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Nobel Laureate/War Criminal Peres Died; Palestinians Happy, Pope Not to Attend Funeral

Nobel Laureate/War Criminal Peres Died; Palestinians Happy, Pope Not to Attend Funeral

Islam Times - Palestinians are happy at the death of former Israeli Prime Minister and President, Shimon Peres, who is epitomized ...

Peres’s history of crimes.

Shimon Peres: War Criminal Untried

Islam Times - Shimon Peres’s death on Wednesday at the age of 93 in a hospital bed instead of prison, means once again that ...

This undated photo shows Palestinians holding a protest rally against Israel in Gaza.

Hamas calls for 'Day of Rage' during Peres funeral

Islam Times - Hamas has called on Palestinians to hold a “Day of Rage” on Friday which will coincide with the funeral of ...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon’s legacy in Palestine: Failure in words and deed

Islam Times - Ban Ki-moon's second term as the secretary-general of the United Nations is ending this December. He was the ...

Differences Between Saudi Arabia, Egypt

Differences Between Saudi Arabia, Egypt

Islam Times - Relations between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, as two important and powerful countries in the Arab world, have ...

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Egypt, Saudi stances on Syria crisis different: Cairo

Islam Times - The Egyptian foreign minister says his country’s attitude toward the ongoing deadly conflict in Syria differs ...

Investigative journalist Hossam Baghat (C) leaves a courtroom at Cairo Criminal Court in Cairo, Egypt, March 24, 2016.

Egypt freezes assets of rights campaigners, NGOs

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has upheld an earlier decision to freeze the assets of five prominent human rights defenders ...

Ahmed Karima, scholar of Cairo-based Islamic law at Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar Scholar Slams Wahhabis, Says Saudi Forces Killed in Aggression on Yemen Not Martyr

Islam Times - Ahmed Karima, scholar of Islamic law at al-Azhar University, in an exclusive interview with Alwaght news and ...

 
 
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President Duterte vows to end joint US-Philippines drills

President Duterte vows to end joint US-Philippines drills

Islam Times - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says his administration will end the long-running joint military drills with the United States, emphasizing that an upcoming exercise slated for next month will be the last between the two countries.

Indian Police in Kashmir

India Jails 6,000 Kashmiris, Mostly Minors, in Six Weeks

Islam Times - The Indian forces have arrested more than 6,000 Kashmiris in a bid to stop the six weeks of protests in the region.

Ex-Philippine president Fidel Ramos (C), 88, whom President Rodrigo Duterte named as his envoy for talks with Beijing

Philippine special envoy’s trip to China postponed

Islam Times - A visit to China by the special envoy of recently-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is tasked with improving ties with Beijing, has been called off until “the proper time.”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate to G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016.

India’s PM vows to isolate Pakistan internationally

Islam Times - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of “exporting terrorism” in response to an attack on an army base that New Delhi blames on Pakistani militants.

 
Saudi oil war backfires.

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price War on Iran Backfires

Islam Times - The tables have turned on Saudi Arabia after oil prices dropped causing a budget deficit and in turn forced the kingdom to cut salaries and perks for government employees.

Hundreds of construction workers protest over unpaid wages in Saudi Arabia

Hundreds of construction workers protest over unpaid wages in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Hundreds of angry laborers in Saudi Arabia, not paid for months, have staged a protest in Eastern Province.

1000s Saudi Women Petition Royal Court to Challenge Sexist Law

1000s Saudi Women Petition Royal Court to Challenge Sexist Law

Islam Times - Some 14,000 Saudi women have signed a petition demanding an end to male guardianship laws that restrict their freedom.

Terrorism Exportation; Riyadh’s Tool to Pressure Kremlin

Terrorism Exportation; Riyadh’s Tool to Pressure Kremlin

Islam Times - The Saudi Arabian relations with Russia over the past years have been described as complex, multilayered, and shifty. In these relations on the one hand there are factors that can pave the way for boost of the two countries' ties and on the other hand there are others ...

 
Hezbollah’s Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah

Wahhabism even more evil than Israel: Nasrallah

Islam Times - The head of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah says he considers the radical ideology of Wahhabism to be even more pernicious than the Israeli regime.

Hariri Agrees to Michel Aoun as Lebanese President

Hariri Agrees to Michel Aoun as Lebanese President

Islam Times - The head of the Lebanese (al-Mostaghbal) Future Movement, Saad Hariri, accepted the installation of Michel Aoun as the president, an informed sources told the Saudi Akaz newspaper.

Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks during a ceremony in the south Lebanon village of Kawthariyat al-Siyad, Sept. 4, 2016.

