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US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money

US and Israeli Codependent Relationship is Not Just about Money

Islam Times - “We must look back twenty-five years to realize how far Israel has fallen in world support,” wrote famed Jewish ...

Israeli Regime’s Illegal Settlement All-Time Pressure Tool against Palestinians

Israeli Regime’s Illegal Settlement All-Time Pressure Tool against Palestinians

Islam Times - Announcement of Palestine as the promised land of the Jews and launching a massive campaign of transferring ...

Israel says will continue hitting Hezbollah in Syria

Israel says will continue hitting Hezbollah in Syria

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in brazen remarks that his regime will continue to conduct ...

Senior UN official resigns over report on Israeli

Senior UN official resigns over report on Israeli 'apartheid'

Islam Times - A senior United Nations official has resigned due to coercive measures used against her to withdraw a UN report ...

Former Egyptian Autocrat Released from 6-Year Detention

Former Egyptian Autocrat Released from 6-Year Detention

Islam Times - Ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Mandy according to Egypt's ...

Reasons for Egypt, Persian Gulf States Tensions

Reasons for Egypt, Persian Gulf States Tensions

Islam Times - Sharp disagreements have worsened ties between Egypt and some Persian Gulf monarchies especially Saudi Arabia....

Egyptian Army Kills 3 Palestinians Working Inside Rafah Tunnels

Egyptian Army Kills 3 Palestinians Working Inside Rafah Tunnels

Islam Times - Egyptian army forces detonated a commercial tunnel in Gaza Strip, killing Palestinian workmen and injuring ...

Protestors near the Israeli regime embassy in Cairo

Tensions in Israeli-Egyptian Ties after Aoun’s Visit

Islam Times - Egyptian ties with the Israeli regime have taken a nosedive after the Tel Aviv regime quietly withdrew its ...

 
 
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Rights Group slams UN, EU for Blocking Independent Probe into Rohingya’s Slow-Burning Genocide

Rights Group slams UN, EU for Blocking Independent Probe into Rohingya’s Slow-Burning Genocide

Islam Times - The global community is reluctant to form an independent body to investigate crimes Myanmar government commited against Rohingya Muslims in, a Europe-based rights group told, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide".

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

Islam Times - A dangerous confrontation is rapidly emerging on the Korean Peninsula between the United States and North Korea, with the potential to plunge North East Asia and the rest of the world into a catastrophic conflict between nuclear-armed powers.

This US navy photo obtained February 7, 2017 shows the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson participating in a replenishment-at-sea in the Pacific Ocean on February 3, 2017.

N Korea warns of ‘merciless’ attacks as US warships join S Korea in war games

Islam Times - North Korea has warned Washington of “merciless” retaliatory attacks if a US navy aircraft carrier strike group violates its sovereignty during joint war games with South Korean forces.

The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee (C), arrives for a press conference in Yangon on January 20, 2017.

UN expert warns Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar has expressed concern that the Southeast Asian country may be seeking to "expel" all members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community from its territory.

 
France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

Islam Times - Pierre Conesa's new book on Saudi's soft power projection opens with a quote from Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the UN, that sets the tone for what follows: “The Saudis exported their problems by funding the schools, the madrassas, all over the Islamic ...

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Saudi monarch cancels planned state visit to the Maldives

Islam Times - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has canceled a planned visit to the atoll nation of the Maldives over what has been described as the outbreak of swine influenza in the capital of the to the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Why is Trump Lunching With Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis are Starving?

Why is Trump Lunching With Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis are Starving?

Islam Times - While President Trump sat down for a sumptuous meal at the White House on Tuesday, March 14 with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, millions of Yemenis are going hungry thanks to Trump’s lunch guest.

Reasons behind Saudi Officials Visits to US, Japan

Reasons behind Saudi Officials Visits to US, Japan

Islam Times - The recent visit Saudi Arabian King Salman to Japan and the current Washington tour of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince and defense minster, are analyzable from a series of perspectives.

 
Israeli education minister Naftali Bennett arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister

Israeli minister wants Lebanon 'sent back to Middle Ages'

Islam Times - An Israeli minister says "life in Lebanon today is not bad" compared to Syria, adding Tel Aviv should target civilians in a future war with the country and send it "back to the Middle Ages."

