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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).

byFrances Martel26 Feb 2018, 9:53 PM PST0

Erdogan to Five-Year-Old in Uniform: ‘If She’s Martyred, They’ll Lay a Flag on Her, Allah Willing’

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.

byJohn Hayward26 Feb 2018, 8:45 PM PST0

President George W. Bush meets with Chinese Human Rights activists Li Baiguang, Wang Yi, and Yu Jie in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House in Washington, DC on May 11, 2006. (Photo by Eric Draper/WireImage)

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.

byJohn Hayward26 Feb 2018, 8:10 PM PST0

Photo taken April 5, 2017, in Tehran shows Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who registered on April 12 to run in the presidential election in May. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

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.

byAdelle Nazarian26 Feb 2018, 7:46 PM PST0

Syrian children and adults receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack at a makeshift clinic on the rebel-held village of al-Shifuniyah in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus late on February 25, 2018. A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical attack on the besieged Syrian rebel enclave, a medic and a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 civilians had suffered breathing difficulties after a regime warplane struck the village. / AFP PHOTO / HAMZA AL-AJWEH (Photo credit should read HAMZA AL-AJWEH/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byJohn Hayward26 Feb 2018, 7:20 PM PST0

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at a national awards ceremony for nuclear scientists

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.

byEdwin Mora26 Feb 2018, 6:44 PM PST0

A member of Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) removes a sign on a lamp post bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group as Iraqi forces advance inside the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, after the Iraqi government announced the launch of the operation to retake it from IS control, on August 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byEdwin Mora26 Feb 2018, 6:11 PM PST0

A fighter from the separatist Southern Transitional Council gather on February 25, 2018, at the site of two suicide car bombings that targeted the headquarters of an anti-terror unit the day before, in the southern Yemeni port of Aden. Five people, including security officers and a child, died in the blasts at the headquarters of an anti-terror unit in the Tawahi district, Aden security chief General Shallal al-Shae said. / AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI (Photo credit should read SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byEdwin Mora26 Feb 2018, 5:37 PM PST0

Hassana Mohammed, 13, seen outside her Dapchi home, scaled a fence to escape an alleged Boko Haram attack on her technical college which left more than 100 girls reported missing

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.

byFrances Martel26 Feb 2018, 3:52 PM PST0

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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.

byMichelle Moons26 Feb 2018, 2:55 PM PST0

Moon has repeatedly voiced his support for women's rights

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged the United States and North Korea to lower their conditions for negotiations to take place.

byJohn Hayward26 Feb 2018, 2:15 PM PST0

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.

byDeborah Danan26 Feb 2018, 12:50 PM PST0

JAKARTA - Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has filed for a judicial review against his two-year prison sentence for blasphemy in a bid to overturn his conviction for insulting Islam.

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.

byFrances Martel26 Feb 2018, 12:41 PM PST0

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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.

byJames Zumwalt26 Feb 2018, 11:05 AM PST0

An image taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State group's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark jihadists flag

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.

byEdwin Mora26 Feb 2018, 9:04 AM PST0

Public sector employees in the Gaza Strip went on strike Monday over unpaid salaries, amid a dispute between the two major Palestinian factions.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 6:45 AM PST0

n this Sunday, May 4, 2014 photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land in Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. Fast-growing Gulf carrier Etihad Airways says it and Alitalia have reached a deal in principle for the United Arab Emirates-based airline to buy a 49 percent stake in the struggling Italian airline. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Israel warned 30 countries about specific terror threats in the course of 2017, Israel Economy Minister Eli Cohen has claimed.

bySimon Kent26 Feb 2018, 6:17 AM PST0

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Contents: New book documenting China’s infiltration into Australia overcomes Chinese threats; New Zealand investigates attacks on author of report on China’s infiltration into New Zealand; Hamilton’s book ‘Silent Invasion’ describes China’s infiltration into Australia

byJohn J. Xenakis26 Feb 2018, 6:01 AM PST0

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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.

byDeborah Danan26 Feb 2018, 6:01 AM PST0

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.

