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Dam overflow floods 100 villages in Myanmar

 (AFP) – Monsoon rains caused a central Myanmar dam to overflow early Wednesday, inundating about 100 villages and blocking the country’s biggest highway, a government official said. No casualties have been reported but thousands were displaced and took shelter in temporary camps. Swar Chaung dam’s spillway structure, which regulates the ...

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US airstrike kills three southwest of Mogadishu

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A US airstrike has killed at least three people in southern Somalia, with the US Africa Command claiming the victims were members of al-Shabab terrorist group. The Africa command, which oversees US operations in the continent, said in a statement on Wednesday that the airstrike was ...

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Turkey detains over dozen Gulen-linked gendarmerie officers

  Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Turkish police forces have arrested more than a dozen gendarmerie officers on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Chief Prosecutor’s ...

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Israeli court rubber-stamps new settlement in occupied West Bank

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A court in Israel has legalized a settlement illegally built on a Palestinian-owned land in the central West Bank city of Ramallah amid international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. Judge Arnon Darel at the ...

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Iraq sending team to US to seek Iran bans waivers

(Reuters) -Iraq says it plans to send a delegation to the US to discuss an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington’s recent move to restore sanctions against Tehran. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was quoted by Reuters as saying that the Iraqi delegation would try to seek exemptions ...

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Fawad Chaudhry’s helicopter statement stirs political storm

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry’s statement on the use of helicopter for commute by Prime Minister Imran Khan has created a buzz in the political landscape of Pakistan. Opposition figure Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, while taking a jibe at information minister Fawad Chaudhry’s statement, said he too wanted ...

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Federal govt decides to abolish PEMRA: Information minister

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry—who is in hot water after making bizzare claims pertaining to helicopter’s per hour cost—has on Wednesday dispelled opprobrium while stating no compromise will be made on security of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday criticized Jamiat ...

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