Takfiri plot against region doomed to fail: Hezbollah

Islam Times - Hezbollah deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem has hailed recent victories by the Syrian government and its allies against Daesh, saying that there is no place for the Takfiri group in the Middle East.

A first in the history of international courts.

Hague-Based Court Fines Pro-Hezbollah Newspaper, Al-Akhbar

Islam Times - The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon fined pro-Hezbollah newspaper al-Akhbar 26,000 euros on Monday for knowingly and wilfully interfering with the administration of justice.

 
Yemenis gather around a crater caused by a Saudi airstrike on the outskirts of the capital Sana’a on December 29, 2015.

Saudi's claim Iran arming Ansarullah 'fabrications'

Islam Times - Iran has rejected claims made by Saudi Arabia that Tehran is arming Yemen’s Ansarullah movement fighting back the Riyadh regime's 17-month-long military aggression against the impoverished country.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R) greets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prior to their meeting at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, Turkey, on September 28, 2016.

Iran, Turkey agree on humanitarian pause in Syria fighting

Islam Times - Iran and Turkey have agreed on cooperation towards a pause in fighting in Syria and delivering humanitarian aid to the people of the war-torn country.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran rejects French FM’s remarks over Syria role as 'unrealistic'

Islam Times - The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says France’s "wrong" policies are the reason behind the crisis in Syria.

Energy ministers from OPEC and other oil-producing countries attend the opening session of the15th International Energy Forum Ministerial meeting in Algiers, Sept. 27, 2016.

Saudis grandstanding but Iran has upper hand

Islam Times - As OPEC countries gather in Algiers on Wednesday to discuss how to stabilize the oil market, Saudi Arabia has resorted to political grandstanding against Iran.

 
US Using Phosphorous Bomb in Iraq

US Using Phosphorous Bomb in Iraq

Islam Times - The US army uses the indiscriminate white phosphorous bombs in Iraq, capable of causing horrific injuries to civilians.

Abadi urges Turkish troops to leave Iraq soil

Abadi urges Turkish troops to leave Iraq soil

Islam Times - The Iraqi prime minister has renewed the call for Turkish troops deployed in the country since last year to withdraw as they complicate the battle to retake the northern Daesh stronghold of Mosul.

Daesh Takfiri elements

US sources say Daesh resorted to chemical attack in Iraq

Islam Times - Daesh Takfiri terrorists have launched a chemical attack against an air base in northern Iraq, US officials say.

Overview of Iraqi General Elections

Overview of Iraqi General Elections

Islam Times - The fourth Iraqi provincial and parliamentary elections will be held respectively in early 2017 and 2018. Since approval of new Iraqi constitution in 2005 up to now three parliamentary elections were held in 2006, 2010, and 2014. And during this time three rounds of ...

 
People react after they take over a military position from putschists on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, July 16, 2016.

‘32,000 arrested in Turkey for Gulen links’

Islam Times - The Turkish Justice Department says it has arrested 32,000 people for suspected links to opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, whose extradition from the US has been a top demand by Ankara and a major source of tensions with Washington.

A file photo of the entrance to Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, the MIT, in the capital, Ankara

Turkey sacks 87 people from spy agency

Islam Times - Turkey has dismissed 87 staff members of the country’s spy agency in its latest instance of purging government employees deemed linked to the failed July 15 coup.

Turkey’s 4 Security Challenges in Iraq

Turkey’s 4 Security Challenges in Iraq

Islam Times - The current problems between Iraq and Turkey have their own historical roots. The 2003 US invasion of Iraq has created special conditions for longstanding Iraq-Turkey problems.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

Turkey’s AKP in search of consensus on new charter: PM

Islam Times - The leader of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) says he is looking forward to meeting with the heads of the main opposition groups to discuss changes in the constitution.

 
Rising Tensions; Possible India-Pakistan War Outlook

Rising Tensions; Possible India-Pakistan War Outlook

Islam Times - The Indian analysts and experts believe that once a war sparks between India and Pakistan, New Delhi and Islamabad cannot fight more than 18 days.

Indian Home Affairs Minister, Rajnath Singh

India Blames Pakistan for Deadly Attack in Kashmir

Islam Times - The Indian Home Affairs Minister blamed Pakistan for supporting the deadly attack by the armed rebels on one of his army posts in Kashmir.

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack that Killed 25 Pakistani while Praying

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack that Killed 25 Pakistani while Praying

Islam Times - Over two dozen Pakistani people have been killed and 30 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the veranda of the mosque during Friday prayers.

Tahir ul-Qadri Movement; Third Way Project of Pakistan Army

Tahir ul-Qadri Movement; Third Way Project of Pakistan Army

Islam Times - In the beginning of 2013 and towards the end of 2014, Tahir ul-Qadri led the anti-government protests. He stated that by these starting protests, he was aiming to carry out a revolution in Pakistan. After a few months of sit-ins and marches, in September of 2014 he ...

