- Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute Updated: Jul-03-15 9:02 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.
- Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am
In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The restive region is predominantly Muslim and claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two countries have fought two wars over control of the Himalayan region since they won independence from Britain in 1947. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989, seeking independence from India or the merger of the region with neighboring Pakistan.
- Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17 Updated: Jul-03-15 1:04 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to seventeen. Divers were searching for more bodies.
- Brutal heat wave in Pakistan last month killed 1,250 Updated: Jul-01-15 7:25 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government says the brutal heat wave that hit the port city of Karachi and the country's southern province of Sind in June killed 1,250 people before subsiding.
- Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am
LAHORE, Pakistan - At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.
- Pakistan soccer undertakes election despite court order Updated: Jun-30-15 11:32 am
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Football Federation undertook elections on Tuesday despite a court ordering they be postponed.
- Maryland man sentenced for exporting firearms to Pakistan Updated: Jun-29-15 8:28 pm
BALTIMORE - A pizza shop owner has been sentenced to two years in prison for exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories to Pakistan.
- Police arrest Pakistani in Italy-based terror probe Updated: Jun-26-15 6:41 am
ROME - Police say they have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of helping organize the 2009 attack on a market in Peshawar that killed more than 100 people, the latest arrest in a decade-long investigation into an Italy-based terror network with ties to al Qaida.
- Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations about parliament attack Updated: Jun-25-15 2:10 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan "strongly rejects" accusations by Afghanistan's spy agency that a Pakistani intelligence officer helped orchestrate an attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this week.
- Rains cool Pakistan as heat wave's death toll climbs to 838 Updated: Jun-24-15 1:58 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan - A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to 838 - a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.
- Cricket players bring sport to new home in Atlantic City Updated: Jun-20-15 10:39 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The asphalt adjacent to Georgia and Pacific avenues is their oasis.
- Portland man gets 7 years for giving cash to suicide bomber Updated: Jun-19-15 5:25 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A former Portland city worker who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan was sentenced Friday to seven years and three months in federal prison.
- US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears Updated: Jun-19-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran with billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.
- Kashmir rattled by targeted killings after period of calm Updated: Jun-19-15 6:37 am
SOPORE, India - Four assassination-style killings since last week have shaken this town in Kashmir just as the Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan seemed to be slowly emerging from decades of violence.
- AP names Muhammed Muheisen as chief Mideast photographer Updated: Jun-17-15 11:22 am
CAIRO - The Associated Press has named award-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen, frequently honored for his striking photos of people in their everyday environment, as its chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- PFF President suspended over financial embezzlement, report Updated: Jun-17-15 9:09 am
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Football Federation has suspended its president Faisal Saleh Hayat for alleged incompetence and financial embezzlement, local media reported.
- Kerry voices US concern over India-Pakistan tensions Updated: Jun-16-15 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is voicing "enormous" concern over heightened tensions between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan.
- Execution of Pakistani youth suspect stayed for 4th time Updated: Jun-08-15 6:32 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan - A death-row prisoner whose family says was just 14 years old when he was convicted of killing a 7-year-old has had his execution stayed for a fourth time, authorities said Tuesday.
- Pakistani professor wants students to learn of his homeland Updated: Jun-07-15 2:03 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A professor from Pakistan set to teach at the University of North Dakota is sharing his experiences with violence in the Middle East in hopes of raising awareness about the impact on his home country.
- Pakistan increases defense budget by 11 percent to $ 7.6B. Updated: Jun-05-15 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has announced an 11 percent increase in its defense budget for 2016, allocating $7.64 billion to help fund its ongoing war against insurgents in the northern region.
- Pakistan police say 8 men in Malala attack were acquitted Updated: Jun-05-15 10:47 am
MINGORA, Pakistan - The Pakistani police and the country's public prosecutor said Friday that eight out of 10 militants charged with involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist and later Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted in April - and not sentenced to life in prison as reported at the time.