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Daily Archives: May 5, 2018

Beijing blasts Macron accusations of Chinese ‘hegemony’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has denounced as “groundless accusations” French President Emmanuel Macron’s warning against what he called the dominance of the East Asian country in the Indo-Pacific region. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying hit back at the French president’s comment and said Macron’s concerns were baseless as ...

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Taliban seize Kohistan district in northern Afghanistan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Taliban have seized a district in a remote area of northern Afghanistan following several days of fierce fighting in the wake of the group’s annual spring offensive that began last month. Local officials said on Friday that it was Kohistan district, located north of Fayzabad, the capital ...

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Trump rallies gun lobby in Dallas

DALLAS (AFP) – US President Donald Trump rallied gun owners in Texas Friday, summarily rejecting calls for stricter laws despite a high school massacre in Florida that fuelled public demands for change. Making a pilgrimage to the National Rifle Association s annual meeting in Dallas, Trump tackled head-on the controversy ...

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Trump ends protections for 57,000 Honduran immigrants

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The administration of President Donald Trump says it will end temporary protections for Honduran immigrants living in the US on Jan. 5, 2020. The move, which will leave potentially 57,000 people vulnerable to deportation, is the latest in a series of decisions by Trump to shut ...

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NSA collected over 530mn US call records in 2017: Report

(News Desk) – The US National Security Agency (NSA) collected over 530 million records of phone calls in 2017, more than triple gathered a year before, an intelligence agency report shows. The call detail records, which were collected under Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), include the numbers and the time ...

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Bahrainis condemn crackdown against Shia scholars

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Bahrainis have rallied near the capital Manama, condemning the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on Shia scholars, including prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. The march was held in the village of Abu Saiba on Friday, with the protesters carrying a huge banner portraying the cleric, the ...

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Yemenis rage at US embassy plan as Saudi Arabia courts Israel

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital Sana’a to protest against a US plan to imminently relocate American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. The Friday rally saw protesters carry huge Yemeni and Palestinian flags, and chant pro-Palestinian slogans. “We are standing by their ...

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Indian army martyrs four Kashmiri youth in Srinagar

SRINAGAR (Muslim Times) – In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism martyred four Kashmiri youth in Srinagar on Saturday. The troops killed three youth during a violent cordon and search operation in Chattabal area of Srinagar. Meanwhile, massive protests, marked by clashes between the demonstrators ...

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