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Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami, who has been linked to Irans narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and designated as a drug trafficking “kingpin” by the United States, “is calling the shots” as the top leader in the chaos-ridden socialist country, an expert told Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM.

byEdwin Mora20 Apr 2018, 10:07 PM PDT0

Students demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the streets of San Cristobal, in the Venezuelan border state of Tachira, close to Colombia, on November 3, 2016. Venezuela's opposition began a tense truce on Wednesday with President Nicolas Maduro, but supporters accused it of betraying them amid warnings the strategy might backfire. With Pope Francis's blessing, Maduro and top opposition leaders have agreed to sit down to Vatican-mediated talks starting November 11, seeking an exit from a nasty political crisis and economic melt-down. But not everyone is on board. / AFP / GEORGE CASTELLANOS (Photo credit should read GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan police attacked patients and doctors protesting outside the countrys Health Ministry in Caracas on Wednesday, marking the latest incident of police brutality in the failed socialist state.

byBen Kew20 Apr 2018, 9:12 PM PDT0

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nations most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident arrested last May 1 for waving an American flag in front of the communist nations May Day procession, remains institutionalized at a mental ward despite not being treated for any disease or charged with a crime.

byFrances Martel20 Apr 2018, 8:34 PM PDT0

Russian military police officers check weapons left behind by members of the Army of Islam group in a factory produced weapons, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday denied allegations that Russia is working with the Syrian government to keep international inspectors away from the chemical weapons attack site in Douma so the evidence can be destroyed.

byJohn Hayward20 Apr 2018, 7:18 PM PDT0

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participate in a ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the second annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing on December 13, 2017. Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a sombre ceremony in Nanjing marking 80 years since the wartime massacre in the city by Japanese troops. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

A survey released by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy on Thursday suggested the vast majority of Taiwanese prefer to maintain the status quo in their uneasy relationship with China, but they are ready to fight if China attempts to impose reunification through military force.

byJohn Hayward20 Apr 2018, 6:35 PM PDT0

KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2018/04/17: Muslim girl holds the candle and poster along with other and takes part in the march against rape. People of different community participate in a candle light march against growing numbers of rape. (Photo by Saikat Paul/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis administration reportedly proposed an amendment to the countrys Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) on Friday that would inflict the death penalty on criminals convicted of raping children under the age of 12.

byEdwin Mora20 Apr 2018, 5:59 PM PDT0

HAVANA, CUBA - APRIL 19: Former Cuban President Raul Castro raises the arm of newly elected Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the National Assembly at Convention Palace on April 19, 2018 in Havana, Cuba Diaz-Canel will be the first non-Castro Cuban president since 1976. Raul Castro steps down after 12 years in power. (AFP Adalberto Roque/Pool/Getty Images )

Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin of China and Russia, respectively, reached out Thursday to the newly appointed head of Cubas National Assembly, Miguel Díaz-Canel, congratulating him on acquiring the title of “president.”

byFrances Martel20 Apr 2018, 5:36 PM PDT0

Sergey Lavrov

In an interview with Russian media on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow warned U.S. forces not to bomb certain areas when it led airstrikes on Syria last week to punish dictator Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons.

byJohn Hayward20 Apr 2018, 3:50 PM PDT0

Various reports in American and South Korean state media Friday evening indicated that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un announced the halt of nuclear and missile tests in his country. The reports did not specify whether the tests would conclude permanently.

byFrances Martel20 Apr 2018, 3:31 PM PDT0

Chinas air force has released a propaganda video showing bomber aircraft patrolling the island as another warning for the countrys democratic government to toe the line with Beijing.

byBen Kew20 Apr 2018, 3:10 PM PDT0

Afghan cash made available in large part by billions in American taxpayer funds served as a “source of hard currency” for Afghanistans neighbor Iran, helping the Islamic Republic weather the storm during the U.S.-backed economic sanctions, according to an American watchdog agency.

byEdwin Mora20 Apr 2018, 2:26 PM PDT0

A week before the scheduled summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, their respective nations established a hotline allowing direct communication between the two leaders. It is the first time the leaders of the two Koreas have been able to communicate directly with each other.

byJohn Hayward20 Apr 2018, 2:05 PM PDT0

Traders will be closely watching Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the Baoa Forum to see if he mentions the trade dispute with the United States

Chinas Communist Party ruler Xi Jinping, meeting with high-level officials on Tuesday, celebrated advances to his totalitarian regimes ambitions to keep political opponents silenced in the name of “national security.”

