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Israel tests rocket propulsion system

Israel tests rocket propulsion system

Islam Times - Israel has launched a rocket to test a new propulsion system, with military officials refusing to say whether ...

Chief of the Israeli military’s central command Maj. Gen. Roni Numa (center)

Israeli commander orders new settlement in West Bank

Islam Times - An Israeli commander has ordered the construction of a new settlement north of the occupied West Bank for ...

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second-right) seen at the Western Wall tunnels in East Jerusalem al-Quds, before the start of a special weekly cabinet meeting on May 28, 2017. (Photo via GPO)

Senior Palestine official slams Israeli cabinet meeting held under al-Aqsa

Islam Times - A senior Palestinian official has said Israel’s convening a cabinet meeting in the tunnels under the al-Aqsa ...

An Israeli protester holds a banner during a mass demonstration against 50 years of Israeli occupation in Tel Aviv on May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli protesters support Palestinian state, urge end to occupation

Islam Times - Thousands of Israelis have staged a protest rally in Tel Aviv to express their support for an independent ...

Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya

Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya

Islam Times - After the killing of Coptic Christians on its territory, Egypt attacked jihadist positions in Libya due to ...

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry in the Jordanian capital Amman on May 14, 2017. (Photos by AFP)

Egypt defends Libya airstrikes, says terror training camps were destroyed

Islam Times - Egypt has defended attacking militant training camps in Libya, noting that the terrorists' facilities were ...

This file photo shows Egyptian army and police vehicles standing guard outside Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in central Cairo, Egypt. (By AFP)

Egypt refers 48 Daesh suspects to military court over church bombings

Islam Times - Egyptian authorities have handed over to the military dozens of suspected militants to be tried in military ...

Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohammed Abdelsattar Al-Badri

Russians and Egyptians Discuss Crisis in Syria

Islam Times - The Russian deputy foreign minister and representative to the Arab League met with the Egyptian ambassador ...

 
 
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Military op continues against Daesh in southern Philippines

Military op continues against Daesh in southern Philippines

Islam Times - In the southern Philippines, heavy fighting continues between military forces and Daesh militants, who have taken positions in urban areas and are facing a government operation to drive them out.

Indian army soldiers patrol after two Kashmiri militants were killed during a gunfight, in the Tral area, south of Srinagar, Kashmir, May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

India imposes curfew in Kashmir, locals defy ban

Islam Times - Indian authorities have imposed a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir on the first day of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.

'Arab NATO' Will Destabilize Mideast

Islam Times - Commenting on Trump’s trip, a Russian political scientist (Veronika Krasheninnikova) warned that if the US goes ahead with plans for a Saudi-led 'Arab NATO', it would destabilize the Middle East and lead to war.

A photo taken on May 21, 2017 shows a Korean war-era fighter jet installed as a monument near the town of Hwacheon in North Korea. (Via AFP)

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon system

Islam Times - North Korea says it has tested a new anti-aircraft weapon system amid continuing tensions over its military programs.

 
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 5, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman (L) waiving next to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during a ceremony in Doha. (Photo by AFP)

Family of Saudi Wahhabism founder disowns Qatar emir amid tensions

Islam Times - Descendants of the founder of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi ideology have disowned Qatar's ruling family amid heightened tension between the two Persian Gulf neighbors.

Saudi Court Convicts over 12 Activists to Death

Saudi Court Convicts over 12 Activists to Death

Islam Times - A Saudi regime Supreme Court has reportedly sentenced over a dozen pro-democracy activists to death over their participation in anti-Al Saud protests in 2011.

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Trump's Deal with Riyadh Sends 'Encouraging' Signal to Terrorists

Islam Times - The US President had turned a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's long record of supporting Sunni extremists in the Middle East by striking a multi-billion arms deal with Riyadh, and the deal had become a litmus test for Trump.

This image provided by an activist who requested to remain unnamed shows Bahraini regime forces during a raid on a sit-in in Diraz, Bahrain, May 23, 2017. (Photo by AP)

Saudi Arabia defends Bahrain’s deadly crackdown

Islam Times - Human rights groups have condemned Bahrain for its deadly crackdown on people in the village of Diraz, but the Saudi regime has come to Manama’s defense, saying the Bahraini kingdom is "an integral part" of Saudi Arabia's security.

 
Trump’s Riyadh Summit Aimed to Threaten Iran, Resistance: Nasrallah

Trump’s Riyadh Summit Aimed to Threaten Iran, Resistance: Nasrallah

Islam Times - Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says a recent summit of Muslim countries in the Saudi capital, Riyadh sought to threaten the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as the resistance in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

Hezbollah Slams Bahraini Regime’s Verdict against Ayatollah Qassem

Hezbollah Slams Bahraini Regime’s Verdict against Ayatollah Qassem

Islam Times - Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has termed as unjust the Bahraini regime’s verdict against top Islamic scholars Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassem.

