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Russia says US using white phosphorous bombs in Syria

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russia says US warplanes are using white phosphorous bombs in their airstrikes against civilian-populated areas east of the Euphrates River in Syria, leaving civilian casualties. “The Americans have resumed intensive airstrikes against terrorist-controlled settlements along the eastern bank of Euphrates,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova ...

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Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in parliament over PM dispute

 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s parliament descended into chaos on Thursday with MPs swinging punches and throwing projectiles a day after legislators voted the “purported” prime minister out of office. Sri Lanka has endured nearly three weeks of crisis after President Maithripala Sirisena fired Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replaced ...

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Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

(AFP) – The United States on Thursday placed punishing economic sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The sanctions were declared after Riyadh s public prosecutor announced that five officials face a possible death sentence ...

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Zardari says ‘know who is helping PTI’s govt’

(Muslim Times) – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday stated that ‘he knows who is helping incumbent government. He made these remarks during interaction with media personnel in Badin. The former president went on to say that only ‘real representatives’ [of masses] can run the country. ...

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Tahir Dawar’s brutal murder is condemnable: ISPR DG

RAWALPINDI (Muslim Times) – The brutal murder of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Dawar in Afghanistan is highly condemnable, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet on Thursday. In a tweet on Thursday, the ISPR DG said that we have lost a brave ...

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Pervez Khattak assures full cooperation to Senate chairman

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Thursday called on Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in Islamabad and conveyed a special message of Prime Minister Imran Khan to him. During the meeting, Leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz, Minister of Science and Technology Azam Swati and ...

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Pakistan look to Yasir, Abbas to tame ‘tough’ New Zealand

(AFP) – Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is confident leg-spinner Yasir Shah and medium pacer Mohammad Abbas can combine to tame “tough” New Zealand in the first Test starting in Abu Dhabi Friday. The fast-rising Abbas took 17 wickets in a two-match Test series, including a ten-wicket haul at Sheikh Zayed ...

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