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Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in the Spanish city of Barcelona on August 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
19 Aug 2017 06:35

Barcelona van attacker may still be at large: Spanish police

Islam Times - The Spanish police say the driver of the van that ploughed into crowds in Barcelona may still be alive and at large, denying reports that he was shot dead during another anti-terror operation in a Catalan seaside resort.

Spanish policemen walk in a cordoned off area after a van plowed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring about 100 on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Aug 2017 04:29

CIA warned Spanish police of terror attack months ago

Islam Times - The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) warned Spanish police months ago of a possible terror attack in Barcelona, a Spanish newspaper has reported.

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.

NATO Double Think On War Games Reaches Brain-dead Condition
15 Aug 2017 07:25

NATO Double Think On War Games Reaches Brain-dead Condition

Islam Times - With four weeks to go until the start of Russia’s Zapad (“West”) war games in Belarus, Western media are already reporting alarm bells that the exercise is a cover for an invasion into NATO countries.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov arrives for a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, December 12, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
15 Aug 2017 07:06

Ukraine denies supplying missile technology to North Korea

Islam Times - Ukraine says it has never supplied defense technology to North Korea as tensions have increasingly ratcheted up between the North and the US in recent weeks.

Mikhail Ulyanov, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control
2 Aug 2017 10:12

Arming Ukraine to escalate conflict, Russia tells US

Islam Times - Russia has warned that a reported plan by the United States to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons will further escalate the deadly conflict in eastern Ukraine.

31 Jul 2017 07:50

US mulls deploying Patriot missiles to Estonia: Prime minister

Islam Times - Estonia’s prime minister says he has held talks with US Vice President Mike Pence over the possible deployment by Washington of the Patriot missile system to the Baltic state amid rising tensions between NATO states and Russia.

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence disembark their plane after arriving at the airport in Tallinn, Estonia, on July 30, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
31 Jul 2017 06:19

US policy ‘not America-alone,’ US veep says in Estonia

Islam Times - US Vice President Mike Pence claims that Russia is resorting to “destabilizing” measures in Eastern Europe and that Washington expects Moscow’s “behavior to change.”

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili (R) attends the opening ceremony of the joint multinational military exercise
31 Jul 2017 05:57

Georgia begins US-led military exercise a day before VP's visit

Islam Times - The Georgian army began two weeks of military exercises with the United States and other partner countries on Sunday, a day before US Vice President Mike Pence visits the ex-Soviet nation.

A file photo of Swedish military service members (By Reuters)
25 Jul 2017 12:12

Swedish military plans ‘largest’ drills in 20 years along with NATO troops

Islam Times - The Swedish military has announced plans to hold its “first and largest” wargames in over 20 years, involving all of the country’s military branches along with forces from several NATO member states.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (Photo by AP)
24 Jul 2017 09:00

EU preparing to hit back at US ‘within days’ over Russia bans

Islam Times - The European Union is reportedly making preparations to hit back at the US “within days” if Washington’s possible new sanctions against Russia affect European businesses, including oil firms.

People raise candles and hold a Polish flag during a protest against judicial reforms, in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, July 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jul 2017 10:04

Poland presses ahead with judicial overhaul despite opposition

Islam Times - Poland’s ruling party has approved a controversial overhaul of the country’s Supreme Court despite mass protests at home and mounting pressure from its Western allies against the move.

ISIS Trained Over 170 Suicide Terrorists for Europe: Interpol
23 Jul 2017 04:36

ISIS Trained Over 170 Suicide Terrorists for Europe: Interpol

Islam Times - At least 170 suspected ISIS terrorists trained to deal with explosives and are potentially aiming at terrorist attacks in Europe.

Protesters hold a Polish flag as they take part in demonstration in front of Polish Supreme Court on July 21, 2017 in protest against new bill changing the judiciary system. (Photo by AFP)
22 Jul 2017 06:00

Poland approve court reform in defiance of protests, EU

Islam Times - Poland’s senate approved a controversial reform of the Supreme Court early Saturday, despite warnings from the European Union, appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure.

The picture taken on April 4 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Shayhun, Idlib Province, Syria, following an alleged chemical weapons attack.
19 Jul 2017 06:47

‘Unjustified’ EU sanctions meant to cover up terrorists' crimes: Syria

Islam Times - Damascus has blasted the European Union (EU) for imposing new sanctions against several Syrian nationals, including scientists, over an alleged gas attack, saying the bans merely serve the terrorists and help cover up their crimes.

British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis (Photo by AFP)
18 Jul 2017 12:39

US Brexit minister sparks debate by leaving EU talks early

Islam Times - UK Brexit minister David Davis has come under fire for heading back to his country only hours after beginning the second round of negotiations with the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Belgium.

This picture taken on March 21, 2015 shows US troops from the 5th Battalion of the 7th Air Defense Regiment emplace a launching station of the Patriot air and missile defense system at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland. (Photos by AFP)
16 Jul 2017 05:09

Romania: Patriot missiles not aimed at increasing tensions with Russia

Islam Times - Romania has stressed that its possible purchasing of seven US-built Patriot missile defense systems is aimed at bolstering the country’s defense and not antagonizing Russia.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini addresses a news conference after meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) in Brussels, Belgium, July 11, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
12 Jul 2017 08:18

EU’s Mogherini: Iran deal is an international agreement endorsed by UN

Islam Times - The European Union's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has stressed that the historic nuclear deal with Iran is an international agreement endorsed by the United Nations.

Russia Is Expanding Its Military, but NATO Isn’t Sure Why
6 Jul 2017 08:13

Russia Is Expanding Its Military, but NATO Isn’t Sure Why

Islam Times - Russia’s military capabilities are expanding across Europe, but the top military chief of Western defense pact NATO has said Moscow’s plans remain ambiguous amid a heavily politicized atmosphere between the two leading forces.

This file photo taken on May 17, 2017 shows EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker walking through the Chamber before a debate on the conclusions of the last European Council, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo by AFP)
5 Jul 2017 06:05

Juncker calls EU's empty parliament ‘ridiculous’

Islam Times - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker launched a blistering attack Tuesday on a nearly empty European Parliament, sparking bitter exchanges with the head of the EU's only directly elected institution.