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Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found.

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?

Jan. 30, 2023 15:18 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When a suicide bomber struck a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, suspicion immediately fell on the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. In a post on Twitter, a commander for the group,...

Hospital spokesman says death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing reaches 59, with 157 others wounded.

Jan. 30, 2023 12:21 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hospital spokesman says death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing reaches 59, with 157 others wounded.

Pakistan police official says death toll in suicide bombing rises to at least 44, with more than 150 people wounded

Jan. 30, 2023 10:27 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan police official says death toll in suicide bombing rises to at least 44, with more than 150 people wounded.

Bus falls off bridge, catches fire in Pakistan, killing 40

Jan. 29, 2023 19:38 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. The bus was carrying 44 passengers from Quetta in Balochistan province to Karachi in neighboring...

Protests against Quran burning held across the Middle East

Jan. 27, 2023 10:32 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Protests were held Friday in several predominantly Muslim countries to denounce the recent desecration of Islam’s holy book by far-right activists in Sweden and the Netherlands. The protests in countries including Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Lebanon ended with people...

Cash-strapped Pakistan's rupee plunges amid talks with IMF

Jan. 26, 2023 10:02 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Cash-strapped Pakistan’s currency plunged Thursday against the dollar after the government indicated it was ready to comply with tough conditions set by the International Monetary Fund for the next tranche of its bailout package. Pakistan is seeking a crucial...

Pakistan arrests senior leader from ex-PM Imran Khan's party

Jan. 25, 2023 14:06 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan early Wednesday arrested a senior leader of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party on charges of threatening the chief of the elections oversight body and other government officials. The arrest of Fawad Chaudhry, an outspoken...

Pakistanis protest Quran's desecration in the Netherlands

Jan. 24, 2023 14:17 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Muslims on Tuesday rallied in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore to denounce the desecration of Islam's holy book by a far-right activist in the Netherlands before dispersing peacefully. The supporters of a small political party called Pakistan...