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Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Islam Times - There has long been speculation regarding ties between the Israeli government and the terror group Daesh, ...

Israeli forces demolish a Palestinian house in the occupied West Bank. (File photo)

Israeli bulldozers demolish Palestinian home near al-Quds

Islam Times - The Israeli forces have demolished a Palestinian residential building in a West Bank village located to the ...

Palestinians Remember Israeli Perpetrated Massacre of Refugees in Sabra, Shatilla

Palestinians Remember Israeli Perpetrated Massacre of Refugees in Sabra, Shatilla

Islam Times - Palestinians and conscious people across the world are marking the 35th anniversary of the Israeli perpetrated ...

Head of the Hamas movement

Hamas pledges to dissolve administrative committee, hold elections

Islam Times - Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that ...

Egypt Court Upholds Morsi’s 25-Year Prison Sentence in Qatar Spy Case

Egypt Court Upholds Morsi’s 25-Year Prison Sentence in Qatar Spy Case

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi on charges ...

Seven Killed in Egypt’s Sinai amid Rising Insecurity

Seven Killed in Egypt’s Sinai amid Rising Insecurity

Islam Times - At least seven people have been killed following a shootout in Egypt's resistive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday ...

Egypt: Regional Position, Foreign Policy, Troubled Economy

Egypt: Regional Position, Foreign Policy, Troubled Economy

Islam Times - Understanding the Egyptian foreign policy takes focusing on the key four factors of its geography, national ...

Egyptian police torturing protestors

Torture in Egypt Likely Constitutes Crime against Humanity: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that the torture epidemic in Egypt likely constitutes a crime against humanity....

 
 
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Noble Peace Prize: Discriminatory, Serving West’s Interests

Noble Peace Prize: Discriminatory, Serving West’s Interests

Islam Times - The Noble Peace Prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, the Swiss social activist who founded the Red Cross, and Frederick Passy, the French economist who was one of the founders of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the chief organizer of the first International ...

A Philippinian maid waits at a shelter managed by Labour and Welfare officers after fleeing her employer’s home due to mistreatment.

Human Rights Violations in UAE

Islam Times - The human rights condition in the UAE has constantly been subject to criticism coming from various international rights groups and organizations. The citizens in the United Arab Emirates are granted no rights for voting, electing their government, or joining a political ...

Myanmarese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Myanmar leader defends handling of crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - Myanmar’s leader has finally broken her silence only to defend how her government is dealing with the massive human rights violations committed against Rakhine-based Rohingya Muslims, which the UN says amount to ethnic cleansing.

Rohingya refugee children wait for medical treatment at a refugee camp between Myanmar and Bangladesh in the Gumdhum district. (Photo by AFP)

Aid agencies call for harsh bans against Myanmar military

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for harsh international sanctions against the Myanmar military over its brutal “ethnic cleansing campaign” against the country’s Rohingya Muslims.

 
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, shakes hands with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon after signing agreements in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 19, 2017. (Saudi Press Agency/handout via Reuters)

Amid Yemen war, Saudi signs military cooperation deal with Britain

Islam Times - Britain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation as the Riyadh regime intensifies its ongoing campaign against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia Plans 80% Increase in Fuel Prices

Saudi Arabia Plans 80% Increase in Fuel Prices

Islam Times - The Saudi regime is planning domestic prices for gasoline and jet fuel by around 80% this year in a sign of worsening economic situation in the Persian Gulf monarchy.

A file photo of Saudi human rights activist, Samah Hadid

Saudi rulers crushing kingdom’s human rights movement: HRW

Islam Times - Amnesty International has said that Saudi rulers are trying to crush the kingdom’s human rights movement after they arrest two more activists.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (Photo by AFP)

Saudi prince purging dissent before rise to throne

Islam Times - With a crackdown on dissenters and a charm offensive to woo the kingdom's swelling youth population, Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting Mohammed bin Salman is cementing his grip on power, analysts say.

 
Lebanese army troops

Lebanese Army Placed on Alert Following Terrorist, Israeli Threats

Islam Times - Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, ordered troops on Saturday to maintain readiness in order to confront Takfiri terrorists and Israeli enemy.

