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Myanmar police to charge 17 anti-war protesters

(Reuters) – Myanmar police said on Monday they would charge 17 organizers of an anti-war protest on the weekend that degenerated into scuffles and fistfights, and raised new concern about freedom of speech. The protest was organized on Saturday in the main city of Yangon as a show of support ...

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Iran awaiting Airbus move after Trump’s JCPOA exit

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran says it has asked Airbus to announce its decision regarding a massive plane deal it signed with Tehran after US President Donald Trump announced to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, a senior advisor to Iran’s Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi, ...

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Iranians hold nationwide rallies to condemn US breach of contract

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to vent their anger at the US over its withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal and President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric against Tehran. Protesters in Tehran and other cities on Friday carried placards which read, “Mr Trump, ...

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Australia finds seven dead, seizes guns in rural town

(Reuters) – Australian police found seven dead people on Friday, including four children, in a rural town in the Margaret River region, and said guns were involved in the killings. The bodies of four children and three adults were found at or near a property in Osmington near the southwestern ...

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Deadly hostage crisis ends in Indonesia jail: Police

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Police in Indonesia say a hostage crisis at a high-security prison on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, has ended, three days after scores of inmates conducted “an act of terror” against guards in the detention center, killing a number of police personnel. The deadly incident ...

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UNSC urges Myanmar to punish abusers of Muslim minority

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on Myanmar’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of widespread violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the Buddhist-majority country’s northwest over the past year and a half. The 15-member body — which includes Myanmar’s ally China — ...

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China, Japan agree on security hotline over disputed islands

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Japan and China have agreed to set up a security hotline aimed at preventing military clashes stemming from their territorial row over East China Sea islands. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday signed a pact to launch the ...

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China, South Korea, Japan back denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Leaders of China, South Korea and Japan meet in a three-way summit to support North Korea’s historic move toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of the first-ever upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

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