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At least 50 dead in India train disaster

AMRITSAR (AFP) – At least 50 people were killed Friday after a train plowed into revellers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country s crumbling rail network. A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab ...

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Russian, Uzbek presidents launch nuclear power plant construction

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev have officially initiated the construction of a two-reactor nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan’s western region of Navoiy. The two heads of state pressed a symbolic button to mark the inauguration held at a conference hall in Uzbekistan’s ...

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Afghanistan delays elections in Kandahar after Taliban attack

KABUL (AFP) – Afghanistan postponed legislative elections in Kandahar province on Friday, after a Taliban-claimed attack on a US-Afghan security meeting killed a powerful police chief and threatened stability across the south. Saturday s parliamentary ballot would be delayed by one week, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said in ...

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PML-N destroyed country’s economy: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday said his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government inherited an economy on the brink of collapse from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Imran Khan said this during a meeting of PTI leaders that was attended by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhry, Faisal Vawda, Iftikhar ...

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PM Imran invites Qatar to invest in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Friday met Prime Minister Imran Khan and conveyed best wishes of the ruling family. The foreign minister reiterated the desire of Qatari ruler to work with the new leadership in Pakistan in order to strengthen relations ...

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Indonesia warns Australia against repercussions of anticipated Israel embassy move

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Indonesia has warned Australia against moving its diplomatic mission to Jerusalem al-Quds after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested a possible embassy transfer earlier this week. Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir underlined the sensitivity of Australia’s decision, saying “the issue of Palestine is very important ...

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