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Russian forces arrive in southern Syria
22 May 2017 - 08:46

Russian forces arrive in southern Syria

Islam Times - Russian paratroopers and special forces arrived in the Al-Sweida Governorate of southern Syria this week, following the U.S. attack on a pro-government convoy near the Iraqi border-crossing, a military source told Al-Masdar News last night.

 
Bahraini Court Convicts Shiites’ Spiritual Leader as Trump Meets Al Khalifa
22 May 2017 - 08:24

Bahraini Court Convicts Shiites’ Spiritual Leader as Trump Meets Al Khalifa

Islam Times - Bahraini regime has issued an unjust verdict against top Islamic scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim on the day the regime's King Al Khalifa was meeting US President Donald Trump in Riyadh.

 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
22 May 2017 - 08:22

Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable': Tillerson

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denounced a violent confrontation in Washington, DC, last week involving Turkish security personnel and anti-Ankara protesters, calling it “simply unacceptable.”

 
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 20, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia
22 May 2017 - 08:21

Massive US-Saudi arms deal upsets Israeli leaders

Islam Times - Israel has voiced concern about ability to retain its "qualitative military edge" in the Middle East following the $110 billion arms package signed between the US and Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

 
Reasons Why Arab NATO is Doomed to Failure
22 May 2017 - 08:19

Reasons Why Arab NATO is Doomed to Failure

Islam Times - For the first time, the Wall Street Journal last year reported that the US will support an Arabic plan to initiate “Arab NATO”, aimed at confronting what they call the growing Iran influence in the region.

 
Senior Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassem
22 May 2017 - 08:18

Hezbollah: Qassem's jail a 'state crime' by Bahrain regime

Islam Times - Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has lambasted a suspended jail term given by a Bahraini regime court on Sunday to the country's Shia majority leader Sheikh Isa Qassem.

 
This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released by North Korea
22 May 2017 - 08:17

UNSC to hold emergency meeting over latest N Korea missile test

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council is set for a closed-door meeting over North Korea's latest missile tests that have been seen as a breakthrough in the North's missile program.

 
This file photo shows members of the Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, during a military parade in Gaza City. (Photo by Anadolu news agency)
22 May 2017 - 08:15

Hamas rejects US president’s description of terror group

Islam Times - Hamas has roundly dismissed US President Donald Trump's allegations against the Palestinian resistance movement, stating his description of the anti-Israel group exhibits his “complete bias” in favor of the Israel regime.

 
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran
22 May 2017 - 08:13

US withdrawal from Mideast sole path to peace: Iran commander

Islam Times - Iran's chief Armed Forces spokesman has criticized the United States' ignorance of the Islamic Republic's policies, saying that the withdrawal of US forces from the Middle East is the only way to restore peace and tranquility to the region.

 
This file photo shows Egyptian army and police vehicles standing guard outside Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in central Cairo, Egypt. (By AFP)
22 May 2017 - 08:11

Egypt refers 48 Daesh suspects to military court over church bombings

Islam Times - Egyptian authorities have handed over to the military dozens of suspected militants to be tried in military courts over recent church bombings.

 
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversees the test-firing of a Pukguksong-2 missile in this undated photo released by KCNA on February 13, 2017. (Via Reuters)
22 May 2017 - 08:08

North Korea says freshly-tested missile ready for deployment in action

Islam Times - North Korea says a medium-range ballistic missile it recently test-launched is ready for deployment in action.

 
Trump looking for ‘foreign triumph’ in Saudi amid Russiagate scandal
22 May 2017 - 08:07

Trump looking for ‘foreign triumph’ in Saudi amid Russiagate scandal

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is aimed at bringing about “a foreign triumph” in the wake of the “Russiagate scandal,” says an American scholar.

 
Palestinian women shout slogans during a press conference in Gaza City in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails on May 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
22 May 2017 - 08:05

Some 220 prisoners join jailed Palestinian hunger strikers

Islam Times - Some 220 Palestinian prisoners have joined the "Freedom and Dignity" mass hunger strike which began last month.

 
Americans got what they voted for, shouldn’t be ‘shocked’ now
22 May 2017 - 08:03

Americans got what they voted for, shouldn’t be ‘shocked’ now

Islam Times - There is no reason for the American people to get "shocked" over several controversies endangering the presidency of Donald Trump as they chose to vote for him, says former Republican contender in the 2016 presidential election, Senator Marco Rubio.

 
Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton shares a laugh with US Vice President Joseph Biden, during a ceremony on Capitol Hill December 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photos by AFP)
22 May 2017 - 08:02

Biden speaks of US ‘ugliest realities’ in the wake of 2016 vote

Islam Times - Former Vice President Joe Biden has warned of “the ugliest realities” exposed in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory as the president of the United States, calling on the nation to unite.

 
Iran
22 May 2017 - 08:00

Iranian FM responds to Trump's anti-Tehran remarks

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Donald Trump's recent anti-Tehran remarks were aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia.

 
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) chats with employees during a visit to the GE All-Women Business Process Services and IT Centre, May 21, 2017, in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (Photo by Trump)
22 May 2017 - 07:58

Melania Trump hails ‘empowerment of women’ at Saudi factory

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, has praised Saudi Arabia’s “empowerment of women,” glossing over the kingdom’s notoriously unfair treatment of them.

 
The file photo shows Barak 8 aerial defense system. (Photo by IAI)
22 May 2017 - 07:56

Israel to bag over $600mn in military deal with India

Islam Times - The Israeli regime has inked an arms deal worth $630 million with India to provide the Indian Navy with an advanced long-range surface-to-air missile system.

 
US President Donald Trump (C-L) and Saudi Arabia
22 May 2017 - 07:53

Why are US, Saudi Arabia angry with Iran?

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia's King Salman, a key ally of Washington, has repeated accusations that Iran is exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world despite the Riyadh regime's terror record and its dismal background of human rights violations.

 
The file photo shows Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hezbollah
22 May 2017 - 07:52

US administration 'mentally impeded': Top Hezbollah official

Islam Times - A high-ranking figure of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has branded US President Donald Trump's administration as "mentally impeded and crazy," two days after Washington and Saudi Arabia placed the leading official on a "terrorism" blacklist.