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15 dead in monsoon floods, landslides in India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – At least 15 people died in floods and landslides in India on Wednesday, officials said, pushing the death toll from the annual monsoon rains pounding the country closer to 200. Landslides swept at least nine people to their deaths in Manipur in India s remote and ...

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British lawyer for Bangladesh’s Zia refused entry to India

NEW DELHI (AFP) – A British lawyer assisting Bangladesh’s opposition leader in her fight against corruption charges has been refused entry to India where he was scheduled to give a press conference about the case. India’s foreign ministry said Lord Alexander Carlile, a former MP and international lawyer, was denied ...

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Thailand: Remaining four boys, coach rescued from cave

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The last of the Thai fooball team, 4 boys and their coach, were rescued from the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai province on Tuesday, after being trapped for more than two weeks. Footage shows emergency workers and police forces in the area, and the ...

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Iran first VP vows strong resistance against US economic war

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says the upcoming US move to re-impose sanctions on Iran will create “difficult conditions” for the country but the Islamic Republic will forcefully resist against the United States’ economic war. “Given the enemy’s economic war, we will face new and ...

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Afghans continue with demand for return of exiled vice president

MuslimTimes(Web Desk) – People in northern Afghanistan have demonstrated to keep alive a demand for the return of exiled Vice President Abdul Rasheed Dostum. On the seventh day of demonstrations on Tuesday, protesters tore down pictures of President Ashraf Ghani while threatening that they could cut highways and power lines, ...

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China vows to provide $20bn in loans to Mideast states

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China says it will provide a number of Middle Eastern states with a package of $20 billion in loans and $106 million in financial assistance in an effort to revitalize economic growth in the region. Addressing the 8th ministerial meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) ...

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Third day of rescue operations starts at Thailand cave

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The high-risk rescue operation deep into a cave complex in northern Thailand has continued into a third day in an attempt to save the remaining four young boys and their soccer coach still trapped inside after the rescue of eight in the past two days. Rescue workers ...

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South Korea scraps drill amid diplomacy with North

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korea says it is canceling an annual government mobilization drill this year as part of a suspended joint exercise with the United States but would hold a version of that drill later on its own. The suspension of the drill was announced by the South ...

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EU-Japan trade summit postponed after deadly floods

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A Brussels summit between leaders of the European Union and Japan scheduled for Wednesday to rubber-stamp a trade deal will be postponed and relocated to Tokyo after deadly floods in the country’s west, chief spokesperson for the Commission Margaritis Schinas said on Monday, July 9. Prime ...

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Iran to remain in Syria to keep Israel out: Official

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -A senior Iranian official says Iranian military advisers will continue their presence in Syria to help the Arab country defeat an all-out foreign-sponsored militancy. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian parliament speaker’s special adviser on international affairs, stressed that Syrians would not permit the Zionists in their homeland following ...

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