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US President Donald Trump looks on after signing a bill increasing funding for NASA in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, March 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 10:00

Trump drops plan to blacklist Muslim Brotherhood

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has backed away from designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, fearing that the decision would backfire due to the movement’s complex structure and its influence across the Muslim world.

 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gestures during a news conference with his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano (unseen), following their talks in Moscow, Russia, March 27, 2017. (Photo by AP)
28 Mar 2017 - 08:11

Russia FM urges all players in Syria to form united anti-terror front

Islam Times - Moscow has called on all players in Syria to form a united front against terrorism and coordinate their actions against the scourge in the war-torn country.

 
This file photo, taken on July 16, 2012, shows 82-year-old Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and a close friend of former South African president Nelson Mandela, posing next to a picture of himself with Nelson Mandela in his house in Johannesburg. (By AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 08:08

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Islam Times - Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

 
US Sends More Troops to Mosul
28 Mar 2017 - 07:44

US Sends More Troops to Mosul

Islam Times - The US military is deploying an additional 200 troops to “advise and assist” Iraqi forces in the liberation of Mosul.

 
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal
28 Mar 2017 - 07:42

Hamas won’t sit quietly after Israeli murder of Fuqaha: Meshaal

Islam Times - Having lost a top member to what it denounces as another targeted killing by Israel, the Palestinian resistance Hamas vows it will not “sit quietly” in the face of the “new challenge” thrown down by the regime.

 
Demonstrators rally during a small protest of President Donald Trump
28 Mar 2017 - 07:40

Texas leading 13-state coalition backing Muslim ban

Islam Times - Led by Texas, 13 US states have formed a coalition to defend President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban against people from several Muslim countries.

 
Trump skips annual AIPAC conference
28 Mar 2017 - 07:39

Trump skips annual AIPAC conference

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has skipped the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, DC, amid reports of some differences between Washington and Tel Aviv on policy matters, a report says.

 
This undated picture, released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly-developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. (Via AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:33

North Korea tests new rocket engine: US officials

Islam Times - The United States says North Korea has conducted a fresh rocket engine test, amid heightened tensions with regional and extra-regional countries.

 
A child sits on a bed at a malnutrition treatment center in Sana’a, Yemen, March 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:31

Yemeni children paying ‘heaviest price’ as Saudi war turns 2: UNICEF

Islam Times - The United Nations children’s fund has voiced alarm over the plight of the Yemeni children amid the Saudi aggression, saying they are hit hardest by the war with many of them teetering between life and death.

 
Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser and friend to President Donald Trump, signs copies of his book "The Making of the President 2016" at the Boca Raton Marriott on March 21, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:30

WikiLeaks denies opening back-channel for longtime Trump associate

Islam Times - Transparency group WikiLeaks has denied opening a back-channel for longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone.

 
Britain
28 Mar 2017 - 06:28

May offering no powers to Scotland ahead of Brexit: Sturgeon

Islam Times - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon holds a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

 
Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:27

Trump’s budget ‘one of the cruelest’ in US history

Islam Times - Key Democratic figure Senator Bernie Sanders lambasts US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget in part for depriving nearly one million children from early education.

 
This photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows academics and students shouting slogans during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree in Ankara University. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:25

Nearly 5,000 academics dismissed since coup attempt: Turkish opposition

Islam Times - Turkey's main opposition party says nearly 5,000 academics have been sacked by the government since last summer’s failed coup.

 
Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani
28 Mar 2017 - 06:23

Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says relations between the Islamic Republic and Russia are “growing,” stressing that their mutual ties will play an effective role in promoting regional and international stability and security.

 
Philippine and Japanese military ground crew guide and push a pair of TC-90 training and maritime surveillance aircraft from Japan following their arrival at a naval base in Sangley point, Cavite province on March 27, 2017 for a handover ceremony from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to the Philippine Navy. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:22

Japan leases military planes to Manila to patrol South China Sea

Islam Times - The Philippines has taken delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the disputed South China Sea, officials say.

 
This file photo shows the entrance to the building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs in the capital Manama.
28 Mar 2017 - 06:20

Bahraini court sentences seven activists to 7 years in prison

Islam Times - A court in Bahrain has sentenced seven anti-regime campaigners to seven years in prison each over their alleged involvement in an attack on Al Khalifah regime forces.

 
Displaced Iraqi children, who fled their homes in the Old City in western Mosul due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Daesh terrorists, are seen looking towards a security forces member ahead of being taken to the Hammam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul, on March 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:19

Russian FM calls for UNSC briefing over deadly US airstrike on Mosul

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for a UN Security Council briefing over a recent US airstrike on Mosul which claimed the lives of over 200 people.

 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2015. (Photos by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:17

Israeli PM thanks Trump administration for supporting Tel Aviv regime

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the government of US President Donald Trump for its support of the Tel Aviv regime.

 
Flanked by French Deputy Representative to the United Nations Alexis Lamek (L) and British Representative to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft (R), US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters at the UN headquarters, March 27, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:16

US, UK, France will boycott nuclear weapons ban treaty talks at UN: Haley

Islam Times - The United States says it will boycott the United Nations negotiations aimed at creating a nuclear weapons ban treaty, as some 120 countries are participating in the talks on the subject.

 
US embassy building in Tel Aviv
28 Mar 2017 - 06:14

Israel embassy relocation to discredit US in world

Islam Times - An interview with Richard Forer, an author and political commentator, to get his opinion on the remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence that US President Donald Trump is “serious” about moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds.