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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told those attending an event hosted by the Organization of Iranian American Communities at the National Press Club on Wednesday that President Donald Trump changed American foreign policy with one tweet in support of protests taking place in Iran.

byPenny Starr28 Feb 2018, 6:30 PM PST0

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) military police members demonstrate with their flags and others bearing the portrait of Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan in the Kurdish town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern part of Hassakah province on February 24, 2018, denouncing the Turkish military operation against YPG forces in the northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin. / AFP PHOTO / Delil souleiman (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC — The American military’s refusal to support the Kurds in their fight against Turkey in northern Syria’s Afrin region is likely to push them to join the Iranian- and Russian-backed Bashar al-Assad coalition, according to an analyst who recently traveled to the Middle East as part of a United States military delegation and a former U.S. ambassador.

byEdwin Mora28 Feb 2018, 6:15 PM PST0

Pyongyang, North Korea - Photo taken on Oct. 10, 2010, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (L) and Kim Jong Un (R), a son of Jong Il, reviewing a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers Party of Korea in Pyongyang. North Korea announced Dec. 19, 2011, through its official Korean Central News Agency that Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17, 2011, at the age of 69. (Photo by Kyodo News via Getty Images)

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il reportedly applied for Western visas using Brazilian passports back in the 1990’s.

byBen Kew28 Feb 2018, 5:56 PM PST0

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting tree nursery No. 122 of the Korean People's Army at an undisclosed location. / AFP / KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)

A panel of United Nations experts convened to examine North Korea’s evasion of sanctions has established a link between North Korea and Syria’s chemical weapons program.

byJohn Hayward28 Feb 2018, 5:22 PM PST0

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko have played down reports of luxury holidays costing tens of thousands, saying their families footed the bill

Protesters who support Ukraine’s populist Movement of New Forces claimed this week that the nation’s top prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko lunged at their protest tent Monday night brandishing an ax.

byFrances Martel28 Feb 2018, 5:06 PM PST0

China's Vice President Xi Jinping unveils the plaque at the opening of Australia's first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 20, 2010. The Confucius Institute will promote the study of Chinese culture and language with a focus on Chinese Medicine - one of the world's oldest and longest standing healthcare systems, tracing back more than 2,500 years. Xi is on a five-day visit to Australia. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

As if Communist China’s frenzy to suppress criticism of Xi Jinping’s bid for a lifetime in office wasn’t weird enough already, users of the Twitter-like Weibo social media platform report that the letter “N” was briefly classified as an “illegal” search term.

byJohn Hayward28 Feb 2018, 4:14 PM PST0

Henri Falcon

Henri Falcón – a former governor, Hugo Chávez supporter, and the leader of the “Progressive Advance” party – has announced his candidacy in the illegitimate Venezuelan presidential election scheduled for April 22.

byFrances Martel28 Feb 2018, 3:09 PM PST0

This Dec. 8, 2017, photo provided by the National Aviary shows a female Linnaeus' two-toed sloth born Aug. 21, 2017, named Vivien after

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro shared a video of him on Monday rescuing a “disoriented” sloth that had reportedly gotten lost, angering many following the worst humanitarian crisis in the nation’s history. “This story has a happy ending,” Maduro wrote on

byBen Kew28 Feb 2018, 2:45 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)

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper published an outraged column Wednesday condemning Western free media for criticizing the Communist Party’s move to do away with term limits on the Chinese presidency, effectively securing Xi Jinping’s total control of the state indefinitely.

byFrances Martel28 Feb 2018, 2:31 PM PST0

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) said he would not tolerate separatism, while Justin Trudeau has been at pains to quash perceptions in India that his Canada is a safe have for Sikh extremists

The Indian government is responding angrily to allegations from a senior Canadian official that rogue Indian officials tried to sabotage Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the country by arranging the controversial dinner invitation for a businessman with a background in Sikh separatist terrorism.

byJohn Hayward28 Feb 2018, 2:05 PM PST0

Venezuela's starving dogs

The newspaper El Nacional highlights a growing stray dog problem plaguing the streets of Venezuela’s cities this week, triggered by impoverished residents unable to afford dog food and vaccines releasing their animals into the wild.

byFrances Martel28 Feb 2018, 1:26 PM PST0

DACA

NEW YORK — One little noticed takeaway from a Washington Post article claiming four foreign countries have “privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner” is that U.S. intelligence agencies are apparently spying on Israeli officials.

byAaron Klein28 Feb 2018, 12:53 PM PST0

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, 2017 in Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. China held on Sunday its first Army Day parade one day before the 90th birthday of PLA. (Photo by Cui Nan/CHINA NEWS SERVICE/VCG via Getty Images)

Communist China is seeking to expand its military and political influence across Latin America, warns the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) think-tank in a new report, echoing the U.S. armed forces.

byEdwin Mora28 Feb 2018, 11:40 AM PST0

US President Donald Trump (L) has a delicate relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, with whom he has claimed a

China has signaled significant changes to its top diplomatic lineup due to growing tensions with the Trump administration over trade issues and intellectual property theft. The changes also appear consistent with President Xi Jinping’s effort to consolidate power by installing friends and loyalists in important positions.

byJohn Hayward28 Feb 2018, 11:11 AM PST0

Saudi Arabia unveiled its new F-15SA Eagle aircraft made by US manufacturer Boeing at a ceremony and air show in the Saudi Arabia

The commander of United States Central Command said Tuesday that the U.S. was authorized to provide military support to Saudi Arabia in its war against Houthi rebels in Yemen under a bilateral agreement governing logistics sales.

byKristina Wong28 Feb 2018, 11:02 AM PST0

A river turning red caused panic in Lebanon’s city of Zahle after photos of the mysterious dye went viral of social media.

