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Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and ...

Police say militants kill 4 women activists in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A group of suspected militants ambushed a vehicle carrying women activists from a non-governmental organization in a former northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan o...

Fugitive Pakistani militant killed by bomb in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A fugitive militant leader from Pakistan who carried a $3 million U.S. bounty for alleged terrorist activities was killed by a roadside bomb in neighboring Afghanistan along ...

Pakistan arrests 14 people over demolishing of Hindu temple

PESHAWAR, pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police arrested 14 people in overnight raids after a Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist party, officials s...

Pakistani police say gunmen kill minority Ahmadi professor

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Muslim professor shot and killed another professor from the Ahmadi minority in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, a day after the two allegedly had a he...

Pakistan says Afghan cross-border fire kills soldier

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said a soldier was killed in the country’s northwest by fire from across the Afghan border, a sign of increasing violence in an area that until...

Pakistani officials: Roadside bomb hits army, kills 3 troops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful roadside bomb targeted a military vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, a former Taliban stronghold, killing three soldiers, officials said. The Pakistani Taliban clai...

Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 15 people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers ass...

Pakistani who killed American in court says he was given gun

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani man charged with the killing of a U.S. citizen inside a court in the country's restive northwest has claimed he had an accomplice, a lawyer who managed to sneak t...

Pakistan wraps up anti-polio drive amid surge in cases

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Friday wrapped up a five-day vaccination campaign against polio in the former Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan and elsewhere in the country amid a surge in ...

Pakistani police arrest 4 men who destroyed statue of Buddha

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police arrested four men Saturday for allegedly destroying an ancient statue of Buddha they found while doing construction work near an historic Buddhist site in northwest Pa...

Minorities under attack as PM pushes 'tolerant' Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — It’s been a tough month for religious minorities in Pakistan, and observers warn of even tougher times ahead as Prime Minister Imran Khan vacillates between trying to forge a...

COVID-19 just the latest epidemic in areas struck by disease

SULEIMAN KHEL, Pakistan (AP) — When Tariq Nawaz’s daughter was born a year ago, he borrowed money to pay for his wife’s cesarean delivery. Seven months later, they learned their baby had polio and sol...

COVID-19 just the latest epidemic in areas struck by disease

SULEIMAN KHEL, Pakistan (AP) — When Tariq Nawaz’s daughter was born a year ago, he borrowed money to pay for his wife’s cesarean delivery. Seven months later, they learned their baby had polio and sol...

Manhunt on in Pakistan for suspect in killing of 2 cousins

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police in northwestern Pakistan have launched a manhunt for a suspect in the killing of his two teenage cousins after a video of the girls, who were sisters, surfaced on soci...