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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei meets with university professors in the capital Tehran on June 21, 2017. (Photo by leader.ir)

Ayat. Khamenei: Defending Palestine, defending truth

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says defending the nation of Palestine is tantamount ...

Netanyahu shaking hands with a wounded Takfiri militant at an Israeli field hospital in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights

UN Concerned Over Israeli Regime Troops ties with Terrorists in Syria

Islam Times - The United Nations UN has voiced concern over increased contacts between Israeli regime troops and terrorists ...

Israeli guards stand outside the Damascus Gate in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City, June 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Hamas: Daesh didn’t kill Israeli soldier

Islam Times - The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas says Daesh did not kill a female Israeli soldier in the Tel Aviv-...

UN Body Slams Israeli Regime for Murder of Palestinian Children

UN Body Slams Israeli Regime for Murder of Palestinian Children

Islam Times - The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ESCWA) has slammed the Israeli regime for murdering Palestinian ...

Egyptian Court Quashes Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian Court Quashes Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Egypt's high administrative court has defended an earlier decision to annul the transfer of two Red Sea islands ...

Egypt Committee Approves Islands Transfer to Saudis, Public Opposes Move

Egypt Committee Approves Islands Transfer to Saudis, Public Opposes Move

Islam Times - An Egyptian parliamentary committee voted Tuesday to approve a controversial 2016 deal to transfer two Red ...

Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali (C) celebrates after the Supreme Administrative Court upheld on January 16, 2017 a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in a deal that had sparked protests in Egypt. (Photo by AFP)

Lawyer calls Egypt's Sisi 'traitor' over islands transfer to Saudis

Islam Times - A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer has called President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi a "traitor" over his government's ...

Reasons for Worsening Sudan, Egypt Diplomatic Row

Reasons for Worsening Sudan, Egypt Diplomatic Row

Islam Times - The diplomatic row between Sudan and Egypt has taken a turn to the worse after Sudan's cabinet approved a ...

 
 
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Philippine Army Launches New Anti-ISIS Offensive in Marawi

Philippine Army Launches New Anti-ISIS Offensive in Marawi

Islam Times - Philippine warplanes bombed ISIS terrorist group positions and ground troops launched a renewed push against the Takifris holed up in a southern city on Tuesday.

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North Korean Diplomats Mugged by US Officials

Islam Times - North Korea says US officials mugged its diplomats at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, forcibly confiscating a diplomatic package thus raising questions about the city as the seat of the United Nations.

UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash (Photo by AP)

UAE, allies do not trust Qatar: FM Gargash

Islam Times - As tensions simmer in the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates says its allies in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain do not trust Qatar, calling for a Western body to monitor Doha.

Crisis Settlement Efforts in Middle East, North Africa

Crisis Settlement Efforts in Middle East, North Africa

Islam Times - Addressing the Conference of the Russian Committee for Solidarity and Cooperation with the Peoples of Asia and Africa, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia will continue to promote the diplomatic settlement of the political impasse in the Middle ...

 
This AFP file photo taken on March 14, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and then-Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the State Dining Room before lunch at the White House in Washington, DC.

US, Qatar, Israel rejoice at appointment of new Saudi heir

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has called Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince to congratulate him.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani meets with ambassadors of Muslim countries to Tehran on June 19, 2017. (Photo by Icana)

All Saudi Arabia’s moves benefit Israel: Iran’s parliament speaker

Islam Times - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has slammed Saudi Arabia for working covertly with Israel, saying all Riyadh’s actions in the region serve the Tel Aviv regime’s interests and are to the detriment of Muslim nations.

Saudi blogger Badawi’s kids urge his release on 5th imprisonment anniv.

Saudi blogger Badawi’s kids urge his release on 5th imprisonment anniv.

Islam Times - Three children of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been behind bars over the past five years, have appealed for his release, describing their father’s incarceration as unfair.

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Riyadh: Turkish military base not welcome on Saudi soil

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has said that a Turkish military base would not be welcome on kingdom's soil after Ankara offers to build such a facility.

