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Indian soldiers carry a coffin bearing the body of fallen colleague Satnam Singh, who was killed in an attack by suspected fighters at Uri sector in India-administered Kashmir, on December 6, 2014.

Indian soldier, fighter killed in Kashmir gun battle

Islam Times - An Indian soldier and a suspected pro-independence fighter have been killed in a fierce exchange of fire between New Delhi forces and a group of armed men in the Indian-administered Kashmir, security sources say.

This file picture taken on October 29, 2012 shows Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijan top journalist gets seven and a half years in prison

Islam Times - A special criminal court in the Azerbaijani capital has sentenced the country’s top journalist Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in prison, provoking outcry from rights groups.

The photo, released by Thailand’s police on August 20, 2015, shows the main bombing suspect on the back of a motorbike, riding away from Erawan Shrine in Bangkok just two minutes after a deadly bomb attack.

Thailand nabs Turkish suspect over Bangkok bombing

Islam Times - Police in Thailand say they have arrested a Turkish national in connection with a deadly bomb attack in the country’s capital city of Bangkok last week.

Protesters gather during a demonstration demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak’s resignation and electoral reforms in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur, August 29, 2015.

Malaysians begin protest against embattled premier

Islam Times - Malaysians have taken to the streets calling for electoral reforms in the Southeast Asian country and the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a graft scandal.

Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2), built by Lockheed Martin, arrives at Mole Pier at Naval Air Station Key West.

Saudi, Lockheed nearing deal for warships

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia is nearing an end in its talks with the United States to buy two warships made by Lockheed Martin Corp.

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir

Saudi Arabia calls for Syria regime change

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has once again called for regime change in Syria, in brazen remarks seen as direct meddling in the internal affairs of a foreign sovereign state.

A still image taken from footage by Yemeni media shows a Scud missile as it is launched at a Saudi target.

Yemeni forces launch Scud Missile on Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Yemeni military forces have launched a Scud missile at a target in Saudi Arabia, as part of retaliatory strikes over the deadly Saudi military campaign against Yemen.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi king to visit US, Egypt: Officials

Islam Times - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is expected to visit the United States early next month for the first time since ascending to the throne in January, officials say.

Lebanese activist clash with riot police outside the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut on September 1, 2015 as Lebanese police started forcefully evacuating protesters who had occupied part of the building.

Lebanon police drives protesters out of ministry

Islam Times - Lebanese riot police have forcibly driven out protesters who had occupied part of the country’s Environment Ministry in the capital, Beirut.

A picture, posted on social media by Norwegian activist Gissur Simonarson, shows a Syrian refugee selling pens on the streets of Beirut as he holds his sleeping daughter.

Over 80K dollars raised through crowdfunding for Syrian refugee

Islam Times - "It's a terribly emotional picture," says Gissur Simonarson. "You see the look in his face and just the way he holds the pens out, as if those pens are everything he has in the world."

Lebanese Shia cleric Imam Musa Sadr was kidnapped in August 1978.

Imam Musa Sadr was killed on Gaddafi’s orders: Italian daily

Islam Times - A widely circulated Italian newspaper claims that Lebanese Shia cleric Imam Musa Sadr, kidnapped 37 years ago, was killed at the hands of a slayer who had orders to kill the opponents of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Smoke billows in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Lebanon

Ceasefire brings calm back to Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Islam Times - Palestinian rivals at Lebanon’s largest refugee camp have agreed to stop fighting following a ceasefire agreement.

Region should be vigilant against Israel: Iran diplomat

Region should be vigilant against Israel: Iran diplomat

Islam Times - A senior Iranian diplomat has warned against Israel’s plots in the region, calling on all regional countries to be “vigilant” against such conspiracies.

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps

US using Daesh as leverage to achieve goals: Iran cmdr.

Islam Times - Senior Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani says the United States is using the Daesh Takfiri group as an instrument against Muslims.

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Bashar Assad key element in Syria future: Iran diplomat

Islam Times - A senior Iranian diplomat says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be part of any solution to ongoing crisis in his country.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, addresses Iranian Air Force defense headquarters staff in Tehran, September 1, 2015.

Iran's Leader tells Army to upgrade defense readiness

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has instructed the Iranian Air Force defense forces to constantly upgrade their preparedness for repelling a variety of threats.

Iraqis look at the damage following a car bombing at a vehicle market in Baghdad’s northern district of Sadr City, August 15, 2015.

Over 1,300 killed, 1,800 injured in Iraq in August: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN) says a total of 1,325 Iraqis lost their lives and 1,811 others sustained injures in the month of August in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict.

Iraqi security forces guard the entrance to a sports complex being built by a Turkish construction company in the district of Sadr City in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on September 2, 2015.

