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  1. Secrets behind Al-Qaeda Rejecting ISIS Chief’s Leadership

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:27 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The verbal clashes between the Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorist groups' leaders and bringing under fire each other’s positions and performances are in no way n…
  2. Japan mulling law to allow emperor to quit

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:25 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Japanese government is reportedly planning to replace Emperor Akihito with his eldest son in two years as it works on a legal framework for the first abdication of emperorship in two…
  3. North Korea has enough plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: South Korea

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:23 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - South Korea says the North has acquired as much as 50 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to manufacture 10 nuclear…
  4. South Korea's THAAD deployment appropriate, says ex-UN…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 21:23 en.arabstoday.net
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said on Sunday it is appropriate for the country to be the site of a US anti-missile system that is due to be deployed later this year. "Since the reality is the Korean peninsula is in a quasi-war-like state, such action made by the government is appropriate," Ban was quoted by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency as saying.  China objects strongly to the planned deployment of the …
  5. US Watched ISIS Rise in Syria and Hoped to ‘Manage’ it — Kerry on Leaked Tape

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:21 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N. The meeting was secretly…
  6. South Korea prosecutor delays decision on arrest…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 21:21 en.arabstoday.net
    South Korea's special prosecutor has delayed until Monday a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. The special prosecution had said it would make a decision on Lee by Sunday. But spokesman Lee Kyu-chul told reporters investigators were deliberating all factors including the potential economic impact from an arrest of Jay Y. Lee,…
  7. Weaponizing Water against Damascus, Mosul

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:19 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Water is an essential element of living. Yet, deliberately and knowingly, extremist groups in both Syria and Iraq have weaponized water against civilians by cutting off water supplies. The world, meanwhile, particularly those who have had a hand in the expansion of ISIS and its likes, have been indifferent to this…
  8. Duterte to impose martial law if drug…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 21:19 en.arabstoday.net
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would impose martial law if the drug problem became "very virulent", just a month after dismissing as "nonsense" any suggestion he might do so. Duterte has made a brutal war on drugs a central pillar of his administration since he took office in the middle of last year.  Since July, more than 6,000 people have been killed in the anti-drug campaign, in both police operations and unexplained killings by suspected "vigilantes". More than 1 …
  1. Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 15, 2017

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.15 / 02:44 ekurd.net
    Latest news every 30 min Iraqi Kurdistan government to restructure ministries and institutions Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to restructure its institutions during the current year, a member of the paralyzed Kurdistan parliament said. “2017 is said to be the year for restructuring the Kurdistan Regional Government, as part of which the vacant positions […] The post Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 15, 2017 appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd…
  2. Saudi Arabia consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan should be closed, Iranian commander warns

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.15 / 02:24 ekurd.net
    HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian top commander warned on Friday that the consulate of Saudi Arabia should leave the Kurdish capital of Erbil because their presence in Kurdistan Region destabilizes peace and causes chaos, he claimed. Mohammad Hossein Rajabi, the commander of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in the Kurdish province of Kurdistan […] The post Saudi Arabia consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan should be closed, Iranian commander warns ap…
  3. Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.15 / 01:43 ekurd.net
    ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units […] The post Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net D…
  4. Iranian Kurdish powerlifter nominated for Laureus World Sports Award

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.14 / 10:32 ekurd.net
    TEHRAN,— Iranian Kurdish giant powerlifter Siamand Rahman who is named the strongest man in the world is in the list of Laureus Academy, nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards of 2017. The Laureus Nominations Panel of specialists announced the list of nominated sport stars who glittered at Olympic and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. […] The post Iranian Kurdish powerlifter nominated for Laureus World Sports Award appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily N…
  5. Russia acting as guarantor of Syrian government-Kurdish talks on federalization

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.14 / 09:52 ekurd.net
    QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia is holding negotiations with influential Kurdish politicians in Syrian Kurdistan and is acting as guarantor of their talks with the Syrian government on federalization. Kurdish politician Ferid Sedun has revealed to Sputnik some details of the ongoing negotiation process at Russia’s Hmeymim Air Base in Syria. At the end of December, […] The post Russia acting as guarantor of Syrian government-Kurdish talks on federalization appeared first on K…
  6. Iraqi court convicts 47 Shiite militants of charges including murder

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.14 / 07:09 ekurd.net
    BAGHDAD,— Forty-seven members of the mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary were convicted for murder, kidnappings and possessions of weapons in Iraqi court, a top Iraqi judge announced. Majid al-Aaraji, head of Iraq’s Central Criminal Court, said that their sentences ranged between the death penalty, life imprisonment and 15 years imprisonment. The media office for the […] The post Iraqi court convicts 47 Shiite militants of charges including murder appeared first on Kurd Net - E…
  7. Iraqi special forces liberate Mosul University from Islamic State

