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Racial Supremacy and the Zionist Exception

Racial Supremacy and the Zionist Exception

Islam Times - Politicians from Senators Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch to Chuck Schumer and Ron Wyden have been outspoken ...

The photo shows the headquarters of Al Jazeera Media Network in Qatar’s capital city of Doha on June 8, 2017. (By Reuters)

Israel set to cancel credentials of Al Jazeera journalist in al-Quds

Islam Times - Tel Aviv is set to revoke the press credentials of an Al Jazeera journalist over his positions in favor of ...

Yahya Sinwar, the new leader of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the Gaza Strip (Photo by AFP)

Hamas pledges to ‘crush’ Israel if Gaza attacked

Islam Times - The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has pledged to “crush Israel in case it wages another ...

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt David Govrin

Israeli ambassador to return to Cairo

Islam Times - The Israeli regime will return its ambassador to Cairo and its embassy will reopen soon, following a meeting ...

Egyptian tank runs over explosive-laden vehicle

Egyptian tank runs over explosive-laden vehicle

Islam Times - An Egyptian army tank runs over an explosive laden vehicle in a move which thwarted an attack which could ...

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C) rides a vehicle with senior Arab leaders and members of the Egyptian military at the opening of the Mohamed Naguib military base at El Hammam City in the North Coast, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt, July 22, 2017 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. (Photo by Reuters)

Egypt opens sprawling military camp, says largest in Middle East

Islam Times - Egypt has opened a sprawling military base in the northwest of the country, which officials claim is the largest ...

Cairo Court Sentences 28 to Death, 15 to Life in Prison

Cairo Court Sentences 28 to Death, 15 to Life in Prison

Islam Times - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people on alleged charge of killing the country's top ...

26 Egyptian Troops Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack Claimed by ISIS

26 Egyptian Troops Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack Claimed by ISIS

Islam Times - At least 26 Egyptian troops including a colonel were killed in a terrorist attack claimed by ISIS terrorists ...

 
 
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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in speaks during a press conference marking his first 100 days in office, at the presidential house in the capital, Seoul, on August 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Any US military action on North Korea must have South’s consent: Moon

Islam Times - South Korean President Moon Jae-in says any US military action against North Korea must be taken with Seoul’s prior consent, adding that the United States has agreed to consult South Korea before taking any military measure on the Korean Peninsula.

UAE Funded Tony Blair While Working as Middle East Peace Envoy

UAE Funded Tony Blair While Working as Middle East Peace Envoy

Islam Times - Tony Blair was bankrolled by United Arab Emirates (UAE) while serving as Middle East peace envoy, leaked emails seen by the Sunday Telegraph reveal.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers his speech during the country

India will defend its self against foreign threats: PM Modi

Islam Times - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced his country’s readiness to defend itself against foreign threats amid border tensions with neighboring China and Pakistan.

This image taken at a railway station in Seoul on August 15, 2017 shows a television screen running footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un receiving a briefing on a plan to fire missiles near Guam. (Via AFP)

North Korea delays Guam strike plan amid global calls for peace

Islam Times - Amid global calls for calm, North Korea’s leader has decided to halt a plan to launch missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, warning, however, that it will stay fire-ready while keeping a close eye on Washington’s actions.

 
Saudi Regime Totally Demolishes Ancient Quarter of Awamiyah Town

Saudi Regime Totally Demolishes Ancient Quarter of Awamiyah Town

Islam Times - Saudi regime has completely destroyed an ancient neighborhood of Shiite-populated town of Awamiyah, in the country's Eastern Province.

How Wahhabism Serves Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy?

How Wahhabism Serves Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy?

Islam Times - Since emergence of Saudi Arabia in 1932, Al Saud has exploited the instrument of Wahhabism to tackle the challenge of the kingdom's inconsistent political, social, and religious structures. Ever since, the function of the Wahhabi ideology has been religiously legitimizing ...

