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Spicer regrets berating reporters over inauguration crowd size
19 Sep 2017 05:28

Spicer regrets berating reporters over inauguration crowd size

Islam Times - Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says he regrets his decision to criticize news reports that former US President Barack Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger than Donald Trump’s.

Paul Manafort, advisor to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
19 Sep 2017 05:27

US govt. wiretapped Manafort during, after 2016 election

Islam Times - A report claims that the US government wiretapped the phone of former Donald Trump campaign chairman under secret court orders before and after the 2016 presidential election.

US President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 05:26

Over 3,000 extra US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Islam Times - The Pentagon has confirmed that the US is sending over 3,000 additional soldiers to war-ravaged Afghanistan, citing the so-called war on terrorism.

Nancy Pelosi tries to talk as protesters demonstrate during a press conference on the DREAM ACT on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco. (Photo by AP)
19 Sep 2017 05:24

Activists protest Pelosi at news conference on DREAM Act

Islam Times - A group of undocumented youth and activists confront House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi at a press conference accusing her of collusion with the Trump administration over immigration policy.

US opens permanent military base in Israel
19 Sep 2017 05:15

US opens permanent military base in Israel

Islam Times - The United States has inaugurated a permanent military base in Israel, poised as “the first ever stationary unit” there.

US President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster (R) walk to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, June 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
18 Sep 2017 12:18

Trump administration looking at more travel bans: McMaster

Islam Times - The US government is looking at more entry bans like the one imposed against citizens of several Muslim countries earlier this year, says US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, General H. R. McMaster.

This handout photo taken on September 18, 2017 and provided by the South Korean Defense Ministry in Seoul shows a US Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber (R), US F-35B stealth jet fighters (bottom) and South Korean F-15K fighter jets (top) flying over South Korea. (Via AFP)
18 Sep 2017 12:03

US military forces hold joint military exercises with South Korea, Japan

Islam Times - The United States military has carried out several flights over the Korean Peninsula in joint bombing drills with the South amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

The US Embassy building in Havana, Cuba.
18 Sep 2017 12:00

US considers embassy closure in Cuba: Tillerson

Islam Times - The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering closing down the recently re-opened US embassy in Havana after several American diplomats experienced a string of unexplained health problems.

White House National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster (L), US Vice President Mike Pence (C) and President Donald Trump wait for a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House September 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
18 Sep 2017 09:56

North Korean leader has to give up nuclear weapons: White House

Islam Times - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has to give up his nuclear weapons, the White House has said, days after US President Donald Trump hinted at launching a possible military strike against the North.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Meets US President Donald Trump in Washington
18 Sep 2017 08:04

Under US Pressure Kuwait Expels North Korean Ambassador

Islam Times - Kuwait decide to expel North Korea’s ambassador and other diplomats and reduce the level of Pyongyang diplomats representation in Persian Gulf country to Charge D’Affaires.

US Senator John McCain (Photo by AFP)
18 Sep 2017 06:29

McCain blames Navy ‘accidents’ on Obama-era military cuts

Islam Times - US Republican Senator John McCain says military cuts over the past years were the primary reason behind the recent deadly “accidents” involving US Navy warships USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald in Asia.

US President Donald Trump, with National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, speaks during a security briefing on August 10, 2017, at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. (Photos by AFP)
18 Sep 2017 04:26

Paris deal bad for environment, come forward with new one: McMaster

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump would welcome a revised climate deal that addresses his “legitimate concerns” over the Paris deal, suggests National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

CIA reverting to corporate assassination
18 Sep 2017 04:24

CIA reverting to corporate assassination

Islam Times - The US Central Intelligence Agency’s push for authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan signals its gradual reversion to the “corporate assassins’ guild” it once was, warns an analyst in London.

(L to R) Koro Bessho, Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations, shakes hands with Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, at the conclusion of a meeting of the United Nations Security Council concerning North Korea at UN headquarters, September 11, 2017 in New York City.
18 Sep 2017 04:15

We will destroy N Korea: US envoy to UN

Islam Times - US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has defended US President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump are seen after a joint press conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
17 Sep 2017 08:50

South Korea, US agree on putting more pressure on North Korea: Seoul

Islam Times - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, have reportedly agreed to exert extra pressure on North Korea.

US President Donald Trump
17 Sep 2017 08:17

White House rejects reports about US staying in Paris climate deal

Islam Times - The administration of US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed its decision to pull out of a global pact to fight climate change known as the Paris Climate Agreement, rejecting reports suggesting Washington was reversing course.

The Politics of Military Ascendancy
17 Sep 2017 07:20

The Politics of Military Ascendancy

Islam Times - Clearly the US has escalated the pivotal role of the military in the making of foreign and, by extension, domestic policy. The rise of ‘the Generals’ to strategic positions in the Trump regime is evident, deepening its role as a highly autonomous force determining US strategic policy agendas....

Why Peace is Alien to the U.S.
17 Sep 2017 07:17

Why Peace is Alien to the U.S.

Islam Times - You'd have to laugh – if it were not so grave. The Trump administration says that it is running out of patience for a diplomatic solution to the Korea crisis.

An Afghan police officer surveys the damage from a truck bomb near several embassies in Kabul in May. (photo via The New York Times)
17 Sep 2017 05:58

US to expand Afghan capital’s security zone to extend military presence

Islam Times - The US military is planning to expand boundaries of the Green Zone in the Afghan capital Kabul in an effort to not only bring nearly all Western embassies, NATO and American military headquarters within the protected area, but to prolong US military presence in the country well into the ...

In this photograph taken on August 28, 2017 US Marines keep watch as unseen Afghan National Army soldiers participate in an IED (improvised explosive device) training exercise at the Shorab military Camp in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand. (Photo by AFP)
17 Sep 2017 05:56

Suicide among US war veterans highest in west, rural areas

Islam Times - Newly released US government data shows suicide rate among military veterans as considerably higher in western and rural parts of the country, further indicating that female and older veterans are at higher risk and that social isolation, gun ownership and limited access to health care ...