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Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Israeli parliament (Knesset)

Netanyahu ‘to work toward ousting Arab Knesset member’

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he plans to work toward ousting an Arab member of the Israeli ...

’Israel’, Turkey Deal Trick by Erdogan: PA Official

’Israel’, Turkey Deal Trick by Erdogan: PA Official

Islam Times - A Palestinian Authority official described Turkey's normalization of ties with the Zionist entity as a trick ...

Netanyahu: Sea Blockade on Gaza to Remain after Turkey Deal

Netanyahu: Sea Blockade on Gaza to Remain after Turkey Deal

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday his country's maritime blockade on the Gaza Strip would ...

Israel spreading Islamophobia in West

Israel spreading Islamophobia in West

Islam Times - Israel and its Zionist supporters in the West have carried out a series of false flag terror operation in ...

High school students take part in a protest against the cancellation and postponement of exams after a series of exam leaks in front of the parliament in Cairo, Egypt, on June 27, 2016.

Egypt police attack student protesters demanding educational reforms

Islam Times - Egyptian police have attacked a group of high school students protesting against what they call a failing ...

Egyptians shout slogans against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a protest against the handover of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in Cairo, April 15, 2016.

Egypt court voids islands deal with Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has voided a maritime border deal signed with Saudi Arabia that would hand over the control ...

Egypt’s Mursi Sentenced to Life in Espionage Trial

Egypt’s Mursi Sentenced to Life in Espionage Trial

Islam Times - An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Mursi to life in prison in an espionage ...

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood defendants stand behind the bars during their trial, along with ousted president, Mohamed Morsi (unseen), in Cairo on June 16, 2015.

Egypt court sentences 8 Morsi supporters to death, 12 to life in jail

Islam Times - A military court in Egypt has sentenced to death on terrorism charges eight supporters of ousted president,...

 
 
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Lim Guan Eng, the leader of Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party (DAP)

Malaysia arrests opposition leader over corruption

Islam Times - Leader of Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party (DAP) Lim Guan Eng has been arrested on corruption charges after he criticized the government for alleged links to a financial scandal.

The US, South Korea and Japan launched a joint missile defense exercise in waters off Hawaii on June 28, 2016.

US, South Korea, Japan launch joint missile drill

Islam Times - South Korea, Japan and the United States have held their first joint ballistic missile defense exercise in waters off Hawaii amid rising tensions with North Korea.

Scores of religious figures and analysts in the Indian-administered Kashmir region and in Nigeria have voiced their support for prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim

Kashmiri religious figures, analysts condemn Bahrain regime on citizenship revocation of Sheikh Qassim

Islam Times - Scores of religious figures and analysts in the Indian-administered Kashmir region and in Nigeria have voiced their support for prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, and expressed protest at the Al Khalifah regime’s decision to strip him of his citizenship....

Indonesia

No overlapping claims with China in South China Sea: Indonesia FM

Islam Times - Indonesia has dismissed China’s statement that the two countries have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, following recent encounters between Chinese ships and Indonesian navy vessels.

 
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on June 17, 2016 shows Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington.

Revealed: UAE-backed plan to install Saudi prince as king

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s young deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is being advised by the UAE on how he can win backing from the US and become king by the end of the year, a report says.

Awwamiyah, Zaria, Manama: Saudi’s Tripartite Suppression

Awwamiyah, Zaria, Manama: Saudi’s Tripartite Suppression

Islam Times - What do Awwamiyah, Saudia Arabia; Zaria, Nigeria; and Manama, Bahrain have in common? This question is not an introduction to a punch line but rather to the intriguing similarities between these areas as a result of geopolitical hegemony.

Leaders of the proscribed Takfiri militant organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Ahmed Ludhianvi and Aurangzeb Farooqui are in Saudi Arabia at the moment, media reported on Saturday.

