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In this picture, a Muslim man, identified as Riyaz, is being thrashed by Hindu extremists from the Bajrang Dal organization in Muzaffarnagar, northern India, June 19, 2015.

Hindu extremists beat up Muslim man in northern India

Islam Times - Footage has been released online purportedly showing members of an extremist Hindu organization thrash a Muslim man in India’s northern and most populous state of Uttar Pradesh.

An image released by the official KUNA news agency of Kuwait shows Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba’a, a Saudi individual who carried out a bombing attack in a mosque in Kuwait City on Friday, June 27, 2015.

Kuwait mosque bomber was Saudi: Kuwaiti Interior Ministry

Islam Times - Kuwait’s Interior Ministry says the individual who carried out a recent bombing attack in a Shia mosque in the country was a Saudi national.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan president orders dissolution of parliament

Islam Times - Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the immediate dissolution of the parliament, paving the way for snap polls in the country 10 months ahead of schedule.

This photo taken on December 22, 2012, shows Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre (R) and Salvatore Girone at Ciampino airport near Rome.

Italy seeks international arbitration in dispute with India over marines

Islam Times - Italy says it will pursue its dispute with India through international arbitration proceedings over the issue of two Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2002.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks reveals KSA, Turkey, Qatar secret anti-Syria plot

Islam Times - Whistleblower website WikiLeaks says leaked documents from Saudi ministries have revealed that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey had a secret deal three years ago to topple the Syrian government.

People hold a demonstration in the Qatif region of Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia on June 28, 2015 to express solidarity with the people of Kuwait over a recent terrorist attack.

Saudis hold demo in solidarity with Kuwaitis over terrorist attack

Islam Times - People in Saudi Arabia have taken to the streets to express solidarity with the people of Kuwait over a recent terrorist attack targeting Shia worshippers in a Kuwaiti mosque.

Saudi solider killed in Yemen retaliatory rocket attacks

Saudi solider killed in Yemen retaliatory rocket attacks

Islam Times - A Saudi solider has been killed by Yemeni retaliatory rocket fire in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan border region.

Saudi military vehicles patrolling near the Saudi-Yemeni border, in Saudi Arabia

Saudi officer, soldiers killed in Yemen retaliatory attack

Islam Times - A Saudi officer and three soldiers have been killed in a retaliatory attack carried out by Yemeni forces on Saudi military bases in the south of the kingdom.

An abandoned outpost, belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, is seen on the Lebanese side of the Qalamoun region on the border with Syria on May 20, 2015.

Hezbollah kills 9 terrorists, wounds several in Qalamoun

Islam Times - Fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, have killed at least nine terrorists of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in the strategic border region of Qalamoun.

An Israeli strike reportedly hits a crashed drone in the town of Saghbine in Lebanon’s Bekaa region.

Israel carries out strike to destroy drone crashed in Lebanon

Islam Times - Reports says the Israeli military has carried out a strike to destroy the wreckage of a drone that had earlier crashed in a remote area of Lebanon’ western Bekaa region, in another violation of Lebanese sovereignty.

A still image taken from al-Manar TV on June 5, 2015, shows Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised address.

World must know truth of Saudi war on Yemen: Nasrallah

Islam Times - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says the truth of the Saudi war on Yemen should be revealed to the world in a bid to prevent aggressors from imposing their own will on the Yemeni nation.

A general view of the countryside of Arsal from the Hezbollah controlled area of Dahr al-Hawa hill on the Lebanese side of the Qalamun mountains.

Hezbollah advances east of Arsal toward Syria’s Qalamoun

Islam Times - Fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have managed to seize control of several strategic crossings in the border area between Lebanon and Syria, forcing the militants of the Nusra Front terrorist group to retreat from their positions.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi (R) and European Union deputy foreign policy chief Helga Schmid meet in Vienna, Austria, on June 12, 2015.

Iran, P5+1 resume work on drafting text of final nuclear deal

Islam Times - Senior representatives of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries have held talks on drafting the text of a possible final agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

No new deadline for Iran nuclear talks: France

Islam Times - France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has dismissed rumors that a new target date may be set for the conclusion of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program as ongoing negotiations are expected to go past the June 30 deadline.

