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Pashtun rights group accuses Pakistan army of abuses

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan's rugged border region with neighboring Afghani...

Pakistan's first trans TV anchor hopes to change perceptions

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Marvia Malik has made history in Pakistan by becoming the first transgender newscaster in a conservative Muslim country where members of her community are taunted in public, os...

Islamabad still mulling Kabul's offer of talks, overtures

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is still mulling Afghanistan's recent overtures, including an invitation that Pakistani prime minister visit Kabul. Analysts widely see the offer as a good ...

Pakistan's top court rules against disqualified PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political part...

After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

KASUR, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of c...

Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who ...

US holding back security assistance provided to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has announced it is suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take "decisive action" against Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighbori...

Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

Zimbabwe's army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters called it as a "bloodless correction." It wasn'...