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Afghanistan presidential election delayed to Sept 28

KABUL (AFP) – War-torn Afghanistan has delayed its presidential election until September 28, officials announced Wednesday, the second time the ballot has been put back and five months later than it was originally scheduled to be held. The announcement by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) comes after speculation that the ...

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Shutdown in IOK against custodial killing of scholar

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, against the custodial killing of a 28-year-old scholar and Jamaat-e-Islami activist, Rizwan Asad. Call for shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and supported by the trader bodies and High Court Bar Association of the territory. ...

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Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

(AFP) – The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia’s Papua region has topped 100, with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said Wednesday. Nearly 10,000 people have moved to shelters while at least 104 victims are confirmed to have died and 79 are unaccounted ...

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Occupied Kashmir: Teacher tortured to death in Indian NIA’s custody

(Web Desk) – In occupied Kashmir, a Jamaat-e-Islami activist and principal of a private school tortured to death in the custody of India’s National Investigating Agency in Srinagar. The 28-year-old activist identified as Rizwan Asad, who was arrested by the sleuths of Indian National Investigation Agency from Awantipora area of ...

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Kabul confirms capture of 58 soldiers by Taliban

HERAT:(AFP) -The Taliban have captured 58 Afghan border soldiers, the defence ministry said on Mon­day, after days of fighting which saw dozens of troops briefly chased into neighbouring Turkmenistan. The ministry statement came after reports of days of fighting in Bala Marghab district of Badghis province. “Unfortunately, 58 BSS (border ...

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Myanmar military court to probe violence against Rohingya

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A military court in Myanmar will investigate the army’s conduct during a crackdown on the persecuted Rohingya Muslims that forced thousands to flee to neighboring Bangladesh in August 2017. The army said in a statement on Monday that the court, comprising a major general and two ...

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Iran not involved in Turkey operation against PKK: Military source

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – An informed Iranian military source has denied Turkish interior minister’s comments that Tehran carried out a joint operation with Ankara against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group. An informed source at the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces told IRNA on Monday that Turkey’s army ...

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No sign of imminent N Korea missile launch: South Korean defense chief

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo says there is still no sign that North Korea is preparing for an imminent missile launch as reported by US media outlets. Earlier this month, US news outlets cited reports by several American think-tanks and South Korean officials, warning that satellite images ...

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Iran economy minister in China to discuss trade ties

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Farhad Dejpasand has traveled to China to discuss ways of promoting bilateral trade. Dejpasand arrived in Beijing on Monday at the head of a high-ranking delegation to take part in the 17th meeting of the Iran-China joint economic commission. During the meeting to be ...

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