‘We Ain’t Found Shit’

‘We Ain’t Found Shit’

Islam Times - Nuclear negotiations between Iran and what’s known as the P-5 + 1 group of nations (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) are scheduled to conclude on 30 June.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting on June 28, 2015.

Israel prime minister slams West for "retreating own red lines" in nuclear talks with Iran

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned world powers over what he described as "their retreat from the red lines they had set in their nuclear talks with Iran," saying there is no reason to rush into a final deal with Tehran.

Iraqi forces deploy in Baiji during fighting against ISIL militants to try to retake the strategic northern Iraqi city on June 9, 2015.

Iraqi forces purge key oil city from ISIL militants

Islam Times - Iraqi army soldiers, supported by fighters from Popular Mobilization units, have cleansed the oil-rich city of Baiji in the northern province of Salahuddin from Takfiri ISIL militants, after wresting full control of the area.

An aircraft handler directing a US F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Senior ISIL commander killed in Mosul airstrikes

Islam Times - A top ISIL commander in Iraq has been killed in the northern city of Mosul along with 10 other Takfiri militants, says a senior Iraqi commander.

Iraqi forces in a southern Kirkuk neighborhood, April 15, 2015

Iraq confirms arrest of senior Saddam-era official

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has confirmed that Iraqi forces have detained Abd al-Baqi al-Saadun, a senior aide to former dictator Saddam Hussein.


Iraqi F-16 fighter jet pilot killed in training mission in US

Islam Times - An Iraqi pilot has been killed when his F-16 fighter jet crashed during a training mission in the United States, the Iraqi Defense Ministry says.

The leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu

Military intervention in Syria to cost Turkey dearly: Opposition leader

Islam Times - Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has warned the government against any military intervention in neighboring Syria, saying such a move would cost Ankara dearly.

Turkish soldiers with tanks on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, overlooking Kobani in Syria.

Turkey considering military intervention in Syria

Islam Times - Reports coming out of Turkey suggest that Ankara is preparing for a military intervention in neighboring Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey won’t allow Kurdish state in north Syria: Erdogan

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Syrian Kurds of trying to establish a state in the crisis-hit country’s north, saying Ankara will leave no stone unturned to prevent such an establishment near its borders.

Turkish ‘Ulke TV’ Editor-in-Chief Hasan Ozturk (L) and Journalist Halime Kökçe (R) from Star newspaper speak to media as they arrive with five others at Turkey’s Ataturk International Airport on June 26, 2015.

Turkey summons Israeli envoy over deporting 7 Turkish nationals

Islam Times - Turkey has summoned Israel’s chargé d'affaires in Ankara for a reprimand meeting after Tel Aviv refused entry to seven Turkish nationals.

A man carrying a boy who was wounded in a car bomb explosion in a market district of Peshawar, Pakistan, on October 28, 2009.

Italy arrests Pakistani man accused of involvement in 2009 Peshawar bombing

Islam Times - A Pakistani man accused of involvement in a 2009 bomb blast in Peshawar has been arrested in Italy, officials say.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at presidential residence Bangabhaban in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on June 7, 2015.

Pakistan passes anti-India resolution over terrorism support claims

Islam Times - Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously adopted a resolution slamming India's "provocative and hostile" statements after Indian Premier Narendra Modi in his recent remarks accused Islamabad of provoking terrorism in his country.

Pakistani Hazara Shia Muslim community members carry the coffins of victims killed in an attack during their funeral in Quetta on June 8, 2015.

Pakistan city stops work to protest Shia killings

Islam Times - People in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta have shut down businesses in protest against frequent deadly attacks against Shia Muslims in the troubled city.

Pakistani protesters are seen during a rally against the oppression of Rohingyas in Myanmar, in the Pakistani city of Karachi, June 7, 2015.

Hundreds hold rallies across Pakistan in support of Rohingya Muslims

Islam Times - Hundreds of people in Pakistan have staged protests across the country in support of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan orders probe into NATO-led operation

Islam Times - Afghanistan has ordered an investigation into a NATO-led operation in the country’s east central region, which triggered angry local protests, Press TV reports.

