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The Philippines is reportedly looking to lodge a protest against Chinas alleged presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea.

byAdelle Nazarian18 Apr 2018, 6:04 PM PDT0

One of China's most popular online communities for Muslims has been shuttered after posting a petition asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to stop his

The Trump administration and some lawmakers are reportedly considering using a law targeting human rights abusers to impose sanctions on Chinese officials involved in the oppression of Muslims in western Xinjiang province.

byEdwin Mora18 Apr 2018, 4:38 PM PDT0

If Vladimir Putin wins a fourth term in Sunday's Russian presidential election, that would take him to nearly quarter a century in power

Valentina Matviyenko, speaker for the Russian Federation Council (i.e. the upper house of the Russian parliament) declared at a press conference on Wednesday that Russias response to the latest round of sanctions will be “precise, painful, and without question sensitive for exactly those countries that imposed them on Russia.”

byJohn Hayward18 Apr 2018, 2:40 PM PDT0

American internet and social media companies have launched a crackdown on neo-Nazi and white supremacist material on their sites, sparking warnings that the web's grand promise of free speech is on the rocks.

Chief Minister Biplab Deb of Tripura state in India closed out his first month in office with a speech at a computerization workshop on Monday in which he claimed India invented the Internet about 3,000 years ago.

byJohn Hayward18 Apr 2018, 1:32 PM PDT0

Newly re-elected president Yoweri Museveni, in power since three decades, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at his country house in Rwakitura, about 275 kilometres west of the capital Kampala on February 21, 2016.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has warned his citizens against the practice of fellatio, pointing out that the “mouth is for eating” rather than sexual activity.

byBen Kew18 Apr 2018, 12:47 PM PDT0

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Tehran on February 11, 2018

During a ceremony held to celebrate National Army Day in Iran on Wednesday, Irans President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic will “produce or procure any weapons” that it needs to defend itself.

byAdelle Nazarian18 Apr 2018, 12:35 PM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. President Donald Trumps administration finds the expanding cooperation in Syria between U.S. NATO ally Turkey and Russia “gravely concerning,” a top Department of State (DOS) warned lawmakers.

byEdwin Mora18 Apr 2018, 12:20 PM PDT0

Xi Jingping, Kim Jong Un

An anonymous “official with knowledge of the discussions” told CNN on Wednesday that the head of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, is planning his first official visit to Pyongyang.

byJohn Hayward18 Apr 2018, 11:41 AM PDT0

Intruders seize the symbol of authority of the upper house of Parliament, the mace, in the Senate, Nigeria, April 18, 2018. (Twitter/TVC News)

A meeting in Nigerias National Assembly plenary was disrupted after a group of men stormed the building and stole the chambers mace – a large, ceremonial club.

byBen Kew18 Apr 2018, 11:33 AM PDT0

Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews a naval parade Thursday in the South China Sea.

Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute and author of Bully of Asia: Why Chinas Dream Is the New Threat to World Order, told SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Tuesdays Breitbart News Tonight that China could “choke off trade” and “control access” to a critical maritime trade route if allowed to control the South China Sea.

byRobert Kraychik18 Apr 2018, 11:05 AM PDT0

Mike Pompeo, Kim Jong Un

North Koreas state media outlets, which have remained largely silent on talks for an in-person meeting between communist dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, did not disclose on Wednesday the news that CIA Director Mike Pompeo met Kim personally in Pyongyang.

byFrances Martel18 Apr 2018, 10:31 AM PDT0

In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, a man takes a photo of a TV news program in Tokyo, showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The U.S. intelligence agencies assessments of the size of North Koreas nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and defend itself and allies in the region. The secrecy of North Korea's nuclear program, the underground nature of its test explosions and the location of its uranium-enrichment activity has made it historically difficult to assess its capabilities. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Both North and South Korea have agreed to live broadcast a meeting between Presidents Moon Jae-in and communist dictator Kim Jong-un, one that may finally bring the Korean War to an official end.

byBen Kew18 Apr 2018, 10:23 AM PDT0

Concern has grown over the threat posed by weapons that rely on machine intelligence in deciding what to kill

China, which is working hard to develop AI-powered killing machines, has suddenly called for them to be banned.

bySteven Mosher18 Apr 2018, 10:14 AM PDT0

The European Union (EU) should keep the door open for Turkey and its Islamist leader to join the bloc, Germanys EU minister has insisted.

byLiam Deacon18 Apr 2018, 10:12 AM PDT0

Freed Dapchi schoolgirls wait to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has vowed to do 'everything in our power to bring Leah back safely'

