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Palestinian Radio Station Shut Down by Israel

Israeli Regime Shuts down Palestinian Radio Station

Islam Times - A Palestinian radio station was raided by Israeli regime forces in the southern occupied West Bank district ...

Gaza fishermen

Gaza Fishermen Caught in Israeli Net

Islam Times - There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but the Israeli naval blockade on the Gaza Strip is making it a tough ...

Tel Aviv’s Science Diplomacy; Instruments, Goals

Tel Aviv’s Science Diplomacy; Instruments, Goals

Islam Times - The goals that the Israeli officials have so far sought to realize by taking a set of public diplomacy steps ...

The sun sets on the Israel-Gaza border January 4, 2009.

Palestinian lives matter and not just when they are lost

Islam Times - Palestine has never been the same since the 1917 Balfour Declaration, by which the British government allowed ...

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian President

Putin Ready to Host Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Sisi

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

Austerity Policy; Weakness of Egypt’s Military Government

Austerity Policy; Weakness of Egypt’s Military Government

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

Egypt President Sisi Urges to Disarm Syrian Militants

Egypt President Sisi Urges to Disarm Syrian Militants

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

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

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

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

 
 
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Kashmiri Protestors Blinded by Indian Pellet Guns

Kashmiri Protesters Blinded by Indian Pellet Guns

Islam Times - The use of pellet guns, prohibited in many countries, by the Indian security forces has blinded many Kashmiri protestors, including children

Kashmiris Take Education to Mosques as India Closes Schools

Kashmiris Take Education to Mosques as India Closes Schools

Islam Times - Families in Indian-controlled Kashmir bring education to mosques and wedding halls after India closes all schools and universities in a bid to stop the opposition to its rule in the region.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Myanmar

UN says Rohingya entitled to Myanmar citizenship

Islam Times - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Myanmar's stateless Rohingya Muslims should be given the right to citizenship.

Wahhabism; Major Threat in Azerbaijan

Wahhabism; Major Threat in Azerbaijan

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

 
Saudi Newspaper: Bahrain Launches Investigation in Case of Bahraini Media Person who "Insulted" Mohammad bin Abdulwahab and ibn Taymiyyah

Saudi Newspaper: Bahrain Launches Investigation in Case of Bahraini Media Person who "Insulted" Mohammad bin Abdulwahab and ibn Taymiyyah

Islam Times - The Saudi Al-Wasat newspaper said that the Bahraini Public Prosecution will start today on Monday (August 29, 2016) an investigation in a case in which a Bahraini media person insulted Saudi clerics, following a notice submitted by the Saudi lawyer Othman Al-Otaibi.

Microsoft equates ‘Daesh’ with ‘Saudi Arabia’

Microsoft equates ‘Daesh’ with ‘Saudi Arabia’

Islam Times - The Bing web search engine operated by Microsoft has infuriated authorities in Riyadh by offering the Arabic acronym for the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group as the equivalent to “Saudi Arabia” in Arabic.

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

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

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

Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

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

 
Israeli Regime Supports Terrorists in West Asia: Lebanese Hezbollah

Israeli Regime Supports Terrorists in West Asia: Lebanese Hezbollah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran rejects ‘meddlesome’ remarks by Arab League chief

Islam Times - Iran has dismissed “meddlesome” remarks by the Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) Ahmed Aboul Gheit about three Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, inviting him to brush up on the history and geography of the Middle East.

US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) oversees the implementation of American sanctions.

US ‘terrorizing’ Europe into avoiding Iran

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says the US is terrorizing the Europeans into shunning business with Iran despite the lifting of sanctions under a landmark nuclear deal.

A Russian Ka-226T helicopter

Russia Helicopters in talks with Iran over sales of 60 choppers

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

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani

US delaying tactic in Syria failed: Iran’s Shamkhani

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

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

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

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

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

Saudi child recruiter for Daesh killed in Iraq

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

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

Iraqi Foreign Ministry dismisses claim on assassination plot against Saudi envoy

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

Police thwart child bomber attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Police thwart child bomber attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk

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

 
Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tanju Bilgic

Turkey Summons US Envoy over Syria Offensive Censure

Islam Times - Turkey summoned the US ambassador to express its displeasure over Washington’s criticism of Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria.

Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion

Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion

Islam Times - Russia furious at Turkish move to set up rebel “safe zone” inside Syria to assist Jihadi rebels there, putting the recently announced “normalisation of relations” between Russia and Turkey in jeopardy.