byFrances Martel20 Apr 2018, 1:11 PM PDT0

Contents: Cubas new president Miguel Díaz-Canel makes delusional promise to continue Socialist revolution; The Socialist delusion in Cuba; Cubas faltering economy and the dual currency problem

byJohn J. Xenakis20 Apr 2018, 7:43 AM PDT0

On four separate occasions, ex-FBI Director James Comey vouched to President Trump for the alleged integrity and professionalism of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, according to Comeys newly-released personal memos.

byAaron Klein20 Apr 2018, 4:53 AM PDT0

Syrian chemical attacks

The Syrian regime remains able to conduct chemical attacks, though only at a limited level, the Pentagon said Thursday following last weeks international cruise missile strikes on chemical targets.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Apr 2018, 4:07 AM PDT0

A Sri Lankan police officer looks on near a demolished illegally built Sri Lankan hotel that was bulldozed in the southern town of Unawatuna on December 13, 2011. Sri Lanka is experiencing a boom in tourism after security forces crushed the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending 37-years of ethnic bloodshed. Tourist arrivals have risen to a record 758,458 from January to November this year, which is 33.1 percent more than the same figures reported in 2010. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Apr 2018, 3:47 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with Kadima party leader Shaul Mofaz at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on May 8, 2012. Netanyahu struck a surprise deal with the opposition Kadima party to form a national unity government, axing plans for a snap election. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday at least six countries were in talks with Israel to move their embassies to Jerusalem. He implored countries to follow the United States and Guatemala in making the move, saying it would advance peace efforts, and promised “preferential treatment” to the first ten embassies relocated to Israels capital.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Apr 2018, 3:16 AM PDT0

HMA Ships Anzac and Hobart perform a replenishment at sea off the east coast of Australia.

Australia has a “perfect right” to sail naval assets through the South China Sea and a recent robust exchange in the disputed waters is symbolic of that fact, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

bySimon Kent20 Apr 2018, 2:28 AM PDT0

Black Swan star Natalie Portman has cancelled her upcoming trip to Israel and rejected the chance to attend an acceptance ceremony hosted by the Genesis Prize Foundation.

Black Swan star Natalie Portman has canceled her upcoming trip to Israel and rejected the chance to attend an acceptance ceremony hosted by the Genesis Prize Foundation.

bySimon Kent20 Apr 2018, 1:30 AM PDT0

(Original Caption) 11/10/1939-Kiel, Germany: One of Germany's undersea commerce raiders is shown, crew lined up on the decks and officers in the conning tower, as it arrived at the German Naval base at Kiel after a cruise. The German caption calls it 'one of our victorius U-boats.'

A submarine long theorized to have transported Nazi officials to South America has finally been found — sunken near Denmark.

byNate Church19 Apr 2018, 10:40 PM PDT0

A picture taken on October 28, 2017, shows a fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walking through an empty rubble-filled street surrounded by damaged buildings in the Syrian city of Raqa. The US-backed SDF took full control of Raqa on October 17, wrapping up an operation that lasted more than four months to capture a city that had been the inner sanctum of IS's now moribund 'caliphate'. Hundreds of thousands of people fled the city since 2014 and by the time the SDF retook it, Raqa had become a ghost town of collapsed buildings. / AFP PHOTO / Delil souleiman (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), in a piece published Thursday, condemned United States-led attacks on the Islamic State in the city of Raqqa that took place nearly one year ago, arguing that Americas intention to remove the terrorist group was a “lie.”

byAdelle Nazarian19 Apr 2018, 8:45 PM PDT0

Russian forces patrol damaged buildings in Douma, Syria on the outskirts of Damascus on April 16, 2018 during an organised media tour after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. The announcement, which represents a key strategic victory for President Bashar al-Assad, came just hours after US-led strikes pounded Syrian government targets in response to a suspected chemical attack on the enclave's main town of Douma. / AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that it has “credible information” Russia and Syria are working together to keep inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from visiting the site of the alleged chemical attack in Douma.

byJohn Hayward19 Apr 2018, 8:15 PM PDT0

An employee assembles a OnePlus X smartphone at the OnePlus manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. OnePlus is part of a crop of upstart Chinese companies that are intensifying competition throughout the industry and crushing profit at established giants such HTC Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A study commissioned by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns that the U.S. federal government is highly vulnerable to espionage or cyber attack due to its dependence on Chinese electronics and computer software.

