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11 Oct 2017 06:46

Malawi president vows probe as 'vampire' scare forces UN out

Islam Times - Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday vowed a thorough investigation after seven people were murdered by vigilantes in a vampire scare that has driven UN staffers out of the affected region.

US Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets), wearing oxygen apparatus and with night vision goggles mounted on their helmets, prepare to conduct a high-altitude freefall parachute jump. (Photo via US Army)
10 Oct 2017 06:06

US Army to ‘increase’ missions after losses in Niger, top general says

Islam Times - The United States Army’s top officer says it is likely to “increase” its train, advise and assist (TAA) missions after the death of four soldiers in Niger by developing a new unit, he describes as “similar to special forces,” that are “not special Forces.”

3 US Commandos Killed in Niger Ambush
9 Oct 2017 07:52

3 US Commandos Killed in Niger Ambush

Islam Times - Three US Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger.

Workers stand on scaffolding during the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, March 31, 2015. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
2 Oct 2017 10:19

Existing only from the Nile, Egypt fears disaster from a dam

Islam Times - The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert. Now, for the first time, the country fears a potential threat to that lifeline, and it seems to have no idea what ...

7 shot dead as Cameroon Anglophone protest for independence
2 Oct 2017 06:34

7 shot dead as Cameroon Anglophone protest for independence

Islam Times - Police and the military in Cameroon have shot dead at least seven Anglophone people as member of the community continue protesting for independence from the majority Francophone nation.

A group of Nigerien soldiers (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 08:37

Nigerian police disrupt Muharram ceremonies, arrest mourners in Sokoto

Islam Times - Nigerian police have disrupted Muharram ceremonies in the northern city of Sokoto, arresting at least six of the participants.  All of those arrested on Saturday were members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), whose leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky is in jail.  The ceremonies ...

Muharram Mourning ceremony in Northern Nigeria
28 Sep 2017 03:52

Nigeria in Crackdown on Shiite Muslims’ Muharram Ceremonies

Islam Times - Shiite Muslims in Nigeria's northern Kaduna State have demanded that authorities stop ongoing crackdown on worshippers participating in mourning ceremonies during the Month of Muharram.

Police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition protesters in Kenya
26 Sep 2017 12:23

Police use tear gas, batons to disperse opposition protesters in Kenya

Islam Times - Kenyan riot police have clashed with opposition protesters staging a rally against election officials in the capital city, Nairobi.

China holds military drills at 1st overseas base in Djibouti
26 Sep 2017 10:12

China holds military drills at 1st overseas base in Djibouti

Islam Times - The Chinese military has reportedly for the first time staged military exercises at China’s first overseas base recently opened in Djibouti.

This file photo taken on June 7, 2017 in Kikwit shows a volunteer bringing daily food rations for Internally Displaced Persons at a refugee camp. (Via AFP)
23 Sep 2017 09:59

Refugees in Zambia say DR Congo troops killing civilians: UN

Islam Times - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior UN official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers.

Human skulls arranged at the Murambi genocide memorial, near Butare, Rwanda.
13 Sep 2017 13:17

US Secret Role in Rwandan Genocide

Islam Times - Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. The killers used simple tools – machetes, clubs and other blunt objects, or herded people into buildings and set them aflame with kerosene. Most of the victims were of ...

In this handout photograph, released by the press service of the Ivory Coast presidency on June 5, 2017, participants are seen at a meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Monrovia, Liberia, on June 4, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Front-5th from L) is among the attendees. (Via AFP)
12 Sep 2017 07:35

Israel forced to ‘postpone’ first Africa summit

Islam Times - Israel has had to indefinitely postpone a summit it had planned with African countries following a boycott by a number of those states.

People stands outside the scene of an attack on a hotel and an adjacent restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia
11 Sep 2017 07:54

Al Shabab Takfiri Terrorists Kill Six in Somalia Attack

Islam Times - Al-Shabab Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six people in the central Somali city of Beledweyne.

This file photo shows Nigerian troops during a patrol in the Borno state town of Banki to guard against Boko Haram attacks. (Photo by AFP)
2 Sep 2017 04:40

Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

Islam Times - Suspected Takfiri Boko Haram militants have killed at least 18 people in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Cameroon in the latest surge of lethal assaults by the terror outfit in the restive region, local sources say.

Bodies of people killed in Friday raid were transported to Mogadishu on late Friday morning
28 Aug 2017 06:24

Somalis Slam US-Led Forces for Killing Civilians, Including 3 Kids

Islam Times - Somalis have condemned US-led forces for killing civilians, including three children, in a military operation on Friday.

Relatives mourn the killing of their kin in an attack by US troops in Somalia
27 Aug 2017 04:20

US Forces Kill Three Kids in Attack on Somalia

Islam Times - US troops have shot dead 10 Somalis, including three children, in a village near the capital Mogadishu on Friday as Washington intensifies operations in the Horn of Africa state.

Somali security personnel look towards burning vehicles as they secure an area in Mogadishu on July 30, 2017, after a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital. (Photo by AFP)
26 Aug 2017 05:35

Ten civilians killed in US-backed raid in Somalia

Islam Times - Ten civilians have been killed in a US-backed raid on a farm in southern Somalia, according to the deputy governor of Lower Shabelle region.

A woman walks through Gwoza, northeastern Nigeria, on August 1, 2017. The Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group seized the town in July 2014 to establish its rule there. (Photo by AFP)
26 Aug 2017 05:33

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill 11, kidnap 8 in Cameroon village

Islam Times - At least 11 people have been killed and eight more kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an overnight attack on a village in northern Cameroon near the Nigerian border.

Muslims Facing Genocide in Central African Republic
24 Aug 2017 04:30

Muslims Facing Genocide in Central African Republic

Islam Times - United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council Tuesday there are early signs of genocide in Central African Republic where Muslims have been facing frequent attacks.