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Summit bears fruit as South Korea flies tangerines to North

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean military transport aircraft began a tangerine airlift to North Korea on Sunday, the first of a gift of 200 tonnes of the fruit from the southern island of Jeju, South Korea’s presidential Blue House said. The present comes after the North Koreans gave South ...

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New Delhi homeless to be given masks as smog worsens

(AFP) – New Delhi’s homeless will be given cotton masks to help them survive in the world’s most polluted major city, officials say, although experts say the basic coverings will be useless against deadly smog particles. Each winter, the capital of 20 million chokes through haze so extreme that levels ...

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Aid groups say Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation

YANGON (AFP) – A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are “terrified” about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said Friday. More than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to Bangladesh after ...

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China unveils combat drone amid arms race with US

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has displayed its new-generation stealth unmanned combat aircraft amid an ongoing arms race with the United States. The full-size prototype of the country’s new CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shown among the jet fighters, missiles and other military hardware, during the 12th China International ...

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Bangladesh police say top Islamic extremist shot dead

 (AFP) – Bangladesh police on Tuesday said they had killed the chief of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe siege that killed 22 people. Khorshed Alam, described as the “emir” of Bangladesh’s deadliest Islamist outfit, was gunned down early on ...

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UK, Norway vow to expand trade ties with Iran despite US bans

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – British and Norwegian top diplomats have assured their Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that London and Oslo will try to maintain and even expand their business cooperation with Tehran despite the re-imposition of US sanctions on the country. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in a Monday ...

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