In this file photo, two Israeli Air Force F-15I Ra’am aircraft practice air defense maneuvers at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, the United States. (Photo by the United States Air Force)

Israeli warplanes cause sonic boom over southern Lebanon

Islam Times - Israeli fighter jets have violated Lebanese airspace and flown low over parts of the country in flagrant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Syrian forces members stand on a tank next to a vehicle waiting to transport Daesh terrorists in the Qara area in Syria

Hezbollah: US hampering Daesh evacuation deal on Syria border

Islam Times - The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has accused the US of hampering an evacuation deal with the Daesh terrorist group.

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Hariri rejects Israeli claims about ‘missile factories’ in Lebanon

Islam Times - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has rejected Israel’s claims that Iran is building factories to produce missiles in Lebanese territory, accusing the Israeli regime of carrying out “deception campaigns.”

 
Iranian president: No one will trust US if Trump nixes JCPOA

Iranian president: No one will trust US if Trump nixes JCPOA

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that if US President Donald Trump reneges the JCPOA "no one will trust America again."

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

Islam Times - Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) and his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, meet in New York on September 18, 2017. (Photo by president.ir)

US committed to no international obligation: Iran’s Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States has failed to remain committed to any of its international obligations, stressing that Washington is not a reliable country.

This file photo taken on March 24, 2016 shows International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano posing for a photographer at the IAEA

IAEA rejects Israeli claims of not inspecting Iran sites

Islam Times - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has rebuffed recent Israeli claims that the agency showed “weakness” in monitoring the implementation of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran.

 
A Kurdish man walks in the street in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Curfew imposed in Iraq’s Kirkuk after clashes over Kurdistan vote

Islam Times - Iraqi police have imposed a curfew in the northern city of Kirkuk, which witnessed skirmishes between Kurds and Turkmen days before a controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from the mainland.

Turkish tanks engage in drills on Iraqi border ahead of Kurdish independence vote

Turkish tanks engage in drills on Iraqi border ahead of Kurdish independence vote

Islam Times - Turkish tanks have engaged in large scale military drills on the country’s border with Iraq a week before a Kurdish independence vote which Ankara deems as a national security threat.

Families of Daesh terrorists are seen after they surrender themselves to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in al-Ayadiya, northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq, on August 30, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Iraq moves 1,400 wives, children of Daesh terrorists to new site near Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi authorities say they have moved some 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Daesh Takfiri terrorists to a new site north of Mosul, which used to be the terror group’s de facto capital in the Arab country, dismissing the concerns of aid organizations.

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Iraqi PM demands suspension of Kurdish independence referendum

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formally demanded suspension of the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum amid the central government’s strong opposition to the planned vote.

 
Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli (File photo)

Iraq breakup will lead to global conflict: Turkish minister

Islam Times - Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli has reiterated Ankara’s opposition to a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq, warning that disintegration of Iraq will lead to a global conflict.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP photo)

Turkey’s Erdogan, Iraq’s Abadi to discuss planned Kurdistan referendum

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he will discuss with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi a controversial plan in the Arab country’s autonomous Kurdistan region for holding a referendum of independence on September 25.

Turkey Upheld Jail Sentence for Academics on Hunger Strike for 180 Days

Turkey Upheld Jail Sentence for Academics on Hunger Strike for 180 Days

Islam Times - Turkey refused to set free two teachers, who launched a hunger strike six months ago in protest at their dismissal from their jobs, despite growing alarm over their health.

Turkey censures Belgium over court ruling on PKK

Turkey censures Belgium over court ruling on PKK

Islam Times - Turkey has censured an "unacceptable" decision by a court in Belgium not to prosecute the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for terrorist activities, accusing the European country of being a "weak link" in the battle against terrorism.

 
Iranian President Shakes hand with Pakistani Foreign Minister

What’s behind Pakistani FM Visit to Iran, Turkey?

Islam Times - The Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif visited Iran and Turkey in past few days to discuss ways to settle the Afghan crisis, less than a month after Islamabad-Washington tensions escalated over the new US strategy in Afghanistan.