Hezbollah’s Syria Presence Mainly War against Israeli Regime

Hezbollah’s Syria Presence Mainly War against Israeli Regime

Islam Times - One of the most important points about Syria's developments is the mutual influence that crisis and the Israeli regime exert on each other. The available evidences and reports show that the Israeli regime has played an essential role in supporting terrorist groups fighting ...

A screenshot from footage broadcasted by the IRIB on February 21, 2017 showing the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during an interview.

Hezbollah secretary general praises Iran for holding Palestinian Intifada conference

Islam Times - The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has praised Iran’s support of Palestine at a time that other countries are siding with Israel.

Lebanese President Warns Israel against Possible Attack

Lebanese President Warns Israel against Possible Attack

Islam Times - Lebanese president warned Israeli regime against any military adventure against his country saying Beirut will respond proportionally.

 
US better watch moves more carefully in Persian Gulf: Iran

US better watch moves more carefully in Persian Gulf: Iran

Islam Times - Iran's chief Armed Forces spokesman has dismissed reports about alleged “unprofessional behavior” by Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf, saying the US had better watch more carefully the moves of its naval forces in the region.

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

Islam Times - After weeks of saber-rattling over Iran as the “number one terrorist state” in the world, the Trump administration appears to have quietly dialed down the rhetoric a notch.

What Drives Growing Israeli Distress over Iran’s Syria Role?

What Drives Growing Israeli Distress over Iran’s Syria Role?

Islam Times - The Israeli leaders have not hidden Tel Aviv's happiness with the way the things developed in Syria during the six years of crisis and the resultant massive devastation and the comprehensive attrition of warring sides as they called this era the “golden time” for the ...

Iran Gets Green Light for Naval Base in Syria

Iran Gets Green Light for Naval Base in Syria

Islam Times - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad approved the establishment of an Iranian naval base close to the Hmeymim airbase used by Russia’s air force in Syria.

 
Reasons behind Iraqi PM’s Coming Visit to US

Reasons behind Iraqi PM’s Coming Visit to US

Islam Times - The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is set to visit Washington on March 20 to meet US President Donald Trump. Al-Abadi's trip to the US comes after an official White House invitation, and is the first one made by a West Asian country leader to Washington after ...

Interrelated Security: Iraq’s Popular Forces Authorized Syria Dispatch for Final ISIS Punch

Interrelated Security: Iraq’s Popular Forces Authorized Syria Dispatch for Final ISIS Punch

Islam Times - Recently news were emerged that Iraqi Public Mobilization Forces (PMF) will be deployed to Syria to assist the Syrian government’s forces to press forward with their battle against ISIS terrorist group in a bid to retake the terrorist-held areas.

Daesh Gas Attack Hits Iraqi Forces in West Mosul

Daesh Gas Attack Hits Iraqi Forces in West Mosul

Islam Times - A mortar fired by Daesh landed near a media team embedded with Iraqi forces in Mosul causing severe respiratory problems among the advancing Iraqi soldiers and media as Iraqi forces were battling them near the Ashur hotel in the center of Mosul.

Daesh Media Center Destroyed

Daesh Media Center Destroyed

Islam Times - Iraqi security forces (ISF) destroyed a media center belonging to Daesh’s Amaq News Agency in central Mosul.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets with Swiss Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter in Bern, Switzerland, March 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest

Islam Times - Turkey's Foreign Ministry summoned Switzerland's deputy ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over a protest in the Swiss capital Bern against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting of the members of Balkan Federation on March 23, 2017 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center in Ankara. (Photos by AFP)

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum for EU accession

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a second referendum may be held after the April constitutional reforms vote over the continuing of EU accession talks.

Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails – a Plague on Both Their Houses

Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails – a Plague on Both Their Houses

Islam Times - The extraordinary war of words erupting between Turkey and the European Union is pushing already strained relations to breaking point. Ankara has banned all Dutch diplomats from its territory after the Netherlands banished Turkish ministers from holding political rallies,...

