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Majority of Palestinian public want Abbas to resign

Majority of Palestinian public want Abbas to resign

Islam Times - A recent poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the occupied West ...

Israeli Regime Taken to ICC for Crimes against Palestinians

Israeli Regime Taken to ICC for Crimes against Palestinians

Islam Times - The International Criminal Court has received a file documenting crimes committed by the Israeli regime against ...

UN Security Council members vote on the Iran resolution at the UN headquarters in New York

Courting the Global South: will Israel become a UN Security Council member?

Islam Times - There is a great irony in the fact that Israel is seeking a seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)....

The undated photo shows Palestinian protesters demonstrating for the release of female prisoners from Israeli jails.

Israel holding 58 Palestinian women 'under dire conditions'

Islam Times - The Israeli regime is holding at least 58 Palestinian women, including 10 minors, "under dire conditions" ...

Mohammed Mahdi Akef looks on during his trial in Cairo

Ex-Leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Dies in Hospital

Islam Times - Mohammed Mahdi Akef, a former supreme guide of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, died in a Cairo hospital on Friday ...

Egypt Court Upholds Morsi’s 25-Year Prison Sentence in Qatar Spy Case

Egypt Court Upholds Morsi’s 25-Year Prison Sentence in Qatar Spy Case

Islam Times - An Egyptian court has upheld a life sentence for ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi on charges ...

Seven Killed in Egypt’s Sinai amid Rising Insecurity

Seven Killed in Egypt’s Sinai amid Rising Insecurity

Islam Times - At least seven people have been killed following a shootout in Egypt's resistive Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday ...

Egypt: Regional Position, Foreign Policy, Troubled Economy

Egypt: Regional Position, Foreign Policy, Troubled Economy

Islam Times - Understanding the Egyptian foreign policy takes focusing on the key four factors of its geography, national ...

 
 
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Rohingya refugee children sit next to makeshift shelters at the refugee camp of Balukhali near the locality of Ukhia, Bangladesh, on September 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Despite Suu Kyi’s claims, army still burning Muslim villages: Amnesty

Islam Tmes - Amnesty International says Myanmar’s military and vigilante Buddhist mobs continue to set fire to Rohingya Muslim villages in Rakhine State, contradicting claims by de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi that army operations have ended there.

UN Security Council convenes a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on September 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Seven countries urge UNSC meeting on Myanmar violence against Rohingyas

Islam Times - Seven countries have called on the UN Security Council to convene a meeting to discuss the ongoing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York on September 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Time for talks with North Korea over: Japan

Islam Times - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says time for talks with North Korea has come to an end, calling for exerting "pressure" on Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear programs.

North Korea Envoy Boycotts Trump’s UNGA Address

North Korea Envoy Boycotts Trump’s UNGA Address

Islam Times - The North Korean envoy walked out of the United Nations General Assembly Hall before US President Donald Trump took to the podium and made more threats against Pyongyang.

 
What Factors Force Saudi Change of Qatar Policy?

What Factors Force Saudi Change of Qatar Policy?

Islam Times - Leading the kingdom’s delegation to New York to take part in the 72th United Nations General Assembly, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and discussed the Persian Gulf Arab crisis.

Abdulrahman al-Sudais

Saudi Mecca Imam Censured for Pro-Trump Remarks

Islam Times - Speaking during a visit to New York, Abdulrahman al-Sudais, Saudi royal court appointee, has sparked an outcry for his bizarre remarks in praise of the US president who has gained infamy across the world for his war mongering outbursts.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, shakes hands with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon after signing agreements in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 19, 2017. (Saudi Press Agency/handout via Reuters)

Amid Yemen war, Saudi signs military cooperation deal with Britain

Islam Times - Britain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework deal on military and security cooperation as the Riyadh regime intensifies its ongoing campaign against Yemen.

Saudi Arabia Plans 80% Increase in Fuel Prices

Saudi Arabia Plans 80% Increase in Fuel Prices

Islam Times - The Saudi regime is planning domestic prices for gasoline and jet fuel by around 80% this year in a sign of worsening economic situation in the Persian Gulf monarchy.

 
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Lebanese Army Placed on Alert Following Terrorist, Israeli Threats

Islam Times - Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, ordered troops on Saturday to maintain readiness in order to confront Takfiri terrorists and Israeli enemy.

In this file photo, two Israeli Air Force F-15I Ra’am aircraft practice air defense maneuvers at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, the United States. (Photo by the United States Air Force)

Israeli warplanes cause sonic boom over southern Lebanon

Islam Times - Israeli fighter jets have violated Lebanese airspace and flown low over parts of the country in flagrant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Syrian forces members stand on a tank next to a vehicle waiting to transport Daesh terrorists in the Qara area in Syria

Hezbollah: US hampering Daesh evacuation deal on Syria border

Islam Times - The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has accused the US of hampering an evacuation deal with the Daesh terrorist group.

Lebanon

Hariri rejects Israeli claims about ‘missile factories’ in Lebanon

Islam Times - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri has rejected Israel’s claims that Iran is building factories to produce missiles in Lebanese territory, accusing the Israeli regime of carrying out “deception campaigns.”

 
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami

Iran ‘needs no permission to boost its defense might’

Islam Times - Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic will seek permission from no country to bolster its defense power.

Major General Qassem Soleimani

ISIS in Syria, Iraq to be Ousted in Two Months: Iran’s Quds Force Cmdr.

Islam Times - The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force says the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group will be ousted in two months.

The logo of the Group of 77 at the United Nations

After Trump speech, entire G-77 backs Iran deal

Islam Times - One hundred and thirty four countries, under the banner of the Group of 77 at the United Nations, have voiced support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries following a tirade by US President Donald Trump against Iran and the deal at the UN.

Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs

Iran reiterates opposition to Kurdish referendum

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official has expressed the Islamic Republic’s opposition to an upcoming referendum for independence by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, saying that Tehran supports the Arab country’s territorial integrity.

 
Iraqi Forces Advance in Offensive to Liberates Hawija from ISIS

Iraqi Forces Advance in Offensive to Liberates Hawija from ISIS

Islam Times - Iraqi government forces have managed to seize back nearly 12 villages as they advance in an offensive against ISIS terrorists in Hawija town, Kirkuk province.

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Massoud Barzani: Kurdish referendum will go ahead

Islam Times - President of Iraq's Kurdish region Massoud Barzani says the planned referendum will be held next week despite international warnings.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Photo by AFP)

Planned Kurdish referendum to open door to bloodshed: Iraqi premier

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned against catastrophic ramifications of a planned independence referendum in the country’s northern Kurdistan region, calling for dialog to resolve the issue.

Turkish jets kill three civilians in Iraq

Turkish jets kill three civilians in Iraq

Islam Times - Three civilians have been killed when Turkish fighter jets bombarded Duhok province in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, a report says.

 
In this photo released by the Turkish presidential palace, President Tayyip Erdogan (C) chairs a National Security Council meeting in Ankara, Turkey, September 22, 2017. (Via Reuters)

Iraqi Kurdistan vote poses direct threat to Turkish national security: Turkey

Islam Times - Turkey’s top security body says an independence referendum planned by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region “directly” threatens Turkish national security.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City, September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkey may impose bans on Iraqi Kurdistan if referendum held: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country may impose sanctions on Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region if it goes ahead with a planned independence referendum.

Why Kurdish Referendum Causes Turkey’s Concerns?

Why Kurdish Referendum Causes Turkey’s Concerns?

Islam Times - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim expressed on Monday his country’s strong opposition to the forthcoming Kurdish independence referendum, saying that the referendum the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has planned is a challenge to the Turkish national security,...

Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli (File photo)

Iraq breakup will lead to global conflict: Turkish minister

Islam Times - Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli has reiterated Ankara’s opposition to a planned Kurdish independence referendum in northern Iraq, warning that disintegration of Iraq will lead to a global conflict.

 
Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Pakistani Court Issues Arrest Warrant against Finance Minister

Islam Times - A Pakistani court ordered on Wednesday the arrest of the country's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after he did not appear in court to answer a corruption case.

Iranian President Shakes hand with Pakistani Foreign Minister

What’s behind Pakistani FM Visit to Iran, Turkey?

Islam Times - The Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif visited Iran and Turkey in past few days to discuss ways to settle the Afghan crisis, less than a month after Islamabad-Washington tensions escalated over the new US strategy in Afghanistan.

Workers of the PML-N political party guide voters and share voting lists outside a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, September 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Kulsoom Sharif wins key vacant parliament seat in Lahore

Islam Times - Kulsoom Sharif, the wife of ex-Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has won a key parliamentary seat, which was left vacant after the ouster of her husband by the Supreme Court amid a corruption scandal in July.

In this photograph, which was taken on May 4, 2013, the daughter of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam (R), and her mother, Kulsoom (L), wave to supporters during an election campaign rally in Lahore, Pakistan. (By AFP)

Pakistanis voting in Lahore for Sharif’s parliament seat

Islam Times - Pakistanis have started going to polls in a by-election seen as a test of support for the family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of the 2018 general elections.

 
An Afghan police officer surveys the damage from a truck bomb near several embassies in Kabul in May. (photo via The New York Times)

US to expand Afghan capital’s security zone to extend military presence

Islam Times - The US military is planning to expand boundaries of the Green Zone in the Afghan capital Kabul in an effort to not only bring nearly all Western embassies, NATO and American military headquarters within the protected area, but to prolong US military presence in the ...

