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N Korea leader calls on army to ‘prepare for war’

Islam Times - North Korean leader has called on his country's army to strengthen its preparedness for a possible military confrontation with the US and its allies amid what is called security threats ahead of the annual joint US-South Korea war games described by Pyongyang as provocative....

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd R) at UAE’s International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi February 24, 2015.

UAE denies arms sales to Ukraine despite Kiev's confirmation

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied reports of selling military supplies to Ukraine despite earlier statements by senior Ukrainian officials confirming an arms deal with the UAE.

UAE’s Jets Target ISIL-held Oil Refineries

UAE’s Jets Target ISIL-held Oil Refineries

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates' F-16 fighter jets have hit oil refineries controlled by the ISIL terror group, state media reports.

Malaysia’s top court upholds opposition leader’s sentence

Malaysia’s top court upholds opposition leader’s sentence

Islam Times - Malaysia’s top court has upheld the conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim over sodomy charges, dismissing his appeal against the case.

 
New Saudi king’s policy on Palestine

New Saudi king’s policy on Palestine

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s policy on Palestine has been half-hearted at best and complicit in Israel’s crimes at worst.

New king, new times: What Salman

New king, new times: What Salman's cabinet reshuffle means

Islam Times - With a new king on the throne, and new faces being introduced in the cabinet, there is nervousness within political circles over how these changing times and faces in Saudi Arabia are going to translate for the region.

Saudi Arabia ‘advancing US imperialism’

Saudi Arabia ‘advancing US imperialism’

Islam Times - US President Barack Obama has “embraced” the Wahhabi agenda of Saudi Arabia, a country that is tasked with advancing American imperialism in the region, a peace activist in California says.

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

Saudis seek greater US role in Mideast as Obama visits

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

 
Lebanese Army Heavily Deploys on Outskirts of Ras Baalbek

Lebanese Army Heavily Deploys on Outskirts of Ras Baalbek

Islam Times - The Lebanese Army carried out an operation at dawn on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Arsal using rocket artillery, heavy and medium weapons to protect its posts near the border and reduce infiltration operations by militant groups.

From Lebanon to Afghanistan, Sayyed Abbas: the Leader, the Fighter, the Martyr

From Lebanon to Afghanistan, Sayyed Abbas: the Leader, the Fighter, the Martyr

Islam Times - History of the Islamic Resistance of Lebanon proves that great leaders of Hezbollah had spared nothing for the sake of their cause. Neither did they save their time nor their money, sons and souls.

Sayyed Nasrallah to those Who Criticize Hezbollah on Syria Fight: Join Us

Sayyed Nasrallah to those Who Criticize Hezbollah on Syria Fight: Join Us

Islam Times - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called on Monday for those who urge Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria to join the party in its fight against Takfiri terrorists in Syria, Iraq and everywhere as the terrorists set Mecca and Medina their main target.

Sayyed Nasrallah Urges Crowds to Refrain from Shooting in Air during His Speech

Sayyed Nasrallah Urges Crowds to Refrain from Shooting in Air during His Speech

Islam Times - Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah urged the resistance crowds to refrain from shooting in the air during his speech which is planned on Monday during the commemoration of the Martyred Leaders Day.

 
Iran Starts ’Great Prophet - 9’ Drills in Persian Gulf

Iran Starts ’Great Prophet - 9’ Drills in Persian Gulf

Islam Times - The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps started massive military drills named "Great Prophet Mohammad the Messenger of Allah 9" Wednesday morning in the Strait of Hormuz in Larak Island, Persian Gulf, Mehr news agency reported.

Sayyari: Iran’s Warships Equipped with Hi-Tech Systems, Ready to Face any Threat

Sayyari: Iran’s Warships Equipped with Hi-Tech Systems, Ready to Face any Threat

Islam Times - Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Iran's warships have been equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, adding that the home-made destroyer, 'Damavand', will join the country's Caspian fleet in March.

Mossad Admits: Iran Not Performing Activity Necessary to Produce Bomb

Mossad Admits: Iran Not Performing Activity Necessary to Produce Bomb

Islam Times - Less than a month after Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised his cartoon drawing on Iran's nuclear bomb at the United Nations in October 2012, the Zionist intelligence service expressed beliefs that "Iran at this stage is not performing the activity necessary ...

