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UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Trump seeks Pakistan’s help to end long Afghanistan war

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 …


Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

Iran’s foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 2:15 p.m.

IHOP to open 19 restaurants in Pakistan

IHOP plans to open its first location in Pakistan by the end of the year, part of the American pancake restaurant’s efforts to seek new revenue abroad.


8 killed in India-Pakistan fighting amid high tensions

Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two Pakistani troops, officials said …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

A pre-dawn airstrike inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp and killed a “very large number” of militants ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday between the two nuclear-armed …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Kashmir tensions increase as 7 killed in fighting

Tensions escalated in the aftermath of a suicide attack in disputed Kashmir, with seven people killed Monday in a gunbattle that broke out as Indian soldiers scoured the area for …


Car bomb kills 33 Indian soldiers, wounds 20 in Kashmir

At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Woman acquitted of blasphemy still can’t leave Pakistan

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi.


Christians quietly mark Christmas in Muslim-majority Pakistan

The message of Christmas had special resonance this season among Pakistani Christians, an old but often persecuted minority of about 3 million in a country of 208 million that is …


4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.

Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said …


Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.


Pakistan PM ‘optimistic’ after brief talks with Pompeo

Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Islamabad on Wednesday, saying he was “optimistic” he could reset the relationship with Washington after …


Pakistan’s Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power.


Former cricket star declares victory in Pakistan election

Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election that was marred by violence and allegations of fraud, and he pledged to fight corruption and build a …


Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prison

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in custody on Saturday, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon …


Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison

A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of …


9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

Eight civilians, including an Indian husband and wife and four members of a Pakistani family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the …


Pakistani prime minister in Afghanistan to ease tensions

Pakistan’s prime minister arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two neighbors and revive a push for …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Nobel Prize winner Malala visits her Pakistan hometown

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to her hometown Saturday for the first time since receiving a gunshot wound to the head there in 2012 for her work …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:39 p.m.

Nobel Prize winner Malala visits her Pakistan hometown

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has arrived in her hometown of Mingora for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls’ …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for 1st time since she was shot

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time she was shot in 2012 by militants angered at her championing of education for girls.


School dance, anyone? Pakistan lawmakers in Punjab seek ban

Pakistani lawmakers in a provincial assembly voted in favor of a recommendation to ban dance parties at schools and other educational institutions, saying they promote Western culture, officials said Thursday. …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Pakistan tries to avoid watch list for terror financing

Pakistan is scrambling to steer clear of a global watch list for terrorism financing, the latest U.S. pressure tactic to get its difficult ally to crack down on militants crossing …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

India defense min warns Pakistan after attack on army camp

India’s defense minister said Monday that gunmen belonging to the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed were behind a weekend attack on an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir, and warned Islamabad that …


U.S. drone strikes kill 11 militants in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Two separate U.S. drone strikes struck a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan and a vehicle in Afghanistan, killing 11 militants, mostly from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, …


U.S. and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to “terrorist organizations” – and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income …


Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day …