Why do you think Iran and the P5+1 did not strike a nuclear deal by Nov. 24?
Because the Americans were not ready to recognize Iran's nuclear rights and the Iranians stood firmly on their rights
Because the Americans made significant concessions but the Iranians failed to show the required flexibility
 
 
 
 
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Japan joins Jordan to free ISIL-held journalist, pilot

Islam Times - Japan has announced that it is teaming up with Jordan to free both a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian pilot being held by Takfiri ISIL militants, following the terrorists’ execution of another Japanese hostage.

South Korean president names new prime minister

South Korean president names new prime minister

Islam Times - South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated a lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party as her administration’s new prime minister.

Kuwaiti MP Congratulates S. Nasrallah on Martyrdom of 6 Hezbollah Fighters

Kuwaiti MP Congratulates S. Nasrallah on Martyrdom of 6 Hezbollah Fighters

Islam Times - Kuwaiti MP Abdul Hamid Dashti congratulated Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in the martyrdom of the six Hezbollah fighters, describing them as the martyrs of pride.

Armenian solider killed by Azeri troops during firefight

Armenian solider killed by Azeri troops during firefight

Islam Times - An Armenian solider has been killed by Azeri troops during a border skirmish amid an ongoing conflict between the two countries.

Uzbekistan’s Karimov nominated for presidential reelection

Uzbekistan’s Karimov nominated for presidential reelection

Islam Times - Uzbekistan’s incumbent president Islam Karimov has been named for reelection in the country’s next presidential vote scheduled to be held in March.

Residency motion triggers controversy in Kashmir

Residency motion triggers controversy in Kashmir

Islam Times - A proposal being discussed by the Indian parliament to grant permanent resident status and voting rights to non-Muslim refugees in Kashmir has triggered massive controversy.

S Korea

S Korea's Park 'open' to meeting with North leader

Islam Times - South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye says she is willing to meet the North's leader Kim Jong Un without preconditions.

Sri Lankans go to presidential polls amid tight security

Sri Lankans go to presidential polls amid tight security

Islam Times - People in Sri Lanka have started voting in the presidential election to choose between incumbent President Mahinda Rajapakse and his rival Maithripala Sirisena.

South Korea says North has 6,000-member cyber army

South Korea says North has 6,000-member cyber army

Islam Times - Seoul claims that North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army dedicated to disrupting South Korea’s military and main government systems.

Posters of anti-Korean movie on display outside a cinema in the US

North Korean govt. blasts 'hostile' US sanctions

Islam Times - The North Korean government has strongly denounced the United States for imposing fresh sanctions on Pyongyang in retaliation for an alleged cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures in late December last year.

 
US President Barack Obama holds talks with late Saudi King Abdullah at Rawdat Khurayim, the monarch

Saudis seek greater US role in Mideast as Obama visits

Islam Times - New Saudi King Salman is expected to use President Barack Obama's stopover on Tuesday to push for greater US involvement in resolving Middle East crises, analysts say.

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies: State TV

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies: State TV

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died at the age of 90, according to Saudi media.

Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia Warns Yemeni President: Houthis’ Control of Maareb Red Line

Islam Times - The Saudi Arabia has warned the Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi against any attempts to help the Houthi revolutionaries gain control of the oil-rich province of Maareb.

Saudi soldier on the kingdom’s border with Iraq

4th KSA border attacker identified as Saudi national: Ministry

Islam Times - A fourth assailant involved in a recent cross-border attack in Saudi Arabia has been identified as a Saudi national, the kingdom’s Interior Ministry says.

A bullet-ridden house in Shia-majority town of Awamiya after a raid by Saudi forces

Saudi forces attack houses in Shia town of Awamiya

Islam Times - Security forces in Saudi Arabia have reportedly raided a number of houses in the Shia-majority town of Awamiya in the Qatif region, as the Saudi regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on dissent continues unabated.

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

Saudi blogger given first 50 of 1,000 lashes in public

Islam Times - Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has reportedly received the first 50 lashes out of 1,000 public flogging after he was convicted of what was called cybercrime and insulting Wahhabism on his website.

KSA border attackers identified as Saudi nationals

KSA border attackers identified as Saudi nationals

Islam Times - The militants involved in a cross-border attack in Saudi Arabia have reportedly been identified as Saudi nationals.

Two Saudi guards killed in attack on Iraq frontier: Saudi ministry

Two Saudi guards killed in attack on Iraq frontier: Saudi ministry

Islam Times - Attackers killed two Saudi Arabian border guards including a senior officer and injured a third on the kingdom's frontier with Iraq in a rare shooting and suicide assault early on Monday, the Saudi interior ministry said.

