- Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor Updated: May-06-16 7:55 pm
LONDON - Sadiq Khan became London's first Muslim mayor Saturday, as voters rejected attempts to taint him with links to extremism and handed a decisive victory to the bus driver's son from south London.
- Pakistan anti-graft body seizes currency, gold from official Updated: May-06-16 2:09 pm
QUETTA, Pakistan - A spokesman for Pakistan's anti-graft body says its officers have seized currency and gold worth 680 million rupees, or $6.4 million, from the residence of top provincial financial official in southwestern Baluchistan province.
- Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night Updated: May-06-16 7:27 am
ISLAMABAD - The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors.
- Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile Updated: May-03-16 8:46 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing Taliban letter, the boy's father said Tuesday.
- Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death Updated: May-03-16 8:15 am
NEW DELHI - A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
- Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government Updated: Apr-28-16 3:01 am
NEW YORK - An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday.
- US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am
WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.
- Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb.
- India asks Pakistan to curb terror groups targeting India Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 am
NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.
- Pakistani mother seeks pardon for paralyzed son on death row Updated: Apr-25-16 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - The mother of a paraplegic inmate on death row in Pakistan on Monday urged the country's president to pardon her son.
- Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so Updated: Apr-14-16 2:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.
- Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say Updated: Apr-14-16 2:03 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world's poorest nations.
- Official says 19 passengers killed in Pakistan bus accident Updated: Apr-13-16 2:42 am
MULTAN, Pakistan - A head-on collision between a passenger bus and truck killed at least 19 passengers, including women and children, in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, a rescue official said.
- US, India militaries to improve disaster coordination Updated: Apr-12-16 6:56 am
NEW DELHI - The U.S. and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries' militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
- Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka Updated: Apr-11-16 5:24 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh is closing its notorious 18th-century prison where sensational political killings over decades have targeted people on both sides of the South Asian country's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.
- Pakistani authorities raise death toll from earthquake to 5 Updated: Apr-11-16 1:43 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan has raised the death toll from the quake that rattled the country the day before, saying five people were killed.
- The Latest: New Zealand reviews its foreign trust rules Updated: Apr-10-16 11:46 pm
LONDON - The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local):
- Pakistan PM under fire over offshore accounts leak Updated: Apr-10-16 12:04 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm that he said indicate that the premier's sons own several offshore companies.
- Rescue workers retrieve 23 bodies buried under a landslide Updated: Apr-09-16 7:55 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A national disaster management official says rescue workers have retrieved 23 bodies buried under a landslide in northern Pakistan.
- Turkmenistan-South Asia pipeline gets $200M investment Updated: Apr-07-16 1:46 pm
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - An ambitious project to build a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India has received $200 million in new investment.
- Pakistani militants' charity runs Islamic court in Lahore Updated: Apr-07-16 1:28 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities opened a probe Thursday into reports that a charity run by the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba has established an Islamic court, separate from the regular judiciary in the eastern city of Lahore.
- Pakistan says it's willing to wait for talks with India Updated: Apr-07-16 10:08 am
NEW DELHI - Pakistan's ambassador to India said Thursday his country would like to have a comprehensive dialogue with New Delhi to resolve their outstanding issues but is willing to wait if India isn't ready.
- Bangladesh man found in Pakistan jail dies 4 years later Updated: Apr-07-16 8:23 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A man who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison, where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy, died Thursday, his family said. He was 56.