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Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

Pence calls on Myanmar to free 2 journalists

  (AP) – United State Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar to immediately release two journalists who were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of possessing state secrets in connection with their reporting on massacres against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the ...

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US hands ancient Persian bas-relief back to Iran

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – On the orders of a New York Supreme Court judge, a $1.2-million ancient Persian bas-relief has been handed back to Iran after more than 80 years of changing hands among smugglers, Press TV reports. Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam-Ali Khoshrou said Tuesday that the ...

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Iran drops request to transfer money from Germany: Report

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – German media outlets say Iran has retracted its request to have 300 million euros in cash at a Hamburg-based bank repatriated. Iran has informed German financial regulator BaFin that it was leaving the cash to remain with the European-Iranian Trade Bank, Germany’s dpa news agency as ...

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Europe should pay price for standing against US on Iran deal: Araqchi

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Europe needs to bear the cost of standing up to US sanctions and other pressure tactics in order to keep the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran alive following Washington’s unilateral pullout. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi pointed to the ongoing ...

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Death toll from powerful typhoon rising in Japan

 (Reuters) – A powerful typhoon killed at least 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, and more than a million homes were without power. Jebi, or “swallow” in Korean, was briefly a super ...

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