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Palestinians carry national flags as they stage a rally to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 15, 2017. (Photo by AP)

Britain urged to recognize sovereign Palestinian state

Islam Times - Palestinian officials have called on the UK to recognize an independent Palestinian state and press the Israeli ...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gives a speech during a meeting of Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on July 21, 2017, during which he announced freezing contacts with Israel. (Photo by AFP)

Tel Aviv ignored Palestinian president’s proposal on resuming security ties: Israeli lawmakers

Islam Times - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Tel Aviv authorities have rejected his proposal on resuming security ...

Supporters of Sheikh Raed Salah (portrait), a Palestinian cleric and a leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, gather in protest against his detention outside an Israeli regime court near Tel Aviv on August 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Israel extends detention of Palestinian cleric over al-Aqsa Mosque protests

Islam Times - The Israeli regime has extended for several more days the detention of Sheikh Raed Salah, a cleric caught ...

PalestinianPresident Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas threatens to slowly cut funding to Gaza Strip over row with Hamas

Islam Times - Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to gradually cut financial support to the ...

Egyptian tank runs over explosive-laden vehicle

Egyptian tank runs over explosive-laden vehicle

Islam Times - An Egyptian army tank runs over an explosive laden vehicle in a move which thwarted an attack which could ...

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (C) rides a vehicle with senior Arab leaders and members of the Egyptian military at the opening of the Mohamed Naguib military base at El Hammam City in the North Coast, Marsa Matrouh, Egypt, July 22, 2017 in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. (Photo by Reuters)

Egypt opens sprawling military camp, says largest in Middle East

Islam Times - Egypt has opened a sprawling military base in the northwest of the country, which officials claim is the largest ...

Cairo Court Sentences 28 to Death, 15 to Life in Prison

Cairo Court Sentences 28 to Death, 15 to Life in Prison

Islam Times - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people on alleged charge of killing the country's top ...

26 Egyptian Troops Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack Claimed by ISIS

26 Egyptian Troops Killed in Sinai Terrorist Attack Claimed by ISIS

Islam Times - At least 26 Egyptian troops including a colonel were killed in a terrorist attack claimed by ISIS terrorists ...

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In this undated photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is seen inspecting the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science in Pyongyang. (Via AFP)

North Korea leader orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips

Islam Times - North Korea’s leader has ordered the production of more rocket warheads and engines, shortly after the United States suggested that its threats of military action and sanctions were having an impact on Pyongyang’s behavior.

North Korean Leader Inspected Border Area amid Rising Tensions

North Korean Leader Inspected Border Area amid Rising Tensions

Islam Times - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a secret visit to a military unit near the border with South Korea amid rising tensions in the region.

Rohingya Muslims Besieged by Buddhists in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Rohingya Muslims Besieged by Buddhists in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Islam Times - Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been besieged inside their area by Buddhist extremists in a western Myanmar village.

A US Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady takes part in a drill at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, SouthKorea, August 21, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

North Korean condemns US-South Korean wargames

Islam Times - North Korea has warned that the ongoing military drills between the South and the US could trigger a “nuclear war” in the region, vowing a “merciless strike” against American territories.

Canadian Daily Slams Saudi Regime’s Bid to Justify Crackdown on Minority Shiites

Canadian Daily Slams Saudi Regime’s Bid to Justify Crackdown on Minority Shiites

Islam Times - A Canadian newspaper rebuked Saudi Arabian embassy's attempt to justify regime's heavy-handed crackdown on minority Shiite civilians in the oil-rich country's eastern region of al-Qatif.

Security personnel stand on the stairs of a Saudi Airline plane after one of its pilots released a distress signal prior to landing at Manila airport on September 20, 2016. (File photo by AFP)

Saudi Arabia claims Qatar blocking flights to Mecca

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has claimed that Qatar is stopping its planes from landing in Doha to take pilgrims to Mecca.

Emirati Ambassador to Washington Yousef Otaiba

Whole of Saudi Arabia is cuckoo, UAE envoy says in leaked emails

Islam Times - A series of leaked emails have revealed the UAE's frustration with Saudi Arabia's leadership and the role which the emirate played in the rise of the kingdom's young crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

Muslim pilgrims walk towards the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on September 13, 2015.

Binladin Group to resume expansion of Mecca Grand Mosque

Islam Times - Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group reportedly plans to restart a $26.6-billion project to expand the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, nearly two years after a deadly crane crash halted the development operation.

Lebanese army forces sit on their military vehicles in the Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek on August 21, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Lebanon army retakes most of border areas from Daesh: Spokesman

Islam Times - The Lebanese army says it has captured most of a mountainous area on the border with Syria during an operation aimed at purging the region of Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Lebanese army forces are seen in military tanks in the village of Ras Baalbek on August 19, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Lebanese soldiers continue battle against Daesh near Syrian border

Islam Times - Lebanese army troops have been attacking positions held Daesh terrorists near the Syrian border for a second day after liberating a third of the militant-held territory.

A Lebanese soldier is seen during an army operation near the village of Ras Baalbek, Lebanon, on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Lebanese army launches anti-terror operation near Syrian border

Islam Times - The Lebanese military has launched an offensive against Daesh terrorists in eastern Lebanese territory along the border with Syria.

