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Part of the Russian Federation’s riverfront compound is seen from the water on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Centreville, Maryland, June 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
18 Jul 2017 11:51

Russia 'reserves right to retaliate US property seizure'

Islam Times - Russia says it reserves the right to retaliate the United States’ seizure of its diplomatic compounds in America.

 
Russia, China navies to conduct joint drills in Baltic Sea
18 Jul 2017 11:27

Russia, China navies to conduct joint drills in Baltic Sea

Islam Times - Russia and China are set to conduct joint naval drills featuring military aircraft and warships from both sides, including one of Beijing’s most advanced destroyers.

 
Sergei Lavrov
18 Jul 2017 09:38

US Seizure of Russian Diplomatic Property Daylight Robbery: Lavrov

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has slammed the ongoing row over Moscow’s diplomatic property in the US, which was closed to Russian diplomats, as "daylight robbery".

 
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
18 Jul 2017 09:36

Russia Examining Reports of ISIS Ringleader’s Death

Islam Times - Russia says it has not confirmed information on whether or not the ringleader of the ISIS terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Bahgdadi has been killed.

 
White House special counsel Ty Cobb
16 Jul 2017 05:14

White House introduces special counsel amid Russia controversy

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump has appointed former federal prosecutor Ty Cobb as the White House special counsel.

 
US Embassy, Moscow
15 Jul 2017 08:54

US Embassy in Moscow, Den of CIA, Pentagon Spies

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out that too many CIA employees are currently working at the American Embassy in Moscow.

 
Ignoring NATO , Turkey to Buy Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System
15 Jul 2017 08:51

Ignoring NATO , Turkey to Buy Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System

Islam Times - Turkey, a NATO member, is ready to purchase of Russia’s S-400 advanced anti-missile system ignoring concerns of the US-led military alliance.

 
Russia-China Alliance Is Real
15 Jul 2017 06:10

Russia-China Alliance Is Real

Islam Times - Top Russian and Chinese leaders are heralding how their ties have improved in recent years. This is not wishful thinking and there is ample substance behind the rhetoric.

 
Kaspersky Lab Headquarters, Moscow
13 Jul 2017 04:14

Russia’s Kaspersky Lab Denies US Claims of Cyber Espionage

Islam Times - Russian-based Kaspersky Lab has rejected claims of involvement in cyber spying or having political connections with any country.

 
Russia Mulls Firing 30 US Diplomats, Freezing US Property
12 Jul 2017 07:59

Russia Mulls Firing 30 US Diplomats, Freezing US Property

Islam Times - Russia is weighing up expelling some 30 American diplomats and seizing US state property in retaliation for Washington's sanctions, Russian media reported on Tuesday.

 
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak answers reporters’ questions during a meeting for the 2nd Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of OPEC, in Kuwait City, on March 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
11 Jul 2017 08:47

Russia continues construction of Crimea power plant

Islam Times - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said that his country will continue the building of two power plants in Crimea.

 
Russian Role in Resolving Syrian Crisis
11 Jul 2017 06:26

Russian Role in Resolving Syrian Crisis

Islam Times - As a significant international power, Russia has played an active role in Syrian crisis during past three years.

 
Trump
10 Jul 2017 08:55

Trump's plan to create a cybersecurity partnership with Putin draws ridicule from within his own party

Islam Times - President Trump’s touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cybersecurity drew withering reviews Sunday from lawmakers, including several from his own party, while the president’s aides were left struggling to answer questions about just how hard Trump pressed Russian President ...

 
Russia, US Agree Truce in Southwest Syria after Putin, Trump Talks
8 Jul 2017 08:31

Russia, US Agree Truce in Southwest Syria after Putin, Trump Talks

Islam Times - Russia and the US have agreed on a ceasefire in southwest Syria, set to take effect on July 9 at noon Damascus time following talks between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

 
Russia Denies Blocking UNSC Statement on North Korea Missile Test
8 Jul 2017 08:04

Russia Denies Blocking UNSC Statement on North Korea Missile Test

Islam Times - Russia has denied reports of blocking a UN Security Council condemnation of the recent North Korean missile launch.

 
Maria Zakharova
8 Jul 2017 07:36

Terrorists Planning Chemical Weapons Use in Syria for US Attack Pretext: Russia

Islam Times - Terrorists in Syria are preparing provocations with the use of chemical weapons to provide pretext for US airstrikes against Syrian government forces, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

 
Russia Is Expanding Its Military, but NATO Isn’t Sure Why
6 Jul 2017 08:13

Russia Is Expanding Its Military, but NATO Isn’t Sure Why

Islam Times - Russia’s military capabilities are expanding across Europe, but the top military chief of Western defense pact NATO has said Moscow’s plans remain ambiguous amid a heavily politicized atmosphere between the two leading forces.

 
The US needs Russia
6 Jul 2017 08:09

The US needs Russia

Islam Times - From a US perspective and a newly dawned reality, allowing “opposition” groups to dislodge Assad's ruling government, and replace them, would not be a favorable outcome.

 
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (L) and Russian mediator Alexander Lavrentyev attend the fourth round of Syria peace talks in Astana on May 4, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
5 Jul 2017 06:02

Russia may deploy troops to police Syria’s de-escalation zones

Islam Times - Russia has announced that it may deploy troops to de-escalation zones in Syria after agreement from Turkey and Iran.

 
Russia, China Demand US Halts THAAD Deployment in S. Korea
5 Jul 2017 05:37

Russia, China Demand US Halts THAAD Deployment in S. Korea

Islam Times - Russia and China have demanded that the US immediately halt its deployment of THAAD anti-missile systems to South Korea.