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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov adjusts his spectacles during a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian following their meeting in Moscow on June 20, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
21 Jun 2017 05:53

Lavrov slams Washington’s latest round of anti-Russia sanctions

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed the US’s "Russophobe obsession" after Washington intensifies its anti-Moscow trade sanctions over its alleged complicity in the Ukraine crisis.

 
Russia Slams US Downing Syrian Warplane, Halts Cooperation with Washington
21 Jun 2017 05:19

Russia Slams US Downing Syrian Warplane, Halts Cooperation with Washington

Islam Times - Russia has condemned US downing of a Syrian warplane and announced halting cooperation with Washington on air safety in Syria following the incident.

 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference in Berlin, June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
17 Jun 2017 07:26

Merkel concerned about US bans on Russia, too

Islam Times - German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares concerns with other European officials that the newly-proposed anti-Russia sanctions could harm the European economy, her spokesman says.

 
Russia tests short-range nuclear missile interceptor
17 Jun 2017 06:25

Russia tests short-range nuclear missile interceptor

Islam Times - Russia's military has successfully launched a short-range interceptor missile, capable of delivering a nuclear warhead in a ballistic flight trajectory, to boost the country's defensive network, the Defense Ministry says.

 
Russia Opposes Deployment of More US Weapons in South Syria
17 Jun 2017 06:00

Russia Opposes Deployment of More US Weapons in South Syria

Islam Times - Russia has opposed deployment of additional weapons by the US to Syria terming the move unjustified.

 
International Cooperation Needed in Syria
17 Jun 2017 04:18

International Cooperation Needed in Syria

Islam Times - Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia needs more international assistance to properly resolve the Syrian crisis in a timely manner, noting that he held talks with the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on the reforms in the post-war Syria, even before the start of the Russian ...

 
Crisis Settlement Efforts in Middle East, North Africa
17 Jun 2017 04:10

Crisis Settlement Efforts in Middle East, North Africa

Islam Times - Addressing the Conference of the Russian Committee for Solidarity and Cooperation with the Peoples of Asia and Africa, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia will continue to promote the diplomatic settlement of the political impasse in the Middle East and North Africa....

 
Blockade against Qatar Threatens Syria Peace Efforts: Putin
15 Jun 2017 06:13

Blockade against Qatar Threatens Syria Peace Efforts: Putin

Islam Times - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned that the blockade against Qatar by its neighbors would endanger a peaceful end to the war in Syria.

 
Vladimir Putin and Oliver Stone
15 Jun 2017 05:57

US Created Al-Qaeda; Regime Change in Russia Shortsighted: Putin

Islam Times - Russian President blamed the rise of Al-Qaeda and its mastermind Osama bin Laden on the US, and accused American spy agency of supported terrorists in Chechnya.

 
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives at the 36th annual National Peace Officers on May 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
11 Jun 2017 06:45

Sessions to face grilling over alleged Russian meddling in US election

Islam Times - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russian officials during the US presidential campaign have sparked questions, heads to Congress next week where he is expected to face a grilling.

 
A Russian fighter plane (L) can be seen intercepting a group of US bomber planes engaged in practice operations over the Baltic Sea on June 10, 2017. (Photo via US Department of Defense)
11 Jun 2017 06:09

Russian fighter jet photobombs US bombers over Baltic Sea

Islam Times - A Russian fighter jet has photobombed a group of US warplanes engaged in practice operations over the Baltic Sea.

 
The US shuts down the Russian compound in Centreville, Maryland, on December 30, 2016.
10 Jun 2017 07:59

Russia may seize US diplomatic property in tit-for-tat move

Islam Times - Russia reportedly plans to confiscate US diplomatic property in Moscow and alter the legal status of an Anglo-American school in the country unless Washington returns the Russian diplomatic compounds seized late last year.

 
US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt-2
8 Jun 2017 04:37

Lavrov: Unilateral De-confliction Zones are Illegitimate

Islam Times - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia considers the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-Damascus fighters in Syria as an act of aggression and rejects the justification for the attack issued by the Pentagon.

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
7 Jun 2017 11:18

No one would survive US-Russia nuclear war to claim victory: Putin

Islam Times - Russian President Vladimir Putin says if the United States and Russia decided to use their nuclear weapons in a potential conflict with one another, no one would survive that war to claim victory.

 
US B-52 strategic bomber
7 Jun 2017 11:03

Russian Warplane Intercepts Intrusive US Bomber over Baltic

Islam Times - A Russian warplane has intercepted an intrusive US B-52 strategic bomber over the Baltic Sea as the American warplane was flying along the Russian border.

 
Russian Intelligence Hacked US Voting Software Firm Days before Election
7 Jun 2017 10:59

Russian Intelligence Hacked US Voting Software Firm Days before Election

Islam Times - An alleged US administration intelligence report, published by The Intercept, suggests that Russian hackers attacked a US voting software supplier days before last year’s presidential election.

 
The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland
6 Jun 2017 09:19

Trump admin. charges NSA agent with leaking ‘Russian hacking’ secrets

Islam Times - The US Justice Department has charged a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor with leaking secrets related to the alleged Russian hacking attacks during last year’s race for the White House.

 
Russia to Examine Claims of Qatar
6 Jun 2017 08:02

Russia to Examine Claims of Qatar's Support for Terrorism

Islam Times - Russian upper house Defense and Security Committee chair Viktor Ozerov said that Russia will closely examine the claims by Arab and Gulf states that Qatar sponsors terrorism.

 
Real Reason Moscow Needs Truce in Central Syria
6 Jun 2017 07:41

Real Reason Moscow Needs Truce in Central Syria

Islam Times - Last month, with Damascus's approval, Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum to establish several de-escalation or safe zones in Syria and June 4 marked the deadline for creating the borders of these.

 
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova
3 Jun 2017 04:47

Trump's Claims against Iran ‘Lead to Nowhere’

Islam Times - The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the US President’s claim that Iran supports terrorism will not lead anywhere, citing Moscow’s own anti-terror work with Tehran.