Afghans hold anti-US demo in Parwan

Afghans hold anti-US demo in Parwan

Islam Times - Afghans have staged a rally in the eastern province of Parwan to protest against the recent night-time raids carried out by US forces in the war-torn country.

Takfiri ISIL militants in Afghanistan

ISIL, Taliban militants clash in Afghanistan, 12 killed

Islam Times - At least 12 people have been killed in clashes between the Taliban militants and the Takfiri ISIL terrorists in eastern Afghanistan.

Taliban capture another district in Afghan province

Taliban capture another district in Afghan province

Islam Times - A second district in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz has fallen to the Taliban militants amid their recent advances in the area.

US, Saudi Arabia want escalation of war on Yemen

US, Saudi Arabia want escalation of war on Yemen

Islam Times - An interview with Mark Weber, director of the Institute for Historical Review from California, to get his take on retaliatory attacks by the Yemeni people against Saudi aggressors.

The wreckage of a car is seen at the site of a car bomb attack in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, June 29, 2015. ISIL has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

ISIL claims responsibility for bombing in Yemeni capital

Islam Times - The Takfiri ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the recent bombing in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, which reportedly killed 28 people.

Yemeni forces hit Saudi missile base in Riyadh province

Yemeni forces hit Saudi missile base in Riyadh province

Islam Times - Yemeni forces have targeted a missile base in Saudi Arabia's second largest province of al-Riyadh as the Saudi regime keeps bombarding areas across Yemen.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Ban urges probe of Saudi raid on UN office in Yemen

Islam Times - United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has urged an investigation into an airstrike by Saudi Arabia on a compound of the world body in Yemen.

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.

Syria militants trained on Qatari soil

Syria militants trained on Qatari soil

Islam Times - According to a new report, militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria are being covertly trained on the Qatari soil with the help of the United States.

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.


China tests hypersonic nuclear-capable glide vehicle

Islam Times - The Chinese Defense Ministry has confirmed the latest testing of a hypersonic nuclear-capable delivery system.

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth

US, Chinese warships encounter in South China Sea

Islam Times - An American warship and a Chinese military vessel had an encounter in the South China Sea after the Pentagon announced its decision to monitor the region.

Russian Black Sea Fleet flagship, Moskva, leaving the port of Sevastopol for the joint Russia-China exercises in the Mediterranean.

Russia, China kick off Mediterranean naval war games

Islam Times - Russia and China have kicked off joint war games under the name of “Sea Cooperation – 2015” in the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Defense Ministry says.

India, China signs deals worth $22bn

India, China signs deals worth $22bn

Islam Times - India and China on Saturday signed over two dozen agreements worth a total of around $22 billion.

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.

ISIL attempting to develop chemical weapons: Australia

ISIL attempting to develop chemical weapons: Australia

Islam Times - Australia has warned that the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group is recruiting highly-trained technicians in an attempt to develop chemical weapons.

The women members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group

12 girls leave Australia to join ISIL in search of ‘romantic life’

Islam Times - An Australian police officer says at least 12 women have left the country to join the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, taken in by the lure of a “romantic life".

Palestinian carry their national flags on boats as they sail during a rally to show support for the activists aboard a flotilla of vessels that set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel’s blockade of the territory, in the seaport of Gaza City, June 24, 2015.

Hamas slams Israel for seizing Gaza-bound boat

Islam Times - Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has denounced Israel’s seizure of a Swedish-flagged ship that was heading ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel considering quitting UNHCR

Islam Times - Israel has been reportedly considering quitting the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) after a recent ...

A vehicle with bullet hole punctures on the scene of a shooting attack in the occupied Palestinian territory of West Bank, June 29, 2015.

4 Israelis injured in WB drive-by shooting: Security sources

Islam Times - At least four Israelis have suffered injuries after being targeted in a suspected drive-by shooting in the ...

Israeli forces patrol along the fence in the occupied Golan Heights on the border with Syria, on April 27, 2015.

Israel cabinet approves new barrier along Jordan border

Islam Times - The Israeli regime has decided to put up a security barrier along the border areas of Jordan with the the ...

