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UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash (Photo by AP)
18 Jun 2017 10:21

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.

 
Four Decades Allied to Terrorist
17 Jun 2017 05:06

Four Decades Allied to Terrorist

Islam Times - “Islamic” terrorists are wonderful and cheap instruments for proxy wars. They are fierce fighters and a global resource that can be brought into any conflict. The beauty is that they are totally expendable and they can be used when convenient and killed when not.

 
Crisis Settlement Efforts in Middle East, North Africa
17 Jun 2017 04:10

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 East and North Africa....

 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks on the passage of the anti-terror law while being surrounded by journalists, at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
15 Jun 2017 07:32

Japan parl. ratifies controversial anti-terror law

Islam Times - Japan has enacted a controversial anti-terror law that has sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens' privacy rights.

 
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister of the UAE
15 Jun 2017 05:51

UAE Involved in Turkey Coup, Paid $3bn to Conspirators

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates reportedly backed a military coup to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year and paid the conspirators three billion dollars, Turkish daily has revealed

 
Renata Lok-Dessallien, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Myanmar
13 Jun 2017 12:10

Top UN official in Myanmar to be changed

Islam Times - The United Nations says its top official in Myanmar is being changed, with sources citing her failure to protect the rights of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims as the reason behind the decision.

 
Indonesian police officers surround Kampung Melayu bus terminal in Jakarta on May 24, 2017, after a bomb blast. (Photo by AFP)
13 Jun 2017 12:06

Daesh cells present in nearly all Indonesian provinces: Military chief

Islam Times - The military chief in Jakarta says Daesh is present in almost all the Indonesian provinces as the Middle East-based Takfiri terror group is expanding its foothold in Southeast Asia.

 
This photograph distributed by North Korea’s state news agency shows the launch of four ballistic missiles. (File photo by Korean Central News Agency)
13 Jun 2017 07:42

North Korean nukes threaten global peace: Pentagon chief

Islam Times - US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said North Korea’s nuclear weapons program poses a "clear and present danger" to international peace and security.

 
Sectarian War
13 Jun 2017 06:58

Sectarian War

Islam Times - The Muslim World is moving towards a Saudi-Iran as signified by recent developments in the spat between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, especially as Qatar is seen to be ‘flirting’ with Iran.

 
Philippines
12 Jun 2017 12:23

Philippines' Duterte says didn't request US aid to fight militants

Islam Times - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected claims that he asked Americans to help the Southeast Asian country’s military end the Daesh-linked unrest that has been gripping its south.

 
Members of the Salah Bou-Haliqa brigade, loyal to General Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army, celebrate as they arrive in the eastern city of Benghazi after seizing the central al-Jufra area from rival forces, June 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Jun 2017 12:20

UAE violates arms embargo on Libya with exports to Haftar: UNSC

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has breached an arms embargo on Libya by sending attack helicopters, attack aircraft, and armored vehicles to troops commanded by self-styled Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.

 
North Korea Plans ICBM Test Launch to Deter US Hostility
12 Jun 2017 09:10

North Korea Plans ICBM Test Launch to Deter US Hostility

Islam Times - North Korea is planning to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the near future to deter US hostility and make Washington never dare “to go to war with a country that possesses nuclear weapons or ICBMs”.

 
Changing the Balance of Power in the Middle East
12 Jun 2017 07:07

Changing the Balance of Power in the Middle East

Islam Times - Pejman Abdolmohammadi, an expert on Iran and a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science suggested that the Tehran attacks will have serious consequences on the internal politics of Iran and the region as a whole.

 
A Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operative searches a house after receiving information that more than a dozen escaped prisoners, freed from a jail by Daesh militants, were hiding there, in Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao on June 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
10 Jun 2017 12:36

Daesh-linked militants kill 13 Philippine marines in south: Military official

Islam Times - Thirteen Philippine marines have been killed in fresh gun battles with Daesh-affiliated militants who have overrun parts of a southern city, a military spokesman said Saturday, in a dramatic surge in the toll from two weeks of fierce fighting.

 
Hwasong 12 ballistic missile being tested at an undisclosed location in North Korea
10 Jun 2017 07:01

North Korea Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missiles after US Naval Drills

Islam Times - North Korea on Thursday fired four anti-ship missiles into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula after US-led naval drills in the region.

 
Astana Talks on Syria Crisis Postponed
10 Jun 2017 06:59

Astana Talks on Syria Crisis Postponed

Islam Times - Kazakh Foreign Ministry says the new round of Astana talks on Syrian crisis that was scheduled for June 12-13 have been postponed to unspecified date.

 
Hornet Expert
8 Jun 2017 05:23

Hornet Expert

 
Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korean Hawk surface-to-air missiles are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on May 29, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
8 Jun 2017 05:00

North Korea test-launches barrage of missiles: Seoul

Islam Times - North Korea has test-fired several projectiles which are thought to be surface-to-ship missile, says Seoul.

 
Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Daesh positions in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippines, June 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
7 Jun 2017 11:32

Fighting in Philippine city tougher than previously believed

Islam Times - Military officials in the Philippines have found the fight with the Daesh terrorist group in the southern city of Marawi to be tougher than they previously believed as the terrorists are using bomb-proof tunnels, anti-tank weapons, human shields and are familiar with the terrain.

 
South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech at the National Cemetery in Seoul, June 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
7 Jun 2017 11:29

South Korea suspends deployment of more THAAD pieces

Islam Times - South Korea suspends any further deployment of a controversial US missile system to the country until an environmental impact assessment ordered by President Moon Jae-in is completed.