• Xi Jinping February 6, 2022 11:39 am

    Xi Meets Poland, Pakistan Leaders in Olympic Diplomacy

    Chinese President Xi Jinping met Sunday with leaders from Poland and Pakistan in a flurry of diplomacy on the sidelines of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

  • Associated Press November 19, 2019 7:41 pm

    Taliban Frees US, Australian Professors Held Hostage for Over 3 Years

    The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in an area of southern Afghanistan heavily controlled by...

  • Donald Trump October 29, 2019 4:27 am

    US Afghan Peace Envoy Takes Push for Peace to Pakistan

    Washington’s Afghan peace envoy remained in Pakistan on Tuesday as part of efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 18-year war, even though President Donald Trump hasn’t expressed any interest in resuming talks with the Taliban. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday and was expected to hold talks with the country’s powerful...

  • Prince October 15, 2019 7:20 pm

    Prince William and Kate Middleton Share Sweet Moments With Students During Pakistan Tour

    At one point during the visit, a pupil told the Duke of Cambridge the kids were “big fans” of Princess Diana. The royal then said he was a fan of her, too.

  • Donald Trump August 19, 2019 7:27 pm

    Afghanistan Mourns, Vows to Crush Militants After Attack

    As Afghanistan mourned the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding , a brother of the groom spoke through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country and the crushing guilt he felt at having to face his neighbors, many of whom lost relatives in the weekend blast. “Around 20 victims’ families live in...

  • Donald Trump August 17, 2019 9:45 pm

    Indian Authorities Begin Easing Clampdown in Kashmir

    Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India’s government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government administrator in Srinagar, the region’s main city, said restrictions were being lifted in most areas and government offices were open. He also said on...

  • Donald Trump July 22, 2019 6:05 pm

    Trump Wants Pakistan to Help ‘Extricate' US From Afghanistan

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he could win the war in Afghanistan in a week, but that he doesn’t want to kill millions of people and wipe Afghanistan “off the face of the earth.” He’s trying to persuade Pakistan to help get a deal with the Taliban that would end America’s longest war. “I could win that war in...

  • PRESIDENT April 12, 2019 10:54 am

    Suicide Bombing at Open-Air Market in Pakistan Kills 20

    A suicide bomber targeted an open-air market in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens of others, police and hospital officials said. Shortly after the bombing, struck near a Shiite residential area, dozens of angry Shiite youths rallied in Quetta, demanding more security from the authorities and the arrest of those...

  • India March 9, 2019 2:03 pm

    India Returns Key Diplomat to Pakistan as Tensions Ease

    India said Saturday that it was returning a key diplomat to Pakistan’s capital amid an easing of tensions between the nuclear neighbors, but also demanded that its archrival take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory. India’s high commissioner to Pakistan was to return to Islamabad on Saturday, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said at a news...

  • Donald Trump July 26, 2018 8:16 pm

    Khan Claims Win in Pakistan With Vows on Poverty, US Ties

    Former cricket star Imran Khan declared victory Thursday in Pakistan’s parliamentary election and vowed to run the country “as it has never before been run” by fighting corruption, seeking regional cooperation and forging a new relationship with the U.S. that was not “one-sided.” TV stations reported Khan and his Tehreek-e-Insaf party, or PTI, maintained a commanding lead from Wednesday’s balloting....

  • The Associated Press March 19, 2018 10:15 pm

    Hindu Woman Elected to Pakistan's Senate in Historic First

    A woman from Pakistan’s marginalized Hindu minority has been elected to the senate for the first time ever in an election over the weekend in which a Taliban-linked cleric was defeated. Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, hails from the so-called untouchables, the lowest rung of the caste system that still prevails in Pakistan and neighboring...

  • Donald Trump September 25, 2017 11:11 pm

    Pakistani Cricket Star Khan Criticizes US's Afghan Policy

    Cricket legend and potential Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on Monday criticized the United States’ new strategy for Afghanistan and said a continued military campaign will not solve the 16-year-old conflict in the neighboring nation....
    Khan, who is considered a likely contender for premier after next year’s parliamentary elections, also rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s allegation that Pakistan harbors extremists who...

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