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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Fatah, hold your applause -- Palestinian body politic rotten to the core

Islam Times - In July 2003, then-Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat described Mahmoud Abbas as a 'traitor' who ...

Israel cancels permits for elderly Gazans traveling to Al-Aqsa for Friday prayers

Israel cancels permits for elderly Gazans traveling to Al-Aqsa for Friday prayers

Islam Times - Israeli authorities Tuesday cancelled weekly permits allowing elderly Gazans to travel to occupied East Jerusalem ...

Israeli Knesset Support Palestinian Land Confiscation Bill, Sparks Intl Blame

Israeli Knesset Support Palestinian Land Confiscation Bill, Sparks Intl Blame

Islam Times - The Israeli law making body (Knesset) initially approves a bill that will legalize confiscation of privately ...

Israeli lawmaker Benny Begin

Israel lawmaker suspended for voting against outpost legalization bill

Islam Times - Israel’s ruling Likud coalition has suspended a veteran legislator from activity on a parliamentary committee ...

Egyptian pilots arrived in Syria

Egyptian pilots arrived in Syria

Islam Times - Several Egyptian pilots entered the Syrian army's airbase in Hama as Cairo has decided not to remain indifferent ...

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi

Egypt Supports Syrian Army: President

Islam Times - Egyptian president says his country will support Syrian national army in its fight against the terrorist groups ...

Egypt-Gaza Talks, Objectives, Implications

Egypt-Gaza Talks, Objectives, Implications

Islam Times - Egypt is set to hold talks with the Gaza leadership of Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, a senior ...

Egyptian Expert: Syria’s Assad is Necessary to Avoid Chaos

Egyptian Expert: Syria’s Assad is Necessary to Avoid Chaos

Islam Times - Alwaght has arranged an interview with the Egyptian analyst and author Bashir Abdel Fattah, who is editor-...

 
 
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Indian army soldiers patrol on the Jammu-Srinigar highway, in Jammu, November 30, 2016.

India using indiscriminate force in Kashmir: Rights group

Islam Times - A rights group has accused Indian security forces of using indiscriminate force against protesters in Kashmir, saying the forces have been routinely blocking medical care for injured protesters in the restive region this year.

Myanmar Muslims Face Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide amid World Silence

Myanmar Muslims Face Ethnic Cleansing, Genocide amid World Silence

Islam Times - Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing ethnic cleansing and genocide of unprecedented proportions in the Buddhist country while the world watches indifferently.

In this handout photo, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key is seen announcing his resignation in Wellington, December 5, 2016.

New Zealand’s prime minister announces sudden resignation

Islam Times - New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key says he is resigning after some eight years in office, taking the country by surprise with the abrupt announcement.

Former UN Head, Kofi Annan

Former UN Head Visits Myanmar amid Muslims Massacre

Islam Times - Former UN Secretary General visited the southern Myanmar state amid reports on killing and displacing Muslim minority in the region.

 
Saudi Court Sentences 15 to Death for Spying for Iran

Saudi Court Sentences 15 to Death for Spying for Iran

Islam Times - A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom's arch-enemy, Iran, Saudi-owned media reported, in a ruling that could further stoke tension between the two rival powers.

Yemen’s Ansarullah Game Pawns Vs. Riyadh’s Empty Hands

Yemen’s Ansarullah Game Pawns Vs. Riyadh’s Empty Hands

Islam Times - The Saudi Arabian aggression against Yemen in March 2015 came with the intention of introducing political changes to Yemen according to the will of Riyadh.

Why Saudi King Reshuffle Top Religious Authority?

Why Saudi King Reshuffle Top Religious Authority?

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia's King Salman in new royal decrees has made some changes to the country's Council of Senior Scholars, dismissing the conservative religious scholars and appointing new and close-to-the-ruling-family figures instead in a bid to pave his son Mohammed bin ...

Iraqi Shiite Cleric, Moqtada Sadr

Iraqi Cleric Calls on Saudi Regime Protect Prophet’s Shrine against Wahhabis

Islam Times - A prominent Iraqi Shiite cleric called on Saudi Arabia to protect the grave of the Islam’s Prophet (PBUH) against Wahhabi ideology.

 
Lebanese army soldiers from the special forces unit patrol in Qaa village near the Syrian border on June 28, 2016.

Lebanese army raids northern town after deadly attack

Islam Times - The Lebanese army has launched a search operation in the northern parts of the country to find the gunmen who killed two soldiers a night before.

What Hurdles Block Hariri’s Government Formation?

What Hurdles Block Hariri’s Government Formation?