Leaders of Pakistani Takfiri militant Aurangzeb Farooqui & Ludhianvi in Saudi despite their names in schedule 4

Islam Times - Leaders of the proscribed Takfiri militant organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Ahmed Ludhianvi and Aurangzeb Farooqui are in Saudi Arabia at the moment, media reported on Saturday.

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman tries out new technology in Silicon Valley

Prince quest to Americanize Saudi Vision 2030

Islam Times - With Brexit and Donald Trump hijacking the mainstream media, you might have missed stories about Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s quest to find someone who can realize his extravagant vision for the kingdom. And where to look better than the United States,...

 
Lebanese soldiers patrol the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the country

Lebanese should brace for more terrorist attacks: Security chiefs

Islam Times - Lebanese security chiefs have warned of a heightened terrorist threat in the wake of deadly bombings in a Christian village at the border with crisis-stricken Syria.

Hezbollah Condemns Bekaa Blast: Some Lebanese Stances Cover Terrorist Atrocities

Hezbollah Condemns Bekaa Blast: Some Lebanese Stances Cover Terrorist Atrocities

Islam Times - Hezbollah denounced on Monday the terrorist crime which was carried out by suicide bombers in al-Qaa village in Lebanon's northern Bekaa, offering deep condolences to the martyrs' families and hoping for a speedy recovery of the wounded.

Sheikh Naim Qassem, the deputy secretary general of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia obstructing election of Lebanon president: Hezbollah

Islam Times - A senior member of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned Saudi Arabia for thwarting political initiatives and blocking the election of a president in Lebanon.

S. Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Reinforce Troops in Aleppo to Achieve Major Victory

S. Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Reinforce Troops in Aleppo to Achieve Major Victory

Islam Times - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah confirmed on Friday that the party will send more troops to Syria's Aleppo where a major battle goes on in order to defeat the takfiri-terrorist project backed by Saudi and the US.

 
A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014.

Iran slams Israel’s atrocities in Palestine ahead of Quds Day

Islam Times - Iran has condemned Israel’s continued settlement expansion activities in the occupied Palestinian territories and its desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei delivers a speech during a meeting with the country’s Judiciary officials in Tehran on June 29, 2016.

Iran’s Leader slams UN over Saudis' child killing in Yemen

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has condemned the United Nations for turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s atrocities in Yemen.

Iranians are seen during International Quds Day rallies in the capital, Tehran, in June 2015.

Iranians prepare to hold International Quds Day rallies

Islam Times - Iranians are preparing for International Quds Day rallies to communicate their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian nation, with state officials and major bodies having issued messages inviting the nation to partake in the events countrywide.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the commanders and high-ranking officials of the Iranian Armed Forces in the Iranian capital, Tehran, June 28, 2016.

Iran will never invade another country, will defend itself decisively: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic will never use its military might to invade another country but will decisively defend itself against any potential aggression.

 
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraq to Turkey: Meddling will result in prolonged regional conflict

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned Turkey that meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs will only result in a prolonged conflict in the region.

Fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, supporting Iraqi government forces, flash the V-sign for "Victory" as they patrol a street in Fallujah on June 28, 2016.

Saudi FM's call to dissolve Hashid al-Shaabi narrow-minded: Iraq

Islam Times - A top Iraqi official has rejected Saudi foreign minister’s call for dissolution of pro-government volunteer forces, saying Riyadh is not in a position to make comments about the issue.

Iraqi government forces are seen near the Falahat Village west of Fallujah, June 27, 2016.

Iraqi forces repel massive Daesh raid on Fallujah

Islam Times - Iraqi security forces have repelled a massive offensive by members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group near a recently-liberated city in the country’s western province of al-Anbar.

A refugee assistance committee attached to the office of Ayatollah Sistani has distributed moral and material assistance to a camp of refugees who fled ISIL-held Fallujah.

Fallujah refugees: Ayatollah Sistani a symbol of unity among Iraqi people

Islam Times - The Iraqi Migrants Relief Centre, attached to the office of the revered Najaf-based source of emulation, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani, has provided accommodation for refugees fleeing ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and offered moral and ...

