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Mukhriz Mahathir, son of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad.

Mahathir’s son resigns as state chief amid PM scandal

Islam Times - The son of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has resigned as a state chief minister in what is seen as a move by Prime Minister Najib Razak to eliminate rivals.

Aung San Suu Kyi leads her National League for Democracy (NLD) party into Myanmar’s parliament for the first time on February 1, 2016.

Myanmar house begins new session

Islam Times - Hundreds of newly-elected lawmakers, many of them from Aung Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), have opened a parliamentary session in Myanmar to install a government, after half a century of military-only rule in the Asian country.

An F-15 fighter jet operated by the Japanese Air Force

Japan deploys more F-15s near disputed islands with China

Islam Times - Japan says it has doubled the number of F-15 warplanes stationed in Okinawa Island close to the disputed East China Sea islands.

Indian soldiers stand near the site of a gun battle with militants in the Tanghdar sector, north of Kashmir

Militant commander, two aides shot dead in disputed Kashmir

Islam Times - Indian security forces have shot dead a commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group and two of his associates during an exchange of gunfire in the Indian-administered Kashmir region.

 
A street in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh carries the name of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Saudi citizens call for renaming Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi street in Riyadh

Islam Times - A street bearing the name of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s warlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the Saudi capital Riyadh has made the news after Saudi citizens called for changing the street name.

Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, a spokesman for the Saudi forces waging war on Yemen

Saudi commander: We’re stuck in ‘static war’

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen has ground into a no-win one, says the kingdom’s military which has been pounding the Arab world’s poorest nation for almost a year.

Damage inside a mosque used by members of Saudi special forces is pictured in Abha, southwestern Saudi Arabia, on August 6, 2015.

Saudi to give millions of dollars to citizens who foil terror attacks

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia says it intends to give anyone assisting the government in foiling terrorist attacks seven million riyals ($1.86 million) as a reward.

US Senator Chris Murphy speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill, January 27, 2016.

Saudi funds 24,000 madrassas in Pakistan to spread hatred, terrorism: US senator

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia is funding some 24,000 madrassas (religious schools) in Pakistan through an unleashed “tsunami of money” in order to “export intolerance”, a top American senator says.

 
Lebanese soldiers on board armored vehicle

Lebanon kills senior Daesh figure

Islam Times - The Lebanese army has reportedly killed a senior member of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group during a large-scale operation in the east of the country.

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah delivers a live televised speech, Beirut, January 29, 2016.

Hezbollah denies Iran meddling in Lebanon internal affairs

Islam Times - The secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, has categorically denied accusations that Iran is interfering in the internal affairs of Lebanon, adding that there is no evidence for the allegations.

The captured vulture is seen in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on January 26, 2016.

Lebanese say captured Israeli 'spy' vulture

Islam Times - People in southern Lebanon say they have captured a tagged vulture equipped with an Israeli location transmitter for espionage activities.

Significance of Revenge... Resistance Threatened and Accomplished

Significance of Revenge... Resistance Threatened and Accomplished

Islam Times - The Islamic Resistance has discarded all the Zionist measures and alertness that took off after Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah threatened to avenge for the assassination of martyr leader Samir Kuntar.

 
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets with visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Tehran on February 3, 2016.

Arms, financial supply to terrorists must be blocked: Iran's Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described terrorism as a serious threat to the entire world, including Europe, calling for measures to stop financial and arms supply to terrorists.

A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a meeting of officials from Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna.

US House passes bill restricting removal of Iran sanctions

Islam Times - The US House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at hindering the implementation of Iran’s historical nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier attend a joint press conference in Tehran, February 2, 2016.

Iran wants Saudi to drop hostile policies: Zarif

Islam Times - The Iranian foreign minister says Saudi Arabia must drop its hostile policies against the Islamic Republic.

YouTube blocks the page of Iran’s Al-Alam news channel

Al-Alam says YouTube account blocked under Saudi pressure

Islam Times - Video-sharing website YouTube has reportedly blocked an account belonging to Iranian Arabic-language news network Al-Alam under pressure from Saudi Arabia.

 
Iraqi soldiers, sitting on their armored vehicles, drive towards al-Sijariyah district, east of Anbar’s provincial capital city of Ramadi, on February 2, 2016.

Iraqi army forces inflict heavy losses on Daesh terrorists

Islam Times - More than a hundred members of Daesh Takfiri militant group have been killed when Iraqi government forces carried out a number of clean-up operations against the terrorists across the crisis-stricken Arab country.

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani

Iraqi Kurdish president calls for independence referendum

Islam Times - President of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has called for a non-binding independence referendum.

