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British MPs say the internet bill strengthen the government
9 Feb 2016 - 13:00

"UK Internet bill fails to protect privacy"

Islam Times - Concerns about the consequences of the UK government’s internet bill have spread to the parliament of the country.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani (R) meets with visiting Greek PM Alexis Tsipras in Tehran, Feb. 9, 2016.
9 Feb 2016 - 11:54

Saudi troops in Syria very dangerous: Iran official

Islam Times - Iran's top security official has warned that a potential troop deployment by regional countries to Syria would be a “very dangerous” decision.

Iraqi forces on a tank on Feb. 8, 2016 in the Jwaibah area on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi.
9 Feb 2016 - 11:53

Iraqi forces retake key road connecting Ramadi to Baghdad

Islam Times - Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas from Deash, including a strategic road that connects the western city of Ramadi to a military base in the capital Baghdad.

UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura (C-L) sits facing Syria
9 Feb 2016 - 11:52

Syria opposition urges end to Russian anti-terror air strikes

Islam Times - The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition says Russia should immediately stop its anti-terror airstrikes on militant-held areas as a condition for its participation in peace talks with the Damascus government.

Saudi security forces take part in a military parade in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 17, 2015.
9 Feb 2016 - 11:50

Military maneuver planned in S Arabia

Islam Times - Thousands of soldiers from regional countries are set to participate in a military maneuver in Saudi Arabia, media reports say.

A detainee in a prison transport van arriving at court for the start of his trial on the Thai island of Koh Samui.
9 Feb 2016 - 10:38

Thai army torturing detainees in conflict-torm south: Rights report

Islam Times - Human rights groups say Thailand’s military has brutally tortured scores of prisoners in the country’s south, which has witnessed over a decade of anti-government militancy.

Yemenis inspect damage at the Queen Arwa University following a Saudi airstrike in Sana
9 Feb 2016 - 10:36

Saudi air raids claim more lives in Yemen

Islam Times - Saudi warplanes have targeted several areas across Yemen in the ongoing campaign against the country, leaving at least five people dead.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks on stage as he is introduced during a campaign rally at Verizon Wireless Arena on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
9 Feb 2016 - 10:34

Trump has big lead on New Hampshire primary eve: Poll

Islam Times - On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has widened his lead over the crowded GOP field.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon
9 Feb 2016 - 10:28

Israel says UN chief inciting ‘terror’ by defending Palestinians

Islam Times - Israel has accused UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of promoting “terror” after he defended the Palestinian uprising as a natural response to the Tel Aviv regime’s occupation of their lands.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis hold talks in the Vatican on February 21, 2015.
9 Feb 2016 - 10:27

Pope says angered Merkel by calling Europe ‘barren’ in 2014

Islam Times - Pope Francis reveals that he received a furious response from German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he referred to Europe as “barren” and “no longer fertile ground” in a 2014 speech.

Pyongyang’s rocket launch on February 7, 2016
9 Feb 2016 - 10:17

North Korea rocket has most of US within reach: South official

Islam Times - South Korea says a long-range rocket recently launched by the North is capable of reaching most of the United States as it appears to be more powerful than the previous model.

Israeli troops hand over the body of a Palestinian to members of the Red Crescent on Feb. 5, 2016.
9 Feb 2016 - 07:39

Israel sets conditions on returning Palestinians bodies

Islam Times - Israel says it will release the bodies of 10 Palestinian protesters killed by its forces only if their families agree not to hold funerals for them during the daytime.

The first of the US military
9 Feb 2016 - 07:30

US deploying anti-missile system on N Korea's doorstep

Islam Times - The US Department of Defense says it is planning to deploy an advanced missile system to South Korea “as quickly as possible” to counter the growing threat of Pyongyang’s weapons capabilities.

Speaking to the Financial Times, Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was “looking at all the options” when asked whether he was considering a run for US president.
9 Feb 2016 - 07:28

NY ex-mayor says he may run for president in 2016

Islam Times - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is considering a run for US president, a move which could significantly reshape the 2016 presidential election.

A masked hacker
9 Feb 2016 - 07:23

Hacker dumps data on nearly 30K federal agents ‘for Palestine’

Islam Times - An anonymous hacker has released the details of 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel online.

US troops arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.
9 Feb 2016 - 07:22

US to send troops to help Afghans in Helmand

Islam Times - The United States plans to send hundreds of troops already stationed in Afghanistan to Helmand province to thwart Taliban, the Guardian has learned.

Members of Saudi Special Forces take part in a graduation ceremony in the capital, Riyadh, May 19, 2015.
9 Feb 2016 - 07:17

Saudi Arabia says US has welcomed troops offer for Syria

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia says the United States has welcomed Riyadh’s offer to contribute troops to a potential ground incursion by a US-led coalition in Syria.

A rocket launch at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
9 Feb 2016 - 07:15

US using N Korean nuclear tests as pretext for pivoting towards Asia

Islam Times - UN sanctions imposed on North Korea over the past decade have failed to prevent Pyongyang from expanding its nuclear and missile programs, a UN panel of experts says, while the US has used the North’s activities as a pretext for expanding its military build-up in Asia.

Refugees disembark from the passenger ferry Blue Star arriving from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus on January 31, 2016 in Athens.
9 Feb 2016 - 07:13

Turkey's Erdogan threatened EU with flood of refugees

Islam Times - A newly leaked report has revealed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened EU leaders with a flood of refugees unless Ankara was offered better funding to deal with the ongoing crisis.

A Russian fighter jet carrying out an airstrike in Syria
9 Feb 2016 - 07:09

UN investigator Carla Del Ponte supports Russian airstrikes in Syria

Islam Times - A member of the UN commission of inquiry on Syria has supported Russia's airstrikes against terrorist groups operating in the Arab country.