Nigerian officials failed to confirm or deny news this week that nearly 100 girls had died in captivity as the nation observed four years since Boko Haram abducted over 200 girls from the northeastern village of Chibok.

byFrances Martel18 Apr 2018, 10:09 AM PDT0

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to members of the audience while appearing at an NBC Town Hall at the Today Show on April 21, 2016 in New York City. The GOP front runner appeared with his wife and family and took questions from audience members. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rep. Thomas Massie said President Donald Trumps original instincts were correct about Syria, that America should not get involved, and “we should get out of Syria.”

bySean Moran18 Apr 2018, 10:04 AM PDT0

President Donald Trump says the US could re-enter the TPP if it could get a 'better' deal, a major U-turn after leaving the Pacific trade pact last year

President Donald Trump promised his administration would continue to be “very tough” of the communist regime of Cuba and its Venezuelan proxy in an exclusive Spanish-language interview with Univisión during his visit to Hialeah, Florida, on Monday.

byFrances Martel18 Apr 2018, 9:46 AM PDT0

Sensitive data about the F-35, the US' latest generation of fighter jets, was among the information hacked, reports said

TEL AVIV – Israel is “fully capable” of striking Iran, a former Israel Air Force pilot who was part of the team that destroyed Iraqs nuclear reactor in 1981 told The Jerusalem Post, amid increased tensions between the two countries.

byDeborah Danan18 Apr 2018, 9:44 AM PDT0

Sweden

(POLITICO) STOCKHOLM — Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks.

byBreitbart London18 Apr 2018, 9:34 AM PDT0

Arab diplomats have condemned Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, whose members are seen here in October 2016 during Ashura commemorations in southern Beirut

WASHINGTON, DC — Iran has “converted and radicalized thousands of Latin Americans” throughout the years by dispatching imams to the region and establishing mosques and “cultural centers” that Hezbollah used as recruiting tools, an expert on the Islamic Republic indicated while testifying before a House panel.

byEdwin Mora18 Apr 2018, 8:00 AM PDT0

A military truck carrying Shalamcheh missiles drives past the presidential rostrum during the annual Army Day military parade on April 18, 2014 in Tehran. On the right is a portrait of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

TEL AVIV — As Israelis here prepare to celebrate the countries 70th anniversary starting at sundown tonight, the Israel Defense Forces is on high alert for the possibility of direct Iranian retaliation for a reported Israeli strike in Syria that targeted an Iran-operated airbase.

byAaron Klein18 Apr 2018, 6:38 AM PDT0

Students learning to cast out demons were told to expect Muslims among their future clients at a week-long course on exorcism in Rome this week.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.18 Apr 2018, 6:14 AM PDT0

Contents: Leader of Armenias non-violent velvet revolution threatens to paralyze the country; Brief generational history of Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan

byJohn J. Xenakis18 Apr 2018, 6:10 AM PDT0

laser

The European Union, long-promoted as a peace project by supporters, is seeking to create a laser weapon which can disintegrate human heads.

byJack Montgomery18 Apr 2018, 5:54 AM PDT0

Susan Rice, former National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama, said she approved of President Donald Trumps decision to inflict a military strike on Syria after a chemical weapons attack on civilians.

byPenny Starr18 Apr 2018, 5:49 AM PDT0

Islam

President Donald Trump confirmed reports that CIA director Mike Pompeo met secretly with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

byCharlie Spiering18 Apr 2018, 5:02 AM PDT0

An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet launches anti-missile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, on June 30, 2016. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

An alleged Israeli strike on an air base in central Syria on April 9 targeted a soon-to-be-deployed Iranian advanced air defense system and a drone hangar, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem18 Apr 2018, 4:42 AM PDT0

The father of little Alfie Evans met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Wednesday and pleaded with him to help save his son, who has been sentenced to be euthanized against his parents wishes.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.18 Apr 2018, 4:18 AM PDT0

In his most powerful statement to date, Pope Francis has urged authorities to spare the lives of two disabled persons due to be euthanized, Vincent Lambert in France and Alfie Evans in the UK.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.18 Apr 2018, 4:03 AM PDT0

attack

The Israeli military on Tuesday evening said it fired tank shells at a Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip, after gunmen opened fire at Israeli troops operating near the border.

byBreitbart Jerusalem18 Apr 2018, 2:58 AM PDT0

syria civil war

Beirut – Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in Damascus controlled by the Islamic State group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said Wednesday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem18 Apr 2018, 1:37 AM PDT0

