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German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party gives a press conference on September 26, 2017 in Berlin, two days after general elections. (Photo by AFP)
11 Oct 2017 04:43

Germany may form government next year: Merkel ally

Islam Times - Germany may need to wait until next year for a new government as the three blocs trying to form an alliance are so far apart they will need a deeply detailed coalition deal, a senior Bavarian ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Reuters.

Germany and Russia
4 Oct 2017 05:04

Germany and Russia's Bond of War & Peace

Islam Times - No other countries on the Eurasian continent suffered so much from war than Germany and Russia. But perhaps out of this mutually painful experience of horror and loss, the two powerhouses can in partnership forge a new geopolitical direction.

Daesh’s “central figure” in Germany known as Abu Walaa (File photo)
26 Sep 2017 09:23

‘Daesh leader’ in Germany to stand trial for radicalizing youth

Islam Times - The Takfiri Daesh terror group’s “central figure” in Germany, who was arrested last November, is to go on trial on charges of radicalizing young people and running a militant network linked to the Berlin Christmas attacker.

German Chancellor and Christian Democrats (CDU) Party leader Angela Merkel (R) listens to top candidate for the CSU Joachim Herrmann (L) during an election night event at the CDU’s headquarters in Berlin on September 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
25 Sep 2017 09:23

Merkel faces bumpy road ahead in building coalition govt.

Islam Times - Fresh from elections that gave her a fourth mandate as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel will now be starting a quest for political partners, a task she is likely to find more difficult than in the past in the wake of a surge in support for a far-right party.

German chancellor and CDU party leader, Angela Merkel (C), addresses supporters after exit poll results were broadcasted on public television at an election night event at the party
25 Sep 2017 04:46

Far-right party entry into parliament poses 'big challenge': Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the entry into parliament of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) posed a 'big new challenge," admitting that the election results had not turned out to be as good as she had hoped.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an election campaign rally in Munich, southern Germany, on September 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Sep 2017 11:45

German protesters heckle Merkel at final campaign rally before polls open

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been booed and heckled by right-wing protesters while speaking at her final campaign rally in Munich two days before the polls that will likely put her in office for a fourth term.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses an election campaign rally of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Kappeln, northern Germany, on September 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
21 Sep 2017 04:07

Merkel slams Trump’s threat to ‘destroy’ North Korea

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says US President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” North Korea is wrong, citing economic pressure and diplomacy as the only "appropriate" ways to resolve the conflict.

Berlin, we recommend you: Grab the Nato bull by its horns!
16 Sep 2017 08:36

Berlin, we recommend you: Grab the Nato bull by its horns!

Islam Times - While Chancellor Merkel and Macron have already met to discuss governing the EU together, Federal Germany’s official think tank, the SWP, recommends that Berlin takes the military leadership of both the EU and Nato.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and German Vice Chancellor and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel get ready for the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on September 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Sep 2017 05:27

German foreign minister equates far-right AfD party with Nazis

Islam Times - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday equated the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party with the Nazis who ruled the country from 1933 to 1945, an insult rarely heard in national politics.

German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press conference on July 20, 2017 in Berlin following the arrest of a German human rights activist in Turkey. (Photos by AFP)
12 Sep 2017 05:26

Germany halts major arms supplies to Turkey as tensions heighten

Islam Times - Germany has stopped all major weapons exports to Turkey over the country’s worsening human rights situation amid heightened tensions between the two NATO allies.

Anglea Merkel
11 Sep 2017 07:53

Merkel Says Iran Deal a Model for solving North Korea Issue

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed that the North Korea crisis can be solved using the 2015 agreement with Iran as a model for negotiations.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech as she attends an electoral meeting in Delbrueck, western Germany, on September 10, 2017. (AFP photo)
11 Sep 2017 05:20

Turks can travel to Germany with no fear: Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has brushed aside Turkey’s warnings to citizens about traveling to Germany, saying Turks arriving in the western European country would be much safer that Germans traveling to Turkey.

This video grab shows two demonstrators holding a placard during a protest against warmongering, in Ramstein-Miesenbach municipality, Germany, on September 9, 2017.
10 Sep 2017 10:07

Germans hold anti-war protest near US base

Islam Times - People in Germany have staged an annual anti-war protest rally in front of a United States air base in their country, condemning war-mongering.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech during a local party congress meeting in Reutlingen, southern Germany, on September 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Sep 2017 08:30

Germany’s Merkel urges diplomacy to solve dispute with North Korea

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed readiness to participate in diplomatic initiatives to end the dispute over North Korea’s weapons programs, pointing to the diplomacy that helped resolve a dispute with Iran in 2015 as a model to tackle international disagreements.

A file photo of the Russian Defense Ministry building in Moscow
10 Sep 2017 06:30

Russia slams German minister for ‘baseless’ remarks

Islam Times - Russia’s Defense Ministry has rebuked German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen for falsely claiming that Moscow planned to send more than 100,000 troops to take part in upcoming joint military drills in Belarus.

Police officers stand in a deserted street in front of the
4 Sep 2017 04:02

Germany starts defusing massive World War II bomb

Islam Times - German explosives experts started to defuse a massive World War II bomb in Frankfurt on Sunday after tens of thousands of people evacuated their homes.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a welcome ceremony during the visit of the Turkish president in the Jordanian capital Amman on August 21, 2017.(Photos by AFP)
3 Sep 2017 06:10

Turkey disregards Berlin’s reaction to arrest of German citizens over coup links

Islam Times - Ankara has dismissed Berlin’s reaction to Turkey’s arrest of German citizens over alleged links to last year’s failed coup.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her speech at the meeting of the Middle-size economy and economic union of the CDU/CSU in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on September 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
2 Sep 2017 04:34

Germany likely to rethink relations with Turkey: Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denounced Turkey's move to arrest two more German citizens, pledging a more decisive reaction or perhaps reconsideration of Berlin’s relations with Ankara.

Alice Weidel, a German top opposition leader, delivers a speech during the AfD party congress in Cologne, western Germany, on April 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 Aug 2017 04:38

Right-wing German party leader calls on Trump to tweet less, govern more

Islam Times - A leader of Germany’s top opposition party has taken a jab at US President Donald Trump, saying the businessman-turned-politician should devote more energy to governing and less to tweeting.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo by AFP)
27 Aug 2017 05:16

Britain must pay Brexit fees: Angela Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pointed out Great Britain has legal obligation to settle its due to the European Union to cover exit fees from the bloc.