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A picture taken on March 14, 2018 shows the Dome of the Rock, which is situated in the al-Aqsa mosque compound (C), in East Jerusalem al-Quds (By AFP)
17 Mar 2018 - 09:41

Knesset agrees on terms of apartheid ‘Israel for Jews’ bill

Islam Times - Parties in the Knesset have reached an agreement on the terms of an apartheid bill which would define Israel as exclusively for Jews and makes it easier for the Tel Aviv regime to push ahead with its land grab policies as well as the plans to change the demographics of occupied Jerusalem ...

Graphic content / (FILES) In this file photo taken on March 16, 2014 an Iraqi Kurd man walks past grave stones as he visits a grave yard for the victims of a gas attack by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in 1988 in the Kurdish town of Halabja, 300 kms (190 miles) northeast of Baghdad. (AFP photo)
17 Mar 2018 - 09:40

Iraqi Kurds mark Halabja chemical attack anniversary

Islam Times - Iraqi Kurds have staged events marking 30 years since a chemical attack by the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, on the town of Halabja.

Picture taken in the Kazakh capital Astana on March 16, 2018 shows the Iranian delegation to Syria talks featuring Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd L)
17 Mar 2018 - 09:39

Iran, Russia, Turkey reaffirm commitment to Syria's territorial integrity after talks in Astana

Islam Times - Iran, Russia and Turkey, guarantors of the Syria ceasefire, have reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity after a tripartite foreign ministerial meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Smoke billows on the horizon near the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin on March 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 - 09:38

Turkish shelling, strikes kill 36 in Syrian town of Afrin, UN receiving 'alarming' reports on deaths

Islam Times - The Turkish military’s shelling and airstrikes against a hospital and purported positions of the People's Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin have claimed the lives of over three dozen civilians, Syrian Kurdish forces and a so-called monitoring group ...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
17 Mar 2018 - 09:30

Iran FM warns US against 'painful mistake' of quitting nuclear deal

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States against the "painful mistake" of pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a session at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem al-Quds on March 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 - 09:29

Israel’s Netanyahu has to step down if indicted over corruption charges: Minister

Islam Times - An Israeli minister says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have to resign or face being dropped by members of his coalition if he is indicted over corruption charges.

US President Donald Trump (File photo)
17 Mar 2018 - 09:28

Trump signs US-Taiwan travel bill, angers China

Islam Times - President Donald Trump has signed a new travel bill, allowing senior US officials to go to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa, a move that has angered China, which regards Taiwan as a wayward province.

File photo shows the Grand Mosque of Brussels in Belgium.
17 Mar 2018 - 09:26

Belgium regains control of Saudi-run Mosque over fears of promoting extremism

Islam Times - Belgium says it is retaking control of the Grand Mosque of Brussels by breaking Saudi Arabia’s lease of the building due to fears that the center is promoting extremism and segregationist attitudes.

This photo of South Africa
17 Mar 2018 - 08:40

South Africa's former President Zuma to be prosecuted

Islam Times - Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, has been charged with fraud, racketeering, illegal arms dealing and much more.

Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen
17 Mar 2018 - 08:38

Roadside bomb kills over dozen Saudi mercenaries in SW Yemen

Islam Times - More than a dozen Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have been killed when a roadside bomb explosion ripped through their military vehicle in the country’s southwestern province of Ta’izz.

The US Justice Department’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller
17 Mar 2018 - 08:37

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization in Russia probe

Islam Times - US Justice Department’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena for the Trump Organization to turn over Russia-related documents, a new report says, a move that suggests the investigation is inching closer to the US president.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa
17 Mar 2018 - 08:20

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says country 'has moved on' from Mugabe era

Islam Times - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that the country "has moved on" in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal "coup d'etat".

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (File photo)
17 Mar 2018 - 08:19

Sessions fires former FBI deputy director

Islam Times - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sacked Andrew McCabe, the FBI's former No. 2 official who played a leading role in the agency's investigations of Hillary Clinton and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US election.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi (R) and the Secretary General of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid (L) attend a meeting among the JCPOA signatories at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria, on March 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 - 08:18

Britain, France, Germany propose new sanctions on Iran: Report

Islam Times - Britain, France and Germany have proposed new European Union sanctions on Iran over its missile program and its regional role, a confidential document says.

British military personnel wearing protective coveralls work to remove a vehicle connected to the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, from a residential street in Gillingham, southeast England, on March 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 - 08:16

Moscow warns Israel of ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ over ex-spy’s poisoning

Islam Times - Russia has warned the Israeli regime not to be drawn into “a renewed anti-Russian hysteria” after Tel Aviv condemned the poisoning of a former double agent in the UK that London and its Western allies have blamed on Moscow.

A member of Syrian government forces walks alongside civilians from Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus, as they walk through a government-controlled corridor in Hamouria after leaving the besieged enclave on March 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 - 08:14

Syrian army retakes 70 percent of Eastern Ghouta

Islam Times - Syrian government troops have regained the control of 70 percent of militant-held areas in Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
17 Mar 2018 - 08:12

Russian FM: US threat to hit Damascus 'unacceptable'

Islam Times - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says any threat from the United States to strike the Syrian capital, Damascus, is “unacceptable.”

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri visits border areas along with army commanders in August 2017.
17 Mar 2018 - 08:11

Lebanon to deploy more army troops near Israel: PM Hariri

Islam Times - Amid a rise in Tel Aviv’s threats of a new war on Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri says Beirut is set to reinforce its military presence on its southern border near Israel, calling on the international community to support the Lebanese armed forces.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gestures as he addresses a press conference to give the alliance
17 Mar 2018 - 07:46

NATO says doesn't want new Cold War with Russia

Islam Times - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday the alliance did not want a return to Cold War hostilities with Russia while expressing support for Britain's strong stance on an alleged nerve agent attack.

Tillerson’s firing shows US will take harder line toward Iran nuclear deal
15 Mar 2018 - 06:25

Tillerson’s firing shows US will take harder line toward Iran nuclear deal

Islam Times - The United States may take a harder line toward the Iran nuclear agreement after President Donald Trump replaced Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo, an Iran hawk who fiercely opposed the 2015 pact, US experts and officials say.