Workers of the PML-N political party guide voters and share voting lists outside a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, September 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Kulsoom Sharif wins key vacant parliament seat in Lahore

Islam Times - Kulsoom Sharif, the wife of ex-Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has won a key parliamentary seat, which was left vacant after the ouster of her husband by the Supreme Court amid a corruption scandal in July.

In this photograph, which was taken on May 4, 2013, the daughter of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam (R), and her mother, Kulsoom (L), wave to supporters during an election campaign rally in Lahore, Pakistan. (By AFP)

Pakistanis voting in Lahore for Sharif’s parliament seat

Islam Times - Pakistanis have started going to polls in a by-election seen as a test of support for the family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of the 2018 general elections.

Khawajah Asif

Pakistan Pursues Peace, Stability in Afghanistan: FM

Islam Times - Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawajah Asif said Islamabad wants securing in neighboring Afghanistan, reacting to Afghan President Ghani’s remarks regarding Kabul’s readiness to hold peace talks with Pakistan.

 
An Afghan police officer surveys the damage from a truck bomb near several embassies in Kabul in May. (photo via The New York Times)

US to expand Afghan capital’s security zone to extend military presence

Islam Times - The US military is planning to expand boundaries of the Green Zone in the Afghan capital Kabul in an effort to not only bring nearly all Western embassies, NATO and American military headquarters within the protected area, but to prolong US military presence in the ...

Why US Seeks Brokering Taliban-Afghan Govt. Peace Talks?

Why US Seeks Brokering Taliban-Afghan Govt. Peace Talks?

Islam Times - The US Assistant Secretary of State and Acting Special Representative to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia Affairs Alice Wells has told the Voice of America news agency that Washington has put to work its efforts to prepare the ground for negotiations between the ...

Afghan protesters angry with insulting leaflets dropped by US jets

Afghan protesters angry with insulting leaflets dropped by US jets

Islam Times - Hundreds of Afghans have staged a protest in a district near the capital Kabul to express anger at propaganda leaflets dropped by American jets last week that were deemed offensive to Islam.

US New Afghan Strategy Impairs Afghan Gov., Heralds Long-term Stay

US New Afghan Strategy Impairs Afghan Gov., Heralds Long-term Stay

Islam Times - As the US unveiled its new strategy in Afghanistan in late August, revealing controversial powers granted to the American forces has drown reaction and rejection of the Afghan government. The leverages, according to the American President Donald Trump, will allow the ...

 
Displaced Yemeni children stand outside a make-shift shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen, April 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Almost 2 million people internally displaced in Yemen: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN)’s refugee agency says nearly two million people have been internally displaced due to the conflict in Yemen.

Resigned Saudi-Based Yemeni President Rents Islands, Port to Aggressor UAE

Resigned Saudi-Based Yemeni President Rents Islands, Port to Aggressor UAE

Islam Times - Two Red Sea and Indian Ocean islands belonging to Yemen have been rented out to the UAE for what the media called a 25-year rental contract signed between Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Emirati officials.

The photo shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase on November 16, 2015. (By AFP)

Saudi warplane crashes in southern Yemen, pilot killed

Islam Times - A Saudi warplane has crashed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan for unknown reasons, killing the pilot onboard.

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

UN's inaction on Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen 'striking': HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has slammed the United Nations for its inaction on Yemen's ever-worsening humanitarian situation due to the Saudi war.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Qatar

Qatar ready to 'sit at table' to resolve Persian Gulf dispute

Islam Times - Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says Doha is ready to negotiate with the emirate’s fellow Arab states to find a solution to the diplomatic row in the Persian Gulf region.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Saudi-led quartet trying to turn Qatar into ‘state of trusteeship’: Doha

Islam Times - Qatar says the “illegal” blockade imposed on Doha by the Saudi-led quartet of countries is aimed to force the peninsular Persian Gulf nation to become a “state of trusteeship.”

Protesters from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, a UK-based organization, lie on the ground as they demonstrate against the Defense & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London on September 12, 2013. (Photo by AP)

UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Islam Times - Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests.

US President Donald Trump (R) looks on as Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah speaks during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Trump fails in bid to cool Saudi-Qatar tensions despite vow of quick result

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump's attempt to cool escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has ended up in failure this week as the two Arab kingdoms release conflicting statements shortly after a phone conversation organized by Trump.

