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What Drives Motivate Israeli Missile Attacks on Syria?

What Drives Motivate Israeli Missile Attacks on Syria?

Islam Times - The central command of the Syrian army has announced that on Friday morning the Israeli regime fired several ...

Israeli forces attack ralliers urging return of Palestinian bodies

Israeli forces attack ralliers urging return of Palestinian bodies

Islam Times - The Israeli military has violently suppressed a Palestinian protest rally calling for the release of the bodies ...

Participants of a Mideast peace conference held in Paris on January 15, 2017 pose for a group picture.

PLO welcomes France peace conference closing statement

Islam Times - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has welcomed the closing statement of a Middle East peace conference ...

Consequences of Planned US Embassy Move to al-Quds

Consequences of Planned US Embassy Move to al-Quds

Islam Times - US President-elect Donald Trump intends to relocate the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem) ...

An Egyptian woman celebrates with a national flag on January 16, 2017, after a ruling against the government’s islands deal with Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian court rejects handover of islands to Saudi in final ruling

Islam Times - A top court in Egypt has upheld a ruling against the government’s decision to hand over two strategic Red ...

This photo, taken from the site of a militant attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish, shows the body of a militant incapacitated by security forces, Egypt, January 9, 2017.

13 Egyptian security forces killed in militant attack in Sinai

Islam Times - At least 13 Egyptian security forces have been killed in a multipronged militant attack on a checkpoint in ...

In this April 15, 2016 photo, Egyptians in Cairo shout slogans against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a protest at the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Egypt arrests a dozen in protest against giving islands to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Egypt has arrested 12 people for taking part in a protest against the government’s decision to hand over two ...

This photo, dated May 19, 2014, shows a mass trial of political prisoners as defendants in the cage receive sentences ranging from death by hanging, life in jail and eight to 15 years in prison on charges of murder, rioting, and violence, in Alexandria, Egypt.

Heavy sentences given to supporters of Egypt’s Morsi

Islam Times - Two courts in Egypt have handed down heavy sentences to scores of people as part of the ruling junta’s continued ...

 
 
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Seven Decades on, Deadly Kashmir Conflict Remains Unresolved

Seven Decades on, Deadly Kashmir Conflict Remains Unresolved

Islam Times - 2017 marks seventy years since the Kashmir territorial conflict started between India and Pakistan in 1947 after British colonialists were purged from the region.

Nur Hossain (C), a former member of the ruling party in Bangladesh, who has been sentenced to death for ordering the killing of an arch-rival

Bangladesh sentences 26, including politician, ex-police commander, to death

Islam Times - A court in Bangladesh has handed death penalties to a politician and a former elite police force commander as well as other members of the force for the abduction and killing of seven men three years ago.

Damascus and Mosul are parched.

Weaponizing Water against Damascus, Mosul

Islam Times - Water is an essential element of living. Yet, deliberately and knowingly, extremist groups in both Syria and Iraq have weaponized water against civilians by cutting off water supplies. The world, meanwhile, particularly those who have had a hand in the expansion of ...

A new engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is seen being tested at a site at Sohae Space Center in North Pyongan Province in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 9, 2016.

North Korea has enough plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: South Korea

Islam Times - South Korea says the North has acquired as much as 50 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to manufacture 10 nuclear bombs.

 
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh

Wahhabi Cleric: Cinema, Concerts Are “Evil”

Islam Times - Top Wahhabi cleric in Saudi Arabia condemned plans to open cinemas and concerts in the Arab country.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meets with Spanish King Felipe VI in Riyadh on January 15, 2017.

Spanish King meets Saudi King amid warship negotiations

Islam Times - Spain's King Felipe VI has met with Saudi King Salman amid ongoing negotiations between Madrid and Riyadh over the purchase of Spanish warships.

Two-Goal Single Shot: Arabs and Struggles for Tel Aviv Closeness

Two-Goal Single Shot: Arabs and Struggles for Tel Aviv Closeness

Islam Times - With Donald J. Trump's victory in the US presidential election and his entry to the White House, one of the issues that needs to be taken into account is the influence his rise to power can leave on the Arab world, including the Israeli regime’s ties with the Arab countries,...

