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  • Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election. Gen. Rasheel Sharif made the request during...

  • Pakistani envoy defends meeting Kashmiri leaders

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Pakistan's ambassador to India defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists on Wednesday, saying that including them in a dialogue is the only way to find a lasting peace between the South Asian rivals. Abdul Basit spoke to reporters in New Delhi two days after India...

  • Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign. Government authorities had warned they would not...

  • Malala urges young people to campaign for change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, told more than 500 young people Monday that they should start working right now to change the world. The 17-year-old said raising her voice helped bring a change for...

  • Protest planned for Pakistan capital's 'Red Zone'

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistan opposition politician announced Monday he will lead thousands of protesters into the capital's high-security "Red Zone" as his 48-hour deadline for the government to step down ends, heightening the danger of a violent confrontation. Imran Khan, a former cricket...

  • Twin protests suspend life in Pakistani capital

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circumvent shipping containers and barbed wire to get to work, protesters knock on people's doors to use the bathroom, and garbage is piling up. "People...

  • Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician on Sunday called on thousands of anti-government protesters to stop paying taxes and practice civil disobedience until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down, raising fears of instability in the nuclear-armed U.S. ally. Imran Khan, who...

  • Thousands of protesters demand re-vote in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan's capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and a cricket star-turned-politician who are both demanding the government step down immediately. Anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri...

  • Tens of thousands protest Pakistan's government

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied Saturday in Pakistan's capital, defying the pouring rain to demand the prime minister step down in the biggest challenge yet to the country's government. Imran Khan, a famous cricketer who now leads the country's third-biggest political...

  • Thousands on the road in Pakistan opposition rally

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of opposition protesters on Thursday joined large convoys headed to Pakistan's capital Islamabad for a mass rally to demand the ouster of the prime minister over allegations of vote fraud. The rally is seen as the strongest challenge yet to the government of...

  • Pakistan rallies to test government, its democracy

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of planned massive anti-government protests, Pakistan's capital feels like a city preparing for a siege. Shipping containers block roads leading into central Islamabad, placed by security forces hoping to halt protesters supporting either a fiery anti-government cleric or...

  • Indian leader says Pakistan is waging 'proxy war'

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister on Tuesday accused Pakistan of waging a proxy, terrorist war because it was too weak to fight a conventional one, a day after India accused its traditional rival of violating cease-fire agreements in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Prime...

  • Pakistan opens murder case against cleric

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have opened a murder investigation against an anti-government cleric after a police officer was killed in clashes with the cleric's supporters, a top Pakistani official said Sunday. The clashes and murder investigation are part of escalating...

  • Pakistani drone aircraft crashes near air base

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An air force spokesman in Pakistan says one of his country's drones has crashed while trying to land at a base. Air Commodore Tariq Mahmood said the drone crashed Sunday during a routine flight in eastern Punjab province. Mahmood says the drone sustained minor damage in the...

  • Obama driving American foreign policy off a cliff

    Last week, the Washington Post's Tehran, Iran, correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38; his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi; and two other U.S. citizens were detained.



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