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The building that US photojournalist Luke Somers, killed during a failed attempt by US special forces to free him from Al-Qaeda militants, lived in is seen in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, December 7, 2014.
8 Dec 2014 - 11:54

13 people killed in failed US hostage rescue attempt in Yemen

Islam Times - Thirteen people were killed on Saturday in a rescue mission by the United States in Yemen which failed to save two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to residents.

 
Palestinian Bedouins slam Israel
8 Dec 2014 - 11:52

Palestinian Bedouins slam Israel's forcible eviction

Islam Times - Palestinian Bedouins have condemned an Israeli plan to evacuate them from their land in the occupied West Bank, describing it as a new form of ethnic cleansing.

 
Now US urges political solution in Syria
8 Dec 2014 - 09:58

Now US urges political solution in Syria

Islam Times - US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a political solution to end the crisis in Syria, where tens of thousands people have been killed in the years-long conflict.

 
Steven Anderson, a pastor for the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona
8 Dec 2014 - 09:56

All gays must be killed for AIDS-free world: US pastor

Islam Times - A US pastor in Arizona has described all homosexuals as “pedophiles,” preaching that the world could easily contain the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by killing all gay people.

 
UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura
8 Dec 2014 - 09:54

UN Syria envoy to meet with militant leaders in Turkey

Islam Times - The United Nation's special envoy to Syria is set to meet in Turkey with leaders of foreign-backed militants from the Syrian city of Aleppo in an attempt to negotiate a possible freeze in fighting in the war-torn city.

 
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) speaks in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Tehran on December 7, 2014.
8 Dec 2014 - 09:52

Iran will stand by Iraq until end of anti-ISIL fight: Zarif

Islam Times - Iran will stand by the Iraqi nation until the end of its campaign against the ISIL Takfiri militants, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

 
US police deadlier than ISIL, Ebola
8 Dec 2014 - 09:50

US police deadlier than ISIL, Ebola

Islam Times - The criminal justice system is “broken” in the United States, where people are far more likely to be killed by police than by the ISIL terrorist group or the Ebola virus, an investigative journalist in New York says.

 
An elderly woman casts her vote during the first round of the presidential election in Tunisia, November 23, 2014.
8 Dec 2014 - 09:47

Tunisia announces presidential runoff election date

Islam Times - The Tunisian electoral commission has announced that polling stations will be open to voters in the country’s presidential runoff election later this month.

 
‘US confrontation with Russia will lead to thermonuclear destruction’
8 Dec 2014 - 09:43

‘US confrontation with Russia will lead to thermonuclear destruction’

Islam Times - The US and NATO are pursuing a policy of “regime change” and “color revolutions” in Russia and Eastern Europe, which is bound to result in the “thermonuclear destruction” of earth, an investigative journalist and author in Madrid has warned.

 
ISIL Takfiri terrorists execute 12 Shia fighters in Iraq
8 Dec 2014 - 09:33

ISIL Takfiri terrorists execute 12 Shia fighters in Iraq

Islam Times - ISIL Takfiri terrorists have reportedly executed 12 Shia fighters north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad following heavy fighting for control of a village.

 
Israel carries out two airstrikes near Syrian capital
8 Dec 2014 - 09:31

Israel carries out two airstrikes near Syrian capital

Islam Times - Israeli warplanes have carried out two airstrikes on government-held areas near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media say.

 
‘Britain given Bahrain base as reward for hush on crackdown’
8 Dec 2014 - 09:29

‘Britain given Bahrain base as reward for hush on crackdown’

Islam Times - A prominent Bahraini human rights activist says the UK received the airbase north of Bahrain as a reward for London’s silence on the Manama regime’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests in the Persian Gulf country.

 
Turkish novelist deplores lack of free speech in country
8 Dec 2014 - 09:11

Turkish novelist deplores lack of free speech in country

Islam Times - Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has denounced limits to freedom speech in the country, saying the condition has resulted in the creation of a climate of "fear."

 
Putin Gobsmacks Obama and Euro-Leaders with Surprise Gas Deal
7 Dec 2014 - 15:46

Putin Gobsmacks Obama and Euro-Leaders with Surprise Gas Deal

Islam Times - On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin clinched a groundbreaking deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that will strengthen economic ties between the two nations and make Turkey the major hub for Russian gas in the region.

 
Pentagon in Denial About Killing Civilian in Iraq and Syria
7 Dec 2014 - 15:42

Pentagon in Denial About Killing Civilian in Iraq and Syria

Islam Times - U.S. and allied forces have reportedly killed dozens of civilians in airstrikes while bombing the Islamic State. But the Defense Department refuses to take responsibility.

 
Do You Fear Facing The Same Fate As Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi?
7 Dec 2014 - 14:53

Do You Fear Facing The Same Fate As Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi?

Islam Times - Q: Mr. President, three years into this war, and considering how things have turned out, do you regret that you haven’t managed things differently at the beginning, with the appearance of the first signs of the revolution in March 2011? Do you feel that you are responsible for what happened?...

 
Official: 2014 worst year for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails
7 Dec 2014 - 09:50

Official: 2014 worst year for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

Islam Times - The head of the Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner Affairs said Saturday that 2014 has been "the most difficult year" for prisoners.

 
Bahrain
7 Dec 2014 - 09:47

Britain to open new military base in Bahrain

Islam Times - Britain is to open a new military base in Bahrain, both countries announced, its first permanent base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.

 
Obama Slams ’Barbaric Murder’ of US Hostage in Yemen
7 Dec 2014 - 09:32

Obama Slams ’Barbaric Murder’ of US Hostage in Yemen

Islam Times - President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned the murder of US journalist Luke Somers who was killed in Yemen during a failed raid aimed at freeing him from his Al-Qaeda kidnappers.

 
Putin Sees Hope for New Peace Deal in E. Ukraine
7 Dec 2014 - 09:30

Putin Sees Hope for New Peace Deal in E. Ukraine

Islam Times - Vladimir Putin has expressed the hope that a new ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine will be reached soon.