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Morocco Continues Crackdown on Dissent as Protests Continue
21 Jun 2017 05:24

Morocco Continues Crackdown on Dissent as Protests Continue

Islam Times - Moroccan authorities have continued a brutal crackdown on dissent with more activists being arrested for taking part in the country's ongoing political protests.

Division General Jean-Paul Deconinck of the Belgian Army reviews UN troops as he arrives in Gao on April 13, 2017 to take command of the MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali). (Photo by AFP)
17 Jun 2017 11:30

Mali urges UN Security Council to fight extremists in Sahel

Islam Times - Mali’s foreign minister on Friday pressed the UN Security Council to quickly adopt a resolution endorsing the creation of a special force to fight the extremists increasingly plaguing North Africa's Sahel region.

A Djiboutian soldier stands behind a heavy machine gun in an undisclosed location along the border with Eritrea, June 15, 2008. (Photo by Reuters)
17 Jun 2017 09:28

AU urges ‘restraint’ amid Djibouti-Eritrea tension

Islam Times - The African Union on Saturday urged “restraint” as tensions intensified between Djibouti and Eritrea over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.

A Moroccan protester waves a flag of the Amazigh, Morocco’s Berber community, during a demonstration in downtown Rabat, June 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Jun 2017 12:16

Rallies held in Moroccan capital, other cities

Islam Times - People have rallied in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, and in other northern cities to show support for a weeks-long campaign against corruption and official abuses in the north.

Teargas from security forces enshrouds protesters after a demonstration against the government, in al-Hoceima, Morocco, June 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Jun 2017 12:39

Police, protesters clash in northern Morocco

Islam Times - Police and protesters have clashed in the restive Moroccan Rif region, which has been the scene of social unrest following the death of a fishmonger late last year.

A New ‘Arab Spring’ May Erupt
7 Jun 2017 06:33

A New ‘Arab Spring’ May Erupt

Islam Times - The ongoing protests in Morocco, which have already been compared to the events of the "Arab Spring" in 2011, could hit with renewed vigor in the summer.

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (Photo by AFP)
6 Jun 2017 09:16

Mogherini: EU will give 50mn euros to fund African force in Sahel

Islam Times - The European Union says it plans to spend 50 million euros to finance the establishment of a joint African military force in the Sahel region with the declared aim of fighting terrorism, among other threats.

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI (Photo by AFP)
3 Jun 2017 11:27

Morocco king skirts Africa summit to avoid Bibi

Islam Times - Morocco’s monarch Mohammed VI is to avoid an upcoming summit of African leaders as it is also to be joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Police face protesters during a demonstration against corruption, repression, and unemployment in the northern city of al-Hoceima, Morocco, May 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
31 May 2017 13:41

1000s protest arrest of activist in Morocco

Islam Times - Thousands of protesters in the North African kingdom of Morocco have staged night rallies to demand the release of a leader of an uprising in the restive northern Rif region.

UN peacekeepers on patrol in Kidal, Mali (file photo)
18 May 2017 07:44

UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali

Islam Times - A rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali, which has seen an increase in militant attacks and communal violence since 2015, the new UN peacekeeping chief says.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir watches Sudan and Saudi Arabia
18 May 2017 05:45

Sudan's Bashir, Trump to attend same summit in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Sudan's foreign minister says President Omar al-Bashir will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia, where US President Donald Trump will also be present, despite arrest warrants for war crimes and genocide issued by the International Criminal Court against the Sudanese leader.

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
17 May 2017 06:27

S African Deputy President, Ministers Hold Pro-Palestinian Hunger Strike

Islam Times - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and several ministers have held a 24-hour hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli regime’s prisons.

EU Planning Military Deployment in Africa to Stop Migrants
16 May 2017 09:33

EU Planning Military Deployment in Africa to Stop Migrants

Islam Times - Germany and Italy have called for the deployment of European Union troops in Africa to ostensibly stop illegal migrants from the continent crossing over to Europe.

This file photo shows members of the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group in an undisclosed location in Nigeria.
13 May 2017 10:10

Boko Haram threatens to bomb Nigerian capital

Islam Times - The Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group has reportedly threatened to launch bomb attacks against the Nigerian capital Abuja.

This file photo shows Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, Somalia’s late minister of public works and reconstruction
4 May 2017 06:06

Somali minister ‘mistakenly’ shot dead in Mogadishu

Islam Times - Somalia’s minister of public works and reconstruction, Abbas Abdullahi Siraji, was killed in Mogadishu in what was apparently an accidental shooting, government and police sources say.

French soldiers with Operation Barkhane in Africa (photo by AFP)
1 May 2017 08:04

French soldiers ‘kill, capture 20 militants’ in Mali

Islam Times - French forces in Western Africa say they have killed or captured about 20 militants in a restive region in Mali near Burkina Faso.

Nigerian Muslims Pile Pressure on Govt. to Release Sheikh Zakzaky
24 Apr 2017 09:18

Nigerian Muslims Pile Pressure on Govt. to Release Sheikh Zakzaky

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, continues to pile pressure on the government to release the movement’s leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim.

The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves
19 Apr 2017 07:49

The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves

Islam Times - It is widely known that the U.S.-led NATO intervention to topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 resulted in a power vacuum that has allowed terror groups like ISIS to gain a foothold in the country.

Nigerian Police Violently Disperse ‘Free Zakzaky’ Rally
19 Apr 2017 07:44

Nigerian Police Violently Disperse ‘Free Zakzaky’ Rally

Islam Times - Nigerian security forces have violently dispersed peaceful rallies in the capital Abuja and Kaduna calling for the immediate release of ailing Islamic Movement Leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Alegerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
15 Apr 2017 09:23

Syria’s territorial sovereignty must be respected: Algeria

Islam Times - Reacting to a recent US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra has stressed that Syria’s territorial sovereignty must be respected.