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.13 / 14:55 ekurd.net
    MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces stormed the Mosul University complex in the city’s northeast on Friday and pushed Islamic State further back to reach another bridge across the Tigris river, the military said. The militants were fighting back at the university, which they had seized when they took over the city in 2014. A Reuters reporter […] The post Iraqi special forces liberate Mosul University from Islamic State appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily N…
  8. Kurdish Yazidi activist Nadia Murad visits Barcelona FC

    Ekurd.net - Top Stories 01.13 / 13:13 ekurd.net
    BARCELONA,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad, who became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona and meet the famous team on Thursday. Murad was welcomed by the president of the […] The post Kurdish Yazidi activist Nadia Murad visits Barcelona FC appeared first on Kurd Net - Ekurd.net Daily Ne…
  1. South Korea's THAAD deployment appropriate, says ex-UN…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 21:23 en.arabstoday.net
    Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to run for president of South Korea, said on Sunday it is appropriate for the country to be the site of a US anti-missile system that is due to be deployed later this year. "Since the reality is the Korean peninsula is in a quasi-war-like state, such action made by the government is appropriate," Ban was quoted by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency as saying.  China objects strongly to the planned deployment of the …
  2. South Korea prosecutor delays decision on arrest…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 21:21 en.arabstoday.net
    South Korea's special prosecutor has delayed until Monday a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation involving President Park Geun-hye, citing the gravity of the case. The special prosecution had said it would make a decision on Lee by Sunday. But spokesman Lee Kyu-chul told reporters investigators were deliberating all factors including the potential economic impact from an arrest of Jay Y. Lee,…
  3. Duterte to impose martial law if drug…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 21:19 en.arabstoday.net
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would impose martial law if the drug problem became "very virulent", just a month after dismissing as "nonsense" any suggestion he might do so. Duterte has made a brutal war on drugs a central pillar of his administration since he took office in the middle of last year.  Since July, more than 6,000 people have been killed in the anti-drug campaign, in both police operations and unexplained killings by suspected "vigilantes". More than 1 …
  4. Ayat. Rafsanjani's commemoration service held at his tomb

    Irna.ir - Politics 01.15 / 19:35 irna.ir
    Shahr-e Rey, Tehran prov, Jan 15, IRNA – The commemoration service for the late Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was held at the site of his tomb in southern Tehran on S…
  5. Boroujerdi, Ammar Hakim discuss expansion of Iran-Iraq ties

    En.mehrnews.com - Politics 01.15 / 18:32 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – Head of Parliament NSFPC Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Ammar Hakim met in Baghdad on S…
  6. Myanmar's ethnic armed group set for leadership…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 18:17 en.arabstoday.net
    Myanmar's strongest ethnic armed group is set for its biggest leadership shake-up in a quarter century, senior sources told Reuters, raising the prospect of a period of instability in a group that is key to Aung San Suu Kyi's signature peace process. The United Wa State Army (UWSA) boasts some 30,000 soldiers who control a secretive, China-dominated statelet the size of Belgium in the remote hills on Myanmar's eastern border.  This year the group's political wing, the …
  7. Move to lift Sudan curbs came after…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 17:37 en.arabstoday.net
    The Obama administration’s preliminary decision to ease sanctions on Sudan came with the full approval of the incoming Trump administration and after months of secret meetings, Sudan’s foreign minister said on Saturday. The US said on Friday it would lift a 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan, unfreeze assets and remove financial sanctions as a response to Khartoum’s cooperation in fighting Daesh and other groups. The move will be delayed by 180 days to see whether Sudan acts further …
  8. ‘Illegitimate election’ remark irks Trump

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 01.15 / 16:36 en.arabstoday.net
    President-elect Donald Trump lashed out on Saturday at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week’s inauguration ceremony because he sees the New York businessman’s election as illegitimate.   “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results,” Trump said in a tweet.   “All talk, talk, tal…
  1. Thai flood toll rises to 40 as…

    En.arabstoday.net - Environment 01.15 / 18:37 en.arabstoday.net
    Thailand faces more hardship from unseasonable floods that have killed 40 people in its south, with more rain expected in the major rubber-producing and tourist region in coming days, a top disaster agency official said on Sunday. Persistent heavy rain well into what should be the dry season has triggered floods across the south, cutting road and rail links, threatening crops and affecting about 1.6 million people, said Chatchai Promlert, head of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation…
  2. Iraq forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants

    Omanobserver.om - World 01.15 / 18:20 omanobserver.om
    BAGHDAD: Iraqi special forces swept the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining IS militants... The post Iraq forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants appeared first on Oman…
  3. Yemen Shelling Kills Saudi Soldier on Border

    Naharnet.com - Middle East 01.15 / 18:15 naharnet.com
    Shelling from Yemen has killed a Saudi soldier on the kingdom's southern border, the interior ministry said…
  4. Paris summit declaration urges recommitment to two-state solution

