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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal

Hamas won’t sit quietly after Israeli murder of Fuqaha: Meshaal

Islam Times - Having lost a top member to what it denounces as another targeted killing by Israel, the Palestinian resistance ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2015. (Photos by AFP)

Israeli PM thanks Trump administration for supporting Tel Aviv regime

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the government of US President Donald Trump for its ...

US embassy building in Tel Aviv

Israel embassy relocation to discredit US in world

Islam Times - An interview with Richard Forer, an author and political commentator, to get his opinion on the remarks made ...

Summary of Deleted UN Report on Israeli Apartheid

Summary of Deleted UN Report on Israeli Apartheid

Islam Times - A recent UN report which blamed Israel for imposing a regime of "apartheid" and racial discrimination against ...

Former Egyptian Autocrat Released from 6-Year Detention

Former Egyptian Autocrat Released from 6-Year Detention

Islam Times - Ousted Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be freed from detention on Mandy according to Egypt's ...

Reasons for Egypt, Persian Gulf States Tensions

Reasons for Egypt, Persian Gulf States Tensions

Islam Times - Sharp disagreements have worsened ties between Egypt and some Persian Gulf monarchies especially Saudi Arabia....

Egyptian Army Kills 3 Palestinians Working Inside Rafah Tunnels

Egyptian Army Kills 3 Palestinians Working Inside Rafah Tunnels

Islam Times - Egyptian army forces detonated a commercial tunnel in Gaza Strip, killing Palestinian workmen and injuring ...

Protestors near the Israeli regime embassy in Cairo

Tensions in Israeli-Egyptian Ties after Aoun’s Visit

Islam Times - Egyptian ties with the Israeli regime have taken a nosedive after the Tel Aviv regime quietly withdrew its ...

 
 
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This undated picture, released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly-developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. (Via AFP)

North Korea tests new rocket engine: US officials

Islam Times - The United States says North Korea has conducted a fresh rocket engine test, amid heightened tensions with regional and extra-regional countries.

Philippine and Japanese military ground crew guide and push a pair of TC-90 training and maritime surveillance aircraft from Japan following their arrival at a naval base in Sangley point, Cavite province on March 27, 2017 for a handover ceremony from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to the Philippine Navy. (Photo by AFP)

Japan leases military planes to Manila to patrol South China Sea

Islam Times - The Philippines has taken delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the disputed South China Sea, officials say.

South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye (C) arrives at a prosecutor’s office in Seoul, March 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

South Korea prosecutors seek ex-president Park’s arrest

Islam Times - South Korean prosecutors have decided to seek an arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye, who has become vulnerable to prosecution and potential incarceration following the loss of her political immunity.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appears on a screen during a confetti-filled concert at the Pyongyang Arena in May 2016.

North Korea vows pre-emptive strike against South, US

Islam Times - North Korea has condemned a joint military drill between South Korea and the United States and threatened a pre-emptive strike.

 
France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

France Turning Blind Eye to Saudi’s Dangerous Power Games

Islam Times - Pierre Conesa's new book on Saudi's soft power projection opens with a quote from Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the UN, that sets the tone for what follows: “The Saudis exported their problems by funding the schools, the madrassas, all over the Islamic ...

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Saudi monarch cancels planned state visit to the Maldives

Islam Times - King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has canceled a planned visit to the atoll nation of the Maldives over what has been described as the outbreak of swine influenza in the capital of the to the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Why is Trump Lunching With Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis are Starving?

Why is Trump Lunching With Saudi War Criminal While Yemenis are Starving?

Islam Times - While President Trump sat down for a sumptuous meal at the White House on Tuesday, March 14 with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, millions of Yemenis are going hungry thanks to Trump’s lunch guest.

Reasons behind Saudi Officials Visits to US, Japan

Reasons behind Saudi Officials Visits to US, Japan

Islam Times - The recent visit Saudi Arabian King Salman to Japan and the current Washington tour of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince and defense minster, are analyzable from a series of perspectives.

 
Israeli education minister Naftali Bennett arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister

Israeli minister wants Lebanon 'sent back to Middle Ages'

Islam Times - An Israeli minister says "life in Lebanon today is not bad" compared to Syria, adding Tel Aviv should target civilians in a future war with the country and send it "back to the Middle Ages."

Hezbollah’s Syria Presence Mainly War against Israeli Regime

Hezbollah’s Syria Presence Mainly War against Israeli Regime

Islam Times - One of the most important points about Syria's developments is the mutual influence that crisis and the Israeli regime exert on each other. The available evidences and reports show that the Israeli regime has played an essential role in supporting terrorist groups fighting ...

