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US President Barack Obama (L) and British Prime Minister David Cameron prepare for a press conference in London, April 23, 2016.
23 Apr 2016 - 07:38

Obama urges Britain to remain in European Union

Islam Times - US President Barack Obama has called on the United Kingdom to drop Brexit and stay in the European Union (EU), warning that leaving the EU would put London “in the back of the queue” in terms of trade deals with Washington.

Head of Ansarullah Political Council Saleh Ali al-Sammad
20 Apr 2016 - 13:08

Yemen's Houthis to join peace talks in Kuwait

Islam Times - Yemen’s Houthis say they will be joining talks with representatives of the country’s former government in Kuwait after previously avoiding participation due to truce violations by Saudi Arabia.

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates victory in the New York state primary on April 19, 2016 in New York City.
20 Apr 2016 - 13:07

Clinton says 'victory in sight' after New York win

Islam Times - US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton added to her commanding lead in delegates over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with her victory in New York state primary.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and French President Francois Hollande (R), hold a press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on April 15, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 13:06

Palestine under pressure to freeze anti-settlement resolution

Islam Times - The Palestinian Authority is reportedly under pressure from France and other countries to stop its efforts to push for a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault prior to a meeting in Moscow, April 19, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 13:04

Syria truce violators should be put on UN terror list: Russia FM

Islam Times - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will ask the UN Security Council to put groups undermining a fragile ceasefire in Syria on the list of terrorist groups.

Ayatollah Khamenei addresses a group of Iranian students in Tehran, April 20, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 13:03

Hezbollah a source of pride for Muslims: Iran's Leader

Islam Times - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced a recent Saudi-led campaign against Hezbollah, praising the Lebanese movement as a source of pride for Muslims.

Palestinian women protesting against Israel
20 Apr 2016 - 09:58

Several injured in Israeli raid of Palestinian refugee camp

Islam Times - At least eight Palestinians are injured after Israeli military forces raid a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank to demolish the house of a teenager.

Republican Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz attends his Pennsylvania kick off event at the National Constitution Center on April 19, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
20 Apr 2016 - 09:56

‘New York values’ jab backfires on Cruz in state primary

Islam Times - US presidential candidate Ted Cruz has come in third in New York’s Republican primary, behind Donald Trump and John Kasich.

President Dilma Rousseff (L) is greeted by her supporters in front of Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on April 19, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 09:35

Rousseff supporters protest in Brasilia against impeachment

Islam Times - Hundreds of people have staged a demonstration in Brasilia in support of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is facing an impeachment case.

US lawmakers walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill.
20 Apr 2016 - 09:34

Saudi has lobbyists to confront 9/11 bill

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has an army of Washington lobbyists to deploy as it tries to stop US Congress from passing legislation that could expose the country to litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a report says.

Sea of Galilee and southern Golan Heights
20 Apr 2016 - 09:28

EU does not recognize Israel’s claim to Golan Heights: Mogherini

Islam Times - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the European bloc does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a day after Tel Aviv said the region would remain part of Israel “forever.”

Hamdeen Sabahi, an Egyptian opposition politician and the leader of the Egyptian Popular Current
20 Apr 2016 - 07:21

Opposition politician sues Sisi over islands handover to Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - An Egyptian opposition politician has launched legal proceedings against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over his decision to hand the control of two strategic Egyptian Red Sea islands over to Saudi Arabia.

Belgian soldiers guard outside the US Embassy in Brussels near the Belgian Parliament on Jan. 17, 2015.
20 Apr 2016 - 07:20

More Daesh terrorists sent to Europe: Belgium

Islam Times - Belgian officials say there are signs that more Daesh-linked terrorists have been sent to Europe after bombings killed 32 people in Brussels last month.

Obama visits Saudi Arabia amid tensions
20 Apr 2016 - 07:18

Obama visits Saudi Arabia amid tensions

Islam Times - US President Barack Obama has left Washington, DC for the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he will meet with the Saudi king at a time of immense tensions between their two countries.

Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko during a court hearing in Russia.
20 Apr 2016 - 07:10

Poroshenko says Russia to free pilot in prisoners swap

Islam Times - Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says an agreement has been reached with Moscow to free a detained Ukrainian pilot, noting that she will be swapped with two Russian servicemen held in Ukraine.

Dutch lawmakers attend a parliament sessionin The Hague, The Netherlands, March 14, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 07:08

Dutch government wins time to renegotiate EU-Ukraine agreement

Islam Times - Dutch lawmakers have narrowly rejected a motion calling on the government to immediately withdraw a law ratifying an association agreement between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro during the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Communist party at Convention Palace in Havana, on April 19, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 07:07

Castro urges people to follow communist ideals in final speech

Islam Times - The Cuban revolutionary leader and former president, Fidel Castro, has given a valedictory speech on the final day of the country's 7th Communist party congress, acknowledging he will not be long for this world.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
20 Apr 2016 - 07:05

Trump, Clinton win New York primaries: US media projections

Islam Times - US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton have been projected as the winners of New York primaries, hoping to secure their party nomination.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 07:04

A framework still in place in Syria talks: WH

Islam Times - The White House says there is a “framework” still in place in Syrian peace talks despite an apparent breakdown due to the opposition walkout.

Iraqi Shia fighters from the Furqat al-Abbas brigades take position during an operation to retake the town of al-Bashir, near Kirkuk, from the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, April 10, 2016.
20 Apr 2016 - 07:02

Iraqi tribal fighters capture 3 Daesh HQs in Diyala

Islam Times - Iraqi pro-government tribal fighters have taken control of three key Daesh command centers in the country’s eastern province of Diyala.