Saudi police arrest rights activist over protest rally

Saudi police arrest rights activist over protest rally

Islam Times - Saudi authorities have detained a rights activist in the east of the country as part of a heavy-handed crackdown on dissent.

Saudi King Abdollah Suffers Pneumonia

Saudi King Abdollah Suffers Pneumonia

Islam Times - Saudi King Abdullah, hospitalized earlier this week, is suffering from pneumonia and breathing with the aid of a tube, but is in stable condition, the royal court said on Friday.

 
Fourth Round of Dialogue: Hezbollah, Future Back Lebanese Army against Terrorism

Fourth Round of Dialogue: Hezbollah, Future Back Lebanese Army against Terrorism

Islam Times - Representatives of Hezbollah and Future movement agreed on Monday night to back the Lebanese army and security forces in their battle against terrorism.

Lebanese parties express solidarity with Hezbollah

Lebanese parties express solidarity with Hezbollah

Islam Times - Political parties in Lebanon have expressed solidarity with Hezbollah in the wake of an Israeli airstrike that killed several of the Lebanese resistance movement’s members in Syria.

Hezbollah, Crowds Bid Farwell to Martyrs Abbas Hijazi, His Father in Ghaziyeh

Hezbollah, Crowds Bid Farwell to Martyrs Abbas Hijazi, His Father in Ghaziyeh

Islam Times - Hezbollah and crowds on Wednesday bade farewell to martyr Abbas Hijazi in the southern town of Ghaziyeh.

Hezbollah, Resistance Public Bid Farewell to Martyr Jihad Imad Mughniyeh

Hezbollah, Resistance Public Bid Farewell to Martyr Jihad Imad Mughniyeh

Islam Times - Hezbollah held on Monday a massive funeral for martyr Jihad Imad Mughniyeh, who embraced martyrdom in the Israeli air raid on Syria's city of Quneitra, in the southern suburb of Beirut.

Israeli Media: Hezbollah Response Certain, But How and When?

Israeli Media: Hezbollah Response Certain, But How and When?

Islam Times - Israel avoided to officially admit its attack on Hezbollah fighters in the Syrian Quneitra region near the border with Occupied Territories. However, it left a margin for its mass media to express what it didn't dare to confess to.

'Hezbollah response to Israel painful'

Islam Times - A sources close to the Lebanon's Hezbollah says the movement's response to Israel’s deadly attack on members of the resistance would be “painful.”

Hezbollah Announces Names of Martyrs Killed in Israeli Raid in Quneitra

Hezbollah Announces Names of Martyrs Killed in Israeli Raid in Quneitra

Islam Times - Hezbollah announced on Sunday the martyrdom of six fighters in an Israeli air attack in the Syrian province of Quneitra.

Lebanese Army Files Complaint with UNIFIL over Smoke Bombs

Lebanese Army Files Complaint with UNIFIL over Smoke Bombs

Islam Times - The Lebanese army filed a complaint with United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in response to the smoke bombs fired by the Zionist forces into a military outpost in Lebanon's Aita Al-Shaab village.

Several Hezbollah Fighters Martyred in Israeli Raid in Syria

Several Hezbollah Fighters Martyred in Israeli Raid in Syria

Islam Times - Hezbollah announced that several of its fighters were martyred on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike on the Quneitra region in Syria.

File photo shows Hezbollah

Hezbollah, Future Movement back enhanced security bids

Islam Times - The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, and the Future Movement have expressed their support for measures that would improve security and stability in the country.

 
US Sen. Dianne Feinstein

US lawmakers introduce resolution against new Iran sanctions

Islam Times - A group of US senators have introduced a resolution against imposing more sanctions on Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program amid talks between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group.

Zarif, Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks in Davos

Zarif, Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks in Davos

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in the Swiss city of Davos to discuss Tehran’s nuclear talks.

An open letter like no other

An open letter like no other

Islam Times - Muslims, their leaders, scholars and politicians, have been asked, nay demanded, infinite times to speak out about extremism, terrorism, or whatever other –ism currently incorrectly associated with Islam. Ayatollah Khamenei has just responded to that call in an open ...

Discrimination still prevails in US, says tweet by Leader marking Martin Luther King Day

Discrimination still prevails in US, says tweet by Leader marking Martin Luther King Day

Islam Times - The official account of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, ‏@khamenei_ir, has tweeted on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day, saying “discrimination still prevails in the US.”

