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Hamas Asks Palestinians to Stage Sit-In at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Hamas Asks Palestinians to Stage Sit-In at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Islam Times - The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) called on the Palestinian people to stage a sit-in at Al-Aqsa Mosque ...

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa for 2nd day in a row, dozens injured, 3 detained

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa for 2nd day in a row, dozens injured, 3 detained

Islam Times - Dozens of Muslim worshipers were hit by rubber-coated bullets and suffered from tear gas inhalation at the ...

Israeli forces detain father of slain Palestinian whose body is still being withheld

Israeli forces detain father of slain Palestinian whose body is still being withheld

Islam Times - Israeli forces raided the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem in the predawn hours on ...

Zionist Occupation Troops Storm Al-Aqsa for 2nd Day in Row, Dozens Injured

Zionist Occupation Troops Storm Al-Aqsa for 2nd Day in Row, Dozens Injured

Islam Times - Dozens of Muslim worshipers were hit by rubber-coated bullets and suffered from tear gas inhalation at the ...

High school students take part in a protest against the cancellation and postponement of exams after a series of exam leaks in front of the parliament in Cairo, Egypt, on June 27, 2016.

Egypt police attack student protesters demanding educational reforms

Islam Times - Egyptian police have attacked a group of high school students protesting against what they call a failing ...

Egyptians shout slogans against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a protest against the handover of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in Cairo, April 15, 2016.

Egypt court voids islands deal with Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has voided a maritime border deal signed with Saudi Arabia that would hand over the control ...

Egypt’s Mursi Sentenced to Life in Espionage Trial

Egypt’s Mursi Sentenced to Life in Espionage Trial

Islam Times - An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Mursi to life in prison in an espionage ...

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood defendants stand behind the bars during their trial, along with ousted president, Mohamed Morsi (unseen), in Cairo on June 16, 2015.

Egypt court sentences 8 Morsi supporters to death, 12 to life in jail

Islam Times - A military court in Egypt has sentenced to death on terrorism charges eight supporters of ousted president,...

 
 
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Scores of religious figures and analysts in the Indian-administered Kashmir region and in Nigeria have voiced their support for prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim

Kashmiri religious figures, analysts condemn Bahrain regime on citizenship revocation of Sheikh Qassim

Islam Times - Scores of religious figures and analysts in the Indian-administered Kashmir region and in Nigeria have voiced their support for prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, and expressed protest at the Al Khalifah regime’s decision to strip him of his citizenship....

Indonesia

No overlapping claims with China in South China Sea: Indonesia FM

Islam Times - Indonesia has dismissed China’s statement that the two countries have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, following recent encounters between Chinese ships and Indonesian navy vessels.

Children Pay the Highest Price in Refugee Crisis

Children Pay the Highest Price in Refugee Crisis

Islam Times - The world is witness to a rapid increase in the number of people forced to flee from wars, conflict, and persecution in countries such as Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

65 million people displaced worldwide, breaking all records – UNHCR

65 million people displaced worldwide, breaking all records – UNHCR

Islam Times - The UN has released alarming displacement statistics claiming 65 million people are now displaced worldwide. Syria and Afghanistan have raised the bar to set the new world record. And progress in the work being done is slow, the agency head says.

 
Awwamiyah, Zaria, Manama: Saudi’s Tripartite Suppression

Awwamiyah, Zaria, Manama: Saudi’s Tripartite Suppression

Islam Times - What do Awwamiyah, Saudia Arabia; Zaria, Nigeria; and Manama, Bahrain have in common? This question is not an introduction to a punch line but rather to the intriguing similarities between these areas as a result of geopolitical hegemony.

Leaders of the proscribed Takfiri militant organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Ahmed Ludhianvi and Aurangzeb Farooqui are in Saudi Arabia at the moment, media reported on Saturday.

Leaders of Pakistani Takfiri militant Aurangzeb Farooqui & Ludhianvi in Saudi despite their names in schedule 4

Islam Times - Leaders of the proscribed Takfiri militant organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) Ahmed Ludhianvi and Aurangzeb Farooqui are in Saudi Arabia at the moment, media reported on Saturday.

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman tries out new technology in Silicon Valley

Prince quest to Americanize Saudi Vision 2030

Islam Times - With Brexit and Donald Trump hijacking the mainstream media, you might have missed stories about Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s quest to find someone who can realize his extravagant vision for the kingdom. And where to look better than the United States,...

Saudis Push Washington Revolt Against Obama on Syria

Saudis Push Washington Revolt Against Obama on Syria

Islam Times - That 51 US diplomats reproached President Obama’s Syria policy by calling for greater American military force deployed against the Damascus government was itself a remarkable sign of official dissent within Washington.

