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Baku says 1 Azeri, 5 Armenian soldiers killed in Karabakh clashes

Islam Times - At least six soldiers have been killed in fresh clashes between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh border region, Baku says.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev

Kyrgyzstan terminates cooperation deal with US

Islam Times - Kyrgyzstan terminates a long-running cooperation agreement with the United States over Washington’s decision to grant an imprisoned ethnic Uzbek a human rights prize.

Azerbaijani lawyer and rights activist Intigam Aliyev

Azerbaijan court rejects appeal by imprisoned activist

Islam Times - A court in Azerbaijan has rejected an appeal by a respected lawyer and rights activist imprisoned mid last year on charges he has denied as politically motivated.

Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s military chief

Myanmar military ‘to respect outcome of parliamentary elections’

Islam Times - The commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s Armed Forces says he would respect the outcome of upcoming elections in the country in an attempt to allay potential fears of meddling by the military to sway the vote.

 
Vendors salvage goods from under the rubble of their shops following an airstrike by Saudi Arabia on the Yemeni capital, Sana

Riyadh declares five-day Yemen truce: SPA

Islam Times - Riyadh has announced a five-day lull in its deadly military aggression against Yemen, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

A US-made AGM-154 air-to-ground missile being brought to the flight deck of an aircraft carrier

US to sell Saudis 355 missiles amid war on Yemen

Islam Times - The US Defense Department has awarded major weapons maker Raytheon to provide the Persian Gulf Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 355 air-to-ground missiles amid its persisting campaign of aerial strikes against civilian and economic targets in neighboring Yemen.

An image of the Saudi Foreign Ministry

Saudi embassy staffer expelled in Belgium over Takfiri project

Islam Times - A WikiLeaks cable says a staff member of the Saudi embassy in Belgium was expelled years ago over his active role in spreading Takfiri ideology in the European country.

Yemenis gather at the site of an airstrike by the Saudi war planes in the capital Sana

Saudis conduct 200 air raids in Yemen in one day despite truce

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has escalated its deadly aerial attacks against the war-ravaged Yemeni nation by conducting over 200 air strikes in just one day amid a media blackout of Riyadh's aggression.

 
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Hezbollah to continue support for Syria, official says

Islam Times - A senior Hezbollah official says the Lebanese resistance movement will continue lending support to the Syrian government in its battle against Takfiri terrorists.

Talal al-Urduni, a senior member of the Palestinian Fatah movement, was gunned down in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, July 25, 2015.

Palestinian Fatah member killed in southern Lebanon

Islam Times - A senior member of the Palestinian Fatah movement has been gunned down in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon.

Hezbollah proud of being targeted by US: Nasrallah

Hezbollah proud of being targeted by US: Nasrallah

Islam Times - Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, says the Lebanese resistance movement is proud of being targeted by the US.

Deputy Chairman of Hezbollah

Conclusion of Iran nuclear talks not to change Hezbollah policies: Official

Islam Times - A senior official of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, says the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries will not change the movement’s policies in the region.

 
Iran’s Foreign Minister Foreign Mohammad Javad Zarif

Zarif dismisses Kerry’s remarks at Senate hearing

Islam Times - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed recent remarks made by his US counterpart John Kerry as “incomplete hints” about some issues raised at the latest nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (L) and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi after signing a roadmap regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2014.

Parchin visit only within Iran-IAEA roadmap: Salehi

Islam Times - A senior Iranian nuclear official says any visit to the Parchin military site near the capital, Tehran, will be carried out only based on a roadmap agreed upon by Tehran and the UN nuclear body aimed at sorting out outstanding issues regarding the Islamic Republic’s ...

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani

UNSC has acknowledged Iran’s right to enrichment: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unequivocally recognized the Islamic Republic’s right to enrich uranium.

Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran will not back down over defensive capacities: Aide to Leader

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic will never compromise on its defensive capabilities irrespective of the breakthrough in nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

 
A group of children recruited by the Takfiri ISIL militants

ISIL abducts over 180 children in Iraq’s Mosul

Islam Times - The Takfiri ISIL terrorist group has abducted more than 180 children in the Iraqi city of Mosul over the past few days, an Iraqi Kurdish official says.

Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbalaie, a spokesman for Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Families of Iraqi forces fighting ISIL must be protected: Iraqi cleric

Islam Times - A spokesman for Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called upon the government in Baghdad to do more to protect the families of the army troopers as well as those of the volunteer forces fighting against Takfiri ISIL militants across the ...

A group of Sunni Iraqi volunteers from Anbar Province, who have joined the Popular Mobilization forces

Israel-made ISIL drone downed in Iraq

Islam Times - Iraq’s Popular Mobilization units and regular army forces have downed an Israeli-manufactured surveillance drone operated by the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group near the restive city of Fallujah, west of the capital, Baghdad.

A scene captured from an ISIL video purportedly shows a child, recruited by the Takfiri terrorist group, who is about to behead a Syrian officer.

ISIL teaching children how to do decapitations

Islam Times - The ISIL terrorist group is teaching children to carry out beheadings by, among other things, showing them gruesome videos of decapitations in training camps, a report says.

 
PKK fighters standing in formation in an undisclosed location in northern Iraq

Truce has no meaning after Turkish attacks, PKK says

Islam Times - Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has announced that its ceasefire with Ankara has lost all its meaning after Turkey’s warplanes and artillery fire struck their bases in northern Iraq.

Turkish special forces disembark from a vehicle near the Istanbul Police headquarters following an attack on the site, April 1, 2015

Gunmen injure 2 officers in Istanbul

Islam Times - Unknown gunmen have opened fire in the Okmeydani district of Istanbul in Turkey, wounding two officers, Turkish media report.

A woman holds a saucepan painted with a slogan which translates as "Killer ISIL" during a demonstration at Kadikoy District of Istanbul on July 23, 2015.

Istanbul bans anti-ISIL demo in wake of Suruc blast

Islam Times - Turkish authorities in Istanbul have refrained from giving the green light for a demonstration planned by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the wake of a bomb blast in Suruc that authorities blamed on the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.

Turkish jets

Turkey jet fighters hit 7 PKK targets: PM office

Islam Times - The office of Turkey’s prime minister says seven Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets have been struck by Turkish warplanes in northern Iraq.

 
The bus that was attacked as it was carrying Muslim pilgrims in Karachi, southern Pakistan, is parked at a hospital after the assault by gunmen on May 13, 2015.

Shia activist gunned down in Pakistan’s Karachi

Islam Time - Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a Shia activist in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, security sources say.

Indian soldiers standing guard in Handwara, a town in Indian-administered Kashmir

Indian, Pakistani forces exchange fire in Kashmir

Islam Times - A series of fierce clashes has erupted between Indian and Pakistani soldiers along the de facto border dividing the disputed region of Kashmir.

A handout picture released by Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan’s military media, shows the Indian drone shot down by Pakistani forces on July 15, 2015.

Pakistan shoots down Indian spy drone

Islam Times - Pakistan says it has shot down an Indian spy drone over its side of the restive Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Pakistan

Pakistan seeks to resume work on Iran gas pipeline after nuclear talks

Islam Times - Officials in Pakistan say they will be able to resume the joint gas pipeline project with Iran now that the nuclear talks with the P5+1 have ended in a conclusion.

 
The Taliban militants have stepped up attacks in Afghanistan. Above, Afghan security personnel are seen arriving at the site of a bomb blast in Kabul, July 7, 2015.

Kabul-Taliban peace talks set for end of July: Official

Islam Times - Representatives from the Afghan government and the Taliban will hold the second round of their peace negotiations in late July, an Afghan official says.

In this picture taken on January 3, 2015, Afghan security personnel patrol in the Dangam district near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in the eastern Kunar Province.

Afghanistan calls in Pakistan envoy over 'cross-border shelling'

Islam Times - The Afghan Foreign Ministry has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul in protest at alleged cross-border shelling by Pakistani forces.

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers keep watch at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province on July 15, 2015.(C)

Afghan troops kill 56 militants

Islam Times - Afghan security forces have killed nearly 56 militants, including ISIL-linked elements, in their latest military operations across Afghanistan, the country's defense ministry says.

A  US MQ-9 Reaper taking off on a mission in Afghanistan

28 killed in US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan

Islam Times - More than two dozen people have lost their lives in a strike carried out by a US unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

 
Vendors salvage goods from under the rubble of their shops following a Saudi airstrike on the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on July 20, 2015.

