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Turkey detains over dozen Gulen-linked gendarmerie officers

  Muslim Times(Web Desk) -Turkish police forces have arrested more than a dozen gendarmerie officers on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Chief Prosecutor’s ...

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Iraq sending team to US to seek Iran bans waivers

(Reuters) -Iraq says it plans to send a delegation to the US to discuss an agreement on financial transactions with Iran following Washington’s recent move to restore sanctions against Tehran. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was quoted by Reuters as saying that the Iraqi delegation would try to seek exemptions ...

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UN schools for Palestinians reopen despite US funding cut

 GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Palestinian children returned to United Nations-run schools after the summer holidays on Wednesday, though major US cuts have thrown their funding into jeopardy beyond next month. Children wearing chequered uniforms and backpacks thronged schools across the Palestinian territories for the ...

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Iran Leader: Govt. must work hard to resolve economic issues

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the Iranian administration to work profusely to solve the economic problems facing the nation. “With regards to the economy, there is need for full force, large-scale and proficient work; and authorities in charge of ...

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Iran LPG exports soar; Saudi official spurns US bid

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Iran’s LPG exports rise to the highest levels since 2016 as a senior Saudi official admits that US sanctions are unlikely to completely stop Iranian shipments. US President Donald Trump’s administration has been pressuring its allies to cut imports of Iranian goods to zero by November ...

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Suicide car bomber kills 11 in western Iraq

 RAMADI, Iraq (AFP) – A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, five of them security personnel, police said. The 9 am (0600 GMT) bombing at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Al-Qaim also wounded 16 ...

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US toughens stance as N. Korea talks stumble

 WASHINGTON (AFP) – With US-South Korean military drills back on the table and the cancelation of a top-level summit in Pyongyang, Washington is toughening its stance as it negotiates with North Korea. Discussions have grown prickly after a historic summit in June between President Donald Trump and Pyongyang strongman Kim ...

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