Russia Mulls Offering Iran S-400 Sophisticated Rocketry System

Russia Mulls Offering Iran S-400 Sophisticated Rocketry System

Islam Times - A Russian military source reported that Moscow is mulling the option of offering Tehran S-400 sophisticated system as an alternative in case the latter rejected Antey-2500 system which was suggested by Russia to replace S-300, according to RT.

 
Iraqi police march in a ceremony marking the police forces 93nd anniversary in the capital Baghdad on January 8, 2015.

ISIL reportedly shoots dead 32 Iraqi police, helpers

Islam Times - The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have executed 32 members of Iraqi police and their allied forces in the western part of the Arab country.

American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper

American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper

Islam Times - Chris Kyle's story is now enshrined in celluloid, taking over $300 million at the box office, but the Islamic Army in Iraq also had its legend, "Juba" – the Baghdad Sniper.

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Iraqi Kurdistan's Texas oil tanker unloads in Israel

Islam Times - An oil tanker from Iraqi Kurdistan that was blocked for months from unloading in Texas by a Baghdad legal challenge has sailed back to the Mediterranean and delivered its cargo to Israel, according to trading sources and ship-tracking data.

HRW: Iraqi Kurds Bar Displaced Arabs from Returning Home

HRW: Iraqi Kurds Bar Displaced Arabs from Returning Home

Islam Times - Iraqi Kurdish forces blocked displaced Arabs from returning to their homes in disputed territories that Kurdish regional authorities and Iraq’s central government stake claim, a human rights watchdog said Thursday.

 
Fighting ISIL Not Priority for Turkey: US Spy Chief

Fighting ISIL Not Priority for Turkey: US Spy Chief

Islam Times - Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting ISIL and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Thursday.

Turkey to Launch ’Train-and-Equip Program’ for Syrian Opposition Forces

Turkey to Launch ’Train-and-Equip Program’ for Syrian Opposition Forces

Islam Times - The train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition militants will start on March 1 in Turkey, the Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday.

A picture made available on February 23, 2015 shows a digger working near a Turkish flag at the new site for the tomb of Suleyman Shah, near the Esme region in Syria, on February 22, 2015.

Turkey informed ISIS of plan to evacuate tomb, soldiers: official source

Islam Times - Turkey informed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) of Saturday’s operation to evacuate 40 of its soldiers in northern Syria and relocate the tomb of a revered Turkish figure, sources said.

Turkish PM Reiterates Support for Iraqi Kurds

Turkish PM Reiterates Support for Iraqi Kurds

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that assistance and support to the Iraqi Kurdish people would continue.

 
Ralliers rap

Ralliers rap 'sluggish' inquiry into Pakistan massacre

Islam Times - Hundreds of Pakistani people have staged a rally in the northwestern city of Peshawar, calling on the government to expedite an investigation into a militant attack on an army-run school in the city.

Pakistan Arrests Local ISIL Commander

Pakistan Arrests Local ISIL Commander

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

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Pakistan hangs militant involved in Iran diplomat assassination

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

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

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

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

 
Gunmen Abduct 30 Shia Muslims in Afghanistan

Gunmen Abduct 30 Shia Muslims in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Masked gunmen have abducted 30 Shia Muslims who were travelling by bus through southern Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.

An Afghan soldier keeps watch at a checkpoint in the western province of Herat.

Afghan army launches major offensive against Taliban militants

Islam Times - Afghan military forces have launched a major offensive against Taliban militants in the southern province of Helmand, which is considered the militants’ stronghold.

Drone Kills Senior Afghan Militant, Four Pakistanis

Drone Kills Senior Afghan Militant, Four Pakistanis

Islam Times - A missile-firing drone killed at least six in Afghanistan on Monday including a veteran militant believed to have defected to ISIL from the Taliban, Afghan officials said.

Afghan forces patrol during an anti-Taliban operation in Andar district, February 4, 2015.

Taliban militants attack Afghan police station

Islam Times - Taliban militants have attacked a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz, officials say.

