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Demonstrators rally against Israel’s demolition of Palestinian neighborhoods in the northern town of Arara on January 21, 2017.

Palestinians rally in Israel against home demolitions

Islam Times - Thousands of Palestinians have staged a protest rally in northern Israel to show their anger at Tel Aviv’s ...

This photo released by Israeli media shows the scene of a shooting in Tel Aviv on January 21, 2017.

At least 2 killed in shooting incident in Tel Aviv

Islam Times - A shooting incident in Tel Aviv has left two people dead and injured three others.

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni

Fearing arrest, Israeli ex-min. cancels trip to Belgium

Islam Times - Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has canceled a planned trip to Belgium over fears that she would ...

A Spanish UN peacekeeper looks to the UN-drawn “Blue Line” border demarcation between Lebanon and the occupied territories, February 24, 2015.

Israel violates Lebanese border to set up spying gear

Islam Times - The Israeli military has set up a spying device close to Lebanon’s UN-drawn border demarcation with the Israeli-...

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 ...

An Egyptian woman celebrates with a national flag on January 16, 2017, after a ruling against the government’s islands deal with Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian court rejects handover of islands to Saudi in final ruling

Islam Times - A top court in Egypt has upheld a ruling against the government’s decision to hand over two strategic Red ...

This photo, taken from the site of a militant attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish, shows the body of a militant incapacitated by security forces, Egypt, January 9, 2017.

13 Egyptian security forces killed in militant attack in Sinai

Islam Times - At least 13 Egyptian security forces have been killed in a multipronged militant attack on a checkpoint in ...

In this April 15, 2016 photo, Egyptians in Cairo shout slogans against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a protest at the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt arrests a dozen in protest against giving islands to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Egypt has arrested 12 people for taking part in a protest against the government’s decision to hand over two ...

 
 
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In this December 2, 2016 photo, Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar huddle in a room at an unregistered refugee camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh.

Myanmar defies OIC call to stop atrocities against Rohingya

Islam Times - Myanmar has defied a call by Muslim governments to stop atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, slamming instead Malaysia for hosting a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon (C) waves as he arrives at the Incheon International Airport west of Seoul on Jan. 12, 2017.

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon apologizes after brother's bribery indictment

Islam Times - Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon has issued an apology after the US government called on South Korea to arrest his brother on charges of a bribery scheme to sell a Vietnamese building complex.

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

UN criticizes Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - A United Nations rapporteur tasked with evaluating Myanmar's handling of the plight of Rohingya Muslims has criticized the country for its poor performance.

Syed Hamid Albar (3rd-R), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s special envoy to Myanmar, visits Rohingya refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 26, 2016.

OIC to UN: Stop potential genocide in Myanmar

Islam Times - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the United Nations (UN) to intervene in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where it says the escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims could lead to “genocide.”

 
A combo shows the aftermath of a January 21, 2017 security raid against a hideout used by terrorists in the Saudi port city of Jeddah.

Saudi forces ‘kill two Takfiris in Jeddah’

Islam Times - Saudi media say two terrorists have been killed in the city of Jeddah during clashes with Saudi security forces, who had swooped on their hideout in the port city.

Saudi Arabia Hurt by Oil Output Reduction: IMF

Saudi Arabia Hurt by Oil Output Reduction: IMF

Islam Times - The International Monetary Fund says Saudi Arabian economy growth will be hindered by lower oil productions.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Saudi Arabia's regime change policy failed

Islam Times - Iran has voiced readiness to work with Saudi Arabia to give an end to the regional conflicts including the war in Yemen. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said ties between Tehran and Riyadh can go back to normal if Riyadh sees the realities on the ground....

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh

Wahhabi Cleric: Cinema, Concerts Are “Evil”

Islam Times - Top Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia condemned plans to open cinemas and concerts in the Arab country.

 
Lebanese Hezbollah Attacks ISIS Terrorists along Northeastern Border

Lebanese Hezbollah Attacks ISIS Terrorists along Northeastern Border

Islam Times - Lebanese Hezbollah movement has attacked ISIS terrorists in northeastern Lebanon, killing and wounding a number of them.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) meets with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, in Beirut, Lebanon, January 7, 2017.

Rifts among Muslim nations serve Israeli interests: Lebanon PM

Islam Times - The Lebanese prime minister says Muslim nations should close their ranks in the face of Israeli attempts to take advantage of rifts in the Islamic world and the terror threats facing the Middle East.

Lebanese Legislators Approve New Cabinet

Lebanese Legislators Approve New Cabinet

Islam Times - Lebanon's Parliament has approved Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Cabinet on Wednesday, with 87 out of 92 MPs giving vote of confidence to the country's national unity lineup.

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, delivers a speech via a video link from the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on December 23, 2016.

Takfiri terrorism does not belong to Islam: Hezbollah chief

Islam Times - The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says Takfiri militants perpetrating heinous crimes across the Middle East and North Africa have no connection to Islam and the religion's most revered figure Prophet Muhmamd (PBUH).

 
We’re prepared if Trump tears up deal: Iran nuclear chief

We’re prepared if Trump tears up deal: Iran nuclear chief

Islam Times - Iran’s nuclear chief says the country is prepared to “act appropriately” if US President Donald Trump chooses to “tear up” the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Iran and six world powers, including Washington.

Iranian Parliament speaker

Iran warns of bids to turn terrorists into politicians in Syria

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official has hailed Kazakhstan’s initiative to host intra-Syrian talks but warned against any attempts to turn the “yesterday terrorists” in Syria into the “today politicians.”

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Muslim students in Europe must promote Islam: Ayatollah Khamenei

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged Muslim students in Europe to make an impact on their surroundings and promote Islam.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets with Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis in Tehran, January 18, 2017.

Aleppo win averted future uncertainty in region: Iran president

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the liberation of Syria’s strategic northwestern city of Aleppo as a major step towards stability in the Arab state, saying the gain prevented the Middle East from having to face an uncertain future.

 
Barriers Ahead of Liberating Western Mosul from ISIS

Barriers Ahead of Liberating Western Mosul from ISIS

Islam Times - The operation to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS terrorist group has started on October 17, 2016. In the beginning, the Iraqi army forces made remarkable advances from the southern neighborhoods of the city, as at the same time the Kurdish Peshmerga ...

Expanded US Consulate in Iraq’s Erbil to Be Espionage Center?

Expanded US Consulate in Iraq’s Erbil to Be Espionage Center?

Islam Times - The United States has plans to construct its biggest consulate complex in the world to be located in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region amid concerns that it will be an espionage center.

A member of Iraqi rapid response forces takes his position during a battle with Daesh militants in the district of Yarimja in southern Mosul, Iraq, January 16, 2017.

Iraqi CTS commander: 90% of Mosul liberated from Daesh

Islam Times - A high ranking commander in Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says that around 90 percent of eastern Mosul has been purged of its Daeshi occupiers.

How Can Iraq’s Kurdistan Economic Woes Be Eased?

How Can Iraq’s Kurdistan Economic Woes Be Eased?

Islam Times - At the time being, the key problem– even outstripping the threat posed by ISIS terrorist group– that the regional government of Iraq's Kurdistan is grappling with is the economic crisis. The Kurdish region’s government has always argued that foreign and imposed factors ...

 
Turkey to Withdraw Forces from Syria’s Al-Bab after Suffering Heavy Losses

Turkey to Withdraw Forces from Syria’s Al-Bab after Suffering Heavy Losses

Islam Times - Turkey has set to withdraw its forces from Syria's Al-Bab, letting Syrian Army to capture the area from ISIS terrorist group, Almasdar News reported on Friday.

Ankara Anti-Kurdish Escalations Not Settling Challenge

Ankara Anti-Kurdish Escalations Not Settling Challenge

Islam Times - Making an understanding of the ethnic issues in the world for politicians and governments that seek a sustainable security and development is something necessary and indispensable.

Political changes impact on Turkey’s Syria policy

Political changes impact on Turkey’s Syria policy

Islam Times - Turkey has acknowledged it can no longer insist that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must leave power as a precondition for peace talks.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım

Turkey hopes Trump administration will extradite Gulen: PM

Islam Times - Turkey has voiced optimism regarding bilateral relations with the US under President Donald Trump, saying it primarily expects the new US administration to extradite Turkish opposition figure Fetullah Gulen.

 
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.

The file photo shows Pakistan

Pakistani military test-fires medium-range cruise missile

Islam Times - Pakistan has successfully test-fired a revised version of a locally developed medium-range cruise missile.

How Afghanistan Blocks Closer Pakistan-Russia Ties?

How Afghanistan Blocks Closer Pakistan-Russia Ties?

Islam Times - The security and political relations in the Central Asia region are witnessing fast-moving transformation these days. India, once standing as a rival of the US, now is showing tendency towards Washington. On the other side, Pakistan is moving away more and more from ...

 
Afghan security forces and volunteers move the bodies of victims from the scene of a bombing attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, on January 10, 2017.

Afghanistan desperately reliant on intl. aid, conference told

Islam Times - A Swedish diplomat says persisting crisis in Afghanistan has left the country increasingly reliant on international humanitarian aid that can only provide short-term relief without resolving key problems.

Afghan man clears debris at the site of a bombing that targeted a gathering of the local tribal elders in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar Province on October 31, 2016.

Daesh militants attack Nangarhar district, torch 60 houses

Islam Times - Militants of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have raided a district in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, setting fire to some 60 houses there.