Larijani Condoles with Hezbollah on Martyrdom of Lebanon Fighters

Larijani Condoles with Hezbollah on Martyrdom of Lebanon Fighters

Islam Times - Iranian Majlis Speaker condoled on Monday with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on the martyrdom of several Lebanese fighters in the Zionist air attacks on Syria's Quneitra region targeting their convoy on Sunday.

Iran’s Zarif Denounces Terrorist Israeli Attack on Hezbollah Convoy

Iran’s Zarif Denounces Terrorist Israeli Attack on Hezbollah Convoy

Islam Times - Iranian foreign minister Mohamamd Javad Zarif condemned as terrorist the Israeli attack on Hezbollah convoy which killed six fighters of the resistance on Sunday.

Iran: Iraq’s Security Our Own

Iran: Iraq’s Security Our Own

Islam Times - In a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban in Tehran, Iran’s interior minister said the Islamic Republic considers Iraq’s security as that of its own.

Iran: FM Visit to Riyadh Cancelled by Saud Al-Faisal’s Comments

Iran: FM Visit to Riyadh Cancelled by Saud Al-Faisal’s Comments

Islam Times - Harsh and unexpected comments made by Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal led to cancellation of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's visit to Riyadh, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian said here Saturday.

Major General Soleimani in good health in Iran: Diplomat

Major General Soleimani in good health in Iran: Diplomat

Islam Times - A senior Iranian diplomat has rejected reports that Major General Qasem Soleimani, a commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has been injured in Iraq.

Most US officials knew of CIA anti-Iran mission: Ex-manager

Most US officials knew of CIA anti-Iran mission: Ex-manager

Islam Times - A former manager of the US spy agency CIA has revealed that more than 90 government officials were aware of a covert espionage mission aimed at sabotaging Iran’s nuclear program over a decade ago.

 
UAE flights to Baghdad suspended plane attacked

UAE flights to Baghdad suspended plane attacked

Islam Times - Airlines from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have issued a ban on flights to the Iraqi capital after an airliner was targeted by gunfire while approaching Baghdad.

Head of Iraqi parliament

Iraq obtains intelligence on ISIL from ex-troops in Mosul: MP

Islam Times - A senior Iraqi MP says “sleeper cells” made up of the nation’s former military and police officers are tipping off Iraqi authorities to positions of ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the northern city of Mosul.

Iraqi Army Regains Diyala from ISIL, Launches Campaign to Liberate Anbar

Iraqi Army Regains Diyala from ISIL, Launches Campaign to Liberate Anbar

Islam Times - Iraqi forces have "liberated" Diyala province from ISIL terrorist group, retaking all populated areas of the eastern province, a top army officer said on Monday.

US-led forces, ISIL engage in 1st ground battle in Iraq

US-led forces, ISIL engage in 1st ground battle in Iraq

Islam Times - Canadian troops exchanged fire with ISIL Takfiri militants in Iraq during the first confirmed ground battle between Western forces and the militants, a top commander says.

Maliki Condoles with S. Nasrallah: Martyrdom of Hezbollah Fighters "Great Pride"

Maliki Condoles with S. Nasrallah: Martyrdom of Hezbollah Fighters "Great Pride"

Islam Times - Iraq's Vice President Nuri al-Maliki offered condolences to Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and the families of the party's fighters who were martyred in a Zionist aerial aggression on Syria's Quneitra.

ISIL Releases 198 Yazidis Kidnapped in Sinjar

ISIL Releases 198 Yazidis Kidnapped in Sinjar

Islam Times - Around 200 Iraqi Yazidis, mostly comprising the elderly and children who were kidnapped in the northern town of Sinjar by the ISIL about six months ago, were released by the terrorist group on Saturday, officials said.

Second Batch of Peshmerga Troops Enters Turkey

Second Batch of Peshmerga Troops Enters Turkey

Islam Times - The second batch of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops crossed into Turkey on Friday after a month of fighting against the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) terrorist group in the Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani.

Iraqi army pushes out terrorists from Naba’ai

Iraqi army pushes out terrorists from Naba’ai

Islam Times - The Iraqi army has gained more ground in its fight against Takfiri militants after liberating another part of the country in the north.

Sweden considers deploying troops to Iraq

Sweden considers deploying troops to Iraq

Islam Times - Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström says Stockholm wants to deploy servicemen to Iraq to train soldiers in its fight against the ISIL terrorist group.

ranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) meets with Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi al-Muntafiki in Tehran on January 12, 2015.

Iran, Iraq urge closer cooperation to uproot terrorism

Islam Times - Iran and Iraq have explored ways to further broaden bilateral relations in all areas, calling for closer cooperation to counter the terror threats in the troubled Middle East.

