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23 Dead, More Than 30 Wounded in Mogadishu Hotel Attack
29 Oct 2017 - 08:16

23 Dead, More Than 30 Wounded in Mogadishu Hotel Attack

Islam times - A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said.

 
Journalist Lau Hon Meng (L) and Mok Choy Lin, hired by Turkish media, are in custody pending trial in Myanmar. (Photo via social media)
29 Oct 2017 - 08:11

Myanmar charges reporters covering news for Turkish media

More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine since violence began in the state. Several journalists have been arrested in Myanmar this year, fueling fears of an erosion of press freedoms in the country.

 
Yemeni Forces Pound Saudi Positions in Jizan
29 Oct 2017 - 07:59

Yemeni Forces Pound Saudi Positions in Jizan

Islam times – Yemeni forces in a retaliatory attack against the Saudi forces, managed to hit a gathering of Saudi servicemen in kingdom’s southwestern province of Jizan with Katyusha rockets.

 
Kurdish Region Defeated, Divided: Who Is Traitor?
29 Oct 2017 - 06:53

Kurdish Region Defeated, Divided: Who Is Traitor?

Islam Times - In past few days, the two major political factions of Iraq's Kurdistan region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (KDP), saw brewing of severe differences in their relationship as the Kurdistan Regional Government lost control of Kirkuk to the central ...

 
Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s President Resigns: Report
29 Oct 2017 - 03:59

Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s President Resigns: Report

Islam times - President of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Massoud Barzani has reportedly resigned.

 
IAEA Chief Amano in Tehran for Talks with Iranian Officials
29 Oct 2017 - 02:22

IAEA Chief Amano in Tehran for Talks with Iranian Officials

Islam times – Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano started an official visit to Iran on Saturday.

 
Afghan President’s India Visit to Help Tighten Pakistan Encirclement
28 Oct 2017 - 19:18

Afghan President’s India Visit to Help Tighten Pakistan Encirclement

Islam Times - Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani recently visited India to discuss expansion of relations between the two Asian nations. Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India both highlighted the commitment of their countries to increase counterterror efforts. The Afghan president also met ...

 
Bahrain’s dissolution of opposition political party against freedom of speech: EU
28 Oct 2017 - 19:11

Bahrain’s dissolution of opposition political party against freedom of speech: EU

Islam times - The European Union says Bahrain’s dissolution of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) “contravenes provisions on the freedoms of speech and association,” a day after a court in Manama upheld a ruling on banning the major opposition party.

 
US Worked with Saudi Regime, Qatar, Turkey to Support Terrorists in Syria: Ex-Qatar PM
28 Oct 2017 - 19:00

US Worked with Saudi Regime, Qatar, Turkey to Support Terrorists in Syria: Ex-Qatar PM

Islam times -The United States coordinated support by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey for terrorists operating against the Syrian government over the past years of conflict in the Arab country, Qatar's former prime minister has revealed.

 
Wahhabi Ideology Source of Terrorism: Iraqi Cmdr
28 Oct 2017 - 18:33

Wahhabi Ideology Source of Terrorism: Iraqi Cmdr

Islam times - A Senior Iraqi military official says ISIS Takfiris and other terrorist groups in the region get inspiration from Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia’s official radical ideology.

 
US Biggest Terrorist Organization on Earth: US Analyst
28 Oct 2017 - 17:57

US Biggest Terrorist Organization on Earth: US Analyst

Islam times - An American political commentator denounced the US government as the world’s biggest terrorist organization, saying such an empire would never honor treaties or deals because upholding an agreement means the US is not really an empire.

 
Iraqi Government Forces Control Kurdistan Borders after deal with Iraqi Kurds
28 Oct 2017 - 17:46

Iraqi Government Forces Control Kurdistan Borders after deal with Iraqi Kurds

Islam times - Federal Iraqi forces have peacefully taken control of all border crossings ringing the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following an agreement with Kurdish authorities.

 
Netanyahu disrupting ME for his own interests: KRG rep. in Tehran
28 Oct 2017 - 17:37

Netanyahu disrupting ME for his own interests: KRG rep. in Tehran

Islam times – The KRG rep. in Tehran, Nazim Dabbagh, says that Netanyahu is after disrupting and dividing the region to gain his own advantages and harness his own interests.

 
Kenya indefinitely postpones presidential election in opposition strongholds
28 Oct 2017 - 16:51

Kenya indefinitely postpones presidential election in opposition strongholds

Islam times - Kenya’s election board has indefinitely delayed the country’s re-run presidential poll in four opposition-dominated areas due to “risk of violence.”

 
Saudi Arabia ’Not Normal’ Since Iranian Revolution in 1979: Crown Prince
28 Oct 2017 - 12:17

Saudi Arabia ’Not Normal’ Since Iranian Revolution in 1979: Crown Prince

Islam times - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has confessed that the ultra-conservative Arab state had been “not normal” for the past 30 years, blaming rigid doctrines that have governed society.

 
German-Russian Rapprochement is Timely... and Crucial
27 Oct 2017 - 19:13

German-Russian Rapprochement is Timely... and Crucial

Islam Times - The visit to Moscow this week by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier heralds a growing rapprochement between the two countries. That’s not just good news for bilateral business ties. It is key to unlocking the dangerous East-West crisis.

 
On last leg of Africa tour, Zarif meets Niger officials
27 Oct 2017 - 07:07

On last leg of Africa tour, Zarif meets Niger officials

Islam times - Iran’s foreign minister has held meetings with senior officials in Niger’s capital, ending a three-leg tour of Africa, which earlier took him to South Africa and Uganda.

 
Catalonia rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule
27 Oct 2017 - 07:02

Catalonia rejects snap poll as Spain mulls direct rule

Islam times - Catalonia’s regional leader Carles Puigdemont has refused to call snap elections to break a deadlock between Madrid and the semi-autonomous region.

 
Head of Hamas delegation Saleh Arouri (left) and Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmad (right) sign a reconciliation deal in Cairo
26 Oct 2017 - 19:50

Hamas and Fatah Must Transform to speak on behalf of Palestinians

Islam Times - The reconciliation agreement signed between rival Palestinian parties, Hamas and Fatah, in Cairo on October 12 was not a national unity accord -- at least, not yet. For the latter to be achieved, the agreement would have to make the interests of the Palestinian people a priority, above ...

 
Baltic Region in Focus as US Builds Allies Protection Belt against Russia
26 Oct 2017 - 18:59

Baltic Region in Focus as US Builds Allies Protection Belt against Russia

Islam Times - The Russian defense ministry on October 12 stated that an entire US army division has been sent to the Baltic states close to the Russian borders, a move clearly violating the Russia-NATO deal.