Islam Times - Earlier this month, Michel Aoun, the newly-picked president of Lebanon, accepted resignation of the Prime Minister Tammam Salam and commissioned Saad Hariri, the leader of the Future Movement, to form new government.

Lebanese Forces Arrest Top ISIS Commander

Lebanese Forces Arrest Top ISIS Commander

Islam Times - Lebanese forces have dismantled a major ISIS terrorist group cell in the country and arrested a top commander of the extremist Takfiri group.

Wildires rage across occupied Palestine.

Israeli Wildfires Raise Questions over Future War with Hezbollah

Islam Times - Lebanese daily al-Akhbar has published a report in which it tackles the Israeli regime’s weakness in the face of security challenges against the backdrop of the recent wildfires.

 
Nuclear deal at stake

How Extension of Anti-Iran Sanctions Proves US Unreliability?

Islam Times - The US Senate vote to extend sanctions on Iran for 10 additional years only proves that Iranian scepticism over American reliability when it comes to agreements was in place.

Iranian Parliament

Iranian MPs Call Reaction to US Extension of Sanctions for 10 Y

Islam Times - Members of the Iranian parliament called for a proper reaction by their government against a recent vote by the US Senate to extend anti-Iranian sanctions.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

US not empowered to violate nuclear deal: Iran

Islam Times - Iran says the United States is not empowered to violate the nuclear agreement reached between the Islamic Republic and six world countries last year.

A file photo of Iran

Fateh submarine will join Iran Navy fleet soon: Commander

Islam Times - A top Iranian Navy commander says the Islamic Republic will soon launch a new domestically-manufactured submarine.

 
Scenarios for Future of a "Liberated" Mosul

Scenarios for Future of a "Liberated" Mosul

Islam Times - The operation to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was launched on October 17 with presence of a coalition of forces from different Iraqi political camps following an order by the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as the country’s commander-in-chief.

Carter: US, Partners Need to Stay in Iraq after Daesh Defeat

Carter: US, Partners Need to Stay in Iraq after Daesh Defeat

Islam Times - The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of Daesh, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

The liberation of Mosul: concept vs reality

The liberation of Mosul: concept vs reality

Islam Times - As the second largest city after Baghdad, Mosul with 1.5 million people is a city where Sunni and Shia Arabs, Kurds, Yezidis, Armenians, Assyrians, Turkmens, and even some followers of Christianity coexisted for generations. It is also the informal political and economic ...

ISIS: Catalyst for Baghdad-Erbil Unity

ISIS: Catalyst for Baghdad-Erbil Unity

Islam Times - Following start of ISIS' retreats in Iraq since mid-2015, the speculations on the future of Iraq more than any other time heated up.

 
Turkish president flip-flops on his call to end Assad

Turkish president flip-flops on his call to end Assad's rule

Islam Times - Turkish President backtracked on his statement that his incursion into Syria aimed to end the rule of President Assad, and redirected it as offensives aimed at terrorists only.

Israeli Envoy Received by Turkish President

Erdogan Officially Receives Israeli Envoy after Six Years

Islam Times - Turkish President officially received the first Israeli envoy to his country after six years since Ankara halted relations with Tel Aviv over a raid on Gaza bound humanitarian aid ship.

Motives of Turkey’s Perplexing Foreign Policy under Erdogan

Motives of Turkey’s Perplexing Foreign Policy under Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has perfected the art of contradictory approach to foreign policy confounding both friends and foes.

Turkish Security Forces

Turkey Killed 275 PKK Members in Nov.

Islam Times - Turkish armed forces have killed more than 275 members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in November, Anadolu Agency reported on Saturday.

 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India's Modi says will cut water supply to Pakistan

Islam Times - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his administration is "committed" to cutting the water supply to Pakistan amid an escalation of tensions between the two nuclear neighbors.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan PM to oversee drills at secret site near India

Islam Times - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has gone to a secret area in Pakistan bordering India to witness military exercises involving ground and air forces.

Over 52 Killed, Dozens Injured in Blast Claimed by ISIS at Pakistan Shrine

Over 52 Killed, Dozens Injured in Blast Claimed by ISIS at Pakistan Shrine

Islam Times - Over 50 people, including women and children, have been killed and more that 100 others injured in a huge bomb explosion in a Sufi shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday evening.

Could Things Worsen after Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Anti-Indian Threats?

Could Things Worsen after Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Anti-Indian Threats?

Islam Times - Since a month, the Indian-Pakistani border clashes have continued with even more intensity. The news reports suggested that only in past few days, dozens of troops of each sides were killed on the border lines that break Kashmir in two Indian and Pakistani parts.

