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German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves as she arrives to attend the session for the election of the German Chancellor at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament), in Berlin, on March 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
14 Mar 2018 11:00

Angela Merkel elected Germany's chancellor for 4th term

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bruised by half a year of post-election coalition haggling, was Wednesday elected by parliament to her fourth and likely final term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.

The file photo, taken on March 1, 2018, shows a police officer on patrol in Berlin. (By AFP)
11 Mar 2018 09:41

‘Another German mosque comes under arson attack’

Islam Times - A mosque has reportedly been attacked in the German capital city of Berlin as authorities start a probe into a similar incident in Stuttgart.

Polish soldiers follow an artillery shooting session during the Exercise Dynamic Front 18 at Grafenwoehr, Germany, on March 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
10 Mar 2018 05:16

US, NATO flex muscle with ‘largest artillery drill’ in Europe

Islam Times - The United States and its NATO allies have been conducting an annual drill that is said to be Europe’s “largest artillery exercise” since the end of the Cold War in 1991.

Two girls stand next to a banner citing the Holy Quran and reading “Make peace among the people,” as they take part in a protest rally against terrorism and violence in Cologne, western Germany, on June 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
3 Mar 2018 06:14

German extremists launched 950 attacks against Muslims in 2017

Islam Times - German authorities say they have registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions, including mosques, in 2017.

Horst Seehofer, leader of the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), addresses journalists during a meeting at the International Press Club of Munich, Germany, February 28, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
1 Mar 2018 07:35

Germany’s CSU urges new election if SPD rejects coalition

Islam Times - Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, has called for new election if the members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) say “No” to a new coalition with the conservative bloc.

In this file photo taken on June 26, 2017 German Chancellor and leader of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union) Angela Merkel (R) speaks to CDU MP Jens Spahn (L) during a meeting of the party leadership at the CDU headquarters in Berlin. (AFP photo)
26 Feb 2018 06:35

German chancellor appoints outspoken critic as minister

Islam Times - German chancellor Angela Merkel has named a key opponent of her centrist ideas as a minister in her cabinet for a fourth term in office.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R), the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz (L), and the chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer (C) enter the conference room at the SPD headquarters for coalition talks to form a new government, in Berlin, February 2, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
7 Feb 2018 12:01

Rival German political parties reach coalition deal in principle

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats agreed 'in principle' on Wednesday on a coalition deal, sources involved in the talks said, taking Europe's economic powerhouse a step closer to a new government.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz hold a joint press conference after their meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on January 27, 2018. (AFP photo)
28 Jan 2018 05:13

US, allies in Europe, irked by new Russia gas pipeline scheme

Islam Times - US authorities have voiced deep frustration over a planned Russian pipeline that would bypass Washington’s allies in Central Europe and carry gas to Germany.

A file photo of German female soldiers
27 Jan 2018 11:21

Sexual harassment saw 80% rise in German army in 2017

Islam Times - The number of sexual harassment cases among the unified armed forces of Germany, known as the Bundeswehr, reportedly increased by over 80 percent in 2017, compared to the previous year.

Arthur Wagner former leading member of anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party converts to Islam
27 Jan 2018 04:00

Senior Member of German Far-Right, Anti-Islam Party Becomes Muslim

Islam Times - A former leading member of anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Brandenburg has converted to Islam.

Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic (SPD) Party, speaks with journalists as he inspects the venue of a party congress in Bonn, western Germany, January 20, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
21 Jan 2018 11:58

Germany’s SPD to decide on coalition talks

Islam Times - Germany’s Social Democratic (SPD) Party is scheduled to hold a meeting on Sunday to decide whether the center-left party should initiate formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a decision that may help pull the European country out of a protracted political ...

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks at a press conference in Berlin on January 17, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
20 Jan 2018 07:27

'Germany, France must work to deepen European union'

Islam Times - Berlin must work with Paris to improve and deepen the European union, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urged as his Social Democrats weigh renewing a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A file photo of Saudi-led forces on the outskirts of the southern Yemen port city of Aden
20 Jan 2018 07:22

Germany stops arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Germany has stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and almost all of its allies waging war on Yemen, in a decision likely to have both an impact on the Riyadh regime and a domino effect on other Western and non-Western countries exporting arms to Saudi Arabia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C), leader of Germany
15 Jan 2018 04:25

Leaders of Germany’s SPD critical of coalition plan with Merkel

Islam Times - Senior figures in Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) have voiced concerns about a plan for forming a new coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, saying the SPD should have imposed more of its conditions on the other side.

Children of ISIS Terrorists Heading to Germany
10 Jan 2018 04:59

Children of ISIS Terrorists Heading to Germany

Islam Times - Over 100 infants and children of terrorists who left Germany to fight for the ISIS terrorist group are expected by in the country amid concerns about the radicalization of minors.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks at a press conference in the Turkish capital, Ankara, September 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Jan 2018 11:19

Turkish foreign minister to visit Germany to ‘restart’ ties

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, on Saturday, in an attempt to enhance bilateral ties, which strained following a July 2016 abortive coup in Turkey.

Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of Germany’s anti-immigration AfD party, takes part in the congress of the party in Hanover, northern Germany, December 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
2 Jan 2018 09:13

German MP faces probe over anti-Muslim remarks

Islam Times - A lawmaker from Germany’s far-right AfD party faces a police investigation for social media posts offensive to Muslims.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year’s speech, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on December 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
31 Dec 2017 12:08

Germany’s Merkel vows to address political rift

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to address ongoing political divisions in Germany by prioritizing social cohesion and swiftly forming a new government.

German pilots ground over 220 flights, refuse to deport Afghan refugees
6 Dec 2017 17:58

German pilots ground over 220 flights, refuse to deport Afghan refugees

German pilots in the course of 2017 have stopped more than 220 planned flights that were supposed to repatriate refugees to Afghanistan.

Sigmar Gabriel
5 Dec 2017 21:45

German FM Says US Dominance Becoming History, Calls for EU Independence

Islam Times - Germany’s foreign minister says the world order is changing and the role of the US as a dominant world leader is declining under the Trump administration, emphasizing Berlin needs to defend its interests more actively, even if it means standing up to Washington.