Preparing for War on Hezbollah

Preparing for War on Hezbollah

Islam Times - The US and its Arab allies are drawing up plans to suffocate the movement financially as a prelude to eventual militarily action.

The file photo shows Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hezbollah

US administration 'mentally impeded': Top Hezbollah official

Islam Times - A high-ranking figure of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has branded US President Donald Trump's administration as "mentally impeded and crazy," two days after Washington and Saudi Arabia placed the leading official on a "terrorism" blacklist.

 
This file photo shows an Iranian border post.

Iran asks Turkey for explanation over deaths of border guards

Islam Times - Iran says it has asked for explanation from Turkey after a cross-border attack left two Iranian border guards dead on Saturday.

Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Ja’afari

FM Ja'afari: Iraq will never join anti-Iran front

Islam Times - Iraq’s Foreign Minister brahim al-Ja’afari says his country will never join the front against Iran, putting a damper on a US and Saudi push to rally regional countries against the Islamic Republic.

Iran, Russian Presidents Reiterate Cooperation on Syria

Iran, Russian Presidents Reiterate Cooperation on Syria

Islam Times - The presidents of Iran and Russia have discussed the situation in Syria reiterating cooperation to promote regional stability and the war on terrorism.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei speaks during a Quranic meeting in Tehran on May 27, 2017.

Saudi regime believes in Quran only in appearance: Ayatollah Khamenei

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says "incompetent" Saudi rulers believe in the Quran only in appearance but act in contravention of its teachings.

 
Residents pile up body bags in the back of a truck after coalition air strikes in the Mosul al-Jadida neighbourhood of Mosul.

US Admits Mosul Airstrikes Killed More Than 100 Civilians

Islam Times - The Pentagon said that its airstrikes on a house were the deadliest in Iraq since 2003, and the final death toll could be as high as 141 people.

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Turkish jets bomb northern Iraq, kill PKK militants

Islam Times - Turkish warplanes have bombed northern Iraq in the latest attack inside the Arab country without coordination with the government in Baghdad.

Failed Previously, Iraqi Sunnis to Hold New Conference on Unity

Failed Previously, Iraqi Sunnis to Hold New Conference on Unity

Islam Times - According to the local Iraqi media reports, the Sunni groups are making preparations to hold a conference in the capital city of Baghdad that expectedly will be attended by Sunni leaders such as Tariq al-Hashimi and Rafi al-Issawi.

Popular Mobilization Units Liberated Sinjar Military Base

Popular Mobilization Units Liberated Sinjar Military Base

Islam Times - Earlier, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) liberated the Sinjar military base south of Mount Sinjar following clashes with Daesh where dozens of terrorists were killed and engineer units could commence with dismantling mines and IEDs inside and around the base....

 
Turkish President Family Own $30m Oil Tanker Bought under Offshore Arrangement

Turkish President Family Own $30m Oil Tanker Bought under Offshore Arrangement

Islam Times - Turkish President's family reportedly own a multi-million dollar oil tanker, which was acquired under a secretive offshore arrangement, a consortium of European news outlets reported on Friday.

Turkish Ambassador Complains of US Abetting Terrorists

Turkish Ambassador Complains of US Abetting Terrorists

Islam Times - The Turkish Ambassador to the USA accused the US of establishing a partnership with the terrorist organization after Washington's decision to supply weapons to the Kurds.

Turkish former primary school teacher Semih Ozakca (R) and Turkish academician Nuriye Gulmen wear face masks on the 63rd day of their hunger strike during a demonstration in Ankara, Turkey, May 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger-striking teachers

Islam Times - Turkish prosecutors have demanded up to 20 years in prison for two hunger-striking teachers protesting their dismissal in a widespread purge after an abortive coup last year.

Erdogan Hitler of Our Country: Turkish NBA player

Erdogan Hitler of Our Country: Turkish NBA player

Islam Times - The Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter said Monday that he has been getting death threats for his outspoken opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whom Kanter called "the Hitler of our century".

 
Pakistani opposition leader and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party Imran Khan leaves the Supreme Court after attending a hearing on the Panama Papers case against PM Sharif in Islamabad on May 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Imran Khan denounces Trump's anti-Iran speech in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has strongly denounced remarks by US President Donald Trump against Iran during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

Cross-Border Firing Kills 2 in Kashmir: Indian Army

Cross-Border Firing Kills 2 in Kashmir: Indian Army

Islam Times - India accused Pakistan army of killing a father and daughter in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir region on Saturday.

