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People reflect on a floor with an airplane symbol at the air base in Incirlik, Turkey, on January 21, 2016.
18 Jul 2016 - 05:37

Turkey reopens air base used by US apparently to target Daesh

Islam Times - The Turkish government has reopened an air base in the south of the country used by American forces to allegedly target Daesh terrorists, the Pentagons says.

 
Turkey
18 Jul 2016 - 05:36

Erdogan's military aide detained after coup

Islam Times - A top military adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been detained in the wake of the recent abortive coup, local media say.

 
Erdogan to emerge out of coup more powerful than ever
17 Jul 2016 - 13:05

Erdogan to emerge out of coup more powerful than ever

Islam Times - An interview with James Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst out of Richmond, to discuss Turkey's demand from the US to extradite opposition figure Fethullah Gulen following a failed coup attempt.

 
A Turkish army armed vehicle drives in Istanbul on July 16, 2016.
17 Jul 2016 - 13:03

Coup attempt in Turkey will seriously weaken army

Islam Times - What happened in Turkey would lead a serious weakening of the army, a Beirut-based journalist has predicted.

 
This drone photo shows Castello Road after recapture by Syrian forces.
17 Jul 2016 - 13:01

Syria fully cuts militant route to Aleppo

Islam Times - Syrian government forces have completely cut off the only main road used by foreign-backed militants into Aleppo.

 
A police officer patrols during a protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in New York on July 09, 2016.
17 Jul 2016 - 13:00

Most Americans pessimistic about race relations

Islam Times - A great majority of Americans see race relations in the US as “generally bad” and believe the next US president should place “major” focus on improving the situation, a new poll shows.

 
Venezuelans wait for their turn in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to cross to Cucuta, in Colombia, through the Simon Bolivar bridge, to buy supplies, July 16, 2016.
17 Jul 2016 - 12:59

Venezuelans cross into Colombia en masse to buy food, medicine

Islam Times - Tens of thousands of people from Venezuela have crossed into neighboring Colombia to buy food and medicine amid acute shortages of basic stuff in their own country.

 
Bahraini women hold placards bearing the portrait of Sheikh Ali Salman, the imprisoned secretary general of al-Wefaq during a protest on the outskirts of the capital, Manama, September 14, 2015.
17 Jul 2016 - 12:58

Bahrain court dissolves main opposition group al-Wefaq

Islam Times - A court in Bahrain has dissolved the country’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, almost a month after the regime suspended its activities.

 
UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (L) is greeted by Ansarullah spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam (C) ahead of a meeting with Houthi fighters in the capital Sana’a, July 14, 2016.
17 Jul 2016 - 12:56

Yemen rival parties reconvene peace talks in Kuwait

Islam Times - The UN-mediated negotiations aimed at resolving the conflict in Yemen have resumed in Kuwait City after a 15-day suspension.

 
US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter jets (foreground) are pictured at Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, Turkey.
17 Jul 2016 - 12:53

Turkey detains coup plotters at base used by US

Islam Times - Turkey has detained a senior air force general and other officers accused of involvement in a failed military coup at a key air base used by US forces for raids in Syria, Turkish media reports say.

 
Turkish Air Force General Akin Ozturk is seen on the far right
17 Jul 2016 - 12:52

Turkey turmoil: Foreign plot or staged coup

Islam Times - Some of the soldiers detained in Turkey have reportedly told interrogators they were not aware they were part of a coup attempt.

 
Bahraini Shia clerics attend a protest against the revocation of the citizenship of Sheikh Issa Qassim (portrait), on June 20, 2016 near his house in the village of Diraz.
17 Jul 2016 - 06:27

Bahrain to try top Shia cleric early next month

Islam Times - Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim will reportedly go on trial in August this time for alleged “money laundering” amid simmering anger in the country against a Manama decision to strip him of his citizenship.

 
People celebrate a failed military coup against the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on July 16, 2016.
17 Jul 2016 - 06:26

1000s of Turks celebrate abortive coup plot in Istanbul

Islam Times - Thousands of Turks have taken to the streets of Istanbul to celebrate a failed military coup against the Ankara government that plunged the country into hours of violence and intrigue.

 
A United Nations Security Council meeting
17 Jul 2016 - 06:24

Egypt blocks UN statement on Turkey coup

Islam Times - The Egyptian government, headed by a former general who came to power following a coup in 2013, has blocked a United Nations Security Council statement that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey,” which fought and largely defeated an attempted ...

 
Government supporters gather at Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 16, 2016, following a failed coup attempt.
17 Jul 2016 - 06:23

US warns citizens of ‘increased threats’ of terrorism in Turkey

Islam Times - The US State Department has cautioned American citizens against travel to Turkey in the wake of a coup attempt that left at least 265 dead.

 
To Russia, Assad is ‘bulwark against terrorism’
17 Jul 2016 - 06:22

To Russia, Assad is ‘bulwark against terrorism’

Islam Times - As US and Russian top diplomats speak of steps the two countries are taking to end the conflict in Syria, an analyst said that a common ground between the two countries is “unlikely.”

 
Kashmiri protestors throw stones towards Indian forces during a clash in Srinagar on July 16, 2016.
17 Jul 2016 - 06:20

Police raid newspapers in India-controlled Kashmir

Islam Times - Several major newspaper offices have been raided by police in Indian-controlled Kashmir as part of an information blackout following a week of unrest in the disputed state.

 
French far-right Front National (FN) party President and member of the European Parliament Marine Le Pen stands in front of flags tied with black ribbons as she holds a press conference in Nanterre, near Paris, on July 16, 2016, regarding the July 14 attack in Nice.
17 Jul 2016 - 06:19

France’s far-right calls on interior minister to quit

Islam Times - France’s far-right leader has called on Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to resign, saying the steeply increasing death toll from terrorist attacks in France is clear evidence of the need for changes in the French government.

 
Turkey
17 Jul 2016 - 06:17

Suspected mastermind in Turkey coup served as military attaché to Israel

Islam Times - A main suspect in the failed coup against the Turkish government formerly served as a military attaché to Israel, reports say.

 
A still image taken from footage by Yemeni media shows a Scud missile as it is fired at a Saudi target.
17 Jul 2016 - 06:15

Yemen Ansarullah forces fire ballistic missile at pro-Hadi base

Islam Times - Yemen's Ansarullah movement forces have launched a ballistic missile at an army base held by troops loyal to the former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.