Iraqi security forces gather near a temporary bridge south of Ramadi, Anbar Province, during a visit by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, December 29, 2015.

Two self-declared Daesh 'governors' killed in Iraq

Islam Times - Two self-declared governors, known as “walis” in Arabic, of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have been killed in separate incidents in Iraq, a report says.

Iraqi families displaced from the areas of Hawija and Hamrin in northern Iraq due to the presence of Takfiri Daesh terrorists arrive in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, August 31, 2015.

Iraq needs $1.56bn to respond to humanitarian crisis

Islam Times - Baghdad said Sunday that Iraq is in need of over USD 1.5 billion in 2016 to give a proper response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the battle against Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the country.

 
A protestor holds a banner with the photo of the founding member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan in Marseille, in southern France, October 17, 2015.

Turkey to try professor for PKK exam question

Islam Times - A Turkish professor has been accused of spreading “terrorist propaganda” by devising an exam question about imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Syrian Kurdish refugee children from the Kobani area carrying a desk into a makeshift school at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border.

Major brands exploiting Syria refugee kids: Charity

Islam Times - A UK charity says Syrian refugee kids have been working in Turkish factories that supply two major European clothes retailers after reports that thousands of refugee children have disappeared in Europe.

The United Nations (UN)’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (L) speaks during a press conference at the UN’s offices in Geneva, February 1, 2016.

UN says Turkey should investigate reports of rescuers being shot

Islam Times - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Ankara to investigate reports that a number of unarmed people trying to attend to the injured victims of clashes in Turkey’s southeast in late January were themselves shot at.

Turkish troops stand guard as Kurdish residents flee after new curfews were imposed in the Sur district of Diyarbakir Province on Jan. 27, 2016.

Cellar deaths highlight plight of Turkey town amid curfew

Islam Times - The deaths of six people holed up in a cellar have drawn global attention to the plight of citizens in Turkish towns which are under a curfew amid clashes between government forces and militants.

 
Pakistan Prime Minister Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan blames US for ‘decades of instability in region’

Islam Times - A senior aide to the Pakistani premier has blamed the US for “decades of instability” in the region, saying Washington’s foreign policies are behind the rise of militant groups, particularly Daesh.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) welcomes Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of their meeting in the capital Riyadh, on January 18, 2016.

Pakistan PM in Riyadh to help ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Islam Times - Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif is in Riyadh on an official visit, which is reportedly aimed at de-escalating recent tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran besides other bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.

Pakistani Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz (R) and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani (L) are seen during a joint press conference in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, December 9, 2015.

Talks to revive Afghanistan peace process open in Islamabad

Islam Times - Pakistan is hosting four-way talks aimed at reviving dialog between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, and eventually ending years of bloodshed in war-torn Afghanistan.

A Pakistani Shia collects placards during an anti-Saudi rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, January 8, 2016.

Protesters slam Pakistan role in Saudi-led coalition

Islam Times - Pakistanis have taken to the streets in Islamabad to express their anger at the government’s decision to join a Saudi-led coalition allegedly set up to counter terrorism.

 
The Taliban terrorist group controls more of Afghanistan than at any time since US troops invaded the country in 2001.

Taliban strongest since US invasion of Afghanistan

Islam Times - More than 14 years into the US invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban terrorist group is stronger than ever, says a US government watchdog.

US Army soldiers on the Pakistan-Afghan border.

US forces to remain in Afghanistan for a very long time: Pentagon official

Islam Times - An official at the US Defense Department says American forces will remain in Afghanistan for “a very long time,” despite a former plan to pull the last American troops out of Afghanistan by year’s end.

Afghans stage a gathering in Kabul to call for the closure of the Guantanamo prison.

Afghans call on US to close notorious Guantanamo prison

Islam Times - Afghan people have staged a protest outside the US embassy in Kabul, urging Washington to immediately close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni

Pakistan to host 4-way talks on Afghan peace process

Islam Times - Representatives of four counties are set to hold negotiations in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad in a bid to resuscitate a stalled reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

 
A Saudi military boat of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Yemeni forces destroy 4 Saudi military boats

Islam Times - Yemeni army forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have destroyed four Saudi military boats in the country’s southwestern waters in retaliation to the relentless Saudi bombardment of the impoverished nation.

Yemenis inspect damaged buildings following a Saudi airstrike in the center of the capital, Sana’a, January 29, 2016.

Al-Qaeda terrorists overrun town in Yemen

Islam Times - Members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group have reportedly wrested control of a town in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah as Saudi Arabia presses ahead with its atrocious military aggression against the crisis-hit country.