 
Kuwait set to reopen Yemen mission in Aden

Kuwait set to reopen Yemen mission in Aden

Islam Times - Kuwait has announced a decision to reopen its diplomatic mission in Yemen’s southern coastal city of Aden, where former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi plans to establish a rival power base.

10 killed as Yemen Houthis take over US-trained special forces base

10 killed as Yemen Houthis take over US-trained special forces base

Islam Times - The clashes, which lasted around six hours, started late on Tuesday when Houthis shelled the camp with heavy weapons.

Ansarullah Rejects Hadi’s Call to Hold Dialogue outside Sanna

Ansarullah Rejects Hadi’s Call to Hold Dialogue outside Sanna

Islam Times - The Yemeni main opposition group Ansarullah, as well as a number of Yemeni parties, rejected on Wednesday the call of the resigned President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to hold dialogue sessions outside Sanaa.

UN Says Yemen Parties Agree on Transitional Council

UN Says Yemen Parties Agree on Transitional Council

Islam Times - Yemen's parties agreed on a "people's transitional council" to help govern the country and guide it out of a political crisis, U.N. mediator Jamal Benomar announced on Friday.

 
A man whips up a crowd which included migrant workers from Africa and Asia who said they were paid to be there, at the Qatar Open of international beach volleyball at the Al Gharafa Sports Club in Doha, Qatar, on November 8, 2014.

Qatar pays migrant workers to make sport arenas look full

Islam Times - Qatar has been accused of paying migrant workers to attend sport events in the country in an attempt to make empty arenas look full.

Syria militants trained on Qatari soil

Syria militants trained on Qatari soil

Islam Times - According to a new report, militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria are being covertly trained on the Qatari soil with the help of the United States.

 
Jordan sentences Brotherhood leader to jail time for Facebook post

Jordan sentences Brotherhood leader to jail time for Facebook post

Islam Times - A Jordanian court Sunday sentenced a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood to 18 months in prison for criticizing a decision by the United Arab Emirates to blacklist his organization.

Jordan conducts 56 raids on ISIL positions in Syria

Jordan conducts 56 raids on ISIL positions in Syria

Islam Times - The Jordanian army's jet fighters have carried out 56 retaliatory airstrikes in three consecutive days against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria, after the immolation of a Jordanian pilot held hostage by the terrorist group.

Jordanians carry an effigy of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a march in Amman on February 6, 2015

Thousands of Jordanians demand revenge for pilot's death

Islam Times - Thousands of protesters have urged the Amman government to step up its retaliatory airstrikes against ISIL positions after the ruthless killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of the Takfiri terrorist group.

ISIL’s Murder of Jordanian Pilot Draws Worldwide Condemnations

ISIL’s Murder of Jordanian Pilot Draws Worldwide Condemnations

Islam Times - The murder of the Jordanian Pilot by the Takfiri group ISIL drew condemnations by several countries across the world on Wednesday.

 
Indian PM Narendra Modi gestures a greeting to crowds in Arunachal Pradesh on Feb. 20, 2015.

China protests Indian PM visit to disputed border region

Islam Times - China has lodged a protest against a controversial visit by Indian Premier Narendra Modi to a border region claimed by the both neighbors.

US views China as a threat: Ex-Pentagon official

US views China as a threat: Ex-Pentagon official

Islam Times - The United States is really concerned about Asia and views China as a threat, says Karen Kwiatkowski, a former Pentagon official.

Russia, China Mock Divide and Rule

Russia, China Mock Divide and Rule

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

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

China warns against foreign interference in Macao

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

 
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and his New Zealand counterpart John Key speak in Auckland on February 27, 2015.

Australia, New Zealand poised for joint mission in Iraq

Islam Times - Australia is weighing a plan to join New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants in the war-torn country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Australian PM Outlines Crackdown on Terrorism

Australian PM Outlines Crackdown on Terrorism

Islam Times - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday that his government would seek to revoke the citizenship or curb the rights of Australians involved in terrorism and tighten immigration, visa and hate speech laws in a crackdown on terrorism.

