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Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

Afghan government rejects proposals to privatize war

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan officials have reacted angrily to speculation that foreign military contractors could take over training and advising the Afghan armed forces, following a renewed push by the founder of private military contractor Blackwater. Erik Prince, whose company came to prominence during the war in Iraq, has been ...

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US blacklists Turkish firm for trade with North Korea

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United States has blacklisted a Turkish company and two executives for allegedly attempting to bypass sanctions prohibiting sales of weapons and luxury goods to North Korea as Washington maintains pressure on Pyongyang to dismantle its missile and nuclear programs. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in ...

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Saudi, UAE ‘interfering’ in UN panel’s work on Yemen

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The head of the United Nation’s investigation team on the Yemen war has accused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of hindering its work on documenting evidence of “possible war crimes” they have committed throughout their military aggression against the impoverished country. Speaking to ...

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Israel to construct 14,864 new settler units in occupied West Bank

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Israeli officials have reportedly approved plans for the construction of 14,864 new settler units in the occupied West Bank irrespective of international outcry against the regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the Palestinian territories. Mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Shlomo Ne’eman, said ...

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Israel deploys snipers, tanks, missiles to counter Gaza protests

  Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The Israeli military says it is reinforcing forces around the Gaza Strip in order to quell weekly protests along a fence separating occupied territories from the besieged Palestinian enclave. A military statement said Thursday “wide-scale” reinforcements in the southern command had started in order to “prevent ...

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Pentagon sees China as ‘growing risk’ to US arms industry

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The US Defense Department has warned that China represents a “significant and growing risk” to the supply of materials vital to the US military and national security, according to a new Pentagon report. There are nearly 300 vulnerabilities that could affect critical materials and components essential to ...

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