Masked gunmen kidnap 18 Turkish nationals in Iraq's Baghdad

Islam Times - At least 18 Turkish nationals have been kidnapped by masked gunmen in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter battling Daesh Takfiri terrorists in northern Iraq

Daesh carried out chemical attack in northern Iraq: Kurdish authorities

Islam Times - Daesh has carried out a suspected chemical attack on Peshmerga forces battling the Takfiri terrorists in northern Iraq, Kurdish authorities say.

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are seen in an area between the towns of Daquq and Tuz Khurmatu, where battles have been raging against Daesh militants, August 26, 2015.

Iraq army, allied forces kill 130 Takfiri Daesh terrorists

Islam Times - At least 130 members of the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group have been killed in multiple operations carried out by Iraqi forces backed by air power in the country’s western and northern provinces of Anbar and Kirkuk.

Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples

Snap election in Turkey impossible amid security crisis: HDP leader

Islam Times - The leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has said that it was “impossible” to run snap polls in November due to the volatile and unsuitable conditions in Turkey’s southeastern regions.

Turkish police officers work at the site where shots were reportedly fired at police officers in Istanbul, August 19, 2015.

Prisoners abused in southeast Turkey: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) says police in Turkey have abused prisoners while responding to perceived security threats in the troubled southeastern part of the country.

Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Istanbul on September 1, 2015.

Turkish police break up demo with water cannon, tear gas

Islam Times - Police in Turkey have used water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas to break up an anti-government demonstration held in the northwestern city of Istanbul.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara gov’t heading Turkey in wrong direction, most Turks believe

Islam Times - The majority of Turks believe the government in Ankara is pushing the country in the wrong direction, according to a poll, as snap elections draw closer amid a failure to form a coalition government.

Smoke rises following alleged shelling by Indian troops in the Nakial sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on August 18, 2015.

Pakistan summons India diplomat over Kashmir ceasefire violations

Islam Times - Pakistan has summoned a senior Indian diplomat over recent ceasefire violations in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir that led to the death of two civilians.

UN expresses

UN expresses 'serious concern' over violence in Kashmir

Islam Times - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “serious concern” about the latest upsurge in violence along the disputed border between India and Pakistan, urging the two sides to show restraint.

Rasheed Godil, the head of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement political party

Pakistani opposition politician seriously wounded in attack

Islam Times - Unknown attackers have inflicted multiple gunshot wounds on a Pakistani political leader in the southern port city of Karachi.

Pakistani fighter jets

Pakistan army airstrikes kill 65 militants near Afghan border

Islam Times - At least 65 militants have been killed and an ammunition dump destroyed in airstrikes in Pakistan's northwestern tribal regions near the border with Afghanistan.

Afghan security personnel patrol during an anti-Taliban operation in Dangam district near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in eastern Kunar Province, January 17, 2015.

Afghan army kills 74 militants across Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghanistan says its armed forces have killed 74 militants during their most recent military operations across the violence-torn country.

An Afghan man looks out of the broken window of a building after a car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 22, 2015.

Afghan Taliban denies blame for Kabul bombing

Islam Times - The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has denied involvement in a deadly car bombing attack targeting a convoy of NATO contractors in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

12, including 3 US contractors, killed in Kabul blast

12, including 3 US contractors, killed in Kabul blast

Islam Times - A powerful bomb explosion has rocked the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 12 people, including three US contractors.

Afghanistan’s First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum

Afghan first VP escapes Taliban assassination attempt

Islam Times - Afghanistan’s First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has escaped an assassination attempt by a group of Taliban militants in the northern part of the war-torn country.

The aftermath of a bomb attack inside a Shia mosque in the Jarraf district of the Yemeni capital, Sana

Twin blasts hit Shia mosque in Yemeni capital

Islam Times - Two bomb blasts have targeted a Shia mosque in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, killing at least 28 people, Yemen’s Health Ministry says.

An armed Yemeni Houthi watches from the roof of a building as people inspect the debris of a house destroyed in an airstrike by Saudi Arabia in the capital, Sana’a, July 3, 2015.

Saudi fighter jets continue bombarding Yemen

Islam Times - Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh airstrikes on several areas in Yemen as the kingdom is continuing its relentless military aggression against its southern neighbor.

A Saudi vehicle that has been destroyed by Yemeni forces

Yemeni rockets kill several more Saudi troops in Jizan

Islam Times - As part of their retaliatory attacks over the ongoing Saudi aggression against its impoverished southern neighbor, Yemen's army and allied popular committees have killed several more Saudi soldiers, reports say.

A helicopter of Saudi Special Forces flies in the capital Riyadh on May 19, 2015.

