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Seven children killed, 12 injured in knife attack in China

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Seven middle school children have been killed and 12 others wounded in an incident where a man attacked them with a knife in northern China, in one of the deadliest such assaults in the country in recent years. According to the authorities, the knife-wielding man attacked ...

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Over 4,000 flee fresh clashes in Myanmar’s Kachin: UN

(AFP) – A United Nations official says more than 4,000 people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic armed group in the country’s remote north over the past weeks as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. “More than 4,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar’s northernmost state of Kachin ...

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Iran denies drop in India oil imports, predicts rise

(News Desk) – Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum has dismissed reports of a decline in oil exports to India, saying the South Asian country’s imports in fact hit an unprecedented record of 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) in April. “This volume of Iranian oil sales to India is unprecedented,” the ministry ...

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China holds live-fire drill in East China Sea

Muslim Times(Web desk) -A Chinese aircraft carrier formation, featuring the carrier Liaoning, has taken part in a “live combat drill” in the East China Sea, where China is involved in a territorial dispute with Japan. A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels participated in “anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare training” a mock ...

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South Korean villagers protest US missile system deployment

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean villagers opposed to the deployment of a US missile defense system have taken part in a protest outside a military base in their country ahead of the first North-South Korea summit since 2007. On Monday, thousands of riot police were deployed to disperse some ...

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Despite presence of foreign troops, Daesh growing in Afghanistan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Daesh Takfiri terrorist group is growing in Afghanistan as thousands of foreign troops have apparently failed to restore security 17 years after the United States and its allies invaded the country under the guise of the so-called war on terror. Daesh, which has been behind several ...

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Bomb blast leaves scores dead and injured in Afghan capital

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A bomb attack has left at least 57 people dead and 119 others wounded outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The explosion took place on Sunday morning at the doorway of an identity card distribution and voter registration center in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi ...

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Dragon boats capsize in China, 17 killed

(Reuters) – Two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in China have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Television pictures showed one of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers going over on Saturday on a stretch of a river near ...

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Myanmar targets family of whistleblower officer in reprisal

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Authorities in Myanmar have evicted from police housing the family of a policeman who has testified at court how police set up two Reuters journalists who had been covering state-sponsored violence against minority Rohingya Muslims, family members say. Police Captain Moe Yan Naing on Friday testified ...

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Lockheed Martin may sell stealth jet designs to Japan

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US weapons contractor Lockheed Martin Corp has plans to sell Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Lockheed discussed the deal with Japanese officials and will make its formal offer after receiving approval from the US ...

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