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Kim Jong-un sends invitation to Pope to visit North Korea

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has officially invited Pope Francis to pay a visit to the Asian country, South Korea’s presidential office says. According to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency on Tuesday, the invitation to visit Pyongyang will be delivered to the pontiff by South Korean ...

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Taiwan conducts drill in presence of Paraguay president

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Taiwan’s ground and air forces have conducted a drill, with the self-ruled island’s president Tsai Ing-wen and Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez attending the military exercises. Taiwan’s defense ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi said the Tuesday drill demonstrated the combat readiness and efficacy of the Taiwanese military. ...

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Bangladesh sets death penalty for drug offenses in draft law

(Reuters) – Bangladesh’s cabinet has approved a draft law prescribing the death penalty for drug offenses, despite widespread criticism over a drugs crackdown in which police have shot dead more than 200 people since May. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched the campaign ahead of a general election due by December, ...

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