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Koreas arrange new summit, North ‘committed to denuclearization’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has reiterated his commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, state media report, as Pyongyang and Seoul arrange a third summit. “The North and the South should further their efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” North Korea’s ...

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Europe should pay price for standing against US on Iran deal: Araqchi

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says Europe needs to bear the cost of standing up to US sanctions and other pressure tactics in order to keep the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran alive following Washington’s unilateral pullout. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi pointed to the ongoing ...

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Death toll from powerful typhoon rising in Japan

 (Reuters) – A powerful typhoon killed at least 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday, and more than a million homes were without power. Jebi, or “swallow” in Korean, was briefly a super ...

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Myanmar defends Suu Kyi’s silence over jailed reporters

YANGON (AFP) – A global outcry over the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar has been greeted with silence by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a stony response that an official defended Tuesday as a reluctance to criticise the judiciary. Journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, ...

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Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network founder

KABUL (AFP) – The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan s most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday. Jalaluddin Haqqani, whose son Sirajuddin now heads the group and is also the Taliban’s deputy leader, died “after ...

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Strongest typhoon in quarter century batters Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, with more than a million people urged to evacuate as the storm battered the country’s west with violent winds and heavy rainfall. Typhoon Jebi, with winds of up to 216 kilometres (135 miles) per hour, ...

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Rows, resignations underscore Afghanistan’s security crisis

 KABUL:(Reuters) – A public row that saw two top security officials trade recriminations live on television has sharply highlighted the divisions undermining Afghanistan’s Western-backed government, even as insurgents have stepped up pressure on the battlefield. The spat between Interior Minister Wais Barmak and Mohammad Sadiq Muradi, deputy police chief of ...

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