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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (C) arrive for a dinner function at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017.
21 Feb 2017 11:35

Netanyahu pays first visit to Singapore in bid to expand ties in Asia

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has paid his first official visit to Singapore, insisting that Tel Aviv is seeking greater ties across Asia.

 
Former police officer Arthur Lascanas speaks during a press conference at the Senate in Manila on February 20, 2017.
21 Feb 2017 05:40

Policeman says Philippine’s Duterte paid him to kill criminals

Islam Times - A former police officer has claimed that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte used to pay him and other police officers to murder criminals.

 
This combo photo shows file photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L), and his older half-brother Kim Jong-nam.
20 Feb 2017 09:53

CCTV footage of North Korean’s killing released

Islam Times - Video footage has been released showing the assassination of a North Korean believed to be the half-brother of North Korea’s leader in the Malaysian capital.

 
US Sends Carrier Group to South China Sea amid Tensions
20 Feb 2017 09:25

US Sends Carrier Group to South China Sea amid Tensions

Islam Times - Amid recent increase in US-China tensions in South China Sea, Washington has deployed an aircraft carrier to patrol the region.

 
UAE arms show heightens militarism as Yemen war rages on
20 Feb 2017 05:01

UAE arms show heightens militarism as Yemen war rages on

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates, a partner to Saudi-led coalition waging a destructive war in Yemen, is eyeing billion-dollar arms deals with local and international companies as an arms show in Abu Dhabi gets underway.

 
The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism
19 Feb 2017 04:29

The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism

Islam Times - Convinced that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes, is unacceptable and unjustifiable, member States of the United Nations were finally able to adopt, on September 8, 2006, a common approach within the framework of the ...

 
What Are US-Fueled Crises in West Asia?
16 Feb 2017 07:26

What Are US-Fueled Crises in West Asia?

Islam Times - As part of the ongoing radical rhetoric of the administration of the new US President Donald Trump against Iran, the national security advisor Michael Flynn at the White House has accused Iran of being the leading pro-terrorism state, being engaged in violent actions, and supporting such ...

 
Indian Forces Attack Protestors in Kashmir, One Killed
15 Feb 2017 04:05

Indian Forces Attack Protestors in Kashmir, One Killed

Islam Times - Indian security forces attacked thousands of protesters in Kashmir who demonstrated after the police killed five people in Kashmir on Sunday.

 
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov casts his vote at a polling station in the capital, Ashgabad, February 12, 2017.
13 Feb 2017 09:24

Turkmen president wins landslide victory for third time in office

Islam Times - Turkmenistan’s incumbent President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has won a third term in office in a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election, preliminary results show.

 
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at UN headquarters in New York City on January 27, 2017
13 Feb 2017 09:21

UN to hold urgent meeting on North Korea missile test

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council has announced an emergency meeting to discuss North Korea’s recent launch of a nuclear-capable ballistic missile.

 
People watch the news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, February 12, 2017.
12 Feb 2017 11:18

North Korea fires ballistic missile: South Korea

Islam Times - North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile, triggering a sharp reaction from South Korea, which detected and reported the launch.

 
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov
12 Feb 2017 10:20

Turkmenistan’s Highly Predictable Presidential Elections Begin

Islam Times - Turkmen people go to the poll centers on Sunday to elect their president for the next round in an election that seems to be highly predictable.

 
North Korea test-launches Hwasong-10 intermediate-range ballistic missile
12 Feb 2017 10:16

N Korea Test Fires Ballistic Missile in Direction of Japan

Islam Times - North Korea has test fired on Sunday a ballistic missile in the direction of Japan that landed into the sea before reaching Japan’s territories.

 
An Indian security official stands guard as people queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on February 11, 2017.
11 Feb 2017 11:44

Assembly voting begins in India's Uttar Pradesh

Islam Times - Voters have taken to the polls in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in a contest seen as the biggest electoral test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity.

 
The file photo shows Kuwaiti forces on the Iraqi border.
11 Feb 2017 10:57

Kuwait sends forces to Iraq border amid tensions

Islam Times - Kuwait has deployed military forces to its border with Iraq amid tensions over Baghdad’s handover of a waterway’s sovereignty to Kuwait city.

 
Japanese urge govt. to shut down nuclear power plants
11 Feb 2017 06:28

Japanese urge govt. to shut down nuclear power plants

Islam Times - Japanese protesters have rallied outside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office in the capital, Tokyo, urging him to shut down nuclear power plants in the country, which was hit by one of the world's worst nuclear incidents nearly six years ago.

 
Protesters stage a rally outside the US Marine Camp Schwab against the construction work in the Henoko coastal area in Nago, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, February 6, 2017.
9 Feb 2017 05:06

Japanese protesters disrupt construction of US base on Okinawa

Islam Times - Japanese protesters using kayaks have demonstrated against the relocation of a US military base on the southern island of Okinawa.

 
Rohingya women wait in a queue with vouchers to collect relief distributed by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society at Kutupalang Unregistered Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, February 6, 2017.
9 Feb 2017 04:22

Myanmar crackdown has allegedly killed 1,000 Rohingya: UN officials

Islam Times - More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims have allegedly been killed in Myanmar amid the army's intensified crackdown on members of the minority group, two senior United Nations officials have disclosed the horrifying fact.

 
Myanmar Military Forces Raped Teenage Muslim Girls: HRW
7 Feb 2017 10:14

Myanmar Military Forces Raped Teenage Muslim Girls: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch says Myanmar military forces have raped Muslim women and girls as young as 13-years-old in their recent attacks on the minority.

 
US Covered Up 1,000s Airstrike on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
6 Feb 2017 11:41

US Covered Up 1,000s Airstrike on Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Islam Times - The US army has covered up thousands of its airstrikes in West Asian countries that may have led to thousands of civilians deaths, Military Times reported on Sunday.