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Ninth-grade students learn Hebrew at a Gaza City school

Learning Enemy’s Language in Gaza

Islam Times - “In The Art of War”, Sun Tzu writes: “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results ...

Committee: Hunger-striking prisoners

Committee: Hunger-striking prisoners' deteriorating health an 'Israeli crime'

Islam Times - Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs Director Issa Qaraqe told the Palestinian Authority's Mawtiny ...

On 47th anniversary of arson attack, Palestinians highlight ongoing threats to Al-Aqsa

On 47th anniversary of arson attack, Palestinians highlight ongoing threats to Al-Aqsa

Islam Times - Palestinians on Sunday commemorated the 47th anniversary of an arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as Palestinian ...

Israel attacks Gaza strip after Hamas armed wing parade

Israel attacks Gaza strip after Hamas armed wing parade

Islam Times - Israel has carried out a series of attacks on the Gaza Strip after the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance ...

Austerity Policy; Weakness of Egypt’s Military Government

Austerity Policy; Weakness of Egypt’s Military Government

Islam Times - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government is leaning towards austerity policies to revive Egypt’s economy. Consequently,...

Egypt President Sisi Urges to Disarm Syrian Militants

Egypt President Sisi Urges to Disarm Syrian Militants

Islam Times - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has urged to disarm extremist groups operating in Syria and search for ...

Or Sasson (ISR) of Israel and Islam El Shehaby (EGY) of Egypt compete.

Egyptian judoka jeered after refusing to shake Israeli opponent’s hand

Islam Times - ddddddddddddd Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed at the Olympic Games for refusing to shake ...

Al-Azhar: Shia, Sunni Proximity conference planned in Egypt

Al-Azhar: Shia, Sunni Proximity conference planned in Egypt

Islam Times - A senior Sunni scholar at Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Center said a conference on proximity of Islamic schools ...

 
 
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Over 25 wounded in Kashmir’s Clashes as Curfew Remains for 41st Day

Over 25 wounded in Kashmir’s Clashes as Curfew Remains for 41st Day

Islam Times - At least 25 people were injured after Indian government forces crack downed pro-independence Kashmiris who were protesting against the death of a young college teacher in custody of the Indian military.

People walk past a television screen at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on July 9, 2016, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch.

North Korea resumes plutonium production at Yongbyon

Islam Times - North Korea has resumed plutonium production by reprocessing spent fuel rods at its main Yongbyon nuclear facility, citing the United States’ hostile policy toward Pyongyang.

Five Components of Identity Crisis in West Asia

Five Components of Identity Crisis in West Asia

Islam Times - Perhaps the most striking feature of the state systems in the Western Asia region is the conflict between the government and identity.

This file handout picture, taken and released by the Japan Coast Guard on December 22, 2015, shows a Chinese Coast Guard ship near disputed islets known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan and Diaoyu Islands in China, in the East China Sea.

Japan to develop new missiles, deploy them near disputed territory

Islam Times - Japan is to develop new land-to-sea missiles and deploy them on its remote southern islands, local media say, as tensions with China increase over disputed territories.

 
Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

Islam Times - Fahad bin Raja sells cars for a living in Saudi Arabia’s capital. Abdullah Saeed drives them. In the kingdom’s new age of austerity, both men are finding it harder to make ends meet

Yemeni Activist: Saudi Arabia Behind All Crises in Yemen, Bahrain and the Region

Yemeni Activist: Saudi Arabia Behind All Crises in Yemen, Bahrain and the Region

Islam Times - "The International Conference in Support of the People of Yemen" carried on its first day of the two-day conference on Saturday (8 August, 2016) in London, with participants from all over the globe, who came to cover the story for media outlets, or to take part in ...

Abandoned Expatriate Workers Deny Saudi Offer of Free Flight Home without Pay

Abandoned Expatriate Workers Deny Saudi Offer of Free Flight Home without Pay

Islam Times - Thousands of expatriate construction workers, who were left hungry in filthy desert camps during the kingdom's economic slump, say they will not accept a regime offer of free flights home unless they receive months of unpaid wages.

