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Kashmiri protesters throw stones at Indian police in Srinagar on July 3, 2015

Indian forces clash with Kashmiri protesters

Islam Times - Several people have been injured in a series of violent clashes between New Delhi’s forces and the demonstrators protesting against an alleged desecration of a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Kuwaiti mourners wait outside the Sunni Grand Mosque on June 27, 2015 as they arrive to give their condolences to the families of the victims of a bombing at the Shia mosque of Imam Sadiq (PBUH), Kuwait City.

Kuwait MPs pass law for mandatory DNA tests after ISIL attack

Islam Times - Kuwaiti lawmakers have adopted a law making DNA testing mandatory for all of the country's citizens and foreign residents in order to create a comprehensive database.

Kashmiri protesters throw stones toward Indian police during clashes in Srinagar on April 17, 2015.

Amnesty denounces India for 'rights violation' in Kashmir

Islam Times - Amnesty International has censured India over a law that has given New Delhi’s forces legal impunity in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Mourners gather near the bodies of victims of the Imam Sadiq (PBUH) Mosque bombing during a mass funeral at Jaafari cemetery in Kuwait City on June 27, 2015.

Kuwait busts 'terror cell' after Shia mosque blast in Kuwait City

Islam Times - Authorities in Kuwait say they have busted a “terror cell” involved in a recent deadly bombing at a Shia mosque in Kuwait City.

Saudi police officers during a patrol in the capital, Riyadh

Officer killed in police raid in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - A police officer has been killed in a police raid targeting suspected ISIL members in the western and most populous province of Mecca.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) holds talks with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman in St. Petersburg.

Is Saudi-Russian oil alliance in the making?

Islam Times - A recent visit by an emissary of the Saudi king to Russia has sparked a torrent of speculation, with some observers seeing it as the first sign of an emerging partnership between the two greatest global oil producers.

A Saudi border guard looks through binoculars at a post on the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia on April 6, 2015.

Saudi soldier killed in Yemen’s retaliatory attack

Islam Times - A Saudi soldier has been killed in a retaliatory attack by Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied armed units along the Yemeni border.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks reveals KSA, Turkey, Qatar secret anti-Syria plot

Islam Times - Whistleblower website WikiLeaks says leaked documents from Saudi ministries have revealed that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey had a secret deal three years ago to topple the Syrian government.

An abandoned outpost, belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, is seen on the Lebanese side of the Qalamoun region on the border with Syria on May 20, 2015.

Hezbollah kills 9 terrorists, wounds several in Qalamoun

Islam Times - Fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, have killed at least nine terrorists of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in the strategic border region of Qalamoun.

An Israeli strike reportedly hits a crashed drone in the town of Saghbine in Lebanon’s Bekaa region.

Israel carries out strike to destroy drone crashed in Lebanon

Islam Times - Reports says the Israeli military has carried out a strike to destroy the wreckage of a drone that had earlier crashed in a remote area of Lebanon’ western Bekaa region, in another violation of Lebanese sovereignty.

A still image taken from al-Manar TV on June 5, 2015, shows Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised address.

World must know truth of Saudi war on Yemen: Nasrallah

Islam Times - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the truth of the Saudi war on Yemen should be revealed to the world in a bid to prevent aggressors from imposing their own will on the Yemeni nation.

A general view of the countryside of Arsal from the Hezbollah controlled area of Dahr al-Hawa hill on the Lebanese side of the Qalamun mountains.

Hezbollah advances east of Arsal toward Syria’s Qalamoun

Islam Times - Fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have managed to seize control of several strategic crossings in the border area between Lebanon and Syria, forcing the militants of the Nusra Front terrorist group to retreat from their positions.

Senior diplomats from Iran, the US and the EU meet in Vienna, July 3, 2015.

