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Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill 31

KANO (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 31 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday. Blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting ...

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Chinese, Russian presidents discuss Korea events on phone

Muslim Times(web Desk) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Chinese counterpart over the Korean Peninsula a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the Chinese capital. “The [two] sides discussed some vital issues of the international agenda, including the settlement of the situation on ...

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Papua New Guinea declares state of emergency

(Reuters) -Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency, suspended a provincial government and is sending armed forces to its rugged highlands to restore order after rioters went on a rampage of looting and burning, the government said. Violence has often ravaged the remote interior of the resource-rich Pacific ...

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Imprisoned top Bahraini activist taken to hospital after three months

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Imprisoned prominent Bahraini activist Hajer Mansoor Hassan has been finally taken to hospital after being denied medical treatment for three months. Bahraini activists, requesting anonymity, said doctors ordered prison authorities to allow the 49-year-old pro-democracy campaigner to receive the necessary physical therapy during her checkup earlier ...

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Israel ecstatic over $1.2 billion drone deal with Germany

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her efforts in the approval of a more than one-billion-dollar deal to lease military drones from Israel. Netanyahu said the approval of the accord – an estimated 1.2 billion dollars worth — by Germany’s ...

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Nearly 2,000 children separated from adults at border: US

(AFP) – Nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent six-week period, officials said Friday in the most comprehensive 2018 figures provided on family separations. Between April 19 and May 31, the 1,995 children were separated from ...

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