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This undated picture, released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 19, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) inspecting the ground jet test of a newly-developed high-thrust engine at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground in North Korea. (Via AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:33

North Korea tests new rocket engine: US officials

Islam Times - The United States says North Korea has conducted a fresh rocket engine test, amid heightened tensions with regional and extra-regional countries.

 
A child sits on a bed at a malnutrition treatment center in Sana’a, Yemen, March 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:31

Yemeni children paying ‘heaviest price’ as Saudi war turns 2: UNICEF

Islam Times - The United Nations children’s fund has voiced alarm over the plight of the Yemeni children amid the Saudi aggression, saying they are hit hardest by the war with many of them teetering between life and death.

 
Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser and friend to President Donald Trump, signs copies of his book "The Making of the President 2016" at the Boca Raton Marriott on March 21, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:30

WikiLeaks denies opening back-channel for longtime Trump associate

Islam Times - Transparency group WikiLeaks has denied opening a back-channel for longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone.

 
Britain
28 Mar 2017 - 06:28

May offering no powers to Scotland ahead of Brexit: Sturgeon

Islam Times - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon holds a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

 
Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:27

Trump’s budget ‘one of the cruelest’ in US history

Islam Times - Key Democratic figure Senator Bernie Sanders lambasts US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget in part for depriving nearly one million children from early education.

 
This photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows academics and students shouting slogans during a protest against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree in Ankara University. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:25

Nearly 5,000 academics dismissed since coup attempt: Turkish opposition

Islam Times - Turkey's main opposition party says nearly 5,000 academics have been sacked by the government since last summer’s failed coup.

 
Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani
28 Mar 2017 - 06:23

Iran-Russia ties positive for regional, global stability, security: Rouhani

Islam Times - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says relations between the Islamic Republic and Russia are “growing,” stressing that their mutual ties will play an effective role in promoting regional and international stability and security.

 
Philippine and Japanese military ground crew guide and push a pair of TC-90 training and maritime surveillance aircraft from Japan following their arrival at a naval base in Sangley point, Cavite province on March 27, 2017 for a handover ceremony from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to the Philippine Navy. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:22

Japan leases military planes to Manila to patrol South China Sea

Islam Times - The Philippines has taken delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the disputed South China Sea, officials say.

 
This file photo shows the entrance to the building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs in the capital Manama.
28 Mar 2017 - 06:20

Bahraini court sentences seven activists to 7 years in prison

Islam Times - A court in Bahrain has sentenced seven anti-regime campaigners to seven years in prison each over their alleged involvement in an attack on Al Khalifah regime forces.

 
Displaced Iraqi children, who fled their homes in the Old City in western Mosul due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Daesh terrorists, are seen looking towards a security forces member ahead of being taken to the Hammam al-Alil camp, south of Mosul, on March 27, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:19

Russian FM calls for UNSC briefing over deadly US airstrike on Mosul

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for a UN Security Council briefing over a recent US airstrike on Mosul which claimed the lives of over 200 people.

 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2015. (Photos by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:17

Israeli PM thanks Trump administration for supporting Tel Aviv regime

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the government of US President Donald Trump for its support of the Tel Aviv regime.

 
Flanked by French Deputy Representative to the United Nations Alexis Lamek (L) and British Representative to the United Nations Matthew Rycroft (R), US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to reporters at the UN headquarters, March 27, 2017, in New York City. (Photo by AFP)
28 Mar 2017 - 06:16

US, UK, France will boycott nuclear weapons ban treaty talks at UN: Haley

Islam Times - The United States says it will boycott the United Nations negotiations aimed at creating a nuclear weapons ban treaty, as some 120 countries are participating in the talks on the subject.

 
Italy with Russia on Resolving Libyan Crisis
28 Mar 2017 - 05:04

Italy with Russia on Resolving Libyan Crisis

Islam Times - The Italian Foreign Minister said that Italy is ready to cooperate with Russia on Libya and considers Moscow's role in solving the crisis as vitally important.

 
A view of the United Nations headquarters in New York (file photo)
27 Mar 2017 - 09:31

World countries to start talks on nuclear weapons ban

Islam Times - World countries are set to launch talks on a global nuclear weapons ban despite objections from major nuclear powers.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and US President Donald Trump look on during a meeting at the White House, March 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Mar 2017 - 09:30

Trump urged Germany to pay $375bn NATO debt

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has reportedly called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pay hundreds of billions of dollars Berlin owes to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a German minister says, calling the request “outrageous.”

 
Saudis Failed Reaching Their Goals in Yemen: Ansarullah Leader
27 Mar 2017 - 09:29

Saudis Failed Reaching Their Goals in Yemen: Ansarullah Leader

Islam Times - Ansarullah resistance movement says Saudi forces have failed to fulfill any of their set goals in their two years of aggression against Yemeni people, leader of Ansarullah resistance movement said.

 
US Confirms Attack Killing Hundreds of Civilians in Iraq
27 Mar 2017 - 09:26

US Confirms Attack Killing Hundreds of Civilians in Iraq

Islam Times - US military has confirmed the forces under its command have attacked a region in Mosul that led to the death of hundreds of Iraqi civilians.

 
A relative of Mazen Fuqaha holds a mobile phone as she watches his funeral on television in the village of Tubas in the occupied West Bank on March 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Mar 2017 - 09:07

Angry Palestinians protest Israeli assassination of Hamas figure

Islam Times - Angry Palestinians have taken to the streets in the occupied West Bank to protest Israeli assassination of a senior Hamas figure.

 
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gives a press conference in the presidential palace in the capital, Khartoum, March 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Mar 2017 - 09:06

Sudan’s Bashir ‘to attend Arab League summit in Jordan’ despite arrest warrant

Islam Times - President Omar al-Bashir will attend an Arab League summit in Amman this week, Sudan’s foreign minister said Sunday, despite a top rights group urging Jordan to deny him entry.

 
Head of the center-right GERB party and former prime minister Boyko Borisov speaks to media after his party won the country’s parliamentary elections, in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
27 Mar 2017 - 09:05

Bulgaria’s Borisov to begin talks to form new government after electoral win

Islam Times - Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov was due Monday to begin tough talks to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time.