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Chinese amphibious aircraft completes 1st takeoff

(Reuters) – China’s independently-developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 completed its first water takeoff and landing in Jingmen city in central province of Hubei Saturday morning. The AG600, codenamed Kunlong, is designed to be the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. It completed its maiden flight in December 2017. The AG600 is powered ...

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South Korea, US call off drill over fear of angering North

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The US and South Korea have suspended another major joint war game, fearing it might anger North Korea which earlier this week accused Washington of an “evil” attempt to continue sanctions on Pyongyang. The termination of the military drill was announced by Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, ...

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US, South Korea cancel major military drill: Pentagon

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United States and South Korea have agreed to suspend another major joint military exercise amid ongoing diplomatic negotiations with North Korea. Over the past months, talks have been under way between Washington and Pyongyang, but the negotiations have achieved little headway “Secretary of Defense James ...

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Pakistan closes Chaman, Torkham gates for on Afghanistan’s request

ISLAMABAD (APP):Pakistan on Friday closed the Chaman and Torkham gates at its borders with Afghanistan for October 19-20 on the latter’s request in view of its upcoming parliamentary election. “On a request by the government of Afghanistan, it has been decided to keep the friendship gates on Pakistan Afghanistan border ...

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South Korean firms to stay in Iran despite US sanctions: Envoy

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Ryu Jeong-hyun says companies in his country understand the significance of the Iranian market and will not leave it under the US sanctions. The Korean diplomat made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with Bahman Abdollahi, the head of the Iran ...

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Iran says it has killed mastermind of deadly attack on parade

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards. The Guards said in a statement published on ...

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Moon: World must end mistrust of Kim’s bid to abandon nukes

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he has been “convinced” that the North’s leader is sincere in his bid to abandon nuclear arms, urging the world community to end its “mistrust” of Kim Jong-un and reward him, instead, for his peace efforts. Moon told French newspaper ...

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Myanmar Buddhists rally to support military in crimes against Rohingya

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Myanmar’s extremist Buddhists rally in Yangon to voice support for the military’s state-sponsored crackdown campaign against Rohingya Muslims, vowing to “fight back” any international attempt to bring their top generals to justice for the crimes they perpetrate against the country’s unwanted minority community. Several thousand anti-Muslim ...

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