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Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

Pakistan Navy Rescues Iranian fishermen from sunken dhow at open sea

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Navy Sea King helicopters successfully rescued crew members of sunken Iranian Dhow in North Arabian Sea (NAS). Upon receipt of information about distressed Dhow (AL RAMANI) bearing flag of Islamic Republic of Iran, 11 crew members (fishermen) onboard, Pakistan Navy promptly responded and launched search and ...

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Chinese government hacked US Navy contractor: Official report

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Chinese government hackers have reportedly infiltrated the computers of a US navy contractor and stolen a large amount of highly sensitive data on undersea warfare. Citing unnamed American officials, the Washington Post reported on Friday that the hackers had swiped 614 gigabytes of classified data including ...

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Russia, China agree to establish $1bn industrial investment fund

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) has announced an agreement with China’s Chengtong Holdings Group to establish a joint $1-billion industrial investment fund amid growing trade ties between the two economic powers. The RCIF, which is a joint venture between Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment ...

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500,000 malnourished kids around Lake Chad facing death: UN

(AFP) – The United Nations has said that half a million severely malnourished children around Africa’s Lake Chad need life-saving assistance, but warned funding for humanitarian aid in the region was dramatically low. The top UN aid chiefs for the countries straddling the lake — Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon ...

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US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999: CDC

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Suicide rates increased by about 25 percent across the United States since 1999, with about 45,000 people dying from suicides in 2016 alone, according to research by the US government. The US suicide rate increased in every state between 1999 and 2016 and firearms were the ...

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US urges India to ditch Russian missiles for American ones

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United States is urging India to reconsider its plan to purchase advanced missiles from Russia and instead switch to American systems, touting the “strategic importance” of the relationship between Washington and New Delhi. “If we want to see that continue and I think both we ...

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Nearly 1,800 families separated at US-Mexico border: Report

(Reuters) – Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the US-Mexico border from October 2016 through February 2018, amid a crackdown on undocumented immigrants by the administration of President Donald Trump. The number of family separations has risen sharply in recent weeks, largely because of new policies by the Trump ...

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Rivers of lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii’s Big Island: Mayor

(Reuters) – Approximately 600 homes have been swallowed by lava flows from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island since early last month, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Thursday. The latest estimate of property losses from Kilauea, one of the world’s ...

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