 
Lebanese soldiers patrol near the site of bomb attacks in the Christian village of Qaa, on the border with Syria, June 28, 2016. (Photo by Reuters)

Lebanon nabs 7 suspected Daesh-linked terrorists, dismantles terror network

Islam Times - Lebanese authorities have arrested seven suspected terrorists affiliated with the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, destroyed their terror network and foiled a number of planned mass attacks.

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.

 
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Israel main source of tensions, crises in West Asia: Iran

Islam Times - The Iranian Foreign Ministry says the Israeli regime is the main source of tensions and crises in West Asia.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses a gathering held in Tehran on June 20, 2017. (Photo by IRNA)

Iran to respond more decisively to terrorist attacks on its soil: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that the Islamic Republic will respond "more decisively" to any future terrorist attack on Iran's soil.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) receives Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Tehran on June 20, 2017. (Photo by leader.ir)

US, stooges oppose Iraq independence, unity: Ayatollah Khamenei

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned against placing trust in the United States, saying Washington is against Iraq’s independence and unity.

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Iran: Missile strike fraction of response to Daesh

Islam Times - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the recent missile attack against Daesh in Syria was just a small part of the Islamic Republic’s reaction to the “indiscriminate” attacks by the terror group on the Iranian soil.

 
Kurdish Independence

Kurdish Independence

Islam Times - Political scientist and associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences of Finance University of the Russian Government, Gevorg Mirzayan said that Iran, Iraq and Turkey signaled their concerns about the planned independence vote in the Kurdish region of ...

Iraqi children face sheer horror, unimaginable violence: UN

Iraqi children face sheer horror, unimaginable violence: UN

Islam Times - The UN warns against the extremely horrible conditions of Iraqi children as Daesh terrorists resort to more brutal tactics to save their last foothold in the country, saying children, particularly those in Mosul, are dying and suffering amid one of the “most brutal ...

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Daesh blows up Mosul’s iconic al-Nuri Mosque

Islam Times - Daesh has blown up Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque, where the terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi announced the formation of a so-called caliphate after capturing the northern city in 2014.

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) secure a house near the Old City District in western Mosul on June 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Iraqi forces storm Mosul's Old City in 'last chapter' operation

Islam Times - Iraqi forces have stormed the northern city of Mosul’s Old City, the last bastion held by the Daesh terrorist group in the Arab country.

 
Quo Vadis Turkey

Quo Vadis Turkey

Islam Times - Of concern is the fact that the Turkish President Erdogan sees the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as mostly Kurdish allies of the US in Syria also as allies of the terrorist PKK inside his own country.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meets Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in the holy city of Mecca on June 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Saudi Arabia detains two reporters of Turkish TV channel during FM's visit

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has detained two reporters for Turkish TV channel TRT World for 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister to the kingdom to help resolve the dispute between Qatar and several Arab countries.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during an interview with Portuguese broadcaster RTP on July 15, 2017.

Turkey’s Erdogan urges Saudi, US to join Astana process on Syria

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Saudi Arabia and the US to join the Syria peace process, which began in the Kazakh capital, Astana, in January with the mediation of Tehran, Moscow and Ankara.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a press conference in Kuwait City on June 15, 2017 as part of his tour of Persian Gulf Arab countries. (Photos by AFP)

Turkish FM arrives in Saudi Arabia to end Persian Gulf states-Qatar row

Islam Times - The Turkish foreign minister has arrived in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to defuse a growing diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region, as Qatar accuses its neighbors, particularly Riyadh, of imposing a crippling "siege" on the emirate.

 
Afghan security forces stand at the site of a bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, May 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

‘2 Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan’

Islam Times - Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in eastern Afghanistan have gone missing en route to their home country, Islamabad says.

This file photograph taken on June 9, 2017, shows Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif adjusting his earpiece as he attends a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan. (Photo by AFP)

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Sharif to appear before probe panel

Islam Times - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

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

Pakistan accuses Indian forces of 'unprovoked' shootings on Kashmir village

Islam Times - Pakistani and Indian troops have traded gunfire at the border dividing Kashmir between the two neighbors, wounding two villagers in the Islamabad-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region.