 
Istanbul terror attack, a Daesh message to Erdogan

Istanbul terror attack, a Daesh message to Erdogan

Islam Times - An interview with Brian Becker, member of the ANSWER Coalition in Washington, and Michael Lane, founder of American Institute for Foreign Policy in Washington, to discuss the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) approaches to shake hands with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on September 23, 2015.

Putin orders government to normalize trade ties with Turkey

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to start the process of normalizing trade ties with Turkey, seven months after Ankara-Moscow relations went into a downward spiral following Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet last year.

Two Birds With One Stone: Why Erdogan is Mending Ties With Moscow, Tel Aviv

Two Birds With One Stone: Why Erdogan is Mending Ties With Moscow, Tel Aviv

Islam Times - Turkish President Erdogan has taken steps to mend relations with both Russia and Israel. What lies behind Ankara's recent charm offensive?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish opposition lashes out at Erdogan over Israel, Russia developments

Islam Times - The Turkish opposition has harshly criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent political maneuvers, including the normalization of ties with Israel.

 
Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen Pakistan (Shiite political-religious party) warns the government of blocking all main highways across Pakistan on July 22.

Pakistan's MWM threatens to block all main highways on July 22nd

Islam Times - Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen Pakistan (Shiite political-religious party) warns the government of blocking all main highways across Pakistan on July 22.

Renowned Qawal and Naat Khwan Amjad Sabri was shot to death by deobandi takfiri militants who planned his murder at Siddiq-e-Akbar Nagan Chowrangi, initial reports of security agencies suggest.

Amjad Sabri's murder planned at Siddiq-e-Akbar mosque by Deobandi terrorists

Islam Times - A master of qawwali, the devotional music that is wildly popular across the Indian subcontinent and well beyond, was gunned down in Karachi, Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif government allocated millions of dollars to ‘University of Jihad’ while silent on Killing of minorities

Nawaz Sharif government allocated millions of dollars to ‘University of Jihad’ while silent on Killing of minorities

Islam Times - After terrorists killed more than 100 Pakistani school children 18 months ago, the country’s leaders vowed to crack down on religious seminaries that are recruiting grounds for domestic and international Islamist militant groups.

Hunger strike against Shia killings in Pakistan enters day 35

Hunger strike against Shia killings in Pakistan enters day 35

Islam Times - Extreme winds on Wednesday blew-away Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen Hunger Strike Camp near National Press Club in Islamabad.

 
A top commander of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike together with his six fighters in northern Kunduz province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.

Top Taliban commander killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunduz province

Islam Times - A top commander of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike together with his six fighters in northern Kunduz province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.

Afghan Taliban: A Perennial Threat, But A Continuing Enigma

Afghan Taliban: A Perennial Threat, But A Continuing Enigma

Islam Times - Over the course of the last month a series of abductions passenger’s buses have happened in the northern city of Kuduz, the city which last year fell into the hands of the Taliban.

Withdrawal is the New Attack: Are US Drones New Soldiers Against Taliban?

Withdrawal is the New Attack: Are US Drones New Soldiers Against Taliban?

Islam Times - According to an investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, more than 60% of airstrikes conducted by US forces, more than 200 airstrikes, have been conducted to defend local ground forces fighting the Afghanistan insurgency.

Afghans feel less secure: Pentagon

Afghans feel less secure: Pentagon

Islam Times - Afghans feel less secure than at any recent time, a new Pentagon report says, as Afghan battlefield deaths continue to escalate and civilian casualties hit a record high.

 
Yemeni forces loyal to the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, gather at the military base of Nihm, Sana

Yemeni forces kill senior militant commander in Ma’rib

Islam Times - Yemen’s army and popular committees have engaged in fierce clashes with the Saudi-backed mercenaries in the province of Ma’rib, killing a senior militant commander.

A boy carries a toy machine gun next to destroyed houses during a vigil marking one year since the Saudi aggression on a residential area in Sana’a, Yemen, June 21, 2016.