byJohn Hayward19 Apr 2018, 7:50 PM PDT0

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 13, 2016 -- A Chinese Air Force H-6K bomber flies to the West Pacific, via the Bashi Strait, for a routine combat simulation drill, Sept. 12, 2016. The Chinese Air Force on Monday sent multiple aircraft models, including H-6K bombers, Su-30 fighters, and air tankers, for the drill. The fleet conducted reconnaissance and early warning, sea surface cruising, inflight refueling, and achieved all the drill's targets. (Xinhua/Guo Wei via Getty Images)

Two Chinese H-6K bombers flew around Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon in what the Chinese military described as a “sacred mission” to defend the “beautiful rivers and mountains of the motherland.” Taiwan saw things very differently, denouncing Chinese “military intimidation.”

byJohn Hayward19 Apr 2018, 6:58 PM PDT0

Mohammed Haydar Zammar leaves a mosque in Germany on Oct. 3, 2001. (Knut Mueller/Der Spiegel via AP)

Kurdish forces in Syria announced this week that they have captured a Syrian-born German jihadist linked to 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and other terrorists, Mohammed Haydar Zammar.

byAdelle Nazarian19 Apr 2018, 6:46 PM PDT0

A woman wearing traditional dress from Kachin state in Myanmar sheds a tear as she prays outside St. Mary's Cathedral during a mass led by Pope Francis in Yangon during his last day of a four-day visit on November 30, 2017. Pope Francis on November 30 wrapped up a visit to Myanmar defined by his decision not to address the Rohingya crisis in public, before flying to Bangladesh, where huge numbers of refugees from the Muslim minority languish in refugee camps. / AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Around 2,000 people from the Christian ethnic Kachin community are in need of urgent medical attention after fleeing to the jungle in order to escape clashes between Kachin guerrillas and Myanmars security forces.

byBen Kew19 Apr 2018, 6:34 PM PDT0

General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), arrives to attend a meeting for talks over a political deal to help end Libyas crisis in La Celle-Saint-Cloud near Paris, France, July 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / PHILIPPE WOJAZER (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/Getty Images)

The potential absence of former Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a military strongman who leads the prominent Libyan National Army (LNA), could create a power vacuum and fuel the chaotic conditions that have allowed jihadist groups to remain active in the North African country, according to several experts.

byEdwin Mora19 Apr 2018, 6:03 PM PDT0

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

A jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda has capitalized on the international troops near single-minded focus to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to consolidate its power in northwestern Syria and surface as the last major terrorist group standing in the war-ravaged country.

byEdwin Mora19 Apr 2018, 5:30 PM PDT0

Liviu Dragna, a member of the Romanian ruling party, confirmed in an interview with the Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 on Thursday night that his country would transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. He clarified that the decision was made Wednesday night.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Apr 2018, 2:30 PM PDT0

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be strong favourites to win elections now set for June 24

WASHINGTON, DC — The Islamist ruling party of Turkey has established a policy of persecuting indigenous Christian, Yazidi, and Jewish communities in the country, an expert on Turkish minority groups declared on Wednesday.

byEdwin Mora19 Apr 2018, 1:44 PM PDT0

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno talks during a news conference about the kidnapped journalists of Ecuador's El Comercio, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Moreno said it is highly likely that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia were killed and gave their captors 12 hours to demonstrate they remain alive before he orders a major military operation against them. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador abruptly announced in an interview Wednesday that his country would cease participating in peace talks between Colombia and the communist guerrilla National Liberation Army (ELN).

byFrances Martel19 Apr 2018, 1:25 PM PDT0

Trump, Kim Jung-un

Michael Malice, author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong-il, discussed President Donald Trumps North Korea strategy with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak during Wednesdays Breitbart News Tonight. Malice described the presidents dual “madman” and “good cop, bad cop” approach as offering “reasons to hope” for human rights improvements in the totalitarian state.

byRobert Kraychik19 Apr 2018, 11:05 AM PDT0

Mike Pompeo, Kim Jong Un

At a joint news conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the United States is “fighting very diligently” to secure the freedom of three Americans held by North Korea.

byJohn Hayward19 Apr 2018, 11:04 AM PDT0

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's president Moon Jae-in are due to meet for a rare summit on April 27

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that North Korea has dropped its long-standing demand for American forces to withdraw completely from the Korean peninsula as a condition for denuclearization.

byJohn Hayward19 Apr 2018, 10:52 AM PDT0

Visitors wait in front of a

Saudi Arabia opened its first movie theater on Wednesday in a historic launch at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, bringing an end to a 35-year ban on cinemas over fears that they distort Islamic morality.

byBen Kew19 Apr 2018, 10:31 AM PDT0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suprised many observers by moving forward the date of Turkey's elections to June this year

