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A Palestinian man lying on a bed wears a mask depicting hunger striking Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, on February 19, 2016.

Palestinian hunger strike kept in ‘grave-like’ cell

Islam Times - Hunger striking Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq is being held in a “grave-like” cell by Israeli authorities,...

File photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and former US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Israel, Jordan, Egypt, US held failed clandestine peace summit

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

Do not let go of the Green Line: It is Israel’s Achilles heel

Do not let go of the Green Line: It is Israel’s Achilles heel

Islam Times - The poet Dylan Thomas urged his father -- and all those approaching death -- “Do not go gentle into that good ...

Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres

UN Condemns US Blocking of Palestinian Pick

Islam Times - Secretary General of the United Nations says the US government made a "serious mistake" by opposing the installation ...

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 ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry after giving a joint statement prior to their meeting at his Jerusalem al-Quds office, on July 10, 2016.

Egypt sought Israel support in transferring islands to Saudi Arabia: Leaked phone call

Islam Times - A leaked phone recording has revealed that Egypt sought support from Israel before signing a deal with Saudi ...

With Trump Taking Office, US-Egypt Relations Likely to Heal

With Trump Taking Office, US-Egypt Relations Likely to Heal

Islam Times - In summer 2013, the Egyptian army staged a coup led by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, then the chief of general ...

Turbulence in the Red Sea

Islands Dispute Ice over Egyptian-Saudi Relations

Islam Times - Small and barren, yet the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir have been able to cause a stir in the waters ...

 
 
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UAE arms show heightens militarism as Yemen war rages on

UAE arms show heightens militarism as Yemen war rages on

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates, a partner to Saudi-led coalition waging a destructive war in Yemen, is eyeing billion-dollar arms deals with local and international companies as an arms show in Abu Dhabi gets underway.

The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism

The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism

Islam Times - Convinced that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes, is unacceptable and unjustifiable, member States of the United Nations were finally able to adopt, on September 8, 2006, a common approach within ...

Indian Forces Attack Protestors in Kashmir, One Killed

Indian Forces Attack Protestors in Kashmir, One Killed

Islam Times - Indian security forces attacked thousands of protesters in Kashmir who demonstrated after the police killed five people in Kashmir on Sunday.

President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov casts his vote at a polling station in the capital, Ashgabad, February 12, 2017.

Turkmen president wins landslide victory for third time in office

Islam Times - Turkmenistan’s incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has won a third term in office in a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, preliminary results show.

 
Saudi Regime Buys Offensive Weapons in War Preparations

Saudi Regime Buys Offensive Weapons in War Preparations

Islam Times - The Saudi regime and other Western-backed Arab states are buying more offensive military weapons amid concerns of war preparations.

Saudi Air Force F-15SA fighter jets perform during a ceremony at King Salman airbase in Riyadh, January 25, 2017.

Saudi Arabia ‘purchasing offensive weapons’

Islam Times - Military analysts at IHS Jane’s have revealed that Saudi Arabia and several other Western-backed Arab countries in the Middle East are purchasing weapons suited for a more offensive military program in distant locations.

U.S. Spy Chief Gives Saudi Prince Highest Award for “Fighting Terrorism”

U.S. Spy Chief Gives Saudi Prince Highest Award for “Fighting Terrorism”

Islam Times - On Friday, the Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, used his first trip abroad to present Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with the CIA’s highest award for fighting terrorism, the George Tenet Medal.

Turkey’s Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms Seeking Economic Favors

Turkey’s Erdogan Visits Arab Sheikhdoms Seeking Economic Favors

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Persian Gulf countries of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a bid to shore up his country's badly economy.

 
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.

Dimona nuclear plant

Dimona at Hezbollah’s Range, Why Nasrallah Threatened Israel

Islam Times - Hezbollah chief demanded that the Israeli regime dismantles Dimona nuclear reactor warning that it's within reach of the resistance.

What’s Behind Lebanon’s Pres. Aoun Riyadh and Cairo Visit?

What’s Behind Lebanon’s Pres. Aoun Riyadh and Cairo Visit?

Islam Times - Following a vote of confidence by the Lebanese parliament that installed Michael Aoun as the president of the country and ended the two and half a year of division and political crisis in Lebanon, the speculations of majorly anti-Resistance media began streaming out ...

