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This image shared by UNICEF Yemen on Twitter on April 28, 2015, shows an aid ship bound for Yemen.
18 May 2015 - 12:45

Saudi warplanes target UNICEF aid ships: Yemeni media

Islam Times - Yemeni media report that Saudi warplanes have targeted ships purportedly belonging to UNICEF engaged in delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.

 
A Palestinian protester is detained by Israeli forces outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem), May 17, 2015.
18 May 2015 - 12:39

Israelis, Palestinians clash in East al-Quds

Islam Times - Clashes have broken out between Israelis and Palestinians in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) during a rally on the occasion of what the Tel Aviv regime calls the Jerusalem Day.

 
Russian Black Sea Fleet flagship, Moskva, leaving the port of Sevastopol for the joint Russia-China exercises in the Mediterranean.
18 May 2015 - 12:34

Russia, China kick off Mediterranean naval war games

Islam Times - Russia and China have kicked off joint war games under the name of “Sea Cooperation – 2015” in the Mediterranean Sea, Russian Defense Ministry says.

 
A V-22 Osprey flies in Ramadi west of Baghdad, Iraq. The aircraft were used by US Army commandos in an operation on early on Saturday against ISIL militants in Syria.
18 May 2015 - 11:54

US raid inside eastern Syria kills 32 ISIL terrorists

Islam Times - A US raid in eastern Syria has killed 32 members of the ISIL terrorist group, including four of its leaders, sources say.

 
Residents from the city of Ramadi flee their homes and walk towards Bzeibez bridge on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad with Anbar province, May 16, 2015.
18 May 2015 - 11:52

Iraq’s Ramadi ‘falls’ to ISIL Takfiris

Islam Times - ISIL Takfiri terrorists have managed to bring under their full control the central Iraqi city of Ramadi, the provincial capital of al-Anbar.

 
About 500 killed in Iraq
18 May 2015 - 11:20

About 500 killed in Iraq's Ramadi in 2 days: Officials

Islam Times - About 500 people have been killed in two days of fighting in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi before ISIL terrorists retreated from the troubled city, Iraqi officials say.

 
Saudi Arabia is set to boost trade ties with the US in 2015.
18 May 2015 - 11:15

KSA to boost trade with US, despite oil war

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia is expected to boost trade with the US even as it competes with Washington over the international oil market.

 
The British queen and the Bahraini king at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday
18 May 2015 - 11:14

UK fails to release ‘Butcher of Bahrain’ cable

Islam Times - A British court has ruled against the release of a 1977 cable between the government and a ruthless British military officer in charge of police in Bahrain.

 
Saudi soldiers from an artillery unit stand behind a pile of ammunition at a position close to the Saudi-Yemeni border, in southwestern Saudi Arabia, on April 13, 2015.
18 May 2015 - 11:11

Saudi Arabia keeps bombarding Yemen despite truce

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia has bombarded areas across Yemen as a five-day humanitarian ceasefire announced by Riyadh approaches its end.

 
A man flahes the V-sign for victory during an anti-government protest in downtown Skopje on May 17, 2015.
18 May 2015 - 11:09

Macedonian protesters call on premier to step down

Islam Times - Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Macedonian capital, Skopje, urging the government to resign over a wiretapping scandal.

 
A man flahes the V-sign for victory during an anti-government protest in downtown Skopje on May 17, 2015.
18 May 2015 - 11:06

Macedonian protesters call on premier to step down

Islam Times - Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Macedonian capital, Skopje, urging the government to resign over a wiretapping scandal.

 
Syrian soldier standing guard near the ancient ruins of Palmyra, which has come under attack by ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
18 May 2015 - 11:03

Nearly 300 killed near Palmyra as Syrian forces repel ISIL raid

Islam Times - Nearly 300 people have been killed near the ancient city of Palmyra in the central Homs Province since several days ago when Syrian troops staged a fierce resistance against a major offensive by ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

 
The Iraq war began by former president George W. Bush in 2003.
18 May 2015 - 11:00

Sen. Graham: I blame Obama for Iraq, not Bush

Islam Times - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says incumbent US President Barack Obama is guilty for the current situation in Iraq, not former president George W. Bush.

 
Lebanon marks 67th anniversary of Palestinian Nakba Day
17 May 2015 - 14:42

Lebanon marks 67th anniversary of Palestinian Nakba Day

Islam Times - Hundreds of religious scholars have gathered in the Lebanese capital of Beirut to mark the 67th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe), when Israeli forces displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land in 1948.

 
Iraqi President Fuad Masum
17 May 2015 - 14:36

Iraq president says Iran was first to help his country against ISIL

Islam Times - Iraqi President Fuad Masum has commended Iran as the first country to have provided military assistance to the government in Baghdad in the battle against the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.

 
Iraqi security forces take a position during a firefight with the Takfiri ISIL terrorists in the Garma district in Anbar Province, April 26, 2015.
17 May 2015 - 14:34

Iraqi soldiers foil chlorine gas attack by ISIL

Islam Times - Iraqi soldiers backed by volunteer forces have foiled a chlorine gas attack by the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group in Salahuddin Province.

 
ISIL militants identified as Australian and British nationals in Syria
17 May 2015 - 14:24

ISIL sending militants into Europe via Mediterranean

Islam Times - A report says the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group is sending its militants into Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.

 
Egypt
17 May 2015 - 14:13

US ‘deeply concerned’ about Morsi’s death sentence: Official

Islam Times - The United States has expressed "deep concern" about death sentences issued by an Egyptian court for deposed president Mohamed Morsi and over 100 others for their role in a mass prison break during the 2011 revolution.

 
Certain regional states seek Iraq breakup: Maliki
17 May 2015 - 14:11

Certain regional states seek Iraq breakup: Maliki

Islam Times - Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has warned that certain Middle Eastern states are pursuing an agenda to break up his violence-torn country.

 
Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski
17 May 2015 - 14:09

Macedonian premier says will not step down despite opposition demand

Islam Times - Macedonia’s Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski says he is not stepping down despite calls by the opposition for his resignation amid political tensions in the country.