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US President Donald Trump (R) and Saudi Arabia
17 Mar 2018 12:00

Trump asked Saudi king $4bn for Syria goals

Islam Times - US President Donald Trump asked Saudi King Salman for $4 billion to spend on advancing Washington’s objectives in Syria, which Riyadh also shares, a report says.

Syria intercepts Ghouta-bound US, UK arms
17 Mar 2018 11:59

Syria intercepts Ghouta-bound US, UK arms

Islam Times - The Syrian army has intercepted a truckload of weapons, including American and British ones, heading to the militants holed up in Eastern Ghouta amid its operation to liberate the Damascus suburb.

Picture taken in the Kazakh capital Astana on March 16, 2018 shows the Iranian delegation to Syria talks featuring Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd L)
17 Mar 2018 09:39

Iran, Russia, Turkey reaffirm commitment to Syria's territorial integrity after talks in Astana

Islam Times - Iran, Russia and Turkey, guarantors of the Syria ceasefire, have reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity after a tripartite foreign ministerial meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Smoke billows on the horizon near the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin on March 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 09:38

Turkish shelling, strikes kill 36 in Syrian town of Afrin, UN receiving 'alarming' reports on deaths

Islam Times - The Turkish military’s shelling and airstrikes against a hospital and purported positions of the People's Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin have claimed the lives of over three dozen civilians, Syrian Kurdish forces and a so-called monitoring group ...

A member of Syrian government forces walks alongside civilians from Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus, as they walk through a government-controlled corridor in Hamouria after leaving the besieged enclave on March 16, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
17 Mar 2018 08:14

Syrian army retakes 70 percent of Eastern Ghouta

Islam Times - Syrian government troops have regained the control of 70 percent of militant-held areas in Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
17 Mar 2018 08:12

Russian FM: US threat to hit Damascus 'unacceptable'

Islam Times - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says any threat from the United States to strike the Syrian capital, Damascus, is “unacceptable.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo by SANA)
15 Mar 2018 05:10

Assad vows to confront West schemes against Syria unity

Islam Times - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to fully deal with “Western plans” targeting the national unity and territorial integrity of his war-battered Arab country.

Redur Xelil, a senior official and spokesman of the Kurdish People
15 Mar 2018 05:09

Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria’s Afrin region daydream: YPG spox

Islam Times - A high-ranking member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) has dismissed as a “daydream” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest remarks that Turkish military forces and their allied militants will fully capture Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin by nightfall.

Picture shows the immediate aftermath of a reported airstrike on the militant-held town of Arbin, in the Eastern Ghouta countryside of Syria
14 Mar 2018 11:02

Airstrike takes out militant commanders in Syria

Islam Times - An airstrike has killed 12 members of a foreign-backed militant outfit, including two commanders, in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, where the Syrian government is conducting a counterterrorism operation.

Plastic jerry cans full of different chemicals are seen in a secret workshop run by militants prior to their defeat in al-Shefounieh town, Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, on March 12, 2018. (Photos by SANA)
14 Mar 2018 05:53

Syrian army finds militants’ chemical weapons workshop in Eastern Ghouta

Islam Times - Syrian army troops have discovered a workshop used by foreign-backed militants to manufacture toxic chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, according to Syrian state media.

In this file photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russian S-400 long-range air defense missile systems are deployed at Hemeimim air base in Latakia, Syria. (Via AP)
13 Mar 2018 09:57

Russian military to respond if US strikes Syria: Senior general

Islam Times - A top Russian general says his country will respond to a US strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, if the lives of Russian servicemen are threatened.

Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja
13 Mar 2018 09:46

US military threat mean to provoke terrorists to launch chemical attack: Syria

Islam Times - Syria’s UN envoy has slammed his American counterpart for threatening military action against the Arab country over chemical attack claims, saying such comments are merely aimed at provoking a chemical attack by terrorists and fabricating evidence against the Damascus government.

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a press conference in the Indian city of Varanasi on March 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP)
13 Mar 2018 06:22

France ready to strike chemical arms sites in Syria: Macron

Islam Times - France has expressed readiness to launch targeted strikes against any site in Syria used to deploy chemical arms and weapons that could result in the death of civilians.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at a Security Council meeting on the the situation in Syria at the United Nations on March 12, 2018 in New York City.
13 Mar 2018 06:18

Washington will act unilaterally on Syria: US envoy to UN

Islam Times - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has warned that if the Security Council fails to act on Syria, Washington is ready "to act if we must," just as it did last year when it bombed a Syrian government air base over allegations of chemical weapons attack.

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia addresses the UN Security Council on Syria during a meeting of the Council at the UN headquarters in New York, US, on March 12, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)
13 Mar 2018 06:14

Russia: Syrian government has 'every right' to defend own citizens against terrorists

Islam Times - Russia says the Syrian government has “every right” to defend its own citizens against terrorists, who are wreaking havoc in the Arab country.

The US and its western and regional allies have often pointed the finger at the Syrian government for chemical attacks, which Damascus has denied.
12 Mar 2018 09:57

Syria finds chemical weapons workshop in Ghouta

Islam Times - The Syrian military has found a workshop used by foreign-backed militants to make chemical weapons, Russian media say.

12 Mar 2018 06:28

Erdogan censures NATO for not helpimg in Turkey's Syria operations

Islam Times - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed NATO over its refusal to aid Ankara in its anti-terror operations in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin.

US President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis, March 8, 2018 (Photo by AFP)
12 Mar 2018 06:19

Mattis warns Syria, Russia on chemical weapons deployment

Islam Times - US Defense Secretary James Mattis has warned the Syrian government against using chemical weapons implying it would prompt military consequences, as it did last year when US President Donald Trump ordered a strike on a Syrian air base.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 10, 2018, shows Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad delivering a press conference in the capital Damascus. (AFP photo)
11 Mar 2018 06:02

Foreign-backed terrorists responsible for any chemical attack: Syria deputy FM

Islam Times - Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad has rejected claims that the Arab country’s military used chemical weapons in an area near the capital Damascus, saying terrorists and their supporters should be held accountable for any such incident.

11 Mar 2018 05:45

Putin says alleged Syrian government chemical weapons attacks 'fake news'

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Western allegations pertaining to the Syrian government launching chemical attacks on terrorists-held areas are "fake news."