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Pakistani PM says 'committed' to seizing Islamist charities

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ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan.

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Afghanistan searches for answers to deadly hotel attack 22 Jan 2018

KABUL The deadly assault on the Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul at the weekend, which devastated one of Afghanistan's three main airlines with the killing of many of its foreign pilots, has exposed again how vulnerable the city is to militant attacks.

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Pakistani PM says 'committed' to seizing Islamist charities 22 Jan 2018

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his government will push ahead with plans to seize control of charities run by an Islamist designated a terrorist by Washington, and warned the United States not to weaken Pakistan.

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IMF raises global growth forecast, sees Trump tax boost 22 Jan 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised up its forecast for world economic growth in 2018 and 2019, saying sweeping U.S. tax cuts were likely to boost investment in the world's largest economy and help its main trading partners.

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Driver who targeted London mosque was angered by Islamist attacks, TV show-prosecutor 22 Jan 2018

LONDON A man who drove a van into Muslim worshippers outside a mosque last June was motivated by deadly Islamist attacks in Britain and an obsession with a television account of Muslim men who targeted white girls, a London court heard on Monday.

India, Pakistan summon each other's envoys over ceasefire violations 19 Jan 2018

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD India and Pakistan summoned each other's envoys on Friday, with the nuclear-armed neighbours accusing one another of violating a military ceasefire in the disputed Kashmir region and killing civilians in cross-border firing.

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Could Taliban finally return to Afghan peace talks? Obstacles abound 19 Jan 2018

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

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child 19 Jan 2018

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women's rights groups and labour activists as she declared "I'll be a prime minister and a mum". | Video

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

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.

U.S. prosecutors charge German man with supporting al Qaeda 18 Jan 2018

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.