• Harrison beats Young 6-4, 6-4 in Memphis, reaches 1st final

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in 90 minutes Saturday night at the Memphis Open semifinals, finally advancing to his first career final in his eighth try.

  • Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tension between the two nations in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing at a beloved shrine in Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

  • The Latest: Pakistani ambassador summoned by Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistan (all times local):

  • Pakistan reeling after IS bombing at Sufi shrine killed 88

    SEHWAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group that targeted a famed Sufi shrine the day before rose to 88 on Friday.

  • IS attacks Pakistan shrine, killing at least 39

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.

  • Afghan team debuts at ski worlds on road to 2018 Olympics

    ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — The Afghanistan ski team made its world championships debut on Thursday, moving toward its aim of placing two racers in the 2018 Olympics lineup.

  • Harsh Mongolian winter risks livelihoods of herder families

    BEIJING (AP) — Exceptionally cold weather in Mongolia is putting the livelihoods of more than 150,000 nomadic herders and family members at risk, just one year after another extreme winter killed more than 1 million animals, the Red Cross said Thursday, as it launched an emergency appeal.

  • Mongolia nationalizes mine, prompts warning on investors

    ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian lawmakers have told the government to revoke a private company’s purchase of a stake in a major copper mine, a move the president warned could scare away investors at a time when the economy is already struggling.

  • Kazakhstan says biathletes tested clean after doping raid

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan’s top sports official says the country’s biathletes passed doping tests following a police raid which seized medical equipment and drugs at the world championships.

  • Russian video raises alarm: New IS damage in Syria’s Palmyra

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday released footage from one of its drones in Syria, revealing for the first time the latest destruction to the ruins of historic Palmyra since it was recaptured by Islamic State militants, as Syrian government forces pushed ahead on the ground in a new offensive to take the city back.