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Court charges French multinational with crimes in Syria

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The French cement giant Lafarge has been charged with complicity in crimes against humanity and funding terrorists in war-torn Syria. A panel of three judges in a Paris court ordered Lafarge on Thursday to pay 30 million euros ($35 million) as security deposit before a trial ...

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Trump and Putin to stage long-awaited summit in Finland

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will hold their long-awaited first summit next month in the Finnish capital Helsinki, at what could prove a historic turning point in international relations. The July 16 head-to-head between the US and Russian leaders will follow a NATO summit in Brussels ...

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Syrian army takes key town amid new advances in southwest

(News Desk) – Syrian troops have regained control of al-Harak town in Dara’a Province from Takfiri terrorists as the government widens a major offensive against foreign-backed militants in the troubled southwest. The military media unit of Lebanon’s Hezbollah reported the recapture on Thursday. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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Five dead in shooting at newspaper office in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS (AFP) – A man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades burst into a newspaper office in the US city of Annapolis on Thursday, killing five people in what police described as a “targeted attack.” Officials said the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper was carried out by a ...

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Five dead as plane plunges into Mumbai building site

MUMBAI (AFP) – A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated part of India s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said. Images broadcast on Indian news channels showed flames and black smoke billowing from the area, which ...

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