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A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 20, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia

Massive US-Saudi arms deal upsets Israeli leaders

Islam Times - Israel has voiced concern about ability to retain its "qualitative military edge" in the Middle East following ...

This file photo shows members of the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, during a military parade in Gaza City. (Photo by Anadolu news agency)

Hamas rejects US president’s description of terror group

Islam Times - Hamas has roundly dismissed US President Donald Trump's allegations against the Palestinian resistance movement,...

Palestinian women shout slogans during a press conference in Gaza City in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails on May 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Some 220 prisoners join jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

Islam Times - Some 220 Palestinian prisoners have joined the "Freedom and Dignity" mass hunger strike which began last month....

The file photo shows Barak 8 aerial defense system. (Photo by IAI)

Israel to bag over $600mn in military deal with India

Islam Times - The Israeli regime has inked an arms deal worth $630 million with India to provide the Indian Navy with an ...

This file photo shows Egyptian army and police vehicles standing guard outside Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in central Cairo, Egypt. (By AFP)

Egypt refers 48 Daesh suspects to military court over church bombings

Islam Times - Egyptian authorities have handed over to the military dozens of suspected militants to be tried in military ...

Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Abdelsattar Al-Badri

Russians and Egyptians Discuss Crisis in Syria

Islam Times - The Russian deputy foreign minister and representative to the Arab League met with the Egyptian ambassador ...

The undated photo shows Egyptian soldiers in Sinai.

Explosion kills Egyptian colonel, injures 3 recruits in Sinai

Islam Times - A colonel in the Egyptian military has been killed and three recruits have been injured in an explosion that ...

This file photo shows Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie (Photo by AFP)

Egypt sentence Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and two other members of the outlawed ...

 
 
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Reasons Why Arab NATO is Doomed to Failure

Reasons Why Arab NATO is Doomed to Failure

Islam Times - For the first time, the Wall Street Journal last year reported that the US will support an Arabic plan to initiate “Arab NATO”, aimed at confronting what they call the growing Iran influence in the region.

This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released by North Korea

UNSC to hold emergency meeting over latest N Korea missile test

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council is set for a closed-door meeting over North Korea's latest missile tests that have been seen as a breakthrough in the North's missile program.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversees the test-firing of a Pukguksong-2 missile in this undated photo released by KCNA on February 13, 2017. (Via Reuters)

North Korea says freshly-tested missile ready for deployment in action

Islam Times - North Korea says a medium-range ballistic missile it recently test-launched is ready for deployment in action.

N Korea Denies Involvement in Global Ransomware Attack

N Korea Denies Involvement in Global Ransomware Attack

Islam Times - North Korea has denied allegations about its involvement in the recent global cyber-attack as ridiculous.

 
US President Donald Trump (C-L) and Saudi Arabia

Why are US, Saudi Arabia angry with Iran?

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia's King Salman, a key ally of Washington, has repeated accusations that Iran is exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world despite the Riyadh regime's terror record and its dismal background of human rights violations.

Trump busts a move after record Saudi arms deal

Trump busts a move after record Saudi arms deal

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump joins a sword dance held in his honor in Saudi Arabia after signing Washington’s largest-ever single arms deal with Riyadh.

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 20, 2017, shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. (Photo by AFP)

US Senator censures $110Bn arms sale to Saudis, citing atrocities in Yemen

Islam Times - A US senator has censured the whopping $110 billion weapons deal President Donald Trump signed with the Saudi kingdom, insisting that Washington is trusting a regime with “the worst human rights record” in the region to bring peace to the Middle East.

Trump Visits Riyadh: Democracy, Human Rights out of; Arms Deal, Iranophobia Top on Agenda

Trump Visits Riyadh: Democracy, Human Rights out of; Arms Deal, Iranophobia Top on Agenda

Islam Times - Once anti-Muslim rhetoric permeating his election time campaign, Donald Trump as his first foreign trip is set to visit Saudi Arabia, a country that extremist branch of Islam Wahhabism is its official religion, in a bid to finalize $100 billion Arms deal with the Kingdom....

