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An Israeli soldier arrests a Palestinian child during a protest against the Israeli occupation and settlements in the West Bank.

Palestine committee calls for ending child detentions

Islam Times - At least 1,000 Palestinian children have been detained by Israeli forces since the beginning of the year, ...

Sharon Offered ’Hand of Friendship’ to Dead Saudi King

Sharon Offered ’Hand of Friendship’ to Dead Saudi King

Islam Times - Israeli regime-based Jerusalem Post has revealed a letter sent by former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ...

Lawyer: Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prison face torture, filthy living conditions

Lawyer: Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prison face torture, filthy living conditions

Islam Times - Palestinian prisoners held in Israel’s Etzion prison have been assaulted and tortured, while enduring squalid ...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 30, 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

UN General Assembly becomes battleground of words for Abbas, Netanyahu

Islam Times - The 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly became the scene of tense words regarding the Israeli-...

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

Egypt, Saudi stances on Syria crisis different: Cairo

Islam Times - The Egyptian foreign minister says his country’s attitude toward the ongoing deadly conflict in Syria differs ...

Investigative journalist Hossam Baghat (C) leaves a courtroom at Cairo Criminal Court in Cairo, Egypt, March 24, 2016.

Egypt freezes assets of rights campaigners, NGOs

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has upheld an earlier decision to freeze the assets of five prominent human rights defenders ...

Ahmed Karima, scholar of Cairo-based Islamic law at Al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar Scholar Slams Wahhabis, Says Saudi Forces Killed in Aggression on Yemen Not Martyr

Islam Times - Ahmed Karima, scholar of Islamic law at al-Azhar University, in an exclusive interview with Alwaght news and ...

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for 2 days, 25,000 Gazans still await passage

Egypt opens Rafah crossing for 2 days, 25,000 Gazans still await passage

Islam Times - Egyptian authorities Saturday opened the Rafah crossing between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt for travelers ...

 
 
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate to G20 Summit, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016.

India’s PM vows to isolate Pakistan internationally

Islam Times - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of “exporting terrorism” in response to an attack on an army base that New Delhi blames on Pakistani militants.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 23, 2016.

Going nuclear only way to defend N Korea against US: Pyongyang

Islam Times - North Korea says the sole way to defend itself against the US is “going nuclear,” two weeks after the country conducted its fifth nuclear blast in the face of crippling sanctions.

What Is BRICS Member India Really Up To?

What Is BRICS Member India Really Up To?

Islam Times - You may have never heard of LEMOA. In Global South terms, LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum Agreement) is quite a big thing, signed in late August by Indian Defense Minister Mohan Parrikar and Pentagon supremo Ash Carter.

Uzbekistan New Russia-West Competition Field

Uzbekistan New Russia-West Competition Field

Islam Times - Following death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian president of Uzbekistan, and end of his 25-year rule over the country, a new page of political developments has been opened to the people and elites of the country

 
Kuwait Shiite MP Gets New Jail Term for Insults

Kuwait Shiite MP Gets New Jail Term for Insults

Islam Times - A Kuwaiti court on Thursday sentenced Shiite lawmaker Abdulhameed Dashti to 11 years' jail in absentia for insults against the emirate's ruler and its neighbour Saudi Arabia.

Hajj Pilgrims again Suffered Saudi Arabian Mistreatment: Witnesses

Hajj Pilgrims again Suffered Saudi Arabian Mistreatment: Witnesses

Islam Times - This year the Iranian pilgrims were not allowed to travel to Mecca to perform their Hajj rites. As part of efforts to fan tensions and step up hostilities against Iran, Al Saud regime has used Hajj as an instrument.

Saudi Regime Accuses Iran in Desperate Attempt to Shift Blame

Saudi Regime Accuses Iran in Desperate Attempt to Shift Blame

Islam Times - A desperate Saudi regime facing backlash for its crimes in the region is now trying to shift blame to Iran in an attempt to redeem its battered image globally

Muslim pilgrims prepare themselves for Friday prayers in front of the Ka’aba, Islam

Nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims detained in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - A Bahraini human rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine Shia Bahraini Muslims in the kingdom after they had performed Hajj rituals, refusing to provide any information about the charges leveled against them.

 
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks during a ceremony in the south Lebanon village of Kawthariyat al-Siyad, Sept. 4, 2016.

Takfiri plot against region doomed to fail: Hezbollah

Islam Times - Hezbollah deputy head Sheikh Naim Qassem has hailed recent victories by the Syrian government and its allies against Daesh, saying that there is no place for the Takfiri group in the Middle East.

A first in the history of international courts.

Hague-Based Court Fines Pro-Hezbollah Newspaper, Al-Akhbar

Islam Times - The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon fined pro-Hezbollah newspaper al-Akhbar 26,000 euros on Monday for knowingly and wilfully interfering with the administration of justice.