 
This is a file photo of a US Predator unmanned drone armed with a missile waiting on the tarmac of the Kandahar military airport in Afghanistan.

18 killed, ‘mostly civilians,’ in US drone attack in Afghanistan

Islam Times - A US drone strike has killed 18 people in the eastern Nangarhar province, with Afghan sources saying that more than a dozen of them were civilians.

The Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danesh

Recent Kabul attacks organized inside Pakistan, says Afghan Vice President

Islam Times - The Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danesh said the recent attacks in Kabul by the Taliban group and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were organized from inside Pakistan.

Hekmatyar’s party close to final declaration on peace deal with govt

Hekmatyar’s party close to final declaration on peace deal with govt

Islam Times - Sources close to Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have said the party is close to a final declaration on peace deal with the Afghan government.

The Politics of “the Good” and ‘the Bad” Taliban

The Politics of “the Good” and ‘the Bad” Taliban

Islam Times - Ever since President Ashraf Ghani has assumed office about two years ago, Afghan-Pak relations have witnessed many ups and downs.

 
DWB Hospital Hit in Yemen

Doctors without Borders Slams Saudi Attacks on Yemeni Hospital

Islam Times - The Doctors without Borders (MSF) has condemned recent Saudi airstrikes on two MSF-run hospital in Yemen.

Head of the Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Samad

Yemen Offers Amnesty for Saudi-Backed Militants If Lay down Arms

Islam Times - Yemeni ruling council has offered amnesty to all Saudi-backed militants if they put down their weapons.

Yemeni Residential Area Hit by Saudi Warplanes

180 Civilians Killed in Yemen Last Month: UN

Islam Times - The Saudi war against Yemen has cost the lives of 180 civilians during August, the UN Human Rights Commissioner said on Friday.

The undated picture by Saudi Press Agency shows Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman inspecting a drone during visit to forces in the kingdom’s northern border.

Yemen shoots down Saudi spy aircraft

Islam Times - Yemeni armed forces have shot down a Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle on an espionage mission in the country’s airspace, media reports say.

 
Can Qatar Reduce Iran, Saudi Tensions?

Can Qatar Reduce Iran, Saudi Tensions?

Islam Times - Qatar’s emir recently telephoned the Iranian president in what has been interpreted as an attempt by the Persian Gulf State to reduce tensions between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. to Approve Sales of Boeing Fighters to Qatar & Kuwait, Bahrain Remain Under Consideration

U.S. to Approve Sales of Boeing Fighters to Qatar & Kuwait, Bahrain Remain Under Consideration

Islam Times - The United States is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying U.S. lawmakers as early as next week, four U.S.- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Kuwaiti Paper: 8-Billion Dollar US Fighter Jet Deal with Kuwait, Bahrain & Qatar before Obama’s Departure

Kuwaiti Paper: 8-Billion Dollar US Fighter Jet Deal with Kuwait, Bahrain & Qatar before Obama’s Departure

Islam Times - The local Kuwaiti Al-Rai newspaper reported from White House sources that it is likely that the Congress will reverse its disapproval of the US fighter jet sales to Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain before President Barack Obama's second term comes to an end on January 17, ...

Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya Make Documentaries for Terrorists in Syria, Released Afghan Fighters Say

Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya Make Documentaries for Terrorists in Syria, Released Afghan Fighters Say

Islam Times - Two Afghan fighters who were held captive by Takfiri terrorists in Syria for more than a year disclosed new information about the presence of Saudi and Qatari reporters in militant-held areas in the Arab country to produce documentaries for the terrorists.

 
Jordanians Cast Their Vote

Jordan Holds Elections as Islamic Party Returns After Decade

Islam Times - Jordan opens its parliamentary elections on Tuesday as the opposition Islamic Action Front (IAF) is rejoining competitions after almost a decade.

King Abdullah: Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

King Abdullah: Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa 'attempt to Judaize identity of the mosque'

Islam Times - King Abdullah II of Jordan made a statement Monday regarding recent Israeli violations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, saying that Israeli raids of the Muslim holy compound were “an attempt to impose a new reality, Judaize the identity of ...

Members of the Jordanian security forces stand guard at a border crossing

Car bomb kills Jordanian soldiers: Army

Islam Times - Jordan's state TV reported that the car bomb targeted border guards in the Rukban refugee camp on the Syrian border.

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

Islam Times - Five Jordanian intelligence agents were killed in an attack on their office in a Palestinian refugee camp north of the capital Amman on Monday, government spokesman Mohammed Momani said.

