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Pakistan avoids terror financing blacklist _ for now

Oct. 18, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An international monitoring agency has given Pakistan four months to prove it is fighting terrorism financing and money laundering — or it could be put on a damaging global blacklist. The Financial Action Task Force also threatened Iran, which is already blacklisted, with even tougher...

UK royal couple returns home after 5-day visit to Pakistan

Oct. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate wrapped up their five-day visit to Pakistan on Friday, in which they dined with the prime minister and made an emotional tour of a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...

Pakistan silences army's critics with raids, terror charges

Oct. 17, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A dozen plainclothes Pakistani security forces attempted Thursday to raid the former home of a human rights activist who recently fled to the United States seeking asylum. Gulalai Ismail's elderly parents said they were ordered to come outside "just to talk," but refused. The security men...

UK's Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

Oct. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana. The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre...

UK's William, Kate visit Pakistan's climate-change hit north

Oct. 16, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate on Wednesday traveled to Pakistan's scenic northern mountains and glaciers, drawing attention to the challenges of climate change in the South Asian nation, where glaciers are melting at a fast pace. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew to the city...

Prince William, Kate kick off five-day Pakistan tour

Oct. 15, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate kicked off a five-day tour of Pakistan on Tuesday amid much fanfare and tight security. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan. They were scheduled to attend a cultural event later in the day....

Pakistan faces black list of countries financing terrorism

Oct. 15, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is trying to avoid getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, when it meets Wednesday in Paris. A report earlier this month by the task force's Asia Pacific Group, which monitors Pakistan's progress, is not encouraging. The report says Pakistan has...

UK's Prince William, Kate arrive in Pakistan for 5-day visit

Oct. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accorded a red-carpet reception on their arrival at...

Official: Prince William, Kate to visit Pakistan Oct. 14

Oct. 11, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate will arrive in the capital, Islamabad, on a four-day visit next week. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Friday the royal couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will arrive in Pakistan on Oct. 14. He...

Taliban say Afghanistan has freed several of their prisoners

Oct. 7, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban officials say several of their group's members have been freed from Afghan jails, including former shadow governors, just days after a U.S. envoy met top Taliban leaders in the Pakistani capital following the suspension of U.S.-Taliban talks last month. The Taliban also said they...