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Croatia hails Iran’s role in restoring stability to Mideast

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has hailed Iran’s positive and constructive role in restoring stability to the Middle East, calling for the reinforcement of bilateral ties. In a meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Zagreb on Thursday, Plenkovic described the Islamic Republic ...

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Bangladesh to protest to Myanmar over troops gathering at border

(Web Desk) -Bangladesh will send a protest note to Myanmar over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Myanmar, a Bangladesh border guard official said on Thursday. The United Nations refugee agency has expressed concern that thousands ...

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Canada: Myanmar committed ethnic cleansing in Rakhine

(Muslim Times) – Canada’s foreign minister says what has taken place against the Rohingya Muslim community in western Myanmar constitutes “ethnic cleansing.” Speaking at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, Chrystia Freeland described the atrocities against the Rohingya people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State ...

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Iran-Iraq oil swap deal delayed over safety issues

(Web Desk) – An oil swap plan between Iran and Iraq is facing delays due to safety problems, secretary of the Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce says. The deal to initially truck 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil from Iraq’s Kirkuk fields to Iran’s Kermanshah refinery was to get ...

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Zarif to start European tour with economic ties on agenda

(Web Desk) – The Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that Iranian foreign minister will leave Tehran for the Balkans region and Eastern Europe on Monday along with a high-ranking economic and political delegation. The Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Sunday evening that Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif will start an ...

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Pro-democracy activists rally in Thailand, call for general elections

(Web Desk) -Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have staged peaceful protest rallies in Thailand, calling for general elections in the Southeast Asian country this year after repeated delays imposed by the ruling junta. The protesters, wearing Pinocchio masks that portrayed the country’s military junta leader and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha with ...

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