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This image obtained from Dogan news agency shows Turkish police officers escorting people after their arrest for alleged links with US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen in the central city of Kayseri on April 26, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
27 Apr 2017 - 08:22

Turkey suspends 9,000 police personnel over alleged ties to failed coup

Islam Times - Turkey has suspended over 9,000 members of the country’s police force as part of its post coup crackdown.

 
US President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (L) board Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, March 2, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
27 Apr 2017 - 08:19

Trump gives Pentagon power to decide about US troops limits in Iraq, Syria

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon authority to decide about limits to American forces in Iraq and Syria.

 
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (C) and his daughter Malak leave a court building in the capital Manama after attending his appeal hearing on February 11, 2015. (Photo by AFP)
27 Apr 2017 - 08:18

Rajab’s detention shows Manama’s contempt for human rights: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has stressed that Nabeel Rajab’s arbitrary detention by the Manama regime shows its contempt for the most fundamental human rights.

 
US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly speaks during a news conference April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photos by AFP)
27 Apr 2017 - 08:17

Homeland Security opens office for victims of alien crimes

Islam Times - An office has started working within the US Department of Homeland Security to deal with victims of crimes committed by the so-called illegal immigrants.

 
Fighters from the Kurdish People
27 Apr 2017 - 08:16

Russia: Turkey’s airstrikes in Syria, Iraq provoke serious concern

Islam Times - Russia has dubbed Turkey’s air raids in Syria and Iraq as “unacceptable” and in violation of the basic intergovernmental principles.

 
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference after talks with Germany
27 Apr 2017 - 08:15

China urges peaceful solution to Korean Peninsula tensions

Islam Times - China has called on all sides of the conflict on the Korean Peninsula to work for a peaceful solution and try to ease tensions between the two Koreas.

 
Large blast hits Damascus International Airport
27 Apr 2017 - 08:13

Large blast hits Damascus International Airport

Islam Times - A large explosion has hit the area of Damascus International Airport, with some reports pointing to a possible Israeli airstrike.

 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) gestures as his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir arrives before their meeting in Moscow on April 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
27 Apr 2017 - 08:09

Iran in Syria at Damascus request, Lavrov tells Saudi FM

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has dismissed his Saudi counterpart’s allegation of Iran's interference in Syria, saying the Islamic Republic's advisers are in the Arab country at the request of the Damascus government.

 
This US Air Force photo shows a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launched at midnight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, April 26,2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Apr 2017 - 08:07

US Air Force test-launches nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Islam Times - The US Air Force has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, a move that is expected to escalate simmering tensions with North Korea over its development of missiles and nuclear weapons.

 
Turkish Aggression on Syria, Iraq Draws Intl Condemnation as Erdogan Defends Measure
27 Apr 2017 - 08:00

Turkish Aggression on Syria, Iraq Draws Intl Condemnation as Erdogan Defends Measure

Islam Times - Turkish air force raided Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, drawing international condemnation as the airstrikes were carried out without Damascus and Baghdad permission.

 
Russia Terms Terrorism Major Global Danger, Syria Top Victim
27 Apr 2017 - 07:59

Russia Terms Terrorism Major Global Danger, Syria Top Victim

Islam Times - Russian politician says international terrorism remains the main danger which is facing the world and that Syria is on top of the countries which are fighting the ISIS terrorist group.

 
Bahraini Regime Revokes Citizenship of 36 Anti-Regime Activists
26 Apr 2017 - 10:51

Bahraini Regime Revokes Citizenship of 36 Anti-Regime Activists

Islam Times - On Tuesday, Bahraini courts have also sentenced three defendants to life imprisonment, while the rest were slapped with between three and ten years in jail. The activists were all found guilty of “forming a terror cell and illegally possessing explosives,” Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror ...

 
Trump Administration Sees Bahraini Crisis Through Saudi Lens, Lobelog
26 Apr 2017 - 10:51

Trump Administration Sees Bahraini Crisis Through Saudi Lens, Lobelog

Islam Times - Throughout 2017, Bahrain's six-year-old crisis has sharpened and political space is narrowing as the authorities in Manama have upheld the dissolution of the Bahraini opposition's main group al-Wefaq Islamic Society and kept its leader, Ali Salman, in prison as punishment for "inciting ...

 
Russia Warns Saudis Against Attacking Yemen’s Main Port
26 Apr 2017 - 10:51

Russia Warns Saudis Against Attacking Yemen’s Main Port

Islam Times - Russia has warned against any attack by Saudi-led coalition forces on the strategic Yemeni port of Al Hudaydah, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis.

 
Iran’s Leader Highlights Reasons behind US, Israel Hostility towards Islam, Iran
26 Apr 2017 - 10:13

Iran’s Leader Highlights Reasons behind US, Israel Hostility towards Islam, Iran

Islam Times - Leader of Iran Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei says the United States and the Israeli regime are hostile towards Iran because Islam is most prominent in the Islamic Republic.

 
US Nuclear Sub in S Korea, Trump Summons Senate for N Korea Briefing
26 Apr 2017 - 10:12

US Nuclear Sub in S Korea, Trump Summons Senate for N Korea Briefing

Islam Times - A US nuclear submarine armed with guided missiles is in South Korea as North Korea holds massive long-range artillery drills amid rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

 
People, mainly Turkish soldiers, accused of trying to assassinate the Turkish president during a July 2016 coup attempt, are escorted by security forces toward a courthouse, in Mugla, western Turkey, February 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Apr 2017 - 09:35

Turkey nabs 1,000+ over failed coup

Islam Times - Turkish authorities detained over 1,000 people overnight suspected of links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, security sources said on Wednesday, in one of the largest operations in months against the network which Turkey blames for a failed coup in July last year.

 
Retired Marine Corps general Randolph "Tex" Alles (file photo)
26 Apr 2017 - 09:34

Trump picks retired general to lead Secret Service

Islam Times - President Donald Trump has named a new director for the US Secret Service, the beleaguered agency tasked with protecting the president and his family.

 
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (file photo)
26 Apr 2017 - 08:39

Former ambassadors urge Congress not to cut UN funding

Islam Times - Nine former American ambassadors to the United Nations have urged members of Congress not to cut US contributions to the world body.

 
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (C) speaks with his staff before giving a press conference at a hotel in Jerusalem al-Quds, April 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Apr 2017 - 08:38

I don’t want to be Israel’s political ‘plaything’: German FM

Islam Times - Germany’s foreign minister says he does not want to be “a plaything” for Israel’s politicking after the regime’s prime minister refused to receive him over the senior diplomat’s meeting with pro-Palestine advocacy groups.