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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
4 May 2016 - 11:41

Erdogan pushes meeting with PM forward amid rift

Islam Times - Turkey’s president has pushed a regular meeting with his prime minister forward by a day this week amid increasingly-visible tensions between the two.

 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a May Day march in the capital, Caracas, May 1, 2016.
4 May 2016 - 11:40

Venezuela president to allow referendum if signatures validated

Islam Times - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro says he will allow a referendum vote on ousting him from power if electoral authorities confirm the signatures submitted on a petition asking for the vote.

 
People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sana
4 May 2016 - 11:38

UK arms sales to Saudi exacerbating Yemen crisis: MPs

Islam Times - Britain’s multi-billion dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia run counter to its efforts to ease the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, a group of UK lawmakers say.

 
UN envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrives for a press conference at the minister of information in Kuwait City on April 30, 2016.
4 May 2016 - 11:37

Yemen peace talks to resume in Kuwait after 3 days: UN

Islam Times - The UN says peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides will resume in Kuwait on Wednesday, three days after delegates loyal to Saudi-backed leader Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi abandoned them.

 
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff addresses supporters in Brasilia.
4 May 2016 - 11:35

Rousseff dealt final blow before impeachment

Islam Times - Brazil’s top prosecutor has asked for embattled President Dilma Rousseff to come under investigation for what he calls interference with the country’s most controversial ever graft investigation.

 
Boeing’s 747-8 Intercontinental longhaul passenger jet
4 May 2016 - 11:34

US Republicans push Boeing to scrap any Iran deal

Islam Times - Three US Republican lawmakers are pushing the American aerospace giant, Boeing, to refrain from getting into any deal with Iran.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
4 May 2016 - 11:32

Turkey urges immediate action in Syria

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Daesh militants must immediately be pushed back from an area in Syria near the Turkish border.

 
A US-made fourth-generation F-35 fighter jet in flight
4 May 2016 - 11:31

US not to sell F-35 fighter jets to Arab countries

Islam Times - The US has given Israel categorical assurances that it will not deliver F-35 stealth multirole fighter jets to Arab states to beef up their aerial power, a report says.

 
Algeria
4 May 2016 - 11:29

Algerian ministers defends visit to Damascus

Islam Times - The Algerian minister for the Arab League has defended his visit recent to Syria amid criticism from the opposition parties.

 
Britain
4 May 2016 - 11:28

UK Labour leader dismisses talk of coup attempt

Islam Times - UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed reports of a possible coup attempt ahead of national and local elections, where the party’s performance will come under intense scrutiny.

 
A general view of the Israeli settlement of Moddin Elite near the West Bank city of Ramallah
4 May 2016 - 07:53

Israel annexation plan aims to ‘Judaize’ Palestine

Islam Times - The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned of plans by Israel to annex the occupied West Bank.

 
The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution condemning attacks on hospitals in war zones at the UN headquarters in New York, May 3, 2016.
4 May 2016 - 06:52

UN Security Council denounces attacks on hospitals in war zones

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution condemning attacks on medical facilities and humanitarian personnel in Syria.

 
A man receives treatment at a hospital following a Daesh chemical attack in the Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood of Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo on April 7, 2016.
4 May 2016 - 06:51

Daesh may be making chemical weapons, watchdog warns

Islam Times - An intergovernmental organization has warned of the “extremely worrying” signs that Daesh could be developing chemical weapons of its own.

 
Sen. Bernie Sanders pumps his fist in the air after his wife, Jane, joins him at a campaign event in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday night.
4 May 2016 - 06:49

Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton in Indiana primary

Islam Times - US Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has triumphed over rival Hillary Clinton in Indiana's crucial Democratic primary.

 
Inspector General of Kenya’s Police Joseph Boinnet
4 May 2016 - 06:48

Kenya busts ring of medics planning biological attacks

Islam Times - Police in Kenya say they have busted a ring of medics who were linked to the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group and who were planning “large-scale” terrorist biological attacks in the country.

 
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana.
4 May 2016 - 06:46

Trump wins Indiana primaries, presumptive GOP nomination

Islam Times - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has won the primary elections in the US state of Indiana, marching towards his party's nomination in the 2016 presidential race, media projections say.

 
The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland
4 May 2016 - 06:32

NSA to spy on its own staff off-the-clock: Official

Islam Times - The US National Security Agency aims to keep a tab on its own staff and their personal computers when out of working hours to ensure they are not participating in illegal activities, including downloading child pornography, or leaking classified information.

 
Spanish king Felipe VI (L) signs a decree dissolving parliament in the presence of Parliament Speaker Patxi López, after political parties failed to agree on a coalition to install a new government following inconclusive December 20 elections, at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, on May 3, 2016.
4 May 2016 - 06:31

Spain’s King dissolves parliament, calls for new election

Islam Times - The Spanish king has dissolved the parliament and set a new general election for next month after legislators chosen in an inconclusive December vote failed to form a government.

 
Republican presidential front-runners, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
4 May 2016 - 06:30

Trump favorability grows among Republicans, Clinton leads nationally

Islam Times - Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads billionaire Donald Trump in a national poll as the real estate mogul’s favorability seems to be growing among GOPers.

 
US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to members of the media at the State Department May 3, 2016 in Washington, DC.
4 May 2016 - 06:29

Kerry warns Assad of 'repercussions' if transition fails

Islam Times - US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the consequences of a new US approach if he does not accept a political transition in the next few months.