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Pentagon chief in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks

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KABUL U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States' longest war.

India, Pakistan trade barbs over deadly Kashmir clash

SRINAGAR, India/ISLAMABAD India and Pakistan blamed one another for cross-border shelling in the disputed Kashmir region which killed and injured soldiers and civilians on both sides and made it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir's special status in August.

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Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

KABUL Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said. | Video

Oct 18 2019
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Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing 'gray list'

PARIS A global finance watchdog kept Pakistan off its terrorism financing blacklist on Friday but warned Islamabad it only had until February to improve or face international action.

Oct 18 2019
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Kashmir apple trade picks up again under shadow of militant attacks

SRINAGAR More than 10,000 trucks laden with apples left Indian-ruled Kashmir this week in a sign that the territory is returning to normal, according to officials and government data, after India imposed a clampdown on the region in August.

Oct 18 2019
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Prince William and wife Kate land in Pakistan capital after aborted flight

ISLAMABAD Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate landed in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday, after turbulence forced the couple to stay overnight in Lahore in a change to their tightly-choreographed itinerary.

Oct 18 2019

Pakistan denies entry to Committee to Protect Journalists official

KARACHI, Pakistan Authorities at Pakistan's Lahore airport denied entry to the Asia coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), saying his name was on blacklist managed by the Ministry of Interior, a statement from the New York-based organization said.

Oct 18 2019
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Plane carrying UK's William and Kate aborts Pakistan landing twice, couple 'fine'

LAHORE, Pakistan Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate told reporters on board their flight on Thursday that they were fine, after the plane was forced to abort landings in the Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and nearby Islamabad due to a severe thunderstorm.

Oct 17 2019
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Pakistan expects to avert blacklisting over terrorism financing

ISLAMABAD Backed by longtime ally China, Pakistan is confident it will avert blacklisting over terrorism financing by a global watchdog on Friday but it will not be completely off the hook until it proves it is genuinely severing ties with Islamist militants, officials and analysts said.

Oct 17 2019
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Prince William and wife Kate see impact of climate change at Pakistan glacier

ISLAMABAD Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Wednesday visited a melting glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range not far from Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, witnessing first hand the impact of climate change their trip is seeking to highlight. | Video

Oct 17 2019