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Pakistan PM says he'll work with US on Afghanistan accord

Jul. 23, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of tension between Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Tuesday the two are now on the same page and said he will do his best to persuade the Taliban to open negotiations with the Afghan government to resolve the war. The U.S. has been...

Pakistan PM says Taliban may soon release 2 hostages

Jul. 23, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says militants may soon release two Western hostages as negotiations on a peace deal for Afghanistan make progress with his country's help. Khan, who was in the middle of a three-day U.S. visit Tuesday, has repeatedly said the men, an American and...

Market bombing in Pakistan kills 2, wounds 29

Jul. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb exploded in a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Quetta on Tuesday, killing at least two people and wounding 29, officials said. Mir Ziaullah Longove, the provincial home minister, described the bombing as an "act of terrorism" by the "enemies of Pakistan," and...

Indian opposition wants Modi to clarify Trump Kashmir claim

Jul. 23, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian opposition leaders on Tuesday angrily demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clarify his position in Parliament about President Donald Trump mediating in India's long-running dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar read out a statement in the...

Trump seeks Pakistan's help to end long Afghanistan war

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the country "off the face of the earth." The president made the statement at the White House as he praised Pakistan Prime...

India disputes that it asked Trump to mediate Kashmir fight

Jul. 22, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — India is disputing President Donald Trump's comment that it asked him to mediate the long-running dispute over Kashmir. India's Ministry of External Affairs says "no such request" has been made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It said in a statement issued Monday on Twitter that it...

Pakistan rescues injured Italian, Russian climbers in north

Jul. 22, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says an army helicopter has rescued an Italian and a Russian climber stranded on a treacherous peak in the country's north. Karrar Haidri, the secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, says Francesco Cassardo of Italy and Konstantin Sidorov of Russia were found on...

Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldier

Jul. 21, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians. An army statement Sunday says Indian troops opened fire the previous night and that Pakistan responded. It says the wounded include two young girls and a...

Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran

Jul. 21, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan. State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on "terrorists" without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of...