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Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh
16 Jan 2017 12:38

Wahhabi Cleric: Cinema, Concerts Are “Evil”

Islam Times - Top Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia condemned plans to open cinemas and concerts in the Arab country.

 
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meets with Spanish King Felipe VI in Riyadh on January 15, 2017.
16 Jan 2017 04:08

Spanish King meets Saudi King amid warship negotiations

Islam Times - Spain's King Felipe VI has met with Saudi King Salman amid ongoing negotiations between Madrid and Riyadh over the purchase of Spanish warships.

 
Two-Goal Single Shot: Arabs and Struggles for Tel Aviv Closeness
14 Jan 2017 11:48

Two-Goal Single Shot: Arabs and Struggles for Tel Aviv Closeness

Islam Times - With Donald J. Trump's victory in the US presidential election and his entry to the White House, one of the issues that needs to be taken into account is the influence his rise to power can leave on the Arab world, including the Israeli regime’s ties with the Arab countries, and particularly ...

 
Syrian Army Discovers Saudi-Made Chemical Weapons in Aleppo
11 Jan 2017 09:25

Syrian Army Discovers Saudi-Made Chemical Weapons in Aleppo

Islam Times - Syrian national army has discovered Saudi-made stocks of chemical weapons in the recently liberated city of Aleppo.

 
A partly exploded BL-755 British cluster weapon has been found in Yemen.
11 Jan 2017 09:23

UK admits selling 500 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - The United Kingdom exported 500 cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia in the 1980s which the country used in its war on Yemen, an official report shows.

 
This combo photo shows Saudi human rights activists Essam Koshak (L) and Ahmed al-Mshikhs.
11 Jan 2017 07:03

Saudi Arabia detains 2 rights activists for online activities

Islam Times - An independent human rights organization says Saudi Arabia has arrested two rights campaigners for their online activities amid unrelenting crackdown on free speech in the kingdom.

 
Why Saudi Arabia Reluctant to Negotiate with Iran?
9 Jan 2017 11:22

Why Saudi Arabia Reluctant to Negotiate with Iran?

Islam Times - Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi deputy crown prince and defense minister, in an interview which was conducted by Bilal Saab, a Middle East expert at the Foreign Affairs magazine, commented on the outlook of Saudi-Iranian relations and if Riyadh was optimistic about opening of diplomatic ...

 
Saudi royal family betraying Islam, Muslims
9 Jan 2017 07:46

Saudi royal family betraying Islam, Muslims

Islam Times - Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman recently caused a stir by making inflammatory remarks against Iran.

 
US Transfers Guantanamo Prisoners to Saudi Arabia
8 Jan 2017 09:55

US Transfers Guantanamo Prisoners to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - The US government has transferred a number of prisoners form the controversial military facility in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba to the Saudi Arabia.

 
Saudi King Salman
8 Jan 2017 09:52

Saudi Dream of Regional Dominancy “Down in Flames”

Islam Times - The ambitious dream by Saudi rulers to become the dominant regional power is now gone down in the flames, the England-based The Independent daily reported.

 
This composite of photos released by the state sponsored Saudi Press Agency purports to show two suspected Daesh terrorists, killed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
8 Jan 2017 05:27

Two suspected Daesh terrorists killed in Saudi capital

Islam Times - Two suspected Daesh Takfiri terrorists have been shot and killed in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, says the Interior Ministry.

 
How Saudi Arabia Became US’ Top Ally
8 Jan 2017 04:04

How Saudi Arabia Became US’ Top Ally

Islam Times - Following collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s and Washington's feeling of relaxation from supervision of the Eastern Bloc's red lines in Europe, the US shifted obsession toward the West Asia region. In order to define new adversaries to keep the NATO standing, keep its military industries ...

 
A handout December 14, 2016 picture shows Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz (R), crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef (C) and deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh.
7 Jan 2017 09:26

Failure to launch: Saudi Arabia & hegemony

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s “dream” of becoming the dominant power in the Arab and Muslim world has ended in “disastrous” failure, an article on a British online newspaper says, suggesting that such an ambition was always beyond Riyadh’s capabilities.

 
Saudi Arabia in 2016: Showcase of Unending Losses
5 Jan 2017 07:46

Saudi Arabia in 2016: Showcase of Unending Losses

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia left behind the 2016 while sustaining big failures both at home and abroad. It was a tough year for Riyadh in terms of making no domestic, regional, or international gains. The losses came in different forms.

 
Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr
5 Jan 2017 06:04

Muslims Mark Anniversary of Sheikh Nimr Execution

Islam Times - Muslims in different countries commemorated the first anniversary of execution of top opposition leader Sheikh Nimr by Saudi regime.

 
Iraqi MP Abbas al-Bayati
2 Jan 2017 12:24

Iraqi Popular Forces Saved Persian Gulf Arab States from Collapse: MP

Islam Times - Member of foreign relations commission in Iraqi parliament said some of the Persian Gulf Arab countries would have collapsed if it were not for the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) also known as Hashd al-Shaabi.

 
Yemen 2016 in Retrospect
2 Jan 2017 07:38

Yemen 2016 in Retrospect

Islam Times - Ceasefires were declared and broken, negotiations were kicked off and halted, civilians were targeted and amore that 11,500 were killed, cross-border attacks continued, and Saudi-led coalition air strikes were carried out indiscriminately.

 
What’s Really Behind Saudi Fundraising Initiative for Syria?
1 Jan 2017 08:36

What’s Really Behind Saudi Fundraising Initiative for Syria?

Islam Times - Last weekend, the Saudi Arabian state-run news agency (SPA) published a report claiming that the King Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered launching a popular fundraising campaign meant to collect funds for the Syrian people.

 
Saudi Princes Rise Concern over Power Monopoly
1 Jan 2017 08:25

Saudi Princes Rise Concern over Power Monopoly

Islam Times - Informed sources in Saudi Arabia are suggesting that tens of members of the Saudi Arabian royal family have left the country to live in other countries following ascension of King Salman bin Abdulaziz to the throne.

 
Iraqi Foreign Minister Spokesman Ahmed Gamal
28 Dec 2016 10:22

Iraq Hits Back at Saudi FM interfering Remarks

Islam Times - Iraq has hit back at Saudi foreign minister's meddlesome remarks about the country's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) that was formed with the aim of fighting ISIS terrorist group.