Amnesty, HRW want Saudi suspended from UN rights council

Islam Times - Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council until Riyadh puts an end to its military aggression against Yemen.

In this photo, taken on March 22, 2016, Udai Faisal, who is suffering acute malnutrition is fed by his mother Intissar Hezzam at al-Sabeen Maternity and Child Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen.

More Yemeni women delivering stillborns, babies with birth defects: Medics

Islam Times - Yemeni doctors and medical officials have warned about the impact of the Saudi war, saying they have detected a dramatic rise in the number of stillbirths and babies born with congenital defects.

Yemen War; Failed Peace Talks, Return to Battlefield

Yemen War; Failed Peace Talks, Return to Battlefield

Islam Times - After a long time of watching closely the Yemeni peace negotiations in Kuwait, it appears that the conflict returned to its original place: the battlefield

 
Migrant workers at a construction site in Doha, Qatar.

Indian migrant worker dies at Qatar’s World Cup stadium site

Islam Times - An Indian migrant worker has lost his life after being taken ill at the construction site of a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as rights groups warn of the harsh situation for migrant workers involved in building football stadiums in the Persian Gulf monarchy....

QNB Group HQ Building in Doha

Hackers leak financial info of Qatari ruling Al Thani family

Islam Times - Hackers have reportedly released bank passwords and sensitive data of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family, intelligence agency members, and employees of Al Jazeera television network.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Qatar’s emir shakes up cabinet

Islam Times - The Qatari emir has changed as many as seven ministers in the country’s 20-member cabinet and merged some ministries.

Qatari troops heading toward Yemen from Saudi Arabia

Qatari forces cross into Yemen through S Arabia

Islam Times - Around 1,000 Qatari military forces have reportedly joined the Saudi troops in their ground invasion of impoverished Yemen.

 
Members of the Jordanian security forces stand guard at a border crossing

Car bomb kills Jordanian soldiers: Army

Islam Times - Jordan's state TV reported that the car bomb targeted border guards in the Rukban refugee camp on the Syrian border.

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

Islam Times - Five Jordanian intelligence agents were killed in an attack on their office in a Palestinian refugee camp north of the capital Amman on Monday, government spokesman Mohammed Momani said.

Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah swears in new government

Islam Times - Jordan’s King Abdullah has sworn in a new government led by Prime Minister Hani Mulqi, charging him with overseeing preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

King Abdullah of Jordan has dissolved the country

Jordan's king dissolves parliament

Islam Times - Jordan’s King Abdullah has dissolved parliament in a royal decree to pave the way for the formation of a new government.

 
US aircraft carrier and a Japanese destroyer sail alongside an Indian fleet tanker during a military exercise.

'US-Japan-India to cause frictions in East China Sea'

Islam Times - Joint war games by the US, Japan and India near the East China Sea are likely to “create frictions” in the disputed waters, a Chinese military expert says.

China’s Xian Y-20 aircraft

China military fleet to get 1,000 large strategic aircraft

Islam Times - The Chinese military’s aerial transport squadron is to be boosted by as many as 1,000 large strategic aircraft, with Beijing seeking to model the force after its American and Russian counterparts.

A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance plane

Beijing calls on Washington to halt spy flights over East China Sea

Islam Times - Beijing has called on Washington to halt its surveillance flights over the East China Sea after Chinese jets intercepted a US flight in the region.

Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China

China, US warn each other over islands

Islam Times - A top Chinese military official has denounced US "provocative" in the South China Sea, saying it does not fear "trouble" over the territorial dispute.

 
A car that exploded outside a mosque in Australia

Australia mosque hit by firebombing, graffiti attack

Islam Times - A firebombing and anti-Islam graffiti attack has happened outside a mosque in the Australian city of Perth while hundreds of worshipers were attending a prayer service inside.

An undated photo received by AFP on April 27, 2015 shows the son of an asylum seeker (unseen) holding a sign he wrote with a message for Australia

Aussie minister sparks controversy with ‘illiterate’ refugee remarks

Islam Times - Australia’s immigration minister has sparked angry reactions after warning about the inrush into the country of “illiterate” and “innumerate” refugees.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, on May 8, 2016.

