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2 Palestinians die of wounds as al-Aqsa tensions escalate

2 Palestinians die of wounds as al-Aqsa tensions escalate

Islam Times - Two Palestinian teenagers have succumbed to their injuries sustained in a fresh wave of tensions over Israel’s ...

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside Lions

Egypt, France, Sweden call for UNSC meeting over al-Quds tensions

Islam Times - Egypt, France, and Sweden has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting over the recent escalation ...

Israeli Regime Crackdown on Palestinian Protesters Kills 3, Injures 100s

Israeli Regime Crackdown on Palestinian Protesters Kills 3, Injures 100s

Islam Times - At least three Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured protesting against Israeli regime's security ...

Palestinian Authority freezes all contacts with Israel over al-Aqsa restrictions

Palestinian Authority freezes all contacts with Israel over al-Aqsa restrictions

Islam Times - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will suspend all contacts with Israel until it puts an end to ...

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C) rides a vehicle with senior Arab leaders and members of the Egyptian military at the opening of the Mohamed Naguib military base at El Hammam City in the North Coast, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt, July 22, 2017 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. (Photo by Reuters)

Egypt opens sprawling military camp, says largest in Middle East

Islam Times - Egypt has opened a sprawling military base in the northwest of the country, which officials claim is the largest ...

Cairo Court Sentences 28 to Death, 15 to Life in Prison

Cairo Court Sentences 28 to Death, 15 to Life in Prison

Islam Times - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people on alleged charge of killing the country's top ...

26 Egyptian Troops Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack Claimed by ISIS

26 Egyptian Troops Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack Claimed by ISIS

Islam Times - At least 26 Egyptian troops including a colonel were killed in a terrorist attack claimed by ISIS terrorists ...

Egypt’s Parliament Extends State of Emergency amid Crackdown

Egypt’s Parliament Extends State of Emergency amid Crackdown

Islam Times - Egypt’s rubberstamp parliament approved on Tuesday the extension of the current emergency state for an additional ...

 
 
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Philippines President Duterte Vows Never to Visit Lousy America

Philippines President Duterte Vows Never to Visit Lousy America

Islam Times - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.

Shiites Subjected to Strains, Abuses in Azerbaijan

Shiites Subjected to Strains, Abuses in Azerbaijan

Islam Times - After Iran, Azerbaijan is the second country with the largest Shiite Muslim population in the world. The country is home to a diversity of minorities as Sunni Muslims, Bahais, Wahhabis, and Jews. However, the Shiites remain accounting for nearly 85 percent of the population ...

People stand next to the bullet-riddled vehicle in which some members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were targeted by gunmen, in the town of Aracan, on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippines, July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Duterte threatens to end talks with communist rebels after raid

Islam Times - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end peace talks with communist rebels following an ambush attack on his military bodyguards, which killed one and injured five.

India-China Tensions Rise over Disputed Himalayan Territory

India-China Tensions Rise over Disputed Himalayan Territory

Islam Times - China has reiterated its calls on India to withdraw troops from a disputed territory in the Himalayan Mountains amid rising tensions between the two nuclear powers.

 
Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (L), and the man he is believed to have ousted, Mohammed bin Nayef

EX-Saudi Crown Prince Dismissed over Addiction

Islam Times - Sources close to Saudi Royal family that the kingdom's former crown prince was ousted because of his drug addiction.

Oil-dependent Saudi Economy Grappling with Deficit

Oil-dependent Saudi Economy Grappling with Deficit

Islam Times - The proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia are the second largest in the world and the Persian Gulf country stand as the world’s biggest oil exporter.

Fresh Details Emerge on Saudi Arabia Palace Coup

Fresh Details Emerge on Saudi Arabia Palace Coup

Islam Times - Fresh details have emerged on the palace coup in Saudi Arabia that led to the ouster of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.

Saudi Regime Blocks UN Aid Flight to Yemen

Saudi Regime Blocks UN Aid Flight to Yemen

Islam Times - The Saudi regime leading an aggression on Yemen has blocked a UN flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling to the capital Sanaa on Tuesday because three international journalists were also aboard.

 
Hezbollah fighters retake 2 key Arsal areas, kill dozens of terrorists

Hezbollah fighters retake 2 key Arsal areas, kill dozens of terrorists

Islam Times - Fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement have managed to reclaim control over two strategic areas in the highlands of Arsal on the Syrian border, killing dozens of Takfiri elements operating in the region.

Hezbollah Leader Hails Historical Mosul Victory, Says US Created ISIS

Hezbollah Leader Hails Historical Mosul Victory, Says US Created ISIS

Islam Times - leader of lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement hailed Iraqi forces victory in Mosul as historical adding that the US created ISIS terrorist group and allowed some regional regimes to fund the Takfiri gang.

