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India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 9

Oct. 20, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least nine people on both sides, officials said. The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir early in...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Oct. 18, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country's 18-year war....

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...

Troops in Kashmir exchange fire, 4 civilians killed

Oct. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged gunfire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing four civilians and wounding nearly a dozen others, officials from both sides said Wednesday, as tensions remain high between the two South Asian countries. Kashmir is split between Pakistan...

Pakistan says Saudis, Iran willing to pursue diplomacy

Oct. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says Iran and Saudi Arabia have indicated a willingness to pursue diplomacy to end their disputes after Pakistan's prime minister traveled to both countries to try and ease tensions. Tensions between the rival Middle Eastern countries escalated following last...

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's premier leaves for Saudi Arabia amid Gulf tension

Oct. 15, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday amid his efforts to ease tensions between Riyadh and Iran after a recent attack on the kingdom's oil industry, a government statement said. Imran Khan was expected to reach Riyadh later in the day. Saudi Arabia is a major supporter...