Why US Seeks Brokering Taliban-Afghan Govt. Peace Talks?

Why US Seeks Brokering Taliban-Afghan Govt. Peace Talks?

Islam Times - The US Assistant Secretary of State and Acting Special Representative to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and South Asia Affairs Alice Wells has told the Voice of America news agency that Washington has put to work its efforts to prepare the ground for negotiations between the ...

Afghan protesters angry with insulting leaflets dropped by US jets

Afghan protesters angry with insulting leaflets dropped by US jets

Islam Times - Hundreds of Afghans have staged a protest in a district near the capital Kabul to express anger at propaganda leaflets dropped by American jets last week that were deemed offensive to Islam.

US New Afghan Strategy Impairs Afghan Gov., Heralds Long-term Stay

US New Afghan Strategy Impairs Afghan Gov., Heralds Long-term Stay

Islam Times - As the US unveiled its new strategy in Afghanistan in late August, revealing controversial powers granted to the American forces has drown reaction and rejection of the Afghan government. The leverages, according to the American President Donald Trump, will allow the ...

 
Yemenis Mark Revolution Victory in Massive Rallies, Slam Saudi Aggression

Yemenis Mark Revolution Victory in Massive Rallies, Slam Saudi Aggression

Islam Times - Hundreds of thousands of people have marched across the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, to mark the third anniversary of the country’s September 21 Revolution while condemning the ongoing brutal Saudi-led aggression against the country.

Saudi bombardment of civilian building in Yemen has left millions displaced

Two Million Yemenis Displaced by Saudi-Led Aggression: Report

Islam Times - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that the number of internally displaced people in Yemen had reached nearly 2 million due to the ongoing Saudi-led aggression on the impoverished Arab state.

Displaced Yemeni children stand outside a make-shift shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen, April 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Almost 2 million people internally displaced in Yemen: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN)’s refugee agency says nearly two million people have been internally displaced due to the conflict in Yemen.

Resigned Saudi-Based Yemeni President Rents Islands, Port to Aggressor UAE

Resigned Saudi-Based Yemeni President Rents Islands, Port to Aggressor UAE

Islam Times - Two Red Sea and Indian Ocean islands belonging to Yemen have been rented out to the UAE for what the media called a 25-year rental contract signed between Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Emirati officials.

 
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

Islam Times - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Qatar

Qatar ready to 'sit at table' to resolve Persian Gulf dispute

Islam Times - Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says Doha is ready to negotiate with the emirate’s fellow Arab states to find a solution to the diplomatic row in the Persian Gulf region.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Saudi-led quartet trying to turn Qatar into ‘state of trusteeship’: Doha

Islam Times - Qatar says the “illegal” blockade imposed on Doha by the Saudi-led quartet of countries is aimed to force the peninsular Persian Gulf nation to become a “state of trusteeship.”

Protesters from the Campaign Against Arms Trade, a UK-based organization, lie on the ground as they demonstrate against the Defense & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London on September 12, 2013. (Photo by AP)

UK exploiting Qatar crisis for own profit through arms exports

Islam Times - Britain is exploiting a rift between several Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and Qatar through designating both sides as the “priority markets” for its arms sales, a report suggests.

 
The file photo shows the Tureibil border crossing between Iraq and Jordan

Iraq-Jordan Main Border Crossing Opens after 2 Years

Islam Times - Jordan-Iraq main border crossing is set to be reopened on Wednesday for the first time since 2015, in the wake of Iraqi forces success in establishing control over the main highway to Baghdad.

Jordanian security forces (foreground) stand guard before protesters as they wave national flags and chant slogans against Israel during a demonstration near the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, on July 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Jordan blocking Israel envoy’s return over shooting

Islam Times - Jordan is barring the Israeli ambassador to Amman from returning to the Arab country until legal action is taken against an Israeli embassy guard who recently killed two Jordanian citizens, says a Jordanian official.

Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy

Protesters in Amman call for closure of Israeli embassy

Islam Times - Jordanians have protested in the capital Amman, demanding the closure of the Israeli embassy in response to the death of two nationals at the hands of its guard last month.

Jordanian protesters hold a banner reading in Arabic "resist and do not compromise, declare the annulment of the Wadi Araba [peace] treaty" with Israel, during a demonstration near the Israeli embassy in Amman on July 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Jordanians urge cancellation of ‘shameful’ peace treaty with Israel

Islam Times - Angered by a recent fatal shooting at the Israel embassy, Jordanians hold a demonstration in Amman demanding the government shut down the mission and scrap the unpopular 1994 peace treaty with Tel Aviv.

