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Muslim pilgrims walk towards the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on September 13, 2015.
19 Aug 2017 06:42

Binladin Group to resume expansion of Mecca Grand Mosque

Islam Times - Saudi construction conglomerate Binladin Group reportedly plans to restart a $26.6-billion project to expand the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, nearly two years after a deadly crane crash halted the development operation.

 
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani
19 Aug 2017 04:44

Qatar worried about pilgrims’ safety in Saudi Arabia: FM

Islam Times - Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani says his country is concerned about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia during the annual Hajj pilgrimage after Riyadh’s move to reopen its border with Doha.

 
Saudi Regime Totally Demolishes Ancient Quarter of Awamiyah Town
17 Aug 2017 06:16

Saudi Regime Totally Demolishes Ancient Quarter of Awamiyah Town

Islam Times - Saudi regime has completely destroyed an ancient neighborhood of Shiite-populated town of Awamiyah, in the country's Eastern Province.

 
How Wahhabism Serves Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy?
17 Aug 2017 06:14

How Wahhabism Serves Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy?

Islam Times - Since emergence of Saudi Arabia in 1932, Al Saud has exploited the instrument of Wahhabism to tackle the challenge of the kingdom's inconsistent political, social, and religious structures. Ever since, the function of the Wahhabi ideology has been religiously legitimizing the Al Saud dynasty's ...

 
Intolerant Saudi Regime Kidnapped 3 Europe-Based Dissenting Princes
16 Aug 2017 09:39

Intolerant Saudi Regime Kidnapped 3 Europe-Based Dissenting Princes

Islam Times - In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government - and there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them.

 
Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (L)
16 Aug 2017 09:38

Saudis Seek Withdrawal from Yemen, UAE Dreams Leading West Asia: Leaked

Islam Times - Warmongering Saudi crown prince seeks a way out of Yemen aggression, leaked emails viewed by Middle East Eye shows.

 
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa (L), Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (2nd-L), UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2nd-R), and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meet in Cairo on July 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
16 Aug 2017 08:15

Saudi-led siege can’t bring Qatar to its knees: Senior official

Islam Times - An adviser to Qatar’s foreign minister says the Saudi-led quartet of boycotters have failed to bring his country to its knees, adding that Riyadh’s anti-Doha “smear campaign’ is only reminiscent of the kingdom’s own ideological support for the Daesh Takfiri terror group.

 
A composite picture published on the Hasannews website showing the demolition of the al-Musawara neighborhood in the Shia town of Awamiyah in Saudi Arabia.
16 Aug 2017 05:04

Al-Musawara neighborhood totally destroyed, Saudi Arabia says

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has completed the demolition of al-Musawara neighborhood in the Shia town of Awamiyah, says a local official.

 
Satellite Imagery Shows Extent of Saudi Atrocities in Awamiyah
16 Aug 2017 04:32

Saudi Regime Destroyed over 300 Homes, Mosques in Besieged Awamiyah

Islam Times - Saudi regime has destroyed hundreds of houses in Awamiyah town in the country's Eastern Province.

 
Saudi Arabia can shoot down trespassing Qatari planes: State TV
15 Aug 2017 07:20

Saudi Arabia can shoot down trespassing Qatari planes: State TV

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s state television says the kingdom could shoot down the Qatari airliners potentially violating its airspace.

 
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo by Reuters)
15 Aug 2017 07:18

Saudi crown prince ‘wants out’ of war on Yemen: Leaked emails

Islam Times - Purported emails recently leaked show that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking an exit from the war that Saudi Arabia has been waging against Yemen on his initiative, more than two years into a conflict the Riyadh regime has been unable to win.

 
Saudi Arabia’s Cultural Diplomacy Instruments Across Muslim World
15 Aug 2017 06:53

Saudi Arabia’s Cultural Diplomacy Instruments Across Muslim World

Islam Times - Cultural diplomacy is a crucial instrument for one country to garner influence in other countries. In the recent years, Saudi Arabia has made the most of it in a set of target countries.

 
A Saudi security personnel member walking amid the rubble in the eastern town of Awamiyah.
14 Aug 2017 08:08

Saudi razes hundreds of houses in Shia-majority town

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has reportedly laid waste to at least 320 houses in an eastern Shia-majority town, which it has placed under siege for about three months.

 
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (Photo by AFP)
14 Aug 2017 04:49

Baghdad urged to mediate between Riyadh, Tehran: Iraqi minister

Islam Times - A senior Iraqi official says Saudi authorities have asked Baghdad government to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran more than a year after the two Muslim countries broke off relations following the execution of well-known Saudi Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.

 
A view of the former office of the Taliban militant group in the Qatari capital, Doha. (File photo)
13 Aug 2017 06:32

Saudi Arabia tried to host Taliban office

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia, which along with its allies has imposed a blockade on Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism, had sought to host a liaison office for the Afghan Taliban militant group before the 2013 establishment of the center in Doha, informed sources say.

 
Saudi Arabia: 13-Year Prison Term Handed Down to Prominent Shiite Cleric for Demanding Ending War on Yemen
12 Aug 2017 07:49

Saudi Arabia: 13-Year Prison Term Handed Down to Prominent Shiite Cleric for Demanding Ending War on Yemen

Islam Times - The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, a prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Hussein Al-Radi, to 13 years in prison for a Friday speech he delivered, in which he denounced the war on Yemen and called for stopping it, in addition to other sermons condemning ...

 
UN Demands Saudi-Led Alliance Reopens Airport to Ease Suffering of Yemenis
12 Aug 2017 06:04

UN Demands Saudi-Led Alliance Reopens Airport to Ease Suffering of Yemenis

Islam Times - The United Nations has called for the Saudi-led coalition to ease its 12-month blockade of Yemen's main airport so the sick and injured can get out and aid can get in.

 
UN Finally Urges Saudi Regime to Respect Shiite Muslims’ Rights
12 Aug 2017 05:20

UN Finally Urges Saudi Regime to Respect Shiite Muslims’ Rights

Islam Times - The United Nations has eventually reacted to media reports about a deadly and destructive Saudi military crackdown against a besieged eastern Shiite town, urging the regime in Riyadh to respect human rights.

 
The file photo shows a public beheading in Saudi Arabia.
12 Aug 2017 04:27

Saudi Regime to Executes 14 Shiite Muslims after Unfair Trial: HRW

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that 14 Shiite Muslims are at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia after a supreme court upheld their death sentences in mid-July following an “unfair trial” over protest-related charges.

 
Satellite Imagery Shows Extent of Saudi Atrocities in Awamiyah
12 Aug 2017 04:26

Satellite Imagery Shows Extent of Saudi Atrocities in Awamiyah

Islam Times - New satellite imagery has shown the extent of destruction at a Shiite Muslim town in eastern Saudi Arabia currently besieged by the kingdom’s forces.