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Israeli, Palestinian, and foreign activists march to protest the demolition of the Palestinian village of Susiya

Punishing the messenger: Israel’s war on NGOs takes a worrying turn

“You deserve to see your loved ones suffer and die. But, maybe, you would be hurt before them,” was part of a threatening ...

Palestinians carry injured people following an Israeli military strike on a UN school in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 3, 2014.

Israel closes file on deadly 2014 attack on UN-run school in Gaza

Islam Times - The Israeli military has refused to take responsibility for its deadly shelling of a UN school in Gaza, which ...

Israeli Think Tank: Don’t Destroy ISIS - It’s a “Useful Tool” Against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria

Israeli Think Tank: Don’t Destroy ISIS - It’s a “Useful Tool” Against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria

Islam Times - According to a think tank that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, the West should not ...

Palestinian protesters hold posters against the so-called administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed (portrait) outside the International Committee of the Red Cross’s offices in East Jerusalem al-Quds, August 12, 2016.

Protesters force ICRC office to close in WB

Islam Times - Palestinian protesters have stormed the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the ...

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian President

Putin Ready to Host Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Sisi

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to host future Palestinian peace talks, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian ...

Austerity Policy; Weakness of Egypt’s Military Government

Austerity Policy; Weakness of Egypt’s Military Government

Islam Times - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government is leaning towards austerity policies to revive Egypt’s economy. Consequently,...

Egypt President Sisi Urges to Disarm Syrian Militants

Egypt President Sisi Urges to Disarm Syrian Militants

Islam Times - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has urged to disarm extremist groups operating in Syria and search for ...

Or Sasson (ISR) of Israel and Islam El Shehaby (EGY) of Egypt compete.

Egyptian judoka jeered after refusing to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

Islam Times - ddddddddddddd Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Olympic Games for refusing to shake ...

 
 
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Wahhabism; Major Threat in Azerbaijan

Wahhabism; Major Threat in Azerbaijan

Islam Times - The majority of Azerbaijan’s population consists of Shiites. The Wahhabis were not present in Azerbaijan before the collapse of the Soviet Union, but during the past few years and especially in areas close to Russia’s borders, Wahhabi groups have appeared and had considerable ...

Tokyo to Install Advanced Missiles Near East China Sea’s Contested Island

Tokyo to Install Advanced Missiles Near East China Sea’s Contested Island

Islam Times - According to the Japanese Yomiuri Shimbun daily, Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces stationed on islands in Okinawa and Kagoshima Prefectures will receive Type 03 medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM).

A submarine ballistic missile is launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea on April 23, 2016

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast

Islam Times - North Korea has fired a submarine–launched ballistic missile, just two days after threatening a nuclear attack in retaliation to large-scale US and South Korean joint military exercises.

Over 25 wounded in Kashmir’s Clashes as Curfew Remains for 41st Day

Over 25 wounded in Kashmir’s Clashes as Curfew Remains for 41st Day

Islam Times - At least 25 people were injured after Indian government forces crack downed pro-independence Kashmiris who were protesting against the death of a young college teacher in custody of the Indian military.

 
Al-Shehabi to Bahrain Mirror: Saudi Arabia Is a Cornered Beast, Furious at How Bahraini Uprising Carries on

Al-Shehabi to Bahrain Mirror: Saudi Arabia Is a Cornered Beast, Furious at How Bahraini Uprising Carries on

Islam Times - Leader of the Bahrain Freedom Movement Saeed Al-Shehabi said that the world is starting to realize the vicious nature of Saudi Arabia, and that of the dictatorships supporting it in the region, as the military situation in Yemen and legal situation in Bahrain worsen....

Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

Islam Times - Fahad bin Raja sells cars for a living in Saudi Arabia’s capital. Abdullah Saeed drives them. In the kingdom’s new age of austerity, both men are finding it harder to make ends meet

Yemeni Activist: Saudi Arabia Behind All Crises in Yemen, Bahrain and the Region

Yemeni Activist: Saudi Arabia Behind All Crises in Yemen, Bahrain and the Region

Islam Times - "The International Conference in Support of the People of Yemen" carried on its first day of the two-day conference on Saturday (8 August, 2016) in London, with participants from all over the globe, who came to cover the story for media outlets, or to take part in ...