A number of Pakistani paramilitary troops are seen during an operation in Karachi, April 25, 2017. (Photo by AP)

UN committee slams ‘widespread torture’ by Pakistani police

Islam Times - A United Nations committee has censured the “widespread practice of torture” by Pakistani police, military and intelligence agencies, urging the country to make urgent reforms to the law.

Members of the Pakistani border security force prepare to deploy to the Afghan border at a camp on Chaman border, May 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Pakistani troops destroy 5 Afghan border posts, kill 50 soldiers: Army

Islam Times - The Pakistani army says it has destroyed up to five Afghan border checkpoints and killed 50 security personnel in retaliation to a recent alleged Afghan cross-border attack on Pakistan, which left several people dead.

 
Moscow Accuses US of Supporting ISIS in Afghanistan

Moscow Accuses US of Supporting ISIS in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Russia accused the US and NATO of "covering up their own support for terrorists, primarily ISIS militants" in Afghanistan.

Afghan security forces arrive at the site on an attack on the state-run radio and television building in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, May 17, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Militants attack TV, radio building in Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghan security forces have engaged three gunmen who have attacked a state radio and television building in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province.

Afghan Forces Liberate Qala-e-Zal from Taliban

Afghan Forces Liberate Qala-e-Zal from Taliban

Islam Times - Afghan forces have liberated the Qala-e-Zal district of Kunduz province ten days after the Taliban terrorists seized its control.

Iran FM Visit to Afghanistan: Tehran Worries, Kabul Challenges

Iran FM Visit to Afghanistan: Tehran Worries, Kabul Challenges

Islam Times - The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif visited Kabul Saturday, May 7, to discuss with the Afghan officials a set of issues as Tehran raises security concerns majorly caused by recent developments in the neighboring country.

 
Theresa May Must be Held to Account on the Plight of Yemen’s Children

Theresa May Must be Held to Account on the Plight of Yemen’s Children

Islam Times - The UK Prime Minister’s brandied the Manchester intentional targeting of children as “sickening cowardice” despite her government’s veritable upsurge in Britain’s arms trade, seeing weapons exports continue to end up in the hands of the Saudi coalition that is known ...

A Saudi soldier mans a turret on a military vehicle of border guards on the kingdom’s border, on March 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Yemeni forces kill 13 troops in retaliation

Islam Times - Yemeni troops have carried out major retaliatory attacks against separate locations in southwestern Saudi Arabia, killing as many as 13 Saudi forces.

US-Puppet Saudi Arabia Seeks Splitting Muslim Ummah: Ansarullah

US-Puppet Saudi Arabia Seeks Splitting Muslim Ummah: Ansarullah

Islam Times - Yemeni Ansarullah movement rebuked Saudi Arabia as a puppet regime that seeks to split the Muslim Ummah — the Muslim people as a whole.

US Military Raids in Yemen Escalate as Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

US Military Raids in Yemen Escalate as Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

Islam Times - Yemen is on the brink of a cholera outbreak and the US continues military operations that frequently result in still more civilian deaths.

 
Persian Gulf Arab leaders agreed in November 2014 to return Saudi, Emirati and Bahraini envoys to Qatar, ending eight months of tense relations with the gas-rich state over its support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qatar dispute revives row with Persian Gulf neighbors

Islam Times - A recent alleged hacking of Qatar's official state news agency has sparked a row with its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf, with analysts predicting that it could even fuel old tensions in the region.

Qatar Incident Confirms Riyadh Summit Unity Façade

Qatar Incident Confirms Riyadh Summit Unity Façade

Islam Times - A statement posted on Qatar's news agency has thrown into disarray the façade of unity that was created at the recent Riyadh summit attended by US president Donald Trump.

Qatari King’s Pro-Iranian Statement False or Authentic?

Qatari King’s Pro-Iranian Statement False or Authentic?

Islam Times - After Qatari king's remarks,which described Iran as an “Islamic power”, sparked outrage among Persian Gulf Arab states, Doha issued a statement claiming hackers had broken into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting Sheikh Tamim ...

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.

 
US-led ’Eager Lion’ Drills near Syrian Border: Aims, Outcomes

US-led ’Eager Lion’ Drills near Syrian Border: Aims, Outcomes

Islam Times - The US, Jordan, and Britain started the “Eager Lion” military exercises on Saturday, May 7. The drills include over 7,000 troops from the three main organizers as well as other 21 countries led by the US Central Command (Centcom) which is also responsible for leading ...

