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Passenger bus in Pakistan crashes, catches fire killing 40

Jan. 29, 2023 03:04 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus fell into a ravine and caught fire 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 Sindh province. The accident was...

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...

Pakistan's premier apologizes to nation for power outage

Jan. 24, 2023 04:52 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Tuesday apologized to the nation for a major, daylong power outage that disrupted normal life across the country and drew criticism from millions who were left without electricity amid the harsh winter weather. Monday's blackout...

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Jan. 23, 2023 13:21 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most of Pakistan was left without power Monday as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the country's economic crisis. It all started when electricity...

Pakistan acquits all policemen in killing of aspiring model

Jan. 23, 2023 07:25 AM EST

KARACHI (AP) — A Pakistani court on Monday acquitted a retired senior police officer and 17 others, mostly policemen still serving on the force, in the 2018 killing of a 27-year-old aspiring model. The young man, Naqeeb Ullah, was killed under suspicious circumstances, in what...

Militants attack police post in Pakistan, killing 2 officers

Jan. 21, 2023 12:55 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked a police checkpoint in northern Pakistan late Saturday, killing two officers and wounding another, authorities said. Police officer Tariq Khan said the gunmen fled after shooting three officers at the post in Zardad Dahri, which is in...

Pakistani Taliban kill 3 policemen in northwestern region

Jan. 19, 2023 12:55 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants armed with assault rifles and hand grenades stormed a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, triggering an intense shootout that killed three police officers and wounded two, officials said. The outlawed Pakistani Taliban...