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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (C) escorts US President Donald Trump (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the unveiling ceremony of the Berlin Wall monument at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, May 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 13:36

Trump's NATO speech 'disrespected our closest allies': Pelosi

Islam Times - US House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has censured President Donald Trump’s speech at a NATO summit last week, saying the lecture “disrespected our closest allies.”

 
US President Donald Trump (background R) and First Lady Melania Trump waving as they board Air Force One before leaving Riyadh to Israel, May 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 13:35

More US lawmakers line up to derail Trump’s $110bn arms deal with Saudi

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump’s massive $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia faces a bleak future in Congress as more lawmakers raise questions about the regime's atrocities in Yemen.

 
Israel tests rocket propulsion system
29 May 2017 - 13:33

Israel tests rocket propulsion system

Islam Times - Israel has launched a rocket to test a new propulsion system, with military officials refusing to say whether it was successful or not.

 
Demonstrators chant during a protest against Brazilian President Michel Temer calling for a new presidential election, at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 13:32

Brazilians demand President Temer’s resignation

Islam Times - Demonstrators gathered at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on Sunday for a rally against Brazilian President Michel Temer that will feature musical performances from Brazilian artists, including Caetano Veloso and Criolo.

 
This file photo shows an Iranian border post.
29 May 2017 - 13:30

Iran asks Turkey for explanation over deaths of border guards

Islam Times - Iran says it has asked for explanation from Turkey after a cross-border attack left two Iranian border guards dead on Saturday.

 
Military op continues against Daesh in southern Philippines
29 May 2017 - 13:29

Military op continues against Daesh in southern Philippines

Islam Times - In the southern Philippines, heavy fighting continues between military forces and Daesh militants, who have taken positions in urban areas and are facing a government operation to drive them out.

 
Smoke rises after an airstrike on the Libyan city of Sirte, September 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 13:27

Libya’s Derna bombarded again: Witnesses

Islam Times - Warplanes have reportedly launched airstrikes on the Libyan city of Derna, days after Egyptian jets pounded alleged terrorist training camps in the city.

 
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, right, meets with soldiers during a visit of the German armed forces at Incirlik air base, Turkey, January 21, 2016. (Photo by AP)
29 May 2017 - 10:30

Germany may withdraw troops from Turkey within 2 weeks

Islam Times - Germany, by mid-June, will decide whether to pull out its troops from Turkey after Ankara in a controversial move refused to grant German lawmakers access to a key NATO base on its soil near Syria, an official says.

 
US President Donald Trump arrives to pose for a group photo with participants of the G7 summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (AFP photo)
29 May 2017 - 10:29

Donald Trump losing ground in the polls

Islam Times - Prospects are fading for US President Donald Trump to get a big boost at home from his first foreign trip as two new polls show his approval rating stagnating or declining and doubts rising about his credibility.

 
This AFP file photo taken on February 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump alongside White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (L) at the White House in Washington, DC.
29 May 2017 - 10:27

Trump defends Kushner, slams 'fake news' about Russia ties

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump says he has 'total confidence' in his embattled senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, following reports Kushner tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Russia before Trump took office.

 
Scottish First Minister and Leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon speaks to the media in Edinburgh, May 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 10:20

SNP ready to join forces with Corbyn against May: Sturgeon

Islam Times - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the Scottish National Party (SNP) is ready to form a coalition with the UK’s Labour Party against Prime Minister Theresa May in the upcoming general election.

 
Chief of the Israeli military’s central command Maj. Gen. Roni Numa (center)
29 May 2017 - 10:19

Israeli commander orders new settlement in West Bank

Islam Times - An Israeli commander has ordered the construction of a new settlement north of the occupied West Bank for settlers of a former “unauthorized” outpost.

 
Indian army soldiers patrol after two Kashmiri militants were killed during a gunfight, in the Tral area, south of Srinagar, Kashmir, May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 10:17

India imposes curfew in Kashmir, locals defy ban

Islam Times - Indian authorities have imposed a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir on the first day of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.

 
New clashes as fate of Bahrain cleric remains unknown
29 May 2017 - 10:16

New clashes as fate of Bahrain cleric remains unknown

Islam Times - Bahraini regime forces have clashed with demonstrators rallying in solidarity with a prominent Shia cleric and his slain supporters in several areas across the kingdom.

 
Counselor to the US president, Kellyanne Conway, (L) checks her phone after taking a photo as US President Donald Trump and leaders of historically black universities and colleges pose for a group photo in the Oval Office of the White House before a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence February 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 10:14

My gender has helped me with Trump, Conway says

Islam Times - White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is pushing back against claims of gender inequality in the White House, asserting that her gender has actually “helped with” handling President Donald Trump.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) in Munich, southern Germany, on May 27, 2017. (AFP photo)
29 May 2017 - 10:11

US, Britain no longer reliable partners for EU: Merkel

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned members of the European Union (EU) that they should no longer count on the United States and Britain as reliable partners, saying that the continental bloc "must take its fate into its own hands.”

 
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 5, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman (L) waiving next to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during a ceremony in Doha. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 10:10

Family of Saudi Wahhabism founder disowns Qatar emir amid tensions

Islam Times - Descendants of the founder of Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi ideology have disowned Qatar's ruling family amid heightened tension between the two Persian Gulf neighbors.

 
US Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks to West Point graduates during the US Military Academy Class of 2017 graduation ceremony at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York, May 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 09:38

Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria ‘fact of life’: Pentagon chief

Islam Times - Civilian death in the fight against Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria is merely a “fact of life,” US Defense Secretary James Mattis says, noting that Washington has shifted its tactic against the terror group from “attrition” to “annihilation.”

 
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives prior to the French Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Angers (SCO) on May 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
29 May 2017 - 09:18

France: Russian important factor in solving many international problems

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Russia is a key factor in solving many international problems.

 
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (second-right) seen at the Western Wall tunnels in East Jerusalem al-Quds, before the start of a special weekly cabinet meeting on May 28, 2017. (Photo via GPO)
29 May 2017 - 09:03

Senior Palestine official slams Israeli cabinet meeting held under al-Aqsa

Islam Times - A senior Palestinian official has said Israel’s convening a cabinet meeting in the tunnels under the al-Aqsa compound is a "provocation."