Iran denies report on ‘tentative agreement’ over sanctions relief

Islam Times - Iran has denied a report claiming that it has reached tentative agreement with the P5+1 group of world countries on the removal of the sanctions against the Islamic Republic in the course of ongoing nuclear negotiations in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

P5+1 has to decide between agreement with Iran or coercion against it: Zarif

P5+1 has to decide between agreement with Iran or coercion against it: Zarif

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran’s negotiating partners have to make a choice between agreement with the Islamic Republic or coercion against it.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Nuclear deal depends on US removal of sanctions: Zarif

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the conclusion of a final deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries over Iran’s nuclear program hinges on the United States’ move to lift the sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

Iran calls for end to Saudi aggression against Yemen

Islam Times - The Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs has called for the cessation of Saudi Arabia’s devastating aggression against Yemen.

Iraqi relatives grieve during the funeral of security forces killed in a bomb attack on an Iraqi police base north of Baghdad, on June 2, 2015, in the holy city of Najaf.

'Iraq violence claimed some 1,500 lives in June'

Islam Times - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) says the ISIL-fueled conflict in Iraq claimed the lives of at least 1,466 people in June, 40% higher than the previous month.

Iraqi soldiers take part in an exercise in the Basmaya camp in Baghdad, May 27, 2015.

Iraqi forces retake control of key area in Anbar Province

Islam Times - Iraqi soldiers, supported by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, have liberated a strategic area in the western province of Anbar.

The former chief of staff of the Iraqi army, General Babaker Baderkhan Shawkat Zebari

Iraqi PM retires army chief of staff: Spokesman

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has retired the army’s Chief of Staff General Babaker Baderkhan Shawkat Zebari.

Iraqi forces deploy in Baiji during fighting against ISIL militants to try to retake the strategic northern Iraqi city on June 9, 2015.

Iraqi forces purge key oil city from ISIL militants

Islam Times - Iraqi army soldiers, supported by fighters from Popular Mobilization units, have cleansed the oil-rich city of Baiji in the northern province of Salahuddin from Takfiri ISIL militants, after wresting full control of the area.

Trucks allegedly belonging to the Turkish intelligence service (MIT) being halted while en route to Syria carrying weapons for foreign-backed militants.

Turkey seeks life terms for men halting Syria bound arms cargo

Islam Times - A provincial prosecutor's office in Turkey has sought life imprisonment terms for four local prosecutors and a gendarmerie officer allegedly involved in searching Turkish Intelligence Service (MIT) trucks engaged in transporting weapons to foreign-backed militants in ...

Turkey threatens to launch military intervention in Syria

Turkey threatens to launch military intervention in Syria

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country would not hesitate to launch a military intervention in Syria in case of what he referred to as a potential threat to Turkey’s “security.”

Justice and Development Party (AKP) member Ismet Yilmaz

Turkish parliament picks AKP member as speaker

Islam Times - Turkey's parliament has elected Ismet Yilmaz from the ruling party as the new speaker of parliament.

The leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Military intervention in Syria to cost Turkey dearly: Opposition leader

Islam Times - Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has warned the government against any military intervention in neighboring Syria, saying such a move would cost Ankara dearly.

A man carrying a boy who was wounded in a car bomb explosion in a market district of Peshawar, Pakistan, on October 28, 2009.

Italy arrests Pakistani man accused of involvement in 2009 Peshawar bombing

Islam Times - A Pakistani man accused of involvement in a 2009 bomb blast in Peshawar has been arrested in Italy, officials say.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at presidential residence Bangabhaban in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on June 7, 2015.

Pakistan passes anti-India resolution over terrorism support claims

Islam Times - Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously adopted a resolution slamming India's "provocative and hostile" statements after Indian Premier Narendra Modi in his recent remarks accused Islamabad of provoking terrorism in his country.

Pakistani Hazara Shia Muslim community members carry the coffins of victims killed in an attack during their funeral in Quetta on June 8, 2015.

Pakistan city stops work to protest Shia killings

Islam Times - People in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta have shut down businesses in protest against frequent deadly attacks against Shia Muslims in the troubled city.

