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Daily Archives: August 8, 2018

Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been officially charged with three counts of money laundering, to which he has pleaded not guilty. Najib was charged at a lower court in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The charges were related to three electronic transfers amounting ...

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Indian lawmakers toughen penalties for sex offenses

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Indian lawmakers have toughened penalties for sex offenses with brutal attacks against minors younger than 12 years of age becoming punishable by death. The Indian parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 which ensures stringent punishment for those convicted of raping girls below ...

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Iran’s Zarif: ‘no one trusts America’ anymore

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday it was hard to imagine new talks with the US after it lost the trust of the world with its erratic decision-making. “Imagine negotiating now — how can we trust them?” Zarif told reporters on state broadcaster IRINN. “America ...

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Malaysian govt. shuts down Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Malaysia’s new government has ordered the immediate closure of a Saudi-backed anti-terrorism center, less than 13 months after it was launched in Kuala Lumpur. Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu told lawmakers that the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) would cease operations immediately and its functions ...

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New cholera outbreak spreading fast in Yemen’s Hudaydah: UNICEF

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned that a fresh cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in Yemen’s vital seaport of Hudaydah, amid ongoing attacks by the Saudi-led coalition against the besieged provincial capital. “Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 ...

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