Abandoned Expatriate Workers Deny Saudi Offer of Free Flight Home without Pay

Abandoned Expatriate Workers Deny Saudi Offer of Free Flight Home without Pay

Islam Times - Thousands of expatriate construction workers, who were left hungry in filthy desert camps during the kingdom's economic slump, say they will not accept a regime offer of free flights home unless they receive months of unpaid wages.

 
Israeli Regime Supports Terrorists in West Asia: Lebanese Hezbollah

Israeli Regime Supports Terrorists in West Asia: Lebanese Hezbollah

Islam Times - Deputy Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement says the Israeli regime supports terrorists operating in the West Asian region.

2006 War Made Hezbollah Regional Power, Syria Crisis To Make it Intl. One: Nasrallah

2006 War Made Hezbollah Regional Power, Syria Crisis To Make it Intl. One: Nasrallah

Islam Times - The secretary general of Lebanese Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the resistance movement will defeat Israeli regime in any potential war on Lebanon

Israel’s aim during the 33-Day War was to gain dominance over the Islamic Resistance, but with the grace of God, Hezbollah was able to overcome the Zionist.

Lebanese Sunni scholar: Israel fueled war in Syria and Iraq after defeat in 33-Day War

Islam Times - Shaikh Suhayb al-Habli, a Lebanese Sunni scholar and member of the Assembly of Muslim Scholars said that with Israel’s defeat in the July 2006 33-Day War, a new project called ISIL was placed on the agenda of the Israeli and American intelligence services of which the ...

American Institute Blames “Diplomatic Short-sightedness” for Empowering Hezbollah

American Institute Blames “Diplomatic Short-sightedness” for Empowering Hezbollah

Islam Times - The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has published a report in which it blamed the international community’s push for a ceasefire during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, saying the pressure further empowered Hezbollah resistance movement.

 
A Russian Ka-226T helicopter

Russia Helicopters in talks with Iran over sales of 60 choppers

Islam Times - One of Russia’s biggest aviation companies says it has entered talks with Iran over the sales of 60 light multirole helicopters.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani

US delaying tactic in Syria failed: Iran’s Shamkhani

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says the US delaying tactic in Syria has failed to achieve any success due to close cooperation among Iran, Russia and Syria in the campaign against terrorists.

Turkey

Turkey awaits Iran okay for huge power deal

Islam Times - Iran and Turkey’s Unit International have concluded negotiations on $3 billion of investment to build 5,000 megawatts of power capacity, awaiting the government’s go-ahead in Tehran to seal the deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Cuban capital, Havana, August 22, 2016

Iran’s Zarif meets with Cuban Pres. Castro

Islam Times - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Cuba’s President Raúl Castro while on the first leg of a six-nation tour of Latin American countries.

 
Iraq’s Autonomous Sunni Region: What are the Hurdles ahead?

Iraq’s Autonomous Sunni Region: What are the Hurdles ahead?

Islam Times - The idea of forming an autonomous Sunni region in Iraq’s Sunni-inhabited areas has been raised in recent years.

A frame grab shows a youngster carrying out an execution for Daesh.

Saudi child recruiter for Daesh killed in Iraq

Islam Times - A Saudi Arabian operative who recruited children for the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq has reportedly been killed in the northern city of Mosul.

This file photo shows a view of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry building in central Baghdad.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry dismisses claim on assassination plot against Saudi envoy

Islam Times - The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has rejected pro-Saudi media reports about attempts to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad, a day after a high-ranking Iraqi military official also denied such reports.

Police thwart child bomber attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Police thwart child bomber attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Islam Times - A Kurdish YouTube channel has released footage purportedly showing security forces neutralizing an explosive vest strapped to a young boy in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

 
Three Reasons Pushing Erdogan to Restore Ties with Russia, Iran

Three Reasons Pushing Erdogan to Restore Ties with Russia, Iran

Islam Times - The meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on August 9, 2016 in St. Petersburg has kept being one of the most significant topics for discussion and analysis in the media globally.

Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.

Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.

Islam Times - On Wednesday morning, Turkey abruptly launched an all-out military assault on Syria, sending in tanks, troops, and engaging in airstrikes, in concert with airstrikes from the United States, to the northern portions of Syria near the Turkey-Syria border under the guise ...

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with US Vice President Joe Biden at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, August 24, 2016.

Syria won't reach democracy with Assad, Erdogan says

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Syria will never "reach democracy" under the leadership of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey says will support operation to free Syria's Jarablus

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara will support an operation aimed at liberating a Syrian border town from the Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

 
Pakistani policemen chase activists from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) politicial party during a clash in Karachi on August 22, 2016. Activists of a key political party clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on August 22, leaving at least one man dead and seven others injured.