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters patrol the streets chanting slogans during a tribal gathering in Sana’a, December 14, 2015.

Blackwater commander in Yemen killed in missile attack

Islam Times - The commander of the infamous US security firm, formerly known as Blackwater, in Yemen and dozens of Riyadh’s mercenaries were killed Saturday in a missile attack by Yemeni forces in Lahij Province.

People pray over the body of Almigdad Mojalli, a freelance Yemeni journalist who was killed in a Saudi airstrike, during his funeral on the outskirts of Sana’a on January 18, 2016.

Nearly 2,300 journos killed in past quarter century, IFJ says

Islam Times - Nearly 2,300 journalists and media staff have been killed in the last 25 years while doing their job, which is reporting on war, revolution, crime and corruption, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says.

 
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Qatar’s emir shakes up cabinet

Islam Times - The Qatari emir has changed as many as seven ministers in the country’s 20-member cabinet and merged some ministries.

Qatari troops heading toward Yemen from Saudi Arabia

Qatari forces cross into Yemen through S Arabia

Islam Times - Around 1,000 Qatari military forces have reportedly joined the Saudi troops in their ground invasion of impoverished Yemen.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Top Russia, US, Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar

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

A picture taken on November 16, 2014 shows workers at a construction site in Doha.

FIFA slammed over migrant workers abuse in Qatar

Islam Times - A prominent campaigning group has criticized soccer's international governing body FIFA for its inaction over the plight of migrant construction workers in Qatar who are busy preparing venues for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf state.

 
Jordan

Jordan to discuss war on Daesh with Russia

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

Jordanian border guards (L) stand behind a table where various devices for first detection of possible chemical or biological weapons materials are displayed for visitors at their headquarters near the city of Zarqa on June 8, 2015.

Jordan unveils border surveillance system

Islam Times - Jordan has unveiled a partially US-funded border surveillance system to secure its borders from any infiltration by terrorists from Iraq and Syria.

Jordanian Interior Minister Hussein al-Majali

Jordanian interior minister resigns over police crackdown

Islam Times - Jordanian Interior Minister Hussein al-Majali has resigned following criticism of a fierce police crackdown in the southern tribal city of Maan, the scene of regular turmoil.

A member of the special operations forces takes part in the 2014

Jordan hosts war games for troops from 18 countries

Islam Times - Thousands of soldiers from 18 countries took part Tuesday in military drills in Jordan jointly overseen by the US army, officials said.

 
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang

US seeking maritime hegemony in South China Sea: Beijing

Islam Times - China says the United States is seeking to establish a maritime hegemony under the pretext of “freedom of navigation” in South China Sea.

USS Curtis Wilbur guided-missile destroyer

US warship conducts operation near China-claimed island

Islam Times - The United States has sent a destroyer sailing near an island claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea, in a move that could highten Washington-Beijing tensions.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L)

Chinese President Xi arrives in Saudi Arabia as part of Mideast tour

Islam Times - Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Saudi Arabia on the first leg of his five-day Middle East tour seeking to bolster relations with major countries in the region.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying

China ‘concerned’ over Mideast tension after Saudi cuts Iran ties

Islam Times - China has voiced concerns over the escalation of tensions in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran, which strongly condemned Riyadh’s execution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

 
Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton

Australia resists pressure to allow refugees in

Islam Times - Australia brushes off demands for the country not to send refugees back to detention camps in remote islands, saying their stay only encourages more asylum seekers to try to reach the country by boat.

An Australian police officer

Police put Sydney schools on lockdown after bomb threats

Islam Times - Australian police have evacuated and locked down a number of schools in the city of Sydney after receiving a bomb threat.

People participate in the “Invasion Day” march in Sydney, Australia, January 26, 2016.

Protests mark ‘Invasion Day’ across Australia

Islam Times - Thousands have marched across Australia to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the so-called First Fleet of British ships in the country more than two centuries ago, and the ensuing massacre of indigenous people.

Queen Elizabeth II looks on during a boat trip around the Mediterranean island of Malta, November 28, 2015.

Australian leaders call for formation of republic

Islam Times - Seven out of the eight Australian state and territory leaders have called for the termination of the British monarchical rule over Australia and the formation of a republic in the country.

 
 
Israeli undercover policemen arrest a Palestinian man (bottom) during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, November 6, 2015.

Israeli military forces arrest at least 17 Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza.

Islam Times - Israeli military forces have abducted at least 17 Palestinians in separate raids across the Palestinian territories....