Pakistani protesters are seen during a rally against the oppression of Rohingyas in Myanmar, in the Pakistani city of Karachi, June 7, 2015.

Hundreds hold rallies across Pakistan in support of Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - Hundreds of people in Pakistan have staged protests across the country in support of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar.

Mohammad Masoum Stanikzai

Afghan lawmakers reject 2nd defense minister nominee

Islam Times - The Afghan parliament has voted down President Ashraf Ghani’s second nominee for minister of defense, leaving the key position vacant after nine months as Taliban militants are pushing ahead with their attacks across the war-torn country.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan will not collapse in face of militancy, President Ghani says

Islam Times - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says no one should think that his violence-wracked country will collapse in the face of Taliban militancy.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan nominates first woman to Supreme Court

Islam Times - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated a prominent lawyer to become the country's first ever female judge in the influential Supreme Court.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan orders probe into NATO-led operation

Islam Times - Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into a NATO-led operation in the country’s east central region, which triggered angry local protests, Press TV reports.


Yemen's Ansarullah, allied forces storm Saudi base in Dhahran al-Janub

Islam Times - Yemen's Ansarullah fighters and their allied forces have stormed a Saudi military base in Dhahran al-Janub, located in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital, Sana’a, June 12, 2015, following an overnight airstrike by Saudi Arabia.

Yemen human crisis hits highest level: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations has declared its highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen as Saudi Arabia continues its deadly airstrikes against the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country.

A Saudi soldier from an artillery unit walks near ammunition at a position close to the Saudi-Yemeni border, in Saudi Arabia

Yemen missiles pound Saudi military base in Jizan

Islam Times - The Yemeni forces have fired several missiles on Saudi military bases in the southwestern Jizan border region as part of retaliatory strikes against Saudi Arabia for its ongoing aggression against the impoverished country.

Yemen’s army hits a Saudi airbase in Saudi Arabia

Yemen forces hit Saudi base with Scud missile: Army

Islam Times - As part of retaliatory strikes over Saudi Arabia's ongoing aggression, the Yemeni army, backed by Ansarullah fighters, has hit a Saudi airbase in Saudi Arabia's second largest province of al-Riyadh with a Scud missile, a spokesman for the Yemeni army says.

A picture taken on November 16, 2014 shows workers at a construction site in Doha.

FIFA slammed over migrant workers abuse in Qatar

Islam Times - A prominent campaigning group has criticized soccer's international governing body FIFA for its inaction over the plight of migrant construction workers in Qatar who are busy preparing venues for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf state.

US Security Guard Hurt in Qatar Embassy Attack

US Security Guard Hurt in Qatar Embassy Attack

Islam Times - The American embassy in the Gulf state of Qatar has confirmed in a statement on its website that a member of its security staff was injured in an assault.

A man whips up a crowd which included migrant workers from Africa and Asia who said they were paid to be there, at the Qatar Open of international beach volleyball at the Al Gharafa Sports Club in Doha, Qatar, on November 8, 2014.

Qatar pays migrant workers to make sport arenas look full

Islam Times - Qatar has been accused of paying migrant workers to attend sport events in the country in an attempt to make empty arenas look full.

Syria militants trained on Qatari soil

Syria militants trained on Qatari soil

Islam Times - According to a new report, militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria are being covertly trained on the Qatari soil with the help of the United States.

Jordanian border guards (L) stand behind a table where various devices for first detection of possible chemical or biological weapons materials are displayed for visitors at their headquarters near the city of Zarqa on June 8, 2015.

Jordan unveils border surveillance system

Islam Times - Jordan has unveiled a partially US-funded border surveillance system to secure its borders from any infiltration by terrorists from Iraq and Syria.

Jordanian Interior Minister Hussein al-Majali

Jordanian interior minister resigns over police crackdown

Islam Times - Jordanian Interior Minister Hussein al-Majali has resigned following criticism of a fierce police crackdown in the southern tribal city of Maan, the scene of regular turmoil.

