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UN allows Russia to deliver arms to Central African Republic military: Source
16 Dec 2017 05:35

UN allows Russia to deliver arms to Central African Republic military: Source

Over two dozen people were injured in clashes on Friday between Honduran security forces and protesters demanding a vote recount for last month’s contentious and still unresolved presidential election, according to the Red Cross.

 
France Boosts Military Presence in Africa to Fight Terrorists or Plunder Resources?
15 Dec 2017 17:52

France Boosts Military Presence in Africa to Fight Terrorists or Plunder Resources?

France has announced that it will boost its military presence in former African colonies with war on terror being the latest pretext for the expansion.

 
Zimbabwe’s Mugabe visits Singapore hospital for check-up
15 Dec 2017 10:03

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe visits Singapore hospital for check-up

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state for a medical check-up.

 
Africa, Europe to bolster Sahel anti-terror force
13 Dec 2017 15:10

Africa, Europe to bolster Sahel anti-terror force

France's Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday hosted a group of African and European leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, to drum up support for a new counterterrorism force in the terror-plagued Sahel.

 
Moscow seeks UNSC’s nod to supply arms to Central African Republic
13 Dec 2017 06:07

Moscow seeks UNSC’s nod to supply arms to Central African Republic

Russia has reportedly asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for authorization to supply light arms and ammunition to the embattled armed forces of the Central African Republic (CAR).

 
How Sudan President’s Russia Visit Signals Strategy Alteration?
29 Nov 2017 12:43

How Sudan President’s Russia Visit Signals Strategy Alteration?

Islam Times - The West Asia equations have seen a crucial transformation. The balance of power has changed amid fierce race for influence between regional powers and new alliances and camps have emerged. This causes an expectation to see the marginal and subservient actors of the regional stage, which ...

 
Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky
27 Nov 2017 09:09

Israeli, Saudi, US Axis Preventing Release of Nigeria’s Sheikh Zakzaky

Islam Times - A senior member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria says the Israeli, Saudi, US axis is preventing the Nigerian government from releasing the movement’s leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife.

 
US seeks to divide Sudan into 5 parts: President Bashir
25 Nov 2017 17:55

US seeks to divide Sudan into 5 parts: President Bashir

Islam times - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says the US seeks to divide his country into five regions, more than a month after Washington announced that it had lifted its strict sanctions on the east African country.

 
Zimbabwe court declares military action against Mugabe ‘constitutional’
25 Nov 2017 11:30

Zimbabwe court declares military action against Mugabe ‘constitutional’

Islam times - A Zimbabwean high court has ruled that the military action leading to former President Robert Mugabe’s resignation was “constitutional” and not a coup.

 
Three UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali
24 Nov 2017 14:12

Three UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali

Islam times - At least three peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in an attack in northeast Mali, the UN's MINUSMA mission to the country said on Friday.

 
Clashes erupt after discovery of 4 bodies in Nairobi slum
19 Nov 2017 11:17

Clashes erupt after discovery of 4 bodies in Nairobi slum

Islam times - Clashes have once again erupted between Kenyan police and protesters after at least four dead bodies, allegedly belonging to opposition supporters, were found in a slum on the outskirts of the capital Nairobi.

 
North Africa Faces Threat of ISIS Terrorists Fleeing Iraq, Syria
16 Nov 2017 21:48

North Africa Faces Threat of ISIS Terrorists Fleeing Iraq, Syria

Islam times - Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel says that North Africa is under threat from foreign fighters escaping the ISIS terrorist group's defeats in Iraq and Syria.

 
Tensions escalating in South Sudan’s capital
4 Nov 2017 10:59

Tensions escalating in South Sudan’s capital

Islam times - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered troops to surround the house of the country’s former military chief of staff, Paul Malong, amid rising political tensions the country’s capital city.

 
23 Dead, More Than 30 Wounded in Mogadishu Hotel Attack
29 Oct 2017 08:16

23 Dead, More Than 30 Wounded in Mogadishu Hotel Attack

Islam times - A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said.

 
Kenya indefinitely postpones presidential election in opposition strongholds
28 Oct 2017 16:51

Kenya indefinitely postpones presidential election in opposition strongholds

Islam times - Kenya’s election board has indefinitely delayed the country’s re-run presidential poll in four opposition-dominated areas due to “risk of violence.”

 
On last leg of Africa tour, Zarif meets Niger officials
27 Oct 2017 07:07

On last leg of Africa tour, Zarif meets Niger officials

Islam times - Iran’s foreign minister has held meetings with senior officials in Niger’s capital, ending a three-leg tour of Africa, which earlier took him to South Africa and Uganda.

 
Morocco’s Monarch Sacks Ministers over Slow Progress in Protest-Hit Area
25 Oct 2017 08:36

Morocco’s Monarch Sacks Ministers over Slow Progress in Protest-Hit Area

Islam times - Morocco’s king fired several ministers and senior officials on Tuesday for reportedly failing to improve the economic conditions in a region hit by protests.

 
Niger is Donald Trump’s Benghazi: Congresswoman Wilson
23 Oct 2017 08:41

Niger is Donald Trump’s Benghazi: Congresswoman Wilson

Wilson says she was in the car with the widow when Trump called her and insensitively told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts.” Trump has denied the allegation, accusing the “wacky congresswoman” of telling lies. Trump's reaction to Benghazi The Benghazi ...

 
11 Somalis Killed in Terrorist Attack Near Mogadishu
23 Oct 2017 05:50

11 Somalis Killed in Terrorist Attack Near Mogadishu

Islam times - At least 11 people, mostly women, have been killed in a terrorist attack near the Somali capital, a week after over 350 were killed in the deadliest attack to hit the war-torn city.

 
Saudi-Led Regimes Bribed, Threatened African States to Isolate Qatar
21 Oct 2017 13:49

Saudi-Led Regimes Bribed, Threatened African States to Isolate Qatar

Islam times - Saudi-led regimes boycotting Qatar have 'bribed and blackmailed' several African countries to join its attempt to isolate Doha, Qatar's foreign minister has said.