Saudi women attend the 'Short Film Competition 2' festival on October 20, 2017, at King Fahad Culture Center in Riyadh. The rare movie night this week in Riyadh was a precursor to what is expected to be a formal lifting of the kingdom's ban on cinemas, long vilified as vulgar and sinful by religious hardliners. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)

Riyadh – Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month.

byBreitbart Jerusalem18 Apr 2018, 12:17 AM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC — Rival terrorist groups Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and Irans Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are capitalizing on the security vacuum created by deteriorating security conditions in Yemen to expand their influence, a top Pentagon official cautioned lawmakers.

byEdwin Mora17 Apr 2018, 4:51 PM PDT0

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked jihadists in northern Afghanistan reportedly decapitated a 14-year-old child for providing nourishment to members of the countrys U.S.-backed security forces.

byEdwin Mora17 Apr 2018, 4:39 PM PDT0

United Nations (U.N.) Deputy Ambassador Jon Lerner has deep ties to not only his longtime colleague and boss, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, but also Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the failed “Never Trump” movement, and the pro-mass immigration billionaire GOP mega-donors the Koch brothers.

byJohn Binder and Kristina Wong17 Apr 2018, 4:20 PM PDT0

President Donald Trump  gestures as he speaks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last year upon his arrival for a luncheon in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday for two days of meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump.

byJohn Hayward17 Apr 2018, 4:16 PM PDT0

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe

“The background of this change is Donalds unwavering conviction, as well as the determination that you demonstrated in addressing the issue of North Korea,” Abe told Trump. “So your stance made it possible to achieve this major change.”

byCharlie Spiering17 Apr 2018, 4:16 PM PDT0

Nikki Haley

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took a swift shot at chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday afternoon, after he commented on her Sunday claim that the U.S. Treasury Department would sanction Russia by Monday afternoon.

byMichelle Moons17 Apr 2018, 4:07 PM PDT0

A new study shows China and South Korea most prepared for deployment of 5G, or fifth generation wireless networks, followed by the United States and Japan

A new report from telecommunications research firm Analysys Mason judges the United States to be in third place for the race to establish a nationwide 5G wireless network, lagging behind China and South Korea but just ahead of Japan.

byJohn Hayward17 Apr 2018, 3:21 PM PDT0

Venezuela is pumping less oil, giving other producers breathing space

Thousands of Venezuelan workers quit the countrys state-run oil company Petroleum of Venezuela (PDSVA) following the installation of Major General Manuel Quevedo as its head this month.

byBen Kew17 Apr 2018, 2:51 PM PDT0

larry Kudlow, nikki-haley

UN ambassador Nikki Haley may have suffered “momentary confusion” on Sunday when she incorrectly announced that the U.S. Treasury Department would further sanction Russia, chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow told CNN on Tuesday.

byMichelle Moons17 Apr 2018, 2:35 PM PDT0

Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un and President of the United States Donald Trump

“That will be taking place probably in early June or a little before that, assuming things go well,” Trump said. “Its possible things wont go well and we wont have the meetings and well just continue to go along this very strong path that weve taken.”

byCharlie Spiering17 Apr 2018, 2:11 PM PDT0

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Duterte has announced Manila would quit the ICC over its preliminary inquiry launched last month into allegations his crackdown on narcotics amounts to crimes against humanity

A 71-year-old Australian nun was arrested in the Philippines on Tuesday for “engaging in political activities,” another indication that Rodrigo Dutertes administration is cracking down on political dissidents.

byBen Kew17 Apr 2018, 1:23 PM PDT0

In this picture taken on Thursday, March 29, 2018, U.S. troop's humvee passes vehicles of fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, at Halawanji village, north of Manbij town, Syria. The front line has grown more tense in recent days as Turkey threatens to advance on the town to clear it of the U.S-backed fighters. U.S troops have increased their patrols in the area, local commanders say, to prevent an outbreak of fighting and to prevent Turkey from advancing on Manbij. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is trying to assemble an Arab force “to replace” the U.S. military presence in Syria and help bring stability to the war-ravaged country and the region, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) learned from unnamed American officials.

byEdwin Mora17 Apr 2018, 12:51 PM PDT0

Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, on the right in this 2017 file photo, is expected to be selected Thursday to succeed President Raul Castro, left, ending nearly 60 years of rule by Castro and his older brother Fidel

International news outlets were abuzz Tuesday with the news that the Cuban General Assembly, the nations legislature, will vote a new president in to replace Raúl Castro, leaving the head of state running only the Communist Party.

byFrances Martel17 Apr 2018, 12:45 PM PDT0

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