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UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee (C) arrives for a press conference in Yangon on January 20, 2017.
21 Jan 2017 04:43

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.
18 Jan 2017 07:12

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.”

 
Seven Decades on, Deadly Kashmir Conflict Remains Unresolved
16 Jan 2017 12:33

Seven Decades on, Deadly Kashmir Conflict Remains Unresolved

Islam Times - 2017 marks seventy years since the Kashmir territorial conflict started between India and Pakistan in 1947 after British colonialists were purged from the region.

 
Obama’s Farewell Tears Are an Insult, His Record is Soaked in Blood
16 Jan 2017 12:29

Obama’s Farewell Tears Are an Insult, His Record is Soaked in Blood

Islam Times - Do not be fooled by the tears and gushing words of Obama and his supporters as he counts down to his departure from the White House. They are an insult when measured against the tears of the countless Libyans, Syrians, Afghans and others who have suffered as a result of a foreign policy ...

 
Nur Hossain (C), a former member of the ruling party in Bangladesh, who has been sentenced to death for ordering the killing of an arch-rival
16 Jan 2017 10:08

Bangladesh sentences 26, including politician, ex-police commander, to death

Islam Times - A court in Bangladesh has handed death penalties to a politician and a former elite police force commander as well as other members of the force for the abduction and killing of seven men three years ago.

 
Damascus and Mosul are parched.
14 Jan 2017 11:52

Weaponizing Water against Damascus, Mosul

Islam Times - Water is an essential element of living. Yet, deliberately and knowingly, extremist groups in both Syria and Iraq have weaponized water against civilians by cutting off water supplies. The world, meanwhile, particularly those who have had a hand in the expansion of ISIS and its likes, ...

 
US Watched ISIS Rise in Syria and Hoped to ‘Manage’ it — Kerry on Leaked Tape
14 Jan 2017 11:38

US Watched ISIS Rise in Syria and Hoped to ‘Manage’ it — Kerry on Leaked Tape

Islam Times - Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N. The meeting was secretly taped,

 
A new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is seen being tested at a site at Sohae Space Center in North Pyongan Province in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 9, 2016.
11 Jan 2017 09:24

North Korea has enough plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: South Korea

Islam Times - South Korea says the North has acquired as much as 50 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to manufacture 10 nuclear bombs.

 
A file photo of Japan’s Emperor Akihito (R) and Crown Prince Naruhito
11 Jan 2017 09:21

Japan mulling law to allow emperor to quit

Islam Times - The Japanese government is reportedly planning to replace Emperor Akihito with his eldest son in two years as it works on a legal framework for the first abdication of emperorship in two centuries.

 
Secrets behind Al-Qaeda Rejecting ISIS Chief’s Leadership
11 Jan 2017 09:20

Secrets behind Al-Qaeda Rejecting ISIS Chief’s Leadership

Islam Times - The verbal clashes between the Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorist groups' leaders and bringing under fire each other’s positions and performances are in no way new.

 
UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee (center) visits a site in Rakhine state, Myanmar, January 9.
9 Jan 2017 09:36

UN special envoy arrives in Myanmar for probe

Islam Times - A United Nations (UN) special envoy has arrived in Myanmar to begin an investigation into a brutal and deadly military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the country.

 
This screen grab taken on January 4, 2017, from a YouTube video shows policemen standing guard around Rohingya Muslim villagers seated on the ground in Kotankauk during a police area clearance operation on November 5, 2016.
9 Jan 2017 04:49

Buddhist extremists stop Muslim ceremony in Myanmar

Islam Times - Extremist Buddhist nationalists have stopped a Muslim religious ceremony in Myanmar's commercial capital, Yangon, amid an ongoing bloody campaign against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine.

 
A test-launch of the ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 takes place from an undisclosed location in North Korea.
9 Jan 2017 04:45

North Korea capable of hitting US mainland by ICBM: Pyongyang

Islam Times - North Korea claims it can test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of striking the US mainland at any time from any location, saying Washington’s "hostile" policy has forced Pyongyang to develop such missiles.

 
India US Tool to Take on China
8 Jan 2017 09:51

India US Tool to Take on China

Islam Times - Composition of the US strategy of “Pivot to the East Asia” during the President Barack Obama’s tenure is indicative of the US obsession with the potential threats coming from the East Asia, a rising part of the world that can in the future challenge the US' global position.

 
Iran Calls on Intl Community to Stop Muslims’ Massacre in Myanmar
8 Jan 2017 04:08

Iran Calls on Intl Community to Stop Muslims’ Massacre in Myanmar

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister called on the international community to act in order to stop the ongoing massacre of Muslim minority in Myanmar.

 
2016 Marked US Influence Decline in West Asia
5 Jan 2017 06:02

2016 Marked US Influence Decline in West Asia

Islam Times - The year 2016 will go down in history as one that set the pace for the rapid and inevitable decline of United States influence in the West Asia region.

 
Rohingyas surrounded by flames of hatred.
5 Jan 2017 06:01

Unheard Rohingya Persecuted in Myanmar

Islam Times - The blazes of hate-fuelled discrimination have long surrounded the Rohingya people whose lives are constantly at threat and whose rights are up in flames under the Myanmar government.

 
N. Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un
2 Jan 2017 12:23

N. Korea to Test Intercontinental Missile: Leader

Islam Times - North Korean leader says his country is “in the final stages” of preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

 
No US Aircraft Carrier at Sea Next Week: Fox News
1 Jan 2017 12:01

No US Aircraft Carrier at Sea Next Week: Fox News

Islam Times - No US Navy aircraft carrier will be at sea not only in the West Asia but anywhere in the world during next week, Fox News reported.

 
Winners, Losers of West Asian Proxy Wars
29 Dec 2016 07:29

Winners, Losers of West Asian Proxy Wars

Islam Times - The term “proxy war” found its way into the glossary of military and strategic science during the Cold War. As its appearance may indicate, the proxy war is a type of conflict in which actors involve in a sort of struggle on behalf of other opposed sides. So the proxy war is a strife between ...