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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) walks during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp, which shelters some 80,000 Syrian refugees on the border with Jordan, March 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
29 Mar 2017 05:34

UN chief urges Arab states to unite to tackle unrest in Syria

Islam Times - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Arab leaders to set aside their differences to tackle the ongoing unrest in Syria, which has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011.

 
More Militants Departing from Homs
29 Mar 2017 05:24

More Militants Departing from Homs

Islam Times - A second group of 129 militants and their families – a total of 466 people - are leaving the last opposition-held neighborhood of al-Waer in Homs under a deal signed with Damascus.

 
US Forces Blocked Syrian Army Advance
29 Mar 2017 05:21

US Forces Blocked Syrian Army Advance

Islam Times - The US-backed operation near Raqqa seems to "block any advance by Syrian government forces from the west" with the aim of Balkanizing Syria.

 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gestures during a news conference with his Italian counterpart, Angelino Alfano (unseen), following their talks in Moscow, Russia, March 27, 2017. (Photo by AP)
28 Mar 2017 08:11

Russia FM urges all players in Syria to form united anti-terror front

Islam Times - Moscow has called on all players in Syria to form a united front against terrorism and coordinate their actions against the scourge in the war-torn country.

 
Raqqa Offensive: Picture of the Participating Forces, Complications
27 Mar 2017 09:28

Raqqa Offensive: Picture of the Participating Forces, Complications

Islam Times - As the 2017 is drawing closer to its middle, the media and political analysts who focus on the West Asia region become more and more seriously obsessed with the idea of obliteration of ISIS terrorist group in the region.

 
How will ISIS Continue Life once It Loses Ground in Syria, Iraq?
27 Mar 2017 09:20

How will ISIS Continue Life once It Loses Ground in Syria, Iraq?

Islam Times - Upon arrival of this year, the speculations and debates about the future of the ISIS terrorist group in the West Asia region, and particularly in its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, became more heated.

 
Russia: France Overly Optimistic about Raqqa
27 Mar 2017 05:30

Russia: France Overly Optimistic about Raqqa

Islam Times - Russia rejected the US-led coalition’s “rosy forecasts” on liberating Raqqa from Daesh and said that any such victory could only be achieved through concerted cooperation among all parties.

 
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura arrives for a session of Syria peace talks at Palais des Nations in Geneva, on March 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Mar 2017 08:09

UN pleads with Iran, Russia, Turkey to prevent collapse of Syria truce

Islam Times - The UN’s Syria envoy has written to Iran, Russia and Turkey, pleading with the trio to urgently help save the Syria-wide ceasefire, which has recently been undermined by militant attacks against government positions near Damascus and Hama.

 
US Airstrike at Mosque Kills 42 Injures over 100 in Aleppo, Syria
18 Mar 2017 09:12

US Airstrike at Mosque Kills 42 Injures over 100 in Aleppo, Syria

Islam Times - At least 42 Syrian civilians were killed and over one hundred were injured when US fighter jets bombed a mosque full of worshipers in a village west of Aleppo.

 
Interrelated Security: Iraq’s Popular Forces Authorized Syria Dispatch for Final ISIS Punch
18 Mar 2017 04:19

Interrelated Security: Iraq’s Popular Forces Authorized Syria Dispatch for Final ISIS Punch

Islam Times - Recently news were emerged that Iraqi Public Mobilization Forces (PMF) will be deployed to Syria to assist the Syrian government’s forces to press forward with their battle against ISIS terrorist group in a bid to retake the terrorist-held areas.

 
Trump – clarification?
15 Mar 2017 09:30

Trump – clarification?

Islam Times - Two months after his arrival at the White House, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, will have to clarify his position in terms of his predecessors’ plan to remodel the Greater Middle East. If he really wants to put an end to jihadism, he will have to recognise the resilience ...

 
Why Trump’s Syria
15 Mar 2017 06:52

Why Trump’s Syria 'Surge' Will Fail

Islam Times - Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several dozen Army Rangers to the contested area around Manbij.

 
Power Struggle in Aleppo Province
15 Mar 2017 04:47

Power Struggle in Aleppo Province

Islam Times - Clashes between the Syrian army and pro-Turkish forces were reported in Tadef, south of al-Bab and 3 Syrian army soldiers were been captured by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) near the al-Bab Silos.

 
Heading for Syria
15 Mar 2017 04:41

Heading for Syria

Islam Times - The Arab-Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is advancing towards the de facto capital of Daesh in Raqqa. It remains their administrative capital where most their leaders are and where attacks around the world are planned.

 
Assad: Israel
15 Mar 2017 04:10

Assad: Israel 'Directly Supports' Terrorists in Syria

Islam Times - In an interview, Syrian President Bashar Assad accused Israel of supporting the terrorists in Syria, either logistically or through direct raids on the Syrian army.

 
Last Bastion in Homs City Surrenders
15 Mar 2017 04:08

Last Bastion in Homs City Surrenders

Islam Times - Members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), responsible for the twin bombings inDamascus, have agreed to surrender al-Wa’er district of Homs city as negotiated through mediation by the Russian Reconciliation Center.

 
Damascus Demands Turkish Troop Withdrawal
15 Mar 2017 04:06

Damascus Demands Turkish Troop Withdrawal

Islam Times - The UN accused Turkey of committing ‘serious’ violations in the Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria just days after the Turkish Armed Forces and their rebel allies attacked both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Aleppo province....

 
CIA-Linked Terrorists Claim Damascus Bomb Attacks
15 Mar 2017 04:03

CIA-Linked Terrorists Claim Damascus Bomb Attacks

Islam Times - Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed responsibility for a double suicide bomb attack in the capital Damascus that killed dozens of people.

 
This file photo shows delegates at a previous round of peace talks for Syria in the Kazakh capital of Astana on January 23, 2017.
14 Mar 2017 08:33

Syria talks officially kick off in Astana

Islam Times - A third round of talks aimed at finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria has officially gotten underway in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

 
A Flawed UN Investigation on Syria
14 Mar 2017 08:01

A Flawed UN Investigation on Syria

Islam Times - The March 1 report by the United Nations’ “Independent International Commission of Inquiry“ asserted that the bloody attack on a humanitarian aid convoy west of Aleppo City on Sept. 19, 2016, was an airstrike by Syrian government planes.