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Pakistani Cmdr. Mulls Leaving Saudi-Led Alliance over US Interference

Islam Times - Pakistan's former army chief General Raheel Sharif mulling leaving Saudi-led Military Alliance's command protesting US interference.

 
The Afghanistan ‘Generational’ War

The Afghanistan ‘Generational’ War

Islam Times - General David Petraeus, ex-commander of US troops in Afghanistan, admitted that Americans may stay on Afghan soil for a “long-haul” mission that could evolve into several decades of “generational struggle.”

This photo, taken in mid-October 2015, shows Afghan Taliban militants gathered around parts of a US F-16 aircraft that was shot in the Sayid Karam district of Paktia Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by AFP)

Several killed, wounded in attack on police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan

Islam Times - Taliban militants have staged a deadly two-phase attack on a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

Afghan Forces Thwart Major ISIS Plan to Establish Emirate

Afghan Forces Thwart Major ISIS Plan to Establish Emirate

Islam Times - Afghan forces have foiled a major plan by ISIS terrorist group to establish a so-called emirate known as Khorasan province in Afghanistan, the country’s acting Minister of Defense Tariq Shah Bahrami has said.

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a series of explosions that targeted a funeral of a politician’s son, who was himself killed during an anti-government protest a day earlier, in Kabul June 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Afghanistan suspends 2 top security officials

Islam Times - The Afghan presidential palace says in a statement that two of the country’s top security officials have been suspended after bombings in Kabul and a subsequent protest over security in the capital left dozens dead and wounded.

 
Yemen Crisis News Blackout Amid Arab Diplomatic Row

Yemen Crisis News Blackout Amid Arab Diplomatic Row

Islam Times - The crisis in relations of Qatar and the Saudi-led Arab bloc has been making headlines on the regional and international media during the past two weeks.

Yemen Ballistic Missile Struck Saudi Military Base

Yemen Ballistic Missile Struck Saudi Military Base

Islam Times - Yemen's Houthi alliance claimed firing long-range ballistic missiles on the strategic Khamis Mushait air base in Asir province in Southern Saudi Arabia, accurately in retaliation for Saudi continuing aggression and criminal war against the Yemeni people.

People gather on the rubble of shops destroyed in a Saudi airstrike at a market in Sana

Saudi bombing of Yemen market kills at least 24

Islam Times - Saudi Arabian warplanes have bombed a bustling marketplace in Yemen’s extreme northwest, killing at least 24 people, the al-Masirah television reports.

Mohammed Abdulsalam, spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement (Photo by AFP)

UNSC liable for consequences of Saudi war on Yemen: Ansarullah

Islam Times - Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has held the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accountable for the consequences of the deadly Saudi aggression, stressing that the nation reserves the right to defend itself.

 
Qatar Won’t Negotiate before Blockade is Lifted

Qatar Won’t Negotiate before Blockade is Lifted

Islam Times - Whereas Trump had hoped for unity against Iran, he has wound up with the opposite. Other than Egypt and Bahrain few other Sunni countries have signed up for the new Saudi crusade against Qatar. Oman and Kuwait are both holding, Morocco has offered to supply Qatar with ...

Emirates Tells Trump to Remove US Airbase

Emirates Tells Trump to Remove US Airbase

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United States wants President Trump to use the U.S. airbase in Qatar as a political tool to press the country's government on supporting extremism.

Qatar Crisis Sign of Decline of US Influence

Qatar Crisis Sign of Decline of US Influence

Islam Times - The American century is rapidly coming to an end. Terrorists are biting their masters’ hands and the vassals are rebelling.

A US Navy file photo released on April 21, 2015 shows the US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (back) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy cooperating in the Arabian Sea. (Photos by AFP)

US deploys 2 warships to Doha for joint drills with Qatari navy

Islam Times - Two US navy vessels have arrived in Doha to take part in joint military drills with the Qatari navy amid escalating tensions between Arab Persian Gulf states.

 
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Jordan rules out terrorism in death of 3 US troops

Islam Times - A court in Jordan has announced that the death of three US troops in the country was not related to terrorism.

