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Could Taliban finally return to Afghan peace talks? Obstacles abound

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KABUL Exploratory meetings in Pakistan between a high-level Taliban delegation and a representative of a prominent Afghan politician have fueled speculation of a revival of long-stalled talks on ending Afghanistan's 16-year war that kills thousands each year.

India test-fires missile amid perceived threats from China, Pakistan

NEW DELHI India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China.

Jan 18 2018
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Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

QUETTA, Pakistan Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

Jan 18 2018

U.S. prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused a German man currently imprisoned in France of supporting al Qaeda in the years leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on New York City, and conspiring to kill Americans.

Jan 17 2018
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Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

ISLAMABAD A delegation approved by the Taliban's supreme leader visited the Pakistani capital this week for exploratory talks on restarting peace negotiations to end Afghanistan's 16-year war, two senior officials in the movement said.

Jan 17 2018
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Pakistani police arrest suspect in rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl that ignited nationwide protests and outrage over allegations of government inaction, two police officials said.

Jan 17 2018
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'Chelsea bomber' tried to radicalize fellow inmates, U.S. prosecutors say

NEW YORK The New Jersey man found guilty last year of planting two homemade bombs in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, one of which wounded 30 people, has tried to radicalize fellow inmates with Islamic State and al Qaeda propaganda, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Jan 16 2018

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

Jan 16 2018
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Top U.S. general says 'not giving up' on Pakistan ties

BRUSSELS The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants.

Jan 15 2018
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U.S. diplomat has talks Pakistan amid tension over Trump 'deceit' tweet

ISLAMABAD A senior U.S. diplomat had talks in Pakistan on Monday following an outcry over President Donald Trump's accusation that the nuclear-armed South Asian state had engaged in "lies and deceit" as a U.S. ally in the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

Jan 15 2018