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Pakistan tests second nuclear-capable missile this month

ISLAMABAD Pakistan successfully tested a new nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile on Tuesday that is able to deliver multiple warheads and evade radar detection, the army's media wing said.

Three suspected al Qaeda members killed in drone strikes in Yemen - officials 22 Jan 2017

SANAA Three suspected members of al Qaeda's Yemen branch were killed on Sunday by what local officials said they believed were two separate U.S. drone strikes.

Humanitarian support 'Band-Aid' for unresolved Afghanistan conflict, officials say 21 Jan 2017

KABUL Afghanistan's continued descent into crisis is forcing the country to increasingly rely on humanitarian aid that can only provide short-term relief while leaving the underlying problems unsolved, international officials acknowledged on Saturday, even as they launched a request for $550 million (£444.4 million) in new funding.

Blast kills at least 21 in Pakistan vegetable market, says official 21 Jan 2017

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 21 people on Saturday in Pakistan's remote northwestern tribal region, an official said, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

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U.S. exports fill Asia's LNG demand gap as market tightens 20 Jan 2017

SINGAPORE U.S. liquefied natural gas exporters are sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region's demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in China and Pakistan, and because of Australia's struggles to ramp up production.

U.S. transfers 4 Guantanamo inmates in waning hours of Obama tenure 19 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON The United States sent four detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Thursday, marking President Barack Obama's final prisoner transfers from a facility whose continued existence he said would be judged harshly by history.

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Taliban seeks to reassure UAE over Afghanistan attack 19 Jan 2017

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Afghan Taliban has sought to reassure the United Arab Emirates that it was not behind an attack in the southern city of Kandahar that killed five UAE diplomats and injured the ambassador, senior Taliban officials said on Thursday.

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Rising Kenyan tea, coffee export prices to ease drought impact 19 Jan 2017

NAIROBI Rising prices for Kenyan tea and coffee exports will help offset the impact from a drought that has been hurting the East African nation's agriculture after poor rains late last year, according to officials and traders.

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Missing Pakistani activists' families decry blasphemy allegations 18 Jan 2017

ISLAMABAD Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists on Wednesday denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear.

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Aid groups need $550 million to confront worsening Afghan crisis - U.N. 18 Jan 2017

KABUL International aid groups needs more than a half a billion dollars this year to help millions of Afghans struggling with increased violence and a bleak economy, as a humanitarian crisis worsens, a senior U.N. official told Reuters.