Intolerant Saudi Regime Kidnapped 3 Europe-Based Dissenting Princes

Intolerant Saudi Regime Kidnapped 3 Europe-Based Dissenting Princes

Islam Times - In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government - and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them.

Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (L)

Saudis Seek Withdrawal from Yemen, UAE Dreams Leading West Asia: Leaked

Islam Times - Warmongering Saudi crown prince seeks a way out of Yemen aggression, leaked emails viewed by Middle East Eye shows.

 
Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the port of Beirut on August 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Lebanese army makes gains against Daesh on Syrian border

Islam Times - The Lebanese military has managed to wrest control of several areas near the Syrian border in its latest push against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group operating in the region.

Fighters from the Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement take position on the western mountains of Qalamoun, near Damascus on July 23, 2017. (Photo by SANA)

Lebanese army tightens noose around Daesh by advancing along Syrian border

Islam Times - The Lebanese army says its forces have advanced along the Syrian border, tightening the noose on the areas controlled by Daesh Takfiri militants.

A picture taken on August 2, 2017 shows the Lebanese town of Arsal from across the border with Syria in a mountainous area around the town of Flita. (Photo by AFP)

Militants begin evacuating from Lebanon’s Arsal to Syria

Islam Times - Hundreds of Syrian militants have started evacuating from an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria after the defeat of Takfiri terrorists during a Hezbollah offensive.

Lebanese Hezbollah leader says Israel not able to wage new war on Lebanon

Lebanese Hezbollah leader says Israel not able to wage new war on Lebanon

Islam Times - The Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement says Israel is not able to launch a new war on Lebanon, because it knows that Hezbollah is much more powerful than 2006 and any such war would cost Tel Aviv dearly.

 
Iran’s Missile Program ‘Internal Affair’, Suffocating N. Korea Tragic: Russia

Iran’s Missile Program ‘Internal Affair’, Suffocating N. Korea Tragic: Russia

Islam Times - Russia says Iran’s missile program is part of the Islamic Republic’s “internal affair,” rejecting the US accusations that Tehran has violated the UN Security Council’s Resolution 2231.

Iran military chief, Turkish president discuss defense ties

Iran military chief, Turkish president discuss defense ties

Islam Times - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani (Photo by Tasnim)

Hezbollah victories herald end to Daesh in region: Iran official

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official has hailed the recent gains made by Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movements on the battlefield against Daesh, saying the victories herald the Takfri terrorist group’s collapse in the entire region.

This US Navy handout photo obtained on July 29, 2017, shows the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz as it transits the Indian Ocean on July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

IRGC drone patrols in Persian Gulf will continue despite US psychological operations

Islam Times - Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has rejected US claims that a drone made an “unsafe approach” to an American aircraft carrier.

 
Why is Tal Afar Liberation Significant?

Why is Tal Afar Liberation Significant?

Islam Times - Media quoting the Iraqi military sources reported on Tuesday that airstrikes have been launched, ushering in an operation to recapture Tal Afar from ISIS terrorist group.

Israeli Regime Supports Partitioning Iraq

Israeli Regime Supports Partitioning Iraq

Islam Times - Israeli regime supports Iraq's partitioning and establishing an independent Kurdish state in the war-torn country.

Popular Mobilization Units fighters talk on the radio as they watch Daesh positions in the airport of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, November 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Iraq launches operation to liberate Tal Afar from Daesh control

Islam Times - Iraq has begun an operation to liberate the northern city of Tal Afar from Daesh terrorists weeks after driving the terror group out of its last urban stronghold in the country, the Defense Ministry says.

US Army forces are seen during a training session at the Taji camp, north of Baghdad, with Iraqi soldiers, aimed at preparing them to install floating bridges, ahead of installing replacement ones in Mosul, on March 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

US soldiers’ death in Iraq due to artillery 'mishap'

Islam Times - The two American soldiers killed in northern Iraq on Sunday lost their lives due to a US artillery "mishap," says a Pentagon spokesman.