This Photo purportedly shows a discovered weapons cache left behind by Takfiri Jabhat Fateh al-Sham militants in northeastern Lebanon.

Lebanon army discovers US-made weapons cache left by Nusra terrorists

Islam Times - The Lebanese army has discovered a weapons cache left behind by defeated militants from the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terror group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in the northeast of the country.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

US to ‘ask’ if IAEA plans to inspect Iran military sites: Haley

Islam Times - The US ambassador to the UN claims her upcoming talks in Vienna are aimed at “asking” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if it plans to inspect Iranian military sites during its verification of Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) meets with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in Beirut on August 22, 2017.

Lebanon, Iran view Israel, terrorism as threats to regional stability

Islam Times - Lebanon’s prime minister has held talks with an Iranian deputy foreign minister on the threats posed by the Israeli regime and terrorism to the troubled Middle East region.


Iran’s IRGC Denies Involvement in Joint Anti-PKK Operation with Turkey

Islam Times - Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has rejected reports about plans for a joint operation with Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants outside the Iranian borders.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (C) smiles during a televised interview in Tehran, August 20, 2017.

Iran will work to sustain nuclear deal: Zarif

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says his top priority is to ensure that a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six other countries will stand.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (Photo by AFP)

Turkey expects Iraqi Kurds to cancel independence vote

Islam Times - Turkey’s foreign minister says his country expects the administration of Iraq’s northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region to cancel an upcoming referendum on its independence.

Iraqi Forces Advance on in Tal Afar; Retake Refinery, Villages from ISIS

Iraqi Forces Advance on in Tal Afar; Retake Refinery, Villages from ISIS

Islam Times - Iraqi forces have managed to retake two villages and an oil refinery in the ISIS-held city of Tal Afar, in a bid to purge the terrorist group from al-Anbar Province's second largest city.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis (photo by AFP)

US defense secretary on surprise visit to Iraq

Islam Times - US Defense Secretary James Mattis has paid a surprise visit to Iraq, where he is meeting with officials, including the leader of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

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

Iraq rejects concessions to Kurds over referendum

Islam Times - Iraq has roundly rejected a senior Kurdish official's suggestion to postpone a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence in return for financial and political concessions from Baghdad, a London-based paper says.

A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on August 21, 2017 shows Jordanian King Abdullah II (R) greeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the royal palace in Amman. (Photos by AFP)

Turkey’s Erdogan, Jordan's King Abdullah II discuss Palestine’s al-Aqsa

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and discussed the recent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds.

This photo shows the MQ-1 Predator that crashed in southeast Turkey on August 21, 2017.

US MQ-1 Predator drone crashes in southeast Turkey

Islam Times - A US drone has crashed in southeast Turkey and the cause of the crash is being investigated, according to a statement on the website of Incirlik air base in Turkey.

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Muslim Unity to Protect Al-Quds

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Muslim Unity to Protect Al-Quds

Islam Times - Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Muslim states to present a united front to protect the holy sites in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (Photo by AFP)

Austria FM warns Erdogan against meddling in EU votes

Islam Times - The Austrian foreign minister has warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against meddling in European elections after the Turkish head of state urged nationals of his country in Germany not to vote for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition allies.


Pakistan disappointed by Trump’s accusations of supporting terrorism

Islam Times - Pakistan has voiced its “disappointment” over remarks made by US President Donald Trump, while denying accusations of its support for terrorist groups.

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he addresses supporters at a rally after reaching his home city of Lahore on August 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Former Pakistan PM Sharif seeks review of court ruling

Islam Times - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Islam Times - Pakistan has celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks all across the country, at a time of political upheaval following the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister over corruption allegations.

Burning vehicles after bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Sunday.

15 Killed in Pakistan’s Baluchistan as Suicide Bomber Targets Military Patrol

Islam Times - At least 15 were killed in Pakistan's Quetta city when a bomb exploded near a crowded market on Saturday

Afghan soldiers inspect damaged army vehicles after a bomb attack in Lashkargah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, August 23, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Taliban bombing in Afghanistan’s Helmand leaves casualties

Islam Times - At least five people have been killed and over 2 dozen wounded when a car bomb exploded at a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand Province.

Why US military won’t leave Afghanistan

Why US military won’t leave Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghanistan -- a geopolitically strategic country with a massive wealth of untapped mineral resources -- could serve as a conduit for Central Asian gas and oil and a source for the opium trade as well an essential staging ground for US imperialism's effort to destabilize ...

Taliban Vow to Continue Militancy after US Troops Increase in Afghanistan

Taliban Vow to Continue Militancy after US Troops Increase in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The Taliban militant group has vowed to continue insurgency in Afghanistan after US announcement that it will increase occupation forces in the Asian country.

This file photo shows members of the Taliban militant group in an unknown location in Afghanistan.

Taliban ‘to turn Afghanistan into US graveyard’

Islam Times - The Taliban militant group says it will turn Afghanistan into a “graveyard” for the United States following Washington’s announcement that it is continuing the occupation of the Asian country.

