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Turkey Not Part of Astana Negotiations: Syrian Envoy
23 Jan 2017 - 11:57

Turkey Not Part of Astana Negotiations: Syrian Envoy

Islam Times - Head of the Syrian delegation for the Syrian settlement talks in Kazakh capital of Astana says Turkey will not be part of the negotiations.

 
Ertugrul Kurkcu
23 Jan 2017 - 11:57

Modern Turkey Worse Than Dictatorship Period: Leftist Political Veteran

Islam Times - Turkish leftist political veteran, who survived several military dictatorships and periods of intense political violence, says modern Turkey is worse than past times.

 
Bahraini Police Injures 37 Anti-Regime Protestors
23 Jan 2017 - 11:56

Bahraini Police Injures 37 Anti-Regime Protestors

Islam Times - Bahraini security forces attacked anti-regime protests across the country injuring dozens of people on Saturday.

 
SDF leaders in Raqqa
23 Jan 2017 - 11:56

Astana Talks on Syria Not Binding for Us: US-Backed Kurdish Forces

Islam Times - Kurdish militant groups expressed their dissatisfaction over being excluded from Syria talks in Kazakh capital, saying any results will not be binding for them, Syria-based ARA News reported on Monday.

 
Muslim Scholars Warn against US Embassy Relocation
23 Jan 2017 - 11:55

Muslim Scholars Warn against US Embassy Relocation

Islam Times - Muslim scholars warned against the relocation of US embassy from Tel Aviv as “violation of UN resolutions”.

 
Israel to Build 560 Illegal Home in Occupied Al-Quds, Netanyahu Lets Building More
23 Jan 2017 - 11:55

Israel to Build 560 Illegal Home in Occupied Al-Quds, Netanyahu Lets Building More

Islam Times - Israeli regime has approved building hundreds of housing units as part of its illegal settlement-building in occupied East al-Quds (Jerusalem), two days after Donald Trump took office as the US president, radio Israel reported.

 
All You Need to Know About Astana Talks Sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran
23 Jan 2017 - 11:54

All You Need to Know About Astana Talks Sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran

Islam Times - Representatives of President Bashar al-Assad and armed rebel groups fighting against him are scheduled to take part in talks, sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran, in a bid to reinforce the ceasefire and pave the way for a peace process aimed at putting an end to the six-year-long war ...

 
Nigerian Regime Ignores Court Order to Release Sheikh El-Zakzaky
23 Jan 2017 - 11:53

Nigerian Regime Ignores Court Order to Release Sheikh El-Zakzaky

Islam Times - The Nigerian government has blatantly defied a court order given by the country's high court calling for the release of Islamic movement leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

 
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi
23 Jan 2017 - 11:27

Syria peace process in Astana great success: Iran Foreign Ministry

Islam Times - Iran has praised as a diplomatic “success” the peace talks underway between Damascus and opposition groups in the Kazakh capital, Astana, expressing hope that the process will work to consolidate the ceasefire holding across Syria.

 
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying
23 Jan 2017 - 11:26

US obligated to practice One China policy: Beijing

Islam Times - China says the new United States administration has an “obligation” to honor the promise of previous US governments to recognize Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan, a practice known as the “One China” policy.

 
Paramilitary police officers arrive to secure the entrance of the Silivri prison complex, where 29 former police officers are on trial, outside Istanbul, Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
23 Jan 2017 - 11:25

Turkey sacks deputy head of TMSF state fund in post-coup purge

Islam Times - Turkey has sacked a deputy head of the TMSF state fund and sealed off two local television stations as Ankara intensifies a crackdown following a failed coup attempt last year.

 
Julian Assange, founder of the online leaking platform WikiLeaks, is seen through the eyepeace of a camera as he is displayed on a screen via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform
23 Jan 2017 - 11:22

WikiLeaks: Trump lied on tax returns, help us release them

Islam Times - Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has accused US President Donald Trump of breaching a promise to release his tax returns, calling on people with access to the documents to come forward and help disclose them.

 
Delegates from Damascus, opposition groups in Kazakh capital for talks
23 Jan 2017 - 11:21

Delegates from Damascus, opposition groups in Kazakh capital for talks

Islam Times - Representatives of the Syrian government and opposition groups have gathered in the Kazakh capital Astana to hold peace talks aimed at ending the six-year conflict in the Arab state, with senior diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey mediating the process.

 
Thousands of people gather at City Hall to protest President Donald Trump and to show support for women
23 Jan 2017 - 09:25

Trump protesters facing 10 years in prison, heavy fine

Islam Times - Most of protesters who have been arrested for marching against US President Donald Trump after his January 20 inauguration are facing 10-year prison sentences, federal prosecutors say.

 
Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn
23 Jan 2017 - 09:24

South Korea says can’t delay THAAD deployment, cites ‘immediate’ threat from North

Islam Times - South Korea says it cannot delay the deployment of an American missile system in the face of the “immediate” threat posed by North Korea’s advancing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

 
A view of the Specialized Penal Court in the Saudi capital, Riyadh
23 Jan 2017 - 08:23

Saudi gets 7 years for ‘insulting’ kingdom

Islam Times - A Saudi citizen has received a seven-year jail term as well as a raft of other punitive measures for a Twitter post deemed “insulting” to the ruling Al Saud family.

 
Kuwaiti Control Operator Nasser Athbi works at the new Gathering Center-24 in the northern oil fields of Sabriya.
23 Jan 2017 - 08:22

Kuwait in state of emergency over oil leak

Islam Times - Kuwait's national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields.

 
Palestinians walk through the Erez border crossing on June 9, 2010.
23 Jan 2017 - 08:21

Teenage patient dies in Gaza after being denied access to hospital

Islam Times - A 17-year-old Palestinian boy has died in the Gaza Strip after being denied access to hospitals in the Israeli-occupied territories, a human rights group says.

 
People cheer Senegalese soldiers from a regional military force as they arrive at the Statehouse, in Banjul, The Gambia, on January 22, 2017.
23 Jan 2017 - 08:18

Gambia’s Jammeh ‘emptied coffers’ before leaving

Islam Times - The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh, who caused a political crisis in the African country before finally going into exile, has emptied the government’s treasury, plundering millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, says an aide to the country’s new president.

 
Trump, Netanyahu to consult closely on Middle East issues: White House
23 Jan 2017 - 08:02

Trump, Netanyahu to consult closely on Middle East issues: White House

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have agreed to consult closely on Middle East issues, including Iran, the White House says.