Picture of Ankara’s Regional Policy

Picture of Ankara’s Regional Policy

Islam Times - The recent years' Turkish implementation of the zero-tension foreign policy to approach the neighbors has been pursued as part of the broader “neo-Ottomanism” policy.

 
Iran-Pakistan Relations: Opportunities, Setbacks

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Opportunities, Setbacks

Islam Times - The 2016 was a year full of highs and lows in Iran-Pakistan relations. The two countries' leaders exchanged a number of visits to neighbor capitals, showing a strong will for expansion of the mutual ties.

ECO Islamabad Summit, Boosting Regional Ties

ECO Islamabad Summit, Boosting Regional Ties

Islam Times - The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) ended in Islamabad on Wednesday with members vowing to double intra-regional trade.

Pakistani police cordon off the site of a bombing in Lahore, February 14, 2017.

Pakistani security forces on high alert after recent attacks

Islam Times - The Pakistani capital, Islamabad, and other main areas in the country are under tight security following a series of militant attacks in recent weeks.

Iran Slams ISIS Terrorist Attack on Muslim Shrine in Pakistan

Iran Slams ISIS Terrorist Attack on Muslim Shrine in Pakistan

Islam Times - Iran on Friday condemned an ISIS terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed 88 people and injured hundreds more at a crowded Sufi Muslim shrine.

 
Taliban: Transformation from Stabilizing to Destabilizing Force

Taliban: Transformation from Stabilizing to Destabilizing Force

Islam Times - The world’s perception of Taliban movement is mixed with a picture of armed men and a brutal sociopolitical institution that grows in its head a comprehensive military campaign. But this image from Taliban is only partly true about the militant group.

Militants raid hospital in Kabul’s diplomatic district

Militants raid hospital in Kabul’s diplomatic district

Islam Times - Suspected militants have attacked the diplomatic district in the Afghan capital of Kabul, entering the country’s largest military hospital near the US Embassy there.

Afghanistan’s Water Scarcity: Unfolding Challenge

Afghanistan’s Water Scarcity: Unfolding Challenge

Islam Times - Afghanistan is not a water-stressed nation but the fresh water accessibility rates in this country are not satisfactory, even in the capital Kabul.

Taliban kills 24 Afghan Policemen in Helmand

Taliban kills 24 Afghan Policemen in Helmand

Islam Times - Taliban terrorists have reportedly killed at least 24 Policemen in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand in two separate attacks.

 
A screen grab from footage released by the al-Masirah television network on March 25, 2017 showing a speech by Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi.

Ansarullah leader: Saudis failed to reach their goals in Yemen

Islam Times - The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has stressed that Saudi Arabia has not reached any of its goals despite its relentless attacks against its impoverished neighbor.

Yemeni Women Stage Sit-in Protest at UN Office over Saudi Aggression

Yemeni Women Stage Sit-in Protest at UN Office over Saudi Aggression

Islam Times - Yemeni women staged a protest rally in front of the UN office in the capital city of Sana’a, calling for an end to the Saudi aggression against their country.

The US Must Stop Enabling the Destruction of Yemen

The US Must Stop Enabling the Destruction of Yemen

Islam Times - According to UNICEF, a Yemeni child dies every 10 minutes from severe malnutrition and other problems related to the war enabled by the US and the Saudi blockade of the north.

Women Protest outside UN Office in Yemen

Women Protest outside UN Office in Yemen

Islam Times - Yemeni women staged a sit-in outside the UN offices in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital demanding an end to the war that has killed more than 10,000, displaced millions, caused famine and deliberately destroyed civilian infrastructure since the Saudi invasion.

 
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,...

 
Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Islam Times - King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that any move to relaunch serious negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians should be in accordance with the two-state solution, which he called the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gunmen Kill Four Jordanian Officers

Gunmen Kill Four Jordanian Officers

Islam Times - In another gunmen attack on Tuesday, unidentified gunmen killed at least four police officers south of Jordan.

Gunmen Kill 10 in Jordan

Gunmen Kill 10 in Jordan

Islam Times - Seven Jordanian security officers, a Canadian tourist and two Jordanian civilians were killed by gunmen in the southern city of Karak on Sunday, according to a joint statement from the Public Security Department and the Jordanian armed forces.

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.