TEL AVIV – People were panicked over the weekend when a river in eastern Lebanon suddenly turned a deep red, in what was later said to have been a leak from a local chocolate factory, Lebanese media reported.

byDeborah Danan28 Feb 2018, 8:24 AM PST0

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel would maintain a “zero” tolerance policy for rockets launched from the Gaza Strip and Syria, even if they are infrequent.

byDeborah Danan28 Feb 2018, 7:12 AM PST0

Donald Trump, Melania Trump

Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is to visit the United States from March 19-22, for the first time as heir to the throne, a Saudi government source told AFP on Wednesday.

byBreitbart News28 Feb 2018, 7:12 AM PST0

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Monday that would have placed pressure on Iran by condemning the nation for violating an arms embargo by sending Iranian weapons to Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels.

byAdelle Nazarian28 Feb 2018, 7:02 AM PST0

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speach during a press conference to launch to the market a new oil-backed cryptocurrency called 'Petro', at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, on February 20, 2018. Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. The leftist Caracas government put 38.4 million units of the world's first state-backed digital currency, the Petro, on private pre-sale from the early hours. A total of 100 million Petros will go on sale, with an initial value set at $60, based on the price of a barrel of Venezuelan crude in mid-January. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

A new national cryptocurrency launched by Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime in Venezuela has failed to provide evidence of having raised any money at all.

byBen Kew28 Feb 2018, 6:23 AM PST0

Saudi Arabia has elevated a woman to the Sunni kingdom’s deputy labor minister post as it reshuffles positions within its military and government.

byEdwin Mora28 Feb 2018, 6:20 AM PST0

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with President Bashar al-Assad during his first visit to Syria

Contents: Russia’s ‘humanitarian pause’ in Syria turns into farce on first day; Report: North Korea is selling chemical weapons supplies to Syria; Areas of control in Syria and Iraq

byJohn J. Xenakis28 Feb 2018, 6:08 AM PST0

Israel’s energy minister said this week that the country aims to eliminate the use of coal, gasoline and diesel fuel by 2030.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Feb 2018, 5:52 AM PST0

British Armed Forces

The men and women of the British Armed Forces should follow their U.S. counterparts and be encouraged to wear their uniform while engaging with local communities, a Parliamentary debate has heard.

bySimon Kent28 Feb 2018, 4:36 AM PST0

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 20, 2016. Yemen's civil war has killed some 9,000 people since March 2015 — a third of them civilians, according to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

The United States and three European allies condemned Iran on Tuesday after the United Nations found Tehran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles and drones to Houthi rebels.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Feb 2018, 3:41 AM PST0

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a brief press availability at United Nations headquarters, January 2, 2018 in New York City. She discussed protests in Iran and the North Korea nuclear threat. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday heaped fulsome praise on Honduras for being one of a few countries that backed the controversial US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Feb 2018, 2:18 AM PST0

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry says the United States and China were making a real impact on reducing emissions, but questioned the actions of France and Germany.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will travel to London to discuss nuclear energy with officials from Saudi Arabia on Friday as the Trump administration pursues a deal to build reactors in the kingdom, according to two people familiar with the plans.

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Feb 2018, 1:35 AM PST0

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Just a few hours from Germany, Europe’s largest economy, a Ukrainian soldier is killed every three days defending the territory of his country inside its borders, according to the Trump administration’s special representative to the Ukraine conflict Amb. Kurt Volker.

byKristina Wong28 Feb 2018, 1:17 AM PST0

Representatives of the Catholic Church in Scotland have declared they will oppose a new law prohibiting parents from spanking their children

Representatives of the Catholic Church in Scotland have declared they will oppose a new law prohibiting parents from spanking their children, on the grounds that the state is overstepping its authority by interfering in the way parents choose to discipline their own kids.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.28 Feb 2018, 12:55 AM PST0

CUCUTA, COLOMBIA - FEBRUARY 22: Venezuelans trying to survive and escape from their country crisis, wait for receiving food at a charity churches in Colombian-Venezuelan Border Town, Cucuta, Colombia on February 22, 2018. In the past two months there is a group of Venezuelans sleep on the garbage-strewn streets of Cucuta and get a free meals everyday in charity. Though they are in terrible situation, they have no desire to return home to Venezuela. For them, adapting to life in a new country seems more attractive than the hunger and upheaval in their country. Inflation last year surpassed 2,600 percent, according to opposition lawmakers, and there is severe shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela. (Photo by Juancho Torres/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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)

Polygraph.info, 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

AP Photo

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

Canada's Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer, say they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if they regain power in next year's election

TEL AVIV — The Canadian opposition Conservatives said Monday they would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if they win the election in 2019, adding that they recognize “the obvious fact that Israel, like every other sovereign nation, has a right to determine where its capital is located.”

byDeborah Danan27 Feb 2018, 2:53 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

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