Syrian Army Discovers Saudi-Made Chemical Weapons in Aleppo

Syrian Army Discovers Saudi-Made Chemical Weapons in Aleppo

Islam Times - Syrian national army has discovered Saudi-made stocks of chemical weapons in the recently liberated city of Aleppo.

 
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) meets with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, in Beirut, Lebanon, January 7, 2017.

Rifts among Muslim nations serve Israeli interests: Lebanon PM

Islam Times - The Lebanese prime minister says Muslim nations should close their ranks in the face of Israeli attempts to take advantage of rifts in the Islamic world and the terror threats facing the Middle East.

Lebanese Legislators Approve New Cabinet

Lebanese Legislators Approve New Cabinet

Islam Times - Lebanon's Parliament has approved Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s Cabinet on Wednesday, with 87 out of 92 MPs giving vote of confidence to the country's national unity lineup.

Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, delivers a speech via a video link from the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on December 23, 2016.

Takfiri terrorism does not belong to Islam: Hezbollah chief

Islam Times - The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says Takfiri militants perpetrating heinous crimes across the Middle East and North Africa have no connection to Islam and the religion's most revered figure Prophet Muhmamd (PBUH).

Lebanon’s New Cabinet, Hezbollah Achievements

Lebanon’s New Cabinet, Hezbollah Achievements

Islam Times - The Lebanese Prime Minister has formed a national accord government after the election of a president in October with both events termed as achievements of country’s Hezbollah resistance movement.

 
Iranian Quds Commander Qassem Soleimani

US Should Target Iranian Quds Force Commander, Soleimani: American Enterprise

Islam Times - An article in the American Enterprise Ideas analytic site encourages US authorities to target the commander of Iranian Quds forces as his role is drastically growing in the region.

Federica Mogherini, the high representative of the European Union (EU) for foreign affairs and security policy

Mogherini: EU to stay true to Iran nuclear deal

Islam Times - The European Union (EU)’s top diplomat says the bloc will remain committed to and work to ensure the proper execution of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

Russia diplomats learning from Iran counterparts: Deputy FM

Islam Times - A Russian deputy foreign minister and former lead negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks has praised Iranian diplomatic panache, saying Russian diplomats are learning from their Iranian counterparts how to break free from stringent sanctions.

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Iran won't allow reopening of new nuclear case: Top diplomat

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says the country's landmark nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries is non-negotiable and Tehran will never allow any new nuclear case to be opened against it.

 
How Can Iraq’s Kurdistan Economic Woes Be Eased?

How Can Iraq’s Kurdistan Economic Woes Be Eased?

Islam Times - At the time being, the key problem– even outstripping the threat posed by ISIS terrorist group– that the regional government of Iraq's Kurdistan is grappling with is the economic crisis. The Kurdish region’s government has always argued that foreign and imposed factors ...

Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) clash with Takfiri Daesh terrorists near the Mosul University, January 13, 2017.

Iraqi forces fully recapture Mosul University from Daesh

Islam Times - Forces with the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) have fully liberated the Mosul University, in a key advance against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in the strategic northern city.

ISIS Terrorists Cut Off Mosul Water Supply

ISIS Terrorists Cut Off Mosul Water Supply

Islam Times - ISIS terrorists have cut off water supply in areas of Mosul where were liberated by the Iraqi national army.

Iraqi forces patrol a street in Mosul in the al-Wihdah neighborhood after recapturing the area from Daesh Takfiri terrorists on January 9, 2017

Daesh car bomb attacks drop sharply in Mosul: Iraqi Cmdr.

Islam Times - The number of car bomb attacks by Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul has fallen sharply, signifying the weakening of the group, a top Iraqi commander says.

 
Deep Gaps,Turkey’s Security Crisis

Deep Gaps,Turkey’s Security Crisis

Islam Times - The Republic of Turkey since its establishment has witnessed a slew of developments both at home and abroad. Being a linking bridge between Europe and Asia, this country has undergone diversified security conditions.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony for veterans and relatives of victims in Ankara on October 27, 2016.

Turkish lawmakers pass first reading of constitutional amendments

Islam Times - The first reading of controversial legislation aimed at boosting Turkey’s president has been passed by the country’s parliament.