 
Hong Kong Chief Executive candidates, from left, John Tsang, Carrie Lam and Woo Kwok-hing attend a TV debate.

China favorite elected Hong Kong's new leader

Islam Times - Former senior government official Carrie Lam has been elected Hong Kong’s next leader by a 1,200-person committee amid competing rallies held outside the election venue over China’s rule.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) meets with military delegates to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) after a panel discussion in Beijing, China, March 12, 2017.

China’s Xi stresses further military advancement

Islam Times - China’s President Xi Jinping has emphasized the need to enhance the country’s military through deepening the integration of the military and civilian sectors as well as technological innovation.

Residents who have fled from conflict zones near the Myanmarese and Chinese border gather in the town of Lashio, March 8, 2017.

Conflict in Myanmar sending more refugees to China

Islam Times - Within earshot of mortar fire echoing from beyond a ring of hills, a sprawling relief camp in southwestern China is swelling steadily after fighting erupted last week between a rebel ethnic army in Myanmar and government troops just across the border.

Taiwan’s Deputy Justice Minister Chen Ming-tang

Taipei, Beijing quarrel over arrest in ‘spying’ case

Islam Times - A senior Taiwanese official says China does not correctly understand self-ruled Taiwan’s judicial system, days after Beijing accused Taiwan of seeking to stir up tensions by arresting a Chinese national over espionage charges.

 
Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Islam Times - Prominent Australian scholars and politicians have protested a planned visit by the Israeli regime's prime minister to their country.

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Islam Times - Sixty prominent Australian figures have signed a statement voicing strong opposition to an upcoming visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the country. The statement slammed Netanyahu’s policies toward Palestinians as “provocative, intimidating and ...

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 ...

 
 
 
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Morocco PM agrees to form coalition cabinet, ends political deadlock

Islam Times - Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani says he has agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

A file photo of refugees sitting on a rubber boat during a rescue operation by a Maltese NGO and the Italian Red Cross with the help of Libyan coastguards

Fighting between human-smuggling gangs in Libya kills 22, injures 100: IOM official

Islam Times - Twenty two African refugees have reportedly been killed and over 100 others injured in recent fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs in Libya.

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir (R) arrives for the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017.

Former South Sudanese general forms ant-government rebel group

Islam Times - A former South Sudanese army general, who resigned last month, has formed a new anti-government rebel group, pledging to topple President Salva Kiir.

A file photo of Somalia’s notorious al-Shabab militants

Terrorist attack on Somali hotel on election day

Islam Times - A terrorist attack by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants on a hotel in Somalia’s port city of Bosasso has left four guards and two assailants dead.

 
A general view of the industrial zone at the oil port of Ras Lanuf, Libya, on March 11, 2014

Armed militias attack Libyan oil facilities

Islam Times - An armed group has attacked two strategic oil terminals in Libya in a fresh attempt to gain a grip over the export of the country’s economic lifeblood in its eastern Oil Crescent.

Immigrant Women, Children Raped, Starved in Libya’s Hellholes: Unicef

Immigrant Women, Children Raped, Starved in Libya’s Hellholes: Unicef

Islam Times - The United Nations children’s agency, Unicef, says African Women and children trying to travel to Europe are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya.

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar

Libyan general slams Europe, US for backing terror

Islam Times - Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has accused several European countries and the United States of supporting terrorist groups in Libya by secretly providing them weapons and training.

Libyans take part in a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution at the Martyrs

Libya celebrates 6th anniversary of revolution, end of dictatorship

Islam Times - Libyans have celebrated the 6th anniversary of their revolution which led to the fall of former longtime dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.

 
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.

The undated photo shows members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Tunisia has jailed or monitored 800 militants since 2007

Islam Times - Tunisia says it has jailed or closely monitored 800 militants who have returned from conflict zones over the past decade.

Mossad Involved in Tunisian Engineer Assassination: Israeli Journalist

Mossad Involved in Tunisian Engineer Assassination: Israeli Journalist

Islam Times - Investigations by an Israeli journalist shows that the regime’s spy agency was behind the assassination of a Tunisian engineer working with Palestinian Hamas resistance movement.

 
 
 
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