By The Associated PressAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - National elections come at a time of widespread despair in Pakistan, as the country suffers from faltering economic growth, worsening energy shortages and continued attacks by militants.
FALTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH: The economy has grown at
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, a remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he will nominate former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
The independent agency oversees U.S.-supported, civilian international broadcasts such as the Voice of America.
Crocker cited health issues when he retired last
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and MUNIR AHMEDAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, Pakistan was holding historic elections Saturday pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister once exiled by the army and an incumbent blamed for power
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Agha Saleh came to the United States inspired by democratic ideals, but it took him years to achieve a basic one here : voting.
He'd lived through political upheaval in his native Pakistan and was eager to be part of America's storied "
By ADAM GOLDMAN and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the CIA's highest-ranking women, who once ran a CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded, has been bypassed for the agency's top spy job.
The officer, who remains undercover, was a finalist
By REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
MATEELA, Pakistan (AP) - For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren't likely to in next week's parliamentary election either. The village's men have spoken.
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - More than 600 bodies have been recovered from the garment-factory building that collapsed well over a week ago, police said Sunday as the grim recovery work continued in one of the worst industrial accidents ever.
Police said Sunday night
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has tapped a veteran American diplomat to be the new U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Secretary of State John Kerry says he chose Ambassador James F. Dobbins because of his "deep and long-standing
By The Associated Press
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1. BANGLADESH FINANCE MINISTER DOWNPLAYS COLLAPSE THAT KILLED 500
He says "I don't think it is really serious - it's an accident" and "It happens everywhere."