 
The file photo shows Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hezbollah

US administration 'mentally impeded': Top Hezbollah official

Islam Times - A high-ranking figure of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has branded US President Donald Trump's administration as "mentally impeded and crazy," two days after Washington and Saudi Arabia placed the leading official on a "terrorism" blacklist.

Sheikh Naim Qassem

Sheikh Qassim Censures UN over Hostility towards Hezbollah

Islam Times - Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General has censured a recent UN report for being hostile towards Hezbollah and serving US-Israeli interests.

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses Lebanese people from a screen in Beirut

Israel hacked Lebanese phones during Nasrallah speech: Lebanon

Islam Times - Lebanon has held the Israeli regime responsible for a recent hacking into the country's telecom network during a speech by Secretary General of Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

The file photo shows Lebanese army soldiers standing next to the wreckage of a van following a terror attack in the village of Sbouba, east of Baalbek in Bekaa valley. (AFP photo)

Hezbollah hands over border posts to Lebanese army

Islam Times - The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has handed over a number of military posts to the army after the group managed to retake them from terrorists operating along the border with Syria.

 
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US withdrawal from Mideast sole path to peace: Iran commander

Islam Times - Iran's chief Armed Forces spokesman has criticized the United States' ignorance of the Islamic Republic's policies, saying that the withdrawal of US forces from the Middle East is the only way to restore peace and tranquility to the region.

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Iranian FM responds to Trump's anti-Tehran remarks

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Tehran remarks were aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia.

Rouhani Reelection: Hope for Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Rouhani Reelection: Hope for Compliance With Nuclear Deal

Islam Times - The office of the French President said that the reelection of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian President gives hope for the country's compliance with the nuclear deal.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (Photo by Mehr News Agency)

Iran offers peace after bellicose Saudi threats

Islam Times - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is ready to present peace to Saudi Arabia as a gift after the kingdom's crown prince threatened to draw war into the Iranian territory.

 
Iraqi President Fuad Masum speaks on the stage during the opening session of the World Economic Forum held in the Dead Sea resort of Shuneh, west of the Jordanian capital, Amman on May 20, 2017.(Photo by AFP)

Full liberation of Mosul in next few days: Iraqi president

Islam Times - Iraqi President Fuad Masum has voiced hopes that west Mosul will be freed over the next few days as the country's special forces announce the end of their mission in the city.

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US military gets 350 'kamikaze drones' to combat Daesh in Iraq

Islam Times - The US military has reportedly been supplied with inexpensive “kamikaze drones” for use by its special operations troops in the purported battle against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Blackwater Returns to Iraq under New Name

Blackwater Returns to Iraq under New Name

Islam Times - The Iraqi government has signed a contract with a US security firm to secure a road between Baghdad and Amman, the Jordanian capital.

Iraqi army bulldozer takes on bomb-laden Daesh car

Iraqi army bulldozer takes on bomb-laden Daesh car

Islam Times - Watch dramatic footage of a bulldozer, driven by an Iraqi soldier, taking on an explosive-laden Daesh car in Mosul.

 
Erdogan: Washington Should Choose Between YPG and Turkey

Erdogan: Washington Should Choose Between YPG and Turkey

Islam Times - The US-Turkey has not borne any fruit to the disappointment of Turkish experts and politicians.

Media Crackdown Continues in Turkey; Sozcu Targeted

Media Crackdown Continues in Turkey; Sozcu Targeted

Islam Times - Turkey post coup purge continues as authorities issue arrest warrants for the chief executive and several staff members of Sozcu opposition daily.

Serpil Kemalbay, of the opposition pro-Kurdish party HDP (Democracy Party of Peoples), speaks in front of the jailed HDP co-leaders Figen Yuksekdag, right in background, and Selahattin Demirtas, after she was elected the co-president of the third congress party in Ankara, Turkey, May 20, 2017. (AFP photo)

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP party picks new co-leader

Islam Times - The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the main pro-Kurdish party in Turkey, has picked Serpil Kemalbay to replace a jailed co-leader amid a massive government crackdown.

Turkey’s Purge Continues, Erdogan Pushing US to Extradite Gulen

Turkey’s Purge Continues, Erdogan Pushing US to Extradite Gulen

Islam Times - Post-coup purge in Turkey continues unabated as the country’s prosecutor orders the arrest of 85 staff at the energy and education ministries.

