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  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National...

  • Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would not step...

  • Magnitude-6 earthquake jolts northern Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say a magnitude-6 earthquake has struck the country's north, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Pakistan Meteorological Department official Mohammad Shahid said people felt the quake Sunday in Peshawar and Islamabad....

  • Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official residence and the adjacent parliament building. After a...

  • US: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic, but they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents fleeing into Afghanistan. Marine...

  • Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud. Prime Minister Nawaz...

  • Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who have camped out in the capital for two weeks demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud....

  • 'Lady al Qaeda's' U.S. education draws complaints about student visas

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...

  • Pakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government. The call by Railways Minister Saad Rafiq came as authorities...

  • Pakistan cleric at rally warns of 48-hour deadline

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani cleric leading a mass anti-government rally in front of parliament issued a 48-hour deadline Monday for the country's prime minister to step down, saying he's prepared to die to see it happen. Tahir-ul-Qadri showed protesters a white burial shroud in a speech...

  • Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week. But that's anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city...

  • Pakistan protest leader backs out of talks

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-government protesters who have besieged parliament. Khan, a famed...

  • 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...



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