Jordanians stage rally in support of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike

Jordanians stage rally in support of Palestinian inmates on hunger strike

Islam Times - Hundreds of people have staged a rally in Jordan to express solidarity with hundreds of Palestinians who have stopped eating their food portions in Israeli jails in protest at the administrative detention policy and harsh prison conditions.

A picture taken on March 27, 2017 shows a general view of the preparatory meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers during the 28th Summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, south Amman, Jordan. (Photo by AFP)

Arab League chiefs due in Jordan for annual summit amid low expectations

Islam Times - Arab League heads of state are set to meet for an annual summit in Jordan to address a range of issues, particularly regional conflicts, as the prospect of a breakthrough seems far off.

Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordanian King: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Islam Times - King Abdullah II of Jordan said on Sunday that any move to relaunch serious negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians should be in accordance with the two-state solution, which he called the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 
A file photo of a Chinese J-10 fighter jet

China says US plane intercept was safe

Islam Times - China has rejected US allegations that a recent encounter between two Chinese fighter jets and an American surveillance plane over the South China Sea was “unsafe and unprofessional.”

Lu Kang, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman

China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with G7 statement

Islam Times - A senior Chinese official says his country is “strongly dissatisfied” with the mention of ongoing disputes in regards to the South and East China Seas in the final communiqué of the recent G7 summit in Italy.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (Photo by AFP)

China tells N Korea not to defy UNSC resolutions

Islam Times - China has called on North Korea not to defy UN Security Council resolutions by its nuclear and missile activities following Pyongyang’s test-launch of a mid-range ballistic missile.

China Warned Philippines of War over Drills for Oil in Disputed Areas: Duterte

China Warned Philippines of War over Drills for Oil in Disputed Areas: Duterte

Islam Times - The Chinese president has threatened the Philippines with war if the Southeast Asian country pressed its claims over the disputed South China Sea islets and drilled for oil in the area, the Philippines President said in a televised speech on Friday.

 
Indigenous Australian Women Face Imprisonment, Discrimination

Indigenous Australian Women Face Imprisonment, Discrimination

Islam Times - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are the fastest growing prison population in Australia and continue to face discrimination in their indigenous land.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (photo by AFP)

Australia bracing for Daesh ‘at its doorstep’

Islam Times - Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned that the Daesh terrorist group could establish a stronghold in the southern Philippines, the nearest territory to mainland Australia to likely become a hotbed of terrorist activities.

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Australians Protest Israeli PM Visit over Aggression on Palestinians

Islam Times - Prominent Australian scholars and politicians have protested a planned visit by the Israeli regime's prime minister to their country.

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Australians against supporting Israel’s apartheid

Islam Times - Sixty prominent Australian figures have signed a statement voicing strong opposition to an upcoming visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the country. The statement slammed Netanyahu’s policies toward Palestinians as “provocative, intimidating and ...

 
 
 
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UN peacekeepers on patrol in Kidal, Mali (file photo)

UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali

Islam Times - A rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali, which has seen an increase in militant attacks and communal violence since 2015, the new UN peacekeeping chief says.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir watches Sudan and Saudi Arabia

Sudan's Bashir, Trump to attend same summit in Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Sudan's foreign minister says President Omar al-Bashir will attend a summit in Saudi Arabia, where US President Donald Trump will also be present, despite arrest warrants for war crimes and genocide issued by the International Criminal Court against the Sudanese leader....

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

S African Deputy President, Ministers Hold Pro-Palestinian Hunger Strike

Islam Times - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and several ministers have held a 24-hour hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli regime’s prisons.

This file photo shows members of the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group in an undisclosed location in Nigeria.

Boko Haram threatens to bomb Nigerian capital

Islam Times - The Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group has reportedly threatened to launch bomb attacks against the Nigerian capital Abuja.

 
Smoke rises after an airstrike on the Libyan city of Sirte, September 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Libya’s Derna bombarded again: Witnesses

Islam Times - Warplanes have reportedly launched airstrikes on the Libyan city of Derna, days after Egyptian jets pounded alleged terrorist training camps in the city.

Pro-Haftar Air Force Participated in Egyptian raids

Pro-Haftar Air Force Participated in Egyptian raids

Islam Times - The air force of Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) said that it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.

UN Security Council Urges Restraint in Libya

UN Security Council Urges Restraint in Libya

Islam Times - The UN Security Council condemned the military escalation in southern Libya, calling on all parties of the conflict to exercise restraint and embark on a path of dialogue to resolve violence in the country.

An Egyptian fighter jet

Egypt Strikes 'Terrorist Camps' in Libya

Islam Times - The Egyptian President had announced that Egyptian fighter jets targeted terrorist camps in eastern Libya following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

 
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.

 
 
 
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