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Iran sanctions expected to push oil prices to $90

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Experts say disruption to crude oil supplies from Iran as a result of US sanctions may push oil prices to as high as $90 a barrel. “We are in a very attractive oil price environment and our house view is that oil will hit $90 by ...

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Japan to buy US-made advanced radar despite North Korea thaw

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Japan is set to pick a US-made advanced radar as early as next week to upgrade its missile system. The radar system could help ease trade friction with the US and provide protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources told Reuters. Tokyo wants ...

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Malaysia police to question Razak after seizing $275 million

(Reuters) – Malaysian police said on Wednesday they would soon question former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah after finding nearly $275 million worth of jewelry, handbags, watches and other items at premises linked to the couple. Authorities are investigating Najib as part of their probe into how ...

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Iran says intelligence sharing key to war on terror

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo has called for the creation of enhanced intelligence sharing mechanisms among nations as a necessary move that can help halt the spread of terrorist activities across the world. In a Friday address to a subsidiary ...

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‘North Korea rapidly improving nuclear research site’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A US-based monitoring group says North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements to a nuclear research facility. The group, 38 North, said in an analysis on Wednesday that infrastructure improvements at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center were “continuing at a rapid pace.” The improvements, according ...

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Philippine troops kill 6 policemen in friendly fire

(AFP) – Philippine troops hunting communist guerrillas have mistakenly killed six policemen and wounded nine other officers who were also on jungle patrol, authorities said Tuesday. The army said it had launched an investigation into Monday’s incident, which came shortly after the government put on hold on-and-off peace negotiations aimed ...

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