Turkeys Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced on Wednesday that it would hold snap parliamentary elections on June 24, expected to reinforce President Recep Tayyip Erdogans control of national policy.

byFrances Martel19 Apr 2018, 10:22 AM PDT0

An image grab taken on April 19, 2015 from a video reportedly released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media, one of the Jihadist platforms used by the militant organisation on the web, purportedly shows men described as Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya kneeling on the ground in front of masked militants before their beheading on a beach at an undisclosed location in Libya. The video released online purportedly shows the executions of 30 Ethiopian Christians captured in Libya, with the footage showing one group of about 12 men being beheaded by militants on a beach and another group of at least 16 being shot in the head in a desert area. AFP PHOTO / HO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remains a “potent” menace in Libya more than a year after U.S.-backed local forces pushed the group out of former stronghold Sirte, experts told a House panel.

byEdwin Mora19 Apr 2018, 10:10 AM PDT0

In his debut speech as the “President” of Cuba on Thursday, Miguel Díaz-Canel, billed as Raúl Castros hand-picked successor, made abundantly clear that Castro would continue to govern the country, telling the National Assembly that Castro “will preside over all major decisions for the present and future of the nation.”

byFrances Martel19 Apr 2018, 8:57 AM PDT0

United Nations vehicles carry the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the U.S., France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. A team of the international chemical weapons watchdog arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus to carry out an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma where opposition activist said more than forty people were killed. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue)

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) “arrived” in Douma, Syria, on Tuesday, but they were not able to enter the town and examine the sites where the Syrian government allegedly deployed chemical weapons.

byJohn Hayward19 Apr 2018, 8:39 AM PDT0

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) joined SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Mondays Breitbart News Tonight, saying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was previously prepared to provide him with “physical proof” that WikiLeaks source for Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails was not the Russian government.

byRobert Kraychik19 Apr 2018, 8:01 AM PDT0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Abbas said Wednesday he will ask the United Nations to endorse Palestinian independence this fall even if negotiations restart with Israel. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed a terrorist immediately upon his release from a 20-year sentence in Israel prison for murder, in an hour-long meeting that focused on Palestinian prisoners.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Apr 2018, 6:53 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the official ceremony for Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers, at the National Memorial Hall for Israel's Fallen, in Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery, Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (Debbie Hill/Pool via AP)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a fiery address at a torch-lighting ceremony marking Israels 70th Independence Day, declared that the Jewish state is becoming a “world power” and said its light will overcome its enemies “darkness.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Apr 2018, 6:06 AM PDT0

Movement for the Salvation of Azawad militants patrol along the Mali-Niger border on February 3, 2018

Contents: Al-Qaeda linked JNIM attacks two peacekeeper camps in Timbuktu, Mali; Canada debates whether theres any point to a peacekeeping force; Thousands of Mali refugees flee into Burkina Faso to escape ethnic violence

byJohn J. Xenakis19 Apr 2018, 6:03 AM PDT0

Site of earthquake near Bushehr, Iran on April 19, 2018. (Screen capture: USGS National Earthquake Information Center)

TEHRAN, Iran — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the countrys sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

byBreitbart Jerusalem19 Apr 2018, 5:49 AM PDT0

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Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami, who has been linked to Irans narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and designated as a drug trafficking “kingpin” by the United States, “is calling the shots” as the top leader in the chaos-ridden socialist country, an expert told Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM.

byEdwin Mora20 Apr 2018, 10:07 PM PDT0

Students demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the streets of San Cristobal, in the Venezuelan border state of Tachira, close to Colombia, on November 3, 2016. Venezuela's opposition began a tense truce on Wednesday with President Nicolas Maduro, but supporters accused it of betraying them amid warnings the strategy might backfire. With Pope Francis's blessing, Maduro and top opposition leaders have agreed to sit down to Vatican-mediated talks starting November 11, seeking an exit from a nasty political crisis and economic melt-down. But not everyone is on board. / AFP / GEORGE CASTELLANOS (Photo credit should read GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan police attacked patients and doctors protesting outside the countrys Health Ministry in Caracas on Wednesday, marking the latest incident of police brutality in the failed socialist state.

byBen Kew20 Apr 2018, 9:12 PM PDT0

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nations most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident arrested last May 1 for waving an American flag in front of the communist nations May Day procession, remains institutionalized at a mental ward despite not being treated for any disease or charged with a crime.

byFrances Martel20 Apr 2018, 8:34 PM PDT0

Russian military police officers check weapons left behind by members of the Army of Islam group in a factory produced weapons, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is Read More »

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