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Military: Forces raid hideout, kill 12 Pakistani Taliban

Feb. 08, 2023 01:41 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Security forces acting on intelligence raided a hideout of Pakistani Taliban insurgents along the border with Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that left 12 militants dead, the country's military said Wednesday. The pre-dawn raid came amid soaring...

22 people killed in bus, car collision in Pakistan

Feb. 07, 2023 14:44 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A speeding bus collided with a car and plunged into a ravine in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 22 passengers and injuring 12 others, police said, the second such deadly accident in less than a week. The bus was traveling to the garrison...

Study: 15 million people live under threat of glacial floods

Feb. 07, 2023 11:04 AM EST

As glaciers melt and pour massive amounts of water into nearby lakes, 15 million people across the globe live under the threat of a sudden and deadly outburst flood, a new study finds. More than half of those living in the shadow of the disaster called glacial lake outburst floods...

Hundreds attend funeral of Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf

Feb. 07, 2023 08:49 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf was buried Tuesday in his family's hometown, the southern port city of Karachi, a day after a special plane transported his body from the United Arab Emirates where he died on the weekend. About 2,500 mourners...

Wikipedia again up and running as Pakistan lifts ban on site

Feb. 07, 2023 04:36 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan lifted its ban on Wikipedia services before dawn Tuesday, after the country’s media regulator blocked the site last week for not removing purportedly blasphemous content, claiming it hurts the sentiments of Muslims. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered...

Officials: Plane carrying Musharraf's body lands in Pakistan

Feb. 06, 2023 15:10 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A special plane transporting the body of Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Karachi on Monday amid tight security, immigration officials said. Family members were also on board when the plane landed at the...

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

Feb. 06, 2023 13:04 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site. Critics denounced Islamabad’s action, saying it was a blow to digital rights. Under...

Sports pitch for level playing field in cricket-mad Pakistan

Feb. 06, 2023 01:17 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — On Islamabad’s outskirts, burly men bind together in a scrum on a rugby pitch that has seen better days. The sign bearing the club’s name is worn. The floodlights are too costly to use, given high electricity prices and the paltry $135 total that the club earns in membership...

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

Feb. 05, 2023 20:42 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, officials said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president...

Official says Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died

Feb. 05, 2023 01:49 AM EST
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Official says Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died.