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Iran’s Zarif says military solution in Syria an ‘illusion’
17 May 2016 - 08:01

Iran’s Zarif says military solution in Syria an ‘illusion’

Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a military solution to the conflict in Syria is nothing but an “illusion.”

Blair should be impeached for war on Iraq and Islam
17 May 2016 - 07:03

Blair should be impeached for war on Iraq and Islam

Islam Times - Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for a deliberate attack against Iraq which is part of a British plan to have war on Islam keeps ongoing, says Rodney Shakespeare, an academic and political analyst based in London.

USS Zumwalt
16 May 2016 - 10:14

US Navy to receive most advanced warship

Islam Times - The US Navy is about to take ownership of Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically advanced destroyer yet.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
16 May 2016 - 10:13

EU brokers secret deal with Sudan to stop refugees

Islam Times - The European Union has reportedly brokered a controversial deal with Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir in an effort to stop refugees entering the continent from Africa.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
16 May 2016 - 10:11

Spain bans British jet carrying Hammond from its airspace

Islam Times - Spanish authorities have reportedly stopped a British military aircraft carrying Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from flying through Spain’s airspace on its way to Gibraltar.

US President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address for Rutgers University at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, May 15, 2016.
16 May 2016 - 10:10

US president blasts Trump over call for wall

Islam Times - US President Barack Obama has taken a swipe at the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his incendiary rhetoric on the campaign trail.

Brazilian acting President Michel Temer is seen during the first ministers meeting at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on May 13, 2016.
16 May 2016 - 06:29

Latin American leaders refuse to recognize Temer’s government

Islam Times - Several Latin American countries have refused to recognize Brazil's new interim government as people take to streets of Sao Paulo to demonstrate against President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the inauguration of an exhibition at the EU center in Berlin on May 12, 2016.
16 May 2016 - 06:09

Merkel under fire for exposing EU to Turkish ‘blackmail’

Islam Times - German politicians say Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the EU very dependent on Turkey in dealing with the refugee crisis, accusing her of having exposed the bloc to blackmail by Ankara.

People march during a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the Indignados (Outrage) movement in Madrid, Spain, May 15, 2016.
16 May 2016 - 06:07

Thousands of Spaniards mark anniversary of anti-austerity movement

Islam Times - Thousands have taken to the streets of Madrid on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the establishment of a protest movement to demand an end to the government’s austerity measures.

A Saudi police officer monitors screens connected to cameras set up to supervise pilgrims in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca.
16 May 2016 - 06:05

Saudi Arabia to launch new surveillance center

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia is planning to launch a new security surveillance center, staffing it with hundreds of foreign-trained personnel, a report says.

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a campaign rally in Salem, Oregon, May 10, 2016.
16 May 2016 - 06:04

Sanders censures super delegate voting system

Islam Times - US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has condemned the super delegate voting system in America.

Nelson Mandela
16 May 2016 - 06:03

CIA played key role in Nelson Mandela's 1962 arrest

Islam Times - A former CIA operative has revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency played a key role in the arrest of Nelson Mandela, which led to the South African anti-apartheid leader’s trial and imprisonment for nearly three decades, according to a new report.

United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks during a press conference on May 15, 2016 in Kuwait City.
16 May 2016 - 06:01

Difficult matters hinder deal between Yemeni warring parties: UN envoy

Islam Times - The UN special envoy says a number of“difficult matters" remain unresolved to clinch an accord between Yemen's warring parties during ongoing UN-brokered talks in Kuwait.

Armenian soldiers of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh walking in trenches at the front line on the border with Azerbaijan.
16 May 2016 - 06:00

Azerbaijan to perform military drills with Turkey, Georgia

Islam Times - The Republic of Azerbaijan has declared joint military drills with Turkey and Georgia, a move which is likely to increase tensions with neighboring Armenia prior to talks with Yerevan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Abdullah Ahmad, a representative of Nigeria’s senior Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky
16 May 2016 - 05:58

Nigeria govt. slammed for committing crimes against Zakzaky

Islam Times - The Nigerian government has committed crimes against senior Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his followers, one of the prominent Muslim leader’s students says.

Will Donald Trump turn against the Zionist lobby if elected?
16 May 2016 - 05:56

Will Donald Trump turn against the Zionist lobby if elected?

Islam Times - A former US Senate candidate says it is not clear yet whether Donald Trump, if elected president of the United States, will turn against the Zionist lobby and Israel or sell out those Americans who have put their trust in him.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
16 May 2016 - 05:54

Hezbollah leader praises resistance martyrs’ role in battling terrorism

Islam Times - The leader of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has praised the role of martyrs in the battle against the “Zionist regime and terrorism.”

Turkish journalists hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration in support of jailed journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul on January 10, 2016, in Ankara.
16 May 2016 - 05:53

Turkey silenced 900 journos since January: Journalists' association

Islam Times - The Turkish government has dismissed hundreds of journalists so far this year and blocked tens of thousands of websites since mid-2015, says an association for journalists in Turkey.

Syrian refugees in US planning next 9/11: Trump
16 May 2016 - 05:51

Syrian refugees in US planning next 9/11: Trump

Islam Times - Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned that the Obama administration’s effort to step up asylum for Syrian refugees has put the United States on the verge of another large-scale terrorist attack.

El Salvadorean President Salvador Sanchez Ceren
16 May 2016 - 05:38

El Salvador refuses to recognize Brazil’s new government

Islam Times - El Salvador has refused to recognize the new Brazilian government that has come to power following President Dilma Rousseff’s suspension to face an impeachment trial.