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Iraq forces flush Daesh from villages

Joint Iraqi forces have cleared four villages in the country’s north-central Salahuddin Province of the presence of the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh. The villages, located in Samarra Island, an area west of the government-controlled city of Samarra in the province, were liberated on Wednesday, the Sama Baghdad news website ...

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US drone strikes kill 9 in eastern Afghanistan

Authorities in Afghanistan say at least nine people have lost their lives in two US drone strikes in the country’s troubled eastern province of Nangarhar. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the aerial assaults took place in the Achin district of the province, located 120 kilometers (74 ...

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US student detained in North Korea confesses to ‘crime’

Muslim Times A US student held in North Korea since early January says he was offered money by a US institution to carry out a “crime” against Pyongyang. Otto Frederick Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student, acknowledged and apologized during a Monday press conference in Pyongyang for trying to steal ...

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Iraq PM censures UAE minister’s insults to volunteer troops

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has denounced comments by the UAE foreign minister about volunteer forces fighting Takfiri groups, saying they amounted to meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs.  Abadi reiterated support for the Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization) units, saying they have fought alongside the army against Daesh militants, Iraq’s al-Sumaria news channel reported on Friday. ...

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China concerned over US missiles in South Korea

Muslim Times Beijing has expressed concern over the possible deployment of an American missile system in South Korea, saying it could jeopardize China’s national security. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that his country remained committed to working with the US and other states to de-nuclearize the Korean ...

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Saudi Forces Martyred a Bahraini Shiite in Awamiyah

Security forces in Saudi Arabia raided the town of Awamiyah in the country’s eastern Qatif region on Tuesday and shot martyred a Bahraini Shia man and injured 26 others. The interior ministry identified the man as Ali Mahmoud Ali Abdullah and said an operation to arrest him took place in ...

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