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23 missing refugees likely dead off Libyan coast: IOM

(AFP) -The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says 21 refugees are unaccounted for and probably drowned as a wooden boat set sail from Libya towards Italy and had to be rescued. IOM spokesman Joel Millman said in a regular UN briefing in Geneva on Tuesday that the 21 missing people ...

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Violence leaves 16 dead in central Nigeria

(AFP)- At least 16 people, mostly women and children, were killed in clashes between youths and cattle herders in central Nigeria, police said Tuesday. Monday’s violence in the village of Omutu, in the Okpokwu area of Benue state, is the latest flare-up linked to tensions over land and grazing rights ...

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Vice President Pence: US will always stand with Israel

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US Vice President Mike Pence has hailed the bond between their country and Israel as “the best they have ever been,” while addressing the annual conference by the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby group. Pence, who was attending the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ...

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Cautious Trump sees ‘possible progress’ with North Korea

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump hailed “possible progress” in breaking a nuclear deadlock with North Korea Tuesday, after Pyongyang floated the idea of abandoning its weapons in return for a US security guarantee. “Possible progress being made in talks with North Korea,” the US commander-in-chief tweeted, in a first ...

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India’s OVL signs $900 million Iran oilfield deal

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) has signed a cooperation agreement with Iran’s IDRO Oil to jointly bid for a $900 million development plan of Susangerd oilfield in southwest Iran, IRNA reported on Tuesday. The agreement is similar to the one which IDRO Oil signed with ...

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Saudi women will drive but face bumpy road to empowerment

(AFP) – Mervat Bukhari, a force of nature draped head-to-toe in Islamic niqab, braved insults and taunts to become the first Saudi woman to work at a gas station, something unimaginable not long ago. The kingdom, where conservatives once bridled at even limited freedoms for women, is in the midst ...

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Sri Lanka declares emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and damaged dozens of mosques and homes. “The cabinet of ministers decided on tough measures, including a 10-day nationwide state of emergency,” Minister of City Planning Rauff ...

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Al-Qaeda ringleader killed in Yemen

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – An Al-Qaeda ringleader together with three other terrorists was killed in an unknown drone attack in eastern Yemen. The terrorist leader, Mabkhut al-Saeeiri, was killed in Hadhramaut, southern end of the Arabian Peninsula, Sky News reported, IRNA reprted. US drones have recently bombarded Al-Qaeda bases ...

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NAB’s executive board approves inquiry against Nawaz, Imran, others

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) -The executive board meeting of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved inquiries and investigations into alleged malpractices by noted politicians and other individuals. The NAB’s executive board meeting was held in Islamabad on Monday. The meeting was presided over by NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. The ...

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