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UNSC urges Myanmar to punish abusers of Muslim minority

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on Myanmar’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of widespread violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the Buddhist-majority country’s northwest over the past year and a half. The 15-member body — which includes Myanmar’s ally China — ...

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Saudi Arabia to build nuclear bomb if Iran does so: FM

(News Desk) – Praising the US for abandoning the Iran nuclear deal, the Saudi foreign minister has threatened that the kingdom will make nuclear bombs if the Islamic Republic moves to develop an atomic weapons program. “We have made it very clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability we ...

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World scrambles to save Iran deal that Trump tried to sink

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump faced diplomatic isolation on Wednesday as world powers scrambled to save a landmark deal curbing Iran s nuclear program that he has rejected. Trump s decision to withdraw from the accord and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic republic overturns years of diplomacy, could ...

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US stick will not change China’s trade stance: Beijing

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A Chinese official says the United States should stop using “a threatening stick” in trade negotiations with China, stressing that Beijing will not change its stance on trade matters under pressure. US President Donald Trump initiated what is effectively a trade war with China last month ...

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US House votes down amendment to slow Trump’s space force process

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US President Donald Trump’s desired space force has been supported by lawmakers at the House of Representatives. On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee voted down a proposal by Ohio Republican Representative Mike Turner during the panel’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Republican ...

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Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

(AFP) – Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last ...

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