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  • Train carrying Pakistani troops falls into canal, 12 dead 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:31 am

    ISLAMABAD - At least four cars of a train being used to transport Pakistani soldiers fell into a canal because of a bridge collapse in the eastern Punjab province on Thursday, killing at least twelve soldiers, officials said.

  • Brutal heat wave in Pakistan last month killed 1,250 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:25 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government says the brutal heat wave that hit the port city of Karachi and the country's southern province of Sind in June killed 1,250 people before subsiding.

  • Pakistan: 4 members of al-Qaida's South Asian branch killed 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:13 am

    ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani official says four militants killed this week during a raid on a home near the eastern city of Lahore were members of al-Qaida's South Asian branch who were planning an attack on the offices of a civilian spy agency.

  • Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.

  • Pakistan soccer undertakes election despite court order 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:32 am

    ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Football Federation undertook elections on Tuesday despite a court ordering they be postponed.

  • Maryland man sentenced for exporting firearms to Pakistan 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:28 pm

    BALTIMORE - A pizza shop owner has been sentenced to two years in prison for exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories to Pakistan.

  • Police arrest Pakistani in Italy-based terror probe 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:41 am

    ROME - Police say they have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of helping organize the 2009 attack on a market in Peshawar that killed more than 100 people, the latest arrest in a decade-long investigation into an Italy-based terror network with ties to al Qaida.

  • Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations about parliament attack 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:10 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan "strongly rejects" accusations by Afghanistan's spy agency that a Pakistani intelligence officer helped orchestrate an attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this week.

  • Rains cool Pakistan as heat wave's death toll climbs to 838 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 1:58 pm

    KARACHI, Pakistan - A cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan on Wednesday as the death toll from a scorching heat wave climbed to 838 - a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.

  • Cricket players bring sport to new home in Atlantic City 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 10:39 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The asphalt adjacent to Georgia and Pacific avenues is their oasis.

  • Portland man gets 7 years for giving cash to suicide bomber 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 5:25 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A former Portland city worker who provided money to a terrorist who carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan was sentenced Friday to seven years and three months in federal prison.

  • US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran with billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions.

  • Kashmir rattled by targeted killings after period of calm story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 6:37 am

    SOPORE, India - Four assassination-style killings since last week have shaken this town in Kashmir just as the Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan seemed to be slowly emerging from decades of violence.

  • AP names Muhammed Muheisen as chief Mideast photographer 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 11:22 am

    CAIRO - The Associated Press has named award-winning photographer Muhammed Muheisen, frequently honored for his striking photos of people in their everyday environment, as its chief photographer for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  • PFF President suspended over financial embezzlement, report 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 9:09 am

    ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Football Federation has suspended its president Faisal Saleh Hayat for alleged incompetence and financial embezzlement, local media reported.

  • Kerry voices US concern over India-Pakistan tensions 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 2:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is voicing "enormous" concern over heightened tensions between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan.

  • Execution of Pakistani youth suspect stayed for 4th time 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 6:32 pm

    KARACHI, Pakistan - A death-row prisoner whose family says was just 14 years old when he was convicted of killing a 7-year-old has had his execution stayed for a fourth time, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Pakistani professor wants students to learn of his homeland 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 2:03 pm

    GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A professor from Pakistan set to teach at the University of North Dakota is sharing his experiences with violence in the Middle East in hopes of raising awareness about the impact on his home country.

  • Pakistan increases defense budget by 11 percent to $ 7.6B. 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 12:56 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has announced an 11 percent increase in its defense budget for 2016, allocating $7.64 billion to help fund its ongoing war against insurgents in the northern region.

  • Pakistan police say 8 men in Malala attack were acquitted story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 10:47 am

    MINGORA, Pakistan - The Pakistani police and the country's public prosecutor said Friday that eight out of 10 militants charged with involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist and later Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were actually acquitted in April - and not sentenced to life in prison as reported at the time.

  • Pakistan rules out sharing nukes with Saudis, anyone else 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 3:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Pakistan ruled out sharing its nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia, insisting Thursday that the atomic arsenal would continue serving solely for Pakistan's national defense even as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement.

  • Pakistan court rejects bail for top model caught with cash 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 9:37 am

    ISLAMABAD - A government lawyer says a Pakistani court has rejected a bail plea from top model Ayaan Ali, who has been held since March after being caught trying to fly to Dubai with half a million dollars in cash stashed in her luggage.