    I24news.tv - World 01.15 / 17:13 i24news.tv
    Kerry meanwhile assures Netanyahu that US will not support any further UN…
  5. Italy vs Italy for European Parliament Top Job

    Naharnet.com - World 01.15 / 14:53 naharnet.com
    Three Italians, two Belgians, a Romanian and, despite Brexit, a British hopeful have all thrown their hats into the ring for the prestigious post of European Parliament…
  6. At Least 3 Killed in New Brazil Prison Beheadings

    Naharnet.com - World 01.15 / 14:12 naharnet.com
    At least three inmates were brutally executed and decapitated Saturday in a prison in Brazil's north, just days after 100 detainees died in prisons during gang-related bloodletting, officials said. The violence erupted at the Alcacuz correctional center, the biggest in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, when members of one gang were able to storm into another where rival gang members were…
  7. Hollande says two-state solution threatened by settlements, terrorism

    I24news.tv - World 01.15 / 14:08 i24news.tv
    'One cannot have such a clear-cut, unilateral position- have to create conditions for peace,'…
  8. US 'hostility' grows despite nuclear deal

    En.arabstoday.net - Environment 01.15 / 13:13 en.arabstoday.net
     US "hostility" to Iran is growing day by day despite Tehran's nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official said Sunday, ahead of the first anniversary of the historic accord. "The United States has done whatever it can to slow down Iran's progress" after the deal, said Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, the chief Iranian negotiator in the agreement that took effect on January 16 last year. "In the last 12 months, we have witnessed delays and the disrespecting of promises by …
  1. 24th intl. exhibition on chandeliers to kick off on Mon.

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 01.15 / 18:11 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – The opening ceremony of the 24th International Exhibition of Chandeliers, Lamps, and Decorative Lighting will be held in Tehran International Permanent Fairground on Monday at 1…
  2. Post-JCPOA era conducive to Iran-Albania trade

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 01.15 / 13:07 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has received Albanian foreign minister to discuss prospects of improvements to bilateral tra…
  3. Iran, Albania to extend ties: FM

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 01.14 / 17:12 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – Albanian foreign minister has arrived in Tehran on Saturday, was received by Iran’s head of ICC…
  4. Who is successor if Queen dies?

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 01.14 / 12:08 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – The story of British succession provides historian as well as art critic with cornucopia of material, wealth of politics, and a tinge of n…
  5. Swedish institute accuses Russia of spreading 'fake news'

    Thenational.ae - Europe 01.13 / 16:14 thenational.ae
    In a paper published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, researchers from the Swedish Institute of International Affairs said a "wide array of active measures" originating in Russia had been intended to influence public opinion and policymaking in…
  1. At Paris meeting, major powers expected to warn Trump over Middle East peace

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 01.15 / 15:09 egyptindependent.com
    Major powers will send a message to the US president-elect Donald Trump on Sunday that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the only way forward, and warn that his plan to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts. Some 70 countries, including key European and Arab states as well as the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, are due in Paris for a meeting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected as "futile"…
  2. 3 Iranian films go to Venezuelan filmfest.

    En.mehrnews.com - Africa 01.13 / 20:13 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) – Three Iranian films directed by Morteza Sabzeghaba has been accepted into the screening programs of the International Film Festival On-Line of the Five Continents in Vene…
  1. Secrets behind Al-Qaeda Rejecting ISIS Chief’s Leadership

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:27 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The verbal clashes between the Al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorist groups' leaders and bringing under fire each other’s positions and performances are in no way n…
  2. Japan mulling law to allow emperor to quit

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:25 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Japanese government is reportedly planning to replace Emperor Akihito with his eldest son in two years as it works on a legal framework for the first abdication of emperorship in two…
  3. North Korea has enough plutonium for 10 nuclear bombs: South Korea

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:23 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - South Korea says the North has acquired as much as 50 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium, enough to manufacture 10 nuclear…
  4. US Watched ISIS Rise in Syria and Hoped to ‘Manage’ it — Kerry on Leaked Tape

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:21 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Last fall Secretary of State Kerry met privately with anti-Assad Syrian activists at the U.N. The meeting was secretly…
  5. Weaponizing Water against Damascus, Mosul

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 01.15 / 21:19 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Water is an essential element of living. Yet, deliberately and knowingly, extremist groups in both Syria and Iraq have weaponized water against civilians by cutting off water supplies. The world, meanwhile, particularly those who have had a hand in the expansion of ISIS and its likes, have been indifferent to this…
  6. US proposal for Taiwan military ties irks China

    Islamtimes.org - China 01.14 / 01:44 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - China says it has filed “stern representations” with the United States over a defense bill newly signed by President Barack Obama that proposes military exchanges between the US and Taiwan. …