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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey (right), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
18 September 2014 11:26

US prepares for ‘generational’ war in Middle East

Islam Times - At a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey set the stage for a massive and protracted expansion of US military operations in Iraq and Syria.

Mubarak’s old patsies are returning to power
16 September 2014 13:37

Mubarak’s old patsies are returning to power

Islam Times - A political analyst has warned that MPs who sat in the discredited 2010 parliament are likely to win at least half the seats at the next election.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Abdullah Al Saud after receiving the King Abdullah Decoration One in Jeddah.
1 September 2014 13:38

‘To fight terror, UK should stop allying with Saudi Arabia’

Islam Times - The so-called war on terror is nearly 13 years old, but which rational human being will be cheering its success? We’ve had crackdowns on civil liberties across the world, tabloid-fanned generalizations about Muslims and, of course, military interventions whose consequences have ranged ...

Saudi Arabia makes complete U-turn on ISIL
24 August 2014 16:20

Saudi Arabia makes complete U-turn on ISIL

Islam Times - Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh in a Surprise Move on Tuesday allegedly blasted Al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as “enemy number one” of Islam, in a statement issued in Riyadh.

Obama’s dirty game in Iraq
13 August 2014 15:58

Obama’s dirty game in Iraq

Islam Times - President Obama likes to remove foreign leaders, often replacing them with even worse leaders. He did it in Egypt and Libya and he attempted to unseat Assad in Syria.

An Analysis of the Quds Day
21 July 2014 12:40

An Analysis of the Quds Day

Islam Times - One of the precious and irreplaceable heritage issues of Imam Khomeini is the universal and international day of Quds. The announcement of such an issue in a special time framework origins from Imam Khomeini's deep political thought and pure mystical inception, which represents the mixture ...

Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10, 2014.
15 July 2014 12:12

The State of Revenge

Islam Times - The aggression launched on the Gaza Strip almost a week ago reveals that the political solutions have failed despite the fact that they reached the highest level. This is because the aggressor, Israel, has no intention of ending the conflict except by the full surrender of the Palestinians ...

Iraq Kurd secession bid faces major obstacles, say experts
8 July 2014 12:02

Iraq Kurd secession bid faces major obstacles, say experts

Islam Times - Iraq's Kurds would face enormous challenges if they were to secede, but the threat of an independence vote amid chaos nationwide could squeeze concessions from the federal government, experts say.

Why Imam Ali Al Sistani’s fatwa on Iraq is so important
28 June 2014 14:43

Why Imam Ali Al Sistani’s fatwa on Iraq is so important

Islam Times - The Iranian-born cleric Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Iraq’s most influential religious leader, has issued a fatwa to “all able-bodied Iraqis” to defend the country, days after the radical Sunni Islamist group ISIS captured the city of Mosul and advanced south toward Baghdad, the capital.

The events of Libya reveal the role of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in encouraging the acts of sabotage
25 June 2014 10:59

The events of Libya reveal the role of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in encouraging the acts of sabotage

Islam Times - We do not want here to discuss what is happening in Libya and/or to support the position of a Libyan side against any other side, but we will try to highlight a little bit the role of some regional countries in encouraging the acts of sabotage, those who allowed their selves to interfere ...

Why Turkey supports Daash in Iraq and Syria?
21 June 2014 13:11

Why Turkey supports Daash in Iraq and Syria?

Islam Times - Since ISIS aka Daash militants have attacked Turkish diplomats in Mosul – Iraq – many have challenged the idea the Turkey is embroiled with ISIS elements, arguing a conflict of interests.

President Assad looks at the future squarely in the face
15 June 2014 08:48

President Assad looks at the future squarely in the face

Islam Times - At the start of his third term in office, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seems to be living his daily life as though there is no war in the country.

That is how the Syrian people achieved victory... through rejection and imposition
11 June 2014 16:22

That is how the Syrian people achieved victory... through rejection and imposition

Islam Times - The third of June 2014 became a prominent day in the history of Syria, the Middle East, and the world, where the complex and compound victory has been scored.

The Kingmaker – Saudi Arabia congratulates Abdel Fattah El Sissi over presidential win
7 June 2014 13:25

The Kingmaker – Saudi Arabia congratulates Abdel Fattah El Sissi over presidential win

Islam Times - King Abdullah on Tuesday congratulated new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi for his “historic” election victory and called for a donor conference to help Egypt through its economic crisis.

Revealing what would follow the scenario of changing Al-Maliki beforehand
3 June 2014 22:22

Revealing what would follow the scenario of changing Al-Maliki beforehand

The Hotels of Erbil, Amman, and Istanbul have witnessed since days- with a Saudi, Qatari, and Turkish support, funding, and promotion- a dynamic activity away from the media aiming at making a unified political front that would be composed of the parties and the prominent Sunni figures that won the ...

Power shifting from West to East
26 May 2014 12:27

Power shifting from West to East

Islam Times - Russia does not need to win the approval of Western governments as the 21st century is seeing a shift in power from West to East, an analyst said.

This way Syria responds!
24 May 2014 10:45

This way Syria responds!

Islam Times - In a scene reflecting the confrontation between the front of aggression against Syria and its behaviors, and the Syrian response to this aggression on more than one level, the observer following up the path of the global war launched against Syria, as being the middle caste in the axis ...

What is drawing people to gravitate around the United States? Collective madness
22 May 2014 11:26

What is drawing people to gravitate around the United States? Collective madness

Islam Times - It is regretful that no political factions in Lebanon felt the need to react to US Ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale’s most recent comments on Lebanon’s political life when he compared the nation situation to that of Ukraine, warning that a power vacuum would endanger stability in the ...

How to fill the power vacuum?
19 May 2014 10:40

How to fill the power vacuum?

Islam Times - It became certain that assigning the president of the Republic of Lebanon will take place on May the 25th morning, one week and a half from now.

Al Saud plays to destabilize Lebanon and forwards its agenda in the Levant
17 May 2014 09:08

Al Saud plays to destabilize Lebanon and forwards its agenda in the Levant

Islam Times - It is no longer a secret, Saudi Arabia seeks to destabilize Lebanon and beyond the entire Levant to forward its nefarious agenda in the region and ultimately serve Zionists’ plans.

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