A screenshot from footage broadcasted by the IRIB on February 21, 2017 showing the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during an interview.

Hezbollah secretary general praises Iran for holding Palestinian Intifada conference

Islam Times - The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has praised Iran’s support of Palestine at a time that other countries are siding with Israel.

Lebanese President Warns Israel against Possible Attack

Lebanese President Warns Israel against Possible Attack

Islam Times - Lebanese president warned Israeli regime against any military adventure against his country saying Beirut will respond proportionally.

 
Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani

Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says relations between the Islamic Republic and Russia are “growing,” stressing that their mutual ties will play an effective role in promoting regional and international stability and security.

US better watch moves more carefully in Persian Gulf: Iran

US better watch moves more carefully in Persian Gulf: Iran

Islam Times - Iran's chief Armed Forces spokesman has dismissed reports about alleged “unprofessional behavior” by Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf, saying the US had better watch more carefully the moves of its naval forces in the region.

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

The Dangerous Reality of an Iran War

Islam Times - After weeks of saber-rattling over Iran as the “number one terrorist state” in the world, the Trump administration appears to have quietly dialed down the rhetoric a notch.

What Drives Growing Israeli Distress over Iran’s Syria Role?

What Drives Growing Israeli Distress over Iran’s Syria Role?

Islam Times - The Israeli leaders have not hidden Tel Aviv's happiness with the way the things developed in Syria during the six years of crisis and the resultant massive devastation and the comprehensive attrition of warring sides as they called this era the “golden time” for the ...

 
Displaced Iraqi children, who fled their homes in the Old City in western Mosul due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Daesh terrorists, are seen looking towards a security forces member ahead of being taken to the Hammam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul, on March 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP)

Russian FM calls for UNSC briefing over deadly US airstrike on Mosul

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for a UN Security Council briefing over a recent US airstrike on Mosul which claimed the lives of over 200 people.

An Iraqi rescue worker gestures towards bodies wrapped in plastic in Mosul

US airstrike on Daesh explosive-laden truck killed Mosul civilians: Iraqi official

Islam Times - A senior Iraqi military official has said that a US-led coalition airstrike on a Daesh truck carrying explosives resulted in the civilian deaths in last week’s Mosul incident.

Iraqi Forces Captured Daesh Command Center

Iraqi Forces Captured Daesh Command Center

Islam Times - Daesh’s main command center in the Nouri Mosque in Old Mosul was captured in a two day operation that neutralized dozens of terrorists.

Pentagon: Troops Will Remain in Iraq Indefinitely to Protect US ‘Interests’

Pentagon: Troops Will Remain in Iraq Indefinitely to Protect US ‘Interests’

Islam Times - In October 2011, President Obama announced that US troops will be home before Christmas.

 
This photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows academics and students shouting slogans during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree in Ankara University. (Photo by AFP)

Nearly 5,000 academics dismissed since coup attempt: Turkish opposition

Islam Times - Turkey's main opposition party says nearly 5,000 academics have been sacked by the government since last summer’s failed coup.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally on March 26, 2017 in Istanbul. (Photo by AFP)

Erdogan: Tolerating swastikas means German authorities are fascists

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses German authorities of fascism because they tolerate swastikas being drawn on mosques in the country.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets with Swiss Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter in Bern, Switzerland, March 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest

Islam Times - Turkey's Foreign Ministry summoned Switzerland's deputy ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over a protest in the Swiss capital Bern against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting of the members of Balkan Federation on March 23, 2017 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center in Ankara. (Photos by AFP)

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum for EU accession

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a second referendum may be held after the April constitutional reforms vote over the continuing of EU accession talks.

 
Iran-Pakistan Relations: Opportunities, Setbacks

Iran-Pakistan Relations: Opportunities, Setbacks

Islam Times - The 2016 was a year full of highs and lows in Iran-Pakistan relations. The two countries' leaders exchanged a number of visits to neighbor capitals, showing a strong will for expansion of the mutual ties.

ECO Islamabad Summit, Boosting Regional Ties

ECO Islamabad Summit, Boosting Regional Ties

Islam Times - The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) ended in Islamabad on Wednesday with members vowing to double intra-regional trade.

Pakistani police cordon off the site of a bombing in Lahore, February 14, 2017.

Pakistani security forces on high alert after recent attacks

Islam Times - The Pakistani capital, Islamabad, and other main areas in the country are under tight security following a series of militant attacks in recent weeks.

