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Saudi Arabia Plans 80% Increase in Fuel Prices
19 Sep 2017 - 12:08

Saudi Arabia Plans 80% Increase in Fuel Prices

Islam Times - The Saudi regime is planning domestic prices for gasoline and jet fuel by around 80% this year in a sign of worsening economic situation in the Persian Gulf monarchy.

 
Noble Peace Prize: Discriminatory, Serving West’s Interests
19 Sep 2017 - 12:07

Noble Peace Prize: Discriminatory, Serving West’s Interests

Islam Times - The Noble Peace Prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, the Swiss social activist who founded the Red Cross, and Frederick Passy, the French economist who was one of the founders of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the chief organizer of the first International Peace Congress....

 
A Philippinian maid waits at a shelter managed by Labour and Welfare officers after fleeing her employer’s home due to mistreatment.
19 Sep 2017 - 12:07

Human Rights Violations in UAE

Islam Times - The human rights condition in the UAE has constantly been subject to criticism coming from various international rights groups and organizations. The citizens in the United Arab Emirates are granted no rights for voting, electing their government, or joining a political party.

 
Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran
19 Sep 2017 - 12:06

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

Islam Times - Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran.

 
America’s Slow-motion Military Coup
19 Sep 2017 - 12:05

America’s Slow-motion Military Coup

Islam Times - In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has.

 
Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent
19 Sep 2017 - 12:03

Israeli Website Claims ISIS Commander Revealed As Mossad Agent

Islam Times - There has long been speculation regarding ties between the Israeli government and the terror group Daesh, otherwise known as the Islamic State. Such speculation has been fueled by Israel’s reference to Daesh as a “useful tool” and its acknowledgment that it views a Syria under complete ...

 
A Kurdish man walks in the street in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 - 11:53

Curfew imposed in Iraq’s Kirkuk after clashes over Kurdistan vote

Islam Times - Iraqi police have imposed a curfew in the northern city of Kirkuk, which witnessed skirmishes between Kurds and Turkmen days before a controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from the mainland.

 
IAEA reappoints Yukiya Amano to new term as director general
19 Sep 2017 - 11:51

IAEA reappoints Yukiya Amano to new term as director general

Islam Times - Yukiya Amano has been reappointed as the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and will serve a new four-year-term in office.

 
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov
19 Sep 2017 - 11:50

US supply of lethal arms to Ukraine won’t help stability: Russia

Islam Times - Russia says the United States’ potential provision of “lethal weapons” to Ukraine will not promote stability in the East European country.

 
Britain
19 Sep 2017 - 11:49

Tories wary of Corbyn premiership as infighting deepens

Islam Times - Senior members of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reunite her divided government before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes over her position.

 
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (photo by Reuters)
19 Sep 2017 - 11:48

Hong Kong leader urges end to calls for independence

Islam Times - Hong Kong’s leader has called for an immediate halt to calls for independence in the semi-autonomous Chinese region, warning that the issue is “destroying the relationship” with Beijing.

 
A Syrian trooper gestures to the camera from a tank in the Salamiyah city, some 33 kilometers southeast of the western Syrian city of Hama, during an offensive against militants, on August 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 - 11:47

Syria repels massive attack led by Nusra Front

Islam Times - Syria’s army and its allies have repelled a large-scale attack spearheaded by the notorious al-Nusra Front terrorist group north of the western Syrian city of Hama.

 
Displaced Yemeni children stand outside a make-shift shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen, April 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 - 11:44

Almost 2 million people internally displaced in Yemen: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN)’s refugee agency says nearly two million people have been internally displaced due to the conflict in Yemen.

 
US troops line up to board a bus as they begin their journey home at Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, Iraq. (file photo)
19 Sep 2017 - 11:43

US Senate passes $700bn military bill, including $60 bn for war

Islam Times - The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump's previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation.

 
A UK-made Eurofighter Typhoon jet belonging to the Saudi air force (File photo)
19 Sep 2017 - 09:06

UK weapons companies earned over £6bn from Yemen war: Charity

Islam Times - British weapons manufacturers have earned more than £6 billion from their deals with Saudi Arabia ever since the beginning of the kingdom’s ruthless war on its southern neighbor Yemen, a campaign group says.

 
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends (photo by Reuters)
19 Sep 2017 - 09:05

As Damascus cements victories, anti-Assad countries say will not help rebuild Syria

Islam Times - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the United States, Britain, and other backers of the militants fighting to topple the Damascus government will not be supporting the reconstruction of Syria as long as President Bashar al-Assad is in power.

 
Myanmarese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 - 09:03

Myanmar leader defends handling of crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - Myanmar’s leader has finally broken her silence only to defend how her government is dealing with the massive human rights violations committed against Rakhine-based Rohingya Muslims, which the UN says amount to ethnic cleansing.

 
Spicer regrets berating reporters over inauguration crowd size
19 Sep 2017 - 05:28

Spicer regrets berating reporters over inauguration crowd size

Islam Times - Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says he regrets his decision to criticize news reports that former US President Barack Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger than Donald Trump’s.

 
Paul Manafort, advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
19 Sep 2017 - 05:27

US govt. wiretapped Manafort during, after 2016 election

Islam Times - A report claims that the US government wiretapped the phone of former Donald Trump campaign chairman under secret court orders before and after the 2016 presidential election.

 
US President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 - 05:26

Over 3,000 extra US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Islam Times - The Pentagon has confirmed that the US is sending over 3,000 additional soldiers to war-ravaged Afghanistan, citing the so-called war on terrorism.