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Tensions between Colombians and Venezuelan refugees on the border of the two nations are growing as locals fear the migrants will leave them jobless in their hometowns.

byBen Kew27 Feb 2018, 8:15 PM PST0

China's President Xi Jinping waves after attending the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese sponsored Vietnam-China Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi on November 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM (Photo credit should read KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Freedom of speech is tenuous at best in China, but censors are cracking down especially hard on criticism of President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power, particularly his effort to remove term limits so he can rule indefinitely.

byJohn Hayward27 Feb 2018, 7:55 PM PST0

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) take part in a welcoming ceremony on January 23, 2016 in the capital Tehran.

China is seeking to enhance its military posture in the Middle East, where Beijing is pursuing deeper cooperation with state sponsor of terror Iran, the chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) cautioned lawmakers Tuesday.

byEdwin Mora27 Feb 2018, 7:33 PM PST0

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a journalist's question during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP), a website produced by U.S. government-funded Voice of America News and Radio Free Europe, has published leaked audio recordings it claims to be of Russian mercenaries complaining about their humiliating defeat at the hands of American forces in Syria.

byJohn Hayward27 Feb 2018, 6:53 PM PST0

In this photo released by the Iranian Presidency Office, President Hassan Rouhani, left, speaks as he is accompanied by the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi during his visit to the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the port city of Bushehr, southern Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno)

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is on his way to London for meetings with the government of Saudi Arabia on nuclear energy. The Saudis are interested in civilian nuclear power and also in using talks with the United States to push for tighter controls on Iran’s nuclear program.

byJohn Hayward27 Feb 2018, 6:33 PM PST0

My Stealthy Freedom photograph: This woman hung her scarf on a stick and waved it in the air in protest to compulsory hijab

Iranian police have warned that women have who been detained for peacefully protesting Iran’s compulsory, or mandatory, hijab could face up to ten years in prison.

byAdelle Nazarian27 Feb 2018, 6:11 PM PST0

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves as he arrives to address members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in an offensive to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of the city of Afrin. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Increasingly isolated in Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Algeria Tuesday for a whirlwind five-day tour of Africa intended to boost his economy and raise the diplomatic profile of his country tarnished by an ongoing invasion of Syria and repeated failures to prevent terror attacks in urban tourist centers.

byFrances Martel27 Feb 2018, 5:50 PM PST0

AFRIN, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 23: Turkish soldiers carry rockets, produced with local means, as they make preparations to hit PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Deash terror group targets with them via missile batteries, can launch 40 rockets in 80 seconds with 40 kilometers long range even bad weather conditions, on the border line within the 'Operation Olive Branch' launched in Syria's Afrin, on February 23, 2018. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 in Syrias northwestern Afrin region; the aim of the operation is to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as to eliminate PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terror groups, and protect the Syrian people from the oppression and cruelty of terrorists. (Photo by Soner Kilinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The U.S. military denies having a “direct relationship” with members of a Kurdish militia under attack from Turkey in Syria’s Afrin region despite acknowledging they have “familial ties” to the very same Kurds who helped the U.S.-led coalition bring the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to its knees in the region.

byEdwin Mora27 Feb 2018, 5:31 PM PST0

Soldiers Cover Faces

Washington (AFP) – An envelope containing an “unknown substance” was opened at a US base near Washington on Tuesday, leaving 11 people sick, including military personnel, officials said.

byBreitbart News27 Feb 2018, 4:17 PM PST0

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TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Donald Trump is “worthy of all praise” for his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in May and it was “only a matter of time” before other countries follow suit.

byDeborah Danan27 Feb 2018, 2:55 PM PST0

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (L) and newly appointed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly follow US President Donald Trump to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House August 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported on August 3 -- an important step toward potential criminal charges. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump could order security clearance for Kushner, but said he would leave the decision to Kelly.

byCharlie Spiering27 Feb 2018, 1:23 PM PST0

Julius Malema (Mujahid Safodien / AFP / Getty)

South Africa’s National Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation, fulfilling the wishes of radicals and black nationalists, but raising fears for the fate of the country’s white minority, as well as the future of its agricultural sector.

byJoel B. Pollak27 Feb 2018, 12:00 PM PST0

Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano demanded “fairness” from a highly critical UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, asserting that President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drug crime was necessary to “save lives” and “make our people safe and secure from all threats, terrorism, corruption and criminality.”

byFrances Martel27 Feb 2018, 11:58 AM PST0

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks to media, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. Yun told reporters he has expressed hope that Pyongyang would accept Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s diplomatic offer of unconditional talks, although the White House has contradicted the overture. (AP Photo/ Krit Phromsakla Nasakolnakorn)

A top U.S. diplomat to North Korea has unexpectedly announced his retirement days after President Donald Trump expressed a willingness to open talks with the rogue communist state.

byBen Kew27 Feb 2018, 11:25 AM PST0

Human rights advocates urged President Donald Trump this week to bring a case before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on behalf of the four Americans killed while rescuing Cuban refugees in 1996, shot down in what the U.S. Congress has deemed an act of terrorism.

byFrances Martel27 Feb 2018, 9:01 AM PST0

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a protest against the Israeli police raid on Jerusalem's al-Aksa mosque in Khan Yunis. (photo credit:REUTERS)

TEL AVIV — Hamas security forces have stepped up their pursuit of Islamic State operatives and supporters as well as other Salafist jihadists in the Gaza Strip, even while a Hamas delegation is visiting in Egypt led by politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh, a senior Gaza jihadist affiliated with IS ideology told Breitbart Jerusalem.

