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Despite presence of foreign troops, Daesh growing in Afghanistan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is growing in Afghanistan as thousands of foreign troops have apparently failed to restore security 17 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country under the guise of the so-called war on terror. Daesh, which has been behind several ...

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Bomb blast leaves scores dead and injured in Afghan capital

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A bomb attack has left at least 57 people dead and 119 others wounded outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The explosion took place on Sunday morning at the doorway of an identity card distribution and voter registration center in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi ...

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Dragon boats capsize in China, 17 killed

(Reuters) – Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Television pictures showed one of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers going over on Saturday on a stretch of a river near ...

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Myanmar targets family of whistleblower officer in reprisal

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Authorities in Myanmar have evicted from police housing the family of a policeman who has testified at court how police set up two Reuters journalists who had been covering state-sponsored violence against minority Rohingya Muslims, family members say. Police Captain Moe Yan Naing on Friday testified ...

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Lockheed Martin may sell stealth jet designs to Japan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US weapons contractor Lockheed Martin Corp has plans to sell Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Lockheed discussed the deal with Japanese officials and will make its formal offer after receiving approval from the US ...

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China rejects reports of ‘challenging’ Australia warships

(News Desk) – China has rejected claims that Chinese naval vessels “challenged” Australian warships in a recent development in the South China Sea. Australian media reported on Friday that a group of Australian warships had been “challenged” by China’s military earlier this month, without offering more details. China’s Defense Ministry ...

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China bombers, drones fly around Taiwan amid tensions

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China’s air force has flown bombers and reconnaissance aircraft around Taiwan as Beijing conducted a live-fire military drill along its southeastern coast in an apparent warning to the self-ruled island nation and to the United States. In a statement on Thursday, the Chinese air force said ...

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Myanmar urges repatriation of Rohingya ahead of monsoon season

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Myanmar’s Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye says repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in the country to Bangladesh should start as soon as possible due to the coming monsoon season. “Our main thing is to start the repatriation process as soon as possible because ...

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Iran should get 14 ATR, Airbus, Boeing aircraft this year

(News Desk) – Iran should receive 14 new passenger aircraft this year under agreements signed with Airbus, Boeing and ATR planemakers, a government official has said. Tehran has ordered more than 200 planes since US-led sanctions against the country were lifted in 2016 under a nuclear agreement but US President ...

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India court fines media for naming rape victim

(AFP) – An Indian court on Wednesday ordered 12 media companies to pay $15,000 each to a compensation fund for victims of sexual violence after they published the name of an eight-year-old girl who was gang raped and murdered. Indian law prohibits the naming of rape victims, even after they ...

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