Hezbollah Surprises Await Israeli Regime in Any War

Hezbollah Surprises Await Israeli Regime in Any War

Islam Times - Hezbollah leader has threatened the Israeli regime with game-changing surprises should it launch any stupid war against Lebanon.

 
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran rejects ‘unconstructive’ claims by Turkish FM

Islam Times - Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed as unconstructive Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's recent anti-Iran claims, saying Turkey and certain other "delusional" countries are responsible for instability and insecurity in the Middle East.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the 53rd Munich Security Conference, February 19, 2017

Iran offers dialog with Arabs on 'anxieties', violence

Islam Times - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has proposed the formation of a forum with the participation of Persian Gulf Arab states in order to build a common goal toward overcoming problems.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour speaks in a press conference in Tehran, February 18, 2017.

Iran kills or captures terrorists nearing borders: Senior IRGC commander

Islam Times - A senior Iranian commander says Iranian security forces either kill or arrest any terrorists seeking to approach Iranian borders.

This undated picture shows European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency

EU, IAEA reaffirm commitment to Iran deal in joint statement

Islam Times - The European Union (EU) and the United Nations’ nuclear agency have reaffirmed their support for the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six other countries.

 
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Iraq launches operation to recapture western Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of an operation to liberate the western side of the flashpoint city of Mosul from the grip of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

Why US Concerned over Iraqi Popular Forces Possible Deployment to Syria?

Why US Concerned over Iraqi Popular Forces Possible Deployment to Syria?

Islam Times - Recently, there have been speculations on possible deployment of Iraq's Public Mobilization Forces (PMF) to Syria to fight against terrorists in the neighboring country.

Iraqi President Fouad Massoum

Iraq, Iran Relations Not To Be Harmed by US: Iraqi President

Islam Times - Iraqi president says the US administration cannot harm the already warm relations between his country and its “brother” Iran.

Protesters run from teargas fired by security forces during demonstration at Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, February 11, 2017.

Deadly Baghdad clashes rattle Iraqi leaders

Islam Times - Iraqi leaders are on a damage control mode a day after clashes between followers of a cleric and police in Baghdad left at least four people dead.

 
Turkey, Russia Rapprochement on Syria Stalling?

Turkey, Russia Rapprochement on Syria Stalling?

Islam Times - Recent events point to weakening Turkey-Russia ties especially regarding Syria with Ankara seen as moving back to the opposing US-led camp.

Turkey seeks to seize territory in northern Syria

Turkey seeks to seize territory in northern Syria

Islam Times - The Turkish military has claimed that it is close to capturing the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in Raqqah province from the Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Turkey Reemphasizes on No-Fly Zone in Syria

Turkey Reemphasizes on No-Fly Zone in Syria

Islam Times - Turkish president renewed his previous calls for creating a no-fly zone in Syria just as the US president has called for safe zones in the Arab country.

What’s Behind Erdogan’s Political System Overhaul Through Reforms Bill?

What’s Behind Erdogan’s Political System Overhaul Through Reforms Bill?

Islam Times - The plan announced by the Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the parliament under the title of “government system modernization” has unbelievably reached its final implementation stage less than a ...

 
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.

Raza Rabbani, the chairman of the Pakistani Senate

Pakistan angered by US delay in issuing visa for lawmaker

Islam Times - A delay by US authorities to issue a visa for a Pakistani parliament member has angered Pakistan’s Senate, prompting it to order a boycott of the inter-parliamentary event in the US that the lawmaker was supposed to take part in.

Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif (C)

Fake story prompts Pakistani threat of nuclear strike against Israel

Islam Times - A fake Israeli threat of a nuclear attack against Pakistan has elicited a tacit but real Pakistani threat of an atomic strike against Israel.

Former Pakistani president, Asif Ali Zardari, waves as he leaves a court in Islamabad, January 9, 2014.

Pakistan’s ex-president Zardari returns from exile

Islam Times - Pakistan’s former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) opposition group Asif Ali Zardari has returned to his home country after 18 months in exile.