byAli Waked27 Feb 2018, 8:28 AM PST0

Backdropped by a mosque minaret Palestinians watch the funeral of Mohammed Al Amma, 17, in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, Saturday, June 28, 2008. Al Amma was shot and killed by Israel troops during clashes in the village early Saturday morning, Palestinian medical sources said. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian Authority’s religion ministry has stopped the work of Muhammad Abahreh, the preacher of the biggest mosque of Jenin in the northern West Bank, after he accused the leadership of the PA of treachery against the Palestinians in his sermon last Friday.

byAli Waked27 Feb 2018, 8:28 AM PST0

Former Air Force General and CIA Chief: Military Would Disobey Orders from Donald Trump

Former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden handled the latest shifting of goalposts for the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory industry in an interview posted on Tuesday. Hayden conceded that “collusion” between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign cannot yet be proven, so he lowered the bar to “convergence,” a far more nebulous accusation that requires no proof whatsoever.

byJohn Hayward27 Feb 2018, 8:11 AM PST0

Christian worshippers queue to visit the Tomb of Christ, where according to Christian belief the body of Jesus was laid after his death, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Jerusalem's Old City, on March 23, 2016.

In a sharply worded statement Monday, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien announced the closing of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to protest what he called Jerusalem’s “systematic campaign against the churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land.”

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.27 Feb 2018, 7:58 AM PST0

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, is greeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin during the arrival ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

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 lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow.

byAaron Klein27 Feb 2018, 7:01 AM PST0

Contents: From missile strikes and bombings to cholera, war-torn Yemen deteriorates; Saudi Arabia sacks its top tier of military commanders

byJohn J. Xenakis27 Feb 2018, 5:56 AM PST0

Doctors and nurses take care of a baby at the Bambino Gesu hospital on March 23, 2012 in Rome. The Bambino Gesu hospital is specialized in the treatment of children coming not only from Rome or Italy, but also from European neighbouring countries. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

Italian media are in an uproar over a direct request from Pope Francis to one of the largest American Catholic charities to bail out a woefully mismanaged Italian hospital to the tune of $25 million.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.27 Feb 2018, 4:34 AM PST0

The church bell embossed with a swastika and the text: 'Everything for the Fatherland Adolf Hitler' in the Jakobskirche village church pictured on June 13, 2017 in Herxheim, Germany. For 82 years the 1930s-era church bell, cast when Germany was ruled by Adolf Hitler, hung in the 1,000-year-old church tower without attracting much notice until a local newspaper reported on its existence. Now the village residents are struggling to figure out what to do with it. Some, including the mayor, claim replacing it would be too expensive and removing the text and swastika would distort the bell's ring, while others, including the church organist, are appalled and are demanding something be done. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

BERLIN – A German village has decided to keep a contentious Nazi-era church bell that bears a swastika and the words “All for the Fatherland – Adolf Hitler”, arguing it serves as a reminder of the country’s dark past.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 4:21 AM PST0

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Aid workers sent to conflict zones representing the United Nations and international charities routinely sexually assault the very people they are sent to help, a former aid worker has claimed.

bySimon Kent27 Feb 2018, 3:23 AM PST0

Syrians run for cover following a reported barrel-bomb attack by pro-government forces on the Dharat Awad neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 20, 2014. In three years, more than 150,000 people have been killed and nearly half the country's population have fled their homes. AFP PHOTO / TAMER AL-HALABI (Photo credit should read TAMER AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Given the enormous death toll of the ongoing war in Syria, it is easy to overlook—or fail to attribute importance to—the psychological well-being of those who have endured. But the severe trauma faced by so many Syrians has left an entire generation with intangible scars. It is an issue that, somewhat counter-intuitively, Syria’s arch-enemy, Israel, is addressing.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 2:30 AM 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)

A Russia-ordered “humanitarian pause” has gone into effect to allow civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, giving a brief respite to the residents of the besieged area that has been under intense attack by the Syrian government for weeks.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 2:17 AM PST0

A grassroots Catholic crusade for a day of a rosary prayer for the future of Great Britain has gained the support of key prelates, following on similar initiatives in Poland, Ireland and Italy.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.27 Feb 2018, 1:51 AM PST0

Salman, Mohammed bin Salman

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi King Salman on Monday replaced top military commanders including the chief of staff, state media said, in a major shake-up of the kingdom’s defense establishment.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 1:39 AM PST0

TODDINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 19: A brown rat seen entering the lorry park on October 19, 2016 in Toddington, England. There is a massive infestation of Brown rats at the Toddington Services on the M1 motorway. The Brown rat (rattus norvegicus) is the carrier of many diseases including leptospirosis and Weil's disease. The rats appear to live in the boundary between the service station and the lorry park and feed on what the lorry drivers throw out for them. The ground behind the lorries is strewn with everything from discarded paper to food stuffs. The toilets are just 100m away and there are bins all around the site. The place smells and is like a latrine with drivers peeing all around their vehicles. In general the site is clean and tidy apart from this area. Stand still for a moment and the rats appear in broad daylight, often several at a time gorging on the free food. PHOTOGRAPH BY Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 (Photo credit should read Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

Venezuelan prisoners are eating rats and pigeons as a means of survival as food supplies continue to dissipate in the failed socialist state, according to a report published this weekend.

byBen Kew26 Feb 2018, 10:53 PM PST0

Xi Jinping, China's president, waits to greet Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, ahead of their bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. May is leading the largest business delegation her government has ever taken overseas as she seeks to put her Brexit troubles aside and make progress on boosting U.K. trade. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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

Macron and Trump

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

Moon Jae-in, Kim Yo Jong, Kim Yong Nam

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

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