31 Killed, 80 Injured after Twin Blasts Hit Kabul

31 Killed, 80 Injured after Twin Blasts Hit Kabul

Islam Times - At least 31 people were killed and dozens injured after two suicide bombings targeted a van Tuesday carrying administrative staffers of the Afghan parliament in the capital of Kabul.

US withdrawal, the only hope for peace in Afghanistan

US withdrawal, the only hope for peace in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is US withdrawal of forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders to establish a national unity government, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a ...

 
Saleh al-Samad, the president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council

Yemen frustrated all Saudi goals in Bab-el-Mandeb: Yemeni official

Islam Times - The president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council says all attempts by Saudi-backed militants to advance in Yemen’s southwestern coastal areas near the Bab-al-Mandeb Strait have been thwarted.

Saudi, US, UK shamed in HRW Yemen report

Saudi, US, UK shamed in HRW Yemen report

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has blamed the Saudi regime for thousands of civilian deaths since the onset of its aerial and ground campaign against Yemeni, which is strongly supported by Riyadh’s allies, particularly the US and the UK.

Saudi Arabian tanks deployed in Yemen

Fighting in Yemen’s Bab al-Mandeb strait kills 70

Islam Times - Two days of severe clashes in the Bab al-Mandeb strait between fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement and pro-Hadi troops have claimed the lives of some 70 soldiers from both sides.

How Jews of Yemen Airlifted to Israeli Regime?

How Jews of Yemen Airlifted to Israeli Regime?

Islam Times - Hundreds of the Jewry have been living in Yemen for thousands of years. They are majorly concentrated in Rida district in the city of Amran and also in Al-Salem district in Sa’dah province.

 
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.

 
This aerial photo, taken on January 2, 2017, shows a Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (C), during military drills in the South China Sea.

China hits back at US Secretary of State Tillerson over island remarks

Islam Times - A Chinese daily run by the state says Beijing will continue to carry out military drills in the South China Sea regardless of foreign pressure.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a high-level event in the Assembly Hall at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 18, 2017.

XI: China seeking new model of relations with US

Islam Times - Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will strive towards including the United States in its "circle of friends" around the globe.

A man rests near a map of Taiwan at a deserted Taiwan-themed shopping district in Beijing, China, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

China calls on US not to allow Taiwan delegation at Trump inauguration

Islam Times - China has called on the United States not to allow a delegation from Taiwan at US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.

A tank is seen behind smoke charges during annual military drills in central Taiwan, Taichung, January 17, 2017.

Taiwan simulates China invasion during annual drills

Islam Times - The Taiwanese military has begun two days of exercises simulating a Chinese invasion at a time of increased tensions between Taipei and Beijing.

 
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”

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.

 
 
 
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Gambia’s ex-ruler escorted into exile

Gambia’s ex-ruler escorted into exile

Islam Times - The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, has left the country after conceding defeat in an election under increasing international pressure.

A convoy of Senegal soldiers en route towards the Gambia boarder with Senegal near Karang, Senegal, Jan. 19, 2017.

Gambia's longtime leader Jammeh agrees to step down

Islam Times - Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh has declared that he would step down as West African forces invaded his country to remove him following his refusal to cede power to president-elect Adama Barrow.

Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh

Gambia’s Jammeh asks for extension of deadline to quit

Islam Times - The Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh has asked the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to extend a midday deadline for him to step down.

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is seen during an election rally in capital, Banjul, November 29, 2016.

Gambian president declares state of emergency

Islam Times - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency, citing foreign interference in the presidential election of December.

 
Libyan forces gesture after pushing into Ghiza Bahriya district following a battle with Daesh terrorists in Sirte, Libya, November 22, 2016.

Daesh ‘desperately’ resisting in Sirte as Libya forces advance

Islam Times - A spokesman for the Libyan forces says Daesh is desperately resisting amid the advances of the country’s troops in the terrorist group’s ex-North African stronghold of Sirte.

Muammar Gaddafi

From ‘Mad Dog’ to ‘Model’, Back: How West Changed Its Mind on Libya’s Gaddafi

Islam Times - In the 42 years that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya, Western views went from considering him a cartoon villain to believing him a model of international conduct – and back to villain again, when the West backed an armed rebellion against him.

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Islam Times - On October 14, a former Prime Minister of Libya – Khalifa al-Ghwell – gathered some supporters at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli and announced that he was the new head of government. It was a curious moment for this former engineer from the city of Misrata – the hotbed ...

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government gather during a battle with Daesh terrorists in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya October 9, 2016.

Libyan forces tighten noose around Daesh in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord continue advancing inside Sirte, as part of a major offensive to liberate the port city from the Daesh terrorists.

 
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.

Tunisian aerospace engineer Mohammed Zawahri

Israel Implicated in Tunisian Engineer Assassination: Report

Islam Times - Palestinian media and experts say that Israeli regime may have had a role in the killing of a Tunisian aerospace engineer earlier this week.

 
 
 
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