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US Nuclear Sub in S Korea, Trump Summons Senate for N Korea Briefing
26 Apr 2017 10:12

US Nuclear Sub in S Korea, Trump Summons Senate for N Korea Briefing

Islam Times - A US nuclear submarine armed with guided missiles is in South Korea as North Korea holds massive long-range artillery drills amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Masmak Fortress at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
26 Apr 2017 10:11

Will India Become Another Major Actor in West Asia?

Islam Times - Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India who assumed office in 2014, has frequently expressed the New Delhi's will to expand presence in West Asia region.

 
US starts transporting THAAD parts to deployment site in South Korea
26 Apr 2017 07:53

US starts transporting THAAD parts to deployment site in South Korea

Islam Times - The United States military has begun transporting parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system to a planned deployment site in South Korea, media reports say.

 
This US Navy photo obtained on March 31, 2017 shows the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and other vessels as they participate in an exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers in the Philippine Sea on March 28, 2017. (Via AFP)
26 Apr 2017 06:51

North Korea conducting live-fire drill amid tensions with US

Islam Times - North Korea is reportedly engaged in a large-scale live-fire artillery exercise, in what is apparently intended to signal to a hostile United States that Pyongyang is combat-ready.

 
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the South China Sea, March 2, 2017. (Photo via AFP)
24 Apr 2017 09:11

North Korea ‘can sink US aircraft carrier in one strike’

Islam Times - North Korea says it has the military power to sink an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that is approaching waters off the Korean Peninsula in “one strike.”

 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang. (Photo by AP)
24 Apr 2017 09:01

North Korea arrests another US citizen

Islam Times - North Korea has reportedly arrested a US citizen as he was trying to fly out of the country, making him the third American national incarcerated in the country over the past year.

 
This December 8, 2014 file photo shows the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson preparing for flight operations in the Persian Gulf. Carl Vinson has now been deployed on a mission to the Korean Peninsula, where it is supposed to display a show of force against North Korea. (By AFP)
23 Apr 2017 11:40

North Korea vows nuclear response to aggression as US, Japan warships approach

Islam Times - North Korea has threatened to give a nuclear response to any aggression, as a US-led strike group approaches the Korean Peninsula.

 
 
Would China Strike North Korea?
22 Apr 2017 09:35

Would China Strike North Korea?

Islam Times - The "extraordinary" mobilization of bomber aircraft was reportedly acknowledged by China's foreign ministry, giving no further details.

 
Reasons behind US Defense Sec Trip to West Asia
22 Apr 2017 09:35

Reasons behind US Defense Sec Trip to West Asia

Islam Times - Amid heightened rhetoric of Saudi Arabian and other Arab officials against the Iranian role in the region over the past week, the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday as part of a regional tour that also will see him visiting other countries such as Egypt,...

 
The U.S. Pushed North Korea to Build Nukes: Yes or No?
20 Apr 2017 08:07

The U.S. Pushed North Korea to Build Nukes: Yes or No?

Islam Times - Let’s say you know someone who wears funny blue suits and doesn’t share your views on politics. So you decide to stick this person in a cage and put him on a diet of bread and water until he agrees to change his wardrobe and adjust his thinking.

 
After 25 Years India Ruling Party Leaders Face Trial over Demolishing Mosque
20 Apr 2017 08:06

After 25 Years India Ruling Party Leaders Face Trial over Demolishing Mosque

Islam Times - India's Supreme Court has decided on Wednesday to try several senior leaders of the ruling Hindu Party for their role in a criminal conspiracy to destroy an ancient mosque in 1992.

 
Four Elements Preventing Boosted Iran-Arab States Relations
20 Apr 2017 08:03

Four Elements Preventing Boosted Iran-Arab States Relations

Islam Times - Over the course of past few years, the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council’s relations with Iran, aside from regional developments and the two sides’ approaches towards each other’s foreign policy, have been by themselves confrontational and tense.

 
Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne (L) meets with her Japanese counterpart Tomomi Inada ahead of a 2+2 meeting with foreign ministers of the two countries, at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, April 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
20 Apr 2017 06:55

Japan, Australia agree to enhance defense ties amid North Korea tensions

Islam Times - Japan and Australia have agreed to enhance bilateral defense cooperation amid tensions with North Korea.

 
Indonesians wait to cast their votes at a polling station during the final round of the gubernatorial election in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Apr 2017 12:46

Indonesians vote in Jakarta gubernatorial runoff

Islam Times - Millions of Indonesians have been going to the polls in the capital Jakarta to pick a governor in a runoff between a Muslim candidate and the incumbent Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for allegations of blasphemy.

 
North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Fails
16 Apr 2017 07:06

North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Fails

Islam Times - North Korea has reportedly failed to conduct its latest missile test with the projectile exploding almost immediately after the launch, South Korea and the US say.

 
US, North Korea Sabre Rattling Escalates, War Imminent?
15 Apr 2017 11:40

US, North Korea Sabre Rattling Escalates, War Imminent?

Islam Times - There has been an unprecedented escalation of sabre rattling between the United States and North Korea with China warning that war is imminent.

 
Powers’ Interventions, Heated Crises Make West Asia Peace Prospects Dim
15 Apr 2017 11:38

Powers’ Interventions, Heated Crises Make West Asia Peace Prospects Dim

Islam Times - An investigation of the current global as well as future conditions leads to conclusion that the already destabilizing factors that fueled the past years' global conflicts and crises are still standing.

 
North Korea displays ballistic missiles, vows in-kind response if US attacks
15 Apr 2017 07:25

North Korea displays ballistic missiles, vows in-kind response if US attacks

Islam Times - Pyongyang has showcased its submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) for the first time during a massive military parade, with a senior North Korean official vowing due response to any attack against the East Asian nation.

 
US Aircraft Carrier Deployed in Direct Threat to North Korea
12 Apr 2017 11:49

US Aircraft Carrier Deployed in Direct Threat to North Korea

Islam Times - Just days after launching its criminal cruise missile attack on Syria, the Trump administration has provocatively authorised the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, together with its full strike group of guided missile destroyers and a cruiser, to waters off the Korean Peninsula.