Jordan Abandons Idea of Invading Syria

Jordan Abandons Idea of Invading Syria

Islam Times - Jordan has officially withdrawn from invading Syria and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Royal Jordanian Army, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Abdel Halim Fraihat, officially announced that Jordanian Armed Forces do not have any presence within the Syrian ...

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.

 
Panama’s Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (2nd L) sign a joint communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations in Beijing on June 13, 2017.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, backs ‘One China’ policy

Islam Times - Panama breaks diplomatic ties with self-ruled Taiwan in favor of establishing formal relations with Beijing, in what is viewed as a diplomatic victory for China which regards Taiwan as a breakaway province.

China strongly rejects Pentagon report

China strongly rejects Pentagon report

Islam Times - China has firmly rejected the “irresponsible” claims made in a report by the US Defense Department, which accused Beijing of seeking to expand its military footprint globally.

Labor Activists Probing Ivanka Trump Brand in China Arrested, Missing

Labor Activists Probing Ivanka Trump Brand in China Arrested, Missing

Islam Times - An advocacy group reported on Wednesday a labor activist has been arrested and two other went missing in China investigating a company that produces Ivanka Trump-branded shoes.

Beijing Wants ‘Active Role’ in Mideast Peace

Beijing Wants ‘Active Role’ in Mideast Peace

Islam Times - The official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that the Chinese Special Envoy to the Middle East Gong Xiaosheng, said that Beijing now seeks to enter the historically fraught relations between Palestine and Israel.

 
This US Navy photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 20, 2016. (Via AFP)

Australia resumes aerial missions over Syria

Islam Times - Australia has resumed aerial missions over Syria two days after it suspended them amid rising tensions between a US-led coalition and the Russian military in the Arab country.

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.

 
 
 
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, June 15, 2017, at the UN Headquarters in New York. (Photo by AP)

UN Security Council welcomes force deployment in Sahel

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of an African military force to fight Takfiri terrorists in the Sahel region.

Morocco Continues Crackdown on Dissent as Protests Continue

Morocco Continues Crackdown on Dissent as Protests Continue

Islam Times - Moroccan authorities have continued a brutal crackdown on dissent with more activists being arrested for taking part in the country's ongoing political protests.

Division General Jean-Paul Deconinck of the Belgian Army reviews UN troops as he arrives in Gao on April 13, 2017 to take command of the MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali). (Photo by AFP)

Mali urges UN Security Council to fight extremists in Sahel

Islam Times - Mali’s foreign minister on Friday pressed the UN Security Council to quickly adopt a resolution endorsing the creation of a special force to fight the extremists increasingly plaguing North Africa's Sahel region.

A Djiboutian soldier stands behind a heavy machine gun in an undisclosed location along the border with Eritrea, June 15, 2008. (Photo by Reuters)

AU urges ‘restraint’ amid Djibouti-Eritrea tension

Islam Times - The African Union on Saturday urged “restraint” as tensions intensified between Djibouti and Eritrea over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.

 
Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's 'Bring Peace'

Islam Times - Colonel Gaddafi’s son was freed from captivity in Libya and now wants to ‘bring peace’ to the war-torn country. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 44, had been held by rebel militias in eastern Libya since November 2011 when he was caught trying to flee into neighboring Niger after ...

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The 'Third Force': Gaddafi's Supporters Making Political Comeback in Libya

Islam Times - Muammar Gaddafi's followers seek to make a political comeback and revive the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. They present themselves as the "third force" non-aligned with either Khalifa Haftar in the east and al-Sarraj in the west of the country.

Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar

Libyan National Army Chief Accuses Qatar of Sponsoring Terrorism

Islam Times - Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has issued a statement, accusing the Qatari authorities of support of the terror groups.

Libya’s Chaos Perfect for Exporting Weapons and Terrorists to Syria

Libya’s Chaos Perfect for Exporting Weapons and Terrorists to Syria

Islam Times - Daniel McAdams, Executive Director at the Ron Paul Peace Institute, in an RT interview, said: Obama’s biggest mistake was the invasion of Libya. Gaddafi was right when he warned that the overthrow of the government would lead to terrorist attacks in Europe.

 
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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