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Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (R) and Governor General of Canada David Johnston attend a press conference after a meeting in Stockholm, on February 20, 2017.
21 Feb 2017 07:52

Swedish premier ‘surprised’ by Trump’s remarks on ‘immigration problems’

Islam Times - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has expressed “surprise” at recent remarks by US President Donald Trump, who linked an imaginary rise in violence and a non-existent terror attack in Sweden to intake of refugees.

 
Georgians rally against govt.
20 Feb 2017 05:06

Georgians rally against govt.'s alleged move to silence TV channel

Islam Times - Thousands of people have held a protest in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi to express their strong dissent against the government’s alleged attempts to silence the country’s most popular television channel.

 
19 Feb 2017 12:04

Dutch hard-liner Wilders launches parliamentary campaign by scorning Moroccans

Islam Times - Hard-line Dutch politician Geert Wilders has launched his campaign for upcoming parliamentary elections in the Netherlands by scorning the Moroccan community in the country.

 
Chairman of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic
18 Feb 2017 11:33

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Islam Times - Bosnia says it will appeal a UN court ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide against ethnic Muslims during the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

 
File photo of Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People
18 Feb 2017 10:21

Pro-Russia leader hints at force to take east Ukraine

Islam Times - The leader of east Ukraine’s Russia-backed forces has threatened to drive out Ukrainian troops from the area if political measures to “free the occupied territories” do not bear fruit.

 
Nervous NATO Seeks Assurance from US: Report
16 Feb 2017 07:49

Nervous NATO Seeks Assurance from US: Report

Islam Times - The foreign ministers of NATO-member countries in Europe are planning to seek some sort of assurance about the future of their military alliance from new US administration, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.

 
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini holds a press conference with the Lebanese foreign minister after their meeting in Beirut on January 26, 2017.
16 Feb 2017 07:16

EU’s Mogherini: Never seen US so polarized and divided

Islam Times - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned that the current polarization and division in the US may result in destabilizing the rest of the world.

 
Romanians rally against government for 13th consecutive day
13 Feb 2017 09:41

Romanians rally against government for 13th consecutive day

Islam Times - Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Romanian capital of Bucharest and other cities in massive anti-government rallies.

 
A man holds an effigy of US President Donald Trump wearing a Mexican hat during a march to protest against Trump
13 Feb 2017 08:17

Thousands gather for global anti-Trump protests

Islam Times - Thousands of people have taken part in global protests against US President Donald Trump’s policies.

 
Ultra-right leaders of French National Front Marine Le Pen (R), Dutch Party for Freedom Geert Wilders (2nd L), and German AFD Frauke Petry (2nd R) pose for the press in Koblenz, western Germany on Jan. 21, 2017.
11 Feb 2017 11:46

Ultra-right parties in EU nations score surging popularity in recent surveys

Islam Times - Recent polls reflect surging popularity of ultra-right political parties in Sweden and the Czech Republic after France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen widened her lead ahead of the presidential election.

 
Supporters of PSD ruling party protest in front of the presidency headquarters in Bucharest, Feb. 10, 2017.
11 Feb 2017 09:30

Romanians continue anti-govt. rallies, demand president's ouster

Islam Times - Thousands of Romanians have continued anti-government rallies for the 11th straight nights in capital Bucharest, demanding the ouster of President Klaus Iohannis over a bid to decriminalize official corruption.

 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) meets with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the State Department in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2017.
11 Feb 2017 06:19

EU’s Mogherini tells US not to ‘interfere’ in European politics

Islam Times - The European Union's foreign policy chief has called on the administration of US President Donald Trump not to “interfere” in the bloc’s internal affairs.

 
Members of the civil protection walk outside the damaged front of Brussels Airport in Zaventem on March 23, 2016, one day after a series of bomb attacks in the country.
9 Feb 2017 04:27

Belgium voices alarm over spread of Saudi-backed Wahhabism

Islam Times - Belgium has voiced concerns over the spread of Saudi-backed Wahhabism throughout the country and the rest of Europe.

 
EU postpones diplomatic summit with Israel in opposition to Israeli settlement expansion
8 Feb 2017 09:56

EU postpones diplomatic summit with Israel in opposition to Israeli settlement expansion

Islam Times - Following the controversial passage of the outpost “Regularization bill” in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, late on Monday which retroactively legalizes Israeli settler outposts on occupied Palestinian land, a summit scheduled for Feb. 26 between Israel and the European Union (EU) was ...

 
Romanian PM Refuses Resignation as Protests Enter Seventh Day
7 Feb 2017 10:12

Romanian PM Refuses Resignation as Protests Enter Seventh Day

Islam Times - Romanian Prime Minister had refused calls for removal of his cabinet as protesters hold a big rally for the seventh day.

 
Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat
6 Feb 2017 11:30

Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat

Islam Times - Talk about "fortress mentality"! The European presidents and prime ministers were scheduled to deal with migration from North Africa as a threat to the bloc's stability.

 
EU Should End Supporting Militants in Syria: Belgian Party
5 Feb 2017 12:04

EU Should End Supporting Militants in Syria: Belgian Party

Islam Times - European States should end supporting militant groups fighting against Syrian government, Luc Rivet, a spokesman for Belgium’s center-right Parti Populaire told on Saturday.

 
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
2 Feb 2017 07:39

Ukrainian president plans referendum on NATO membership

Islam Times - Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is planning a national referendum on whether the country should join the US-led NATO military alliance.

 
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini gives a press conference on the European Commission
2 Feb 2017 07:34

EU, Vatican voice opposition to US travel ban

Islam Times - The European Union and the Vatican have voiced their disagreement with a controversial travel ban recently issued by US President Donald Trump against seven Muslim-majority countries.

 
21,000 Refugees Stranded in Greece Require Intl Protection
2 Feb 2017 07:14

21,000 Refugees Stranded in Greece Require Intl Protection

Islam Times - Greece authorities say more than twenty thousands refugees that are stranded in this country need international protection to survive.