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Iran to open lawsuit against US sanctions at ICJ

 THE HAGUE (AFP) – Iran will argue Monday against renewed sanctions imposed by the United States, as a bitter legal battle between Tehran and Washington opens before the UN s top court. US President Donald Trump reimposed a wave of tough unilateral sanctions on Iran three weeks ago, bringing back ...

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John McCain, war hero and political maverick, passes away at 81

 (AP) – John McCain, a war hero and towering figure in American politics, known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided nation, died on Saturday following a battle with brain cancer. He was 81. The senator’s passing marked the end of a storied, 35-year political career that brought ...

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ICJ to hear Iran’s case against US sanctions

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will soon begin hearing Iran’s legal challenge against renewed sanctions by the United States. According to reports by media in the Hague, the Netherlands, where the UN’s top court is based, the ICJ would on Monday begin to discuss a last ...

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US, China implement new tariffs, escalating trade war

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United States has started levying 25-percent tariffs on 16 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to start implementing a threat to retaliate with its own levies on American goods. The US on Thursday began collecting the additional 25-percent duties on 279 Chinese import product ...

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India, China agree to expand military cooperation

 (Reuters) – India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on their common border, India said after a meeting between the old rivals’ defense ministers. Relations between the Asian giants were strained last year over a 73-day military face-off in a remote, ...

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President Duterte says US arms have no use for Philippines

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the United States is seeking talks over his procurement plan for military equipment amid Manila’s plan to purchase weapons from Russia. Speaking at a military event in his hometown of Davao on Thursday, Duterte said he had received a letter signed ...

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Fierce clashes erupt in Indian-controlled Kashmir after Eid prayers

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A series of violent clashes have erupted between protesters and security forces during Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, celebrations in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian forces fired tear gas and pellet guns to disperse stone-throwing protesters after Eid prayers in Kashmir’s summer capital of Srinagar on ...

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Japanese ships catch 177 whales in Pacific Ocean

(AFP) – A fleet of Japanese whaling ships caught 177 minke and sei whales during a three-month tour of the northwestern Pacific, the government said Wednesday. The three-ship mission returned home as Tokyo prepares to make its case to resume commercial whaling at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission ...

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