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Israel to open ‘permanent mission’ in UAE

Islam Times - Israel is set to open a “permanent mission” in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the ostensible, traditional Arab-Israeli conflict.

Members of a Rohingya family gather at their shelter at a displacement camp in Rakhine state, November 8, 2015.

Myanmar government rebuffs calls for Rohingya citizenship

Islam Times - Myanmar's military-backed government has rejected calls for granting citizenship to the country’s most persecuted ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

Dubai Deputy Police Chief Says Mossad Likely behind Russian Plane Crash

Dubai Deputy Police Chief Says Mossad Likely behind Russian Plane Crash

Islam Times - Deputy Chief of Dubai's Police Force Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan said Israeli spy agency, Mossad, has most likely been behind the downing of the Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula earlier in October.

A South Korean navy vessel fires an anti-ship missile during a naval drill off the east coast of South Korea, May 19, 2015.

North Korea warns South against live-fire drills near sea border

Islam Times - North Korea has warned its southern neighbor against conducting live-firing drills near their maritime border, describing Seoul’s expected military exercises as “provocative.”

A cartoon by Peter Brookes, compares Saudi executions to beheadings carried out by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists

Saudi Arabia planning to behead 50 people in one day: Amnesty

Islam Times - The Saudi Arabian government plans to execute at least 50 people mostly over terror related charges in one day, warns a human rights group.

Saudi Curricula... That’s How They Created Savagery (1)

Saudi Curricula... That’s How They Created Savagery (1)

Islam Times - In his open message to the Islamic World in late 2014, Professor of Philosophy at the Sophia Antipolis University in Nice, France, Abdul Nour Bidar, wrote: "If you want to learn how not to produce a future as these monsters (ISIL), you should start reforming the entire ...

A protester holds up a picture of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr during a rally in Saudi Arabia

Saudi protesters call for release of political activists

Islam Times - Around 1,000 people have held a protest demonstration in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province to call for the release of Shia political activists.

Militants from the Takfiri Daesh group are seen in the town of Tell Abyad in northern Syria.

Huge majority of Saudis hate Daesh terrorists: Poll

Islam Times - An overwhelming majority of people in Saudi Arabia detest the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, a recent opinion poll shows.

Relatives of Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held hostage by Takfiri terrorists, hold portraits during a protest to press for their release in Beirut’s southern suburb, October 4, 2015.

Lebanese army, al-Nusra Front swap captives: Media

Islam Times - The Lebanese military has reportedly freed a number of militants with the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in exchange for the Syria-based terror group to release over a dozen of the Lebanese soldiers it held captive in 2014.

Nasrallah: Israel unable to stop Palestinian uprising

Nasrallah: Israel unable to stop Palestinian uprising

Islam Times - Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah, has reiterated that the Israeli regime will never be able to stop the Palestinian uprising.

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah says Israel dreads Palestinian Intifada

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah says Israel dreads Palestinian Intifada

Islam Times - Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah, says the Israeli regime dreads the Palestinian Intifada (uprising).

Several cartons of drugs seized from a Saudi prince by Lebanese authorities in Beirut

Ex-Lebanon PM Hariri seeks to free Saudi prince

Islam Times - Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri is seeking to issue a diplomatic passport for a Saudi prince arrested with two tonnes of amphetamines in Beirut, a report says.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani

Iran implements JCPOA if PMD case closed: Shamkhani

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says Tehran will implement the July 14 nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries only if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closes the case of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) regarding Iran’s nuclear program....

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber-Ansari

Saudi mustn't allow Hajj tragedy to become political issue: Iran

Islam Times - Iran says Saudi Arabia must not allow the deadly human crush during this year’s Hajj rituals in Mina, near the holy Saudi city of Mecca, to turn into "a major political issue."

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani

Turkey made big mistake downing Russian jet, US made bigger mistake backing it: Larijani

Islam Times - Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani says Turkey made a “big mistake” shooting down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border.

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Gholam-Ali Khoshrou

Iran's UN envoy urges intl. action against Israeli brutalities

Islam Times - The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has called on the international community to take collective and coordinated measures to stop Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians.

Iraq suspends flights between Baghdad to two northern cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniya for 48 hours, starting from Monday morning, due to military traffic from Russia’s cruise missiles over the country.