 
This photo taken on July 01, 2017, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gesturing as he delivers a speech during the AK Party

Ankara accuses Berlin of assisting terrorists amid rising rift

Islam Times - Turkey has accused Germany of assisting terrorism over claims that officials in the European country declined to respond to thousands of files sent to Berlin and refused to hand over suspects wanted by Turkish authorities.

Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard

Turkey’s Scramble for Africa: Ankara Eyes New Empire in Old Backyard

Islam Times - Within a month Turkey will open its largest overseas military facility in Africa. Ankara's largest diplomatic representation is in Africa. Its national airline flies to more destinations in Africa than any other international carrier.

How Turkey Looks at Qatar-Arab Crisis from Strategic Viewpoint?

How Turkey Looks at Qatar-Arab Crisis from Strategic Viewpoint?

Islam Times - Qatar is Turkey's key ally in the Persian Gulf region as the two countries enjoy close political, military, and economic relationship.

File photo of a Turkish military parade

Turkey, Qatar wrap up joint military drill

Islam Times - The Turkish and Qatari militaries have wrapped up a joint exercise, flaunting the two sides’ alliance in the face of a Saudi-led onslaught targeting Doha.

 
Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he addresses supporters at a rally after reaching his home city of Lahore on August 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Former Pakistan PM Sharif seeks review of court ruling

Islam Times - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Islam Times - Pakistan has celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks all across the country, at a time of political upheaval following the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister over corruption allegations.

Burning vehicles after bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Sunday.

15 Killed in Pakistan’s Baluchistan as Suicide Bomber Targets Military Patrol

Islam Times - At least 15 were killed in Pakistan's Quetta city when a bomb exploded near a crowded market on Saturday

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a powerful explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Quetta on June 23, 2017. (AFP photo)

Major blast kills 15 in capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province

Islam Times - At least 15 people have been killed in a major explosion in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

 
Afghan security personnel sit atop an armored vehicles amid an ongoing battle with Taliban militants in the Gereshk district of Helmand province on July 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Mass graves found after Afghan forces recapture Shia village from Taliban

Islam Times - At least 40 bodies have been found in several mass graves in a Shia Hazara village in northern Afghanistan recently recaptured from the Taliban.

What Factors Destabilize Afghanistan?

What Factors Destabilize Afghanistan?

Islam Times - These days Afghanistan is grappling with increasing violence. Last week, Sar-e Pol province in north of the country witnessed one of the most appalling massacres as the local officials said Taliban insurgents executed some 50 civilians who were taken hostage in Mirza ...

US Airstrikes Kill 16 more Civilians in Afghanistan

US Airstrikes Kill 16 more Civilians in Afghanistan

Islam Times - At least 16 Afghan civilians, including children, have been killed in bombings by US warplanes in the country’s eastern Nangarhar Province.

This image purportedly shows the bodies of Afghans killed in a Taliban raid on the Shia village of Mirza Olang, in the northern Sar-e Pol Province of Afghanistan, overnight on Sunday.

Death toll from raid on Shia Afghan village hits 60

Islam Times - Reports say the death toll from a Taliban attack on a remote Shia village in northern Afghanistan has risen to 60.

 
This file photo taken on July 07, 2015 shows smoke billowing following Saudi airstrikes on the Yemeni capital Sana’a. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen tripled since 2016, UN says

Islam Times - We are only eight months into the year, but the amount of Saudi airstrikes on Yemen has already exceeded the total number of airstrikes the kingdom launched on its war-torn neighbor in the last year.

This frame grab captured from footage provided by AFP shows Yemeni children protesting Saudi Arabia’s invasion of the country in front of the UN building in the capital Sana’a on August 13, 2017.

Yemenis mark anniversary of Saudi airstrike on Sa'ada school

Islam Times - Yemeni children have rallied outside the UN building in the capital Sana'a, marking the first anniversary of the death of 10 children in a Saudi airstrike in the Sa'ada district.

What Drives UAE Participation in Yemen War?

What Drives UAE Participation in Yemen War?

