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Monthly Archives: September 2018

India approves purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – India has recently approved a plan to purchase five Russian built S-400 Triumph defense systems, despite earlier warnings from the US against any military transaction with Russia. India’s highest defense approval body – the Cabinet Committee on Security — approved the $5.43 billion program earlier this ...

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Iran unveils advanced airborne firefighting system

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran has unveiled a high pressure fire suppression system that can be carried by various aircraft to enable proportionate response in case of large-scale blazes. The technology enables release of as much as 18 tonnes of water every five seconds from the aircraft it has been ...

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Danish ship completes trial voyage through Russian Arctic

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A Danish-flagged cargo ship has successfully passed through the Russian Arctic on a one-off trial journey as a result of melting sea ice, potentially opening a new trade route from Europe to East Asia. Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping group, announced on Friday that ...

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Saudi asks Canada to stop treating it like ‘banana state’

  Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia has demanded an apology from Canada for calling for the release of Saudi women’s rights activists, and for treating the kingdom as “a banana republic”. Canada and Saudi Arabia are locked in a diplomatic dispute, triggered by Canadian criticism of the Saudi Arabia’s ...

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Trami batters Okinawa, home to major US base

(Reuters) – A powerful typhoon pummelled Japan’s southern island of Okinawa Saturday, injuring at least 17 people before changing course toward the country’s mainland. Typhoon Trami, packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour near its center, forced some 700 people to evacuate to shelters in Okinawa and ...

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China says will not give in to US ‘blackmail’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has stated that his country would not surrender to mounting US pressure, assuring world nations that despite the tensions between Beijing and Washington there was “no cause for panic.” Washington and Beijing imposed new tariffs on each other after US President ...

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US hosts Arab FMs to push for anti-Iran alliance

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United States hosted a meeting of top Arab diplomats in New York on Friday to push forward a plan to establish a NATO-like regional alliance to confront Iran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with foreign ministers from Egypt and Jordan as well as six ...

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Erdogan accuses US of breaking promises on Syria’s Manbij

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has censured the United States over its non-compliance with a deal reached in June on the withdrawal of Washington-backed Kurdish militants from Syria’s northern city of Manbij. In June, Turkey and the US agreed on a plan for the withdrawal of ...

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