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Suspect: Role in US reporter's death in Pakistan was 'minor'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a dramatic turn of events, a man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl admitted a “minor" role in his death, upending 18 years of de...

Pakistan seeks to block US-based website of minority Ahmadis

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has ordered a U.S.-based website propagating the faith of Pakistan's minority Ahmadis shut down over allegedly blasphemous content, one of the site's managers said Thursday. ...

Lawyer for Daniel Pearl's family faces uphill legal fight

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl faces an uphill battle to overturn the acquittal of a British-born man convicted in the 2002 murder. ...

Afghan Shiite leader in Pakistan after killings of miners

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An influential Afghan Shiite leader is visiting Pakistan where members of the minority sect are still reeling from the brutal killing of 11 Shiite coal miners, nine of whom were Afgha...

New round of Afghan-Taliban peace talks off to a slow start

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The latest round of peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators that began this week in Qatar has been off to a slow start as concerns grow over a recent spike i...

US group appeals for Pakistani woman jailed on blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. religious watchdog appealed Friday for the rights of a Pakistani woman from the country’s minority Ahmadis who has been jailed on blasphemy charges, declaring her a prisoner ...

Pakistan court adjourns, no ruling on freeing Pearl's killer

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court adjourned on Thursday without deciding whether to free the man convicted and later acquitted of the 2002 murder of a American journalist Daniel Pearl. ...

Lawyer seeks to free man acquitted in Daniel Pearl's killing

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The lawyer for a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl said Wednesday that he will petition the Supreme Court to free his...

An 'orchard of bad apples' weighs on new Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghan negotiators are to resume talks with the Taliban on Tuesday aimed at finding an end to decades of relentless conflict even as hopes wane and frustration and fear grow over a sp...

Each year 1,000 Pakistani girls forcibly converted to Islam

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Neha loved the hymns that filled her church with music. But she lost the chance to sing them last year when, at the age of 14, she was forcibly converted fr...

Wars, instability pose vaccine challenges in poor nations

DAR MANGI, Pakistan (AP) — Arifullah Khan had just administered another polio vaccine when the gunfire blasted from the nearby hills. “It happened so suddenly. There was so much gunf...

Court orders release of man charged in Daniel Pearl killing

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A provincial court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the man charged in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl freed, his defense lawyer said. The...

Sickly dancing bears leaving Pakistan for new life in Jordan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A pair of sick and badly neglected dancing Himalayan brown bears will leave Islamabad’s notorious zoo Wednesday for a sanctuary in Jordan, closing down a zoo that once housed 960 anim...

Taliban team in Pakistan as calls grow for Afghan cease-fire

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban team, led by the co-founder of the insurgent movement, arrived Wednesday in Islamabad for talks with Pakistani government leaders amid growing calls for a reduction in viole...

Families marry off daughters to ease finances amid COVID-19

KOIDU, Sierra Leone (AP) — The man first caught a glimpse of Marie Kamara as she ran with her friends past his house near the village primary school. Soon after, he proposed to the fifth-grader. ...