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US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the...

Pakistan stock market plunges on new govt tax on industries

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s stock exchange briefly halted trading Friday after its benchmark index plunged sharply following an announcement by the newly elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif that he ...

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'gray list'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terror financing but ...

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'gray list'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terror financing but ...

Pakistani govt chided for 'Drink less tea, save money' plea

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A minister in Pakistan's newly elected government faced criticism Wednesday following his plea to the nation to drink less tea to help save on imports amid a deepening economic crisis...

Pakistan probes Hindu temple's desecration as India protests

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign ministry on Friday said authorities were trying to trace and arrest suspects who this week desecrated a Hindu temple located at a home in the country's port city of...

Pakistan's new govt presents budget, hoping for IMF bailout

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new coalition government on Friday presented its first budget in Parliament, levying more taxes on the rich and vowing to remove subsidies on energy and fuel, mainly in an ...

Family: Pakistan ex-ruler Musharraf critically ill in Dubai

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf is critically ill and has been hospitalized in Dubai since last month, his family said Friday. They asked for prayers for Mushar...

Top German diplomat: Taliban to cause Afghanistan's downfall

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Germany's top diplomat expressed concerns Tuesday during a visit to Pakistan that neighboring Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are leading that country into a complete “downfall” and ...

Pakistan urged to hire back reporter fired for Israel visit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S.-based non-government organization devoted to promoting Muslim-Jewish relations on Friday urged Pakistan's state-run television to hire back one of its anchors, fired over visit...

Pakistan reports 7th polio case of this year amid outbreak

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health authorities on Friday confirmed the seventh case of polio so far this year, saying it was registered in the country's former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, a re...

Pakistani Taliban extend truce with government in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday they have indefinitely extended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, following two days of talks with a delegation of Pakistani tribal el...

Pakistan sends 50-member team to Kabul to discuss cease-fire

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government on Wednesday sent a 50-member delegation of tribal elders to Kabul to negotiate an extension of a truce with the Pakistani Taliban that expired this week, two se...

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 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...