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Pakistani rescue workers look for survivors amid debri of a building in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Pakistani officials said Tuesday that a gas cylinder explosion at a small perfume-making factory killed many people and injured others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

Pakistan gas cylinder explosion kills 11 in perfume factory

Jan. 28, 2020 8:17 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A massive explosion and fire triggered by a gas cylinder explosion engulfed a small perfume factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, rescuer workers and police said. Two people were also injured in the blast, which caused the roof of the factory to...

Pakistani legislator and leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement, Mohsin Dawar arrives at a Press Club to address a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Dawar condemned the arrest of Manzoor Pashteen and announced countrywide protests. Pakistani security forces have arrested Pashteen the leader of a prominent human rights group. The group accuses the military of committing widespread abuses in its war on terror. A local police official said. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistan arrests human rights leader who criticized army

Jan. 27, 2020 11:18 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces on Monday arrested the leader of a human rights group that has accused the military of committing widespread abuses in its war on terror. Manzoor Pashteen was detained along with six others in a pre-dawn raid in the the northwestern city of Peshawar, said...

People walk under a screen warning about a new coronavirus at Suseo Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass around 25 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds, though the measures' potential for success is uncertain. The sign reads

More airports screening passengers amid China virus outbreak

Jan. 24, 2020 8:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — More airports are beginning to screen passengers arriving from China amid growing concerns Friday over the outbreak of a new virus there that has already killed more than two dozen people and sickened hundreds. The energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar, home to long-haul...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad pauses while speaking about the prospects for peace, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington.  Afghanistan’s former deputy minister says Khalilzad is in the Afghan capital “to discuss the latest in peace efforts.”  Former deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai tweeted pictures of his meeting with Khalilzad Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019,  saying ‘we spoke about the way forward.”   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Taliban say frustrated by additional demands of US

Jan. 24, 2020 8:08 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban, in a rambling commentary published on their website, expressed frustration with what they describe as additional U.S. demands in peace talks — even after they had offered a “reduction of violence.” They have not publicly outlined what that would entail and...

Lawsuit: Ex-prison worker from Pakistan called 'terrorist'

Jan. 23, 2020 2:17 PM EST

A former Missouri prison worker who was born in Pakistan alleges in a lawsuit that she was frequently called a “terrorist” by her coworkers and was sometimes asked if she was “a suicide bomber." Sana MacClugage, who moved to the U.S. in 2004 and became a U.S. citizen in 2013, filed the...

CAPTION CORRECTION: CORRECTS YEAR: Dwellers collect their belongings following a fire that gutted homes in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Hundreds of huts were burnt to ashes as fire erupted making dozens of families homeless in a slum of Karachi, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Over 100 makeshift homes destroyed in Pakistan fire

Jan. 22, 2020 8:35 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire burned over 100 burlap-and-plastic shelters in the southern port city of Karachi, forcing hundreds of poor nomads to spend the night in the open amid winter temperatures, but there were no casualties, police said Wednesday. It was unclear what caused Tuesday night's...

In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, activists shout slogans during a protest in front of Assam House against the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the northeastern state of Assam, in New Delhi, India. India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship

Jan. 21, 2020 8:08 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law provides a fast track to naturalization for some migrants who entered the country illegally while fleeing religious persecution. But it excludes Muslims,...

President Donald Trump delivers the opening remarks at the World Economic Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Davos. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump in Davos: Talking up economy, brushing off impeachment

Jan. 21, 2020 5:38 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump looked past the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington on Tuesday, turning his speech at an economic forum in the Swiss Alps into an unabashed sales pitch for the “blue-collar boom” in the U.S. economy that he says took place on his watch....

Indian Muslims offer prayers, as activists of Bhim Army wait for the start of a protest against a new Citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Protests against India's citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants continue in Indian cities in an unabating strong show of dissent against the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protest at a 17th century mosque, Jama Masjid, was led by Chandrashekhar Azad, leader of the Bhim Army, a political party of Dalits who represent Hinduism's lowest caste. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India

Jan. 17, 2020 7:22 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants. Demonstrators carried placards and shouted slogans accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik, a Pakistani religious group, surround an armored police armored car carrying their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, as he arrives to a court in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of the radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, a party official said Friday.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)

Pakistani court hands down 55-year sentences to 86 Islamists

Jan. 17, 2020 3:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking part in violent rallies in 2018 over the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, a party official said Friday. The verdicts, unusually harsh for Pakistan, were...