Turkey Arrests Erdogan’s Ex-Security Chief over Failed Coup

Turkey Arrests Erdogan’s Ex-Security Chief over Failed Coup

Islam Times - Turkey government has arrested the former head of President Erdogan's security staff over alleged ties with US-based opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of having masterminded the mid-July coup attempt last year.

Erdogan Closer to His Dream as Turkish MPs Approve Constitutional Change

Erdogan Closer to His Dream as Turkish MPs Approve Constitutional Change

Islam Times - During the first round of voting on the constitutional changes presented by the ruling party, Turkish parliament members gave an approval vote to the draft on Monday.

 
Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif (C)

Fake story prompts Pakistani threat of nuclear strike against Israel

Islam Times - A fake Israeli threat of a nuclear attack against Pakistan has elicited a tacit but real Pakistani threat of an atomic strike against Israel.

Former Pakistani president, Asif Ali Zardari, waves as he leaves a court in Islamabad, January 9, 2014.

Pakistan’s ex-president Zardari returns from exile

Islam Times - Pakistan’s former president and co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) opposition group Asif Ali Zardari has returned to his home country after 18 months in exile.

The file photo shows Pakistan

Pakistani military test-fires medium-range cruise missile

Islam Times - Pakistan has successfully test-fired a revised version of a locally developed medium-range cruise missile.

How Afghanistan Blocks Closer Pakistan-Russia Ties?

How Afghanistan Blocks Closer Pakistan-Russia Ties?

Islam Times - The security and political relations in the Central Asia region are witnessing fast-moving transformation these days. India, once standing as a rival of the US, now is showing tendency towards Washington. On the other side, Pakistan is moving away more and more from ...

 
Afghan man clears debris at the site of a bombing that targeted a gathering of the local tribal elders in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar Province on October 31, 2016.

Daesh militants attack Nangarhar district, torch 60 houses

Islam Times - Militants of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have raided a district in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, setting fire to some 60 houses there.

31 Killed, 80 Injured after Twin Blasts Hit Kabul

31 Killed, 80 Injured after Twin Blasts Hit Kabul

Islam Times - At least 31 people were killed and dozens injured after two suicide bombings targeted a van Tuesday carrying administrative staffers of the Afghan parliament in the capital of Kabul.

US withdrawal, the only hope for peace in Afghanistan

US withdrawal, the only hope for peace in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The best case scenario for peace in Afghanistan is US withdrawal of forces from the country and multilateral negotiations between main stakeholders to establish a national unity government, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a ...

Another parliament member attacked in Afghan capital

Another parliament member attacked in Afghan capital

Islam Times - An Afghan lawmaker has been wounded in a bomb attack in a crowded area of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul.

 
Saleh al-Samad, the president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council

Yemen frustrated all Saudi goals in Bab-el-Mandeb: Yemeni official

Islam Times - The president of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council says all attempts by Saudi-backed militants to advance in Yemen’s southwestern coastal areas near the Bab-al-Mandeb Strait have been thwarted.

Saudi, US, UK shamed in HRW Yemen report

Saudi, US, UK shamed in HRW Yemen report

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has blamed the Saudi regime for thousands of civilian deaths since the onset of its aerial and ground campaign against Yemeni, which is strongly supported by Riyadh’s allies, particularly the US and the UK.

Saudi Arabian tanks deployed in Yemen

Fighting in Yemen’s Bab al-Mandeb strait kills 70

Islam Times - Two days of severe clashes in the Bab al-Mandeb strait between fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement and pro-Hadi troops have claimed the lives of some 70 soldiers from both sides.

How Jews of Yemen Airlifted to Israeli Regime?

How Jews of Yemen Airlifted to Israeli Regime?

Islam Times - Hundreds of the Jewry have been living in Yemen for thousands of years. They are majorly concentrated in Rida district in the city of Amran and also in Al-Salem district in Sa’dah province.

 
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,...

 
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.

US Forces in Jordan

Jordanian Military Guards Kill 3 US Troops in Exchange of Fire

Islam Times - Three US troops were killed when security forces opened fire at a truck approaching the gate of a military base in Jordan on Friday.

