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The file photo shows a view of the UK embassy in Tehran, Iran.
15 Mar 2018 - 06:23

UK appoints new ambassador to Tehran after attack on Iran's London embassy

Islam Times - The British government has appointed a new ambassador to Tehran in the wake of an attack on Iran’s embassy in London last week.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 26, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo by AFP)
15 Mar 2018 - 06:22

UN describes use of nerve agent ‘unacceptable’

Islam Times - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday the use of a nerve agent in an attack on a former Russian spy in Britain was "unacceptable" and called for a thorough investigation.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah (2nd-R), escorted by his bodyguards, is greeted by police forces of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas (L) upon his arrival in Gaza City on March 13, 2018. (AFP photo)
15 Mar 2018 - 06:21

Hamas widens probe into attack targeting Palestinian Authority official

Islam Times - The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has announced that an investigation into a bomb attack that targeted Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during a visit to the Gaza Strip has been widened so that authorities could determine who was behind the anti-reconciliation ...

Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan
15 Mar 2018 - 06:20

Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan's Lahore

Islam Times - At least nine people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast that ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

IMN says Nigeria will keep Zakzaky detained until he dies
15 Mar 2018 - 05:17

IMN says Nigeria will keep Zakzaky detained until he dies

Islam Times - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the government in Abuja plans to keep the movement's leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenah in detention until they die.

15 Mar 2018 - 05:14

Russia: UK trying to mislead intl. community over poisoning case

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the UK for trying to “mislead” the international community over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain, saying London has staged a “political performance” in the case.

Rex Tillerson makes a statement on his departure as the US secretary of state on March 13, 2018, at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
15 Mar 2018 - 05:12

Tillerson’s sacking shows US determined to leave Iran nuclear deal: Araqchi

Islam Times - An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the sacking of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shows Washington is set on pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo by SANA)
15 Mar 2018 - 05:10

Assad vows to confront West schemes against Syria unity

Islam Times - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to fully deal with “Western plans” targeting the national unity and territorial integrity of his war-battered Arab country.

Redur Xelil, a senior official and spokesman of the Kurdish People
15 Mar 2018 - 05:09

Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria’s Afrin region daydream: YPG spox

Islam Times - A high-ranking member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has dismissed as a “daydream” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest remarks that Turkish military forces and their allied militants will fully capture Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin by nightfall.

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia speaks at the Security Council after the UK called for an urgent meeting to update council members on an investigation into a recent nerve agent attack in Salisbury, March 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
15 Mar 2018 - 05:07

Don't give us ultimatums: Russian UN envoy

Islam Times - Russia's ambassador to the United Nations calls for proof to be presented over Moscow's alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former spy in Britain.

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi (file photo)
14 Mar 2018 - 11:05

Iran warns US against ‘foolish’ moves against Syria

Islam Times - Iran has warned Washington against taking any “foolish” decisions with regards to Syria, as speculation mounts that the administration of US President Donald Trump is gearing up for a military strike against the country.

Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov (photo by AFP)
14 Mar 2018 - 11:03

Ties with US cannot get any worse, Russia says after Tillerson's exit

Islam Times - Russia says relations with the United States could not get any worse, following US President Donald Trump’s dismissal of his secretary of state, who in a previous, personal capacity had good ties with Moscow.

Picture shows the immediate aftermath of a reported airstrike on the militant-held town of Arbin, in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Syria
14 Mar 2018 - 11:02

Airstrike takes out militant commanders in Syria

Islam Times - An airstrike has killed 12 members of a foreign-backed militant outfit, including two commanders, in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, where the Syrian government is conducting a counterterrorism operation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves as she arrives to attend the session for the election of the German Chancellor at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament), in Berlin, on March 14, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
14 Mar 2018 - 11:00

Angela Merkel elected Germany's chancellor for 4th term

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bruised by half a year of post-election coalition haggling, was Wednesday elected by parliament to her fourth and likely final term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (photo by AFP)
14 Mar 2018 - 10:59

‘Japan's Abe considering summit with North Korean leader’

Islam Times - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is reportedly considering holding a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite earlier reservations about dialog with Pyongyang.

In this Jan. 23, 2016 file photo, the motorcade carrying then US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (By AP)
14 Mar 2018 - 10:26

HRW urges probe to reports of murder, abuse in Saudi urge

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch has urged Saudi Arabia to investigate reports of abuse and death during its so-called anti-corruption purge, which saw hundreds of high-profile royals and businessmen detained, warning Western investors against buying into Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s charm offensive....

MP Rupa Huq (File photo)
14 Mar 2018 - 08:24

Four Muslim Labour MPs receive suspicious packages

Islam Times - Four Muslim Labour MPs have received suspicious packages including copies of a “Punish a Muslim” letter that advocates attacks on Muslims.

A member of Afghan armed forces is seen at a government checkpoint (file photo)
14 Mar 2018 - 08:22

Ten Afghan security forces killed in militant attack

Islam Times - Militants have attacked a government checkpoint in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 security forces.

File photo of Gina Haspel, a black ops veteran at the CIA
14 Mar 2018 - 06:49

Gina Haspel’s torture history raises alarm on her nomination to lead CIA

Islam Times - US Senator John McCain has condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), saying she was involved in “one of darkest chapters in American history.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Feb. 20, 2018. (Photo by AP)
14 Mar 2018 - 06:48

Palestinians boycott White House meeting on Gaza

Islam Times - The Palestinian Authority (PA) has refused to take part in a meeting hosted by the White House on the situation in the Gaza Strip, with officials from Israel and Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, in attendance.