US Decreases Staff from Saudi Arabia Helping Kingdom’s Aggression on Yemen

US Decreases Staff from Saudi Arabia Helping Kingdom’s Aggression on Yemen

Islam Times - The US has withdrawn from Saudi Arabia its army forces who were helping the oil-rich Arab regime with its aggression against neighboring Yemen, according to US officials.

 
Israeli Regime Supports Terrorists in West Asia: Lebanese Hezbollah

Israeli Regime Supports Terrorists in West Asia: Lebanese Hezbollah

Islam Times - Deputy Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement says the Israeli regime supports terrorists operating in the West Asian region.

2006 War Made Hezbollah Regional Power, Syria Crisis To Make it Intl. One: Nasrallah

2006 War Made Hezbollah Regional Power, Syria Crisis To Make it Intl. One: Nasrallah

Islam Times - The secretary general of Lebanese Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the resistance movement will defeat Israeli regime in any potential war on Lebanon

Israel’s aim during the 33-Day War was to gain dominance over the Islamic Resistance, but with the grace of God, Hezbollah was able to overcome the Zionist.

Lebanese Sunni scholar: Israel fueled war in Syria and Iraq after defeat in 33-Day War

Islam Times - Shaikh Suhayb al-Habli, a Lebanese Sunni scholar and member of the Assembly of Muslim Scholars said that with Israel’s defeat in the July 2006 33-Day War, a new project called ISIL was placed on the agenda of the Israeli and American intelligence services of which the ...

American Institute Blames “Diplomatic Short-sightedness” for Empowering Hezbollah

American Institute Blames “Diplomatic Short-sightedness” for Empowering Hezbollah

Islam Times - The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has published a report in which it blamed the international community’s push for a ceasefire during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, saying the pressure further empowered Hezbollah resistance movement.

 
Turkey

Turkey awaits Iran okay for huge power deal

Islam Times - Iran and Turkey’s Unit International have concluded negotiations on $3 billion of investment to build 5,000 megawatts of power capacity, awaiting the government’s go-ahead in Tehran to seal the deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Cuban capital, Havana, August 22, 2016

Iran’s Zarif meets with Cuban Pres. Castro

Islam Times - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with Cuba’s President Raúl Castro while on the first leg of a six-nation tour of Latin American countries.

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, A Russian Tu-22M3 bomber stands on the tarmac at an airbase near Hamedan, Iran.

Russia may resume Syria operations from Iran airbase: Envoy

Islam Times - The Russian ambassador to Iran says Russia’s Aerospace Forces may resume operations against terrorists in Syria from an Iranian airbase upon a decision by the two countries’ officials.

Iran

Rouhani visits expo displaying Iran air defense achievements

Islam Times - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has paid a visit to a Defense Ministry exhibition showcasing the latest achievements in the air defense industry, including the domestically-built Bavar-373 air defense system.

 
A frame grab shows a youngster carrying out an execution for Daesh.

Saudi child recruiter for Daesh killed in Iraq

Islam Times - A Saudi Arabian operative who recruited children for the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq has reportedly been killed in the northern city of Mosul.

This file photo shows a view of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry building in central Baghdad.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry dismisses claim on assassination plot against Saudi envoy

Islam Times - The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has rejected pro-Saudi media reports about attempts to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Baghdad, a day after a high-ranking Iraqi military official also denied such reports.

Police thwart child bomber attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Police thwart child bomber attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Islam Times - A Kurdish YouTube channel has released footage purportedly showing security forces neutralizing an explosive vest strapped to a young boy in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

How Stances of US, Other Parties Affect Split or Unity of Iraq?

How Stances of US, Other Parties Affect Split or Unity of Iraq?

Islam Times - At the present conditions, the most important question about Iraq is that if the country would keep its sovereign unity in post-ISIS time. Some analysts and officials of involved countries are talking about possibility of partition of Iraq. They suggest that this is ...

 
The file photo shows Turkish soldiers at a position near the Syrian border.

Projectiles from Syria hit Turkey, Ankara fires back

Islam Times - Projectiles have reportedly been fired from inside Syrian territory onto Turkey, prompting Turkish troops to respond in kind.