Pakistani protesters launch deadly attack on TV station in Karachi

Islam Times - At least one person has been killed and several others wounded after supporters of a key political party clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern port city of Karachi.

Indian-Administrated Kashmir

India Rejects Talks with Pakistan over Crisis-Torn Kashmir

Islam Times - India has rejected Pakistan's offer for talks on Jammu and Kashmir, where has been placed under curfew for 40 consecutive day.

Imran Khan leads another huge rally in Islamabad

Imran Khan leads another huge rally in Islamabad

Islam Times - Pakistani political opposition leader Imran Khan has led a rally of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) movement in the capital, Islamabad.

Ex-Pakistani MP: Security establishment’s support for Taliban an open secret

Ex-Pakistani MP: Security establishment’s support for Taliban an open secret

Islam Times - A prominent Pakistani politician and former lawmaker Afrasiab Khattak has said the Pakistani security establishment’s support to the Afghan Taliban is an open secret as he joined several other politicians and critics in slamming the slamming the security establishments ...

 
An Afghan injured man lies on a stretcher in an ambulance near the site of an explosion that targeted the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016.

14 dead as Afghan forces end armed attack on Kabul university

Islam Times - Over a dozen people have been killed after Afghan forces put an end to an hours-long armed attack on the American University in the capital, Kabul, police sources say.

Aspects of Political Tensions in Afghanistan National Unity Govt.

Aspects of Political Tensions in Afghanistan National Unity Govt.

Islam Times - Afghanistan's Chief Executive of National Unity Government, Abdullah Abdullah, in a meeting with Afghan youth on 11 August 2016, harshly criticized the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

Largest Province in Afghanistan May Fall to Taliban ‘Any Time’

Largest Province in Afghanistan May Fall to Taliban ‘Any Time’

Islam Times - “There is heavy fighting going on in Helmand where the Taliban militants have resumed their offensive in Hermsar and Lashkar Gah. The situation is changing every hour, but the Taliban controls the southern districts of the province,” Nasima Naiazi said.

Afghanistan was ’Obama’s war’: Trump’s Spokeswoman

Afghanistan was ’Obama’s war’: Trump’s Spokeswoman

Islam Times - Spokeswoman of US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said that Barack Obama was responsible for the invasion of Afghanistan

 
Abdulhameed Dashti, member of Kuwaiti parliament

Kuwaiti PM Wanted for Attending Pro-Yemen Conference

Islam Times - Kuwaiti government has issued an arrest warrant against one of its parliament members after he attended the International Conference in Support of the Yemeni People, Bahrain Mirror reported.

A file photo of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh (C)

Yemen ready to open bases to Russia to fight terrorism: Ex-President Saleh

Islam Times - Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh says the new government in the country is ready to cooperate with Russia against terrorism by allowing Russian access to Yemeni military bases.

Yemeni forces launch missile at a Saudi military base in the kingdom.

Yemenis launch retaliatory attacks on Saudi positions in Najran region

Islam Times - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters have launched fresh retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia, targeting military positions with mortar shells in Najran area south of the kingdom.

Stop the War Coalition Extremely Concerned About Worsening HR Situation in Bahrain, Saudi Crimes in Yemen- Exclusive

Stop the War Coalition Extremely Concerned About Worsening HR Situation in Bahrain, Saudi Crimes in Yemen- Exclusive

Islam Times - For the past couple of years, London-based Stop the War Coalition has been very active in promoting humanitarian and human rights demands for causes related to the Middle East and the Arab World.

 
Kuwaiti Paper: 8-Billion Dollar US Fighter Jet Deal with Kuwait, Bahrain & Qatar before Obama’s Departure

Kuwaiti Paper: 8-Billion Dollar US Fighter Jet Deal with Kuwait, Bahrain & Qatar before Obama’s Departure

Islam Times - The local Kuwaiti Al-Rai newspaper reported from White House sources that it is likely that the Congress will reverse its disapproval of the US fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain before President Barack Obama's second term comes to an end on January 17, ...

Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya Make Documentaries for Terrorists in Syria, Released Afghan Fighters Say

Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya Make Documentaries for Terrorists in Syria, Released Afghan Fighters Say

Islam Times - Two Afghan fighters who were held captive by Takfiri terrorists in Syria for more than a year disclosed new information about the presence of Saudi and Qatari reporters in militant-held areas in the Arab country to produce documentaries for the terrorists.

