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Irish premier Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain
18 Oct 2017 14:34

No Brexit progress expected at EU summit: EU President

Islam times - European Union President Donald Tusk has warned Britain not to expect any breakthrough in Brexit negotiations at a EU summit this week, saying London needed to come up with more concrete proposals.

Europe has no right to call for missile talks with Iran: Leader’s advisor
17 Oct 2017 13:37

Europe has no right to call for missile talks with Iran: Leader’s advisor

Islam times - Leader’s Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said the Europeans held no rights to support the JCPOA on the one hand and call for missile and regional negotiations with Iran on the other.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures as he speaks at the Spanish parliament in Madrid on October 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Oct 2017 03:49

Rajoy rules out negotiation on Catalan secession, issues ultimatum

Islam Times - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has rejected mediation on Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain, giving the region's leaders an ultimatum to make up their mind before Madrid takes action.

Supporters of an independence for Catalonia listen to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont
11 Oct 2017 04:47

Catalonia declares independence then suspends it for talks with Madrid

Islam Times - The government in Madrid has dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s calls for talks after he declared Catalonia’s independence from Spain.

Over 100 European ISIS Terrorists Face Death Penalty in Iraq
9 Oct 2017 08:12

Over 100 European ISIS Terrorists Face Death Penalty in Iraq

Islam Times - More than 100 European ISIS terrorists will be prosecuted in Iraq, with most facing the death penalty, the country’s ambassador to Belgium has said.

5 Oct 2017 05:40

'It's time to talk,' EU tells Spain amid Catalan referendum

Islam Times - The European Union has once again urged the Spanish government and Catalonia’s authorities to talk to find a resolution to Spain’s standoff over the Catalan independence referendum.

Brussels’ Grand Mosque
4 Oct 2017 13:37

Extremist Saudi-Linked Wahhabi Cleric Faces Deportation from Belgium

Islam Times - A Saudi-linked Wahhabi cleric is facing expulsion from Belgium after he was found preaching hatred and extremist ideology at the country’s biggest mosque.

Cataluña Libre?
4 Oct 2017 12:45

Cataluña Libre?

Islam Times - The Referendum decided by the Government of Cataluña, called illegal by the neoliberal Rajoy Government of Madrid – turned into an event of abject police violence against masses of unarmed voters.

Helga Schmid, the secretary general of the European External Action Service (EEAS), addresses the 4th Europe-Iran Forum in Zurich, Switzerland, October 4, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
4 Oct 2017 11:09

Europe to do everything it can to sustain JCPOA: EU

Islam Times - A senior European Union diplomat says European states will do their best to sustain a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, amid stepped-up US opposition to the multilateral accord.

This photo, taken on November 25, 2016, shows the illuminated portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il amid the night skyline of Pyongyang. (By AFP)
4 Oct 2017 11:00

EU states engaging North Korea see chances weaken

Islam Times - A group of seven European Union (EU) countries have been involved in quiet diplomacy to calm tensions between North Korea and the United States, but they have been seeing their chances diminish amid EU threats of sanctions on Pyongyang.

Protesters shout at a helicopter during a protest march called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) Catalan workers’ union, at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, in Catalonia, October 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
4 Oct 2017 10:59

700,000 protest Spanish crackdown in Catalonia

Islam Times - Nearly 700,000 people in Catalonia have marched through the streets of Barcelona to protest police brutality during a banned independence referendum and Madrid’s policies toward the already-autonomous Spanish region.

This handout picture released on October 3, 2017 by the Spanish Royal House (Casa Real) shows Spain
4 Oct 2017 09:15

King accuses Catalan leaders of disloyalty to Spain

Islam Times - Spain's King Felipe VI has accused Catalan leaders of risking the county’s security and stability with their independence referendum.

Netherlands caretaker Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis looks on after announcing her resignation in the Dutch parliament, in The Hague, on October 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
4 Oct 2017 05:50

Dutch defense minister quits over troops’ death in Mali

Islam Times - The Netherlands’ caretaker Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis has resigned over failures by her ministry that led to the death of two Dutch soldiers in a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali.

People react as they gather at Plaza Catalunya after voting ended for the banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain
4 Oct 2017 05:04

The Future of the EU at Stake in Catalonia

Islam Times - Fascist Franco may have been dead for more than four decades, but Spain is still encumbered with his dictatorial corpse. A new paradigm has been coined right inside the lofty European Union, self-described home/patronizing dispenser of human rights to lesser regions across the planet: ...

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a press conference at La Moncloa palace in Madrid on October 1, 2017.
2 Oct 2017 06:27

Catalonia: 90% vote ‘yes’ to become an independent state

Islam Times - Catalonia's regional government has announced that 90 percent of those who participated in an independence referendum banned by Spain’s central government choose to be separated from the country.

British Prime Minister Theresa May being interviewed by Andrew Marr during The Andrew Marr Show on October 1, 2017. (Photo via The Guardian)
1 Oct 2017 17:03

UK will need changes if it can’t reach deal with EU over Brexit: May

Islam Times - British Prime Minister Theresa May says that the government will need some changes if it cannot reach a deal with the European Union over Brexit.

A woman wearing a niqab walks along a street in Rabat, Morocco, on January 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 17:01

‘Burqa Ban’ takes effect in Austria

Islam Times - A law banning Muslim women from wearing full-face veils such as burqas and niqabs in public, known popularly as the “Burqa Ban,” has taken force in Austria.

People gather in the rain outside a would-be polling station in a referendum on independence for Catalonia, in Barcelona, on October 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 09:08

Catalans start lining up to vote in banned referendum

Islam Times - Crowds are reportedly growing at dozens of schools and other facilities in Catalonia that have been designated as polling stations for a banned referendum on secession from Spain.

The photo, taken on December 29, 2009, shows Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu flashing the V-sign as he arrives at a Jerusalem court. (By AFP)
1 Oct 2017 07:11

Norway offers to allow in Israeli nuclear whistleblower

Islam Times - Norway has offered to allow Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu and his Norwegian wife to immigrate to and live in the Scandinavian country.

What Can Be Done?
29 Sep 2017 07:30

What Can Be Done?

Islam Times - Despite clear evidence that Washington has chosen the path to conflict with Russia and China, European governments have not objected.