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22 Apr 2017 09:05

The US May Throw Additional Support behind Saudi Forces

Islam Times - The US is considering additional measures to support the Saudis in their assault on Yemen. The US already provides intelligence and aerial refueling of combat aircraft to Saudi forces, but is now considering more aggressive support measures.

 
HRW Warns Australia to Halt Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia amid Concerns over Yemen War
20 Apr 2017 08:05

HRW Warns Australia to Halt Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia amid Concerns over Yemen War

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged on Tuesday Australia to immediately end military sales to Saudi Arabia as the regime's aggression on neighboring Yemen has killed thousands of civilians.

 
Saudi Aggression Helicopter Shot in Yemen, 13 Officers Killed
19 Apr 2017 07:45

Saudi Aggression Helicopter Shot in Yemen, 13 Officers Killed

Islam Times - A Saudi aggression helicopter has been shot during military operations in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 13 officers aboard.

 
Riyadh Offers Financial Aid to US for Continued Strikes on Syria
17 Apr 2017 06:39

Riyadh Offers Financial Aid to US for Continued Strikes on Syria

Islam Times - Arab diplomatic sources revealed that Saudi Arabia has sponsored the US' recent missile strikes on the al-Shayrat airbase in Homs, adding that Riyadh has even offered more financial aid for continued attacks on Syria.

 
Saudi Banks, Bin Laden Companies Face $4.2 Billion U.S. Lawsuit by 9/11 Insurers
16 Apr 2017 11:28

Saudi Banks, Bin Laden Companies Face $4.2 Billion U.S. Lawsuit by 9/11 Insurers

Islam Times - More than two dozen U.S. insurers affiliated with Travelers Cos (TRV.N) have sued two Saudi banks, companies affiliated with Osama bin Laden's family, and several charities for at least $4.2 billion over the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 
A photo of Dina Ali Lasloom’s boarding pass from Kuwait to the Philippines.
16 Apr 2017 07:08

Activists Fear for Saudi Woman who Tried to Escape Forced Marriage

Islam Times - Human rights activists voiced deep concerns over the fate of a fleeing Saudi woman who has been forced back to the Arab country by his relatives and airport authorities in the Philippines’ capital Manila, where she had arrived before a planned trip further away to Australia.

 
Saudi women attend the Jeddah International Book Fair in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
15 Apr 2017 07:23

Woman trying to escape forced marriage strong-armed back to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - A Saudi woman, trying to escape a forced marriage in Saudi Arabia, has been forced back to the Arab country by his relatives and airport authorities in the Philippines’ capital, Manila, where she had arrived before a planned trip further away to Australia.

 
Saudi Arabia Beheads 3 Pakistani Nationals
10 Apr 2017 07:58

Saudi Arabia Beheads 3 Pakistani Nationals

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has beheaded on Sunday three Pakistani nationals on drug trafficking charges, bringing to 26 the number of executions in the kingdom this year.

 
Saudi Arabia’s Paper Tiger
10 Apr 2017 04:47

Saudi Arabia’s Paper Tiger

Islam Times - Earlier this year, an American expert described the Saudi army, considered the best equipped military in the world, as a paper tiger that disappointed its weapon suppliers, including mainly the US and UK.

 
The US Provided Cover for Saudi Starvation Strategy in Yemen
9 Apr 2017 08:00

The US Provided Cover for Saudi Starvation Strategy in Yemen

Islam Times - As Yemen's population has teetered on the brink of mass starvation in recent months, the United States has played a crucial role in enabling the Saudi strategy responsible for that potential humanitarian catastrophe.

 
This combo image shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
8 Apr 2017 12:01

Saudi king congratulates US for attacking Syria with missiles

Islam Times - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has called US President Donald Trump to praise in person Washington’s recent missile strike against a Syrian army air base.

 
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilani Farha (File photo)
6 Apr 2017 08:07

UN experts warn Saudi Arabia against demolition of Shia neighborhood

Islam Times - UN rapporteurs have urged Saudi Arabia to immediately halt a planned demolition of an entire 400-year-old neighborhood inhabited by the kingdom’s Shia Muslim minority.  

 
PM May gets top Saudi honor as British bombs rain on Yemen civilians
6 Apr 2017 07:02

PM May gets top Saudi honor as British bombs rain on Yemen civilians

Islam Times - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has presented visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor as UK-supplied bombs keep raining on Yemenis during Riyadh's war on the impoverished Arab country.

 
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May in the capital Riyadh, April 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
5 Apr 2017 13:13

May discusses closer ties with Saudi crown prince

Islam Times - UK Prime Minister Theresa May has met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, on a trip to ensure strong ties with the kingdom as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

 
A handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi Air Force officers standing at attention in front of an advanced F-15SA fighter jet during a ceremony. (Photos by AFP)
4 Apr 2017 04:46

Saudi fighter pilots get 60% pay boost as Yemen bombing rages

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has increased its air force pilots' salary by up to 60 percent shortly after its bombing campaign against Yemen enters its third year.

 
General view of the sign for the New Scotland Yard building in Victoria, London.
3 Apr 2017 12:27

UK police may probe Saudi war crimes

Islam Times - Scotland Yard has reportedly launched a “scoping exercise” into allegations of Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and could launch a wholesale investigation into the matter, a report says

 
A sniper from the Yemeni security forces watches over a protest in the Yemeni capital Sana’a against Saudi Arabia’s aggression, August 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
30 Mar 2017 06:20

At least 7 Saudi troops killed by Yemeni sniper fire

Islam Times - Yemeni snipers have killed some seven Saudi troops during retaliatory operations carried out on the kingdom’s soil.

 
This picture shows bullet marks on a sedan belonging to the slain cousins of executed prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in the Qatif region of Saudi Arabia’s Shia-majority Eastern Province. (Photo by Duraz Youth Movement)
29 Mar 2017 05:33

Saudi regime forces kill Sheikh Nimr’s cousins in Qatif

Islam Times - Saudi regime forces have reportedly shot and killed two first cousins of prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, whom the Al Saud regime executed last year in a futile attempt to silence political critics and pro-democracy campaigners in the oil-rich kingdom.

 
France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games
18 Mar 2017 09:10

France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

Islam Times - Pierre Conesa's new book on Saudi's soft power projection opens with a quote from Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the UN, that sets the tone for what follows: “The Saudis exported their problems by funding the schools, the madrassas, all over the Islamic world.”

 
Saudi Arabia
18 Mar 2017 06:16

Saudi monarch cancels planned state visit to the Maldives

Islam Times - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has canceled a planned visit to the atoll nation of the Maldives over what has been described as the outbreak of swine influenza in the capital of the to the Indian Ocean archipelago.