Islam Times - Saudi-led Arab military coalition's aggression in 2015 ushered in a series of new developments in Yemen. A couple of months after start of the war which changed Yemen into a scene of asymmetrical military confrontation, the country met an array of its specific highs ...

Smoke rises from al-Madinah warship in waters near the city of Hudaydah, Yemen, on January 30, 2017 after Yemeni army forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, fired a guided missile at it.

Yemeni naval forces, allies sink vessel of Saudi-led coalition off Mukha

Islam Times - Yemeni naval forces, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly targeted and destroyed a military vessel in a missile attack off the coast of the country’s southwestern province of Ta'izz.

 
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa (L), Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (2nd-L), UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2nd-R), and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meet in Cairo on July 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi-led siege can’t bring Qatar to its knees: Senior official

Islam Times - An adviser to Qatar’s foreign minister says the Saudi-led quartet of boycotters have failed to bring his country to its knees, adding that Riyadh’s anti-Doha “smear campaign’ is only reminiscent of the kingdom’s own ideological support for the Daesh Takfiri terror group....

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci makes an inauguration speech during the Turkey-Qatar B2B Meeting in Izmir, Aug. 3, 2017.

Iran, Turkey, Qatar mull land route amid Saudi crisis

Islam Times - Turkey seeks to establish a land route via Iran for trade with Qatar which has relied on both countries for sourcing food since a diplomatic crisis broke out with Saudi Arabia.

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 being moved on the Tarmac of Le Bourget airport near Paris (AFP file photo)

Qatar Airways withdraws plan to buy American Airlines stake

Islam Times - Qatar Airways says it has lost interest in buying a 10-percent equity stake in American Airlines after reviewing the investment, a move that might be rooted in the ongoing political rift between Doha and Washington’s regional allies.

Qatar Places Order for 7 Italian Warships amid Tensions with Saudi-Led Regimes

Qatar Places Order for 7 Italian Warships amid Tensions with Saudi-Led Regimes

Islam Times - Qatar has placed an order for seven warships from Italy worth 5 billion euros as the crisis with Saudi-led regimes continues with no end in sight.

 
Jordanian security forces (foreground) stand guard before protesters as they wave national flags and chant slogans against Israel during a demonstration near the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, on July 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Jordan blocking Israel envoy’s return over shooting

Islam Times - Jordan is barring the Israeli ambassador to Amman from returning to the Arab country until legal action is taken against an Israeli embassy guard who recently killed two Jordanian citizens, says a Jordanian official.

Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy

Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy

Islam Times - Jordanians have protested in the capital Amman, demanding the closure of the Israeli embassy in response to the death of two nationals at the hands of its guard last month.

Jordanian protesters hold a banner reading in Arabic "resist and do not compromise, declare the annulment of the Wadi Araba [peace] treaty" with Israel, during a demonstration near the Israeli embassy in Amman on July 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Jordanians urge cancellation of ‘shameful’ peace treaty with Israel

Islam Times - Angered by a recent fatal shooting at the Israel embassy, Jordanians hold a demonstration in Amman demanding the government shut down the mission and scrap the unpopular 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv.

Jordanian mourners urge Amman to close Israeli embassy

Jordanian mourners urge Amman to close Israeli embassy

Islam Times - Thousands of Jordanians have held a funeral ceremony for a teenager recently killed by an Israeli embassy guard, chanting anti-Tel Aviv slogans and urging the government to close down the regime’s mission in Amman.

 
A file photo of the national flags of the US (L) and China (By Reuters)

China says will protect interests if US harms trade ties

Islam Times - China warns it will “not sit idle” and will take “all appropriate measures” to protect its interests in the face of possible US sanctions after President Donald Trump ordered a probe into trade ties with Beijing.

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China to Prevent First US Attack against North Korea, Trump Ready for War

Islam Times - China will prevent the US and South Korea from attacking North Korea and trying to overthrow the leadership as Donald Trump say military option against Pyongyang is "locked and loaded.