 
Hezbollah Condemns Bekaa Blast: Some Lebanese Stances Cover Terrorist Atrocities

Hezbollah Condemns Bekaa Blast: Some Lebanese Stances Cover Terrorist Atrocities

Islam Times - Hezbollah denounced on Monday the terrorist crime which was carried out by suicide bombers in al-Qaa village in Lebanon's northern Bekaa, offering deep condolences to the martyrs' families and hoping for a speedy recovery of the wounded.

Sheikh Naim Qassem, the deputy secretary general of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah

Saudi Arabia obstructing election of Lebanon president: Hezbollah

Islam Times - A senior member of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned Saudi Arabia for thwarting political initiatives and blocking the election of a president in Lebanon.

S. Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Reinforce Troops in Aleppo to Achieve Major Victory

S. Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Reinforce Troops in Aleppo to Achieve Major Victory

Islam Times - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah confirmed on Friday that the party will send more troops to Syria's Aleppo where a major battle goes on in order to defeat the takfiri-terrorist project backed by Saudi and the US.

Lebanese security forces and onlookers stand at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Beirut on June 12, 2016.

Bombing hits Lebanese capital, Beirut

Islam Times - A powerful bomb explosion has rocked the western part of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

 
Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)

Iran, Russia security officials discuss Syria, bilateral ties

Islam Times - A senior Iranian security official has met with high-ranking Russian authorities in Moscow, discussing developments in Syria and the Middle East as well as bilateral cooperation.

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri

Saudi Arabia has no right to meddle in Iraq: Iran commander

Islam Times - A senior Iranian commander has hailed recent victories by the Iraqi government and nation against Daesh terrorists, stressing that Saudi Arabia has no right to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs.

Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base

Iran to transform air defense power in Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman: Cmdr.

Islam Times - A high-ranking Iranian military commander says the Islamic Republic plans to significantly reinforce its air defense power in the areas covering the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN

Iran warns of Daesh rise in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Iran’s United Nations mission has expressed concern regarding the increase in the activities of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Afghanistan.

 
A refugee assistance committee attached to the office of Ayatollah Sistani has distributed moral and material assistance to a camp of refugees who fled ISIL-held Fallujah.

Fallujah refugees: Ayatollah Sistani a symbol of unity among Iraqi people

Islam Times - The Iraqi Migrants Relief Centre, attached to the office of the revered Najaf-based source of emulation, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani, has provided accommodation for refugees fleeing ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and offered moral and ...

Fallujah liberation decisive in war against ISIS - Political analyst

Fallujah liberation decisive in war against ISIS - Political analyst

Islam Times - brahim Mousawi, a political analyst in Beirut, was interviewed about retaking the main government compound in Iraq’s Fallujah from the Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Iraqi government forces are seen during an operation in Fallujah’s southern Shuhada neighborhood to retake the area from Takfiri Daesh terrorists, June 15, 2016.

Iraq army, Peshmerga forces start closing in on Mosul

Islam Times - The Iraqi military and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have reportedly launched operations to tighten the noose around the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in their stronghold of Mosul, as part of larger-scale attempts to fully liberate the northern Iraqi city.

Silent Killer: HIV Spreads Among Daesh Militants in Mosul

Silent Killer: HIV Spreads Among Daesh Militants in Mosul

Islam Times - A source in Mosul hospital, who asked to remain anonymous, said that currently there are 23 people infected with HIV in Daesh’s ranks.

 
Turkish President Apologizes to Russia, Why Sudden Turnaround?

Turkish President Apologizes to Russia, Why Sudden Turnaround?

Islam Times - In sudden turnaround, Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has apologized over the downing of a Russian jet last year that ruined the countries’ relations.

Spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party in Turkey (HDP) Ayhan Bilgen affirmed that the Turkish government, since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, has been transporting weapons via ambulances to the terrorist organizations in Syria.

Turkish government uses ambulances to transport weapons to terrorists in Syria: HDP

Islam Times - Spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party in Turkey (HDP) Ayhan Bilgen affirmed that the Turkish government, since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, has been transporting weapons via ambulances to the terrorist organizations in Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey's Israel deal absolute capitulation

Islam Times - Turkey's restoration of diplomatic ties with Israel is “an absolute capitulation” by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a London-based political analyst says.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan apology for downing jet too little, too late: Russian official

Islam Times - A senior Russian official says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s apology for the last year’s downing of a Russian military jet is too late and too little, and is the result of his failed foreign policies.

 
Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen Pakistan (Shiite political-religious party) warns the government of blocking all main highways across Pakistan on July 22.

