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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Haiti president ‘survives assassination attempt’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Haitian President Jovenel Moise has reportedly survived an assassination attempt at a commemoration ceremony in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, amid resumed anti-government protests against financial corruption and a range of economic issues. Local media said the attack was carried out in the capital city during ...

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Greek FM resigns in internal dispute over Macedonia deal

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has resigned in an internal dispute over a deal with neighboring Macedonia, which he helped negotiate but which has faced opposition from a section of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s coalition government. The 67-year-old career diplomat and university professor abruptly offered ...

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South Korean firms to stay in Iran despite US sanctions: Envoy

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Ryu Jeong-hyun says companies in his country understand the significance of the Iranian market and will not leave it under the US sanctions. The Korean diplomat made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Bahman Abdollahi, the head of the Iran ...

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UN Syria envoy de Mistura to step down at end of November

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has announced that he would resign at the end of November for “family” reasons. “I’ve been always indicating to the secretary general my plans for personal reasons, which is not health, it’s family, basically… I’m fine and ...

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US must withdraw from Syria, stop backing terror: Iran

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran’s deputy ambassador to the UN says the United States should stop supporting terrorism in Syria and end its illegal military presence there as regional efforts are underway to find a political solution to over seven years of militancy gripping the Arab country. Addressing the UN ...

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US refrains from calling China a currency manipulator

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The US government has again decided not to brand China a currency manipulator despite growing trade tensions after President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Chinese exports to try to reduce the massive US trade deficit with China and contain Beijing’s growing power. The US Treasury Department ...

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