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Pakistan's ex-PM defends decision to call off planned sit-in

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan defended Friday his decision to call off a planned, opened-ended rally and sit-in this week in the capital, Islamabad, saying he w...

4 Albanian women, 9 children to be repatriated from Syria

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Four Albanian women and nine children, all related to Albanians who joined Islamist extremist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, are being repatriated from a Syrian camp, a Kurd...

Pakistan's ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan cancelled a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of protracted civil conflict after he ...

Pakistan deploys army amid pro-Imran Khan march

Pakistani Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said the government authorized the deployment of army troops in the capital, Islamabad. It came as thousands of supporters of Pakistan's fo...

Pakistan raises roadblocks to stop ex-premier's banned rally

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities used dozens of shipping containers and trucks to block off major roads into Islamabad on Wednesday, after a defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan said he woul...

Pakistan: Imran Khan leads protest march on capital

Authorities blocked all major roads leading to Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad on Wednesday in an attempt to shut down a protest march by former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Clashes broke o...

US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. ...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot to death

Today in History Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, ...

Israeli Arab lawmaker rejoins coalition days after quitting

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli lawmaker who quit the ruling coalition said Sunday that she was returning to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's 60-member alliance, ending a crisis that lasted just a fe...

US removes 5 groups from terror blacklist, retains al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has removed five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. In notices published in the Federal Register ...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority g...

Egypt's top mufti to weigh in on penalty for priest's killer

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court is asking the country’s top mufti, the highest religious authority for Islam, to weigh in on the case of a man accused of stabbing to death a Coptic Christian priest, th...

Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the count...

How NATO weapons from Afghanistan are impacting Kashmir's militancy

India's top anti-terror body, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), is probing whether Kashmiri militants used a "sticky bomb" on Friday to target a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims. The a...

Egypt: Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges

CAIRO (AP) — The son of Egypt's former president said Tuesday that he and family members were innocent of corruption charges made in international courts after the country’s 2011 popular uprising. ...