Smoke billows from buildings following a Saudi airstike in the Yemeni capital, Sana

Fresh Saudi airstrikes kill dozens in Yemen’s Sana’a

Islam Times - Dozens of people have lost their lives in fresh air raids conducted by Saudi warplanes against residential areas in Yemen’s western Sana’a Province.

This file photo taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, some 880 km from the capital Riyadh. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi warplanes kill 3 Hadi loyalists in friendly fire incident

Islam Times - Saudi Arabian warplanes have mistakenly killed three troops loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed former president and injured eight more.

Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ex-Yemeni president stresses unity with Houthis against Saudi-led war

Islam Times - Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will continue to cooperate with the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the country to counter the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Saudi soldiers from an artillery unit stand behind a pile of ammunition at a position close to the Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on April 13, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi deploys troops to Yemen’s Aden

Islam Times - Yemeni officials loyal to former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, say Saudi Arabia has for the first time deployed troops to the southwestern port city of Aden, where Riyadh and its ally, the UAE, are vying for a foothold.

This file photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 being moved on the Tarmac of Le Bourget airport on the eve of the opening of the International Paris Air Show. (Photo by AFP)

Qatar censures Saudi Arabia’s offer to transport pilgrims to Mecca

Islam Times - Doha has said that Saudi Arabia must permit Qatar’s own airlines to transport Hajj pilgrims to Mecca rather than forcing them to rely on the kingdom's national carrier, Saudi Arabia Airlines.

This file photo shows a passenger jet operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Qatar denies blocking Saudi Arabian flights for Hajj

Islam Times - Qatar denies having banned Saudi flights from landing in the emirate to take pilgrims to the annual Hajj in the kingdom.

Qatari Ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak al-Shafi (Photo by Anadolu news agency)

UAE supports counter-revolutions, paid for Egypt coup: Qatar ambassador

Islam Times - The Qatari Ambassador to Turkey has accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of sponsoring “counter-revolutions in the Arab world and revival of dictatorships”, stating that Abu Dhabi has spent millions of dollars for the overthrow of Egypt's first democratically-elected ...

Doha Complains to ICAO after Saudi TV Shows Qatar Airways Plane Being Shot Down

Doha Complains to ICAO after Saudi TV Shows Qatar Airways Plane Being Shot Down

Islam Times - Qatar has filed a complaint before the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) after Saudi TV aired a simulated video showing one of its airforce fighter planes firing a missile at a Qatari civilian jet.

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.

Jordanian mourners urge Amman to close Israeli embassy

Jordanian mourners urge Amman to close Israeli embassy

Islam Times - Thousands of Jordanians have held a funeral ceremony for a teenager recently killed by an Israeli embassy guard, chanting anti-Tel Aviv slogans and urging the government to close down the regime’s mission in Amman.

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.

Indian, Chinese Border Guards Clash at Disputed Area

Indian, Chinese Border Guards Clash at Disputed Area

Islam Times - Chinese and Indian border guards clashed at the disputed Pangong Lake in the Himalayas earlier this week.

A file photo of the national flags of the US (L) and China (By Reuters)

China says will protect interests if US harms trade ties

Islam Times - China warns it will “not sit idle” and will take “all appropriate measures” to protect its interests in the face of possible US sanctions after President Donald Trump ordered a probe into trade ties with Beijing.

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.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (photo by AFP)

Australia demands answers on US police killing of national

Islam Times - Australia has demanded explanation from the United States on the fatal shooting of an Australian national by a police officer in the American city of Minneapolis over the weekend.

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos prepares to cast his vote in Luanda, on August 23, 2017 during the general elections. (photo by AFP)

Polls open in Angola in election marking end of president's 38-year rule

Islam Times - Angolans have headed to the polls in a historic election marking the end of the 38-year rule of ailing President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, with his MPLA party expected to retain power but with a reduced majority.

Children pose at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Gwoza, in northeastern Nigeria, August 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

UN concerned about rise in use of children as ‘human bombs’ in Nigeria

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN) has expressed “extreme” concern about the “appalling” rise in the use of children as “human bombs” by Nigeria’s Daesh-linked Boko Haram terrorist group.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe (Photo by AFP)

Zimbabwe first lady gets diplomatic immunity, returns to homeland

Islam Times - Zimbabwean first lady has returned to homeland after the South African government granted her diplomatic immunity, helping her escape prosecution over allegations of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg.

This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addressing members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the presidency in Abuja. (Photo by AFP)

Calls for Nigeria's breakup have crossed red line: Bhuari

Islam Times - Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country's unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in his first speech since returning home after three months of medical leave in Britain.

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....

Ghassan Salame (L), the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya, is greeted by Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj ahead of a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, August 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

UN mission to gradually return to Libya: New envoy

Islam Times - The United Nation (UN)’s mission to Libya has announced that it will “gradually” return to the conflict-ridden country after leaving its headquarters in the capital, Tripoli, amid unrest and political violence in 2014.

ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa

ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa

Islam Times - A Libyan military official warned that ISIS terrorists are regrouping in order to launch a new attack on the city of Misrata, the country’s trade capital.

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.

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.