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The Taliban dismissed Afghan President Ashraf Ghanis U.S.-backed peace offer in a statement issued Tuesday announcing the start of their annual spring offensive, which the terrorists vowed will be “mainly” focused “on crushing, killing and capturing American invaders and their supporters.”

byEdwin Mora25 Apr 2018, 12:35 PM PDT0

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday he is planning to hold a campaign rally in a European city next month ahead of the June elections, despite rules in some countries banning Turkish politicians from campaigning abroad.

byBen Kew25 Apr 2018, 12:11 PM PDT0

Reza Pahlavi

Irans exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi said this week that the mummified remains of a body unearthed in Shahr-e Rey, Tehran, on Monday likely belong to his late grandfather, Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi Dynasty.

byAdelle Nazarian25 Apr 2018, 12:01 PM PDT0

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site In this March 27, 2018 file photo, A man watches a TV screen showing file footages of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Increased activity at a North Korean nuclear site has once again caught the attention of analysts and renewed concerns about the complexities of denuclearization talks as President Donald Trump prepares for a summit with Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Lee Jin man, File)

The Chinese state newspaper Global Times advised the Trump administration in a column on Tuesday that denuclearizing North Korea would be impossible if the United States government was unwilling to pay Pyongyang “attractive rewards” for the move.

byFrances Martel25 Apr 2018, 11:51 AM PDT0

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani gives a speech in the city of Tabriz in the northwestern East-Azerbaijan province on April 25, 2018, during an event commemorating the city as the 2018 capital of Islamic tourism

Irans President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is a businessman and does not know anything about law or politics.

byAdelle Nazarian25 Apr 2018, 11:43 AM PDT0

A blue unified flag of the Koreas that includes Takeshima sits atop the mango mousse to be served at the dinner reception after the Korean summit scheduled for April 27. (Provided by the South Korean Office of the President)

The government of Japan lodged a formal protest on Wednesday against the mango mousse tarts to be served at Fridays summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The Japanese do not appear to have a problem with mango mousse per se; their complaint is that the tasty treats are decorated with a map of the Korean Peninsula that includes a contested island claimed by Japan.

byJohn Hayward25 Apr 2018, 11:37 AM PDT0


TEL AVIV — Russian plans to possibly supply Bashar Assads regime with new air defense systems can only be viewed as defiance of the West and an expression of Moscows willingness to aid Iran in solidifying its military infrastructure in Syria.

byAaron Klein25 Apr 2018, 11:26 AM PDT0

Tens of thousands of Armenians took to the streets of the capital Yerevan to celebrate the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian

Turkeys Foreign Ministry issued a statement Wednesday condemning President Donald Trump for using the term Meds Yeghern (“Great calamity” in Armenian) to describe the Armenian genocide in his statement Tuesday.

byFrances Martel25 Apr 2018, 11:02 AM PDT0

An estimated 150 former Guantánamo Bay prisoners liberated as part of former President Barack Obamas efforts to shut down the U.S. military detention center “risk being killed — or could end up becoming threats themselves,” the New York Times (NYT) acknowledged this week.

byEdwin Mora25 Apr 2018, 10:47 AM PDT0

Zolfaghar missiles (R) are displayed during a rally marking al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Tehran on June 23, 2017. Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State group mingled with the traditional cries of 'Death to Israel' and 'Death to America' at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran today. / AFP PHOTO / Stringer (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – U.S. intelligence is monitoring a series of cargo flights from Iran into Syria that might be carrying weapons systems to be used by Tehran or the Assad regime against Israel, CNN reported Wednesday citing an unnamed U.S. official.

byDeborah Danan25 Apr 2018, 10:08 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual health conference in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced that detention centers for illegal African migrants and asylum seekers would be established following the failure of the governments deportation plan to third countries.

byDeborah Danan25 Apr 2018, 9:03 AM PDT0

Trump has agreed to meet Kim for a historic US-North Korean summit as soon as next month, but Pyongyang has never officially confirmed its offer of denuclearisation talks to the White House

Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper of North Korea, condemned the United States as the “worst human rights abuser” in the world in an editorial Wednesday protesting the State Departments recent report on the status of human rights around the world.

byFrances Martel25 Apr 2018, 9:03 AM PDT0

The mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One remains a highly sensitive issue.