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Lebanese Forces Arrest ISIS Terrorists in Arsal Operation

Islam Times - Lebanese forces have arrested some 350 people, including members of the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group, during raids on Syrian refugee camps in the northeastern border town of Arsal.

Lebanese soldiers patrol near the site of bomb attacks in the Christian village of Qaa, on the border with Syria, June 28, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)

Lebanon nabs 7 suspected Daesh-linked terrorists, dismantles terror network

Islam Times - Lebanese authorities have arrested seven suspected terrorists affiliated with the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, destroyed their terror network and foiled a number of planned mass attacks.

 
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, speaks during a meeting with China

US violation of nuclear deal won’t go unanswered: Iran official

Islam Times - A senior official says Iran will respond to any failure on the part of the US to meet its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement, to which Washington is a signatory.

Iran Starts Producing Sayyad (Hunter) 3 Air Defense Missiles

Iran Starts Producing Sayyad (Hunter) 3 Air Defense Missiles

Islam Times - Iran has launched the mass production line of the domestically-developed Sayyad (Hunter) 3 air defense missile.

Iran Summons Kuwait’s Envoy Amid Diplomatic Row

Iran Summons Kuwait’s Envoy Amid Diplomatic Row

Islam Times - Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Kuwait’s charge d’affaires in Tehran for “some explanations” after the country ordered Iran’s ambassador to leave.

IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’afari

Imposing Sanctions on IRGC to Result in Dire Consequence for US: Cmdr.

Islam Times - The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says any move by the US to designate the armed force as a terrorist organization will have dire consequence for Washington.

 
A displaced Iraqi woman whose family members are accused of being Daesh members sits under a tent at the Jadaah camp on the outskirts of al-Qayyarah, south Mosul, July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Four German women among 26 foreigners arrested in Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi officials say 26 foreigners, including four German women, have been arrested in the northern city of Mosul, which used to serve as the Daesh terrorist group’s last stronghold.

Iraqi PM Says PMU Crucial in Country’s Security

Iraqi PM Says PMU Crucial in Country’s Security

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has praised the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) as the “integral” part of his country’s security system.

Nouri al Maliki

Iraqi VP Maliki Reiterates US not Involved in Mosul Victory

Islam Times - Iraqi Vice President, Nouri Al-Maliki said the victory over ISIS terrorists in Mosul was an achievement of the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Units, not of the United States.

Iraqi Forces Brace for Tal Afar Recapture after Mosul Triumph

Iraqi Forces Brace for Tal Afar Recapture after Mosul Triumph

Islam Times - Days after Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, Iraqi troops are now on the Tal Afar gates as part of their ongoing campaign to clear the whole country from the terrorist group.

 
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo by AFP)

President Erdogan criticizes statements by German officials

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly criticized statements by German officials aimed at scaring off financiers interested in investing in his country.

Turkey Sends More Troops to Qatar

Turkey Sends More Troops to Qatar

Islam Times - Turkey has announced it will continue to build up its military presence in Qatar despite the demands by Saudi-led regimes that Doha cease such cooperation.

An Amnesty member takes part in a mock arrest in front of the Turkish embassy to protest against the detention of the head of Amnesty International in Turkey, in Brussels, Belgium, on June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Amnesty slams Turkey for keeping six rights activists in custody

Islam Times - Amnesty International slams Ankara for keeping six rights activists, including the director of its Turkey branch, in pre-trial custody on terror-related charges, saying the move shows “truth and justice have become total strangers” in the country.

Erdogan caps patriotic binge with statue event

Erdogan caps patriotic binge with statue event

Islam Times - Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a memorial statue honoring those killed during the country’s failed July 15, 2016 coup on the first anniversary of the event.

 
Pakistan’s former military chief General Raheel Sharif

Pakistani Senators Object Country’s Ex-Army Chief Heading Saudi Alliance

Islam Times - Pakistani Senators have raised objections over the role of former army chief Raheel Sharif in a Saudi-led military alliance which is yet to take formal shape.

Taliban Threat or Opportunity for Pakistan?

Taliban Threat or Opportunity for Pakistan?

Islam Times - Invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet army in the 1980s ushered in rise of radical Islamist groups that later played an active role in regional developments.

Pakistanis Rally in Solidarity with Kashmiris, Protest US Blacklisting Separatist Leader

Pakistanis Rally in Solidarity with Kashmiris, Protest US Blacklisting Separatist Leader

Islam Times - Pakistanis have heled a mass rally in solidarity with people of Indian-controlled Kashmir, censuring a decision by the US to blacklist a popular Kashmiri leader.

Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria

Pakistan Welcomes Statement by Iran’s Leader on Kashmir

Islam Times - Pakistan on Thursday welcomed a statement by the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution on Kashmir wherein he asked his country's judiciary to pursue the Kashmir cause.

 
US Airstrike Kills 16 Police Officers in Southern Afghanistan

US Airstrike Kills 16 Police Officers in Southern Afghanistan

Islam Times - A US air strike has killed on Friday at least 16 afghan police in southern province of Helmand.

Status of Factions of Taliban in Afghanistan

Status of Factions of Taliban in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghanistan internal circles' debate over whether to admit the Taliban militant group to the country’s official political scene has often proved heated and controversial.

Record Number of Civilians Killed in Afghan Conflict: UN

Record Number of Civilians Killed in Afghan Conflict: UN

Islam Times - Over 1,662 civilians have been killed in Afghanistan and another 3,500 injured in the first half of 2017, a United Nations agency announced on Monday.

ISIS Ringleader in Afghanistan Killed

ISIS Ringleader in Afghanistan Killed

Islam Times - ISIS terrorist group ringleader in Afghanistan was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week.

 
Wolfgang Jamann (C), the secretary-general and CEO of CARE International, gives a press conference in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, July 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

CARE: Yemen situation 'an absolute shame on humanity'

Islam Times - International humanitarian agency CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) has voiced alarm at the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, calling the situation a "shame on humanity".

This photo provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s operations command shows solid propellant and Scud-type Borkan-2 (Volcano-2) missiles.

Yemen targets Saudi oil refinery with ballistic missile

Islam Times - Fighters of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement have launched a retaliatory ballistic missile attack on a Saudi oil facility in the kingdom’s western Yababu province.

UN Blames Saudi-Led Forces for Killing Civilians in Yemen

UN Blames Saudi-Led Forces for Killing Civilians in Yemen

Islam Times - The United Nations has blamed a Saudi-led forces for a deadly air strike on civilians in Yemen this week, saying there were no military targets in the area hit.

US Using Terrorism to Completely Control West Asia: Ansarullah Leader

US Using Terrorism to Completely Control West Asia: Ansarullah Leader

Islam Times - Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah says the so-called campaign against terrorism led by the US is a plot to exercise complete control over West Asia (Middle East) region.

 
Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash

UAE, Saudi Arabia reject Qatari emir's call for dialog

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates has rejected a Qatari call for dialog, saying Doha has to change its policies before before talks could take place to lift a Saudi-led blockade of the Persian Gulf Arab state.

Qatar’s Emir Issues Demands to End Dispute with Saudi-Led Regimes

Qatar’s Emir Issues Demands to End Dispute with Saudi-Led Regimes

Islam Times - Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says mutual respect for Qatar’s sovereignty and respectful dialogue are critical if the Saudi-led regimes wish to resolve the ongoing crisis.

UAE Planned, Executed Hacking of Qatari Media Outlets

UAE Planned, Executed Hacking of Qatari Media Outlets

Islam Times - Qatar's Ministry of Interior says experts now have evidence showing that the cyber-attack on the country's official media originated from the United Arab Emirates.

Foreign ministers from a Saudi-led bloc of countries (R) meet in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on July 5, 2017, to discuss the Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis with Qatar. (Photo by AFP)

Blockaders present Qatar with new demands list

Islam Times - The Saudi-led bloc of countries, which have blockaded Qatar, have come up with a new list of demands from Doha, backing down from an original 13-point litany.

 
Jordan’s Policy on Syrian Crisis

Jordan’s Policy on Syrian Crisis

Islam Times - When the Ottoman Empire collapsed in early 20th century and Sykes-Picot agreement ensued, Jordan went under rule of the Britain.

Jordanians protest Israel’s shutdown of al-Aqsa

Jordanians protest Israel’s shutdown of al-Aqsa

Islam Times - Some 1,000 Jordanians have held a demonstration to vent their anger at Israel’s closure of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound to Muslim worshippers following a deadly gunfight at the holy site.

US troops in Jordan

Jordan rules out terrorism in death of 3 US troops

Islam Times - A court in Jordan has announced that the death of three US troops in the country was not related to terrorism.

Jordan Abandons Idea of Invading Syria

Jordan Abandons Idea of Invading Syria

Islam Times - Jordan has officially withdrawn from invading Syria and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Royal Jordanian Army, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Abdel Halim Fraihat, officially announced that Jordanian Armed Forces do not have any presence within the Syrian ...

 
Russia, China navies to conduct joint drills in Baltic Sea

Russia, China navies to conduct joint drills in Baltic Sea

Islam Times - Russia and China are set to conduct joint naval drills featuring military aircraft and warships from both sides, including one of Beijing’s most advanced destroyers.

