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China joins Australia’s largest drill for first time

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Australia’s largest joint maritime exercise, involving more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries, has started off the strategic northern port city of Darwin, with China participating for the first time. The 2018 version of the large-scale biennial drill, dubbed Exercise Kakadu, kicked off on Saturday, hosting ...

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Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, number of wounded at 660

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with 660 injured, the government said on Monday. The pre-dawn, 6.7-magnitude quake on Thursday temporarily paralyzed the island of Hokkaido, cutting off access by air and train and knocking out power ...

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North Korea marks 70th anniv. with parade: No ICBMS, flowers abound

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of its establishment with massive ceremonies and a military parade featuring floats and flowers, but only displaying short-range battlefield rockets instead of the more controversial missiles that are said to be capable of targeting the US mainland. The celebrations, ...

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Death toll rises to 30 after powerful Japan earthquake

 (AFP) – The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 30 Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors. The majority of the dead are from the small rural town of Atsuma, where a cluster of dwellings ...

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Australia, New Zealand to help Japan enforce North Korea sanctions

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Australia and New Zealand say they will send surveillance aircraft to Japan to help the enforcement of United Nations sanctions against North Korea. Two AP-3C Orion patrol aircraft from Australia and one P-3K2 aircraft from New Zealand will help Japanese forces which have allegedly observed numerous ...

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China surplus with US hits record in blow to Trump war

  Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China’s trade surplus with the United States has hit a record in August despite a decline in the country’s export growth amid a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. According to new figures released on Saturday, China’s surplus reached $31.05 billion, surpassing its ...

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Iran top participant at Damascus Int’l Fair

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – As the 60th Damascus International Fair kicks off in Syria, Iran has indicated it is determined to consolidate its place as the top foreign contributor at this year’s event by sending 52 companies – higher than any other participating country. Iran has sent many of its ...

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