 
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a group picture at the 6th Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, India, December 4, 2016.

Ghani accuses Pakistan of launching 'undeclared war' on Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has accused Pakistan of waging an "undeclared war" on the violence-wracked country.

Gen. Michael Flynn, seen through a teleprompter screen and with an image of soldiers projected behind him, speaks on the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio

Trump's National Security Adviser Facilitated the Murder of Civilians in Afghanistan

Islam Times - After retired Lt. Gen. Michael J. Flynn spoke at the Republican National Convention, The Washington Post captured the prevailing media view of Flynn in the headline: “He was one of the most respected intel officers of his generation. Now he’s leading ‘Lock her up’ chants....

Why Was the Afghan Foreign Minister Impeached?

Why Was the Afghan Foreign Minister Impeached?

Islam Times - As Afghanistan’s parliament in the past few days has been busy impeaching a number of the government ministers, the government has stated that the impeachment and dismissal of the cabinet ministers by the members of the parliament were unjustified moves.

How Will Trump Lead the Game in Afghanistan’s Chaotic Conditions?

How Will Trump Lead the Game in Afghanistan’s Chaotic Conditions?

Islam Times - Electing the Republican Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States has pushed many countries, and particularly Afghanistan, into pondering the ways of dealing with the new chief of the White House.

 
Yemen

Yemen's new government endorsed its program

Islam Times - The cabinet of the new National Salvation Government headed by Prime Minister Abdulaziz Saleh bin Habtour, endorsed their general program and referred it to the Parliament for approval.

China urges a move to serve peace in Yemen

China urges a move to serve peace in Yemen

Islam Times - China is concerned about the formation of a government by the Houthi alliance, hoping that changes in Yemen should primarily serve peace.

Deafening media silence on the Yemen war

Deafening media silence on the Yemen war

Islam Times - Ever since the Saudi invasion of Yemen, the corporate media was mostly silent about the war crimes committed there, marking them as silent collaborators complicit in crimes against humanity.

Yemenis inspect the damage in an area near the communications tower hit by Saudi airstrikes, in the port city of Hudaydah, on November 27, 2016.

Saudi jets attack Pakistani boat off Yemen, kill six sailors

Islam Times - At least six Pakistani sailors have reportedly been killed after a Saudi strike targeted their boat off the Yemeni coast.

 
Qatar Blocks Main Independent News Site

Qatar Blocks Main Independent News Site

Islam Times - Qatar has blocked domestic access to the main independent news site in the country claiming license issues.

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani

Qatar to Continue Arming Militant Groups in Syria: Foreign Minister

Islam Times - Qatar's foreign minister says his country will continue to arm militant groups in Syria even if the US stops to do so.

Hilary Clinton Surrounded by Saudi Officials

Qatari, Saudi Official Finance Both ISIS, Clinton Campaign: Assange

Islam Times - The WikiLeaks founder says the same countries that fund the ISIS terrorist group also provide the money for Hilary Clinton’s Presidential campaign in the US.

ISIS Toyota mystery solved.

Toyota List Implicates Arab States in ISIS Funding

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Jordan have purchased over 60,000 pickup trucks from Toyota Motor Corporation, according to a list of Middle East customers provided by the Japanese manufacturer. These vehicles have been delivered to ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq,...

 
US Troops Killed in Jordan Were Training Syrian Militants

US Troops Killed in Jordan Were Training Syrian Militants

Islam Times - Three American troops who were shot dead by Jordanian guards on November 4 were working with the CIA to train militants fighting against the Syrian government.

US Forces in Jordan

Jordanian Military Guards Kill 3 US Troops in Exchange of Fire

Islam Times - Three US troops were killed when security forces opened fire at a truck approaching the gate of a military base in Jordan on Friday.

6 Reasons why Jordan Will be ISIS’ Next Destination

6 Reasons why Jordan Will be ISIS’ Next Destination

Islam Times - After the onset of Mosul liberation Operation that aims to recapture ISIS's last stronghold in Iraq, and regarding the fact that this time terrorists cannot relocate into neighboring Syria, an array of speculations emerged on the next destination of ISIS and its geographic ...

Jordanian protesters chant slogans during a protest against a government agreement to import natural gas from the Israeli-occupied territories, in Amman, Jordan, on October 7, 2016.

Jordanians protest against natural gas deal with Israel

Islam Times - Hundreds of Jordanians have staged a rally in central Amman in protest at a multi-billion-dollar deal struck last month to import natural gas from Israel.