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

 
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Saudis sees legitimacy tied to US support: Iran FM

Islam Times - Iran’s foreign minister says the Al Saud regime is doing everything to keep the support of the United States as the kingdom sees its existence tied to such patronage.

Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN)

Saudi Arabia should account for Mina tragedy: Iran

Islam Times - Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says Saudi Arabia has been refusing to conduct a responsible, thoroughgoing, and transparent investigation into the deadly crush that occurred during Hajj rituals last year.

Iran not interested in any provocation with US: Zarif

Iran not interested in any provocation with US: Zarif

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is not interested in “any provocation” whatsoever with the United States despite having nearly four decades of difficulty with the country.

Iran warns off American U2 spy plane: Commander

Iran warns off American U2 spy plane: Commander

Islam Times - A senior Iranian commander says the country’s air defense forces have warned off an American U2 spy plane trying to fly over Iran’s borders.

 
US Using Phosphorous Bomb in Iraq

US Using Phosphorous Bomb in Iraq

Islam Times - The US army uses the indiscriminate white phosphorous bombs in Iraq, capable of causing horrific injuries to civilians.

Abadi urges Turkish troops to leave Iraq soil

Abadi urges Turkish troops to leave Iraq soil

Islam Times - The Iraqi prime minister has renewed the call for Turkish troops deployed in the country since last year to withdraw as they complicate the battle to retake the northern Daesh stronghold of Mosul.

Daesh Takfiri elements

US sources say Daesh resorted to chemical attack in Iraq

Islam Times - Daesh Takfiri terrorists have launched a chemical attack against an air base in northern Iraq, US officials say.

Overview of Iraqi General Elections

Overview of Iraqi General Elections

Islam Times - The fourth Iraqi provincial and parliamentary elections will be held respectively in early 2017 and 2018. Since approval of new Iraqi constitution in 2005 up to now three parliamentary elections were held in 2006, 2010, and 2014. And during this time three rounds of ...

 
Turkey’s 4 Security Challenges in Iraq

Turkey’s 4 Security Challenges in Iraq

Islam Times - The current problems between Iraq and Turkey have their own historical roots. The 2003 US invasion of Iraq has created special conditions for longstanding Iraq-Turkey problems.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim

Turkey’s AKP in search of consensus on new charter: PM

Islam Times - The leader of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) says he is looking forward to meeting with the heads of the main opposition groups to discuss changes in the constitution.

Turkish Crackdown on Teachers Leaves 28000 Fired

Turkish Crackdown on Teachers Leaves 28000 Fired

Islam Times - Ankara continues its crackdown on teachers despite a huge shortage in the educating staff after firing and suspending thousands of them.

A bomb disposal expert examines a bag in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara on September 21, 2016.

Israeli mission in Turkey attacked, suspect shot

Islam Times - Two assailants have carried out an attack against the Israeli embassy in Ankara, with police shooting and capturing a suspect.

 
Rising Tensions; Possible India-Pakistan War Outlook

Rising Tensions; Possible India-Pakistan War Outlook

Islam Times - The Indian analysts and experts believe that once a war sparks between India and Pakistan, New Delhi and Islamabad cannot fight more than 18 days.

Indian Home Affairs Minister, Rajnath Singh

India Blames Pakistan for Deadly Attack in Kashmir

Islam Times - The Indian Home Affairs Minister blamed Pakistan for supporting the deadly attack by the armed rebels on one of his army posts in Kashmir.

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack that Killed 25 Pakistani while Praying

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Suicide Attack that Killed 25 Pakistani while Praying

Islam Times - Over two dozen Pakistani people have been killed and 30 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the veranda of the mosque during Friday prayers.

Tahir ul-Qadri Movement; Third Way Project of Pakistan Army

Tahir ul-Qadri Movement; Third Way Project of Pakistan Army

Islam Times - In the beginning of 2013 and towards the end of 2014, Tahir ul-Qadri led the anti-government protests. He stated that by these starting protests, he was aiming to carry out a revolution in Pakistan. After a few months of sit-ins and marches, in September of 2014 he ...

 
The Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danesh

Recent Kabul attacks organized inside Pakistan, says Afghan Vice President

Islam Times - The Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danesh said the recent attacks in Kabul by the Taliban group and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were organized from inside Pakistan.

Hekmatyar’s party close to final declaration on peace deal with govt

Hekmatyar’s party close to final declaration on peace deal with govt

Islam Times - Sources close to Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have said the party is close to a final declaration on peace deal with the Afghan government.

The Politics of “the Good” and ‘the Bad” Taliban

The Politics of “the Good” and ‘the Bad” Taliban

Islam Times - Ever since President Ashraf Ghani has assumed office about two years ago, Afghan-Pak relations have witnessed many ups and downs.