People carry coffins during a funeral for victims of a terrorist attack on a wedding party that left at least 30 dead in Gaziantep near the Syrian border on August 21, 2016.

Turkey’s shift in foreign policy strategic

Islam Times - An interview with William Jones, Washington Bureau Chief for Executive Intelligence Review, and Jonathan Fryer, an author and broadcaster from London, to discuss the shift in Turkey's foreign policy agenda.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

Let’s set aside differences over Syria: Turkey

Islam Times - Turkey has invited various parties to join in the adoption of a new shared attitude toward the crisis in Syria by setting aside conflicting interests.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey: Ground for bilateral cooperation with Austria has disappeared

Islam Times - Turkey has withdrawn its ambassador to Austria for “consultations” and will start to review relations with the European country, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

 
Pakistani policemen chase activists from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) politicial party during a clash in Karachi on August 22, 2016. Activists of a key political party clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on August 22, leaving at least one man dead and seven others injured.

Pakistani protesters launch deadly attack on TV station in Karachi

Islam Times - At least one person has been killed and several others wounded after supporters of a key political party clashed with police and ransacked a private television station in the southern port city of Karachi.

Indian-Administrated Kashmir

India Rejects Talks with Pakistan over Crisis-Torn Kashmir

Islam Times - India has rejected Pakistan's offer for talks on Jammu and Kashmir, where has been placed under curfew for 40 consecutive day.

Imran Khan leads another huge rally in Islamabad

Imran Khan leads another huge rally in Islamabad

Islam Times - Pakistani political opposition leader Imran Khan has led a rally of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) movement in the capital, Islamabad.

Ex-Pakistani MP: Security establishment’s support for Taliban an open secret

Ex-Pakistani MP: Security establishment’s support for Taliban an open secret

Islam Times - A prominent Pakistani politician and former lawmaker Afrasiab Khattak has said the Pakistani security establishment’s support to the Afghan Taliban is an open secret as he joined several other politicians and critics in slamming the slamming the security establishments ...

 
Aspects of Political Tensions in Afghanistan National Unity Govt.

Aspects of Political Tensions in Afghanistan National Unity Govt.

Islam Times - Afghanistan's Chief Executive of National Unity Government, Abdullah Abdullah, in a meeting with Afghan youth on 11 August 2016, harshly criticized the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.

Largest Province in Afghanistan May Fall to Taliban ‘Any Time’

Largest Province in Afghanistan May Fall to Taliban ‘Any Time’

Islam Times - “There is heavy fighting going on in Helmand where the Taliban militants have resumed their offensive in Hermsar and Lashkar Gah. The situation is changing every hour, but the Taliban controls the southern districts of the province,” Nasima Naiazi said.

Afghanistan was ’Obama’s war’: Trump’s Spokeswoman

Afghanistan was ’Obama’s war’: Trump’s Spokeswoman

Islam Times - Spokeswoman of US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said that Barack Obama was responsible for the invasion of Afghanistan

In Poor Governance Political Crisis Are Inevitable

In Poor Governance Political Crisis Are Inevitable

Islam Times - The decades of war, political crisis and bad governance left Afghanistan politically demobilized, economically depended and population emaciated by poverty, illiteracy, disability and countless disease; however, in 2001 following the topple down of the Taliban Government ...

 
A file photo of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh (C)

Yemen ready to open bases to Russia to fight terrorism: Ex-President Saleh

Islam Times - Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh says the new government in the country is ready to cooperate with Russia against terrorism by allowing Russian access to Yemeni military bases.

Yemeni forces launch missile at a Saudi military base in the kingdom.

Yemenis launch retaliatory attacks on Saudi positions in Najran region

Islam Times - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters have launched fresh retaliatory attacks against Saudi Arabia, targeting military positions with mortar shells in Najran area south of the kingdom.

Stop the War Coalition Extremely Concerned About Worsening HR Situation in Bahrain, Saudi Crimes in Yemen- Exclusive

Stop the War Coalition Extremely Concerned About Worsening HR Situation in Bahrain, Saudi Crimes in Yemen- Exclusive

Islam Times - For the past couple of years, London-based Stop the War Coalition has been very active in promoting humanitarian and human rights demands for causes related to the Middle East and the Arab World.