Israeli border guards detain a Palestinian protester lying on the stretcher during clashes at the main entrance of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 8, 2015.

Israeli forces detained 149 Palestinians in January: Rights group

Islam Times - The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) says Israeli military forces abducted 149 Palestinians,...

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is seen in the courtroom as he waits for the judges at the Supreme Court in al-Quds (Jerusalem) on December 29, 2015.

Ex-Israel premier convicted of impeding justice

Islam Times - An Israeli court has convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is to start serving jail term for bribery,...

Yosef Haim Ben-David (C), the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, sits in a courtroom, Dec. 20, 2015.

Court to decide if Israeli who burnt Palestinian alive is sane

Islam Times - A court in Israel is set to decide if a man who burnt a Palestinian teenager alive is sane enough to face ...

A man stands next to an ambulance outside the Swiss Inn hotel in the Egyptian town of el-Arish, in the Sinai peninsula, following an attack on the hotel by two bombers and a gunman on November 24, 2015.

Bomb explosions leave 4 security forces dead in Egypt

Islam Times - At least 4 members of Egypt’s security forces have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in the country’s ...

Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak attending a Christmas Eve Mass at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt prosecutor appeals against Mubarak sons’ release

Islam Times - The Egyptian prosecutor's office has appealed against a decision to release the two sons of former dictator,...

Egypt, Five Years Later: A Human-rights Catastrophe of America’s Making

Egypt, Five Years Later: A Human-rights Catastrophe of America’s Making

Islam Times - Five years ago this month, thousands of Egyptians filled Tahrir Square and ignited a mass uprising that lasted ...

Egyptian security personnel stand guard at the scene of a bomb blast in the city of Giza, January 21, 2016.

Militant raid kills three, injures four in Egypt’s Sharqia Province

Islam Times - At least three people have lost their lives and four others been injured in a drive-by shooting in Egypt’s ...

 
 
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Nigerian soldiers

Nigeria under fire for Zaria massacre

Islam Times - Authorities in Nigeria have come under fire for not providing the results of an inquiry that was supposed to be conducted into a military massacre of hundreds of Muslims in the northern city of Zaria in December last year.

A view of the headquarters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands

African leaders support pullout from ICC

Islam Times - African leaders have endorsed a proposal by Kenya to push for withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Zimbabwe President and outgoing African Union chairman, Robert Mugabe, addresses the opening ceremony of the 26th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 30, 2016.

Africa nations want permanent Security Council seats: Mugabe

Islam Times - The African Union (AU) has threatened to withdraw from the United Nations if the world body fails to allocate at least two permanent seats at the Security Council to the African nations, Press TV reports.

French troops speaking to a local resident outside Fatima Church in Bangui, the Central African Republic.

EU troops raped kids in Central African Republic: UN

Islam Times - The Untied Nations says European troops deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR) have sexually abused children.

 
Takfiri Daesh militants parade through Sirte, Libya, February 18, 2015.

Daesh big guns moving to Libya, intelligence official says

Islam Times - Top commanders of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group are increasingly moving from Syria and Iraq to Libya, making the crisis-stricken country their safe haven, says a Libyan intelligence official.

Another Fine Mess: NATO’s

Another Fine Mess: NATO’s 'Laurel & Hardy Act' In Libya Not Getting Laughs

Islam Times - Washington and its NATO allies are stepping up more military involvement in this devastated North African country, now experiencing an uptick in terrorist activity, in some kind of macabre reprise of the classic comedy routine.

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on January 5, 2016 shows a petroleum storage tank burning at the Sidra oil terminal in Libya.

Libya oil storage tanks on fire after Daesh attacks

Islam Times - At least five massive oil storage tanks have caught fire in two oil terminals in Libya after attacks by Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

Investigations with Gaddafi’s Son Reveal More Info about Imam Sadr Case

Investigations with Gaddafi’s Son Reveal More Info about Imam Sadr Case

Islam Times - Libyan former leader Moammar Gaddafi’s son, Hannibal, revealed more information about the disappearance of Imam Sayyed Musa Sadr, knowing that he was questioned on Monday at Beirut’s Justice Palace as a key witness in the related case.

 
Protesters face police forces in the city of Ennour, near Kasserine, Tunisia, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Nationwide curfew announced in Tunisia amid protests

Islam Times - Tunisia has imposed a nationwide curfew in response to growing social unrest over unemployment.

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

Tunisian president declares state of emergency over blast

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

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

Tunisia extends state of emergency for 2 months

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

The Tunisian Foreign Ministry building in Tunis

Tunisia restores diplomatic ties with Syria

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

 
 
 
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