 
The file photo shows the Tureibil border crossing between Iraq and Jordan

Iraq-Jordan Main Border Crossing Opens after 2 Years

Islam Times - Jordan-Iraq main border crossing is set to be reopened on Wednesday for the first time since 2015, in the wake of Iraqi forces success in establishing control over the main highway to Baghdad.

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

Jordan blocking Israel envoy’s return over shooting

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

Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy

Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy

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

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

Jordanians urge cancellation of ‘shameful’ peace treaty with Israel

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

 
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (photo by Reuters)

Hong Kong leader urges end to calls for independence

Islam Times - Hong Kong’s leader has called for an immediate halt to calls for independence in the semi-autonomous Chinese region, warning that the issue is “destroying the relationship” with Beijing.

This file photo shows Chinese and Russian warships during naval drills.(Via Reuters)

China, Russia begin joint drills near North Korea

Islam Times - China and Russia have started joint naval drills near North Korea, amid continuing tensions chiefly between Pyongyang and Washington that risk turning into a military conflict.

China calls for rational action by India amid border standoff

China calls for rational action by India amid border standoff

Islam Times - China has urged India to abide by the international law and act rationally as tensions escalate between the two neighbors in a remote border area.

China Warns US over Potential Contacts with Taiwan

China Warns US over Potential Contacts with Taiwan

Islam Times - China threatened the US on Tuesday no to make military contacts with Taiwan as the island-nation's defense minister is set to make brief transit in New York and Los Angeles en route to and from Central American allies.

 
A file photo of Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan

Australia investigates alleged war crimes by soldiers in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Australia’s military watchdog has launched a probe into reports of possible war crimes committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan over the past years.

Australia Joins US Trading Threats with North Korea

Australia Joins US Trading Threats with North Korea

Islam Times - North Korea rebuked Australia for sending troops to join the US and South Korea war games painting it as a “suicidal act.”

The handout photo, released by the New South Wales Police on December 10, 2015, shows a man (C) being taken into custody during a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney, Australia. (Via AFP)

Australia charges 3 over attacks on Shia mosque

Islam Times - Police in Australia have charged three men with terrorism over two “Daesh-inspired” arson attacks against a Shia Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year.

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

Australia foils ‘terror plot’ aimed at downing plane

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

 
 
 
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Human skulls arranged at the Murambi genocide memorial, near Butare, Rwanda.

US Secret Role in Rwandan Genocide

Islam Times - Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. The killers used simple tools – machetes, clubs and other blunt objects, or herded people into buildings and set them aflame with kerosene. Most of ...

People stands outside the scene of an attack on a hotel and an adjacent restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia

Al Shabab Takfiri Terrorists Kill Six in Somalia Attack

Islam Times - Al-Shabab Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six people in the central Somali city of Beledweyne.

This file photo shows Nigerian troops during a patrol in the Borno state town of Banki to guard against Boko Haram attacks. (Photo by AFP)

Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

Islam Times - Suspected Takfiri Boko Haram militants have killed at least 18 people in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Cameroon in the latest surge of lethal assaults by the terror outfit in the restive region, local sources say.

Bodies of people killed in Friday raid were transported to Mogadishu on late Friday morning

Somalis Slam US-Led Forces for Killing Civilians, Including 3 Kids

Islam Times - Somalis have condemned US-led forces for killing civilians, including three children, in a military operation on Friday.

 
New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers

New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers

Islam Times - A new cycle of civil war is looming in Libya after General Khalifa Haftar banned all officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidential Council led by Fayez al-Sarraj from entering East of Libya, where he holds sway.

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

11 beheaded in Libya checkpoint attack

Islam Times - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
A handout picture released by the Tunisian Presidency Press Service shows Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) meeting with Libyan General Khalifa Haftar on September 18, 2017 at Carthage Palace in Tunis. (Photo by AFP)

Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

Islam Times - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighboring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

Tunisia’s PM Appoints New Cabinet after Infighting

Islam Times - Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed named on Wednesday a new cabinet after reaching a deal with political parties following weeks of wrangling over posts.

Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

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

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

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

 
 
 
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