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Two Koreas resume naval communications after a decade

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North and South Korea have reopened a bilateral naval communication channel, with vessels from the two countries now making radio contact for the first time in over a decade. South Korea’s Defense Ministry made the announcement in a statement on Sunday, saying that a North Korean ...

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Daesh beheads three in Afghanistan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Suspected Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Afghanistan have decapitated three people at a boys’ school and set the building on fire in an attack carried out in the country’s violence-ridden east. Afghan officials said the crimes were perpetrated in Nangarhar Province, on the border with Pakistan — ...

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FATF extends Iran sanctions waiver buts sets deadline

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The world’s financial watchdog has extended a waiver for punitive measures against Iran but set a deadline of October for the country to adopt financial reforms or face consequences. The Paris-based the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is facing US opposition to remove Iran from an ...

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Iran says immune to sanctions with key gasoline plan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran says a major refinery project that it put on stream on Thursday would make it immune to US sanctions against its purchases of gasoline. Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted by media as saying that the Islamic Republic had no major concern about the ...

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Ghani declares end to truce with Taliban, renews call for peace

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has formally announced an end to the government’s unilateral ceasefire with Taliban insurgents, but urged the militant group to accept comprehensive peace talks. “The ceasefire has ended, our security and defense forces are allowed to carry out operations,” Ghani stated on Saturday ...

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Rescue divers progress in search for missing Thai kids

(AFP) – Rescue divers reached several kilometers inside a flooded cave Saturday where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped for a week, offering a flicker of hope for the harrowing search. There has been no contact with the boys, aged 11 to 16, and their coach since ...

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Iran sanctions expected to push oil prices to $90

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Experts say disruption to crude oil supplies from Iran as a result of US sanctions may push oil prices to as high as $90 a barrel. “We are in a very attractive oil price environment and our house view is that oil will hit $90 by ...

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Japan to buy US-made advanced radar despite North Korea thaw

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Japan is set to pick a US-made advanced radar as early as next week to upgrade its missile system. The radar system could help ease trade friction with the US and provide protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources told Reuters. Tokyo wants ...

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Malaysia police to question Razak after seizing $275 million

(Reuters) – Malaysian police said on Wednesday they would soon question former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah after finding nearly $275 million worth of jewelry, handbags, watches and other items at premises linked to the couple. Authorities are investigating Najib as part of their probe into how ...

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Iran says intelligence sharing key to war on terror

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo has called for the creation of enhanced intelligence sharing mechanisms among nations as a necessary move that can help halt the spread of terrorist activities across the world. In a Friday address to a subsidiary ...

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