A member of the special operations forces takes part in the 2014

Jordan hosts war games for troops from 18 countries

Islam Times - Thousands of soldiers from 18 countries took part Tuesday in military drills in Jordan jointly overseen by the US army, officials said.

Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

Islam Times - Jordan's authorization of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organization and the government, accused of exploiting the rift to weaken the kingdom's main opposition force.

A Chinese flotilla with a naval vessel firing an anti-submarine missile during a drill at Peter the Great Bay in Russia

China launches military exercises in Yellow Sea

Islam Times - China’s army has kicked off “unprecedented” air and sea drills in the Yellow Sea, between the Korean Peninsula and China, a report says.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying is seen at a press conference on March 26, 2015.

US deals China with Cold War mentality: Chinese spokeswoman

Islam Times - A senior Chinese official has expressed annoyance over a recently released military strategy by the US Defense Department, saying Washington is stuck in a "Cold War mentality".

A  group of Uighur men in northwest China’s Xinjiang region

China protests Turkey’s settlement of Muslim Uighurs

Islam Times - China has expressed dissatisfaction with a recent decision by Turkey to accept 174 Uighur Muslims who fled the Asian country after Beijing reportedly imposed restrictions on fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

The European Union (EU)’s Ambassador to China Hans Dietmar Schweisgut

EU leaders unlikely to participate in China military parade ceremony: EU official

Islam Times - The European Union (EU)’s ambassador to Beijing says it remains “unlikely” that prominent statesmen and politicians from the 28-member politico-economic bloc would attend a major military parade through the Chinese capital in September.

Abdullah Elmir, an ISIL recruiter in Bankstown, a suburb of the Australian city of Sydney

ISIL recruiting vulnerable Australian teenagers

Islam Times - ISIL recruiters have stepped up attempts to entice vulnerable youths in Australia to join the ranks of the Takfiri terror group mainly operating in Iraq and Syria, a British daily reports.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Aussie FM tells Jakarta to fix borders in row over migrants

Islam Times - Australia has called on Indonesia to better manage its borders, in a harsh rebuke to Jakarta’s demand for answers to allegations that Canberra paid off the crew of a migrant smuggling boat to return the vessel to Indonesian shores.

ISIL attempting to develop chemical weapons: Australia

ISIL attempting to develop chemical weapons: Australia

Islam Times - Australia has warned that the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group is recruiting highly-trained technicians in an attempt to develop chemical weapons.

The women members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group

12 girls leave Australia to join ISIL in search of ‘romantic life’

Islam Times - An Australian police officer says at least 12 women have left the country to join the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, taken in by the lure of a “romantic life".

Velayat Sinai militants, previously known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, in Egypt

Egypt's ISIL offshoot attacks southern Israel

Islam Times - ISIL militants operating in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula have launched a rocket attack on southern Israel....

Palestinian men clear the rubble of buildings that were destroyed during the 50-day 2014 Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, in the Beit Hanun, northern Gaza, July 3, 2015.

UN rights body condemns Israel over 2014 war on Gaza

Islam Times - The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution condemning Israel for targeting civilians ...

The remnants of a projectile that landed in open territory in the Eshkol Regional Council, southern Israel, on July 3, 2015.

Israeli media say rocket explodes in southern Israel, near Gaza border

Islam Times - At least one rocket has struck and exploded in southern Israel near the border with the blockaded Palestinian ...

Palestinians mourn over the body of Mohammad Kosba, 17, who was killed by Israeli forces close to the Qalandia checkpoint, south of Ramallah, July 3, 2015.

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teenager

Islam Times - Israeli military forces have opened fire and killed a Palestinian teenager who was attempting to reach al-...

Egyptian football player Ahmad el-Merghany

Egyptian football player fired over anti-Sisi comments

Islam Times - A prominent Egyptian football player has lost his job after criticizing President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on ...