Egyptian protesters shouting slogans during a demonstration against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the capital, Cairo.

Security tightened in Egypt ahead of opposition protests

Islam Times - Egyptian army and police are beefing up security across the country ahead of opposition protest rallies planned ...


Egypt state prosecutor dies of wounds in bombing

Islam Times - Egypt's state prosecutor Hisham Barakat has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a bomb blast in the capital ...

Bomb attack targets Egypt’s state prosecutor

Bomb attack targets Egypt’s state prosecutor's convoy

Islam Times - A bomb blast has hit the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor in the capital, Cairo, but the extent of ...

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood books at mosque libraries

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood books at mosque libraries

Islam Times - Egyptian authorities say they are planning to remove Muslim Brotherhood books from mosque libraries across ...

Libya’s warring factions hold a meeting during the latest round of UN-brokered peace talks in Skhirat, Morocco, June 28, 2015.

Libya warring factions meet face to face for first time

Islam Times - Libya’s warring factions have held their first face-to-face meeting in the latest round of UN-brokered peace talks in Morocco in a bid to reach a deal on a unity government.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

African Union threatens not to monitor Burundi elections

Islam Times - The African Union says it will not monitor parliamentary elections in Burundi due to the unfavorable conditions prevailing in the African country.

Foreign militants fighting in Syria along with the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group

Western students reportedly left Sudan to join ISIL in Syria

Islam Times - Twelve foreign students have reportedly traveled from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to Turkey in a bid to join the Takfiri ISIL terrorists in Syria, their university dean says.

Three men walk in handcuffs after being arrested as organizers of an opposition demonstration in Jenda, Nurundi, on June 12, 2015.

Burundi opposition announces decision to boycott elections

Islam Times - Burundi's opposition parties have announced their decision to boycott upcoming key elections, citing lack of necessary conditions for a fair vote.

Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, gives a press conference on June 9, 2015, in the Morrocan city of Skhirat.

UN envoy optimistic about Libya unity government deal

Islam Times - The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya has expressed optimism that the North African country's two rival parliaments would endorse his plan for a unity government later this week.

Libya ‘militant’ rejects US claim of killing Mokhtr Belmokhtar

Libya ‘militant’ rejects US claim of killing Mokhtr Belmokhtar

Islam Times - A purported militant source in Libya has denied US claims that its military airstrikes have killed a major al-Qaeda-linked Algerian terrorist, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, claiming that he was not at the site targeted by in the American strikes.

The undated AFP photo shows senior al-Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

Airstrike kills senior Qaeda commander in eastern Libya

Islam Times - A senior commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist group has been killed in an attack in Libya.

The photo, posted on Twitter, shows the aftermath of an attack claimed by ISIS Takfiri terrorist group, which killed at least five militants of the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) in northwest Libya on May 31, 2015.

ISIL attack kills 5 Fajr Libya militants in NW Libya

Islam Times - At least five militants of the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) have been killed in an attack claimed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in northwestern Libya.

A picture taken on June 27, 2015 shows the cordoned-off beach of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, in the aftermath of a shooting attack on the beach resort.

Seven arrests made over Tunisia attack

Islam Times - Tunisia has arrested seven people in connection with Friday’s seaside terrorist attack that left 38 people dead.

A Tunisian policeman patrols the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 28, 2015, following a shooting attack two days earlier.

Tunisia to deploy 1,000 armed police around tourist sites

Islam Times - Tunisia says it is going to beef up security around tourist sites following a deadly terrorist attack at one of its seaside resorts.

First responders are seen carrying a victim of a shooting attack in Tunisia, June 26, 2015.

Hotels attacked in Tunisia’s Sousse, 38 killed: Official

Islam Times - Some 38 people, including foreign nationals, have been killed and tens of others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men on a tourist resort in the central Tunisian town of Sousse.

Fighters from Libya Dawn faction take position in an area near Tripoli, Libya, March 5, 2015.

Tunisia to negotiate release of citizens taken hostage in Libya

Islam Times - Tunisia says it would negotiate for the release of more than 170 of its nationals taken hostage by a militia in Libya.

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