People attend a candlelight march for the late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Hong Kong, July 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Hong Kong rally held to remember Chinese dissident

Islam Times - Thousands of people have staged a march in Hong Kong to remember the late Chinese dissident and Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

China’s Military Base in Africa to Counterbalance Japan, US?

China’s Military Base in Africa to Counterbalance Japan, US?

Islam Times - Chinese has dispatched warships to the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti on the strategic Horn of Africa.

Russia-China Alliance Is Real

Russia-China Alliance Is Real

Islam Times - Top Russian and Chinese leaders are heralding how their ties have improved in recent years. This is not wishful thinking and there is ample substance behind the rhetoric.

 
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (photo by AFP)

Australia demands answers on US police killing of national

Islam Times - Australia has demanded explanation from the United States on the fatal shooting of an Australian national by a police officer in the American city of Minneapolis over the weekend.

An Anti-Islam Protest in Australia

Hijab Wearing Women Main Target of Islamophobia in Australia

Islam Times - Muslim women in Australia are bearing the brunt of Islamophobia as they are often targeted in public with their children, new research suggests.

Australia Spying on China

Australia Spying on China

Islam Times - Australia spies on China and steals its technology, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday.

This US Navy photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 20, 2016. (Via AFP)

Australia resumes aerial missions over Syria

Islam Times - Australia has resumed aerial missions over Syria two days after it suspended them amid rising tensions between a US-led coalition and the Russian military in the Arab country.

 
 
 
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Sudan Sanctions Case Reflects US Failure to Keep Commitments

Sudan Sanctions Case Reflects US Failure to Keep Commitments

Islam Times - In the 1970s, the US imposed sanctions on Sudan under the excuse of human rights violations and supporting terrorism.

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky

Nigeria in New Plot to Assassinate Sheikh Zakzaky: IMN

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has revealed a plot to assassinate the movement's incarcerated leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Saudi Ambassador to Algeria Sami Bin Abdullah Al-Saleh

Outrage in Algeria after Saudi Envoy Calls Hamas ‘Terrorist’ Movement

Islam Times - Saudi regime’s ambassador to Algeria, has caused anger after describing Palestinian Hamas resistance movement as “terrorist”.

14 Killed, 30 Injured after Terrorist Attack in Cameron

14 Killed, 30 Injured after Terrorist Attack in Cameron

Islam Times - At least 14 were killed were killed and over 30 were injured in northeastern Cameroon after two suicide bombers blew themselves up on Wednesday evening, security sources said suggesting that the deadly attack was likely carried out by Boko Haram terrorists.

 
Body bags are seen on the ground after being pulled from under the rubble by the Libyan Red Crescent following clashes in Sirte, Libya, on December 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Corpses of foreign Daesh members await repatriation from Libya: Officials

Islam Times - Libyan officials say hundreds of corpses belonging to foreign members of Daesh remain in the country months after the Takfiri terrorist group’s defeat in the coastal city of Sirte.

An Armed Rebel Kicks a Ball near Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound (23 August 2011)

Libya Burning: Domestic Conflict, Foreign Interventions, Terrorism

Islam Times - With its size of about 1.8 million square meters and a population of nearly 6 million, Libya is a resource-rich country that attracts attention of other energy-conscious countries.

US May Escalate Involvement in Libya

US May Escalate Involvement in Libya

Islam Times - US officials familiar with the situation say that the Trump Administration is likely to announce a dramatic “ramping up” of US involvement in Libya, appointing a new US ambassador, and setting up a permanent US military presence in the nation.

Backing another Strongman in Libya

Backing another Strongman in Libya

Islam Times - Radio Sputnik contributor, Vladimir Bychkov said that it appears that Brussels is about to pin its hopes on Libyan National Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has recently liberated Benghazi from Islamists, and in contrast to other Libyan "leaders", Haftar has real power....

 
Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

Islam Times - Tunisia is deploying the army to protect phosphate, gas and oil production facilities after protests aimed at disrupting output broke out in the south of the country.

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

Islam Times - Two ISIS terrorists have been killed in clashes with Tunisian security forces in the central town of Sidi Bouzid on Sunday.

Tunisia Renews State of Emergency amid ISIS Threat

Tunisia Renews State of Emergency amid ISIS Threat

Islam Times - Tunisia has renewed a state of emergency in place since a 2015 terrorists attack amid an increasing threat posed by ISIS terrorists returning from Syria and Iraq.

Tunisian police officers are seen on the outskirts of Ben Guerdane, southern Tunisia, March 8, 2016.

Tunisians demonstrate against return of militant compatriots

Islam Times - Hundreds of people have protested in Tunisia to express their strong dissent against the return of their compatriots who had fought alongside Takfiri terrorists abroad.

 
 
 
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