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Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

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ISLAMABAD Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on Monday to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, two officials in Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

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Congo elected to U.N. rights council; Britain, U.S. unhappy 16 Oct 2017

UNITED NATIONS Democratic Republic of Congo was among 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a three-year term on Monday, a moved criticized by Britain, the United States and rights groups after the vote by the 193-member General Assembly.

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Malaysian teacher seen as new "emir" of pro-IS militants 16 Oct 2017

KUALA LUMPUR The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

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Pakistan deports Turkish school network's former director and family 16 Oct 2017

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has deported a former director of a chain of private Turkish schools along with his family, former school officials said on Monday, the day set for a court hearing on the deportation.

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Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping 15 Oct 2017

OTTAWA/TORONTO A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped. | Video

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Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape 15 Oct 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.

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Rescued Canadian-U.S. couple reunited with family; receiving medical attention 14 Oct 2017

TORONTO A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, reunited with the husband's family on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

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Pakistan's hostage rescue hailed, but tensions with U.S. remain 14 Oct 2017

(This Oct 13 story corrects spelling of Caitlan Coleman's name.)

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Pakistan official details car chase that freed kidnapped U.S.-Canadian family 14 Oct 2017

(This Oct 13 story corrects spelling of Caitlan Coleman throughout.) | Video

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Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple, three children freed in Pakistan 13 Oct 2017

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday. | Video