 
This picture taken on January 10, 2017 shows Afghan policemen standing guard at the site of an explosion near the governor

UAE ambassador to Afghanistan dies of injuries in bomb attack

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates says its ambassador to Afghanistan has died of injuries he sustained in a last-month bomb attack in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar.

Child Victims of Afghanistan Violence Increase Drastically: UN

Child Victims of Afghanistan Violence Increase Drastically: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations says violence in Afghanistan is killing more children compared to the last year.

Daesh militants, who were arrested by Afghan security personal, are seen at the Afghan police headquarters in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, May 9, 2016.

Russia voices concern over Daesh growth in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Russia has expressed concerns about growing militancy in Afghanistan, warning that the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group is expanding its foothold in the conflict-ridden Asian country.

Afghan Warlord, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

UN Drops Sanctions against Afghan Warlord

Islam Times - The United Nations has dropped a series of sanctions against one of the most nutritious warlords in Afghanistan on Friday.

 
Yemenis Honor Martyrs as Saudi Brutality Continues

Yemenis Honor Martyrs as Saudi Brutality Continues

Islam Times - Yemenis have come out massively in the capital Sana’a to mark the Martyrs' Day amid continuing two year Saudi-led brutal aggression on the country.

This photo provided by the media bureau of the operations command in Yemen shows a missile launched on February 15, 2017.

Yemeni forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport

Islam Times - Yemeni army forces and allied fighters have fired a ballistic missile at an airport inside Saudi Arabia in retaliation for the kingdom's bombing of a funeral which killed at least eight women.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (L) speaks alongside Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubei during a press conference in Riyadh on February 12, 2017.

UN chief urges Yemeni warring sides to return to negotiations

Islam Times - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the resumption of peace talks between the warring sides in Yemen, which has been under incessant attacks by the Saudi regime and its allies.

Why Mansur Hadi Seeks Federalization of Yemen?

Why Mansur Hadi Seeks Federalization of Yemen?

Islam Times - While the Saudi-led war against Yemen is getting into its third year, the resigned Yemeni president Abed Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has officially talked about plans to introduce a federal system of governing to the country, a plan that more than Yemeni people will serve interests ...

 
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,...

 
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.

US Forces in Jordan

Jordanian Military Guards Kill 3 US Troops in Exchange of Fire

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

 
5,000 Chinese Militants Fight in Syria

5,000 Chinese Militants Fight in Syria

Islam Times - Thousands of Chinese citizens are fighting in Syria as members of militant groups, Damascus ambassador to Beijing says.

China Urges US to Refresh Its History about WW II

China Urges US to Refresh Its History about WW II

Islam Times - China has recommended the US to refresh its history about the World War II after US statements about China-Japan disputed islands.

China Gives $16m Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Government

China Gives $16m Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Government

Islam Times - China has joined Russia and Iran helping Syrian government in its fight against militant and terrorist groups with Beijing agreeing to provide Damascus with more than 16 million dollars’ worth of humanitarian aids.

China Calls on US to Stop Making Troubles

China Calls on US to Stop Making Troubles

Islam Times - A senior Chinese official called on the US government to stop making troubles for Beijing as the bilateral ties may get harmed.

 
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 ...

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”

 
 
 
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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.

Moroccan Deputy Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita

Morocco says will never recognize SADR despite rejoining AU

Islam Times - Moroccan officials have rejected claims that their country will have to recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) now that the kingdom is permitted to rejoin the African Union (AU).

African Union Criticizes US Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

African Union Criticizes US Anti-Muslim Travel Ban

Islam Times - African countries slammed US president's provocative move to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from traveling to the country.

African heads of state pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 30, 2017.

Morocco rejoins African Union after 33 years of absence

Islam Times - The African Union has readmitted Morocco into the bloc 33 years after its withdrawal over the still existing Western Sahara dispute.

 
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.

Former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad

US Blocks Ex-Palestinian PM Path to UN Mission in Lybia

Islam Times - The US administration has blocked the nomination of former Palestinian authority as a UN representative.

German navy sailors arrive to rescue refugees on boat off the coast of Libya in March 2016.

Libya may allow NATO, EU ships in its waters

Islam Times - Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj says his country may allow NATO and European Union (EU) navies to cooperate with its coastguard and operate in Libyan waters to contain people-smuggling across the sea.

 
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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