 
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (photo by Reuters)

Hong Kong leader urges end to calls for independence

Islam Times - Hong Kong’s leader has called for an immediate halt to calls for independence in the semi-autonomous Chinese region, warning that the issue is “destroying the relationship” with Beijing.

This file photo shows Chinese and Russian warships during naval drills.(Via Reuters)

China, Russia begin joint drills near North Korea

Islam Times - China and Russia have started joint naval drills near North Korea, amid continuing tensions chiefly between Pyongyang and Washington that risk turning into a military conflict.

China calls for rational action by India amid border standoff

China calls for rational action by India amid border standoff

Islam Times - China has urged India to abide by the international law and act rationally as tensions escalate between the two neighbors in a remote border area.

China Warns US over Potential Contacts with Taiwan

China Warns US over Potential Contacts with Taiwan

Islam Times - China threatened the US on Tuesday no to make military contacts with Taiwan as the island-nation's defense minister is set to make brief transit in New York and Los Angeles en route to and from Central American allies.

 
A file photo of Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan

Australia investigates alleged war crimes by soldiers in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Australia’s military watchdog has launched a probe into reports of possible war crimes committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan over the past years.

Australia Joins US Trading Threats with North Korea

Australia Joins US Trading Threats with North Korea

Islam Times - North Korea rebuked Australia for sending troops to join the US and South Korea war games painting it as a “suicidal act.”

The handout photo, released by the New South Wales Police on December 10, 2015, shows a man (C) being taken into custody during a counter-terrorism operation in Sydney, Australia. (Via AFP)

Australia charges 3 over attacks on Shia mosque

Islam Times - Police in Australia have charged three men with terrorism over two “Daesh-inspired” arson attacks against a Shia Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year.

Police speak to passersby as they man a check point in the inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills on July 29, 2017. (Photos by AFP)

Australia foils ‘terror plot’ aimed at downing plane

Islam Times - Australia has thwarted a Takfiri-inspired “terrorist plot” aimed at downing an aircraft with explosives.

 
 
 
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This file photo taken on June 7, 2017 in Kikwit shows a volunteer bringing daily food rations for Internally Displaced Persons at a refugee camp. (Via AFP)

Refugees in Zambia say DR Congo troops killing civilians: UN

Islam Times - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces have been killing civilians in an insurgency-hit region, prompting the latest influx of refugees into northern Zambia, a senior UN official said, citing accounts of asylum seekers.

Human skulls arranged at the Murambi genocide memorial, near Butare, Rwanda.

US Secret Role in Rwandan Genocide

Islam Times - Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. The killers used simple tools – machetes, clubs and other blunt objects, or herded people into buildings and set them aflame with kerosene. Most of ...

People stands outside the scene of an attack on a hotel and an adjacent restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia

Al Shabab Takfiri Terrorists Kill Six in Somalia Attack

Islam Times - Al-Shabab Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed six people in the central Somali city of Beledweyne.

This file photo shows Nigerian troops during a patrol in the Borno state town of Banki to guard against Boko Haram attacks. (Photo by AFP)

Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

Islam Times - Suspected Takfiri Boko Haram militants have killed at least 18 people in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Cameroon in the latest surge of lethal assaults by the terror outfit in the restive region, local sources say.

 
New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers

New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers

Islam Times - A new cycle of civil war is looming in Libya after General Khalifa Haftar banned all officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidential Council led by Fayez al-Sarraj from entering East of Libya, where he holds sway.

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country

11 beheaded in Libya checkpoint attack

Islam Times - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.

Libyan military commander General Khalifa Hifter listens during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (unseen) in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, August 14, 2017. (Photo by AP)

Libya’s General Haftar meets Russian ministers, demands military help

Islam Times - Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has met Russian foreign and defense ministers during a visit to Moscow.

Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country

Libya’s Derna suffers as Haftar’s LNA tightens siege on city

Islam Times - The Libyan National Army (LNA), a militia group led by General Khalifa Haftar, has tightened a crippling siege on the northeastern city of Derna as the renegade military strongman seeks the permanent ouster of rival militia from the region he controls in eastern Libya....

 
A handout picture released by the Tunisian Presidency Press Service shows Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) meeting with Libyan General Khalifa Haftar on September 18, 2017 at Carthage Palace in Tunis. (Photo by AFP)

Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

Islam Times - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighboring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed

Tunisia’s PM Appoints New Cabinet after Infighting

Islam Times - Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed named on Wednesday a new cabinet after reaching a deal with political parties following weeks of wrangling over posts.

Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

Tunisian Army Deployed to Protect Oil, Gas Fields amid Protests

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

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

Tunisian Forces Kill Terrorists in Security Operation

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

 
 
 
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