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Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani
3 Feb 2016 - 04:06

Iraqi Kurdish president calls for independence referendum

Islam Times - President of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has called for a non-binding independence referendum.

A street in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh carries the name of Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
3 Feb 2016 - 04:04

Saudi citizens call for renaming Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi street in Riyadh

Islam Times - A street bearing the name of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s warlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the Saudi capital Riyadh has made the news after Saudi citizens called for changing the street name.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova
3 Feb 2016 - 04:03

Russia accuses UK of spreading misinformation

Islam Times - Russia has accused UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond of "dangerously" spreading misinformation about Moscow’s role in Syria.

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans
3 Feb 2016 - 03:59

EU details plans to block terrorist financing

Islam Times - The European Commission has unveiled tight new security measures to detect and block the flow of funds to terrorist cells and organizations.

British Prime Minister David Cameron
2 Feb 2016 - 12:39

Cameron: EU proposals real progress in difficult talks

Islam Times - British Prime Minister David Cameron says the draft program unveiled by the European Union President Donald Tusk represents “real progress” in difficult negotiations with the bloc.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
2 Feb 2016 - 12:37

Russia agrees to participation of terrorist groups in Syria talks

Islam Times - Russia has agreed to the participation of two Syrian militant groups in UN peace talks in Geneva, but said their presence does not mean they are not terrorists.

Yosef Haim Ben-David (C), the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, sits in a courtroom, Dec. 20, 2015.
2 Feb 2016 - 12:34

Court to decide if Israeli who burnt Palestinian alive is sane

Islam Times - A court in Israel is set to decide if a man who burnt a Palestinian teenager alive is sane enough to face trial for the killing.

Bahraini protesters run for cover during clashes with police in the village of Sitra, Jan. 8, 2016.
2 Feb 2016 - 12:30

Bahrain court sentences 8 people to 3 years in jail

Islam Times - A court in Bahrain has sentenced eight people to three years in prison over allegations of engagement in violence in the capital of Manama, reports say.

Syrian Kurdish refugee children from the Kobani area carrying a desk into a makeshift school at a refugee camp in Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border.
2 Feb 2016 - 12:29

Major brands exploiting Syria refugee kids: Charity

Islam Times - A UK charity says Syrian refugee kids have been working in Turkish factories that supply two major European clothes retailers after reports that thousands of refugee children have disappeared in Europe.

Former German Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer
2 Feb 2016 - 12:25

US a declining hegemon: Ex-German VC Fischer

Islam Times - A former German vice chancellor says the United States is losing its status as "a global hegemon."

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., smiles during a caucus night rally on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa.
2 Feb 2016 - 12:16

Iowa results show US Empire settling on Sanders: Analyst

Islam Times - American writer and political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch says the results from the Iowa caucuses show that the US Empire might be planning to put Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the White House to sell its foreign wars.

YouTube blocks the page of Iran’s Al-Alam news channel
2 Feb 2016 - 10:24

Al-Alam says YouTube account blocked under Saudi pressure

Islam Times - Video-sharing website YouTube has reportedly blocked an account belonging to Iranian Arabic-language news network Al-Alam under pressure from Saudi Arabia.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (left) and Maryland Governor Martin O
2 Feb 2016 - 10:02

Martin O'Malley, Mike Huckabee end presidential campaigns

Islam Times - US Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley and Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee have suspended their campaigns after failing to show any significant performance in the Iowa caucuses.

Syrian pro-government troops hold positions in the town of Ain al-Hanash near Aleppo on January 26, 2016.
2 Feb 2016 - 10:00

Army troops capture strategic village north of Aleppo

Islam Times - The Syrian army has gained control of a strategic village near the Turkish border in Aleppo amid a successful offensive against foreign-backed Takfiri militants in the northwestern province.

National Committee in Solidarity with al-Qiq, a Palestinian journalist on hunger strike in an Israeli jail
2 Feb 2016 - 08:13

Gaza activists hunger strikers support jailed journalust al-Qiq

Islam Times - Palestinian activists in Gaza are on the fourth day of a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, who has been refusing food for over two months in an Israeli jail.

Syrian refugees wait on the Istiklal avenue in Istanbul, Turkey, on February 1, 2016.
2 Feb 2016 - 08:07

Wealthy nations failing Syrian refugees: Charity group

Islam Times - An international charity group has criticized wealthy countries for falling short of their obligations to help Syrian refugees, who have fled the nearly five-year violence gripping their homeland.

Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, a spokesman for the Saudi forces waging war on Yemen
2 Feb 2016 - 07:56

Saudi commander: We’re stuck in ‘static war’

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen has ground into a no-win one, says the kingdom’s military which has been pounding the Arab world’s poorest nation for almost a year.

French police stand guard as an excavator knocks down a makeshift mosque and church in a migrant camp in Calais, Feb. 1, 2016.
2 Feb 2016 - 06:23

Mosque, church used by refugees demolished in France

Islam Times - Authorities in France have demolished a makeshift mosque and a church used by refugees in the north of the country.

A view of the headquarters of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands
2 Feb 2016 - 06:22

African leaders support pullout from ICC

Islam Times - African leaders have endorsed a proposal by Kenya to push for withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

A picture shows police officer Daniel Pantaleo placing Eric Garner in a choke hold as several others bring him to the ground and struggle to place him in handcuffs on July 17, 2014.
2 Feb 2016 - 06:18

HRW publishes report on US human rights violations

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has published a scathing report criticizing the United States for violating human rights in a variety of areas.