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Saudi Arabia
25 Apr 2018 11:04

Pay for US military presence in Syria or lose Washington support: Saudi to Qatar

Islam Times - Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says Qatar must pay for the US military presence in Syria if it wants to sustain Washington’s support.

 
Afghan security personnel keep watch at the site of an attack by Taliban militants on a government compound in the Khwaja Omari district in the southeastern province of Ghazni, Afghanistan, April 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
25 Apr 2018 11:01

Taliban ‘to focus on killing, capturing’ US forces

Islam Times - The Taliban militant group in Afghanistan has announced the start of its so-called spring offensive, saying it will look out for US forces to “kill” or “capture.”

 
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives at the Albert V. Bryan US Courthouse for an arraignment hearing on March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by AFP)
25 Apr 2018 09:58

Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before joining Trump campaign

Islam Times - Newly filed court documents show that US President Donald Trump's former election campaign chairman Paul Manafort was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) twice when he worked as a consultant for a political party in Ukraine aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

 
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
25 Apr 2018 09:01

US commerce secretary calls China 2025 plan 'frightening'

Islam Times - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has described as "frightening" China's plan to transform itself into the global technology nexus in 2025, arguing that the initiative could put American intellectual property at risk.

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (File photo)
25 Apr 2018 08:52

US senators urge banks for information on Russian oligarchs with ties to Putin

Islam Times - US senators are urging many of the world's largest financial institutions to reveal any links their companies might have with wealthy Russians allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a letter.

 
This October 05, 2017 file photo shows protesters with signs during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump and in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
25 Apr 2018 08:50

Third judge rules against Trump’s move to end DACA immigration program

Islam Times - A third federal judge has overruled the Trump administration's decision to end a popular immigration program protecting immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

 
Iran
25 Apr 2018 08:13

Zarif: Iran will likely exit nuclear deal, if US does so

Islam Times - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will “mostly likely” abandon the 2015 nuclear deal should the United States choose to withdraw from the multilateral agreement.

 
US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint press conference at the White House on April 24, 2018. (AFP photo)
25 Apr 2018 07:30

US, French presidents call for changes to Iran nuclear deal

Islam Times - The US and French presidents have called for major changes to Iran’s nuclear deal, despite Tehran’s repeated assertions that the agreement is non-negotiable.

 
US President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
25 Apr 2018 07:13

Trump warns Iran against restarting nuclear program

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has called on Iran not to restart its nuclear program, shortly after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Washington against violating the 2015 nuclear deal, saying any failure to respect the multinational agreement would entail “grave consequences.”

 
A US soldier (L) sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier in Manbij, north Syria, April 4, 2018. (Photo by AP)
24 Apr 2018 13:01

'US planning long-term stay in Syria, taking up position on east of Euphrates'

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the US has no intention of leaving Syrian soil, but on the contrary it is seeking to strengthen its foothold on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

 
Macron in US for 3 days, will attend first Trump state dinner
24 Apr 2018 10:22

Macron in US for 3 days, will attend first Trump state dinner

Islam Times - French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife have arrived in Washington for a three-day state visit as US President Donald Trump hosts his administration’s first official state visit of his presidency.

 
In this AFP file photo taken on April 12, 2018, US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
24 Apr 2018 10:20

Top US diplomat nominee Mike Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition from Senate lawmakers in Congress and he may not receive enough votes for his confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have said they will oppose him.

 
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (L) and US President Donald Trump
24 Apr 2018 10:12

Rand Paul flips, voices support for hawkish Pompeo

Islam Times - US Senator Rand Paul has voiced support for nomination of former CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state in the administration of US President Donald Trump.

 
US National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump (not seen) speaks on April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
24 Apr 2018 10:06

John Bolton chaired anti-Muslim think tank

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, presided over a propaganda origination that has promoted misleading and false news against Muslims, according to a report.

 
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania (File photo)
24 Apr 2018 07:04

Contradicting what he told Comey, Trump spent the night in Russia

Islam Times - Flight records of Donald Trump’s trip to Russia confirm that he spent the night in Russia, contradicting what he had told former FBI Director James Comey, whom he fired amid the so-called Russia probe.

 
Challenges Enlarge As Trump Braces for Embassy Move to Al-Quds
24 Apr 2018 04:47

Challenges Enlarge As Trump Braces for Embassy Move to Al-Quds

Islam Times - In December last year, US President Donald Trump said he will move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem) after announcing that he recognized the latter as the capital of the Israeli regime. The measure was deemed one of his most important foreign policy moves because it could ...

 
US President Donald Trump (L) and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un (file photo)
23 Apr 2018 13:36

Trump to discuss North Korea sanctions relief only after denuclearization

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump will discuss sanctions relief with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un only after Pyongyang gets rid of its nuclear arsenal, a new report has revealed.

 
A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. (Photo by AFP)
23 Apr 2018 12:00

CIA agents tracked by technology in 30 countries

Islam Times - The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) admits that at least 30 countries have been able to identify and actively track American agents using modern technology.

 
US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hug after speaking at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Apr 2018 11:56

Trump asked Netanyahu if he really cares about peace

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu if he actually cares about establishing peace in the Middle East, according to a report.

 
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the US Capitol April 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
23 Apr 2018 06:34

US Senate minority leader backs Trump’s trade war on China

Islam Times - The leader of the Democratic Party in the US Senate Charles Schumer has endorsed President Donald Trump’s trade policies against China, saying in a rare show of support that the Republican head of state is moving “on the right path.”