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ED'S NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Security personnel examine the bodies of terrorists outside the Stock Exchange Building in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 29, 2020. Gunmen attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building. (AP Photo/Muhammad Ikram Suri)

Militants attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

Jun. 29, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing...

FILE - This Dec. 25, 2013, filer, photo shows a general view of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan after it was hit by rocket fire in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. State Department says Saturday, June 20, 2020 that COVID-19 infections have been reported at its embassy in the Afghan capital and the staff who are affected include diplomats, contractors and locally employed staff. (AP Photo/Ahmad Nazar)

US says its embassy in Kabul battling coronavirus outbreak

Jun. 20, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. State Department says COVID-19 infections have been reported at its embassy in the Afghan capital and affected staff include diplomats, contractors and locals. The State Department did not say how many were affected. An official at the embassy in Kabul, who spoke on...

A man walks past a painting on a wall with writing in the Dari Language reading

Afghans allege Iran police involved in attacks on refugees

Jun. 15, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan lawmaker accused Iranian authorities on Monday of involvement in recent attacks on Afghan refugees in Iran, incidents that have sparked protest rallies in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The lawmaker, Abdul Sattar Husseini, told The Associated Press that he is part of a...

Afghans inspect the inside of a mosque following a bombing, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Official: Bomb explodes in Kabul mosque, at least 4 killed

Jun. 12, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded Friday inside a mosque in western Kabul, killing at least four people, including the prayer leader, and wounding eight, an Afghan government official said. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the bomb had been placed inside the mosque but had no...

A muslim man pray next to the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city, Sunday, May 31, 2020.The Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, reopened early Sunday, following weeks of closure aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem amid virus woes

May. 31, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia reopened Sunday for the first time in more than two months, with worshipers ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as Islam's holiest site in Mecca remained closed to the public. The...

CORRECTS TO CLARIFY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MUSLIM NATIONS NOT GAZA - Muslims wearing face masks attend the Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a mosque in Gaza City, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Millions of Muslims worldwide are marking a muted and gloomy religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan -- a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears

May. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The three-day holiday is usually a time of travel,...

Mohammad Zubair, a passenger who survived a plane crash, is visited by relatives at his home in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, May 23, 2020. When the plane jolted violently, Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

May. 23, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed into a crowded neighborhood near...

Volunteers look for survivors of a plane that crashed in residential area of Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. An aviation official says a passenger plane belonging to state-run Pakistan International Airlines carrying more than 100 passengers and crew has crashed near the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan jet with 98 aboard crashes in crowded neighborhood

May. 22, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing. Officials said there were two survivors from the plane but they also found at least 57 bodies in the...

Afghan policemen comfort a man after an attack on a maternity hospital, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Militants stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing over a dozen people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Militants storm maternity clinic in Afghan capital, kill 16

May. 12, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 16 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses, Afghan officials said. While the battle was...