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Pakistani official: Scottish climber dies in avalanche on K2

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A renowned Scottish climber died in an avalanche while attempting to scale K2 in northern Pakistan, the world’s second-highest mountain peak, a Pakistani mountaineering official and t...

South Korean missing after fall while scaling Pakistani peak

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A famous South Korean climber fell into a crevasse and went missing over the weekend in bad weather after scaling another mountain peak in northern Pakistan, a mountaineering official...

Afghan ambassador's daughter brutally assaulted in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was abducted in the middle of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, held for several hours and brutally attacked, officials in both ...

13 killed, including 9 Chinese, in Pakistan bus accident

MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of construction workers fell into a ravine Wednesday in northwest Pakistan after a gas leak in the vehicle caused an explosion, killing at least 13 peop...

Pakistan rejects naming of PM Khan as press freedom predator

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Tuesday vehemently rejected an international media watchdog's report that lists Prime Minister Imran Khan on a list of the world's 37 worst rulers when it comes to press f...

Pakistan premier criticized for comments on sexual violence

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Prime Minister Imran Khan faced growing criticism at home on Tuesday after seemingly blaming a rise in sexual violence in Pakistan on women wearing “very few clothes." ...

Pakistani PM: No talks until India restores Kashmir autonomy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister on Tuesday ruled out talks with neighboring nuclear-rival India, saying they cannot happen until New Delhi restores the semi-autonomous status of the dispute...

India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

SOHAG, Egypt (AP) — Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster. They face many of the same risks, including large populat...

Pakistani journalists' group vows to fight for press freedom

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The media is facing growing censorship, attacks and harassment in Pakistan that are threatening freedom of the press, a committee of journalists said Monday. The go...

Pakistan decries EU parliament's move on blasphemy laws

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Friday decried a move by the European Parliament, which a day earlier adopted a resolution demanding Islamabad allow freedom for religious minorities and asked the EU to r...

Pakistan frees 669 men from radical group as it ends rallies

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities freed nearly 669 supporters of an outlawed radical Islamist group, hours after it agreed to end a week of violent protests following talks with the government. ...

Pakistan Parliament to consider French envoy's expulsion

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Parliament is expected to consider a resolution on Tuesday about whether the French envoy should be expelled over the publication of controversial cartoons depicting...

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces...

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates played a role in getting longtime Asian rivals India and Pakistan to agree to a cease-fire amid tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir...

Pakistan minister slams bill seeking prison for army critics

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani Cabinet minister on Thursday slammed a proposed bill that would punish criticism of the military with two-year prison terms and hefty fines, saying the legislation drafted...