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China to enforce anti-N Korea sanctions 'fully and strictly' despite strong economic ties

Islam Times - China has vowed to “fully and strictly” implement the latest round of UN sanctions against North Korea despite its close economic ties with Pyongyang.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends ASEAN annual summit in Manila on August 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

ASEAN leaders call for ‘non-militarization’ in South China Sea

Islam Times - In a joint communiqué, leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have called for “non-militarization” and “self-restraint” in the South China Sea, without making a direct reference to Beijing’s role in the disputed waters.

 
Police speak to passersby as they man a check point in the inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills on July 29, 2017. (Photos by AFP)

Australia foils ‘terror plot’ aimed at downing plane

Islam Times - Australia has thwarted a Takfiri-inspired “terrorist plot” aimed at downing an aircraft with explosives.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (photo by AFP)

Australia demands answers on US police killing of national

Islam Times - Australia has demanded explanation from the United States on the fatal shooting of an Australian national by a police officer in the American city of Minneapolis over the weekend.

An Anti-Islam Protest in Australia

Hijab Wearing Women Main Target of Islamophobia in Australia

Islam Times - Muslim women in Australia are bearing the brunt of Islamophobia as they are often targeted in public with their children, new research suggests.

Australia Spying on China

Australia Spying on China

Islam Times - Australia spies on China and steals its technology, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday.

 
 
 
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Sudanese PM, officials pushed from activist’s funeral procession

Sudanese PM, officials pushed from activist’s funeral procession

Islam Times - People attending the funeral procession of a prominent Sudanese rights activist have forcefully pushed Prime Minister and First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh and a number of high-ranking officials from the ceremony.

This file photo taken on February 02, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. (Photo by AFP)

Algeria’s PM sacked after 79 days in office

Islam Times - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sacked Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, less than three months after appointing him, the presidency said, according to state media.

Former Deputy Leader and spokesman of Somalia

Defected militant commander says al-Shabab not serving Islam

Islam Times - The one-time deputy leader and a senior commander of Somalia’s al Shabab has called on for others to quit the Takfiri terrorist outfit following his defection to the government side in Mogadishu.

Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Multiple casualties in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Islam Times - At least seventeen people have been killed and nine others wounded after suspected Takfiri terrorists opened fire on people in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, officials say.

 
Libyan military commander General Khalifa Hifter listens during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (unseen) in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, August 14, 2017. (Photo by AP)

Libya’s General Haftar meets Russian ministers, demands military help

Islam Times - Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has met Russian foreign and defense ministers during a visit to Moscow.

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country

Libya’s Derna suffers as Haftar’s LNA tightens siege on city

Islam Times - The Libyan National Army (LNA), a militia group led by General Khalifa Haftar, has tightened a crippling siege on the northeastern city of Derna as the renegade military strongman seeks the permanent ouster of rival militia from the region he controls in eastern Libya....

Ghassan Salame (L), the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya, is greeted by Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj ahead of a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, August 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

UN mission to gradually return to Libya: New envoy

Islam Times - The United Nation (UN)’s mission to Libya has announced that it will “gradually” return to the conflict-ridden country after leaving its headquarters in the capital, Tripoli, amid unrest and political violence in 2014.

ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa

ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa

Islam Times - A Libyan military official warned that ISIS terrorists are regrouping in order to launch a new attack on the city of Misrata, the country’s trade capital.

 
Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

Islam Times - Tunisia is deploying the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country.

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

Islam Times - Two ISIS terrorists have been killed in clashes with Tunisian security forces in the central town of Sidi Bouzid on Sunday.

Tunisia Renews State of Emergency amid ISIS Threat

Tunisia Renews State of Emergency amid ISIS Threat

Islam Times - Tunisia has renewed a state of emergency in place since a 2015 terrorists attack amid an increasing threat posed by ISIS terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq.

Tunisian police officers are seen on the outskirts of Ben Guerdane, southern Tunisia, March 8, 2016.

Tunisians demonstrate against return of militant compatriots

Islam Times - Hundreds of people have protested in Tunisia to express their strong dissent against the return of their compatriots who had fought alongside Takfiri terrorists abroad.

 
 
 
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