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US exempts Iranian port from sanctions, citing Afghan economy

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United States has approved a sanctions exemption for Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar, citing Afghanistan’s economy.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the exception Tuesday, a day after the Trump administration imposed sanctions against Tehran. “After extensive consideration, the secretary has provided for an ...

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Pentagon rejects request for boosting forces in Persian Gulf

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The Pentagon has rejected a request issued by the US Central Command (CENTCOM) for deployment of additional troops to the Persian Gulf following the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran. The American broadcaster CNN on Tuesday cited two military officials claiming the request for additional troops was ...

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New Trump immigration ad too racist even for Fox News

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US President Donald Trump’s favorite network, Fox News, has taken down one of his midterms ads linking the Central American migrant caravan to the infamous Mexican drug dealer and convicted killer Luis Bracamontes, following outcry over its racist content. The ad was taken down by the ...

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Trump admin. preparing for shake-up after midterms

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The administration of US President Donald Trump is preparing for a major shake-up in the weeks following the November 6 midterm congressional elections, a new report has revealed. The expected exodus will see embattled members of Trump’s cabinet who have fallen out of favor with the ...

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Social media, tech firms urging US citizens to vote

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Social media and tech companies in the US say they are doing more to boost voter turnout for next Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections, as voter participation in US elections has decreased in recent decades. Facebook, Twitter, Snap and other firms say they are reminding users to ...

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US universities reconsidering ties with Saudi Arabia

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – American colleges and universities are reconsidering ties with Saudi Arabia despite having received over $350 million from the kingdom over the past 10 years, according to a report. This follows the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed after entering the Saudi mission ...

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US approves key step toward German missile defense deal

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The US government has allowed Lockheed Martin Corp., a major American weapons manufacturer, to integrate its Patriot PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missile into a next-generation German missile defense system, the Pentagon spokesman says. The decision announced by US Air Force Col. Mike Andrews Friday is ...

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