Turnbull dissolves parliament, kicks off election campaign

Islam Times - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dissolved parliament to officially kick off a two-month election campaign.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in capital, Canberra, May 8, 2016.

Australia elections set for July 2: Prime minister

Islam Times - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the country will hold general elections on July 2, after Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Australia agreed to dissolve both houses of parliament.

 
 
 
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Petro-Dollar Diplomacy; Riyadh’s Anti-Tehran Measure in Africa

Petro-Dollar Diplomacy; Riyadh’s Anti-Tehran Measure in Africa

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia under King Salman has heightened its hostility to Iran, and it no longer solely relies on its Western allies’ support to contain Tehran.

Islamic Movement in Nigeria condemns Bahraini regime

Islamic Movement in Nigeria condemns Bahraini regime's move against "Sheikh Isa Qassim"

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria believes that the recent decision by Bahrain to revoke the citizenship of that country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim is a campaign of intimidation at the highest level. It is also a campaign to silence the oppositions. ...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command

Islam Times - One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications.

This file photo, taken on July 24, 2014, shows soldiers with the French Sangaris force patrolling in the town of Boda, in the south of the Central African Republic (CAR), July 24, 2014.

France opens probe into assault involving French troops in CAR

Islam Times - Prosecutors in France have launched a preliminary probe into allegations that French soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) physically abused two civilians or stood by as others beat the duo up in the African country.

 
Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister-designate, Fayez al-Sarraj, speaks during a press conference in Tripoli.

Libyan premier rejects foreign military intervention

Islam Times - The Libyan prime minister has dismissed the possibility of an international military intervention purportedly aimed at boosting the anti-Daesh fight in the conflict-plagued country.

Daesh terrorists in the northern Libyan city of Sirte

HRW details 'scenes of horror' by Daesh in Libya

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has released a report, cataloging atrocities carried out by the Takfiri terror group of Daesh against Libyans in a northern town.

An image grab taken from a video reportedly released by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group on May 11, 2016, shows men described as Ethiopian Christians kneeling on the ground in front of masked terrorists on a beach at an undisclosed location in Libya.

Daesh executes over a dozen Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Islam Times - The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has released a new horrifying video purportedly showing the gruesome execution of at least 16 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault give a press conference at a naval base in Tripoli on April 16, 2016.

French, German FMs make surprise Libya visit amid eastern battles

Islam Times - French and German foreign ministers have made a surprise visit to the Libyan capital of Tripoli in a show of support for a unity government in the war-torn nation amid new clashes in the east that killed 15 security forces.

 
Tunisia

Tunisia extends nationwide state of emergency for another month

Islam Times - Tunisia has extended for another month a nationwide state of emergency imposed across the North African country following a deadly bomb attack in November last year.

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi

Tunisian FM: Tunis Does not Classify Hezbollah "Terrorist", Calls for Dialogue

Islam Times - Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi said on Sunday that his country's representative to the Arab League meeting told the conferees that Tunisia opposes the AL statement regarding Hezbollah.

Tunisian special forces gather in the town of Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, during clashes with militants, March 7, 2016.

Tunisia 'at war' after 53 killed in Takfiri attack

Islam Times - Tunisia’s president says his country is at war after "unprecedented" attacks by Takfiri militants and ensuing clashes leave at least 53 people dead near the Libyan border.

Tunisians Ask Gov’t to Withdraw from Saudi Coalition over Blacklisting Hezbollah

Tunisians Ask Gov’t to Withdraw from Saudi Coalition over Blacklisting Hezbollah

Islam Times - The leader of En-Nahda Islamic movement in Tunisia Rached Ghannouchi asserted on Saturday that it is impossible to label Hezbollah as a terrorist group because of the his historic achievements in liberating Lebanon and protecting it from the Zionist aggressions.

 
 
 
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