The One Trillion Dollar War - Nothing To Show For It

The One Trillion Dollar War - Nothing To Show For It

Islam Times - We have become so accustomed to war we don’t even bother to discuss it anymore. The war in Afghanistan has dragged on for almost 15 years, and it is no longer mentioned or discussed on corporate news.

 
Yemeni Residential Area Hit by Saudi Warplanes

180 Civilians Killed in Yemen Last Month: UN

Islam Times - The Saudi war against Yemen has cost the lives of 180 civilians during August, the UN Human Rights Commissioner said on Friday.

The undated picture by Saudi Press Agency shows Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman inspecting a drone during visit to forces in the kingdom’s northern border.

Yemen shoots down Saudi spy aircraft

Islam Times - Yemeni armed forces have shot down a Saudi unmanned aerial vehicle on an espionage mission in the country’s airspace, media reports say.

Yemeni Central Bank Relocation to Aden; Constitutionality, Motivation, Implementation

Yemeni Central Bank Relocation to Aden; Constitutionality, Motivation, Implementation

Islam Times - Now that all of the political and military trump cards have ended on the ground, it appears that the Saudi war on Yemen is taking an economic face.

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement

Saudi Arabia Targets Stability of Muslim Countries: Al-Houthi

Islam Times - The leader of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia is targeting the stability of Muslims in all Islamic countries.

 
Can Qatar Reduce Iran, Saudi Tensions?

Can Qatar Reduce Iran, Saudi Tensions?

Islam Times - Qatar’s emir recently telephoned the Iranian president in what has been interpreted as an attempt by the Persian Gulf State to reduce tensions between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. to Approve Sales of Boeing Fighters to Qatar & Kuwait, Bahrain Remain Under Consideration

U.S. to Approve Sales of Boeing Fighters to Qatar & Kuwait, Bahrain Remain Under Consideration

Islam Times - The United States is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying U.S. lawmakers as early as next week, four U.S.- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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.

 
Jordanians Cast Their Vote

Jordan Holds Elections as Islamic Party Returns After Decade

Islam Times - Jordan opens its parliamentary elections on Tuesday as the opposition Islamic Action Front (IAF) is rejoining competitions after almost a decade.

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.

 
Russia, China continue joint drill in disputed sea

Russia, China continue joint drill in disputed sea

Islam Times - The Chinese and Russian navies have conducted new joint maritime operations as part of the eight-day exercises that kicked off earlier in the disputed South China Sea.

Russia, China put on a show of strength in South China Sea

Russia, China put on a show of strength in South China Sea

Islam Times - Russia and China have commenced the active phase of their joint eight-day naval drills in the disputed South China Sea amid tensions with the US, which is expanding its military presence in the region.

China, Russia launch South China Sea naval wargames

China, Russia launch South China Sea naval wargames

Islam Times - China and Russia have launched eight-day joint naval wargames in the disputed South China Sea amid tensions with the US which is expanding its military presence in the region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hand with British Prime Minister Theresa May before their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in the Chinses city of Hangzhou on September 5, 2016.

China president urges ‘appropriate’ handling of disputes with UK

Islam Times - China’s president has called for an “appropriate” handling of disputes with the UK amid diplomatic tensions between the two sides over the new British premier’s decision to postpone a Beijing-backed nuclear power plant project.

 
Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Islam Times - The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its interest in the human rights situation in Bahrain and its wish that Bahrain maintain its commitment to achieving concrete political reform based on respect for the legitimate rights and aspirations of all its ...

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.

 
 
 
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Gabon opposition leader rejects defeat in presidential election

Islam Times - Gabonese opposition leader Jean Ping has vowed not to abandon his pursuit of presidency soon after the Constitutional Court upheld the narrow victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo in last month’s presidential election and dismissed Ping’s appeal.

Nigeria Police Crack Down Rally by Shiite Muslims

Nigeria Police Crack Down Rally by Shiite Muslims

Islam Times - Nigerian police have attacked on Thursday minority Shiite Muslims who took to streets of Abuja, capital city of Nigeria, demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

African heads of state pose for an African Union family portrait at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 30, 2016.

Morocco requests return to AU after 4 decades of absence

Islam Times - Moroocco has made an official request to join the African Union (AU) again more than four decades after leaving the pan-African bloc in protest at Western Sahara’s membership.

ISIS, Opportunity in North Africa

ISIS, Opportunity in North Africa

Islam Times - Regarding increased ISIS’ defeats in Syria and Iraq and the fact that in the not too distant future bases of the terrorist group are going to be in their most vulnerable position since 2014, a question arises that has ISIS any plan to relocate into another place in ...

 
A general view of pipelines at the Zueitina oil terminal in Zueitina, west of Benghazi, Libya. on April 7, 2014.

Western powers urge Haftar forces to withdraw from seized oil ports

Islam Times - Western powers have called on forces loyal to Libya’s powerful general, Khalifa Haftar, to leave the oil ports they have seized from the country’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

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.

 
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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