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Iran, South Korea plan ‘comprehensive’ boost in ties

Muslim Times(News Desk) – Iran’s new ambassador to Seoul says there is a “comprehensive plan” aimed at expansion of bilateral ties with South Korea in face of returning US actions. The plan would address the expansion of relations in political, economic, commercial, cultural, and parliamentary areas, Saeid Badamchi Shabestari told ...

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Thousands in Taiwan demand vote to declare formal independence

  Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Thousands in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei have rallied in support of a referendum on declaring formal independence from Beijing.The Saturday event in the US-backed, self-ruled island took place amid rising efforts by China towards officially claiming the territory as part of its mainland and as ...

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Chinese amphibious aircraft completes 1st takeoff

(Reuters) – China’s independently-developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 completed its first water takeoff and landing in Jingmen city in central province of Hubei Saturday morning. The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, is designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. It completed its maiden flight in December 2017. The AG600 is powered ...

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South Korea, US call off drill over fear of angering North

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The US and South Korea have suspended another major joint war game, fearing it might anger North Korea which earlier this week accused Washington of an “evil” attempt to continue sanctions on Pyongyang. The termination of the military drill was announced by Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, ...

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US, South Korea cancel major military drill: Pentagon

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend another major joint military exercise amid ongoing diplomatic negotiations with North Korea. Over the past months, talks have been under way between Washington and Pyongyang, but the negotiations have achieved little headway “Secretary of Defense James ...

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