 
Erdogan opposes Kurdish government in northern Syria

Erdogan opposes Kurdish government in northern Syria

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country cannot accept the creation of a Kurdish-controlled autonomous government in northern Syria, a report says.

Turkey mafia paid to smuggle Paris suspect into Syria

Turkey mafia paid to smuggle Paris suspect into Syria

Islam Times - A mafia gang in Turkey was paid “tens of thousands of dollars” by the ISIL terrorists to smuggle a female suspect in Paris terror attack into Syria, Turkish intelligence sources say.

3,000 in Turkey linked to IS

3,000 in Turkey linked to IS

Islam Times - Around 3,000 people in Turkey are believed to be linked to the Islamic State group, a Turkish intelligence report said on Saturday, warning of possible attacks by extremists.

Turkish forces gather near a police station in Istanbul after a bombing attack on January 6, 2015.

Istanbul bomber, widow of Norwegian ISIL militant

Islam Times - A bomber who recently attacked a police station in the Turkish city of Istanbul has reportedly been the widow of a Norwegian member of the ISIL terrorist group.

Turkish Magazine Gives Relies to anti-Islam Charlie Hebdo Campaign

Turkish Magazine Gives Relies to anti-Islam Charlie Hebdo Campaign

Islam Times - Turkish satirical magazine Cafcaf, the only publication in Turkey which places emphasis on Islamic values, has hit back to the Charlie Hebdo arrogance with a unique cover.

Turkish riot police block a street during a protest by Muslims against the publication by Turkish daily of a sacrilegious French cartoon.

Turks protest paper publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Islam Times - Turkish demonstrators have gathered outside the premises of a newspaper, protesting the publication of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s cover in the Turkish daily’s edition.

Turkey bans media reports on arms delivery to Syria militants

Turkey bans media reports on arms delivery to Syria militants

Islam Times - The Turkish government has warned the media against publishing reports that the country’s National Intelligence Organization, MİT, delivered arms in 2014 to foreign-backed militants operating in Syria.

14-Year Boy Killed in Clashes in Southeast Turkey

14-Year Boy Killed in Clashes in Southeast Turkey

Islam Times - A 14-year-old teenager was shot dead, allegedly by police, as Kurdish protesters clashed with the Turkish security forces in the southeast of the country, media and security sources said Wednesday.

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Istanbul’s Tourist Heart

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Istanbul’s Tourist Heart

Islam Times - A female suicide bomber on Tuesday killed herself and a Turkish policeman in a strike on the heart of Istanbul's tourist district, the second attack on police to shake city within a week.

Turkish Sergeant Kidnapped in Syria Border

Turkish Sergeant Kidnapped in Syria Border

Islam Times - A Turkish sergeant who was serving in the Syrian border patrol, went beyond borders and disappeared when chasing smugglers, Turkish media reported.

 
Pakistan Arrests Local ISIL Commander

Pakistan Arrests Local ISIL Commander

Islam Times - Pakistani security forces have arrested a man they believe is the commander of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) terrorist group operating in the country as well as two accomplices involved in recruiting and sending fighters to Syria, intelligence ...

Ikramul Haq alias Lahori

Pakistan hangs militant involved in Iran diplomat assassination

Islam Times - A Pakistani militant involved in the assassination of the Iranian cultural attaché in Islamabad in 1990 has been hanged in a jail in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Pakistan’s Musharraf indicted in 2006 murder case of opposition leader

Pakistan’s Musharraf indicted in 2006 murder case of opposition leader

Islam Times - A Pakistani court has indicted the country’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, and five others in the killing of an opposition leader in 2006.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) is greeted by Pakistan’s national security advisor Sartaj Aziz shortly after arriving in Islamabad, January 12, 2015.

US to boost anti-terror cooperation with Pakistan: Kerry

Islam Times - US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is prepared to boost its security and intelligence cooperation with Pakistan in an effort to assist Islamabad’s fight against militants.

Pakistani troops secure the site of a blast in Rawalpindi on January 9, 2015.

Pakistani Taliban claim attack on Shia mosque

Islam Times - Pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack on a Shia mosque in the northern city of Rawalpindi, Punjab Province.

Pakistan executes two more men over terrorism

Pakistan executes two more men over terrorism

Islam Times - Pakistan has executed two more men over terrorism, bringing the number of executions to nine since the country lifted a moratorium on the death penalty.

Pakistan accuses India of slowing its terror fight

Pakistan accuses India of slowing its terror fight

Islam Times - Pakistan has accused India of slowing down its military operation against terrorists by escalating tensions along the border of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Army operations displaces Pakistani families in Peshawar

Army operations displaces Pakistani families in Peshawar

Islam Times - Thousands of Pakistani families have been displaced as the armed forces continue their operations against pro-Taliban militants in the city of Peshawar near the Afghan border.

