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Pakistan police raid former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party office and arrest its spokesman

Jul. 22, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's police raided the imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan's political party office in Islamabad on Monday and arrested its spokesman for carrying out anti-state propaganda, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement, the ministry said officers also...

Pakistan protests to Germany after protesters get into the grounds of its Frankfurt consulate

Jul. 22, 2024 04:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Germany over its failure to prevent protesters getting into the grounds of the Pakistani consulate in Frankfurt, demanding action against “a gang of extremists" that it says breached security and endangered the lives of its staff. ...

Bangladesh imposes nationwide curfew as deadly protests over government jobs escalate

Jul. 19, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government late Friday announced a nationwide curfew across Bangladesh and ordered the deployment of military forces to maintain order following days of deadly clashes over the allocation of government jobs. The announcement...

Some convictions overturned in terrorism case against Muslim scholar from Virginia

Jul. 19, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has overturned a conviction carrying a life sentence for an Islamic scholar from Virginia who was found guilty of soliciting treason after the Sept. 11 attacks for encouraging followers to fight against the U.S. in Afghanistan. The ruling issued...

Humans caused climate change. Amid the suffering, now they must solve it

Jul. 19, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, scientists warned that continued burning of oil, gas, and coal would have devastating climate impacts. Those impacts are being felt around the world. Climate change is driving extreme weather By all accounts, the last few years have been...

Pakistan says it arrested an al-Qaida leader who was a close aide to Osama bin Laden

Jul. 19, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan counterterrorism police have arrested an al-Qaida leader who was a close aide to Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, officials said Friday. Deputy inspector general of police Usman Gondal identified...

Here's what to know about the violent protests over government jobs roiling Bangladesh

Jul. 18, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has been gripped by violence this week after relentless clashes between student protesters, security officials and pro-government student activists over a quota system for government jobs. Protest organizers say they are imposing “a complete...

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat to protest a suicide attack that killed 8 soldiers in the northwest

Jul. 17, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned a senior Afghan diplomat Wednesday to strongly protest a deadly militant attack that left eight soldiers dead in the northwest bordering Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministry said. A bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the ouster wall of an...

Pakistani troops kill 10 militants responsible for attack on military base that left 8 soldiers dead

Jul. 16, 2024 08:48 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — All 10 militants who rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a Pakistani military facility were killed in an 18-hour operation, officials said Tuesday, adding that militants in a separate attack on a health facility killed five civilians. In its...

4 Indian soldiers are killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir

Jul. 16, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four Indian soldiers were killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir, the Indian military said Tuesday. The soldiers were killed late Monday when they were fired at by militants hiding in the forests of...