Australians Mourn Hostages Killed in Siege

Australians Mourn Hostages Killed in Siege

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

 
 
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip rally against an Egyptian court ruling that labels Hamas a “terrorist” group, February 28, 2015.

Palestinians slam Egyptian court ruling against Hamas

Islam Times - Palestinians have taken to the streets in the Gaza Strip to protest against an Egyptian court ruling that ...

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Israel asks US Congress for $317mn more missile funding

Islam Times - Israeli officials have asked the US Congress for an additional $317 million to be added to the proposed budget ...

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Israeli troops 'violently' attack Palestinian teen at border crossing

Islam Times - A teenage Palestinian boy from the northern West Bank says he was violently assaulted by Israeli soldiers ...

Israel to demolish homes of dozens of Bedouins in Abu Dis

Israel to demolish homes of dozens of Bedouins in Abu Dis

Islam Times - Dozens of Palestinian Bedouins from the al-Jahalin community in eastern Abu Dis have received orders from ...

A session at Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court to determine if the parliamentary election law is constitutional, Cairo, February 25, 2015

Egypt court rejects election law as unconstitutional

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has ruled that parts of the country’s election law violate the constitution.

Egypt hosts international forum against Takfiri terror

Egypt hosts international forum against Takfiri terror

Islam Times - Egypt is hosting an international conference on the rising threats of Takfiri terrorism in the Middle East ...

Egyptian police inspect cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai on January 31, 2015.

Egypt kills 28, arrests 16 terrorists in Sinai

Islam Times - The Egyptian security forces have killed 28 Takfiri terrorists and arrested 16 others following large-scale ...

Egypt Militants Bomb House of Sinai ’Agent’

Egypt Militants Bomb House of Sinai ’Agent’

Islam Times - Unidentified militants have bombed the home of an Egyptian man in the northern Sinai Peninsula after accusing ...

 
 
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'Ex-Israeli agents' threatened cyber attack on S Africa

Islam Times - A group claiming to be former agents of Israel's Mossad threatened to unleash a devastating cyber attack on South Africa unless its government cracked down on the growing campaign to boycott Israel, according to intelligence documents leaked to Al Jazeera's Investigative ...

Boko Haram invades Nigerian city of Gombe

Boko Haram invades Nigerian city of Gombe

Islam Times - Hundreds of armed Boko Haram Takfiris have invaded the volatile northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe, calling for a boycott of the upcoming general elections.

Niger president urges nation to stand firm against Boko Haram

Niger president urges nation to stand firm against Boko Haram

Islam Times - Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has urged his nation to stand firm against Boko Haram Takfiri militants who have been repeatedly launching cross-border sorties from Nigeria over the last few days.

8,700-strong force to take on Boko Haram

8,700-strong force to take on Boko Haram

Islam Times - Nigeria and its neighbors have pledged to create an 8,700-strong force to fight the Boko Haram militancy, which has been spilling over beyond the country's borders.

 
Obama: Libya a security threat to the US

Obama: Libya a security threat to the US

Islam Times - President Barack Obama sent a formal letter to Congress on Monday extending a national emergency for Libya for a year because of the conflict over power and access to the country's resources.

Dairi said Libya was seeking

Libya asks UN to lift arms embargo to confront ISIL

Islam Times - Foreign minister says the international community has a "legal and moral responsibility" to support his government.

ISIS fighters in Derna, eastern Libya

ISIS plans to invade Europe through Libya

Islam Times - ISIS’ plans to conquer Europe via Libya have been revealed in letters seen by an anti-terrorism group.

Tripoli-backed fighters sent to Sirte to confront ISIL

Tripoli-backed fighters sent to Sirte to confront ISIL

Islam Times - Libya's legally installed government has sent fighters to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern city of Sirte.

 
The Tunisian tennis player, Malek Jaziri

Tunisia tennis player shuns Israeli opponent

Islam Times - A Tunisian tennis player has pulled out of a French tournament in order not to compete against an Israeli opponent.

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

Terrorists slit throat of Tunisian policeman

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

Tunisians celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Tunisians celebrate birth of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

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

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

Tunisia announces presidential runoff election date

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

 
 
 
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