 
China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria

China Joins Russia Vetoing UN’s Pro-Militant Resolution on Syria

Islam Times - The UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo Russia and China was vetoed by Russia and China that believe such a Truce would only permit militants and terrorists to regroup.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L), U.S. president-elect Donald Trump (R).

China 'Marco Polo' Xi Jinping Starts Jockeying in Post-Obama World

Islam Times - Beijing and Moscow have arrived at the conclusion that President-elect Donald Trump is not an ideologue in the neocon sense of the term; he’s a pragmatist. Therefore, resets are inevitable, as well as surprises.

This file photo shows China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier as inducted in the northeastern port city of Dalian in September 2012.

Chinese first aircraft carrier prepared for ‘war’: Navy

Islam Times - China says its first aircraft carrier is ready for a deterrent “war”, a change from its previous status as a training ship, intended to allow the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to practice with carrier usage.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and US President-elect Donald Trump

Cooperation only choice for US, China: Xi tells Trump

Islam Times - Chinese President Xi Jinping has advised US President-elect Donald Trump to pursue cooperation as the only means to maintain bilateral relations between the world’s two largest economies.

 
New South Wales Police Commissioner Catherine Burn (R) and Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan address the media after two 16-year-old boys were charged with terror-related offenses in Sydney on October 13, 2016.

Australia charges two teenagers with planning attack

Islam Times - Two Australian teenagers have been charged with planning a terrorist attack in their home country on behalf of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Islam Times - The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its interest in the human rights situation in Bahrain and its wish that Bahrain maintain its commitment to achieving concrete political reform based on respect for the legitimate rights and aspirations of all its ...

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.

 
 
 
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Nigerian Court orders Release of Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky

Nigerian Court orders Release of Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Zakzaky

Islam Times - The federal high court in Abuja said Ibrahim Zakzaky, who heads the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and his wife should be released within 45 days and ordered the government to provide them with a new home since their residence was demolished during the violence.

Crosses stand as a memorial to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Catholic church acknowledges role in Rwanda genocide

Islam Times - The Catholic Church in Rwanda has finally stepped forward with a long-awaited apology for its role in the mass slaughter of ethnic Tutsis in the East African nation.

Nigerian Police Kills Baby Girl among 100 others in Mourning Rituals

Nigerian Police Kills Baby Girl among 100 others in Mourning Rituals

Islam Times - Nigerian Police shot dead a 2-year old girl as well as 99 others in the latest round of violence against Shiite Muslims in the country.

Nigerian soldiers block the road as Shia Muslims are converging on the northern city of Kano on November 14, 2016 ahead of the mourning rituals of Arba’een.

1 killed as Nigerian forces attack Shia rally ahead of Arba’een

Islam Times - Nigerian forces have opened fire at a group of Shia Muslims holding a demonstration in preparation for the upcoming Arba’een mourning rituals, which mark 40 days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.

 
Libyan forces gesture after pushing into Ghiza Bahriya district following a battle with Daesh terrorists in Sirte, Libya, November 22, 2016.

Daesh ‘desperately’ resisting in Sirte as Libya forces advance

Islam Times - A spokesman for the Libyan forces says Daesh is desperately resisting amid the advances of the country’s troops in the terrorist group’s ex-North African stronghold of Sirte.

Muammar Gaddafi

From ‘Mad Dog’ to ‘Model’, Back: How West Changed Its Mind on Libya’s Gaddafi

Islam Times - In the 42 years that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya, Western views went from considering him a cartoon villain to believing him a model of international conduct – and back to villain again, when the West backed an armed rebellion against him.

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Islam Times - On October 14, a former Prime Minister of Libya – Khalifa al-Ghwell – gathered some supporters at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli and announced that he was the new head of government. It was a curious moment for this former engineer from the city of Misrata – the hotbed ...

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government gather during a battle with Daesh terrorists in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya October 9, 2016.

Libyan forces tighten noose around Daesh in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord continue advancing inside Sirte, as part of a major offensive to liberate the port city from the Daesh terrorists.

 
Tunisian soldiers patrol an area in Sousse, June 27, 2015.

Tunisian military kills head of terrorist group

Islam Times - The Tunisian army has hunted down and shot dead a leader of a militant group affiliated with the Daesh Takfiri terrorists that killed a soldier at his home in central Tunisia.

Tunisian PM Sacks Minister over Criticism of Saudi Arabian Islam

Tunisian PM Sacks Minister over Criticism of Saudi Arabian Islam

Islam Times - Tunisia's prime minister sacked the minister of religious affairs on Friday after he accused Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi brand of Islam of being behind "terrorism and extremism".

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.

 
 
 
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