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We have never posed any threat to Europe: China

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China says it has never threatened Europe; the statement comes against the backdrop of a suggestion by French President Emmanuel Macron for building a military force to defend Europe against the United States, China and Russia. “We have never posed any threat to Europe,” Chinese Foreign ...

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Russia, Japan agree to intensify peace treaty talks

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to intensify talks aimed at reaching a peace treaty that would end a long-running territorial dispute. Moscow and Tokyo never reached a peace treaty following World War II due to conflicting claims over four ...

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UN concerned about fighting in eastern DR Congo

(AFP) – The UN has sounded the alarm over fighting in eastern DR Congo, warning that violence, which is unfolding alongside an Ebola outbreak, could hamper next month’s elections. Leila Zerrougui, head of the UN stabilization mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, said the provinces of Tanganyika and ...

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Iraq rejects US deadline to halt Iran gas imports

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iraq has rejected a US deadline to stop importing Iranian gas, warning that any halt to the supplies would create a real power crisis which sparked several days of unrest in Basra and elsewhere this summer. “Stopping Iranian gas after the deadline will create a real ...

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UNSC expected to lift Eritrea sanctions in Wednesday vote

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to remove its sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal between the African country and its neighbor Ethiopia and a thaw between Asmara and Djibouti. AFP on Wednesday cited “diplomats” as saying that the UNSC was expected ...

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Pence tells Suu Kyi persecution of Rohingya inexcusable

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday that the violence and persecution by her country’s military and vigilantes that sent more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh was inexcusable. Pence told Suu Kyi in a brief meeting with the ...

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Sri Lanka’s top court stays president’s order to sack parliament

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a presidential decree to dissolve parliament and hold fresh elections, heightening the country’s political uncertainty. Later on Tuesday, Karu Jayasuriya, the speaker of Parliament said the legislature would reconvene at 10 a.m. (0430 GMT) on Wednesday, as originally scheduled. Sri ...

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UN Security Council meets on Gaza violence

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council met behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip but there was no agreement on how to address the crisis, diplomats said. Kuwait, which represents Arab countries at the council, and Bolivia requested the meeting following ...

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