Supporters of Egypt

Two civilians killed as hundreds hold pro-Morsi rally in Egypt

Islam Times - Two civilians have been killed in Egypt during protest rallies held by the supporters of the country’s former ...

A  man grieving as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a makeshift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood were camped in Cairo.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood member killed in custody

Islam Times - Another member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement has reportedly been killed at the hands of Egyptian ...

Egyptian police

Egyptian police kill 9 Muslim Brotherhood members

Islam Times - Egyptian police have raided an apartment in western Cairo, killing nine members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood ...

Burundians stand in line at a polling station to vote for the parliamentary and local elections on June 29, 2015 in Bujumbura.

10,000 Burundians fled in 2 days ahead of elections: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations says nearly 10,000 people fled Burundi over the weekend before authorities closed the country’s borders ahead of the controversial parliamentary and local elections.

South Sudanese government soldiers riding in a pickup truck

South Sudan army raped, burnt girls alive: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN) has accused the South Sudanese army of raping and torching girls alive during a recent battle in a flashpoint border state.

Libya’s warring factions hold a meeting during the latest round of UN-brokered peace talks in Skhirat, Morocco, June 28, 2015.

Libya warring factions meet face to face for first time

Islam Times - Libya’s warring factions have held their first face-to-face meeting in the latest round of UN-brokered peace talks in Morocco in a bid to reach a deal on a unity government.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

African Union threatens not to monitor Burundi elections

Islam Times - The African Union says it will not monitor parliamentary elections in Burundi due to the unfavorable conditions prevailing in the African country.

Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, gives a press conference on June 9, 2015, in the Morrocan city of Skhirat.

UN envoy optimistic about Libya unity government deal

Islam Times - The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya has expressed optimism that the North African country's two rival parliaments would endorse his plan for a unity government later this week.

Libya ‘militant’ rejects US claim of killing Mokhtr Belmokhtar

Libya ‘militant’ rejects US claim of killing Mokhtr Belmokhtar

Islam Times - A purported militant source in Libya has denied US claims that its military airstrikes have killed a major al-Qaeda-linked Algerian terrorist, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, claiming that he was not at the site targeted by in the American strikes.

The undated AFP photo shows senior al-Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

Airstrike kills senior Qaeda commander in eastern Libya

Islam Times - A senior commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist group has been killed in an attack in Libya.

The photo, posted on Twitter, shows the aftermath of an attack claimed by ISIS Takfiri terrorist group, which killed at least five militants of the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) in northwest Libya on May 31, 2015.

ISIL attack kills 5 Fajr Libya militants in NW Libya

Islam Times - At least five militants of the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) have been killed in an attack claimed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in northwestern Libya.

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) chairs a National Security Council meeting at Carthage Palace in the capital, Tunis, June 28, 2015.

Tunisian president declares state of emergency

Islam Times - The Tunisian government has declared a state of emergency just over a week after a deadly terrorist attack near the country’s coastal city of Sousse claimed the lives of dozens of people, mostly foreign tourists.

A picture taken on June 27, 2015 shows the cordoned-off beach of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, in the aftermath of a shooting attack on the beach resort.

Seven arrests made over Tunisia attack

Islam Times - Tunisia has arrested seven people in connection with Friday’s seaside terrorist attack that left 38 people dead.

A Tunisian policeman patrols the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 28, 2015, following a shooting attack two days earlier.

Tunisia to deploy 1,000 armed police around tourist sites

Islam Times - Tunisia says it is going to beef up security around tourist sites following a deadly terrorist attack at one of its seaside resorts.

First responders are seen carrying a victim of a shooting attack in Tunisia, June 26, 2015.

Hotels attacked in Tunisia’s Sousse, 38 killed: Official

Islam Times - Some 38 people, including foreign nationals, have been killed and tens of others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men on a tourist resort in the central Tunisian town of Sousse.

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