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Daily Archives: July 7, 2018

Nigerian protesters demand release of IMN leader Zakzaky

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Hundreds of supporters and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have staged a peaceful rally in the country’s capital of Abuja and called for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The participants in the Friday protest chanted slogans against Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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US begins construction of largest consulate abroad in Erbil

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani have broken ground on the largest American consulate building in the city of Erbil. Barzani said Friday the project shows that “America wants to stay in Iraq, that America wants to ...

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Qatar, Russia discuss S-400 sale despite Saudi threat

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says he has discussed purchasing Russia’s state-of-the-art S-400 missile defense system with President Vladimir Putin. “There is no agreement. It’s true that we discussed it, we talked about it,” Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said at ...

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Pompeo claims North Korea talks ‘very productive’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described his negotiations with officials in North Korea on dismantling Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal as “very productive”. “These are complicated issues, but we made progress on almost all of the central issues, some places a great deal of progress, other ...

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US orders non-emergency personnel to leave crisis-hit Nicaragua

(AFP) – The United States on Friday ordered all of its non-emergency personnel to leave crisis-stricken Nicaragua amid a wave of anti-government protests and violence that has left 230 dead, the embassy in the capital Managua said. The US “ordered the departure of non-emergency US government personnel” and urged citizens ...

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US environmental chief Scott Pruitt resigns over ethics scandal

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, is “devastated” after he was forced to resign under heavy pressure over a series of ethics-related controversies, contradicting President Donald Trump’s account that the decision “was very much up to” Pruitt. Pruitt, who had been lauded by ...

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US, North Korea get down to ‘nitty gritty’ in nuclear talks

(Reuters) – US and North Korean officials have formed working groups to deal with “nitty gritty stuff,” including verification of efforts to achieve denuclearization, according to a US State Department spokeswoman. Heather Nauert made the remarks on Saturday, the second day of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

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