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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File photo)
23 Aug 2017 09:14

Tillerson says US won’t win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has undermined President Donald Trump’s promise to win the Afghan war and defeating the Taliban, saying Washington might not succeed in the war.

This file photo, released on July 29, 2017, shows North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Hwasong-14 being launched at an undisclosed place in North Korea. (Via AFP)
23 Aug 2017 08:26

Russia, China slam new unilateral US sanctions

Islam Times - Russia and China have reacted strongly to new US sanctions targeting Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for allegedly “supporting” North Korea’s weapons program by doing business with the country.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
23 Aug 2017 08:12

US to ‘ask’ if IAEA plans to inspect Iran military sites: Haley

Islam Times - The US ambassador to the UN claims her upcoming talks in Vienna are aimed at “asking” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if it plans to inspect Iranian military sites during its verification of Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R) listens to Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner during a hearing before the US Senate Intelligence Committee, June 21, 2017, on Capitol Hill. (Photo by AFP)
23 Aug 2017 07:45

Senate bill bans Trump from establishing joint cyber unit with Russia

Islam Times - New legislation advancing in the US Congress would ban President Donald Trump from establishing a joint cyber security unit with Russia without congressional approval.

Demonstrators gather outside the Phoenix, Arizona, Convention Center where US President Donald Trump spoke at a "Make America Great Again" rally on August 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
23 Aug 2017 06:24

Thousands protest outside Trump rally in Phoenix

Islam Times - Thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Phoenix, Arizona, where US President Donald Trump was addressing a rally, in which he repeated his inflammatory remarks about the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

US Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the US Seventh Fleet, addressing a press conference. (Photo by Reuters)
23 Aug 2017 06:22

US Navy removing 7th Fleet commander after collisions

Islam Times - The US Navy is dismissing the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions in Asia, including two involving fatalities, according to reports.

Why US military won’t leave Afghanistan
23 Aug 2017 06:19

Why US military won’t leave Afghanistan

Islam Times - Afghanistan -- a geopolitically strategic country with a massive wealth of untapped mineral resources -- could serve as a conduit for Central Asian gas and oil and a source for the opium trade as well an essential staging ground for US imperialism's effort to destabilize the heart of Eurasia,...

23 Aug 2017 06:17

Pakistan disappointed by Trump’s accusations of supporting terrorism

Islam Times - Pakistan has voiced its “disappointment” over remarks made by US President Donald Trump, while denying accusations of its support for terrorist groups.

The Secret Service and Washington police are investigating a package left near a White House fence. (File photo)
23 Aug 2017 06:10

White House under lockdown after unattended package found

Islam Times - The Secret Service and Washington police are investigating a package left near a White House fence.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens to a question during a briefing at the Department of State on August 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
23 Aug 2017 06:07

Tillerson says talks with North Korea may be ‘in the near future’

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed optimism about the possibility of talks between Washington and Pyongyang “in the near future,” after North Korea showed restraint in not conducting nuclear or missile tests.

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during a rally outside Trump International Hotel & Tower on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by AFP)
23 Aug 2017 06:02

Robert De Niro calls Trump ‘a flat-out blatant racist’

Islam Times - American actor Robert De Niro, who once claimed he would like to “punch” US President Donald Trump in the face, has called him a “blatant racist.”

9/11 was planned in Tel Aviv and Washington, not in Kabul
23 Aug 2017 06:01

9/11 was planned in Tel Aviv and Washington, not in Kabul

Islam Times - The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were not planned and directed from Afghanistan, as US President Donald Trump has claimed; rather, they were orchestrated by certain elements in Washington, DC and Tel Aviv, says Dr. Kevin Barrett, an American academic who has been studying the events ...

Raqqa, Syria
23 Aug 2017 05:23

US Kills Nearly 80 More Civilians in Syria Airstrikes

Islam Times - The US-led international coalition killed 78 civilians after carrying out airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in Raqqa city during the past 24 hours.

The damaged USS John McCain
23 Aug 2017 05:21

Dead US Sailors Found after Warship Collision

Islam Times - Dead US Navy sailors have been found in a compartment of USS John S. McCain warship, which was flooded after a collision with a merchant vessel off the coast of Singapore.

US Eyes Presence as Iraq, Jordan Seek Border Crossing Restart
23 Aug 2017 05:20

US Eyes Presence as Iraq, Jordan Seek Border Crossing Restart

Islam Times - As the Iraqi forces are cleansing more border areas with Jordan of the terrorists, the Jordanian sources have said that logistical arrangements were underway to re-open Trebil border crossing between the two countries.

Taliban Vow to Continue Militancy after US Troops Increase in Afghanistan
23 Aug 2017 05:19

Taliban Vow to Continue Militancy after US Troops Increase in Afghanistan

Islam Times - The Taliban militant group has vowed to continue insurgency in Afghanistan after US announcement that it will increase occupation forces in the Asian country.

Jim Mattis, US secretary of defense, in Baghdad on 20 February 2017
23 Aug 2017 05:13

US Defense Sec. in Iraq to Discuss US Role after ISIS Fall in Tal Afar

Islam Times - US Defense Secretary paid an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday, in the wake of Iraqi forces operation to liberate Tal Afar city from ISIS terrorist group.

Sen. John McCain (R) and Sen. Lindsey Graham hold a news conference on Capitol Hill. (file photo)
22 Aug 2017 09:49

Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy wins praise from war hawks

Islam Times - Pro-war American politicians have commended President Donald Trump for making a commitment to a prolonged military presence in Afghanistan.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis (photo by AFP)
22 Aug 2017 08:56

US defense secretary on surprise visit to Iraq

Islam Times - US Defense Secretary James Mattis has paid a surprise visit to Iraq, where he is meeting with officials, including the leader of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

Two missile maintenance crewmen perform an electrical check on an LGM-30F Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile in its silo, January 1, 1980. (USAF photo)
22 Aug 2017 08:19

Pentagon hires Boeing, Grumman for nuke missile project

Islam Times - The Pentagon has hired Boeing and Northrop Grumman to develop a replacement for the US Air Force’s arsenal of ageing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and cruise missiles, amid nuclear tensions with North Korea.