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Iran’s defence minister meets Assad, Syrian counterpart

 (Reuters) – IRANIAN Defence Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Syria on Sunday for meetings with President Bashar al-Assad and senior defence and military officials as part of a two-day visit, according to the Tasnim news agency. Iranian forces have backed Assad in the country’s civil war. “Not only the people ...

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Amnesty concerned about female Saudi activist

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Amnesty International has voiced concern about the situation of detained female Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul amid rising speculations that the kingdom may start to execute its jailed women rights campaigners. Al-Hathloul was detained back in May during an arrest spree by the kingdom of its female ...

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Former Turkish lawmaker seeking political asylum in Greece

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Greek authorities say a former Turkish lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), who is convicted of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is requesting asylum in the Southeastern European country. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that 44-year-old Turkish national ...

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UN must put swift end to Saudi killing of Yemenis: Iran

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran has strongly condemned the recent heinous Saudi-Emirati crime in killing Yemeni civilians, mostly women and children, in Yemen’s Hudaydah Province, urging the United Nations to help put an immediate end to the ongoing human crisis in the impoverished country. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi ...

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US-backed body covering up Saudi war crimes in Yemen: HRW

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Human Rights Watch says a so-called investigatory body, overseen by Saudi Arabia, has for more than two years been covering up war crimes committed by the kingdom in Yemen. The rights organization released a 90-page analysis on the investigative work of a body, known as the ...

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Iraq: UN team collecting ‘Daesh massacre’ evidence

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A team of UN investigators has started work in Iraq aimed at collecting evidence on the massacre of the country’s Izadi minority by Daesh terror group. According to reports, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a letter dated August 17 had informed the UN Security Council that ...

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