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Mohammad bin Salman and Nasser bin Hamad: Who is “Iron Man”?
10 Dec 2016 - 09:54

Mohammad bin Salman and Nasser bin Hamad: Who is “Iron Man”?

Islam Times - During a Press Conference at the "Four Seasons" Hotel, the Bahraini King's son, Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, announced the launch of "Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference 2017".

 
End of Shia Mourning Season: Why Does US Embassy Monitor Ashura in Bahrain?
10 Dec 2016 - 09:53

End of Shia Mourning Season: Why Does US Embassy Monitor Ashura in Bahrain?

Islam Times - The Shiite season of mourning which lasts for two months, kicking off in the beginning of Muharram, followed by the occasion of Arbaeen, and finishing off with the commemoration of Prophet Mohammad's demise, has recently ended.

 
Lebanon 2016 Round-up
10 Dec 2016 - 08:56

Lebanon 2016 Round-up

Islam Times - Lebanon may be just a small Mediterranean country, but these 10,452 km² of land bordering Syria and occupied Palestine have always been a hot spot in the region. Politicians and analysts have repeatedly said that stability in Lebanon should not be underestimated for the lack of it can ...

 
Israeli Regime Panics as Regional Power Balance Favors Hezbollah
10 Dec 2016 - 08:55

Israeli Regime Panics as Regional Power Balance Favors Hezbollah

Islam Times - Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement is one of the major players in the complex conflict in Syria and this has triggered panic within the Israeli regime.

 
President Duterte – Fighting for his Life & his Country
10 Dec 2016 - 08:34

President Duterte – Fighting for his Life & his Country

Islam Times - There is a sense of change in those narrow and desperate alleys of the Baseco slum in the Philippines' capital Manila. For the first time in many years a beautiful, noble lady visited; against all odds she decided to stay. Her name is Hope.

 
Italy – A Staged Referendum, Another Parliamentary Coup in the Making
10 Dec 2016 - 08:33

Italy – A Staged Referendum, Another Parliamentary Coup in the Making

Islam Times - Mr. Matteo Renzi, Italy’s Prime Minister, from the center-left Democratic Party (PD), just resigned after losing his initiated Constitutional Referendum. He knew that the referendum would not pass. He made it look like a ’vote of (non)-confidence’ in himself.

 
The Decline and Fall of Britain
10 Dec 2016 - 08:32

The Decline and Fall of Britain

Islam Times - It is sad to have to have to acknowledge that the country of one’s birth is in decline, but there are signs that Great Britain has fallen on the slippery slope of moral deterioration. The recent surge in nationalistic jingoism and xenophobia in Britain is lamentable and obnoxious.

 
Mayday! Post-Brexit Britain Courts Gulf Despots
10 Dec 2016 - 08:31

Mayday! Post-Brexit Britain Courts Gulf Despots

Islam Times - With Britain’s post-Brexit economic outlook uncertain, Prime Minister Theresa May was doing her best this week to drum up trade prospects in the Persian Gulf. But her assiduous courting of the monarchs and emirs in what is perhaps the most despotic region in the world spells, ironically,...

 
The Stop Arming Terrorists Act
10 Dec 2016 - 08:30

The Stop Arming Terrorists Act

Islam Times - Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act today. The legislation would prohibit the U.S. government from using American taxpayer dollars to provide funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to groups like the Levant Front, Fursan al Ha and other allies ...

 
Palestinian Body Politic is Rotten to the Core
10 Dec 2016 - 08:26

Palestinian Body Politic is Rotten to the Core

Islam Times - In July 2003, the Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, described Mahmoud Abbas as a “traitor” who had “betrayed the interests of the Palestinian people.”

 
UK Govt-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
10 Dec 2016 - 08:23

UK Govt-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels

Islam Times - The Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government and is managed by Westerners operating out of Turkey, according to emails provided to AlterNet by a Middle ...

 
Old Colonizer in Back: What behind Britain’s Return to Persian Gulf?
10 Dec 2016 - 05:56

Old Colonizer in Back: What behind Britain’s Return to Persian Gulf?

Islam Times - The last presence of Britain in the Persian Gulf region dates back to 1971, a year that London openly ended its direct military presence in the region.

 
Saleh v. Bush
10 Dec 2016 - 05:55

Saleh v. Bush

Islam Times - Today the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit confirmed that Circuit Judges Susan Graber and Andrew Hurwitz, as well as District Court Judge Richard Boulware (sitting by designation) will hear oral argument on December 12, 2016, in Saleh v. Bush.

 
In Counterterrorism Speech, Obama Hints at Danger of American Dictatorship
8 Dec 2016 - 07:39

In Counterterrorism Speech, Obama Hints at Danger of American Dictatorship

Islam Times - In a speech delivered Tuesday to a military audience at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, President Barack Obama made a veiled warning about the threat to American democracy posed by 15 years of unending war.

 
Fake News Versus No News
8 Dec 2016 - 06:55

Fake News Versus No News

Islam Times - The drama surrounding allegations that the internet is awash with “fake news” is being promoted by the so-called mainstream media which certainly has a lot to answer for when it comes to producing material that does not pass the smell test.

 
How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing
8 Dec 2016 - 06:53

How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing

Islam Times - A key reason why American foreign debacles have been particularly destructive mostly to the countries attacked but also to the United States is that these interventions are always accompanied by major U.S. government investments in propaganda.

 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
7 Dec 2016 - 10:50

Fatah, hold your applause -- Palestinian body politic rotten to the core

Islam Times - In July 2003, then-Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat described Mahmoud Abbas as a 'traitor' who "betrayed the interests of the Palestinian People."

 
The NATO campaign against freedom of expression
7 Dec 2016 - 10:15

The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

Islam Times - This is a long story which extends over fifteen years. NATO first attempted to silence those citizens who were trying to discover the truth about the attacks of 11 September 2001. Then it turned on those who contested the oficial version of the «Arab Springs» and the war against Syria....

 
Scenarios for Future of a "Liberated" Mosul
7 Dec 2016 - 10:10

Scenarios for Future of a "Liberated" Mosul

Islam Times - The operation to recapture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was launched on October 17 with presence of a coalition of forces from different Iraqi political camps following an order by the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as the country’s commander-in-chief.

 
Yemen’s Ansarullah Game Pawns Vs. Riyadh’s Empty Hands
7 Dec 2016 - 10:09

Yemen’s Ansarullah Game Pawns Vs. Riyadh’s Empty Hands

Islam Times - The Saudi Arabian aggression against Yemen in March 2015 came with the intention of introducing political changes to Yemen according to the will of Riyadh.