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  • Pakistan arrests 13 for strangling, burning girl for 'honor' 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:19 am

    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope.

  • Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 8:46 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing Taliban letter, the boy's father said Tuesday.

  • Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:15 am

    NEW DELHI - A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:01 am

    NEW YORK - An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday.

  • US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am

    WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.

  • Pakistani Sikhs open temple after 73 years, risking attacks 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:27 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb.

  • India asks Pakistan to curb terror groups targeting India 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 am

    NEW DELHI - India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.

  • Pakistani mother seeks pardon for paralyzed son on death row 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:56 pm

    ISLAMABAD - The mother of a paraplegic inmate on death row in Pakistan on Monday urged the country's president to pardon her son.

  • Cables tie Pakistan to 2009 hit on CIA; official says not so story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-16 2:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Recently declassified U.S. government cables suggest Pakistan's intelligence service paid a U.S.-designated terrorist organization $200,000 to carry out one of the deadliest attacks against the CIA in the spy agency's history.

  • Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 2:03 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world's poorest nations.

  • Official says 19 passengers killed in Pakistan bus accident 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 2:42 am

    MULTAN, Pakistan - A head-on collision between a passenger bus and truck killed at least 19 passengers, including women and children, in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, a rescue official said.

  • US, India militaries to improve disaster coordination story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:56 am

    NEW DELHI - The U.S. and India have reached a preliminary agreement that will make it easier for the two countries' militaries to work together in disasters or other emergencies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

  • Bangladesh closing notorious 18th-century prison in Dhaka 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 5:24 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh is closing its notorious 18th-century prison where sensational political killings over decades have targeted people on both sides of the South Asian country's 1971 war for independence from Pakistan.

  • Pakistani authorities raise death toll from earthquake to 5 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 1:43 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistan has raised the death toll from the quake that rattled the country the day before, saying five people were killed.

  • The Latest: New Zealand reviews its foreign trust rules story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-16 11:46 pm

    LONDON - The Latest on the publication by a coalition of media outlets of an investigation into offshore financial dealings by the rich and famous (all times local):

  • Pakistan PM under fire over offshore accounts leak 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 12:04 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm that he said indicate that the premier's sons own several offshore companies.

  • Rescue workers retrieve 23 bodies buried under a landslide 
    Updated: Apr-09-16 7:55 am

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A national disaster management official says rescue workers have retrieved 23 bodies buried under a landslide in northern Pakistan.

  • Turkmenistan-South Asia pipeline gets $200M investment 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 1:46 pm

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - An ambitious project to build a natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India has received $200 million in new investment.

  • Pakistani militants' charity runs Islamic court in Lahore 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 1:28 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities opened a probe Thursday into reports that a charity run by the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba has established an Islamic court, separate from the regular judiciary in the eastern city of Lahore.

  • Pakistan says it's willing to wait for talks with India 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 10:08 am

    NEW DELHI - Pakistan's ambassador to India said Thursday his country would like to have a comprehensive dialogue with New Delhi to resolve their outstanding issues but is willing to wait if India isn't ready.

  • Bangladesh man found in Pakistan jail dies 4 years later 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 8:23 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A man who returned to Bangladesh four years ago from a Pakistani prison, where he spent 15 years on suspicion of being an Indian spy, died Thursday, his family said. He was 56.

  • In Pakistan, tackling extremism is a political minefield story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 5:33 am

    ISLAMABAD - Tackling extremism is a political minefield in Pakistan, where politicians openly consort with leaders of banned militant groups and sympathy exists within the security forces and civil administration for perpetrators of crimes committed in the name of religion. As a result, many remain skeptical of the state's ability to put an end to the militant violence that kills hundreds of Pakistani civilians each year.