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Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

HRW slams Iran’s banning of Telegram as ‘unjustifiable’

(AFP) – Human Rights Watch on Wednesday hit back at Iran’s “unjustifiable” decision to ban the Telegram messaging app, warning Tehran against stifling access to information. “The Iranian judiciary’s blocking of the messaging application Telegram is an unjustifiable restriction on freedom of expression and access to information,” the US-based rights ...

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India’s top court slams govt over Taj Mahal decay

(AFP) – India s top court sharply criticised the government for failing to protect the Taj Mahal, the centuries-old monument to love which has been changing colour because of pollution. The brilliant marble of the Taj Mahal — a UNESCO world heritage site — has acquired a yellow tinge over ...

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Myanmar court accepts whistleblower officer’s testimony

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A court in Myanmar has accepted the testimony of a police captain who has testified that his senior officer aimed to “trap” two Reuters journalists covering state-sponsored violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country. Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, ...

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Philippines gets new Israel missiles to boost naval capabilities

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The Philippines has completed the purchase of its first-ever ship-borne missile systems as part of a military modernization program and for the expansion of its naval capabilities in the disputed South China Sea. Arsenio Andolong, Philippine Defense Ministry spokesman, said on Wednesday that the Israeli-made Spike ...

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Japan: Embassy will not be relocated to al-Quds

(News Desk) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo has announced that his country will not be moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds. While meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Ramallah on Tuesday, Abe said that Japan will not move its embassy to Jerusalem.” According to the Palestinian official news agency ...

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