Pakistanis mark birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad

Pakistanis mark birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad

Islam Times - Thousands of people, defying all Takfiri threats, came to the port city of Karachi to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. 25000 clay-lamp-vigils were lightened to pay tribute to the Prophet on behalf of those children killed in Peshawar carnage last ...

Pakistan, India trade fire in disputed Kashmir

Pakistan, India trade fire in disputed Kashmir

Islam Times - Military forces of Pakistan and India have exchanged fire along the long-disputed border region of Kashmir amid rising tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

 
Afghan president raps Charlie Hebdo over insulting cartoon

Afghan president raps Charlie Hebdo over insulting cartoon

Islam Times - The Afghan president has added his voice to the condemnation of French magazine Charlie Hebdo for printing yet another insulting cartoon of Islam’s holy Prophet Muhammad.

US Marines returning to Afghanistan

US Marines returning to Afghanistan

Islam Times - US officials have revealed that Marines are heading back to war-torn Afghanistan, days after President Barack Obama announced to end the Afghan war.

Kim Howells, a former UK Foreign Office minister with responsibility for Afghanistan

'UK military strategy in Afghanistan completely bonkers’

Islam Times - A former British minister says the UK made terrible mistakes during its military campaign in a province in Afghanistan, describing British strategy in the Afghan war as “completely bonkers” at times.

US might need to ‘re-examine’ withdrawal deadline: Ghani

US might need to ‘re-examine’ withdrawal deadline: Ghani

Islam Times - Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani says the deadline for the withdrawal of the remaining US-led foreign soldiers in the country by the end of 2016 might need to be re-examined.

Leaked ‘kill list’ shows NATO killed Afghan children, civilians in pursuit of low-level Taliban fighters

Leaked ‘kill list’ shows NATO killed Afghan children, civilians in pursuit of low-level Taliban fighters

Islam Times - Drawing information from top secret documents spirited away by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel reports that the “kill list” used by NATO forces in Afghanistan included low-ranking members of the Taliban along with drug dealers suspected of supporting ...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

The future of Afghanistan

Islam Times - Last Wednesday marked the final day of the US and NATO’s prolonged combat mission in Afghanistan, which began with the invasion that overthrew the Taliban shortly after the events of September 11th, 2001.

US House Speaker John Boehner

Boehner warns President Obama on Afghan strategy

Islam Times - US House Speaker John Boehner has warned President Barack Obama about withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan, saying he should have learned from his mistakes in Iraq.

The Continuing US War in Afghanistan

The Continuing US War in Afghanistan

Islam Times - On December 28, the US-led International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, formally ended its combat operations in Afghanistan.

NATO defeated in 13-year Afghanistan war: Taliban

NATO defeated in 13-year Afghanistan war: Taliban

Islam Times - Taliban militants in Afghanistan say the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been defeated, a day after the US-led forces officially ended their 13-year war in the country.

6 Taliban militants killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar

6 Taliban militants killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar

Islam Times - A Taliban commander and five other members of the militant group have been killed in a US drone strike carried out in eastern Afghanistan.

 
UN envoy meets Houthi movement leaders in capital Sana’a

UN envoy meets Houthi movement leaders in capital Sana’a

Islam Times - The United Nations envoy to Yemen Jamel Benomar has met with the leaders of the country’s Shia Ansarullah Houthi movement.

US will reduce its embassy

US will reduce its embassy's personnel in Yemen

Islam Times - The United States will pull out additional personnel from its embassy in Yemen following the resignation of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Abdul Malik Al-Houthi, Young Leader Reminds of Hasan Nasrallah

Abdul Malik Al-Houthi, Young Leader Reminds of Hasan Nasrallah

Islam Times - A report published by Agence France Presse news agency pointed out that the leader of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement, Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, reminds of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, "in terms of the way of expression or the content of ...

Clashes continue between Ansarullah, Yemeni troops

Clashes continue between Ansarullah, Yemeni troops

Isla m Times - Clashes continue between Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and government troops as a ceasefire has reportedly been revoked.

Yemen: Clashes between Presidential Guard and Ansarullah Popular Committees

Yemen: Clashes between Presidential Guard and Ansarullah Popular Committees

Islam Times - Clashes erupted in the Yemeni capital on Monday after presidential guard attacked the popular committees of Ansarullah movement, also known as Houthi revolutionaries.

Top Ansarullah official gunned down in western Yemen

Top Ansarullah official gunned down in western Yemen

Islam Times - Unidentified masked assailants have gunned down the acting director for the office of the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen’s western province of al-Dhali.

