Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where he is expected to sign agreements worth billions of dollars to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis.

Fire in slum kills 9 in southeastern Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A devastating blaze raced through a crammed slum in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least nine people and injuring several others, a fire official said.

Roadside bomb kills 3 civilians in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb killed three civilians in the southern Kandahar province.

AP Explains: What are India's options after Kashmir attack

NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's general election barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish archrival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir.

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.

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Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals.

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.

Saudi crown prince delays visit to Pakistan by a day

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials said Saturday a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Islamabad has been delayed by a day, a sudden announcement that surprised many Pakistanis, who were preparing to welcome the Saudi delegation amid extraordinary security in the capital.

India warns of 'crushing response' to Kashmir suicide attack

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's prime minister warned of a "crushing response" to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region's volatile history.

Trump says he might extend deadline in US-China talks

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal.


The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadline

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local):

Thai party challenging army rule holds first Bangkok rally

BANGKOK (AP) — The political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand held its first rally in the capital on Friday, as campaigning heats up for the first election since a 2014 military coup.

Myanmar sentences 2 to death in killing of Suu Kyi aide

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar sentenced two men to death on Friday for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll.

AP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

BANGKOK (AP) — As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become the country's first transgender prime minister.

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Young Buddhist novices attend a dance festival as part of Tibetan New Year celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Car bomb kills at least 33 Indian soldiers in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said. It was one of the deadliest car bombings in the disputed region's history.

Sweden probing its envoy to China over 'threatening' meeting

BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two Chinese businessmen who she says threatened her father.

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested on a libel complaint accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent.

Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Work-release inmates help rescue Florida baby locked in SUV
Court documents: DNA trail led to Alaska cold case suspect
Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill

Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

Gavin Grimm

Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds
Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

Martin Griffiths, Peter Maurer

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

Iran unveils first semi-heavy missile-equipped submarine

US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

US-backed Syria force says IS holding 1,000 civilians

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Mateusz Morawiecki, Benjamin Netanyahu

Austrian leader: Trump foreign policy successful in parts

Sebastian Kurz, Shinzo Abe

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Family: UK teen who joined Islamic State has baby in Syria

Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

Italian populists ask if minister deserves immunity

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal

Iran pressures Europe to do more to save the nuclear deal