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A man holds a photo of prominent Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti calling for his release during a rally supporting those detained in Israeli jails after hundreds of them launched a hunger strike in the occupied West Bank town of al-Khalil (Hebron) on April 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

More Palestinian prisoners join mass hunger strike on 8th day

Islam Times - Scores of Palestinian prisoners have joined a mass hunger strike underway in Israeli prisons in a protest ...

Palestinians hold pictures of their loved ones that are held in Israeli jails, during a rally to mark the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, April 16, 2017.

Mass hunger strike begins in Israel jails

Islam Times - Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike in one of the biggest actions ...

Israel detained 509 Palestinians in March, report says

Israel detained 509 Palestinians in March, report says

Islam Times - Israeli forces detained 509 Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian territory during the month of March,...

BDS cofounder Omar Barghouti

The next phase in the war on BDS: Why Israel detained Omar Barghouti

Islam Times - The Israeli state has violated international law more than any other country, yet has rarely, if ever, been ...

The file photo shows a parliamentary session in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by AFP)

Egyptian lawmakers approve 3-month state of emergency

Islam Times - Egypt's parliament has unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency declared by President Abdel Fattah ...

The file photo purportedly shows Salem Salmy al-Hamadeen, aka Abu Anas al-Ansari, the founder and top leader of Daesh-linked Velayat Sinai Takfiri terrorist group in an undisclosed location. (Photo by Egypt’s army)

Egyptian military kills top leader of Takfiri terrorist group

Islam Times - Egypt’s military forces have killed the founder and top leader of Daesh-linked Velayat Sinai Takfiri terrorist ...

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....

 
 
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Armenians vote at a polling station in Yerevan, on April 2, 2017, during legislative elections for the first time since the adoption of constitutional reforms aimed at transforming the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic. (Photo by AFP)

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party leads in parliament vote

Islam Times - The ruling Republican Party leads Armenia's parliamentary elections, held for the first time since the adoption of constitutional reforms transforming the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic, an exit poll said Sunday.

South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye (R) arrives at a court, which is to decide whether she should be arrested over corruption and abuse of power charges, in Seoul, March 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

South Korea court deciding on Park’s arrest

Islam Times - A court in South Korea has started deliberations on whether to arrest the country’s ousted president Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Emirati Professor Nasser bin Ghaith (file photo)

UAE dissident professor gets 10 years in jail over online activities

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sentenced a dissident professor to 10 years in jail for his online activities.

This file screen grab taken on January 4, 2017 from a YouTube video originally taken by Myanmar Constable Zaw Myo Htike (pictured at far left, looking at camera) shows a policeman (back L) kicking out at a Rohingya minority villager seated on the ground with others, in the village of Kotankauk during a police area clearance operation on November 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Rohingya-linked group calls for peacekeeping troops in Myanmar's Rakhine

Islam Times - A nascent Rohingya-linked armed group, which now calls itself the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ASRA), has called for international peacekeepers to protect the stateless persecuted Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

 
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attends a banquet hosted by Japan

Saudi reinstates allowances to state employees to repel revolt

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has restored financial allowances to civil servants and military personnel in an attempt to thwart possible unrest after calls for protests spread across the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia Beheads 3 Pakistani Nationals

Saudi Arabia Beheads 3 Pakistani Nationals

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has beheaded on Sunday three Pakistani nationals on drug trafficking charges, bringing to 26 the number of executions in the kingdom this year.

Saudi Arabia’s Paper Tiger

Saudi Arabia’s Paper Tiger

Islam Times - Earlier this year, an American expert described the Saudi army, considered the best equipped military in the world, as a paper tiger that disappointed its weapon suppliers, including mainly the US and UK.

A handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi Air Force officers standing at attention in front of an advanced F-15SA fighter jet during a ceremony. (Photos by AFP)

Saudi fighter pilots get 60% pay boost as Yemen bombing rages

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has increased its air force pilots' salary by up to 60 percent shortly after its bombing campaign against Yemen enters its third year.

 
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri (Photo by AFP)

PM Hariri: Israel wants a new war agains Lebanon

Islam Times - Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri says recent Israeli actions have indicated a desire for a new conflict after Tel Aviv unveiled the latest addition to its missile system.