Al-Qaeda-linked militants kill Yemen Houthi official

Al-Qaeda-linked militants kill Yemen Houthi official

Islam Times - A leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has been shot dead by gunmen in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, Yemeni media reports say.

Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

Saudi Arabia backing al-Qaeda militants in Yemen: Ansarullah

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia is supporting armed al-Qaeda militants in a bid to take control of Yemeni oil and service centers, the country’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says.

Yemeni Car Bomb at Police Academy Claims More than 31

Yemeni Car Bomb at Police Academy Claims More than 31

Islam Times - A car bomb blast tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa on Wednesday, killing more than 30 in the latest attack highlighting the country's growing instability.

Yemenis gather at the scene of a bomb explosion in the capital Sana’a on December 23, 2014.

Over 7,700 people killed in Yemen last year

Islam Times - More than 7,700 people have been killed in Yemen during the last year due to armed clashes in the country, a study conducted by a Yemeni NGO shows.

 
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.

 
A B-1B Lancer disengages from a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling following airstrikes in Syria.

Jordan shouldn’t enter US war in Iraq, Syria: MPs

Islam Times - Jordanian parliament members have warned Amman against any potential military cooperation with the US ground forces in the Middle East.

Israel only beneficiary of Jordan gas deal

Israel only beneficiary of Jordan gas deal

Islam Times - An analyst says Jordan’s plan to ink a controversial gas deal with Israel makes the Arab country subject to Tel Aviv’s “dictates”, adding such an accord would only serve the Zionist regime’s interests.

Jordanians stage rally to protest gas deal with Israel

Jordanians stage rally to protest gas deal with Israel

Islam Times - Thousands of Jordanian protesters have taken to the streets to denounce the government’s plan to sign a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Israel.

US Military: Jordan Jet Was Not Shot down by ISIL

US Military: Jordan Jet Was Not Shot down by ISIL

Islam Times - The United States dismissed Wednesday a claim by ISIL that it had shot down a Jordanian F-16 fighter flying with US-led coalition forces, which crashed in eastern Syria.

Jordanians rally to slam gas deal with Israel

Jordanians rally to slam gas deal with Israel

Islam Times - Angry Jordanian protesters have poured out into the streets to condemn the government’s plan to sign a multi-billion-dollar gas deal with Israel.

Jordanians hold demo in protest at Israel

Jordanians hold demo in protest at Israel's violations at al-Aqsa

Islam Times - Thousands of Jordanian people have taken to the streets to protest against Israel’s recent desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque.

 
Russia, China Mock Divide and Rule

Russia, China Mock Divide and Rule

Islam Times - The Roman Empire did it. The British Empire copied it in style. The Empire of Chaos has always done it. They all do it. Divide et impera. Divide and rule - or divide and conquer. It's nasty, brutish and effective. Not forever though, like diamonds, because empires do ...

The photo shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui On during a meeting in Macau on December 19, 2014.

China warns against foreign interference in Macao

Islam Times - The Chinese president has called on the semiautonomous region of Macau to be cautious of interference by external forces, saying the region is part of China.

The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning

China's warships more than US by 2020

Islam Times - A report by a US congressional commission on China has predicted that the Chinese military will have more warships than the United States by 2020.

Two people were arrested in front of the Ferguson Police Department.

Amid protests, Russia, China urge US to stop lecturing about human rights

Islam Times - New violent protests triggered by a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who killed a black teenager in Ferguson have prompted Russia and China to criticize the US for human rights issues and racial discrimination in the country.

 
Australians Mourn Hostages Killed in Siege

Australians Mourn Hostages Killed in Siege

Islam Times - Sydneysiders laid flowers Tuesday at the scene of a deadly siege, in an outpouring of grief and shock that this could happen in their city.

 
 
A Palestinian family walks past the collapsed remains of a building in Gaza

UN halts Gaza reconstruction works as renege on vow

Islam Times - The United Nations has stopped rebuilding of homes in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip amid freezing temperatures,...

Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the occupied Golan Heights near Syria, January 19, 2015.

Israel dismisses 43 soldiers for criticizing regime

Islam Times - The Israeli military has dismissed over 40 soldiers for publicly criticizing the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes ...

Hundreds protest across West Bank calling for boycott

Hundreds protest across West Bank calling for boycott

Islam Times - Hundreds of Palestinians in the West Bank on Monday participated in protests organized by the Fatah movement ...

Settlers enter Nablus-area village, visit

Settlers enter Nablus-area village, visit 'holy sites'

Islam Times - Dozens of Israeli Jews entered the West Bank village of Awarta near Nablus after midnight on Sunday and performed ...

