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Monthly Archives: June 2018

EU leaders overcome differences to reach deal on asylum seekers

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – European Union leaders have claimed success in overcoming major differences over how to control the arrival of refugees. After nine hours of talks in Brussels, EU leaders reached consensus on sharing out refugees arriving in the bloc on a voluntary basis and establishing “controlled centers” within ...

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Myanmar transit camps sit empty as Rohingya fear return

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar (AFP) – The transit camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it lies completely empty, as members of the stateless minority dread returning to a place they were violently driven from by the military, ...

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Lavrov warns Russia might withdraw from OPCW

(News Desk) – Russia has warned that it could withdraw from the global chemical weapons watchdog after member states voted to allow the group to assign responsibility for chemical weapon use. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denounced a vote this week that empowered the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...

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FATF extends Iran sanctions waiver buts sets deadline

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The world’s financial watchdog has extended a waiver for punitive measures against Iran but set a deadline of October for the country to adopt financial reforms or face consequences. The Paris-based the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is facing US opposition to remove Iran from an ...

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Iran says immune to sanctions with key gasoline plan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran says a major refinery project that it put on stream on Thursday would make it immune to US sanctions against its purchases of gasoline. Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted by media as saying that the Islamic Republic had no major concern about the ...

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