Iraq suspends some of domestic flights due to passing Russian missiles

Islam Times - Iraq suspends flights between its capital Baghdad to two northern cities due to military traffic from Russia’s missiles, launched from the Caspian Sea to target Daesh terrorists in Syria.

The Physics Department of the University of Mosul.

Daesh executes Mosul University physics professor for not designing biological weapon

Islam Times - Daesh Takfiris have executed an Iraqi physics professor of the University of Mosul for refusing to cooperate with the terror group in designing a biological weapon.

Iraqi security forces stand next to a poster of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the capital city of Baghdad, October 21, 2015.

Ayatollah Sistani stresses unimpeded implementation of Iraq premier’s reforms

Islam Times - Iraq’s senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for the unimpeded implementation of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reforms aimed at combating corruption and cutting government cuts in the Arab country.

Hans Blix, Former Head of the UN inspection team

Blix accuses Blair of misrepresenting Iraq intelligence

Islam Times - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misrepresented military intelligence to secure approval to invade Iraq in 2003, said the former Head of the UN inspection team, Hans Blix.

A still image grabbed from a video published on the website of the Turkish Cumhuriyet daily on May 29, 2015 shows mortar shells in boxes intercepted on a truck destined for Syria.

3 Turkish officials arrested over interception of Syria-bound arms

Islam Times - Turkish authorities have detained two generals and a colonel for their alleged role in the January interception of trucks belonging to the country’s intelligence agency that were reportedly carrying weapons to the Takfiri terror groups operating in neighboring Syria....

Turkey Advices Citizens to Postpone Non-Urgent Travel to Russia

Turkey Advices Citizens to Postpone Non-Urgent Travel to Russia

Islam Times - Turkey’s foreign ministry has advised people to postpone all non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in an escalating row between Moscow and Ankara over a Russian jet shot down by Turkey.

Erdogan Saddened by Downing of Russian Jet

Erdogan Saddened by Downing of Russian Jet

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday expressed "sadness" over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane that has severely strained relations, saying he wished the incident had never happened.

Erdogan Says He Wants to Meet Putin ’Face to Face’ in Paris

Erdogan Says He Wants to Meet Putin ’Face to Face’ in Paris

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he wanted to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris after the downing of a Russian warplane.

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

Pakistan seeks proof of terror charge for deportees from EU countries

Islam Times - Pakistan says it will demand European countries that seek to deport illegal immigrants being held on terror charges to provide evidence of a potential crime.

Indian soldiers look on from their position by a road overlooking army barracks on December 5, 2014.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violation

Islam Times - Pakistan has summoned a senior Indian diplomat to protest against the recent deaths of three civilians who were allegedly killed in shelling by Indian forces along the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir.

Indian soldiers look on from their position by a road overlooking army barracks on December 5, 2014.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violation

Islam Times - Pakistan has summoned a senior Indian diplomat to protest against the recent deaths of three civilians who were allegedly killed in shelling by Indian forces along the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir.

A formation of three Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter jets in flight.

Pakistan airstrikes kill 22 militants in North Waziristan: Army

Islam Times - At least 22 militants have been killed in airstrikes conducted by Pakistani fighter jets in North Waziristan tribal region, the army says.

Thousands of Afghan Protesters denounce Shia killings

Thousands of Afghan Protesters denounce Shia killings

Islam Times - Afghans have held a major demonstration in the southeastern province of Ghazni, protesting against a recent beheading of Shia Muslims by militants in the violence-wracked country.

An Afghan soldier raises his hands as a victory sign, in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

Taliban pulls back from Kunduz amid clashes in Ghazni

Islam Times - The Taliban says its militants are retreating from the northern city of Kunduz, which fell to the militant group briefly late last month.

Logo of Afghanistan’s Tolo news station

Taliban threatens attacks on 2 Afghan TV networks

Islam Times - The Taliban militant group has threatened to attack two of Afghanistan's biggest television networks after they accused the militants of committing rape in the northern city of Kunduz.

An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign in Herat province on August 18, 2015.

Daesh disrupts polio vaccination in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar: Officials

Islam Times - Daesh Takfiri terrorists have disrupted a national polio vaccination campaign in three districts of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, local officials say.

Yemenis stand around a crater caused by Saudi airstrikes in the capital, Sana’a, October 1, 2015.

16 more civilians killed in Saudi airstrikes on Yemen

Islam Times - At least 16 Yemeni civilians have been killed in the latest aerial attacks carried out by Saudi warplanes across Yemen.

