Pakistan

People rush out their apartments and offices after they felt a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, 693 Kilometers (430 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A deadly earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan sending poeople fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A major earthquake struck a remote area in southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens as houses collapsed on top of people inside while others fled […]

09/24/2013

Pakistani Christians chant slogans during a protest to condemn a suicide bombing on a church in Peshawar,  Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Pakistani Christians protest deadly church bombing

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Christians rallied Monday to denounce the deadliest attack ever in this country against the religious minority as the death toll from the church bombings the day before climbed to 85. […]

09/23/2013

Somali vaccination workers give an anti polio drop to a child, in Mogadishu, Somalia.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccine-wielding health workers face a daunting challenge: […]

08/16/2013

A poster for the "Burka Avenger" cartoon series, which is scheduled to start running on Geo TV in early August. (AP Photo/Sebastian Abbot)

Pakistan’s new hero Burka Avenger

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes — one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial […]

07/24/2013

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, listens as  Malala Yousafzai, right, addresses the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Taliban commander regrets attack on Pakistani teen

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn’t warn her before the assassination attempt […]

07/17/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Malala celebrates 16th birthday with UN address

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, called on world leaders to provide free compulsory schooling for every child in a U.N. address on […]

07/12/2013

Retired U.S. General John Allen

Ex-general wants post-2014 troop levels announced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan called on the White House Friday to announce how many troops it intends to leave in that country after 2014. Retired Gen. John Allen said […]

05/31/2013

US Air Force MQ-9 "Reaper" drone aircraft in flight. (AP Photo)

Top Pakistan militant said killed in US strike

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Pakistani intelligence officials said, although the militant group denied he was killed. If confirmed, the […]

05/29/2013

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Obama’s drone rules provide limits, ambiguity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how […]

05/25/2013

Pakistan International Airlines

Official: Situation on plane from Pakistan apparently not terror-related

LONDON (AP) — A British security official says today’s situation on board a commercial airliner from Pakistan to England doesn’t appear to be terror-related, although police are still investigating. The British military scrambled fighter jets […]

05/24/2013

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UK arrests 2 men over incident with Pakistan plane

LONDON (AP) — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after an incident on a plane flying from Pakistan to Britain, officials said, rattling the U.K. just days a British […]

05/24/2013

Mohammed Sohel Rana, owner of a building that collapsed in Bangladesh. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh building collapse toll hits 675

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police are investigating possible murder charges against the owner of a shoddily built factory that collapsed nearly two weeks ago after the wife of a garment worker crushed in the […]

05/06/2013

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