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Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

North Korea says initiated peace talks of its own will

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korea has rejected claims by the United States that sanctions and other pressure brought Pyongyang to the negotiating table with long-time ally South Korea and Washington itself. A spokesman for the North’s Foreign Ministry also said on Sunday that recent remarks by US President Donald ...

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Malaysia halts people-smuggling ship bound for Australia, New Zealand

(AFP) – Malaysia has arrested more than a dozen members of an alleged people trafficking syndicate after intercepting a ship carrying 127 Sri Lankan refugees believed to be bound for Australia and New Zealand, authorities have said. Maritime authorities on Tuesday halted a modified tanker named “Etra” in Malaysian territorial ...

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Muslim states seek global pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Foreign ministers from Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) have launched a campaign to mobilize international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis. Foreign ministers and diplomats of 53-member organization set up a campaign committee during two days of talks in the Bangladesh capital ...

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6 killed in strikes on Yemen capital: medical source

SANAA (AFP) – Two air raids targeted the office of the presidency in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa on Monday, leaving at least six people killed and 30 wounded, a medical source told AFP. The rebel-run Al-Masirah television blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the raids. Witnesses said the office, used by ...

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Saudi forces gun down man during raid on family home

(News Desk) – Saudi Arabian forces have gunned down a man allegedly sought for an attack last month on a checkpoint in the southwestern region of Asir. The Saudi Interior Ministry reported the fatal shooting on Monday, with the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) naming the suspect as Khaled Mohammed ...

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Interior minister: General election turnout 49.2 percent

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk says provisional voter turnout figure of the country’s parliamentary elections was 49.2 percent. “This is a new law and voters were not familiar with it, nor were the heads of polling stations,” said Machnouk in a news conference on Sunday. “Voting ...

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Israel almost shot down Russian jet: Former minister

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Israel’s former minister for military affairs claims that the regime nearly shot down a Russian jet that was approaching its airspace back in 2015. The incident took place shortly after September 2015, when Russia started lending air support to Syria’s anti-terror operations, Moshe Ya’alon told Russia’s ...

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Evacuees rescue valuables from Hawaii volcano lava

(Reuters) – Hawaiians forced to flee repeated eruptions of the Kilauea volcano, which has already destroyed 26 homes as it spews rivers of lava and fountains of toxic gases into residential areas, were allowed to make a quick visits home on Sunday to rescue pets, medication and other essentials. More ...

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Working for Trump ruins your reputation: Ex-CIA chief to US officials

(News Desk) – Former US Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden says has advised American officials against working for the administration of Donald Trump because it “threatens” their personal credentials. Speaking during a Yahoo podcast, the former spymaster said on Sunday he found it difficult to watch top officials of ...

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