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Russian President Vladimir Putin (c) uses a pair of binoculars as he inspects the joint Zapad-2017 (West-2017) Russian military exercises with Belarus at the Luzhsky training ground in Leningrad region on September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 05:21

Russia's Putin attends Zapad-2017 joint drills with Belarus

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended joint drills, demonstrating Moscow’s military might, with Belarus near Russia’s western border with Estonia.

This file photo shows Chinese and Russian warships during naval drills.(Via Reuters)
18 Sep 2017 09:59

China, Russia begin joint drills near North Korea

Islam Times - China and Russia have started joint naval drills near North Korea, amid continuing tensions chiefly between Pyongyang and Washington that risk turning into a military conflict.

Belarusian Army Vehicles Prepare for Zapad 2017
18 Sep 2017 08:01

Russia-Belarus War-Games Continue as US Tanks Arrive in Poland

Islam Times - The scheduled Russia-Belarus Zapad-2017 military drills are on course while United States has deployed its tanks in neighboring Poland.

Pentagon Says Russia Knowingly Hit US Kurdish Proxy in Syria
17 Sep 2017 11:25

Pentagon Says Russia Knowingly Hit US Kurdish Proxy in Syria

Islam Times - The Us claims Russian fighter jets struck on Saturday US-baked Syrian Democratic Forces and US-led coalition advisers located in east of the Euphrates River near Deir ez-Zor province.

Russo-Saudi Closeness: What Are Two Sides’ Goals?
16 Sep 2017 08:37

Russo-Saudi Closeness: What Are Two Sides’ Goals?

Islam Times - The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Jeddah.

The Russia-China Plan For North Korea
16 Sep 2017 06:38

The Russia-China Plan For North Korea

Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council’s 15-0 vote to impose a new set of sanctions on North Korea somewhat disguises the critical role played by the Russia-China strategic partnership, the “RC” at the core of the BRICS group.

The NYT’s Yellow Journalism on Russia
16 Sep 2017 06:36

The NYT’s Yellow Journalism on Russia

Islam Times - Reading The New York Times these days is like getting a daily dose of the “Two Minutes Hate” as envisioned in George Orwell’s 1984, except applied to America’s new/old enemy Russia. Even routine international behavior, such as Russia using fictitious names for potential adversaries during ...

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vasily Nebenzya speaks to reporters in New York, September 15, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
16 Sep 2017 06:35

Russia ‘to urge US to stay in Iran nuclear deal’

Islam Times - Russia plans to convey a message to the United States asking Washington to stay in a 2015 multilateral deal with Iran.

Russia launches military drills with Belarus
14 Sep 2017 07:50

Russia launches military drills with Belarus

Islam Times - Russia is set to launch major joint military drills with Belarus on Thursday, amid continuing tensions between Moscow and NATO.

Behold a Pale Horse, and its Rider is Death
14 Sep 2017 06:44

Behold a Pale Horse, and its Rider is Death

Islam Times - Two of America’s most populous states, Texas and Florida, are in hurricane ruins, and Washington is fomenting more wars.

Kaspersky Lab logo (file photo)
14 Sep 2017 05:06

US bans Kaspersky amid Washington-Moscow tensions

Islam Times - The United States federal agencies are not allowed to use software made by the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, the US Department of Homeland Security says.

A Russian Yars RS-24 intercontinental ballistic missile system rides through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in the capital Moscow on May 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
14 Sep 2017 04:34

Russian nuclear missile hits mock target 6,000 km away

Islam Times - The Russian military has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) ahead of a major military drill slated to begin in a few days.

Losing in Syria, the US will target Russia more than ever
12 Sep 2017 13:17

Losing in Syria, the US will target Russia more than ever

Islam Times - The spectacular victory this week for Syrian state forces and allies liberating Deir ez-Zor portends an end to the war. But celebrations should be tempered by the realization that the enemies of Syria will shift their agenda for conflict elsewhere.

Syria De-Escalation Zones not aimed at Balkanization: Russian FM
11 Sep 2017 07:54

Syria De-Escalation Zones not aimed at Balkanization: Russian FM

Islam Times - The de-escalation zones in Syria are organized as temporary, and nobody is going to use them to balkanize the country, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) speaks to journalists during a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov at the Saudi Foreign Ministry headquarters in Jeddah, September 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
11 Sep 2017 05:17

Arab countries, Qatar should mend Persian Gulf rift by direct talks: Russian FM

Islam Times - Russia says the so-called quartet of Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, and Qatar should begin direct negotiations to defuse an unprecedented diplomatic crisis that erupted three months ago in the Persian Gulf region.

Moscow’s Tools in Face of Washington’s Hegemony
11 Sep 2017 05:01

Moscow’s Tools in Face of Washington’s Hegemony

Islam Times - The signs of growing chill in the US-Russia relations are on the rise, and the range of challenges troubling bilateral ties of the two powers is broadening day by day. The challenges play out in a range of conflict of views over the ways to deal with the deep-rooted West Asian crises, ...

Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner
11 Sep 2017 04:52

Dear Russia: An Enemy Is Not A Partner

Islam Times - Russians are concerned about Washington’s arbitrary closing of their San Francisco consulate and the illegal searching of diplomatic properties. There is no question that Washington has violated diplomatic protections and international law.

The Real BRICS Bombshell
11 Sep 2017 04:13

The Real BRICS Bombshell

Islam Times - The annual BRICS summit in Xiamen – where President Xi Jinping was once mayor – could not intervene in a more incandescent geopolitical context.

Russian and Saudi top diplomats Sergei Lavrov (R) and Adel al-Jubeir
10 Sep 2017 08:27

Lavrov to visit Saudi Arabia as Assad foes lose heart

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to pay a working visit to Saudi Arabia, the latest country long at odds over Syria which seems to be coming to terms with President Bashar al-Assad at the helm.

A file photo of the Russian Defense Ministry building in Moscow
10 Sep 2017 06:30

Russia slams German minister for ‘baseless’ remarks

Islam Times - Russia’s Defense Ministry has rebuked German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen for falsely claiming that Moscow planned to send more than 100,000 troops to take part in upcoming joint military drills in Belarus.