 
Cross-Border Firing Kills 2 in Kashmir: Indian Army

Cross-Border Firing Kills 2 in Kashmir: Indian Army

Islam Times - India accused Pakistan army of killing a father and daughter in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir region on Saturday.

A number of Pakistani paramilitary troops are seen during an operation in Karachi, April 25, 2017. (Photo by AP)

UN committee slams ‘widespread torture’ by Pakistani police

Islam Times - A United Nations committee has censured the “widespread practice of torture” by Pakistani police, military and intelligence agencies, urging the country to make urgent reforms to the law.

Members of the Pakistani border security force prepare to deploy to the Afghan border at a camp on Chaman border, May 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Pakistani troops destroy 5 Afghan border posts, kill 50 soldiers: Army

Islam Times - The Pakistani army says it has destroyed up to five Afghan border checkpoints and killed 50 security personnel in retaliation to a recent alleged Afghan cross-border attack on Pakistan, which left several people dead.

File photo of Indian Army soldiers as they patrol near the Line of Control.

Pakistan Shelled Indian Army Patrol, Killed 2 Soldiers: Army

Islam Times - New Delhi accused Pakistani soldiers of killing and mutilating two members of an Indian army patrol in the disputed Kashmir region on Monday.

 
Afghan security forces arrive at the site on an attack on the state-run radio and television building in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, May 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Militants attack TV, radio building in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghan security forces have engaged three gunmen who have attacked a state radio and television building in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province.

Afghan Forces Liberate Qala-e-Zal from Taliban

Afghan Forces Liberate Qala-e-Zal from Taliban

Islam Times - Afghan forces have liberated the Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province ten days after the Taliban terrorists seized its control.

Iran FM Visit to Afghanistan: Tehran Worries, Kabul Challenges

Iran FM Visit to Afghanistan: Tehran Worries, Kabul Challenges

Islam Times - The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Kabul Saturday, May 7, to discuss with the Afghan officials a set of issues as Tehran raises security concerns majorly caused by recent developments in the neighboring country.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (Photos by AFP)

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed in joint strike with US: Ghani

Islam Times - Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has announced the death of the Daesh terrorist group’s leader in the country during a joint raid with the US.

 
Yemeni supporters of southern separatists wave the movement

Thousands rally in Aden to support secession

Islam Times - Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the port city of Aden in support of a so-called autonomous body set up to rule the south by officials of ex-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Thousands protests US participation in Saudi war against Yemen

Thousands protests US participation in Saudi war against Yemen

Islam Times - Thousands of people have gathered on the streets of Sana'a to protest the US's participation in Saudi Arabia's relentless war against Yemen.

This file photo provided by the media bureau of the operations command in Yemen shows a locally designed and manufactured Yemeni ballistic missile being fired toward Saudi Arabia.

Yemenis fire ballistic missile at Riyadh ahead of Trump visit

Islam Times - Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah fighters and their allies in the army have reportedly fired a long-range ballistic missile at the Saudi capital Riyadh, a few hours ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Arab kingdom.

A Yemeni woman, suspected of being infected with cholera, receives treatment at a hospital in Sana’a, May 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Aid agencies blame Saudi war, blockade for cholera outbreak in Yemen

Islam Times - International organizations, including the United Nations (UN) and the Red Cross, say the Saudi-led war on and embargo against Yemen are behind a cholera epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 180 people in the impoverished country so far.

 
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,...

 
US-led ’Eager Lion’ Drills near Syrian Border: Aims, Outcomes

US-led ’Eager Lion’ Drills near Syrian Border: Aims, Outcomes

Islam Times - The US, Jordan, and Britain started the “Eager Lion” military exercises on Saturday, May 7. The drills include over 7,000 troops from the three main organizers as well as other 21 countries led by the US Central Command (Centcom) which is also responsible for leading ...

Jordanians stage rally in support of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike

Jordanians stage rally in support of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike

Islam Times - Hundreds of people have staged a rally in Jordan to express solidarity with hundreds of Palestinians who have stopped eating their food portions in Israeli jails in protest at the administrative detention policy and harsh prison conditions.