A child waves toward Turkish troops heading to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey August 26, 2016.

Turkey: US criticism over Syria operations unacceptable

Islam Times - Ankara has summoned the US ambassador over Washington’s criticism of Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria.

Three Reasons Pushing Erdogan to Restore Ties with Russia, Iran

Three Reasons Pushing Erdogan to Restore Ties with Russia, Iran

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

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

Pakistani protesters launch deadly attack on TV station in Karachi

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

Indian-Administrated Kashmir

India Rejects Talks with Pakistan over Crisis-Torn Kashmir

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

Imran Khan leads another huge rally in Islamabad

Imran Khan leads another huge rally in Islamabad

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

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

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

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

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

14 dead as Afghan forces end armed attack on Kabul university

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

Aspects of Political Tensions in Afghanistan National Unity Govt.

Aspects of Political Tensions in Afghanistan National Unity Govt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
What Messages Visit of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council to Iraq Carry?

What Messages Visit of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council to Iraq Carry?

Islam Times - The regional trip of the Yemeni delegation and the first stage of this trip to Iraq have been analyzed as part of the regional equations.

Abdulhameed Dashti, member of Kuwaiti parliament

Kuwaiti PM Wanted for Attending Pro-Yemen Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Yemenis launch retaliatory attacks on Saudi positions in Najran region

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Migrant workers at a construction site in Doha, Qatar.

Indian migrant worker dies at Qatar’s World Cup stadium site

Islam Times - An Indian migrant worker has lost his life after being taken ill at the construction site of a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as rights groups warn of the harsh situation for migrant workers involved in building football stadiums in the Persian Gulf monarchy....

 
King Abdullah: Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

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

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

Members of the Jordanian security forces stand guard at a border crossing

Car bomb kills Jordanian soldiers: Army

Islam Times - Jordan's state TV reported that the car bomb targeted border guards in the Rukban refugee camp on the Syrian border.

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

Islam Times - Five Jordanian intelligence agents were killed in an attack on their office in a Palestinian refugee camp north of the capital Amman on Monday, government spokesman Mohammed Momani said.

Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah swears in new government

Islam Times - Jordan’s King Abdullah has sworn in a new government led by Prime Minister Hani Mulqi, charging him with overseeing preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

 
China and Syria

China and Syria

Islam Times - Although we don’t know the details of what was agreed between the Chinese and Syrian armies, the existence of an agreement between them has modified both the battle-field and the balance of international relations.

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

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

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

China Knocks at Syria’s Door

China Knocks at Syria’s Door

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

Approaching Dangerous Seas

Approaching Dangerous Seas

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

 
John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

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

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

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

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

Australia PM declares victory in general elections, vote counting continues

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

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

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

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

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

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

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

Boko Haram; How Muslims of Nigeria View it?

Boko Haram; How Muslims of Nigeria View it?

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

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

Zambia's opposition candidate leads in presidential vote

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

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

Forces loyal to Libya

Libya forces to launch final assault on Daesh to retake Sirte

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

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

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

 
Tunisia

Tunisia extends nationwide state of emergency for another month

Islam Times - Tunisia has extended for another month a nationwide state of emergency imposed across the North African country following a deadly bomb attack in November last year.

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi

Tunisian FM: Tunis Does not Classify Hezbollah "Terrorist", Calls for Dialogue

Islam Times - Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi said on Sunday that his country's representative to the Arab League meeting told the conferees that Tunisia opposes the AL statement regarding Hezbollah.

Tunisian special forces gather in the town of Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, during clashes with militants, March 7, 2016.

Tunisia 'at war' after 53 killed in Takfiri attack

Islam Times - Tunisia’s president says his country is at war after "unprecedented" attacks by Takfiri militants and ensuing clashes leave at least 53 people dead near the Libyan border.

Tunisians Ask Gov’t to Withdraw from Saudi Coalition over Blacklisting Hezbollah

Tunisians Ask Gov’t to Withdraw from Saudi Coalition over Blacklisting Hezbollah

Islam Times - The leader of En-Nahda Islamic movement in Tunisia Rached Ghannouchi asserted on Saturday that it is impossible to label Hezbollah as a terrorist group because of the his historic achievements in liberating Lebanon and protecting it from the Zionist aggressions.

 
 
 
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