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This US Navy handout photo obtained March 15, 2017 shows the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as it transits the East China Sea.
25 May 2017 06:47

US warship challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

Islam Times - For the first time under new US President Donald Trump, a US Navy warship has sailed close to a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China, a move that will likely exacerbate US-China tensions.

 
Americans Wonder why Is Saudi Arabia US’ Friend, Iran Its Foe?
25 May 2017 06:44

Americans Wonder why Is Saudi Arabia US’ Friend, Iran Its Foe?

Islam Times - The Los Angeles Times’ readership has questioned Washington’s claims of supporting democracy and social freedoms worldwide, asking why the US opts for amity and economic reciprocity with Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy, but antagonizes democratic Iran.

 
What Did Trump Seek in His West Asia Trip?
25 May 2017 06:31

What Did Trump Seek in His West Asia Trip?

Islam Times - Seven months after winning the presidential election Donald Trump visited the West Asia region, with this foreign policy still covered by ambiguity, including his approach towards the issue of occupied Palestinian territories.

 
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One on arrival at Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
25 May 2017 06:17

Trumps’ awkward hand swats captured on camera

Islam Times - Two separate hand swat incidents between US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have been captured on camera during their first official visit abroad, raising speculations about first family troubles.

 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony in East Jerusalem al-Quds on May 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
25 May 2017 05:29

US boosting Israeli military aid by millions: Netanyahu

Islam Times - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the US has increased its military aid to Tel Aviv by tens of millions of dollars.

 
US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin arrives for a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, May 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
25 May 2017 05:27

US to review Boeing, Airbus sales to Iran, impose ‘additional sanctions’

Islam Times - The US Department of the Treasury is reviewing licenses for Boeing Co. and Airbus to sell Iran aircraft, while it will do its best to impose “additional sanctions” on Tehran.

 
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte (R) and his American counterpart, Donald Trump
25 May 2017 05:25

Trump asks Duterte to ‘Pls call China’ over N Korea nuclear weapons

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump repeatedly addressed the possibility of a nuclear attack against North Korea in a conversation with his infamous Filipino counterpart, a transcript of the phone call shows, asking Rodrigo Duterte to “pls call China!”

 
Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes that Arms Will Be Used for
25 May 2017 05:09

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes that Arms Will Be Used for

Islam Times - The US administration wrapped up a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia of $350 billion over the next ten years when Trump visited Riyadh and paid fealty to one of the most enduring allies of the US in the Middle East.

 
US Took Syria’s Al-Qaeda off Their Terror Watch-list
25 May 2017 04:57

US Took Syria’s Al-Qaeda off Their Terror Watch-list

Islam Times - By rebranding the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda (previously al-Nusrah Front), as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the terrorists managed to secure its removal from US and Canadian terror watch-lists. This will allow US and Canadian citizens to donate money to the terrorists and also travel to fight ...

 
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25 May 2017 04:17

Trump's Support of Saudi Arabia Predicted to 'Backfire'

Islam Times - The US President’s strong support for Saudi Arabia is likely to backfire and create a backlash against the US across the Middle East.

 
Marine One, with US President Donald Trump aboard, flies by the Washington Monument May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
24 May 2017 06:02

Homeland Security Dems respond to Trump retaliation plan

Islam Times - US Democrats at the House Homeland Security Committee have expressed concern about an alleged retaliatory plan launched by the White House to counter a program sharing information on cyber attacks.

 
Trump Talks about Fighting Extremism from Birthplace of Wahhabism
24 May 2017 05:20

Trump Talks about Fighting Extremism from Birthplace of Wahhabism

Islam Times - Hamed Mousavi from Tehran University said that it is ironic that President Trump talked about fighting extremism and terrorism in Saudi Arabia, the center and the birthplace of Wahhabi Islam that has been responsible for most of the terrorism in the region.

 
(From L) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, US President Donald Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and advisor Jared Kushner take part in bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia
23 May 2017 08:20

US secretary criticized for praising lack of anti-Trump protests in KSA

Islam Times - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has come under fire for boasting about lack of protests against President Donald Trump and his team during their recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

 
Strategic Aspects of US Airstrike on Pro-Syrian Forces near Iraqi Border
23 May 2017 07:19

Strategic Aspects of US Airstrike on Pro-Syrian Forces near Iraqi Border

Islam Times - On Thursday night, the US fighter jets carried out an airstrike on the pro-Syrian forces advancing on towards the Syrian border area with Iraq.

 
This AFP file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Lieutenant General Michael Flynn during a conference on the transition of the US Presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump at the US Institute Of Peace in Washington DC.
23 May 2017 07:09

Flynn lied about who funded Russia trip: House Oversight Committee

Islam Times - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn “lied” to investigators about who funded his 2015 trip to Russia, says the top Democrat on the US House Oversight Committee.

 
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (L), Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Interior, Muhammad bin Nayef Abdulaziz (C), and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L), walking in front of Jared Kushner (background-L) and Ivanka Trump (back-R) during an arrival ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh, on May 20, 2017. (Photo via AFP)
23 May 2017 07:01

Trump's son-in-law promoting US armament industry

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is promoting the country’s armament industry, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.

 
US President Donald Trump arrives for a press conference at the president
23 May 2017 06:03

US, Israel will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapon: Trump

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has said the United States and Israel will never allow Iran to have nuclear weapons, even though the Islamic Republic has already made it very clear that it has no desire or program to develop one.

 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
22 May 2017 08:22

Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable': Tillerson

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has denounced a violent confrontation in Washington, DC, last week involving Turkish security personnel and anti-Ankara protesters, calling it “simply unacceptable.”

 
Trump looking for ‘foreign triumph’ in Saudi amid Russiagate scandal
22 May 2017 08:07

Trump looking for ‘foreign triumph’ in Saudi amid Russiagate scandal

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is aimed at bringing about “a foreign triumph” in the wake of the “Russiagate scandal,” says an American scholar.

 
Americans got what they voted for, shouldn’t be ‘shocked’ now
22 May 2017 08:03

Americans got what they voted for, shouldn’t be ‘shocked’ now

Islam Times - There is no reason for the American people to get "shocked" over several controversies endangering the presidency of Donald Trump as they chose to vote for him, says former Republican contender in the 2016 presidential election, Senator Marco Rubio.