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

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

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

Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Islam Times - King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that any move to relaunch serious negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians should be in accordance with the two-state solution, which he called the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 
China Warned Philippines of War over Drills for Oil in Disputed Areas: Duterte

China Warned Philippines of War over Drills for Oil in Disputed Areas: Duterte

Islam Times - The Chinese president has threatened the Philippines with war if the Southeast Asian country pressed its claims over the disputed South China Sea islets and drilled for oil in the area, the Philippines President said in a televised speech on Friday.

This US Navy handout photo obtained February 27, 2017 show an E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft assigned to the “Black Eagles” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113 as it flies over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on February 23, 2017 in the South China Sea. (Photo by AFP)

China rejects US allegations over plane interception

Islam Times - China has denied US allegations that two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American military plane earlier this week, saying that its aircrafts were acting “in accordance with the law.”

China’s war ships in Myanmar for joint drills

China’s war ships in Myanmar for joint drills

Islam Times - Chinese navy ships are visiting Myanmar and will conduct communications, search and rescue, and other joint exercises with the Myanmar navy, China’s defense ministry said on Saturday.

A satellite image of a small reef in the South China Sea claimed by both China and Vietnam (via AFP)

China sets up defense systems on South China Sea reef

Islam Times - China has set up rocket launchers on a reef in the disputed South China Sea as a defensive measure against Vietnamese military combat divers.

 
Indigenous Australian Women Face Imprisonment, Discrimination

Indigenous Australian Women Face Imprisonment, Discrimination

Islam Times - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are the fastest growing prison population in Australia and continue to face discrimination in their indigenous land.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (photo by AFP)

Australia bracing for Daesh ‘at its doorstep’

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

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Islam Times - Prominent Australian scholars and politicians have protested a planned visit by the Israeli regime's prime minister to their country.

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Islam Times - Sixty prominent Australian figures have signed a statement voicing strong opposition to an upcoming visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the country. The statement slammed Netanyahu’s policies toward Palestinians as “provocative, intimidating and ...

 
 
 
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UN peacekeepers on patrol in Kidal, Mali (file photo)

UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali

Islam Times - A rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali, which has seen an increase in militant attacks and communal violence since 2015, the new UN peacekeeping chief says.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir watches Sudan and Saudi Arabia

Sudan's Bashir, Trump to attend same summit in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Sudan's foreign minister says President Omar al-Bashir will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia, where US President Donald Trump will also be present, despite arrest warrants for war crimes and genocide issued by the International Criminal Court against the Sudanese leader....

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

S African Deputy President, Ministers Hold Pro-Palestinian Hunger Strike

Islam Times - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and several ministers have held a 24-hour hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli regime’s prisons.

This file photo shows members of the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group in an undisclosed location in Nigeria.

Boko Haram threatens to bomb Nigerian capital

Islam Times - The Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group has reportedly threatened to launch bomb attacks against the Nigerian capital Abuja.

 
This photo taken on January 11, 2017 shows a general view of an oil refinery in Libya

Libya accuses German oil firm of withholding $900m

Islam Times - Wintershall, a German oil company, has withheld more than $900 million of Libya’s oil money, a senior Libyan official says, as a row deepens over what role the UN-backed government should have in monitoring and implementing oil contracts.

Can Russia and Europe Solve Libya

Can Russia and Europe Solve Libya's Crisis?

Islam Times - The flurry of international activity involving Libya in recent weeks raises questions of whether more confrontation between Moscow and the West is coming for the country or if some cooperation is possible.

An Archangle ISR plane at the Dubai airshow in 2015

UAE 'sends US-made aircraft to Libya' despite arms embargo

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed US-made warplanes in support of Khalifa Haftar who heads the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya that is fighting against the US- and UN-backed government in Tripoli.

Italy Police Seize Huge Drug Shipment Destined for ISIS in Libya

Italy Police Seize Huge Drug Shipment Destined for ISIS in Libya

Islam Times - Italian Police seized a huge drug shipment bound for Libya in the northern city of Genoa, the Italian La Repubblica newspaper reported, saying multi-ton psychotropic medications were destined for ISIS terrorist group.

 
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.

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.

 
 
 
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