Pakistan's MWM threatens to block all main highways on July 22nd

Islam Times - Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen Pakistan (Shiite political-religious party) warns the government of blocking all main highways across Pakistan on July 22.

Renowned Qawal and Naat Khwan Amjad Sabri was shot to death by deobandi takfiri militants who planned his murder at Siddiq-e-Akbar Nagan Chowrangi, initial reports of security agencies suggest.

Amjad Sabri's murder planned at Siddiq-e-Akbar mosque by Deobandi terrorists

Islam Times - A master of qawwali, the devotional music that is wildly popular across the Indian subcontinent and well beyond, was gunned down in Karachi, Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif government allocated millions of dollars to ‘University of Jihad’ while silent on Killing of minorities

Nawaz Sharif government allocated millions of dollars to ‘University of Jihad’ while silent on Killing of minorities

Islam Times - After terrorists killed more than 100 Pakistani school children 18 months ago, the country’s leaders vowed to crack down on religious seminaries that are recruiting grounds for domestic and international Islamist militant groups.

Hunger strike against Shia killings in Pakistan enters day 35

Hunger strike against Shia killings in Pakistan enters day 35

Islam Times - Extreme winds on Wednesday blew-away Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen Hunger Strike Camp near National Press Club in Islamabad.

 
A top commander of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike together with his six fighters in northern Kunduz province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.

Top Taliban commander killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunduz province

Islam Times - A top commander of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike together with his six fighters in northern Kunduz province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Sunday.

Afghan Taliban: A Perennial Threat, But A Continuing Enigma

Afghan Taliban: A Perennial Threat, But A Continuing Enigma

Islam Times - Over the course of the last month a series of abductions passenger’s buses have happened in the northern city of Kuduz, the city which last year fell into the hands of the Taliban.

Withdrawal is the New Attack: Are US Drones New Soldiers Against Taliban?

Withdrawal is the New Attack: Are US Drones New Soldiers Against Taliban?

Islam Times - According to an investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, more than 60% of airstrikes conducted by US forces, more than 200 airstrikes, have been conducted to defend local ground forces fighting the Afghanistan insurgency.

Afghans feel less secure: Pentagon

Afghans feel less secure: Pentagon

Islam Times - Afghans feel less secure than at any recent time, a new Pentagon report says, as Afghan battlefield deaths continue to escalate and civilian casualties hit a record high.

 
Yemen War; Failed Peace Talks, Return to Battlefield

Yemen War; Failed Peace Talks, Return to Battlefield

Islam Times - After a long time of watching closely the Yemeni peace negotiations in Kuwait, it appears that the conflict returned to its original place: the battlefield

A spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which is involved in peace talks with Saudi-backed former regime officials in Kuwait, says the two sides are close to reaching a comprehensive solution to the conflict in the country.

Houthis: Comprehensive Solution at Hand in Yemen Peace Talks

Islam Times - A spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, which is involved in peace talks with Saudi-backed former regime officials in Kuwait, says the two sides are close to reaching a comprehensive solution to the conflict in the country.

UN: Food insecurity in Yemen at Emergency Levels

UN: Food insecurity in Yemen at Emergency Levels

Islam Times - Virtually all of Yemen is facing severe food shortages with seven million people in an "emergency" situation, UN agencies warned.

Saudi-backed militiamen drive an armed vehicle on a road leading to the entrance of Yemen’s southern province of Abyan on April 23, 2016

Yemeni missile kills 31 Saudi mercenaries in Jawf

Islam Times - Yemeni forces have reportedly targeted a center of gathering belonging to Saudi mercenaries in the country’s northern province of al-Jawf, leaving more than two dozen militants dead.

 
Migrant workers at a construction site in Doha, Qatar.

Indian migrant worker dies at Qatar’s World Cup stadium site

Islam Times - An Indian migrant worker has lost his life after being taken ill at the construction site of a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as rights groups warn of the harsh situation for migrant workers involved in building football stadiums in the Persian Gulf monarchy....

QNB Group HQ Building in Doha

Hackers leak financial info of Qatari ruling Al Thani family

Islam Times - Hackers have reportedly released bank passwords and sensitive data of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family, intelligence agency members, and employees of Al Jazeera television network.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Qatar’s emir shakes up cabinet

Islam Times - The Qatari emir has changed as many as seven ministers in the country’s 20-member cabinet and merged some ministries.

Qatari troops heading toward Yemen from Saudi Arabia

Qatari forces cross into Yemen through S Arabia

Islam Times - Around 1,000 Qatari military forces have reportedly joined the Saudi troops in their ground invasion of impoverished Yemen.

