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Mediators hail reducing tensions in disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – International mediators working to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh have welcomed reducing tensions in the disputed zone, commending the readiness of Azerbaijani and Armenian leaders to continue dialogue aimed at resolving the issue. In a statement released on ...

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Indonesia checking black box for clues to plane tragedy

(AFP) – Indonesian authorities say they are analyzing the black box data in search for clues to a plane crash that left 189 killed this past Monday. Authorities also said operations to haul seats, wheels and other parts of the Lion Air jet from the depths of the Java Sea ...

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One of Japan’s islands missing

(AFP) – Missing: A tiny island in northern Japan. Or so authorities fear, prompting plans for a survey to determine if the outcrop has been washed away, ever-so-slightly shrinking the country’s territorial waters. The island, known as Esambe Hanakita Kojima was only officially surveyed and registered by Japan’s coastguard in ...

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Asian MPs call for halt on repartition of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Asian parliamentarians has called on both governments in Bangladesh and Myanmar to halt plans for repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their home country, where they fled a state-sponsored brutal military violence over the last year. Malaysian lawmaker Charles Santiago, who led a fact-finding mission early ...

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Afghan govt. control over country has slipped: US group

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The Kabul government control over Afghanistan has slipped in recent months as local security forces have suffered record-level casualties without making tangible progress against the Taliban militant group, a United States government watchdog says. Numbers recently provided by the Resolute Support Mission (RSM), a US-led NATO ...

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Bulldozing the past: Myanmar erasing evidence on Rohingya

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Myanmar’s government has been destroying villages in Rakhine State and the physical evidence of state-sponsored violence committed against the Rohingya Muslims there, a report says. The Guardian reported on Monday that Myanmarese authorities were destroying areas where thousands of Rohingya Muslims lived before either being killed ...

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‘Court in Bangladesh doubles ex-PM Zia’s jail term’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A court in Bangladesh has doubled the jail term of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, her lawyers say. According to the defense attorneys, Bangladesh’s High Court increased Zia’s sentence from five years in jail to 10 years on Tuesday. Zia was jailed in February ...

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Typhoon Yutu batters Philippines

(Reuters) – A typhoon that has caused devastation in some Western Pacific islands made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and a risk of floods, storm surges, and landslides in some northern provinces. With wind speeds of 140 km per hour and gusts of up to 230 ...

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