Iran Slams ISIS Terrorist Attack on Muslim Shrine in Pakistan

Iran Slams ISIS Terrorist Attack on Muslim Shrine in Pakistan

Islam Times - Iran on Friday condemned an ISIS terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed 88 people and injured hundreds more at a crowded Sufi Muslim shrine.

 
Taliban: Transformation from Stabilizing to Destabilizing Force

Taliban: Transformation from Stabilizing to Destabilizing Force

Islam Times - The world’s perception of Taliban movement is mixed with a picture of armed men and a brutal sociopolitical institution that grows in its head a comprehensive military campaign. But this image from Taliban is only partly true about the militant group.

Militants raid hospital in Kabul’s diplomatic district

Militants raid hospital in Kabul’s diplomatic district

Islam Times - Suspected militants have attacked the diplomatic district in the Afghan capital of Kabul, entering the country’s largest military hospital near the US Embassy there.

Afghanistan’s Water Scarcity: Unfolding Challenge

Afghanistan’s Water Scarcity: Unfolding Challenge

Islam Times - Afghanistan is not a water-stressed nation but the fresh water accessibility rates in this country are not satisfactory, even in the capital Kabul.

Taliban kills 24 Afghan Policemen in Helmand

Taliban kills 24 Afghan Policemen in Helmand

Islam Times - Taliban terrorists have reportedly killed at least 24 Policemen in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand in two separate attacks.

 
A child sits on a bed at a malnutrition treatment center in Sana’a, Yemen, March 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Yemeni children paying ‘heaviest price’ as Saudi war turns 2: UNICEF

Islam Times - The United Nations children’s fund has voiced alarm over the plight of the Yemeni children amid the Saudi aggression, saying they are hit hardest by the war with many of them teetering between life and death.

Saudis Failed Reaching Their Goals in Yemen: Ansarullah Leader

Saudis Failed Reaching Their Goals in Yemen: Ansarullah Leader

Islam Times - Ansarullah resistance movement says Saudi forces have failed to fulfill any of their set goals in their two years of aggression against Yemeni people, leader of Ansarullah resistance movement said.

Saudi-led Yemen War Turns Three: Report of Outcomes

Saudi-led Yemen War Turns Three: Report of Outcomes

Islam Times - The Saudi-led coalition’s aggression against Yemen has entered its third year, without achieving the main goals for which it was primarily waged against the neighboring country.

Iran Urges Swift End to Saudi Aggression in Yemen

Iran Urges Swift End to Saudi Aggression in Yemen

Islam Times - The Iranian Foreign Ministry says war and bloodshed must immediately end in the impoverished country.

 
Qatar Blocks Main Independent News Site

Qatar Blocks Main Independent News Site

Islam Times - Qatar has blocked domestic access to the main independent news site in the country claiming license issues.

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani

Qatar to Continue Arming Militant Groups in Syria: Foreign Minister

Islam Times - Qatar's foreign minister says his country will continue to arm militant groups in Syria even if the US stops to do so.

Hilary Clinton Surrounded by Saudi Officials

Qatari, Saudi Official Finance Both ISIS, Clinton Campaign: Assange

Islam Times - The WikiLeaks founder says the same countries that fund the ISIS terrorist group also provide the money for Hilary Clinton’s Presidential campaign in the US.

ISIS Toyota mystery solved.

Toyota List Implicates Arab States in ISIS Funding

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Jordan have purchased over 60,000 pickup trucks from Toyota Motor Corporation, according to a list of Middle East customers provided by the Japanese manufacturer. These vehicles have been delivered to ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq,...

 
Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Islam Times - King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that any move to relaunch serious negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians should be in accordance with the two-state solution, which he called the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gunmen Kill Four Jordanian Officers

Gunmen Kill Four Jordanian Officers

Islam Times - In another gunmen attack on Tuesday, unidentified gunmen killed at least four police officers south of Jordan.

Gunmen Kill 10 in Jordan

Gunmen Kill 10 in Jordan

Islam Times - Seven Jordanian security officers, a Canadian tourist and two Jordanian civilians were killed by gunmen in the southern city of Karak on Sunday, according to a joint statement from the Public Security Department and the Jordanian armed forces.

US Troops Killed in Jordan Were Training Syrian Militants

US Troops Killed in Jordan Were Training Syrian Militants

Islam Times - Three American troops who were shot dead by Jordanian guards on November 4 were working with the CIA to train militants fighting against the Syrian government.

 
Hong Kong Chief Executive candidates, from left, John Tsang, Carrie Lam and Woo Kwok-hing attend a TV debate.

China favorite elected Hong Kong's new leader

Islam Times - Former senior government official Carrie Lam has been elected Hong Kong’s next leader by a 1,200-person committee amid competing rallies held outside the election venue over China’s rule.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) meets with military delegates to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) after a panel discussion in Beijing, China, March 12, 2017.

