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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani addresses a government session in Tehran, July 19, 2017. (Photo by
19 Jul 2017 - 11:40

Iranian president vows due response to any US sanctions

Islam Times - President Hassan Rouhani has vowed that Iran will reciprocate the sanctions that will be imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic “under any pretext.”

French Army Chief of Staff General Pierre De Villiers (photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 10:22

French army chief resigns over dispute with Macron

Islam Times - France’s military chief has resigned following a public dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over the government’s proposed defense budget cuts.

People stand next to the bullet-riddled vehicle in which some members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were targeted by gunmen, in the town of Aracan, on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippines, July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 10:21

Duterte threatens to end talks with communist rebels after raid

Islam Times - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end peace talks with communist rebels following an ambush attack on his military bodyguards, which killed one and injured five.

In this January 24, 2017 photo, Israeli soldier Elor Azaria attends a sentencing hearing in the military court surrounded by his family, in Tel Aviv. (Photo by AP)
19 Jul 2017 - 09:17

Israeli killer soldier to be moved from jail to house arrest

Islam Times - An Israeli soldier, who is serving a lenient jail term for fatally shooting a disarmed and severely-wounded Palestinian, is to be released from prison and placed under house arrest ahead of a ruling on his appeal later this month.

French Senate President Gerard Larcher (C) delivers a speech at the Senate in Paris, France, July 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 08:02

French Senate passes new anti-terror bill

Islam Times - Lawmakers in France’s conservative-dominated Senate have approved controversial legislation to further strengthen France’s anti-terror laws by a majority vote.

Foreign ministers from a Saudi-led bloc of countries (R) meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on July 5, 2017, to discuss the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis with Qatar. (Photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 08:01

Blockaders present Qatar with new demands list

Islam Times - The Saudi-led bloc of countries, which have blockaded Qatar, have come up with a new list of demands from Doha, backing down from an original 13-point litany.

Peers take their seats in the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in central London, Britain June 21, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
19 Jul 2017 - 07:37

Brexit to pose 'profound' challenges to UK: Lords

Islam Times - Britain’s exit from the European Union will have “profound and unpredictable” consequences for the country, a House of Lords panel has warned.

Former US Vice President Al Gore
19 Jul 2017 - 07:08

'I was wrong' about Trump on climate change: Al Gore

Islam Times - Former Vice President Al Gore has expressed pessimism over the new US administration’s will to act on key climate issues, saying he was “wrong” about President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia
19 Jul 2017 - 07:07

Trump, Putin had second, undisclosed talk at G20 summit: US

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had a second and previously undisclosed meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany earlier this month, US officials say.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on July 17, 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 07:06

New US sanctions violate JCPOA spirit: Zarif

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the new sanctions against Tehran by the US are damaging already frayed Tehran-Washington ties.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 07:04

Australia demands answers on US police killing of national

Islam Times - Australia has demanded explanation from the United States on the fatal shooting of an Australian national by a police officer in the American city of Minneapolis over the weekend.

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman (File photo)
19 Jul 2017 - 06:50

Trump to nominate Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

Islam Times - President Donald Trump will nominate veteran diplomat and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman to serve as US ambassador to Russia, according to the White House.

(L to R) Senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine withdrew their support for the repeal of Obamacare and stopped the bill from proceeding in the US Senate.
19 Jul 2017 - 06:49

US Senate to vote on healthcare again next week as Trump invites GOPers to lunch

Islam Times - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the upper chamber of the US Congress will take on former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law again next week.

The picture taken on April 4 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Shayhun, Idlib Province, Syria, following an alleged chemical weapons attack.
19 Jul 2017 - 06:47

‘Unjustified’ EU sanctions meant to cover up terrorists' crimes: Syria

Islam Times - Damascus has blasted the European Union (EU) for imposing new sanctions against several Syrian nationals, including scientists, over an alleged gas attack, saying the bans merely serve the terrorists and help cover up their crimes.

British Prime Minister Theresa May
19 Jul 2017 - 06:45

9/11 survivors call on May to release Saudi financing extremism report

Islam Times - Survivors of the September 11 attacks have called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to allow the release of a government report highlighting the Saudi role in funding extremism.

Activist take part in a rally to commemorate the nuclear deal with Iran in front of the White House, on July 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
19 Jul 2017 - 06:44

Trump’s strategy on Iran ‘doesn’t exist’ just like rest of US foreign policy

Islam Times - The US does not currently have a strategy for Iran, says a lawmaker, ripping the United States’ foreign policy under President Donald Trump.

What’s Behind Postponing Iraq’s Expected Sunni Conference?
19 Jul 2017 - 06:30

What’s Behind Postponing Iraq’s Expected Sunni Conference?

Islam Times - The Iraqi capital Baghdad was expected to host a conference that gathers together Sunni Muslim leaders, from all parties and groups, with the aim of creating united leadership for the Sunnis of Iraq, now that the military has driven out of the country the ISIS terrorist group.

Trump’s Presidency Sees 91% Spike in Islamophobia across US
19 Jul 2017 - 06:28

Trump’s Presidency Sees 91% Spike in Islamophobia across US

Islam Times - The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 91 percent across the United States in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016.

Saudi Regime Blocks UN Aid Flight to Yemen
19 Jul 2017 - 06:27

Saudi Regime Blocks UN Aid Flight to Yemen

Islam Times - The Saudi regime leading an aggression on Yemen has blocked a UN flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling to the capital Sanaa on Tuesday because three international journalists were also aboard.

Iran’s Parliament
19 Jul 2017 - 06:26

Iran’s Parliament Designates US Forces, Spies as Terrorist Backers

Islam Times - Iran's Parliament has unanimously passed a bill, which designates US military forces and spy agencies as supporters of terrorist groups in the West Asia region.