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.

 
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

Iran foresees sharp rise in uranium production

Islam Times - Iran’s nuclear chief says the country is to produce about 40 tonnes of uranium this year, more than half the total amount yielded over the preceding years.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

US strike on Syria strengthens regional terrorism: Iran's president

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has censured the US for a recent missile strike against an airbase in Syria, saying the aggression will boost terrorism in the region and strengthen lawlessness and instability in the world.

Iran Slams Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Ready to Treat Victims

Iran Slams Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria, Ready to Treat Victims

Islam Times - Iran strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons by terrorists in Syria, underling the need for disarming terrorists operating in the Arab country and declares readiness to treat victims.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran says Britain’s policies behind Middle East instability

Islam Times - Iran says the crises in the Middle East region are largely due to the "colonial" policies of the UK and its allies.

 
Ahmad al-Assadi, spokesman for Iraq

Hashd al-Sha'abi calls on Erdogan to stop meddling in Iraq

Islam Times - Iraqi group Popular Mobilization Units has delivered a counterblast to the Turkish president who had called the volunteer force fighting Daesh a “terrorist organization” and part of Iran’s regional policy.

Daesh

Daesh 'grand mufti' slain in Iraqi army missile strikes

Islam Times - The highest so-called official of religious law of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has been killed in a missile attack carried out by the Iraqi Air Force military aircraft in Mosul as government forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are ...

Iraqis walk past a damaged building as they leave Mosul’s Old City on April 6, 2017, during an offensive by government forces to retake the city from the Daesh terrorist group. (Photo by AFP)

Daesh kills dozens of civilians fleeing west Mosul: Witnesses

Islam Times - The Daesh terrorist group has killed scores of civilians trying to flee Mosul in the past days as Iraqi government forces press ahead with a military operation to liberate the northern city, witnesses say.

What Drives Barzani’s Call for Independence Referendum?

What Drives Barzani’s Call for Independence Referendum?

Islam Times - During his meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 30, president of the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government Masoud Barzani reiterated his intention to hold referendum to let people decide on the independence of the Kurdish region.

 
Mob of 300 Turks Attack Syrian Refugees with Knives, Burn Tents

Mob of 300 Turks Attack Syrian Refugees with Knives, Burn Tents

Islam Times - Residents of Turkey’s Izmir province Attacked Syrian refugees, injuring 30 people and forcing some 500 others to flee a makeshift housing.

Turkey Seeks Life Jail Terms for Opposition Daily Journalists

Turkey Seeks Life Jail Terms for Opposition Daily Journalists

Islam Times - Turkish prosecutors said on Tuesday they were seeking jail terms of up to 43 years for 19 journalists and employees of opposition daily Cumhuriyet, in a case that has intensified concerns over press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the crowd during an opening ceremony of multiple projects at the Ataturk Cultural Center (AKM) in Ankara on April 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkey plans new 'anti-terror' offensives in Syria, says Turkish president

Islam Times - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is planning new offensives this spring inside war-torn Syria after Ankara officially announced the completion of a months-long military campaign on the Arab country’s soil.

This photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows academics and students shouting slogans during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree in Ankara University. (Photo by AFP)

Nearly 5,000 academics dismissed since coup attempt: Turkish opposition

Islam Times - Turkey's main opposition party says nearly 5,000 academics have been sacked by the government since last summer’s failed coup.

 
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.

 
This file photo shows smoke rising from an Afghan police district headquarters building after a car bomb attack, in Kabul, March 1, 2017. (By AFP)

Bomb blast occurs near army base in Afghanistan

Islam Times - A car bomb explosion has hit an area near a military camp in Afghanistan’s Khost Province, officials say.

The file photo shows US troops in Afghanistan.

Activists urge progress in ICC’s Afghanistan probe

Islam Times - Activists have called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to speed up a probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

Afghanistan-‘Small’Western Propaganda Lies, Huge Impact

Afghanistan-‘Small’Western Propaganda Lies, Huge Impact

Islam Times - Ask anyone on the streets of Kabul about the revolutions that in recent years transformed huge parts of Latin America, and the chances are you’ll encounter a blank stare.