byAaron Klein26 Feb 2018, 5:40 AM PST0

Israeli policemen remove the barrier tape at the scene where police said a Jewish man was stabbed with a screwdriver in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Tur on August 11, 2016 A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded a young Jewish man in Jerusalem before fleeing, in what Israeli police said was a suspected 'terrorist' attack. / AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 3:51 AM PST0

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

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.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 2:38 AM PST0

A Syrian girl holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a make-shift hospital following a reported gas attack on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on January 22, 2018. At least 21 cases of suffocation, including children, were reported in Syria in a town in eastern Ghouta, a beleaguered rebel enclave east of Damascus, an NGO accusing the regime of carrying out a new chemical attack said. Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, the government of Bashar al-Assad has been repeatedly accused by UN investigators of using chlorine gas or sarin gas in sometimes lethal chemical attacks. / AFP PHOTO / HASAN MOHAMED (Photo credit should read HASAN MOHAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 12:59 AM PST0

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.

byFrances Martel25 Feb 2018, 3:27 PM PST0

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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.

byAli Waked25 Feb 2018, 3:23 PM PST0

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi forces launched a major push on February 19 to recapture the west of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, retaking the airport and then advancing north. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byAli Waked25 Feb 2018, 3:22 PM PST0

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at a joint news conference held after their meeting in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. The two leaders agreed to keep enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea until it rids itself of nuclear weapons while pledging to address the billowing U.S. trade deficit with China. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

Contents: As North Korea’s ‘charm offensive’ fades, decision time for military action approaches; New Trump administration sanctions target companies trading with North Korea; China angrily demands that the US retract the new North Korea sanctions

byJohn J. Xenakis25 Feb 2018, 8:03 AM PST0

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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.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:39 AM PST0

Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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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.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 6:38 AM PST0

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.

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.

bySimon Kent25 Feb 2018, 3:23 AM PST0

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Amid pressure from Israel and rising tensions between the two states, Poland will freeze its new controversial Holocaust law.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 1:33 AM PST0

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn North Korea's latest missile test, but with no new sanctions resolution imminent the US may take unilateral steps

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.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 1:22 AM PST0

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 a man watches Russian military jets performing in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia. The Russian military says major war games, the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, set for next month will not threaten anyone. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

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.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 12:52 AM PST0

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.

byAaron Klein24 Feb 2018, 8:47 PM PST0

Mark Geist

Mark “Oz” Geist spoke eloquently on a panel about the challenge U.S. military members face transitioning from the battlefield to the workforce.

byPenny Starr24 Feb 2018, 5:26 PM PST0

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the U.S. is imposing the toughest sanctions ever put in place against North Korea.

byPenny Starr24 Feb 2018, 2:43 PM PST0

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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.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Mourners, including his mother (C), carry the body of Qassem Abu Ouda, a Palestinian who was shot dead following reported attacks on Israelis, during his funeral on March 15, 2016 in the West Bank town of Hebron. Three Palestinians, Qassem Abu Ouda, 30, and Amir Juneidi, 22, from Hebron, and Yousef Taraya, 18, from the nearby village of Bani Naim, carried out two attacks on March 14, 2016 -- a shooting and a car-ramming -- on Israelis at the entrance of Kiryat Arba (near Hebron) before they were shot dead, the Israeli army said. / AFP / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Muezzin, Ibrahim Goban recites the call to prayer from the steps inside a minaret at Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque on December 8, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blue Mosque, one of Turkey's most visited tourist sites, will undergo the most extensive renovations since being built. The renovations are expected to begin in 2017 and take approximately three and a half years to complete. The project will see work done to the mosques tiles, main dome, outer marble layers, all minarets and a refurbishment of the underground drainage system. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

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.

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.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, Dec. 6, and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. His decision could have deep repercussions across the region. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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.’

byJohn J. Xenakis24 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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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

byChris Tomlinson24 Feb 2018, 3:49 AM PST0

CPAC 2018: Frank Gaffney

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.

byEdwin Mora23 Feb 2018, 10:01 PM PST0

Nicholas Young, D.C. Metro Cop Sentenced for Islamic State Support

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.

byIan Mason23 Feb 2018, 8:25 PM PST0

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