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China vows maximum effort to recover kidnapped citizens in Pakistan

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BEIJING China said on Thursday it will do all it can to ensure the safe return of two citizens kidnapped in Pakistan and it promised new measures to protect Chinese people and companies working in the country, an important link on its Silk Road infrastructure plan.

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As Taliban gain and U.S. weighs troop hike, a widow's plea to 'finish the job'

WASHINGTON On a cold morning in January, Alexandra McClintock shoved her bare hands into the pockets of her black jacket and gazed at the endless rows of graves in Arlington National Cemetery, just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. | Video

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China says new Silk Road not about military ambitions

BEIJING China's ambition to build a new Silk Road is not about seeking to expand its military role abroad nor about seeking to set up foreign bases, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

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SaudiGulf Airlines expects to agree Boeing 777 order by third quarter: CEO

DUBAI SaudiGulf Airlines expects to finalize an agreement with Boeing to acquire up to 16 twin-aisle 777 aircraft by the third quarter of this year, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

May 24 2017
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Two Chinese language teachers kidnapped in Pakistan

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Wednesday, provincial officials said, a rare attack on Chinese nationals that is likely to worry Beijing.

May 24 2017

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday.

May 24 2017
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Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

GENEVA Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based United Nations agency.

May 24 2017
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Exclusive: U.S. starts 'extreme vetting' at Australia's offshore detention centers

SYDNEY U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap that U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb deal".

May 23 2017
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Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

GENEVA Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the Geneva-based United Nations agency.

May 23 2017

India says it attacked Pakistan army posts in divided Kashmir

NEW DELHI India said on Tuesday it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, but Pakistan denied the assertion.

May 23 2017

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