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UN voices doubts over Rohingyas return to Myanmar

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The UN has voiced its doubts about the Rohingyas’ return to Myanmar over the continued systematic violence targeting the Muslim minority. The Myanmar government has not made any progress towards dismantling the system of discrimination in the country’s laws, policies and practices to make northern Rakhine safe ...

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Pyongyang slams Washington’s ‘rapacious demands’ in talks

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korea has censured Washington’s “rapacious demands” and “extremely regrettable” attitude, after two days of talks with a US delegation headed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The US attitude and positions at the high-level talks on Friday and Saturday were extremely regrettable,” the North Korean ...

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Three civilians shot dead by Indian troops in Kashmir

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Three demonstrators, including a teenage girl, have been shot dead by Indian troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as tensions are escalating in the volatile region ahead of the anniversary of the killing of a popular separatist commander. The deadly incident occurred on Saturday in the southern district ...

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Death toll from Thai boat tragedy rises to 21

(AFP) – Thai rescuers pulled 21 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. The dead were found drifting face down in the water, still wearing life jackets, ...

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Malaysia’s Razak charged with graft, pleads not guilty

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been officially charged with corruption in connection with money theft from a state fund. Razak told court on Wednesday that he was not guilty of the three charges of criminal breach of trust and one count of abuse of ...

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China’s Xi warns anti-corruption battle not over yet

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned that the country’s fight against corruption has not yet concluded and that the ruling Communist Party needs to continue to reform itself. Speaking to senior party officials in Beijing on Wednesday, Xi warned that the Communist Party’s survival was at ...

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Japan to send helicopter carrier to South China Sea

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Japan has decided to send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean for a second straight year, sources say, in a move that is likely to anger China. Unnamed sources who had direct knowledge of the plan were cited by ...

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