Remnants of the UK-made PGM-500 missile from the site of a Saudi attack on a Yemeni factory near the capital city Sana’a on September 23, 2015

Saudis used UK missiles on Yemeni civilian target: Rights groups

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia used British-made cruise missiles during an attack on a civilian Yemeni factory, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

Dozens of Saudi-Led Mercenaries Killed in Yemen

Dozens of Saudi-Led Mercenaries Killed in Yemen

Islam Times - Dozens of the dead and injured were moved to Aden hospitals after the Yemeni army and popular committees ambushed the mercenaries of the Saudi aggression in Omari military camp in Bab al-Mandeb area, according to Yemeni sources.

Militants supporting Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against Yemen.

Yemen's Qaeda affiliate vows allegiance to Riyadh

Islam Times - A major local affiliate of the al-Qaeda in Yemen has vowed allegiance to the Saudi regime, saying it will fight along the kingdom’s forces in the ongoing war against Yemen.

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.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Top Russia, US, Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar

Islam Times - The Russian foreign minister has announced a plan to hold a joint meeting with his American and Saudi counterparts in the Qatari capital, Doha.

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.


Jordan to discuss war on Daesh with Russia

Islam Times - Jordan's King Abdullah is set to hold discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin on fighting terrorists led by Daesh in Syria on Tuesday.

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.

People pass campaign posters of candidates for district-level elections in Hong Kong, China, November 22, 2015.

People in Hong Kong casting ballots in district-level polls

Islam Times - People in Hong Kong are voting in district-level elections for the first time since mass pro-democracy protests gripped the special administrative region of China.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang speaks during the ASEAN Plus Three Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 21, 2015.

Beijing urges direct negotiations on South China Sea

Islam Times - China has called on Southeast Asian countries to engage in direct talks over disputed South China Sea islands amid growing tensions in the region.

Police look for ‘fugitive terrorists’ in Aksu, in northeast China’s Xinjiang region.

China police kill 17 people in ‘anti-terror raid’ in Xinjiang

Islam Times - Chinese security forces in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have killed 17 people accused of carrying out an attack at a coal mine that left at least 50 dead.

Hong Lei, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman

China to US: Stop meddling in territorial dispute

Islam Times - China has warned the United States against interference in the territorial dispute in the South China Sea and thereby stoking tensions.

Reclaim Australia protesters and anti-racism demonstrators scuffle in Melbourne on November 22, 2015, at the site for the construction of a mosque.

Clashes break out during counter-rallies in Australia

Islam Times - Violent clashes have erupted during counter-rallies held across Australia by anti-racism activists and a rival group of Reclaim Australia demonstrators.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Any Syria solution should involve Assad: Australia FM

Islam Times - Australia’s foreign minister has called for a political solution to the foreign-backed militancy in Syria, stressing the need for a national unity government involving Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

(L-R) Sapper James Martin, Private Robert Poate and Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic, who were gunned down by an Afghan soldier in Afghanistan in 2012.

Australia military failed to protect soldiers in Afghanistan: Coroner

Islam Times - A coroner’s inquest has accused the Australian military of failing to protect its troops in Afghanistan, saying the 2012 deaths of three Australian soldiers could have been prevented if proper measures had been taken to tighten security at their base.

Malcolm Turnbull is sworn in as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister at the Government House in Canberra, September 15, 2015.

Australia swears in Turnbull as 29th prime minister

Islam Times - Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister after outdoing his predecessor Tony Abbott in an unexpected Liberal Party vote.

Palestinians wave national flags during a demonstration to protest Israel’s recent ban on the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm city on November 28, 2015.

1000s rally against Israel ban on Islamic Movement

Islam Times - Thousands of Palestinians have staged a demonstration in protest against the recent ban imposed by the Tel ...

The photo posted by Palestinian social media users on November 28, 2015, purportedly shows Israeli soldiers outside the offices of Radio Dream in al-Khalil (Hebron), the occupied West Bank.

Israeli forces raid, close Palestinian Radio Dream

Islam Times - Israeli soldiers have attacked a popular Palestinian radio station over what authorities described as its ...

Israeli soldiers arrest a young Palestinian boy following clashes in the occupied West Bank town of al-Khalil

Israel detained 1,200 Palestinian children since October 1

Islam Times - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) says Israeli forces have arrested some 2,400 Palestinians, half ...

Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade (L) during clashes with Israeli troops (unseen) on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City on November 27, 2015.

Israel troops injure 82 more Palestinians in W Bank, Gaza

Islam Times - At least 82 Palestinians have sustained gunshot wounds during new clashes between Israeli military forces ...

Egyptians Head to Polls in Second Phase of Parliamentary Vote

Egyptians Head to Polls in Second Phase of Parliamentary Vote

Islam Times - Egyptians began voting Sunday across 13 of the country's 27 provinces in the second phase of parliamentary ...

The Mistral-class vessels Sevastopol, foreground, and Vladivostok, background, in the western French port of Saint-Nazaire.

Egypt signs deal with France on two Mistral warships

Islam Times - Egypt has signed a deal with France to buy two warships that were originally ordered by Russia but whose sale ...

Detained members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood standing behind the bars during their trial in Cairo, Egypt, June 16, 2015.

Muslim Brotherhood member dies in Egypt police custody

Islam Times - Another member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has died in police custody due to an unattended medical condition....

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows an Egyptian armored vehicle patrolling the area on the Egyptian side of the border on July 2, 2015.

Egypt rapped over 'mass home demolitions, evictions'

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Egypt for 'violating' international law through 'mass home demolitions ...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s new government to be sworn in after five-month wait

Islam Times - Nigeria’s new government is to be sworn in following a five-month wait for a cabinet to be installed in Africa’s most populous country.

Moroccans set an Israeli flag ablaze during a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people, in Casablanca, on October 25, 2015.

Thousands stage anti-Israeli rally in Casablanca

Islam Times - Tens of thousands of protesters have held a massive rally in Morocco's port city of Casablanca to show their anger at Israel’s aggressive policies toward the Palestinians.

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso

Tens of thousands rally in Congo to support president’s bid for longer stay in power

Islam Times - Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Congolese capital in support of President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s bid to extend his rule.

The photo shows the site of a bombing at a market in the Chadian capital, N

Three blasts in Chad kill nearly 40 people

Islam Times - Nearly 40 people have been killed in three explosions in the Chadian city of Baga Sola near the border with Nigeria.

United Nations envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon (C), holds a press conference in the Moroccan city of Skhirat on October 8, 2015.

Libya rival factions reject national unity government deal

Islam Times - Rival factions in Libya have rejected a recent UN-brokered agreement on the formation of a national unity government.

Smoke billowing from the Mitiga airport in a suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

Daesh claims fatal attack on Mitiga Airport in Libya

Islam Times - The Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Libya have claimed responsibility for an attack on the Mitiga Airport east of the capital, Tripoli, which killed three members of Libyan security forces.

An image released by Takfiri terrorists on February 18, 2015 purportedly shows Daesh terrorists parading in a street in Libya’s coastal city of Sirte.

Daesh Takfiris abduct 12 Egyptians in Libya’s Sirte

Islam Times - Members of the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group have reportedly abducted 12 Egyptians in northern Libya.

UN special envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon speaks at a press conference during a new round of peace talks on the Libyan conflict on September 12, 2015, in the Moroccan city of Skhirat.

Libya parties edge closer to national unity government: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations’ special envoy to Libya says rival parties in the conflict-stricken North African nation have moved closer to forming a national unity government as part of a peace deal.

Tunisian police block the road leading to the site of an explosion on a bus transporting Tunisia

Tunisian president declares state of emergency over blast

Islam Times - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country following a bomb explosion which claimed the lives of 12 people.

The office of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (seen) had ordered a state of emergency on July 4, 2014.

Tunisia extends state of emergency for 2 months

Islam Times - Tunisia has extended by two months a state of emergency it imposed following a terror attack on foreign tourists in the Mediterranean resort of Port El Kantaoui last month.

The Tunisian Foreign Ministry building in Tunis

Tunisia restores diplomatic ties with Syria

Islam Times - Tunisia has recommenced diplomatic relations with Syria at a consular level after a three-year hiatus in Tunis-Damascus ties, a report says.

Mourad Gharsalli, said to be a member of a group linked to al-Qaeda in Tunisia

Tunisia says it kills senior leader of group linked to al-Qaeda

Islam Times - Tunisian authorities say a senior leader of a group said to be affiliated to al-Qaeda militant group in the North African country was among a group of people killed earlier during an operation by security forces.

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