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Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif says he will seek a coalition government after trailing jailed rival Khan

Feb. 09, 2024 17:56 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The former prime minister of Pakistan expected his party would claim an easy victory in the country’s parliamentary elections, sending him to the top job for a fourth time. Instead, Nawaz Sharif faces a difficult path to power. Independent candidates...

A Russian private jet carrying 6 people crashes in Afghanistan. The Taliban say some survived

Jan. 21, 2024 11:45 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Russian private jet carrying six people crashed in a remote area of rural Afghanistan but the pilot and some of the others on board survived, the Taliban said Sunday. The crash happened Saturday in a mountainous area in Badakhshan province, regional spokesman...

3 police and a civilian killed in a pre-dawn militant attack in northwest Pakistan

Jan. 10, 2024 11:51 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — About a dozen armed militants attacked a Pakistani police checkpoint on a northwestern highway before dawn Wednesday, killing three police officers and a civilian before fleeing the scene, authorities said. The attack on the Lachi checkpoint on the Indus...

Today in History: December 16, World War II's Battle of the Bulge begins

Dec. 16, 2023 00:20 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 16, the 350th day of 2023. There are 15 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against...

A roadside bombing in the commercial center of Pakistan's Peshawar city wounds at least 3 people

Dec. 05, 2023 00:59 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb went off near a school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding at least three passersby and damaging windows of a nearby bank and several shops, authorities said. The bombing happened in the commercial center of Peshawar, the capital...

Pakistan arrests 17 suspects in connection to the weekend bus shooting that killed 10

Dec. 04, 2023 05:21 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan arrested at least 17 suspects in the weekend bus shooting that left 10 people dead and 25 others wounded, authorities said Monday. Security forces raided several areas in the northern Gilgit Baltistan region — where the attack took...