Stop Your Citizens from Funding Extremist Organizations: Clinton to US Arab Allies

Stop Your Citizens from Funding Extremist Organizations: Clinton to US Arab Allies

Islam Times - Hillary Clinton calls on US-Arab allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, to "stop funding extremist organizations"

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....

 
King Abdullah: Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah: Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa 'attempt to Judaize identity of the mosque'

Islam Times - King Abdullah II of Jordan made a statement Monday regarding recent Israeli violations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, saying that Israeli raids of the Muslim holy compound were “an attempt to impose a new reality, Judaize the identity of ...

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.

 
‘Red line’: China warned Japan against joining US freedom of navigation stunts

‘Red line’: China warned Japan against joining US freedom of navigation stunts

Islam Times - Beijing warned Tokyo of a harsh response if it ever crossed a “red line” in deciding to sail with US warships near disputed waters surrounding China’s artificially reclaimed islands under the pretext of the Freedom of Navigation principle, Japanese media reported.

China Knocks at Syria’s Door

China Knocks at Syria’s Door

Islam Times - China has always abstained from involvement in the crises of the West Asia (Middle East) but recent announcements show that the country is ready to emerge from its political Confucianism when it comes to the Syrian conflict

Approaching Dangerous Seas

Approaching Dangerous Seas

Islam Times - A combination of recent events, underpinned by long-running historical strains reaching back more than 60 years, has turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe.

S. Korea MPs Defy President with China Visit

S. Korea MPs Defy President with China Visit

Islam Times - A group of South Korean opposition lawmakers defied President Park Geun-Hye and left for China on Monday to discuss the deployment of a US anti-missile system that has opened a damaging rift between Seoul and Beijing.

 
John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

Islam Times - Two years in the making, John Pilger’s controversial new film Utopia reveals a shocking national secret behind the postcard image of the “lucky country”

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Islam Times - Sexual abuse and misconduct against refugee children and women are pervasive at an Australian detention facility.

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses a press conference, in Sydney, July 5, 2016.

Australia PM declares victory in general elections, vote counting continues

Islam Times - Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared victory in general elections despite ongoing vote counting.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian voters fail to give incumbent PM outright majority in embarrassing outcome

Islam Times - A dramatic parliamentary election has failed to produce a clear winner in Australia, raising the prospect of prolonged political and economic instability.

 
 
 
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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, distanced President Buhari from the travails of El-Zakzaky, saying it was purely a matter within the jurisdiction of the Kaduna State government

Buhari must resign; No doubt in complicity of presidency in Zaria Massacre and detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

Islam Times - Following a Press Conference by the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee in Kaduna in which the position of the IMN with regards to the published report and recommendations of the Kaduna State Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI) was made clear, the Presidency swiftly responded ...

Boko Haram; How Muslims of Nigeria View it?

Boko Haram; How Muslims of Nigeria View it?

Islam Times - Boko Haram is an Islamist rebel and takfiri group in northern Nigeria that demands closure of all of the modern schools and implementation of the Sharia law in all of the 36 states of Nigeria.

Zambian presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema of main opposition party United Party for National Development, casts his ballot during the Zambian general elections on August 11, 2016 in Lusaka.

Zambia's opposition candidate leads in presidential vote

Islam Times - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead over President Edgar Lungu in a closely-contested election in the copper-producing but economically-challenged African nation.

Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) stand guard inside their compound in Juba on July 20, 2016.

UN to send 4,000 soldiers to South Sudan despite govt. opposition

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council has authorized the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force to the conflict-hit South Sudan despite Juba’s strong opposition to the move.

 
Libyan Gov’t Forces Close in on ISIL Militants in Sirte

Libyan Gov’t Forces Close in on ISIL Militants in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord said Monday they had seized a new sector near the ISIL Takfiri group's command center in Sirte.

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Islam Times - The US air strikes on Libya this week mark a major escalation of American overseas military operations.

Forces loyal to Libya

Libya forces to launch final assault on Daesh to retake Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are preparing to launch a final offensive against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists to fully recapture the coastal city of Sirte.

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

Islam Times - The US has launched anti-ISIS airstrikes in Libyan city of Sirte on Monday, August 1, after the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recommended that the American President orders first air raids at the terrorist group's positions in the North African country.

 
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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