Chinese state media reported Monday that a new round of “discipline” inspections began this weekend, seeking to stamp out graft, inappropriate behavior or any threat to Xi Jinping’s totalitarian rule within the Chinese Communist Party (CPC).
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was holding a televised rally for his AKP party on Saturday to build support for his military incursion into Syria when he noticed a girl of about five years old wearing a military uniform in the audience.
Chinese human rights lawyer Li Baiguang was reported dead on Monday after checking in to the Number 81 People’s Liberation Army Hospital in Nanjing, despite friends saying the 49-year-old was previously in good health and complained only of a minor stomach ache.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week that that Islamic Republic’s ruling system has lost its legitimacy and demanded “fundamental reforms,” saying its leaders should be replaced through free and fair presidential elections.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a ceasefire resolution for Syria on Saturday, but the bombing of the Eastern Ghouta suburb near Damascus continued, with at least 24 more deaths after the resolution was passed.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration and vital Asian allies are reportedly working on coordinating an unprecedented crackdown on ships suspected of evading sanctions on the murderous North Korean regime led by dictator Kim Jong-un.
The Iraqi military has reportedly warned of an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) resurgence in northern Iraq, noting that the group has already attacked the Kurdish-majority Kirkuk region, home to lucrative oil fields.
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for two attacks, killing at least 14 people and wounding an estimated 40 others when suicide bombers and gunmen attempted to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden in Yemen, once considered a stronghold of its rival al-Qaeda.
The governor of Yobe state, Nigeria, accused the federal government on Monday of withdrawing troops from a key at-risk region two weeks ago, shortly before the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked a school complex and abducted over one hundred girls.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania will welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife to the United States on April 24 for the first state visit of Trump’s administration, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Monday.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the United States and North Korea to lower their conditions for negotiations to take place.
TEL AVIV – The downing of an Israeli F-16 by Syrian air defenses two weeks ago was due to pilot error, an investigation carried out by the Israel Air Force published Sunday found.
Former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy, has appealed the decision against him, triggering the presence of an estimated “thousands” supporting and condemning him before the North Jakarta District Court on Monday.
It has been almost a half-century since the technology first made its appearance in 1969, but the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has become a necessary part of life for people on the go in need of instant cash.
The U.S. State Department is reportedly considering cutting the office of the envoy that coordinates the American-led international offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria now that the jihadist group is teetering on the brink of defeat.
Public sector employees in the Gaza Strip went on strike Monday over unpaid salaries, amid a dispute between the two major Palestinian factions.
Israel warned 30 countries about specific terror threats in the course of 2017, Israel Economy Minister Eli Cohen has claimed.
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TEL AVIV – Palestinians are becoming more extreme and an increasing number of them support terror against Israel, a new poll published on Sunday found.
NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did extensive pro bono work for the Clinton Global Initiative.
A Palestinian who was convicted in early February for murdering a 29-year-old pregnant Israeli woman, Michal Halimi, last summer was given a life sentence Sunday and another five years that will be served for other crimes he committed.
Jerusalem – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to be questioned as a suspect in a further case of alleged corruption and as a witness in another, Israeli media reported Sunday.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical attack on a besieged Syrian rebel enclave Sunday, a medic and a monitor said.
China’s Communist Party (CPC) proposed removing term limits on the office of the presidency Sunday, a move that will make it easier for Communist Party general secretary, Central Military Commission chairman, and President Xi Jinping to keep one of those titles indefinitely.
TEL AVIV — An Egyptian intelligence security delegation arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Sunday in an effort to save the reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas as talks have reached a dead end between the two parties.
TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released photos over the Telegram chat application of jihadists who took part in an attack against Egyptian army headquarters, where the terrorist organization says the military operation of the Egyptian army is run against Wilyat Sinai, the Egyptian branch of IS.
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TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the U.S.’ announcement that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence as a “great moment for the citizens of Israel.” The prime minister is also expected to invite President Donald Trump to inaugurate the embassy in May, Israeli media reported.
TEL AVIV – An official delegation from Poland will arrive in Israel in the coming days to reach an understanding on the controversial bill which criminalizes blaming the eastern European country for any Holocaust-related crimes, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.
The State Department is considering an offer from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to help pay a new embassy in Jerusalem after moving from Tel Aviv.
Former President Barack Obama is heading Down Under and will visit Australia next month as part of a trip that will also see him speak in New Zealand.
Amid pressure from Israel and rising tensions between the two states, Poland will freeze its new controversial Holocaust law.
UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.
MOSCOW — Russia has tested over 200 new types of arms in Syria during its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior lawmaker said Thursday, as Moscow was accused of taking part in airstrikes against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.
NEW YORK — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a purported rebuttal to a four-page House Republican memo from earlier this month that alleges abuse of surveillance authority on the part of Obama-era federal agencies.
Mark “Oz” Geist spoke eloquently on a panel about the challenge U.S. military members face transitioning from the battlefield to the workforce.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the U.S. is imposing the toughest sanctions ever put in place against North Korea.
TEL AVIV — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced the Palestinian Authority’s 2018 budget on Monday, which will stand at a total of $5.8 billion.
TEL AVIV — Hamas has angered the family of a senior Palestinian jihadist after the group told them they would not be allowed to erect a mourning tent on behalf of their relative to receive condolences as is customary in Palestinian society.
TEL AVIV — Saudi investigators and security forces have brought in author and intellectual Muhammad al-Sahami for questioning after he criticized the building of mosques and the calls to prayer through Muezzin loudspeakers.
TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.
U.S. will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem on May 14; State Dept. considers accepting private donations to pay for the embassy; Already furious Palestinians condemn embassy move on ‘Naqba Day’ — ‘Catastrophe Day.’
The government of Cyprus has accused the Turkish military of threatening to sink an oil and natural gas exploration vessel doing exploratory work off the Cypriot coast. The vessel, the Saipem 12000 charted by the Italian firm Eni, was previously blockaded by Turkish warships on
The communist People’s Republic of China has been waging “unrestricted war” against the United States as its top financial and cyber adversary, cautioned national security expert Frank Gaffney during a 2018 CPAC event Friday.
Nicholas Young, the disgraced D.C. Metro Transit Police Department officer convicted of providing support for the Islamic State (ISIS) in December, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday.