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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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EU3 to open trade with Iran independent of US dollar: Russia FM

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the three major European signatories to a landmark nuclear deal with Iran agreed to establish trade ties with Iran independent of the US dollar. Since the United States’ unilateral move in May to withdraw from the nuclear accord, officially known ...

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China urges US to avoid provocative actions in Taiwan Strait

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has urged the US to refrain from actions that threaten peace and stability after two American warships sailed through waters near the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing. US officials said two destroyers carried out the passage over the weekend, calling the maneuver a “routine transit” ...

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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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