, 2019 2:51 AM EST

As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October, supporters of the offensive launched a different kind of campaign — online. Dozens of images claiming to show Turkey's soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying elderly women spread across Twitter and Instagram where they were...

The Latest: Migrant clash in Bosnia leaves 4 injured

Nov. 7, 2019 8:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Police in Bosnia say a fight among migrants at a tent camp in the northwest of the country has left four people slightly injured. Police say the clash on Thursday erupted between migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Local...