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Suicide blasts in NE Nigeria kill 31

KANO (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram jihadists using young girls as suicide bombers killed 31 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday. Blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting ...

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Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 25

JALALABAD (AFP) – An Afghan government ceasefire with the Taliban was extended Saturday despite a suicide bombing killing at least 25, which marred an otherwise remarkable Eid holiday that has seen militants hugging security forces and civilians in celebration of the unprecedented truce. President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in ...

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Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations

VIENNA (AFP) – Austria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported by two national newspapers. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen called for “full clarification” from the German authorities, while Austrian Chancellor ...

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Turkish jets target high level PKK meeting in Iraq’s Qandil

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Turkish fighter jets have targeted a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) meeting in Iraq’s Qandil mountains, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “With the latest operations, we struck a very important meeting point of theirs. We haven’t received the results yet, but it is certain that they have ...

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Car bomb kills 20 during Eid ceasefire in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – A car bomb killed at least 20 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants elsewhere in the country celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire. Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants had earlier ...

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Beijing vows fast response to Trump’s China tariffs

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has warned to rapidly retaliate if the United States goes ahead with tariffs that are expected to be announced by President Donald Trump; a move that could set the stage for a major escalation in an ongoing trade dispute between Beijing and Washington. Chinese foreign ...

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US: N Korea sanctions to remain until full denuclearization

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The United States says tough sanctions will remain in place against North Korea until its complete denuclearization. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump has been “incredibly clear” about the sequencing of denuclearization and relief from the sanctions. “We are going to get complete ...

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Syria’s Assad in rare appearance outside capital

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attended a mosque in the country’s west on Friday for prayers marking the end of Ramadan, in a rare appearance outside Damascus, images on his social media showed. “President Assad performs the Eid al-Fitr prayer at the Sayyida Khadija mosque in the city ...

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