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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (2nd R) at UAE’s International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi February 24, 2015.
28 Feb 2015 - 14:16

UAE denies arms sales to Ukraine despite Kiev's confirmation

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied reports of selling military supplies to Ukraine despite earlier statements by senior Ukrainian officials confirming an arms deal with the UAE.

 
The US National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland.
28 Feb 2015 - 14:14

Obama renews controversial NSA surveillance program

Islam Times - US President Barack Obama has once again renewed a controversial surveillance program run by the National Security Agency (NSA).

 
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and his New Zealand counterpart John Key speak in Auckland on February 27, 2015.
28 Feb 2015 - 14:13

Australia, New Zealand poised for joint mission in Iraq

Islam Times - Australia is weighing a plan to join New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants in the war-torn country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

 
U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border
28 Feb 2015 - 13:54

U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border

Islam Times - U.S. military combat vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.

 
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015.
28 Feb 2015 - 13:51

Russian participation in Libya’s naval blockade is welcome: Egypt FM

Islam Times - Cairo welcomes a possible participation of Russian warships in a potential naval blockade of Libya to prevent arm supplies for terrorists, Russian News Agency TASS quoted Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry Friday.

 
Palestinians walk near the ruins of houses destroyed or damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, on a winter day east of Gaza City February 20, 2015.
28 Feb 2015 - 13:49

Rebuilding Gaza could take a century if Israel keeps blockade - Oxfam

Islam Times - The rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than a century to complete unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip is lifted, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday.

 
A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he runs while others take positions in Ratian village, north of Aleppo, after what the rebels said was an offensive against them by forces loyal to Syria
28 Feb 2015 - 13:47

Turkey, US to begin training Syria rebels Sunday

Islam Times - The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said.

 
New US Sanctions Against Russia May Meet Painful Response – Deputy FM
28 Feb 2015 - 13:42

New US Sanctions Against Russia May Meet Painful Response – Deputy FM

Islam Times - Russia may respond to a new set of US sanctions with 'painful countermeasures', Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

 
Three captives held by Nusra purportedly confessed to attacking the al-Qaeda affiliate.
28 Feb 2015 - 13:34

Nusra Front, FSA group at war again in Idlib province

Islam Times - The Nusra Front has declared all-out war against an American-backed Syrian rebel group in the north of the country, accusing it of kidnapping and killing several of its fighters.

 
American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper
28 Feb 2015 - 13:18

American Sniper vs. Baghdad Sniper

Islam Times - Chris Kyle's story is now enshrined in celluloid, taking over $300 million at the box office, but the Islamic Army in Iraq also had its legend, "Juba" – the Baghdad Sniper.

 
Iraqi Kurdistan
28 Feb 2015 - 11:36

Iraqi Kurdistan's Texas oil tanker unloads in Israel

Islam Times - An oil tanker from Iraqi Kurdistan that was blocked for months from unloading in Texas by a Baghdad legal challenge has sailed back to the Mediterranean and delivered its cargo to Israel, according to trading sources and ship-tracking data.

 
Israel is Galloping to the Next War in Gaza
28 Feb 2015 - 11:32

Israel is Galloping to the Next War in Gaza

Islam Times - Israel is heading to the next violent eruption with the Palestinians as though it is some sort of natural disaster that can't be avoided.

 
NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev
28 Feb 2015 - 11:22

NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev

Islam Times - The announcement this week that the Kiev regime struck a major deal with the United Arab Emirates for military weapons raises strong suspicions that the US-led NATO alliance has found a new backdoor into Ukraine.

 
Italian parliament recognizes Palestinian state
28 Feb 2015 - 09:48

Italian parliament recognizes Palestinian state

Islam Times - The Italian parliament on Friday voted to recognize the state of Palestine, Fatah leader Nabil Shaath said.

 
Cameron defends MI5 after media unmask
28 Feb 2015 - 09:47

Cameron defends MI5 after media unmask 'Jihadi John'

Islam Times - Prime Minister David Cameron defended Britain's secret services and vowed to defeat extremists Friday after media reports named Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi.

 
Israeli forces destroy protest camp for 10th time
28 Feb 2015 - 09:41

Israeli forces destroy protest camp for 10th time

Islam Times - Israeli civil administration employees on Friday demolished the "Jerusalem Gate" protest camp for the 10th time, a spokesman told Ma'an.

 
Fighting ISIL Not Priority for Turkey: US Spy Chief
28 Feb 2015 - 09:21

Fighting ISIL Not Priority for Turkey: US Spy Chief

Islam Times - Turkey does not place a high priority on fighting ISIL and as a result foreign fighters are able to travel through the country into Syria, US intelligence chief James Clapper said on Thursday.

 
HRW: Iraqi Kurds Bar Displaced Arabs from Returning Home
28 Feb 2015 - 09:20

HRW: Iraqi Kurds Bar Displaced Arabs from Returning Home

Islam Times - Iraqi Kurdish forces blocked displaced Arabs from returning to their homes in disputed territories that Kurdish regional authorities and Iraq’s central government stake claim, a human rights watchdog said Thursday.

 
Turkey to Launch ’Train-and-Equip Program’ for Syrian Opposition Forces
28 Feb 2015 - 09:09

Turkey to Launch ’Train-and-Equip Program’ for Syrian Opposition Forces

Islam Times - The train-and-equip program for Syrian opposition militants will start on March 1 in Turkey, the Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday.

 
Ex-Mossad Chief: ‘Zionist Dream in Danger’ under Netanyahu’s Leadership
28 Feb 2015 - 09:08

Ex-Mossad Chief: ‘Zionist Dream in Danger’ under Netanyahu’s Leadership

Islam Times - Former Mossad head Meir Dagan sharply criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying that he "senses that the continuation of the Zionist dream is in danger" under Netanyahu's leadership.