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19 Feb 2018 11:14

Saudi praises UK push for UN Security Council condemnation of Iran

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has backed a push by the United Kingdom, the United States and France to pass a draft UN resolution condemning Iran for its alleged failure to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthis.

This file photo shows Pakistani soldiers during an operation in the mountainous Waziristan region in northwestern Pakistan. (Photo by AP)
19 Feb 2018 10:02

What accounts for Pakistan’s troop deployment to Saudi Arabia?

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have historically had close military partnership in the Middle East, and Islamabad has recently announced that it is sending troops to the oil-rich kingdom on a “training and advice mission,” without specifying the exact role the soldiers will play there.

18 Feb 2018 12:03

'Saudis waging war on Yemen on behalf of US'

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia continues its war of attrition and aggression against its southern Arab neighbor Yemen. In a fresh round of aerial bombardments on Saturday, as many as 18 people, including women and children, lost their lives in the northern Province of Sa'ada.

Saudi Political, Religious Apparatuses’ Relations: Four Future Scenarios
18 Feb 2018 05:15

Saudi Political, Religious Apparatuses’ Relations: Four Future Scenarios

Islam Times - The history Al Saud (House of Saud) is very complicated and has gone through three phases The current regime that was established in 1932 was proceeded with two others which failed to live on for a set of reasons.

This file image shows Pakistani army soldiers patrolling outside a stadium in the city of Lahore, on October 27, 2017. (By AFP)
17 Feb 2018 08:38

Pakistan lawmakers rap government plan to send troops to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Pakistani lawmakers have blasted a recent government decision to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia, saying the move may violate a parliamentary resolution that urges neutrality in the war on Yemen.

Picture taken on February 11, 2018 shows the main entrance of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh following its reopening for business. (Photo by AFP)
12 Feb 2018 12:40

Saudi Arabia's Ritz-Carlton Hotel reopens after crackdown

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has reopened its opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, more than three months after converting it into a gilded prison for hundreds of royals, government officials, and businessmen as part of a purge.

Imprisoned Saudi Shia minor Hussain al-Zanadi (Photo via Twitter)
12 Feb 2018 07:02

Saudi regime forces kidnap three youths in Shia-populated Qatif

Islam Times - Saudi regime forces have arrested three young Shia men, including a minor, in the kingdom’s Shia-populated and oil-rich Eastern Province as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its brutal clampdown against members of the religious community.

Purge, Miscalculations Scare Away Foreign Investment in Saudi Arabia
10 Feb 2018 10:32

Purge, Miscalculations Scare Away Foreign Investment in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia is one of the region’s rentier states that over 90 percent of its income is earned from crude oil exports. In past few years, Saudi leaders sought to cut reliance on oil cash. So, one of the most important steps taken to this end has been working to design policies to attract ...

Al Saud to Build Five Palaces amid Budget Deficit
10 Feb 2018 09:45

Al Saud to Build Five Palaces amid Budget Deficit

Islam Times - Saudi regime reportedly plans to construct five palaces for members of the royal family in a huge business zone in the northwest of the country as the nation is suffering a budget deficit caused by low oil prices and Riyadh’s aggression on neighboring Yemen.

Saudi Arabia Allows Israeli Regime to Fly Planes over Its Airspace
10 Feb 2018 04:02

Saudi Arabia Allows Israeli Regime to Fly Planes over Its Airspace

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has granted for the first time permission for Air India flights headed to the Israeli entity to use its airspace.

Activists in the UK have also called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw an invitation to bin Salman.
7 Feb 2018 08:13

Saudi Crown Prince Postpones UK Visit amid Rights Groups’ Opposition

Islam Times - A scheduled visit to the UK by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is being delayed over fears of massive protests by human rights campaigners.

Leadership-Thirsty Riyadh Faces Increasing Arab Defiance
7 Feb 2018 05:15

Leadership-Thirsty Riyadh Faces Increasing Arab Defiance

Islam Times - Before Arab world’s 2011 uprising erupted, known as Islamic Awakening, Saudi Arabia was identifying itself as the big brother of the smaller Persian Gulf monarchies.

Protesters Outside Saudi Embassy in London Demand Halt of UK Arms Sales to Riyadh
7 Feb 2018 04:39

Protesters Outside Saudi Embassy in London Demand Halt of UK Arms Sales to Riyadh

Islam Times - Protesters have gathered outside Saudi regime's embassy in London to condemn Britain's weapon sales to the oil-rich kingdom that is involved in a war against Yemen.

Qatar’s defense minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
4 Feb 2018 12:53

Saudi, UAE Plan to Launch Military Attack on Qatar Diffused: Defense Minister

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had plans to launch a military aggression on Qatar at the beginning of a diplomatic crisis that erupted mid last year, according to Qatar's defense minister.

Saudi Arabia is operating an "industrial-scale" online propaganda machine on Twitter against Iran and Shias, a researcher has revealed.
1 Feb 2018 04:40

Saudi using army of online trolls to spew hatred, sectarianism against Iran

Islam Times - Social media networks with their billions of users have made their way to the heart of political and ideological clashes, providing a deep-reaching platform that some leaders and regimes tend to use in a rather propagandistic manner.

This photo provided by the media bureau of the operations command in Yemen shows several Burkan 2-H (Volcano H-2) missiles.
31 Jan 2018 13:29

Yemeni army, allies fire ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid International Airport

Islam Times - Yemeni army forces and allied fighters from Popular Committees have reportedly launched a locally designed and manufactured ballistic missile toward an area deep inside Saudi Arabia in response to the Riyadh regime’s devastating aerial bombardment campaign against its crisis-stricken southern ...

Saudi Arabia
31 Jan 2018 12:08

UK lawyers seek to suspend Saudi Arabia from UN rights body

Islam Times - Two British human rights lawyers have announced their plan to pursue suspension of Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council after 61 people were arbitrarily detained or disappeared in a recent round of Riyadh’s crackdown on public dissent.

Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa the head of the Muslim World League
31 Jan 2018 04:31

Why Saudi Arabia Supports Holocaust?

Islam Times - The views of a majority of the Muslim world's scholars have never been supportive of Israeli regime-supported Holocaust story, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa the head of the Muslim World League, an NGO based in Mecca, in unusual comments said on Saturday that the Holocaust was the Nazis' ...

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (L) speaks with Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi (R) in Riyadh
31 Jan 2018 04:30

Saudi Arabia, Conditions for Iraq Reconstruction Aids

Islam Times - Enduring several years aggression and occupation by terrorist groups and air campaign of the US-led international coalition that has inflected heavy blows to the country's infrastructure have wreaked havoc in the country’s war-affected regions.

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in the office of the suite where he has been detained at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, January 27, 2018,
30 Jan 2018 04:48

Saudi Regime Releases Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Islam Times - Saudi regime has released billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Saturday after taking him into custody for more than two months.