 
Risible Trump playing with fire over Taiwan: Chinese media

Risible Trump playing with fire over Taiwan: Chinese media

Islam Times - Chinese state media say incoming US President Donald Trump is “playing with fire” by challenging China’s sovereignty over Taiwan, promising that Beijing would strongly respond to any reconsideration by the US of the so-called One China policy.

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

Sino-US war may be inevitable: Chinese media

Islam Times - Chinese media have warned that the belligerent posture by US President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state vis-à-vis China could lead to a “devastating confrontation” between China and the United States.

This file, handout image shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile during a test.

China, Russia work out 'countermeasures' against THAAD deployment in S Korea

Islam Times - China and Russia have reportedly agreed to take new "countermeasures" against the United States’ decision to install an advanced missile system in South Korea.

Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?

Why Trump playing Taiwan Card with China?

Islam Times - In further escalation of Beijing-Washington ties Taiwanese (China Taipei) President met senior US Republican lawmakers in Houston on Sunday.

 
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.

Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Australia Urges Bahrain to Commit to Int’l Obligations to Achieve Political Reform

Islam Times - The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its interest in the human rights situation in Bahrain and its wish that Bahrain maintain its commitment to achieving concrete political reform based on respect for the legitimate rights and aspirations of all its ...

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

John Pilger Exposes Australia’s Shocking Secret in Utopia

Islam Times - Two years in the making, John Pilger’s controversial new film Utopia reveals a shocking national secret behind the postcard image of the “lucky country”

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Refugees Treated Inhumanly at Australian Detention Center

Islam Times - Sexual abuse and misconduct against refugee children and women are pervasive at an Australian detention facility.

 
 
 
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Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow (C) flanked by his supporters arrives at a hotel in the capital, Banjul, for a meeting with four African heads of state, December 13, 2016.

Adama Barrow lands in Senegal amid political crisis in Gambia

Islam Times - Gambia’s opposition leader Adama Barrow, who was declared the winner of the December presidential election, has landed in neighboring Senegal, where he will remain until his planned inauguration this week.

Algerian policemen are seen in the capital, Algiers.

Algeria busts international spy cell working for Israel

Islam Times - Algeria security forces have reportedly disbanded an international espionage network working for the Israeli regime in the North African country.

Ivory Coast mutinous soldiers wait for Defense Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi at the airport in Bouake, the country

Ivory Coast clinches deal with mutinous soldiers

Islam Times - A deal has been reached between the Ivory Coast’s government and the mutinous troops, days after a group of dissident army soldiers took over army bases in cities across the West African country, demanding bonus payments.

Muslim worshipers stand by at Cape Town mosque amid reports that two mosque in the city were defaced in rare Islamophobic acts in the country.

Islamophobic attacks target mosques in South Africa's Cape Town

Islam Times - South African authorities have announced rare incidents of Islamophobic attacks on two mosques in the major city of Cape Town, where places of worship were defaced with blood sprayed on walls.

 
Libyan forces gesture after pushing into Ghiza Bahriya district following a battle with Daesh terrorists in Sirte, Libya, November 22, 2016.

Daesh ‘desperately’ resisting in Sirte as Libya forces advance

Islam Times - A spokesman for the Libyan forces says Daesh is desperately resisting amid the advances of the country’s troops in the terrorist group’s ex-North African stronghold of Sirte.

Muammar Gaddafi

From ‘Mad Dog’ to ‘Model’, Back: How West Changed Its Mind on Libya’s Gaddafi

Islam Times - In the 42 years that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya, Western views went from considering him a cartoon villain to believing him a model of international conduct – and back to villain again, when the West backed an armed rebellion against him.

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Islam Times - On October 14, a former Prime Minister of Libya – Khalifa al-Ghwell – gathered some supporters at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli and announced that he was the new head of government. It was a curious moment for this former engineer from the city of Misrata – the hotbed ...

Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government gather during a battle with Daesh terrorists in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya October 9, 2016.

Libyan forces tighten noose around Daesh in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord continue advancing inside Sirte, as part of a major offensive to liberate the port city from the Daesh terrorists.

 
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.

Tunisian aerospace engineer Mohammed Zawahri

Israel Implicated in Tunisian Engineer Assassination: Report

Islam Times - Palestinian media and experts say that Israeli regime may have had a role in the killing of a Tunisian aerospace engineer earlier this week.

 
 
 
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