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South Korea president to take business tycoons to North

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be taking several business tycoons — including Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong — with him to North Korea for a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. President Moon’s office said on Sunday that the corporate officials will be accompanying ...

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Big sister to the rescue? Venezuela ‘wins funds’ from China

Muslim Time(Web Desk) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is in China on a four-day state visit, says he has secured new funding from Beijing for his country’s trouble-hit oil industry as well as other sectors. “There are financing commitments to increase oil production, gold production, as well as investment ...

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Typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines, killing woman in Taiwan

 (Reuters) – A strong typhoon tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) along with torrential rain, killing three people and causing floods, landslides and power outages. Mangkhut entered the Philippines as a super typhoon in the early hours, ...

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South Korea launches first missile-capable submarine

(AFP) –  South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine on Friday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North. The $700 million, 3,000-tonne Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine is capable of firing both cruise and ballistic missiles and the first of three planned diesel-electric boats to go into ...

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Anger as Indian army ties, drags dead body of Kashmiri youth

SRINAGAR (Muslim Times) – Social media users reacted angrily on Friday after pictures showing Indian army dragging a tied dead body of Kashmiri youth on the streets. The people strongly condemned the action and criticized the army for their aggravated human rights violations in the occupied valley of Kashmir. Indian ...

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Malaysia’s ex-deputy PM Anwar plans to return as legislator

(AP) – Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday that it was time for him to return as a lawmaker, but reiterated his full support for the government led by his former foe-turned-ally Mahathir Mohamad. Anwar and Mahathir put aside their 20-year-old political feud to help their alliance win ...

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North Korea warns US as China, Russia back Pyongyang

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China says it has sternly protested to the US for imposing sanctions on a tech firm which Washington accuses of moving illicit funding to North Korea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday China resolutely opposes unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction, adding that Beijing had ...

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Korean officials meet to discuss past, future agreements

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Military officials from South and North Korea have begun working-level talks to formulate the details of former agreements and lay out the contours of a deal to be signed at the end of an upcoming summit between the leaders of the two former foes. The military ...

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Myanmar’s leader Suu Kyi attempts to downplay genocide

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, whose military has killed, maimed, tortured, and detained thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims, has sought to downplay the atrocities, which the United Nations (UN) has conclusively said constitute genocide. In brief remarks about the violence on Thursday, Suu ...

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