 
Russia, China continue joint drill in disputed sea

Russia, China continue joint drill in disputed sea

Islam Times - The Chinese and Russian navies have conducted new joint maritime operations as part of the eight-day exercises that kicked off earlier in the disputed South China Sea.

Russia, China put on a show of strength in South China Sea

Russia, China put on a show of strength in South China Sea

Islam Times - Russia and China have commenced the active phase of their joint eight-day naval drills in the disputed South China Sea amid tensions with the US, which is expanding its military presence in the region.

China, Russia launch South China Sea naval wargames

China, Russia launch South China Sea naval wargames

Islam Times - China and Russia have launched eight-day joint naval wargames in the disputed South China Sea amid tensions with the US which is expanding its military presence in the region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hand with British Prime Minister Theresa May before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in the Chinses city of Hangzhou on September 5, 2016.

China president urges ‘appropriate’ handling of disputes with UK

Islam Times - China’s president has called for an “appropriate” handling of disputes with the UK amid diplomatic tensions between the two sides over the new British premier’s decision to postpone a Beijing-backed nuclear power plant project.

 
Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Islam Times - The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its interest in the human rights situation in Bahrain and its wish that Bahrain maintain its commitment to achieving concrete political reform based on respect for the legitimate rights and aspirations of all its ...

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

Islam Times - Two years in the making, John Pilger’s controversial new film Utopia reveals a shocking national secret behind the postcard image of the “lucky country”

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Islam Times - Sexual abuse and misconduct against refugee children and women are pervasive at an Australian detention facility.

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses a press conference, in Sydney, July 5, 2016.

Australia PM declares victory in general elections, vote counting continues

Islam Times - Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared victory in general elections despite ongoing vote counting.

 
 
 
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Sudanese women walk in the Zamzam camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur, April 12, 2016.

Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons in Darfur

Islam Times - Amnesty International has accused the Sudanese government of having conducted chemical attacks against civilians in the conflict-ridden Darfur region, likely killing up to 250 people.

Detained Nigerian Shia cleric sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

Nigeria given 7-day ultimatum to release Shia cleric Zakzaky

Islam Times - A group in Nigeria has renewed its demand for the unconditional release of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky from detention.

Gabon

Gabon opposition leader rejects defeat in presidential election

Islam Times - Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has vowed not to abandon his pursuit of presidency soon after the Constitutional Court upheld the narrow victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo in last month’s presidential election and dismissed Ping’s appeal.

Nigeria Police Crack Down Rally by Shiite Muslims

Nigeria Police Crack Down Rally by Shiite Muslims

Islam Times - Nigerian police have attacked on Thursday minority Shiite Muslims who took to streets of Abuja, capital city of Nigeria, demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

 
A general view of pipelines at the Zueitina oil terminal in Zueitina, west of Benghazi, Libya. on April 7, 2014.

Western powers urge Haftar forces to withdraw from seized oil ports

Islam Times - Western powers have called on forces loyal to Libya’s powerful general, Khalifa Haftar, to leave the oil ports they have seized from the country’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Libyan Gov’t Forces Close in on ISIL Militants in Sirte

Libyan Gov’t Forces Close in on ISIL Militants in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord said Monday they had seized a new sector near the ISIL Takfiri group's command center in Sirte.

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Islam Times - The US air strikes on Libya this week mark a major escalation of American overseas military operations.

Forces loyal to Libya

Libya forces to launch final assault on Daesh to retake Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are preparing to launch a final offensive against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists to fully recapture the coastal city of Sirte.

 
Tunisia

Tunisia extends nationwide state of emergency for another month

Islam Times - Tunisia has extended for another month a nationwide state of emergency imposed across the North African country following a deadly bomb attack in November last year.

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi

Tunisian FM: Tunis Does not Classify Hezbollah "Terrorist", Calls for Dialogue

Islam Times - Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi said on Sunday that his country's representative to the Arab League meeting told the conferees that Tunisia opposes the AL statement regarding Hezbollah.

Tunisian special forces gather in the town of Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, during clashes with militants, March 7, 2016.

Tunisia 'at war' after 53 killed in Takfiri attack

Islam Times - Tunisia’s president says his country is at war after "unprecedented" attacks by Takfiri militants and ensuing clashes leave at least 53 people dead near the Libyan border.

Tunisians Ask Gov’t to Withdraw from Saudi Coalition over Blacklisting Hezbollah

Tunisians Ask Gov’t to Withdraw from Saudi Coalition over Blacklisting Hezbollah

Islam Times - The leader of En-Nahda Islamic movement in Tunisia Rached Ghannouchi asserted on Saturday that it is impossible to label Hezbollah as a terrorist group because of the his historic achievements in liberating Lebanon and protecting it from the Zionist aggressions.

 
 
 
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