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US jails Chinese woman for smuggling military secrets

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A Chinese woman has been jailed in the United States after pleading guilty to smuggling sensitive space and military communications technology back to China, the US Justice Department says. Si Chen, 33, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on Monday, after admitting in July ...

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ASEAN urges accountability for Myanmar atrocities

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations have called on Myanmar to probe state-sponsored atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. The development was unveiled Tuesday by Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in an address before his country’s parliament, where he described the violence against Myanmar’s minority Muslim population ...

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Blast hits election rally in Afghanistan, kills 13

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A bomb attack has hit an election campaign rally in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people and wounding many more. Nangarhar provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said an assailant blew himself up at the rally of parliamentary candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in Nangarhar Province on ...

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China condemns US ‘freedom of navigation’ patrols

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has condemned the recent sailing of a US warship near territory that it claims in the South China Sea, insisting that it is “resolutely opposed” to what Washington calls “freedom of navigation” patrols. “China’s military is resolutely opposed to this,” the Defense Ministry said on ...

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Turkish court jails Gulen’s brother for over 10 years

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The brother of the US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having masterminded the mid-July 2016 coup attempt, has been jailed for more than 10 years. According to a report by Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency on Monday, a court in the Aegean city ...

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Saudi charges economist critical of bin Salman’s reforms with ‘terrorism’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has reportedly charged a prominent economist, who once strongly criticized the crown prince’s economic plans, with “terrorism.” Essam al-Zamil was charged with a range of accusations, including membership of a terrorist organization, communicating with neighboring Qatar, and inciting protests inside Saudi Arabia, ...

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Bailey to lead Australia PM’s XI against South Africa

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian cricket veteran George Bailey will captain the Prime Minister’s XI in their one-day match against South Africa in Canberra at the end of the month. The 36-year-old, who has previously led Australia in both ODI and T20 matches, said he was excited to be handed the ...

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Re-energised Djokovic targets number one spot

BELGRADE (AFP) – Novak Djokovic is back home in Belgrade preparing for an offensive to regain the world number one spot after roaring back into top form by winning the US Open. “I planned to be here with my family … and everything is set so that I m again ...

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Guardiola says Manchester City face ‘five finals’ in Europe

HEIDELBERG (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City side effectively face the first of “five finals” in the Champions League group stages at Hoffenheim on Tuesday following defeat in their opening game. City s 2-1 loss to Lyon in Manchester a fortnight ago meant they arrived in Germany desperate ...

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