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Palestinian protesters hold posters against the so-called administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed (portrait) outside the International Committee of the Red Cross’s offices in East Jerusalem al-Quds, August 12, 2016.
24 Aug 2016 - 09:22

Protesters force ICRC office to close in WB

Islam Times - Palestinian protesters have stormed the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, blaming it inaction in the case of a prisoner now on his 70th day of hunger strike in Israeli detention.

 
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner
24 Aug 2016 - 09:21

US urges citizens to leave Gaza 'as soon as possible'

Islam Times - The United States has urged its citizens staying in Gaza to leave the coastal enclave “as soon as possible” over the Israeli bombardments of the area.

 
Pennsylvania-based Turkish opposition figure Fethullah Gulen
24 Aug 2016 - 09:20

Turkey makes ‘formal’ request for extradition of Gulen: US

Islam Times - Turkey has formally requested that the United States extraditie Pennsylvania-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating last month’s failed coup, the US State Department says.

 
A submarine ballistic missile is launched at an undisclosed location in North Korea on April 23, 2016
24 Aug 2016 - 09:20

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast

Islam Times - North Korea has fired a submarine–launched ballistic missile, just two days after threatening a nuclear attack in retaliation to large-scale US and South Korean joint military exercises.

 
A Russian Ka-226T helicopter
24 Aug 2016 - 08:52

Russia Helicopters in talks with Iran over sales of 60 choppers

Islam Times - One of Russia’s biggest aviation companies says it has entered talks with Iran over the sales of 60 light multirole helicopters.

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
24 Aug 2016 - 08:51

Turkey says will support operation to free Syria's Jarablus

Islam Times - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara will support an operation aimed at liberating a Syrian border town from the Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

 
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani
24 Aug 2016 - 08:50

US delaying tactic in Syria failed: Iran’s Shamkhani

Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says the US delaying tactic in Syria has failed to achieve any success due to close cooperation among Iran, Russia and Syria in the campaign against terrorists.

 
Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people killed by a nerve gas attack in Ghouta, outside Damascus on August 21, 2013.
24 Aug 2016 - 08:48

French intelligence orchestrated Ghouta poison gas attack: Syria

Islam Times - Syria says that French intelligence agencies orchestrated the deadly chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta to divert UN weapons inspectors from another incident carried out by militants in Aleppo.

 
A Turkish army tank and an armored vehicle are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, southeastern Turkey, August 23, 2016.
24 Aug 2016 - 08:47

Turkish special forces in Syrian territory ‘to fight Daesh’

Islam Times - Turkish special forces have entered Syrian territory in what they say is an operation against the Daesh terrorist group in a Syrian city near the Turkish border.

 
This US Marine photo obtained August 23, 2016 shows Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Henry, an aviation boatswains mate from Pearl City, Hawaii, as he guides an AH-1Z "Viper SuperCobra" landing aboard USS Makin Island on October 5, 2010 in the Pacific Ocean.
24 Aug 2016 - 08:46

US military deploys SuperCobra attack helicopters to Libya

Islam Times - The United States has deployed attack helicopters to Libya to help local forces fighting against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a US military official says.

 
A Palestinian bedouin woman stands next to her destroyed tent in the village of Atouf in the Jordan Valley Photograph
24 Aug 2016 - 08:38

UN warns of a heightened risk of forcible transfers of Bedouins in the West Bank

Islam Times - The UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Palestine warned in a statement on Tuesday of a heightened risk of the forcible transfer of Bedouins in the occupied West Bank.

 
UN, Palestinian factions outraged over ‘extrajudicial execution’ by Palestinian police
24 Aug 2016 - 08:37

UN, Palestinian factions outraged over ‘extrajudicial execution’ by Palestinian police

Islam Times - The United Nations and Palestinian factions from across the political spectrum reacted with outrage after Palestinian security officers arrested a Palestinian man and beat him to death in prison Tuesday morning, with the UN denouncing the killing as an “apparent extrajudicial execution....

 
US State Dept. Documents: Bahrain CP Donated $32 Million to Clinton Foundation Program to Meet Hillary Clinton
24 Aug 2016 - 08:34

US State Dept. Documents: Bahrain CP Donated $32 Million to Clinton Foundation Program to Meet Hillary Clinton

Islam Times - Newly released US Department of State documents appear to show Clinton Foundation officials brokering a meeting between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bahraini Crown Prince and top military leader Salman Al Khalifa, after Salman directed $32 million to a Clinton Foundation ...

 
Abdulhameed Dashti, member of Kuwaiti parliament
24 Aug 2016 - 08:17

Kuwaiti PM Wanted for Attending Pro-Yemen Conference

Islam Times - Kuwaiti government has issued an arrest warrant against one of its parliament members after he attended the International Conference in Support of the Yemeni People, Bahrain Mirror reported.

 
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian President
24 Aug 2016 - 07:38

Putin Ready to Host Israeli-Palestinian Talks: Sisi

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to host future Palestinian peace talks, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian president claimed on Monday.

 
Ninth-grade students learn Hebrew at a Gaza City school
24 Aug 2016 - 07:36

Learning Enemy’s Language in Gaza

Islam Times - “In The Art of War”, Sun Tzu writes: “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” In this respect, knowing one’s enemy entails the knowledge of its language. And if the enemy is a Zionist occupation force, then one must learn Hebrew to grasp ...

 
Rachid Nekkaz, wealthy Algerian businessperson and human rights activist (L), vows to pay fines for women defying burkini ban in France.
23 Aug 2016 - 12:50

French-Algerian vows to pay Muslim women 'burkini' fines

Islam Times - A French-Algerian businessman has challenged a controversial ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying he would pay the penalty for any woman who was charged for defying the law.

 
The file photo shows Turkish soldiers at a position near the Syrian border.
23 Aug 2016 - 12:48

Projectiles from Syria hit Turkey, Ankara fires back

Islam Times - Projectiles have reportedly been fired from inside Syrian territory onto Turkey, prompting Turkish troops to respond in kind.

 
Turkey
23 Aug 2016 - 12:47

Turkey awaits Iran okay for huge power deal

Islam Times - Iran and Turkey’s Unit International have concluded negotiations on $3 billion of investment to build 5,000 megawatts of power capacity, awaiting the government’s go-ahead in Tehran to seal the deal.

 
Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg
23 Aug 2016 - 12:43

Austerity in Saudi Arabia Could Backfire: Bloomberg

Islam Times - Fahad bin Raja sells cars for a living in Saudi Arabia’s capital. Abdullah Saeed drives them. In the kingdom’s new age of austerity, both men are finding it harder to make ends meet