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This photo released by Syria’s SANA news agency on May 17, 2015, shows the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, 215 kilometers northeast of Syria
24 May 2015 - 17:07

ISIL kills 400 civilians in central Palmyra: Syria TV

Islam Times - The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have massacred 400 civilians, mostly women and children, during their onslaught on the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, Syrian state TV reports.

 
B-52 Stratofortress
24 May 2015 - 17:06

Amid Russia tensions, US nuclear bombers to conduct military drills in Sweden

Islam Times - The Pentagon is planning to send nuclear bombers to Sweden for a military exercise next month amid growing tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

 
Six of the candidates in Poland’s presidential election take part in a televised debate in the capital city of Warsaw, May 5, 2015.
24 May 2015 - 16:07

Poles casting ballots in presidential election run-off

Islam Times - People in Poland are casting their ballots in the second round of the country’s presidential election as none of the candidates won a majority of the votes in the first round.

 
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
24 May 2015 - 16:05

250 Australians ensnared in ISIL ideology: Abbot

Islam Times - Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Canberra has so far managed to identify 250 citizens, including young people, who have been attracted to the ideology of the ISIL terror group operating in Iraq and Syria.

 
Rescued migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladesh, receive medical treatment upon arrival at the new confinement area in the fishing town of Kuala Langsa in Aceh Province, Indonesia, May 15, 2015.
24 May 2015 - 16:00

Mass graves found in Malaysia

Islam Times - The Malaysian home minister says mass graves have been discovered in the northern part of the country near camps belonging to human traffickers, with speculations that the sites may contain the bodies of Rohingya Muslims.

 
An ISIL militant gestures as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria
24 May 2015 - 15:57

US, allies saw ISIL as strategic asset against Syria: DIA documents

Islam Times - Newly declassified US intelligence documents reveal the United States and some of its allies had foreseen and facilitated the rise of the ISIL terrorist group in Syria as a counterweight to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a militant wounded in Syria at a field hospital in northern Israel, February 18, 2014.
24 May 2015 - 15:55

Wounded anti-Syria militant being treated in Israel

Islam Times - A recent report has disclosed that a Takfiri terrorist wounded during fierce exchanges of fire with Syrian government forces has been transferred to an Israeli hospital and is receiving medical treatment there.

 
Russia adopts law banning NGOs threatening national security
24 May 2015 - 15:54

Russia adopts law banning NGOs threatening national security

Islam Times - Russia has adopted a new law that enables prosecutors to shut down those foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are deemed threatening to the country’s constitutional order or security.

 
The car of lawmaker Yusuf Dirir Abdi who was assassinated on May 23 in Mogadishu
24 May 2015 - 15:30

Gunmen shoot Somali lawmaker dead in Mogadishu

Islam Times - A Somali parliamentarian has been shot dead and another wounded in the capital Mogadishu, the latest in a string of assassinations of politicians in the war-torn African state.

 
General John F. Campbell, the commander of the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 23, 2015.
24 May 2015 - 15:26

ISIL actively recruiting in Afghanistan: US general

Islam Times - A high-ranking commander of the foreign forces in Afghanistan says the Takfiri ISIL terror group is actively recruiting militants in the war-torn country amid its ongoing terrorist operations in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

 
A placard and two electoral posters are pictured at a polling station in the Cazanchise area of Addis Ababa, May 23 , 2015, ahead the 5th Ethiopian general elections.
24 May 2015 - 13:00

Millions of Ethiopians go to polls in general elections

Islam Times - Millions of people begin casting their votes in the general elections in Ethiopia, with the ruling party being expected to keep an overwhelming majority.

 
The Patriot Act, which allows the NSA to collect telephone records, was not extended by the Senate.
24 May 2015 - 12:57

NSA starts dismantling phone data collection

Islam Times - The National Security Agency has started to reduce its controversial bulk collection of Americans’ phone records after Congress failed to renew or change the program, officials said.

 
Only 54 officers have been charged for thousands of fatal shootings at the hands of police since 2015.
24 May 2015 - 12:53

Only 54 US officers charged in fatal shootings since 2005

Islam Times - Only 54 officers have been charged for thousands of fatal shootings at the hands of police across the United States over the past decade, according to a new report.

 
The words “Royal Saudi Air Force” are visible on the body of a fighter jet that has crashed in Yemen.
24 May 2015 - 12:51

Saudi fighter jet shot down in northwestern Yemen

Islam Times - Yemeni air defense forces have shot down a Saudi fighter jet in the northwestern province of Sana’a in Yemen as it was conducting airstrikes against the country.

 
People take part in a demonstration against the death sentence given to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in the town of Kafr Kanna, in the northern occupied territories, May 23, 2015.
24 May 2015 - 12:49

Protest held in Palestine to slam death penalty against Egypt’s Morsi

Islam Times - People have held a demonstration in northern occupied Palestinian territories to condemn the death penalty recently handed down to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

 
Swiss ISIL-affiliate plots to assassinate German president
24 May 2015 - 12:47

Swiss ISIL-affiliate plots to assassinate German president

Islam Times - Swiss officials are investigating an alleged plot by a man affiliated with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists to kill German President Joachim Gauck, a report says.

 
Picture released on May 22, 2015 by the website of ISIL Takfiri terrorists, shows ISIL flag raised on the top of Palmyra castle, in the Syrian town of Palmyra, Syria.
24 May 2015 - 12:44

ISIL terrorists lock down Palmyra museum in Syria

Islam Times - ISIL Takfiri terrorists have locked down the museum in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, Iraqi officials say.

 
A British ISIL member is seen in Syria
24 May 2015 - 12:34

British Takfiris change routes to join ISIL

Islam Times - Britons traveling to Syria to join the ISIL Takfiri terrorists have switched routes and now travel south via Italy and across the Mediterranean to North Africa to avoid detection.

 
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Israel.
24 May 2015 - 11:42

Israel thanks US for blocking UN nuclear disarmament move

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the United States for blocking a UN measure that could have forced Israel to disclose its arsenal of nuclear weapons.

 
Zedi Feruzi, the head of Burundian opposition party UPD
24 May 2015 - 11:18

Burundian opposition leader killed

Islam Times - The leader of a Burundian opposition party has reportedly been killed by unknown assailants in the capital Bujumbura.