6 Signals Yemenis’ Mass Rally Sent to World

6 Signals Yemenis’ Mass Rally Sent to World

Islam Times - Yesterday the Yemeni capital Sana'a witnessed the largest popular rally in the history of the modern-day Yemen as millions took to the Al Sabeen Square in the heart of the capital, proving that August 21 wouldn't be recorded a normal day in the Yemeni calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stop Your Citizens from Funding Extremist Organizations: Clinton to US Arab Allies

Stop Your Citizens from Funding Extremist Organizations: Clinton to US Arab Allies

Islam Times - Hillary Clinton calls on US-Arab allies, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, to "stop funding extremist organizations"

Migrant workers at a construction site in Doha, Qatar.

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

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

 
King Abdullah: Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa

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

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

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

Car bomb kills Jordanian soldiers: Army

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

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

’Terror Attack’ Kills 5 Jordan Intelligence Agents

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

Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah swears in new government

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

 
‘Red line’: China warned Japan against joining US freedom of navigation stunts

‘Red line’: China warned Japan against joining US freedom of navigation stunts

Islam Times - Beijing warned Tokyo of a harsh response if it ever crossed a “red line” in deciding to sail with US warships near disputed waters surrounding China’s artificially reclaimed islands under the pretext of the Freedom of Navigation principle, Japanese media reported.

China Knocks at Syria’s Door

China Knocks at Syria’s Door

Islam Times - China has always abstained from involvement in the crises of the West Asia (Middle East) but recent announcements show that the country is ready to emerge from its political Confucianism when it comes to the Syrian conflict

Approaching Dangerous Seas

Approaching Dangerous Seas

Islam Times - A combination of recent events, underpinned by long-running historical strains reaching back more than 60 years, has turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe.

S. Korea MPs Defy President with China Visit

S. Korea MPs Defy President with China Visit

Islam Times - A group of South Korean opposition lawmakers defied President Park Geun-Hye and left for China on Monday to discuss the deployment of a US anti-missile system that has opened a damaging rift between Seoul and Beijing.

 
John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

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

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

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

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

Australia PM declares victory in general elections, vote counting continues

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

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Australian voters fail to give incumbent PM outright majority in embarrassing outcome

Islam Times - A dramatic parliamentary election has failed to produce a clear winner in Australia, raising the prospect of prolonged political and economic instability.

 
 
 
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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, distanced President Buhari from the travails of El-Zakzaky, saying it was purely a matter within the jurisdiction of the Kaduna State government

Buhari must resign; No doubt in complicity of presidency in Zaria Massacre and detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

Islam Times - Following a Press Conference by the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee in Kaduna in which the position of the IMN with regards to the published report and recommendations of the Kaduna State Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI) was made clear, the Presidency swiftly responded ...

Boko Haram; How Muslims of Nigeria View it?

Boko Haram; How Muslims of Nigeria View it?

Islam Times - Boko Haram is an Islamist rebel and takfiri group in northern Nigeria that demands closure of all of the modern schools and implementation of the Sharia law in all of the 36 states of Nigeria.

Zambian presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema of main opposition party United Party for National Development, casts his ballot during the Zambian general elections on August 11, 2016 in Lusaka.

Zambia's opposition candidate leads in presidential vote

Islam Times - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has taken an early lead over President Edgar Lungu in a closely-contested election in the copper-producing but economically-challenged African nation.

Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) stand guard inside their compound in Juba on July 20, 2016.

UN to send 4,000 soldiers to South Sudan despite govt. opposition

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council has authorized the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force to the conflict-hit South Sudan despite Juba’s strong opposition to the move.

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

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

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

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

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

Forces loyal to Libya

Libya forces to launch final assault on Daesh to retake Sirte

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

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

Islam Times - The US has launched anti-ISIS airstrikes in Libyan city of Sirte on Monday, August 1, after the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recommended that the American President orders first air raids at the terrorist group's positions in the North African country.

 
Tunisia

Tunisia extends nationwide state of emergency for another month

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

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jheinawi

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

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

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

Tunisia 'at war' after 53 killed in Takfiri attack

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

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

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

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

 
 
 
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