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Police, anti-TPP protestors clash in Peru

Muslim Times Police in Peru have clashed with demonstrators protesting in the capital Lima against the government’s plans to commit to a US-led free trade pact. On Thursday, hundreds of people took to the streets to denounce the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a controversial US-led free trade pact signed by 12 ...

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WHO calls Zika ‘bigger menace’ than recent epidemics

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the mosquito-borne Zika virus is a “bigger menace” than any other epidemic in recent memory, warning that the outbreak could get worse. WHO chief Margaret Chan said the virus presents a “formidable” challenge that will be hard to stamp out and that the world should be ...

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Pakistan, India to clash in Asia Cup on Saturday

Muslim Times DHAKA (Web Desk / AFP) – Pakistan and India will renew cricket’s most bitter rivalry on Saturday after a two-year gap when they face off in the Asia Cup, a contest for regional supremacy which is also a final rehearsal for the World T20. The biennial 12-day tournament, which ...

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Libya denies presence of French troops to fight Daesh

Muslim Times Libya’s internationally recognized government has denied media reports that French special forces are engaged in covert military operations against Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the North African state. Government spokesman Hatem el-Ouraybi said on Thursday the recognized government “didn’t allow and won’t allow any foreign forces to enter Libyan ...

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China concerned over US missiles in South Korea

Muslim Times Beijing has expressed concern over the possible deployment of an American missile system in South Korea, saying it could jeopardize China’s national security. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that his country remained committed to working with the US and other states to de-nuclearize the Korean ...

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Palestinians slam Kenya president’s visit to Israel-occupied lands

Muslim Times Palestinian officials have criticized Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta for visiting Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. Kenyatta paid an official visit to the occupied territories earlier this week and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in al-Quds (Jerusalem). He also met with Kenyan students in ...

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South Africa student protesters set university on fire

Muslim Times Authorities at a South African university have called on students to abandon the premises following a move by them to torch some buildings there during a violent protest. Students at North-West University set fire to an administration building and science center at the campus in the city of Mahikeng, ...

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