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US imposes sanctions on 24 Russian individuals, 12 firms

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on Russian individuals and companies over a range of activities, including Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. “The Russian government operates for the disproportionate benefit of oligarchs and government elites,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said ...

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Lula ordered to turn himself in within 24 hours

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been given an ultimatum to turn himself in to the authorities within 24 hours to start serving a 12-year prison sentence on charges of accepting bribes. A federal judge, Sérgio Moro, ordered Lula on Thursday to ...

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Djibouti grounds US military flights, suspends joint drill

(News Desk) – Djibouti has ordered the grounding of US military flights and put on hold an ongoing air operation off its coast, following a string of aviation accidents this week. The Djiboutian government sent the US a diplomatic notice requesting that all flying operations be halted after two separate ...

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Mexico president harshly slams Trump over border plans

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday sharply rebuked Donald Trump over his plan to send National Guard troops to the border, joining with opponents to tell the US leader not to vent his domestic political “frustration” on Mexico. Trump has been unable to get ...

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US approves $1.3 bn worth of artillery sale to Saudi Arabia

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The US administration has given the green light to a $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia, ignoring reports that its weapons have greatly contributed to a high rate of civilian deaths amid Riyadh’s war on Yemen. President Donald Trump’s administration told the Congress of the ...

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Mexico stops refugee ‘caravan’ heading to US

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – Mexican authorities have effectively stopped hundreds of Central American refugees moving through Mexico toward the United States in a prearranged “caravan,” which has angered US President Donald Trump. The hundreds of refugees, including women and children, were stopped in the town of Matias Romero in ...

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Thousands of US teachers strike to demand higher pay

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Thousands of teachers have staged a protest rally for a second day in different parts of the US state of Oklahoma, demanding higher pay and increased education funding. An estimated 30,000 educators walked off their jobs across the Midwestern state on Tuesday and classes for some ...

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DHS acknowledges unauthorized spying devices in DC

(News desk) – The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has acknowledged for the first time that unauthorized spying devices are being used in Washington, DC. According to a letter obtained by The Hill, the department admitted that foreign actors or criminals are using eavesdropping devices to track cellphone activity ...

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