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Bahraini political activist Zainab al-Khawaja holds her 17-month-old son, Abdulhadi
24 May 2016 - 08:36

Bahraini government refuses to let infant out of jail

Islam Times - Bahrain has rejected a request by prominent prisoner Zainab al-Khawaja to take her baby boy out of jail even though she is sick and cannot take care of him.

Mohsen Rezaei, the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council
24 May 2016 - 08:33

Iran nabs Saudi-sent terrorists: Senior official

Islam Times - Iran has apprehended a number of terrorists tasked by Saudi Arabia with carrying out bombings inside the Islamic Republic, says a senior Iranian official.

Experts examine the site next to a car destroyed by shelling at a checkpoint in Olenivka, small village in the east of Ukraine, on April 27, 2016.
24 May 2016 - 07:07

Europe leaders urge ‘immediate’ peace in east Ukraine

Islam Times - Leaders of France, Germany and Russia have urged an immediate implementation of the truce agreement in eastern Ukraine after fresh clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-independence forces.

Flames at the site of multiple bombings in the Syrian city of Tartous.
24 May 2016 - 07:05

Saudi, Turkey, Qatar behind dangerous escalation: Syria

Islam Times - Syria has written to to the United Nations, blaming Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar for Monday terrorist bombings which killed nearly 150 people in the coastal cities of in Tartous and Jableh.

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 2016 International Convention at Cobo Center May 23, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.
24 May 2016 - 07:00

Clinton declines to debate Sanders in California

Islam Times - US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has declined to debate rival Bernie Sanders, ahead of the state's delegate-rich June 7 primary.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point
24 May 2016 - 06:58

TSA official removed from post amid congressional scrutiny

Islam Times - The head of security for the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been removed from his position after the agency was criticized by a congressional committee for long lines at airport security checkpoints.

Iraqi soldiers regroup on the front line against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group near Fallujah, Iraq.
24 May 2016 - 06:55

Iraq forces liberate city near Fallujah from Daesh

Islam Times - Security forces in Iraq have liberated a city in the western Anbar Province from the Daesh terrorist group in their first major advance since the onset of an offensive to retake the nearby city of Fallujah.

Former US President Bill Clinton smoking a big cigar
24 May 2016 - 06:37

Clinton dramatically portrayed as rapist in new Trump ad

Islam Times - GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump has released an ad portraying Bill Clinton as a rapist as part of an attack on his wife, Hillary, who is the billionaire’s main opponent in the 2016 US presidential election.

A US RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft
24 May 2016 - 06:35

Stop endangering our civilian passenger flights: Russia to US

Islam Times - Russia’s Defense Ministry has called on the US Air Force to try and avoid endangering civilian passenger flights with their "unprofessional" actions.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) speaks to US Secretary of State John Kerry ahead a joint press conference in Vienna, Austria, on May 17, 2016.
24 May 2016 - 06:33

Kerry to Lavrov: Russia must stop Assad strikes

Islam Times - US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Russia to persuade the Syrian government to stop what he alleged to be strikes targeting civilians in Syria.

Pakistani civil society activists shout slogans during a demonstration in Multan on May 23, 2016, against a US drone strike in Pakistan
24 May 2016 - 06:31

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike that killed Mansour

Islam Times - Islamabad has summoned the US ambassador to voice its concerns over a recent US drone strike on Pakistani soil that reportedly killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran
24 May 2016 - 06:29

Iran helped Syria hold Daesh back: Soleimani

Islam Times - The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani says Daesh terrorists would have overrun Syria if it were not for Iran’s assistance.

Russian T-80 tanks during military exercises in Sertolovo outside St. Petersburg, Russia, May, 14, 2016
24 May 2016 - 06:21

Russia: NATO actions show Cold War era not over

Islam Times - Russia vows to respond to NATO’s military build-up up on its eastern borders and the Baltics in a “predictable and systematic way”, saying the Western military alliance’s actions are reminiscent of its Cold War-era rhetoric.

Hamas: Lieberman
23 May 2016 - 08:31

Hamas: Lieberman's threats of assassination do not scare us

Islam Times - A Hamas official on Friday said threats by ultranationalist Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman, who was offered the position of defense minister at the Israeli Knesset a day earlier, would not scare the movement’s leaders.

Lebanon: Municipal, Mukhtar Elections in South End
23 May 2016 - 08:24

Lebanon: Municipal, Mukhtar Elections in South End

Islam Times - The third round of Lebanon’s municipal and mukhtar elections in the South and Nabatieh governorates has ended as the polling stations were closed.

Erdogan Ally Elected New Turkey Ruling Party Head & PM
23 May 2016 - 08:21

Erdogan Ally Elected New Turkey Ruling Party Head & PM

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday gave his close ally and Transport Minister Binali Yildirim the mandate to form a new government as prime minister following the resignation of Ahmet Davutoglu, the presidency said.

Egyptian protesters demonstrate against the handing over of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in Cairo, April 25, 2016.
23 May 2016 - 08:14

21 Egypt inmates on hunger strike over 'unfair' trial

Islam Times - Twenty one Egyptians imprisoned for protesting the government’s surrender to Saudi Arabia of two Red Sea islands have gone on hunger strike over their “unfair” trial.

This screengrab taken from a video posted online shows the scene of a brawl between Israeli border police officers and a young Palestinian man outside a supermarket in Tel Aviv, May 22, 2016.
23 May 2016 - 08:08

Israeli police officers beat up Palestinian in Tel Aviv

Islam Times - Israeli border police officers together with a number of passersby have violently beaten up a young Palestinian man outside a supermarket in Tel Aviv.

Iraqi security forces gather on the outskirts of Fallujah as they prepare an operation aimed at retaking the city from the Daesh terrorist group, on May 22, 2016.
23 May 2016 - 08:00

Iraqi troops advance in Fallujah, kill dozens of Daesh militants

Islam Times - Dozens of Takfiri militants have been killed as Iraq launches an offensive to retake one of the two remaining Daesh strongholds, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi saying the “moment of great victory has drawn near.”

Bomblets of a cluster bomb
23 May 2016 - 07:27

Banned UK-made bomb used against Yemenis

Islam Times - A leading human rights group has discovered a banned British-made cluster bomb used by the Saudis in their war on Yemen.