Death toll from Saudi airstrikes against Yemen’s Taiz rises to 120

Islam Times - Death toll from Saudi airstrikes against the southwestern Yemeni province of Taiz has climbed to 120 as Riyadh pushes ahead with its aerial military campaign against its conflict-ridden neighbor.

A Yemeni woman cries over the death of relatives in an airstrike by Saudi Arabia on the capital Sana

First UN aid ship in 4 months docks in Yemen's Aden: Governor

Islam Times - The first cargo ship chartered by the United Nations and carrying relief supplies has docked at a port in the southern Yemeni city of Aden since the onset of the Saudi aggression against its impoverished southern neighbor, the governor of the beleaguered city says.

Yemeni forces destroy army tower in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni forces destroy army tower in Saudi Arabia's southwest

Islam Times - Yemeni troops backed by popular committees have destroyed a Saudi army tower in a retaliatory attack on the kingdom’s southwest.

Militants loyal to fugitive former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi stand in front of a damaged building in Aden

Yemen army, allied fighters deal major blow to al-Qaeda, pro-Hadi militants

Islam Times - Yemeni army troopers backed by fighters from the allied Popular Committees have killed dozens of al-Qaeda-linked militants and militiamen loyal to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the country’s strategic southern port city of Aden.

 
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.

US Security Guard Hurt in Qatar Embassy Attack

US Security Guard Hurt in Qatar Embassy Attack

Islam Times - The American embassy in the Gulf state of Qatar has confirmed in a statement on its website that a member of its security staff was injured in an assault.

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.

 
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.

Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

Tensions brew in Jordan over Muslim Brotherhood rift

Islam Times - Jordan's authorization of a breakaway wing of the Muslim Brotherhood has sent tensions soaring between the decades-old organization and the government, accused of exploiting the rift to weaken the kingdom's main opposition force.

 
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

China has drilling rigs near disputed islands: Japan

Islam Times - Tokyo says China has stationed 16 drilling rigs near its de facto maritime border with Japan in the South China Sea amid the escalation of a territorial dispute between the two East Asian countries.

A satellite image of vessels purportedly dredging sand at Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, March 16, 2015.

China slams US over South China Sea surveillance flight

Islam Times - China has censured the United States for a surveillance flight over the disputed waters of the South China Sea, urging Washington to avoid taking sides over the territorial row in the region.

(L-R) Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in September 2013.

ISIL threat in Afghanistan to top upcoming SCO summit agenda

Islam Times - The ISIL terrorist threat in Afghanistan will top the agenda of the upcoming leader’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official says.

A Chinese flotilla with a naval vessel firing an anti-submarine missile during a drill at Peter the Great Bay in Russia

China launches military exercises in Yellow Sea

Islam Times - China’s army has kicked off “unprecedented” air and sea drills in the Yellow Sea, between the Korean Peninsula and China, a report says.

 
Abdullah Elmir, an ISIL recruiter in Bankstown, a suburb of the Australian city of Sydney

ISIL recruiting vulnerable Australian teenagers

Islam Times - ISIL recruiters have stepped up attempts to entice vulnerable youths in Australia to join the ranks of the Takfiri terror group mainly operating in Iraq and Syria, a British daily reports.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Aussie FM tells Jakarta to fix borders in row over migrants

Islam Times - Australia has called on Indonesia to better manage its borders, in a harsh rebuke to Jakarta’s demand for answers to allegations that Canberra paid off the crew of a migrant smuggling boat to return the vessel to Indonesian shores.

ISIL attempting to develop chemical weapons: Australia

ISIL attempting to develop chemical weapons: Australia

Islam Times - Australia has warned that the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group is recruiting highly-trained technicians in an attempt to develop chemical weapons.

The women members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group

12 girls leave Australia to join ISIL in search of ‘romantic life’

Islam Times - An Australian police officer says at least 12 women have left the country to join the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, taken in by the lure of a “romantic life".

 
 
Israeli forces inside al-Aqsa Mosque compound, located in the occupied Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), on July 26, 2015.

Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa Mosque compound in al-Quds

Islam Times - Clashes have broken out between Israeli police and a group of Palestinian worshipers after the regime’s forces ...

Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian minors in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Israeli violence against detained Palestinian children on rise: NGO

Islam Times - An independent non-governmental organization (NGO) says violence against the Palestinian children detained ...

Former Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman

Netanyahu’s policies on Iran ‘isolated’ Israel: Lieberman

Islam Times - Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman admits that Israel’s policies on Iran have isolated the ...

A picture taken on May 20, 2015 in the southern West Bank village of Susya shows a Palestinian woman standing in front of a makeshift tent.

Palestinians protest against demolition of West Bank village Susya

Islam Times - Hundreds of Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists have staged a demonstration in the occupied West Bank ...

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on July 25, 2015 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) meeting with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the capital, Cairo.

France in talks with Egypt to sell two more corvette warships

Islam Times - France has stepped up its weapons sales to Egypt by initiating negotiations on two more corvette warships.

Trial of Egypt

Trial of Egypt's Morsi adjourned due to his poor health

Islam Times - Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s trial has been adjourned due to his poor health condition.

Detained protesters escorted by Egyptian security forces

Tens of Egyptians 'secretly' arrested, missing, Human Rights Watch says

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says dozens of Egyptians have disappeared after being “secretly” detained by the ...

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind bars during his trial in Cairo, Egypt, June 21, 2015.

Egypt ex-president seeks to have death sentence overturned

Islam Times - Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi is set to appeal the death sentence handed down to him for allegedly ...

 
 
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Burundi’s incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza (2nd R) lines up prior to casting his ballot at a polling station in his native village of Buye in Ngozi Province, July 21, 2015.

Burundi’s President Nkurunziza declared winner of election

Islam Times - Official election results in Burundi show that incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a third consecutive term in office.

Ex-National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki (C) talking to former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Home of Nigeria's ex-security chief raided over treason charges

Islam Times - Nigerian agents have found evidence at the home of a former national security adviser, proving his alleged scheme to topple the government.

Algerian soldiers near the capital, Algiers

Al-Qaeda militants claim killing of 14 Algerian soldiers

Islam Times - The al-Qaeda militant group has claimed responsibility for the killing of 14 Algerian soldiers, after carrying out an attack against an army patrol in the southwest of the capital, Algiers.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (C) arrives in Dar es Salaam on May 13 , 2015 for a crisis summit of East African leaders in Tanzania.

Uganda president visits Burundi for crisis talks

Islam Times - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in Burundi for crisis talks as President Pierre Nkurunziza is preparing to run for a controversial third consecutive term in office.

 
Libyan delegates sign a UN-brokered peace deal in Skhirat, near the Moroccan capital, Rabat, July 11, 2015.

Libya parties sign power-sharing agreement

Islam Times - Several political parties from Libya have agreed on a framework for a power-sharing deal, which, however, has not been backed by one of the major warring parties in the North African country.

Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, gives a press conference on June 9, 2015, in the Morrocan city of Skhirat.

UN envoy optimistic about Libya unity government deal

Islam Times - The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya has expressed optimism that the North African country's two rival parliaments would endorse his plan for a unity government later this week.

Libya ‘militant’ rejects US claim of killing Mokhtr Belmokhtar

Libya ‘militant’ rejects US claim of killing Mokhtr Belmokhtar

Islam Times - A purported militant source in Libya has denied US claims that its military airstrikes have killed a major al-Qaeda-linked Algerian terrorist, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, claiming that he was not at the site targeted by in the American strikes.

The undated AFP photo shows senior al-Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

Airstrike kills senior Qaeda commander in eastern Libya

Islam Times - A senior commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist group has been killed in an attack in Libya.

 
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.

Mourad Gharsalli, said to be a member of a group linked to al-Qaeda in Tunisia

Tunisia says it kills senior leader of group linked to al-Qaeda

Islam Times - Tunisian authorities say a senior leader of a group said to be affiliated to al-Qaeda militant group in the North African country was among a group of people killed earlier during an operation by security forces.

A masked Tunisian soldier stands guard on the beach at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port El Kantaoui on June 29, 2015.

About 5,500 Tunisians in ISIL ranks, UN experts say

Islam Times - UN experts have said that almost 5,500 Tunisians have joined the ranks of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in recent years.

Tunisian medics stand next to covered bodies in the resort town of Sousse following a mass shooting on June 26, 2015.

Tunisia in fear of ISIL terror attacks: Prime minister

Islam Times - Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has defended the recently imposed state of emergency, saying his country fears more "terrorist attacks" similar to the recent incident that claimed the lives of 38 foreign tourists.

 
 
 
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