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Western Media ‘Inflate’ Syria Death Toll
23 Apr 2017 - 04:21

Western Media ‘Inflate’ Syria Death Toll

Islam Times - The Syrian President said that Western media deliberately exaggerate the number of people killed in the Syrian conflict to create a “humanitarian pretext” for a possible intervention in the war-torn country.

 
Bahrain Appears before Committee Against Torture
22 Apr 2017 - 09:38

Bahrain Appears before Committee Against Torture

Islam Times - Bahraini authorities will appear before UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva on Friday (April 21, 2017), as part of the Committee's regular review of the Bahraini government's record under the Convention.

 
The World Worries That Washington Has Nuclear Weapons
22 Apr 2017 - 09:37

The World Worries That Washington Has Nuclear Weapons

Islam Times - In my long experience in Washington, vice presidents did not make major foreign policy announcements or threaten other countries with war. Not even Dick Cheney stole this role from the weak president George W. Bush.

 
If This Is Freedom and Democracy, What Is Tyranny?
22 Apr 2017 - 09:37

If This Is Freedom and Democracy, What Is Tyranny?

Islam Times - If truth be known, Americans are no more free than were Germans under Gestapo Germany. “Freedom and Democracy America” is the greatest lie in the world.

 
Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?
22 Apr 2017 - 09:36

Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?

Islam Times - The other day, I asked a longtime Democratic Party insider who is working on the Russia-gate investigation which country interfered more in U.S. politics, Russia or Israel. Without a moment’s hesitation, he replied, “Israel, of course.”

 
Would China Strike North Korea?
22 Apr 2017 - 09:35

Would China Strike North Korea?

Islam Times - The "extraordinary" mobilization of bomber aircraft was reportedly acknowledged by China's foreign ministry, giving no further details.

 
Reasons behind US Defense Sec Trip to West Asia
22 Apr 2017 - 09:35

Reasons behind US Defense Sec Trip to West Asia

Islam Times - Amid heightened rhetoric of Saudi Arabian and other Arab officials against the Iranian role in the region over the past week, the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday as part of a regional tour that also will see him visiting other countries such as Egypt,...

 
Erdogan’s Wild Claims against Iraqi Volunteer Forces
22 Apr 2017 - 09:34

Erdogan’s Wild Claims against Iraqi Volunteer Forces

Islam Times - Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ignited outrage in Iraq after branding Iraq's volunteer forces as “terrorists”.

 
Why Are Syrian Opposition Undecided About Astana Talks?
22 Apr 2017 - 09:33

Why Are Syrian Opposition Undecided About Astana Talks?

Islam Times - The Syrian conflict for certain is one of the most complicated global crises in terms of multitude of effective actors, the huge casualties, and the ever-changing military and political equations since the Second World War.

 
What Drives Are Taking Iraq’s Al-Hakim to Egypt?
22 Apr 2017 - 09:33

What Drives Are Taking Iraq’s Al-Hakim to Egypt?

Islam Times - Ammar al-Hakim, the head of Iraq’s biggest parliamentary bloc National Alliance visited Egypt on Tuesday. A delegation of members of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq also accompanied al-Hakim who made the visit in response to an official invitation by the Egyptian officials.

 
UN Envoy Praises Effective Tehran Meeting on Syria Talks
22 Apr 2017 - 09:32

UN Envoy Praises Effective Tehran Meeting on Syria Talks

Islam Times - The UN Special Envoy for Syria on Thursday has praised as effective, the Russian-Iranian-Turkish trilateral expert-level meeting, which was held in Iran Tehran.

 
Partitioning of Libya is a Bad Idea
22 Apr 2017 - 09:11

Partitioning of Libya is a Bad Idea

Islam Times - At the end of the Group of Seven meeting, they expressed their unequivocal support of the Libyan political agreement and its transitional government headed the Government of National Accord (GNA) and called on all armed groups to “desist from actions that would exacerbate internal division ...

 
No U.S. Military Role in Libya
22 Apr 2017 - 09:08

No U.S. Military Role in Libya

Islam Times - The US President said that he would not give the US military a direct role in helping stabilize war-ravaged Libya, rejecting years of pleading by Italy for more assistance in stemming African migrant traffic into Europe.

 
An American soldier talks with Saudi troops
22 Apr 2017 - 09:05

The US May Throw Additional Support behind Saudi Forces

Islam Times - The US is considering additional measures to support the Saudis in their assault on Yemen. The US already provides intelligence and aerial refueling of combat aircraft to Saudi forces, but is now considering more aggressive support measures.

 
UN Urged the Saudi Coalition Not to Bomb Yemeni Port
22 Apr 2017 - 06:17

UN Urged the Saudi Coalition Not to Bomb Yemeni Port

Islam Times - The UN called on the Saudi coalition intervening in Yemen not to bomb the rebel-held port of Hodeida, a key entry point for aid to the war-torn country.

 
US Wants to Resume Weapons Sales to Saudis
22 Apr 2017 - 06:14

US Wants to Resume Weapons Sales to Saudis

Islam Times - The US considers resuming sales of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia as part of additional military and intelligence assistance to the kingdom’s bloody intervention in Yemen. However, it wants new commitments in return from Riyadh to minimize civilian casualties there.

 
Foreign Power Increase Support to ‘Militants’ in Syria
22 Apr 2017 - 06:13

Foreign Power Increase Support to ‘Militants’ in Syria

Islam Times - Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) continued its operations in the southern city of Daraa and are attacking the remaining Syrian army positions in northern Al-Manshiyeh and nearby areas. It claimed that it had destroyed a tank and heavy rocket launcher in the al-Sajna district north of Al-Manshiyeh....

 
Daesh Drone Drops NATO Munitions on Syrian Children
22 Apr 2017 - 06:10

Daesh Drone Drops NATO Munitions on Syrian Children

Islam Times - Syrian forces shot down a Daesh drone that was targeting civilians in eastern Syria. The drone was armed with a NATO-Bulgarian GLV-HEF projectile.

 
Syrian Rebels: CIA Paid Us Not to Attend Russia-Sponsored Peace Talks
22 Apr 2017 - 06:07

Syrian Rebels: CIA Paid Us Not to Attend Russia-Sponsored Peace Talks

Islam Times - Another FSA source told Al Jazeera that Turkey and the US are still to decide what form the new rebel command will assume and added that pressure is exerted on other rebel factions to join it.

 
OPCW’s Block of On-site Probe Shows Aims to Oust Assad
22 Apr 2017 - 06:05

OPCW’s Block of On-site Probe Shows Aims to Oust Assad

Islam Times - The Russian Foreign Minister said that the attempt of Western countries to derail Russia’s initiative to examine the site of the chemical incident in Idlib province exposes their aim to topple the Syrian government