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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh battle monsoon landslides and floods

MYANMAR: Thousands of people have been relocated and at least one person has died after Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh were battered by heavy monsoon rain. Weather warnings suggest the downpour is likely to continue. According to UNICEF, more than 3,000 families have been affected. The International Organization for Migration …

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US approves $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan amid tensions with China

WASHINGTON: The US has approved sale of $2.2 billion worth of arms to Taiwan, including 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, in the wake of Washington- Beijing trade tensions. The sale serves “US national, economic, and security interests by supporting” Taiwan’s “continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a …

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Muslims boycott Hajj over Saudi crown prince’s policies: Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies have prompted large groups of Muslims across the world to boycott this year’s Hajj ceremony, a new report suggests, citing concerns that Riyadh may use the revenues from the pilgrimage to pursue the young prince’s destructive foreign policies, including his deadly …

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Report reveals Zakzaky in critical condition

ABUJA: Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have announced that they will hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government responsible if anything happens to Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky who is in jail along with his wife. Sheikh’s only son has described his father’s health condition as most disturbing.  

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China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families

LONDON: China is deliberately separating Muslim children from their families, faith and language in its far western region of Xinjiang, according to new research. At the same time as hundreds of thousands of adults are being detained in giant camps, a rapid, large-scale campaign to build boarding schools is under …

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Sudan generals, protesters in landmark agreement on new governing body

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders reached an agreement on the disputed issue of a new governing body Friday, in a breakthrough power-sharing accord aimed at ending the country’s months-long political crisis. The landmark agreement came after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of …

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