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Indian lawmakers toughen penalties for sex offenses

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Indian lawmakers have toughened penalties for sex offenses with brutal attacks against minors younger than 12 years of age becoming punishable by death. The Indian parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 which ensures stringent punishment for those convicted of raping girls below ...

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Iran’s Zarif: ‘no one trusts America’ anymore

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday it was hard to imagine new talks with the US after it lost the trust of the world with its erratic decision-making. “Imagine negotiating now — how can we trust them?” Zarif told reporters on state broadcaster IRINN. “America ...

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North Korea frees South Korean prisoner

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korea has freed a South Korean man who had been arrested last month after crossing the border into the North, as Pyongyang and Seoul continue to build a relationship. “Our side received a South Korean national surnamed Seo, born in 1984, through Panmunjom from the ...

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UN adopts measures to facilitate humanitarian aid to North Korea

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted measures to ensure that tough sanctions imposed on North Korea would not hinder the delivery of desperately-needed humanitarian aid to the country. The measures, which were proposed by the United States last month, were approved on Monday after weeks ...

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Two Koreas finalize list of family reunion applicants

(AFP) – The two Koreas have finalized a list of families separated by the Korean War whose members will be briefly reunited this month after decades of separation, Seoul says. The two nations agreed in June to resume the reunions of families torn apart by the 1950-53 war, after a ...

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Bomb attack kills 3 NATO soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Three NATO soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack during a routine foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan. The attack was carried out in the Khalazai area of Charikar, the capital city of eastern Parwan Province on Sunday. Four other soldiers, including two Afghans, were wounded in ...

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Trump’s letter to Kim delivered to North Koreans

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A US delegation has given North Koreans a letter from President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The US State Department made the announcement Saturday as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that he had a “polite exchange” with his North Korean counterpart, ...

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India to impose high tariffs on some US goods in September

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -India says it will impose high duties on some goods imported from the United States next month after Washington refused to exempt New Delhi from tariff hikes on steel and aluminum. The Indian government made the announcement on Saturday, saying the retaliatory tariffs are scheduled to take ...

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