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US attacks on PM Trudeau spark anger in Canada

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The lower house of Canada’s parliament has unanimously condemned the recent personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by US President Donald Trump and other American officials, which have offended Canadian elites and ordinary citizens amid a dispute over trade. Lawmakers at the House of Commons ...

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Lava from Hawaii volcano flowing into sea

(Reuters) – The US Geological Survey said lava fountains from a fissure in the volcano reached as high as 180 feet (55 meters) on Saturday night into Sunday, pushing flows of molten rock into the ocean. “Seismic activity at the crater continues with gas explosions and ash eruptions under 10,000 ...

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Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore, two days ahead of a much-anticipated summit that could ultimately resolve a persisting crisis in the Korean Peninsula over the North’s controversial nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs ...

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China rejects US ‘selfish, short-sighted’ trade policies

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected “selfish, shortsighted” trade policies and instead called for the building of an open global economy, in a clear rebuke of US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies. “We should reject selfish, short-sighted, narrow, and closed-off policies. We must maintain the rules ...

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One US troop killed in Somalia by al-Shabab militants

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A US military member has been killed and four others were wounded after they came under fire in Somalia during an operation against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militant group. Sergeant Alexander Conrad, 26, a US special operations commando, died of injuries from “enemy indirect fire,” the US ...

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US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999: CDC

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Suicide rates increased by about 25 percent across the United States since 1999, with about 45,000 people dying from suicides in 2016 alone, according to research by the US government. The US suicide rate increased in every state between 1999 and 2016 and firearms were the ...

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US urges India to ditch Russian missiles for American ones

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United States is urging India to reconsider its plan to purchase advanced missiles from Russia and instead switch to American systems, touting the “strategic importance” of the relationship between Washington and New Delhi. “If we want to see that continue and I think both we ...

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Rivers of lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii’s Big Island: Mayor

(Reuters) – Approximately 600 homes have been swallowed by lava flows from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island since early last month, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times, Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said on Thursday. The latest estimate of property losses from Kilauea, one of the world’s ...

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Macron to Trump: Don’t push Iran to leave nuclear deal

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the US not to push Iran to leave the 2015 nuclear deal as he urged world leaders to stand up to the threat of a new US “hegemony”. “You’re not comfortable with an agreement signed by your predecessor, maybe ...

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US sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

Mulim Times(Web Desk) – US authorities are transferring about 1,600 immigration detainees into federal prisons, the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a crackdown on undocumented immigrants by the administration of President Donald Trump . A spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Reuters ...

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