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Pakistan says it has evidence of India sponsoring attacks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday said India was sponsoring “terrorism” aimed at destabilizing the country and targeting its economic partnership with China, accusations that top Pakistani officia...

Child sex abuse in Pakistan's religious schools is endemic

PAKPATTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Muhimman proudly writes his name slowly, carefully, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes. He’s just 11 years old and was a good student who had dreams of be...

In packed, dirty cells, political prisoners fear virus

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends jailed in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of having coronav...

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends locked away in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of having co...

France closes the Louvre as virus spreads to new fronts

PARIS (AP) — Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism ind...

Pakistan starts heath cards for trans people to improve care

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan began issuing special health ID cards for transgender people on Tuesday as way to lessen health care discrimination. Trans people have often been denied tr...

Pakistan gets $6 billion from Saudis, still needs IMF loan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has negotiated a $6 billion assistance package of loans and deferred payments from Saudi Arabia in hopes of resuscitating its flagging economy, struggling under the weight of...

New US adviser to Afghanistan raises hackles in region

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The choice of Zalmay Khalilzad as a U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan has raised some hackles in the region, with many saying the veteran diplomat's tough stance on Pakistan could hin...

IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror war

DHABEJI, Pakistan (AP) — Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in southern Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan t...

Major political events in Pakistan's 71-year history

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are voting in the third consecutive general elections to take place without political upheaval, a crisis or a military intervention. Four military governm...

Major events in Pakistan's 70-year political history

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis are to vote on Wednesday in the third consecutive general elections in their nation's 71-year-long history to take place without political upheaval, a crisis or a military ...

Charges of rigging, intimidation mar Pakistan campaign

ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest...

Radicals, extremists campaign ahead of Pakistan elections

FAISALABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan is seeing an unprecedented number of extremists and militant sectarian groups — even an international terror figure with a $10 million U.S.-offered bounty on his h...

Pakistan's media faces threats, abductions ahead of vote

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — When Pakistan's military spokesman held a press conference earlier this month on emerging threats, Matiullah Jan, a journalist who has written critically of the judiciary a...

Pakistani authorities bar US diplomat from leaving country

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have barred a U.S. diplomat, involved in a road accident that killed a motorcyclist in the capital Islamabad, from leaving the country. Two sec...