Yemeni forces down Saudi Apache copter in Yasuf region

Islam Times - Yemeni forces loyal to the Houthi Ansarullah movement and the allied army units have downed a Saudi Apache helicopter in Yemen’s Yasuf region.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Top Russia, US, Saudi diplomats to meet in Qatar

Islam Times - The Russian foreign minister has announced a plan to hold a joint meeting with his American and Saudi counterparts in the Qatari capital, Doha.

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.

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.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

Australia to consult Iran on Syria strikes, foreign minister says

Islam Times - Australia has emphasized the necessity of coordination with Iran if Canberra seeks to contribute to the US-led campaign purportedly targeting the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria.

Police and gendarmes carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.

Plane wreckage can’t solve MH370 mystery: Australia

Islam Times - Australia says the recent discovery of plane debris on an island in the Indian Ocean, even if it belongs to the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight, MH370, will not solve the perplexing mystery of why the aircraft went down.

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.

Will Bibi give up after Obama

Will Bibi give up after Obama's victory on Iran accord?

Islam Times - The Israeli regime has been taking every measure possible to kill Iran’s nuclear agreement on the US Congress ...

An Israeli soldier aims his weapon towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on August 21, 2015.

Netanyahu to toughen rules on Palestinian stone-throwers

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly initiated a move to harden the existing rules on ...

An Israeli soldier beating 12-year-old Mohamed al-Tamimi with a broken arm in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah on August 28, 2015

Israel arrests parents of Palestinian boy beaten by soldier in West Bank

Islam Times - Israeli forces have arrested the parents of 12-year-old Mohamed al-Tamimi, who was rescued by his family after ...

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip on July 26, 2014

Gaza Strip may become uninhabitable by 2020

Islam Times - A small strip of land next to the Mediterranean Sea, which has been ravaged by war and years of a crippling ...

A man walking through an underground tunnel in the Gaza Strip

Egypt to flood border with Gaza Strip to destroy tunnels

Islam Times - Egypt plans to deluge the area along the border with the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip with water in an attempt ...

Anti-government protesters are marching in Naser City in the east of the Egyptian capital, Cairo on August 26, 2015.

Police clash with protesters in Egypt, several wounded

Islam Times - Egyptian security forces have clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the northern Nile Delta ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi during a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on August 26, 2015.

Russia, Egypt call for international anti-terror coalition

Islam Times - During his second visit to Moscow in the last two months, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with ...

Egyptian riot police stand in front of a damaged national security building following a bomb blast in northern Cairo’s district of Shubra, August 20, 2015.

Striking cops clash with anti-riot police in Egypt

Islam Times - Protesting police officers in Egypt have clashed with riot police known as Central Security Forces (CSF) in ...

Officers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia, April 12, 2015.

Al-Shabab assault kills 50 AU soldiers in Somalia: Sources

Islam Times - An attack by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia has claimed the lives of at least 50 African Union (AU) soldiers and left another 50 missing, Western military sources say.

Al-Shabab militants in Somalia

Al-Shabab militants attack African Union base in Somalia

Islam Times - Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants have attacked an African Union (AU) base in Janale district, near Mogadishu.

United Nations special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (2nd R) sits during peace talks between rival Libyan factions at the UN Office in Geneva on August 12, 2015.

UN to host new round of Libyan peace talks next week

Islam Times - The United Nations says it will host a fresh round of peace talks among different Libyan factions in Geneva next week.

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza makes a speech after being sworn in for a third term, August 20, 2015.

Burundi’s president wants enemies ‘destroyed’

Islam Times - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called for groups that he said threaten national security to be “destroyed.”

The United Nations (UN)’s special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon gestures during a press conference at the opening of Libya peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, August 11, 2015.

Libyan peace dialog nearing final stages: UN envoy

Islam Times - The United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya says the North African country’s political dialog process is nearing “final stages,” urging leaders to make “the final push” for an end to the current crisis there.

Mohamed al-Dairi, the foreign minister of Libya

Libyan FM calls for international aid in fight against Daesh

Islam Times - Libya’s foreign minister has called on the international community for aid in battling the Daesh Takfiri group and the lifting of an arms embargo imposed on his country.

A general view of a meeting in the Arab League’s headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, June 29, 2015

Arab League urges military support for Libya in fight against Daesh

Islam Times - The Arab League (AL) has called on its member states to support Libya’s internationally-recognized government and arm its military, which is battling the Takfiri Daesh (ISIL) terrorists.

The prime minister of Libya

Libyan premier withdraws resignation

Islam Times - The prime minister of Libya's internationally recognized government, Abdullah al-Thani, has retracted his recent offer to hand in his resignation.

The office of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (seen) had ordered a state of emergency on July 4, 2014.

Tunisia extends state of emergency for 2 months

Islam Times - Tunisia has extended by two months a state of emergency it imposed following a terror attack on foreign tourists in the Mediterranean resort of Port El Kantaoui last month.

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.

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