 
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.

Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah swears in new government

Islam Times - Jordan’s King Abdullah has sworn in a new government led by Prime Minister Hani Mulqi, charging him with overseeing preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

King Abdullah of Jordan has dissolved the country

Jordan's king dissolves parliament

Islam Times - Jordan’s King Abdullah has dissolved parliament in a royal decree to pave the way for the formation of a new government.

 
US aircraft carrier and a Japanese destroyer sail alongside an Indian fleet tanker during a military exercise.

'US-Japan-India to cause frictions in East China Sea'

Islam Times - Joint war games by the US, Japan and India near the East China Sea are likely to “create frictions” in the disputed waters, a Chinese military expert says.

China’s Xian Y-20 aircraft

China military fleet to get 1,000 large strategic aircraft

Islam Times - The Chinese military’s aerial transport squadron is to be boosted by as many as 1,000 large strategic aircraft, with Beijing seeking to model the force after its American and Russian counterparts.

A US Air Force RC-135S reconnaissance plane

Beijing calls on Washington to halt spy flights over East China Sea

Islam Times - Beijing has called on Washington to halt its surveillance flights over the East China Sea after Chinese jets intercepted a US flight in the region.

Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department of China

China, US warn each other over islands

Islam Times - A top Chinese military official has denounced US "provocative" in the South China Sea, saying it does not fear "trouble" over the territorial dispute.

 
An undated photo received by AFP on April 27, 2015 shows the son of an asylum seeker (unseen) holding a sign he wrote with a message for Australia

Aussie minister sparks controversy with ‘illiterate’ refugee remarks

Islam Times - Australia’s immigration minister has sparked angry reactions after warning about the inrush into the country of “illiterate” and “innumerate” refugees.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, on May 8, 2016.

Turnbull dissolves parliament, kicks off election campaign

Islam Times - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has dissolved parliament to officially kick off a two-month election campaign.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in capital, Canberra, May 8, 2016.

Australia elections set for July 2: Prime minister

Islam Times - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the country will hold general elections on July 2, after Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Australia agreed to dissolve both houses of parliament.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and Defense Minister Marise Payne (R) announce that French contractor DCNS beat Germany and Japan for a $40 billion submarine contract on April 26, 2016.

France beats Japan, Germany to win lucrative Australia deal

Islam Times - Australia awards France a $40-billion contract to build 12 submarines as the country's arms spending hits new heights amid the US military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region.

 
 
 
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Petro-Dollar Diplomacy; Riyadh’s Anti-Tehran Measure in Africa

Petro-Dollar Diplomacy; Riyadh’s Anti-Tehran Measure in Africa

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia under King Salman has heightened its hostility to Iran, and it no longer solely relies on its Western allies’ support to contain Tehran.

Islamic Movement in Nigeria condemns Bahraini regime

Islamic Movement in Nigeria condemns Bahraini regime's move against "Sheikh Isa Qassim"

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria believes that the recent decision by Bahrain to revoke the citizenship of that country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim is a campaign of intimidation at the highest level. It is also a campaign to silence the oppositions. ...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command

Islam Times - One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications.

This file photo, taken on July 24, 2014, shows soldiers with the French Sangaris force patrolling in the town of Boda, in the south of the Central African Republic (CAR), July 24, 2014.

France opens probe into assault involving French troops in CAR

Islam Times - Prosecutors in France have launched a preliminary probe into allegations that French soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) physically abused two civilians or stood by as others beat the duo up in the African country.

 
Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister-designate, Fayez al-Sarraj, speaks during a press conference in Tripoli.

Libyan premier rejects foreign military intervention

Islam Times - The Libyan prime minister has dismissed the possibility of an international military intervention purportedly aimed at boosting the anti-Daesh fight in the conflict-plagued country.

Daesh terrorists in the northern Libyan city of Sirte

HRW details 'scenes of horror' by Daesh in Libya

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has released a report, cataloging atrocities carried out by the Takfiri terror group of Daesh against Libyans in a northern town.

An image grab taken from a video reportedly released by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group on May 11, 2016, shows men described as Ethiopian Christians kneeling on the ground in front of masked terrorists on a beach at an undisclosed location in Libya.

Daesh executes over a dozen Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Islam Times - The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has released a new horrifying video purportedly showing the gruesome execution of at least 16 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault give a press conference at a naval base in Tripoli on April 16, 2016.

French, German FMs make surprise Libya visit amid eastern battles

Islam Times - French and German foreign ministers have made a surprise visit to the Libyan capital of Tripoli in a show of support for a unity government in the war-torn nation amid new clashes in the east that killed 15 security forces.

 
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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