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Third Time
18 Mar 2017 04:40

Third Time's The Charm - The Neocons Want Another Sunni Insurgency

Islam Times - When the U.S. was confronted with an insurgency in Iraq it did not find fault with own behavior but identified Syria and Iran as the culprits. It decided to attack them too.

 
US Delta Force, SEAL Team 6 Prepare To Take Out Kim Jong-Un, Practice Tactical North Korea "Infiltration"
18 Mar 2017 04:29

US Delta Force, SEAL Team 6 Prepare To Take Out Kim Jong-Un, Practice Tactical North Korea "Infiltration"

Islam Times - On March 1, the WSJ reported that the options contemplated by the White House in response to recent North Korean acts, include "the possibility of both military force and regime change to counter the country’s nuclear-weapons threat."

 
Reasons behind Saudi Officials Visits to US, Japan
18 Mar 2017 04:18

Reasons behind Saudi Officials Visits to US, Japan

Islam Times - The recent visit Saudi Arabian King Salman to Japan and the current Washington tour of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince and defense minster, are analyzable from a series of perspectives.

 
Fury in Cambodia as US asks to be paid back hundreds of millions in war debts
15 Mar 2017 07:02

Fury in Cambodia as US asks to be paid back hundreds of millions in war debts

Islam Times - Half a century after United States B-52 bombers dropped more than 500,000 tonnes of explosives on Cambodia's countryside Washington wants the country to repay a $US500 million ($662 million) war debt.

 
Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?
15 Mar 2017 06:59

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

Islam Times - A dangerous confrontation is rapidly emerging on the Korean Peninsula between the United States and North Korea, with the potential to plunge North East Asia and the rest of the world into a catastrophic conflict between nuclear-armed powers.

 
This US navy photo obtained February 7, 2017 shows the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson participating in a replenishment-at-sea in the Pacific Ocean on February 3, 2017.
14 Mar 2017 08:29

N Korea warns of ‘merciless’ attacks as US warships join S Korea in war games

Islam Times - North Korea has warned Washington of “merciless” retaliatory attacks if a US navy aircraft carrier strike group violates its sovereignty during joint war games with South Korean forces.

 
More Mideast Madness as Trump Prepares to March
14 Mar 2017 08:00

More Mideast Madness as Trump Prepares to March

Islam Times - We are now moving rapidly into stage II of Levantine Madness as the US boosts its intervention in the war-torn Mideast.

 
The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee (C), arrives for a press conference in Yangon on January 20, 2017.
14 Mar 2017 04:43

UN expert warns Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar has expressed concern that the Southeast Asian country may be seeking to "expel" all members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community from its territory.

 
Hospital workers move a body cart through the gate of the forensics wing at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, where the body of Kim Jong-nam lies, in Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2017.
14 Mar 2017 04:30

Malaysia to give Kim's family time to claim body

Islam Times - Malaysia says it will give the relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother two to three weeks to claim his body before deciding what to do with it.

 
Japanese warship Izumo anchors at the Yokosuka Base in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, December 6, 2016.
13 Mar 2017 11:37

Japan to send its largest warship to disputed South China Sea

Islam Times - Japan plans to send its largest warship on an extended mission to the disputed South China Sea before it heads to the Indian Ocean for joint naval drills with the United States and India.

 
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
13 Mar 2017 07:57

Malaysia wants North Korea to ensure safety of nationals

Islam Times - Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak has warned North Korea to ensure the safety of the Malaysian nationals stuck in Korea amid an evolving diplomatic row between the two states.

 
Chief of the National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP) Jose Maria Sison (R) shakes hands with Philippines presidential adviser Jesus Dureza during the opening of formal peace talks, in Rome, Italy, January 19, 2017.
12 Mar 2017 11:31

Philippine government, communist rebels to resume talks

Islam Times - The Philippines’ government and communist rebels in the country have agreed to resume peace talks and reinstate a ceasefire after a recent escalation of clashes.

 
South Korean politician Moon Jae-in, from the Democratic Party, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, March 12, 2017.
12 Mar 2017 10:30

South Korean presidential hopeful vows justice in post-Park era

Islam Times - South Korean liberal politician Moon Jae-in, who is likely to succeed ousted president Park Geun-hye, has promised justice and common sense if he wins office.

 
Which Way South Korea after Park’s Ouster?
12 Mar 2017 05:49

Which Way South Korea after Park’s Ouster?

Islam Times - The impeachment of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has heightened uncertainty in the country and the volatile Korean Peninsula.

 
 
Indian Police Kill 1, Arrests 3 Suspects behind ISIS Attack on Train
9 Mar 2017 08:12

Indian Police Kill 1, Arrests 3 Suspects behind ISIS Attack on Train

Islam Times - An ISIS terrorist who was behind India's Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast was killed early Wednesday morning after nearly 12 hours of anti-terror operation in Lucknow.

 
Uttar Pradesh policemen gather near a building where a suspected militant was holed up in Lucknow, India, March 07, 2017.
9 Mar 2017 06:07

Officials warn of Daesh expansion after train blast in India

Islam Times - A recent blast on a passenger train in central India and the subsequent confrontation with a gunman have raised suspicions that the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group may be expanding its footprint across the South Asian country.

 
President of Armenia Serzh Sarkisian (C) is seen on arrival in France on the invitation of French President François Hollande, March 7, 2017.
8 Mar 2017 08:32

Armenia urges pressure on Azerbaijan ‘to deter war’

Islam Times - The Armenian president has called on world powers to step up pressure on Azerbaijan to prevent what he called an all-out war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

 
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak
8 Mar 2017 08:15

Malaysia not planning to cut North Korea ties: PM Najib

Islam Times - Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak says his country does not intend to sever ties with North Korea, amid growing diplomatic tensions between the two countries that have led to mutual travel bans.

 
US, South Korea drills may result in actual war, North Korea warns
8 Mar 2017 06:15

US, South Korea drills may result in actual war, North Korea warns

Islam Times - Pyongyang has warned that the US and South Korean joint military exercises may lead to “actual war.”