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Daily Archives: June 2, 2018

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The United States vetoed Friday an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for measures to protect the Palestinians but failed to win any backing for its own text condemning Hamas for the violence in Gaza. The two failed votes at the Security Council came a few hours ...

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17 civilians killed in offensive on Libya’s Derna: UN

TRIPOLI (AFP) – At least 17 civilians have been killed in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar s forces to take the last city in eastern Libya beyond his control, the United Nations said Friday. “The escalation of fighting in Derna has reached unprecedented levels during the past week, ...

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US warns China over its actions in South China Sea

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warns that Washington will “compete vigorously” if China continues its actions in the South China Sea. “China’s policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness our strategy promises, it calls into question China’s broader goals,” Mattis ...

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Russia to dispatch new missile cruiser to Mediterranean

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russia plans to dispatch its new cruise missile-launching warship to the Mediterranean to join the country’s naval task force in the region. Russia’s Chief of Staff of the Black Sea Fleet Rear Admiral Viktor Liin told reporters on Friday that the Vyshny Volochok warship, which has ...

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