China’s Xi stresses further military advancement

Islam Times - China’s President Xi Jinping has emphasized the need to enhance the country’s military through deepening the integration of the military and civilian sectors as well as technological innovation.

Residents who have fled from conflict zones near the Myanmarese and Chinese border gather in the town of Lashio, March 8, 2017.

Conflict in Myanmar sending more refugees to China

Islam Times - Within earshot of mortar fire echoing from beyond a ring of hills, a sprawling relief camp in southwestern China is swelling steadily after fighting erupted last week between a rebel ethnic army in Myanmar and government troops just across the border.

Taiwan’s Deputy Justice Minister Chen Ming-tang

Taipei, Beijing quarrel over arrest in ‘spying’ case

Islam Times - A senior Taiwanese official says China does not correctly understand self-ruled Taiwan’s judicial system, days after Beijing accused Taiwan of seeking to stir up tensions by arresting a Chinese national over espionage charges.

 
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (photo by AFP)

Australia bracing for Daesh ‘at its doorstep’

Islam Times - Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned that the Daesh terrorist group could establish a stronghold in the southern Philippines, the nearest territory to mainland Australia to likely become a hotbed of terrorist activities.

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Islam Times - Prominent Australian scholars and politicians have protested a planned visit by the Israeli regime's prime minister to their country.

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Islam Times - Sixty prominent Australian figures have signed a statement voicing strong opposition to an upcoming visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the country. The statement slammed Netanyahu’s policies toward Palestinians as “provocative, intimidating and ...

New South Wales Police Commissioner Catherine Burn (R) and Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan address the media after two 16-year-old boys were charged with terror-related offenses in Sydney on October 13, 2016.

Australia charges two teenagers with planning attack

Islam Times - Two Australian teenagers have been charged with planning a terrorist attack in their home country on behalf of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

 
 
 
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This file photo, taken on July 16, 2012, shows 82-year-old Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and a close friend of former South African president Nelson Mandela, posing next to a picture of himself with Nelson Mandela in his house in Johannesburg. (By AFP)

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Islam Times - Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gives a press conference in the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, March 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Sudan’s Bashir ‘to attend Arab League summit in Jordan’ despite arrest warrant

Islam Times - President Omar al-Bashir will attend an Arab League summit in Amman this week, Sudan’s foreign minister said Sunday, despite a top rights group urging Jordan to deny him entry.

Morocco

Morocco PM agrees to form coalition cabinet, ends political deadlock

Islam Times - Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani says he has agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties, breaking nearly six months of post-election deadlock.

A file photo of refugees sitting on a rubber boat during a rescue operation by a Maltese NGO and the Italian Red Cross with the help of Libyan coastguards

Fighting between human-smuggling gangs in Libya kills 22, injures 100: IOM official

Islam Times - Twenty two African refugees have reportedly been killed and over 100 others injured in recent fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs in Libya.

 
What if Russia Intervenes in Libya?

What if Russia Intervenes in Libya?

Islam Times - Signs indicate that Russia may get involved in Libya’s civil war and if the US may face uneasy choices if it does.

Italy with Russia on Resolving Libyan Crisis

Italy with Russia on Resolving Libyan Crisis

Islam Times - The Italian Foreign Minister said that Italy is ready to cooperate with Russia on Libya and considers Moscow's role in solving the crisis as vitally important.

A general view of the industrial zone at the oil port of Ras Lanuf, Libya, on March 11, 2014

Armed militias attack Libyan oil facilities

Islam Times - An armed group has attacked two strategic oil terminals in Libya in a fresh attempt to gain a grip over the export of the country’s economic lifeblood in its eastern Oil Crescent.

Immigrant Women, Children Raped, Starved in Libya’s Hellholes: Unicef

Immigrant Women, Children Raped, Starved in Libya’s Hellholes: Unicef

Islam Times - The United Nations children’s agency, Unicef, says African Women and children trying to travel to Europe are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya.

 
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.

The undated photo shows members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Tunisia has jailed or monitored 800 militants since 2007

Islam Times - Tunisia says it has jailed or closely monitored 800 militants who have returned from conflict zones over the past decade.

Mossad Involved in Tunisian Engineer Assassination: Israeli Journalist

Mossad Involved in Tunisian Engineer Assassination: Israeli Journalist

Islam Times - Investigations by an Israeli journalist shows that the regime’s spy agency was behind the assassination of a Tunisian engineer working with Palestinian Hamas resistance movement.

 
 
 
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