Clashes in Shufat after undercover Israeli police detain 10-year-old

Clashes in Shufat after undercover Israeli police detain 10-year-old

Islam Times - Israeli undercover police late Monday detained a 10-year-old Palestinian boy near his home in the Shufat neighborhood ...

Israeli authorities prevent PA minister from leaving Gaza

Israeli authorities prevent PA minister from leaving Gaza

Islam Times - Israel prevented the Palestinian Authority Minister of Public Works and Housing from leaving the Gaza Strip ...

Israeli police detain 3 Palestinian women at Aqsa compound

Israeli police detain 3 Palestinian women at Aqsa compound

Islam Times - Israeli police detained three Palestinian women as they were leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Monday, a ...

Court extends detention of 3 Palestinian minors in Negev

Court extends detention of 3 Palestinian minors in Negev

Islam Times - An Israeli court in Beersheba on Monday extended the detention of three Palestinian minors who were detained ...

Thousands march in Gaza to commemorate PFLP founder

Thousands march in Gaza to commemorate PFLP founder

Islam Times - Thousands of Palestinians marched in Gaza on Monday to commemorate the death of George Habash, the founder ...

Fatah organizes West Bank rallies against Israel

Fatah organizes West Bank rallies against Israel

Islam Times - The Palestinian Authority's ruling Fatah movement is set to organize rallies across the West Bank on Monday ...

Egypt

Egypt 'regularly' kills protesters: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has criticized Egyptian authorities for using excessive force against protesters marking ...

Egypt court overturns decision to ban Hamas

Egypt court overturns decision to ban Hamas

Islam Times - Egypt's Emergency State Security Court on Monday overturned an earlier decision to list Hamas as a terrorist ...

Egyptian activists and members of the 6th of April movement shout slogans against the military on Nov. 27, 2013 in Cairo

Egypt revolt anniversary death toll rises to 20

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 ...

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in the area of the Rafah Crossing border
between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on May 21, 2013

Egypt extends Sinai state of emergency by 3 months

Islam Times - Egypt on Sunday extended by three months a state of emergency in force since late October in areas of North ...

ISIL Affiliate in Egypt Claims Executing Police Officer

ISIL Affiliate in Egypt Claims Executing Police Officer

Islam Times - The Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, affiliate of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) terrorist ...

Egyptian forces, protesters clash in Cairo

Egyptian forces, protesters clash in Cairo

Islam Times - Scuffles have broken out between Egyptian security forces and a group of demonstrators protesting against ...

Egypt Refers 250 Mursi Backers to Military Court

Egypt Refers 250 Mursi Backers to Military Court

Islam Times - Egypt's prosecution on Saturday referred 250 people to military trial on charges of rioting, committing acts ...

Anti-Coup Alliance urges weeklong protest rallies in Egypt

Anti-Coup Alliance urges weeklong protest rallies in Egypt

Islam Times - The Anti-Coup Alliance in Egypt has called for fresh week-long protests against the government of President ...

Ansar Bait al-Maqdis militants in Egypt’s troubled Sinai Peninsula

Gunmen kill three civilians, injure one in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula

Islam Times - Egyptian security sources say armed men have killed three civilians and wounded another in the strife-stricken ...

Egypt says gas imports from Israel possible

Egypt says gas imports from Israel possible

Islam Times - Egypt says importing gas from Israel is a possibility as the country is plagued with its worst energy crisis ...

 
 
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AU chief urges joint African effort against Boko Haram

Islam Times - The African Union chief has called on the continent’s states to act swiftly and collectively to contain the rising threat of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists.

A member of Fajr (Dawn) Libya fires his gun in the southwest of Tripoli on October 21, 2014.

UN Security Council threatens Libya militias with sanctions

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has threatened to impose sanctions on those who disrupt peace efforts to bring an end to fighting in Libya.

West African leaders mull new force to fight militancy

West African leaders mull new force to fight militancy

Islam Times - West African leaders are mulling to create a multinational force in order to fight the growing militancy across the troubled region.

The satellite image, taken by Amnesty International on January 7, 2015, shows the extent of damage done by the Takfiri Boko Haram group in Nigeria

Boko Haram violence captured by Amnesty International satellite images

Islam Times - Amnesty International has released satellite images of the areas in northern Nigeria that have recently been seized by the Boko Haram militants during what it has called the group’s deadliest massacre yet.