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani (photo by AFP)

Afghans stage anti-Kabul rally in Canberra

Islam Times - Hundred of Afghans in Australia have staged a rally in protest at Kabul’s discriminatory policies, as Afghanistan’s president is visiting the capital Canberra.

 
Yemeni students enter their make-shift classroom in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on March 15, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

US launched 20 airstrikes in Yemen since late February: Pentagon

Islam Times - The United States military claims that it has launched 20 airstrike against terrorist positions in war ravaged Yemen since February 28.

An Estimated 100 Saudi Fighters Killed

An Estimated 100 Saudi Fighters Killed

Islam Times - The Houthi alliance, consisting of the rump Yemeni army, Ansarullah and Popular Committees, supported by the vast majority of Yemenis and most tribes, announced that more than 100 fighters loyal to the Saudi coalition were killed and more than 20 vehicles destroyed ...

Yemen Appeals to EU to Stop Saudi Aggression

Yemen Appeals to EU to Stop Saudi Aggression

Islam Times - Yemen called on the EU to pressure Saudi Arabia into ending its deadly military intervention and inhumane blockade of their country.

US-NATO is Using Saudi Arabia

US-NATO is Using Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - An American political commentator said: “What is undeniable is the fact that those who ‘promote human rights’ are the perpetrators of the most heinous crimes, including the Genocide in Yemen. To deny their complicity is to deny humanity.”

 
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,...

 
A picture taken on March 27, 2017 shows a general view of the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers during the 28th Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, south Amman, Jordan. (Photo by AFP)

Arab League chiefs due in Jordan for annual summit amid low expectations

Islam Times - Arab League heads of state are set to meet for an annual summit in Jordan to address a range of issues, particularly regional conflicts, as the prospect of a breakthrough seems far off.

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.

 
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman of China

China confirms detention of Taiwan pro-independence activist

Islam Times - China’s government said Wednesday it has detained a Taiwanese pro-independence activist and is investigating him on suspicion of “pursuing activities harmful to national security.”

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.

 
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (photo by AFP)

Australia bracing for Daesh ‘at its doorstep’

Islam Times - Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned that the Daesh terrorist group could establish a stronghold in the southern Philippines, the nearest territory to mainland Australia to likely become a hotbed of terrorist activities.

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.

 
 
 
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Militants kill 7 Security Forces in Nigeria’s Lagos State

Militants kill 7 Security Forces in Nigeria’s Lagos State

Islam Times - Five policemen and two soldiers were killed Sunday in a shootout between the security forces and militants in Nigeria’s Lagos state, African country's official news agency NAN reported.

The Gambia

Gambia's UDP wins majority of seats in parliamentary elections

Islam Times - The Gambia's longtime opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has won an absolute majority in parliament in the West African country’s first general elections after the ouster of President Yahya Jammeh.

Congolese President Joseph Kabila delivers a speech to the nation in front of the upper and lower chambers at the Palace of the People in Kinshasa on April 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

DR Congo's president to name new prime minister

Islam Times - Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday pledged to appoint a new prime minister in the next two days, in line with a stalled December peace deal struck with the opposition.

This file photo taken on February 3, 2014 shows the former leader of South Africa

South Africa opposition party files charges against regional leader over tweet

Islam Times - South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s main opposition party, has brought up charges against a powerful regional leader over a tweet she posted hailing the era of colonialism.

 
War Looms in South Libya

War Looms in South Libya

Islam Times - The Defense Ministry of UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA) announced a new military operation to fight Khalifa Haftar’s “Dignity Operation” forces in south Libya.

Libya

Libya's UN-Backed Government Head Meets with U.S. Officials

Islam Times - The head of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) met with top US officials, hoping to find a way forward for in Libya.

LNA Airstrikes in Benghazi

LNA Airstrikes in Benghazi

Islam Times - Libya National Army (LNA) warplanes carried out several airstrikes on the Benghazi Shura Council (BSC) in Al-Sabri, Sooq Al-Hoot, and Ekhraibish neighborhoods.

Western Media Faking another Russian Invasion; this time in Libya

Western Media Faking another Russian Invasion; this time in Libya

Islam Times - NATO, home to more than 900 million fact-deprived dwellers are once again served more Russophobic stories and may have missed the latest pseudo-news by the MSM ‘presstitutes.’

 
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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