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Ugandan LRA rebel chief to be tried at ICC over war crimes

Islam Times - The Captured Ugandan rebel chief will be sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

`3,000 Nigerians flee to Chad fearing Boko Haram attacks

`3,000 Nigerians flee to Chad fearing Boko Haram attacks

Islam Times - Chad says more than 3,000 Nigerians have fled their homes for neighboring Chad amid increasing terrorist attacks conducted by Boko Haram militants.

Sahel countries urge international intervention in Libya

Sahel countries urge international intervention in Libya

Islam Times - Mali says African Sahel countries have urged the deployment of an international force in Libya in a bid to counter the rising threat of militants.

Burkina Faso: Revolution 2.0

Burkina Faso: Revolution 2.0

Islam Times - In 1983, Thomas Sankara, known as the Che Guevara of Africa, took power in Burkina Faso.

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh

President Jammeh slams failed coup in Gambia

Islam Times - Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has condemned an attempted military coup in his country as a “violation of human rights.”

Boko Haram in Nigeria created by US

Boko Haram in Nigeria created by US

Islam Times - A political commentator says the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group in Nigeria has been created by the US.

 
A member of the Libya Dawn militia sits on a pickup truck during clashes with forces loyal to Libya

Libya dawn announces ceasefire with other warring factions

Islam Times - The Libya Dawn militia alliance has announced a ceasefire with other factions in war-torn Libya following an agreement at UN-backed peace talks between warring sides.

ISIL Branch in Libya Claims Execution of 2 Tunisian Journalists

ISIL Branch in Libya Claims Execution of 2 Tunisian Journalists

Islam Times - The Libyan branch of ISIL terrorist group on Thursday claimed to have killed two Tunisian journalists who went missing in September.

UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (L) meets with Saleh al-Makzom, deputy president of the General National Congress, in Tripoli, January 8, 2015.

UN renews call for resumption of Libya peace talks

Islam Times - The United Nation has renewed calls for Libya’s warring factions to resume peace talks “before it is too late” following a meeting between the UN envoy to the country and the rival groups.

Al-Qaeda suspect dies days before trial in US

Al-Qaeda suspect dies days before trial in US

Islam Times - A Libyan al-Qaeda suspect has died days before his trial at a court in the United States, his lawyer says.

Army personnel manning a checkpoint at one of the entrances to Tripoli, on Nov. 18, 2014.

Militants shoot dead 17 soldiers, one civilian in Libya

Islam Times - A group of heavily-armed militants has shot dead 17 soldiers and one civilian in a troubled part of central Libya, officials say.

Members of the Libyan army stand on a tank as heavy black smoke rises from the city

UN demands justice for ‘war crimes’ in Libya

Islam Times - The United Nations has demanded justice for what it calls serious rights violations and possible "war crimes" carried out during recent fighting in Libya.

File photo shows the aftermath of an airstrike by pro-government forces on militant positions in Zuwarah, Libya, December 3, 2014.

Libya militants mount airstrike near oil terminals

Islam Times - Libya Dawn militant group has carried out an aerial attack on an area near key oil terminals in the eastern part of the country.

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

West intervention in Libya in 2011 mistake: Italy

Islam Times - The Italian foreign minister has admitted that Western countries made a “mistake” three years ago when they intervened in Libya to overthrow former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

US Army General David Rodriguez

US: ISIL has training camps in eastern Libya

Islam Times - A top US military official has said that the ISIL terrorist group has set up training camps in eastern Libya.

Libya’s Haftar vows to liberate major cities including Tripoli

Libya’s Haftar vows to liberate major cities including Tripoli

Islam Times - Libya’s retired General Khalifa Haftar has pledged to retake the eastern city of Benghazi and the capital city of Tripoli in two weeks and three months respectively.

 
An ISIL Takfiri terrorist identified as Abou Mouqatel (r) is wanted by Tunisian officials.

Terrorists slit throat of Tunisian policeman

Islam Times - Terrorists have ruthlessly slit the throat of a policeman in Tunisia before stabbing him to death.

Tunisians celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Tunisians celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Islam Times - Every year, Tunisians celebrate the Birth of Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him at the Shrine of Muslim Saint Sidi BouSaid El Béji in the North of the capital city Tunis. People from all walks of life attend the event to pray and sing religious songs and Poems.

An elderly woman casts her vote during the first round of the presidential election in Tunisia, November 23, 2014.

Tunisia announces presidential runoff election date

Islam Times - The Tunisian electoral commission has announced that polling stations will be open to voters in the country’s presidential runoff election later this month.

Tunisians hold Palestinian flags as they protest in Tunis against the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip.

Tunisians rally in support of Palestinians

Islam Times - Tunisians have taken to the streets across the North African country in solidarity with Palestinians and their resistance against Israel.

 
 
 
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