People around the world paused to commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on Tuesday, a remembrance of the more than 1.5 million Armenians who were systematically exterminated between 1915 and 1923 under the Ottoman Empire.

byBen Kew25 Apr 2018, 8:03 AM PDT0

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WASHINGTON, DC — American authorities have determined that cyber-criminals are actively targeting the U.S. government and private businesses “in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors” on behalf of Russia, a top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told lawmakers on Tuesday.

byEdwin Mora25 Apr 2018, 7:13 AM PDT0

Pope Francis, during an address on Wednesday that he packed with references to spiritual warfare, urged Christians to combat the devil and all the forces of evil.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.25 Apr 2018, 6:45 AM PDT0

Contents: DR Congos Joseph Kabila attacks Catholic Church opposition violently; Burundis Nkurunziza uses violence on opposition to his May 17 referendum

byJohn J. Xenakis25 Apr 2018, 6:11 AM PDT0

U.S. President Donald Trump shares a toast with French President Emmanuel Macron during the State Dinner for Macron and Mrs. Brigitte Macron of France during a visit to The White House, April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that included dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn and a joint news conference. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

“On both sides of the ocean, some two years ago, very few would have bet on us being here together today,” Macron remarked during his toast at the State Dinner.

byCharlie Spiering25 Apr 2018, 5:52 AM PDT0

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) described China as Americas primary “long-term strategic adversary” during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak for Breitbart News Tonight.

byRobert Kraychik25 Apr 2018, 2:21 AM PDT0

A UK High Court judge has rejected appeals by the parents of the sick toddler Alfie Evans to fly their son to Rome for treatment, after appeals by Pope Francis and the granting of Italian citizenship to the child.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.25 Apr 2018, 1:47 AM PDT0

Israeli settlers pray at the Western wall against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to remove Jewish settlers from Gaza on April 7, 2005 in Jerusalem, Israel. Israel has signaled that it will be sticking to its plan to extend the largest West Bank settlement to Jerusalem, despite U.S. President George W. Bush's request to halt all Jewish settlement expansion. The controversy threatens to overshadow the upcoming summit between Bush and Sharon in the U.S. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Jews have been advised not to wear their kippah scullcaps in major German cities after another violent assault that targeted a person wearing the traditional Jewish headpiece.

bySimon Kent25 Apr 2018, 1:21 AM PDT0

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United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron with a grand military demonstration on the White House south lawn that featured the firing of cannons and playing of each countrys national anthem.

byMichelle Moons24 Apr 2018, 10:09 PM PDT0

France, Germany, and the EU demand American cooperation on the Iran deal while they try to undermine President Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.

byCaroline Glick24 Apr 2018, 8:59 PM PDT0

Trump, Macron

Presidents Donald Trump of the U.S. and Emmanuel Macron of France didnt deny continued differences on the Iran nuclear deal during a joint press conference at the White House on Tuesday, but they expressed hopes for renegotiating or adding to the Iran JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).

byMichelle Moons24 Apr 2018, 3:38 PM PDT0

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Britain for a meeting of the heads of government of Commonwealth nations

India is “prepared” to force a military stalemate against its rival China if necessary, the Times of India (TOI) quoted an unnamed official as stating this week.

byEdwin Mora24 Apr 2018, 2:58 PM PDT0

An Iranian border guard looks through a pair of binoculars to monitor a border area for drug trafficking activities on July 19, 2011, in Milak, southeastern Iran. The region borders both Aghanistan and Pakistan, and sits on a major trafficking route. The UN office on drugs and crime (UNODC) today praised Iran's anti-narcotics effort, urging other countries to follow its example, as its chief travelled to Tehran for a three-day visit. UNODC director Yury Fedotov also praised the cooperation between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan as part of a 'Triangular Initiative,' which has led to the seizure of several tons of drugs in joint operations. Some 89 percent of global opium seizures and 41 percent of heroin and morphine seizures occur in Iran, according to the UNODC. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Zafar Mahmood Abbasi traveled to Tehran for a meeting on Tuesday with Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari to discuss increasing military cooperation between the two countries, including more joint air, ground, and naval military exercises.

byJohn Hayward24 Apr 2018, 2:44 PM PDT0

Bestselling author John ONeill joined SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour and guest host John Carney on Fridays edition of Breitbart News Tonight to discuss his new book, The Fishermans Tomb: The True Story of the Vaticans Secret Search, which chronicles Pope Paul VIs quest — with the help of a billionaire Texas oilman and an agnostic archaeologist — to find the burial place of the apostle Peter, the first pope.

byRobert Kraychik24 Apr 2018, 2:37 PM PDT0

A senior Iranian official said on Tuesday that Tehran may withdraw from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) if President Donald Trump scraps the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal.

byAdelle Nazarian24 Apr 2018, 2:31 PM PDT0

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Nepalese soldiers working as peacekeepers for the United Nations mission to South Sudan have been accused of raping two teenage girls.

byJohn Hayward24 Apr 2018, 2:19 PM PDT0

The Liaoning has made another passage through the Taiwan Strait

Chinas latest show of naval force occurred on Sunday in the East China Sea, where the aircraft carrier Liaoning led a fleet of undetermined size in live-fire combat drills.

byJohn Hayward24 Apr 2018, 2:05 PM PDT0

For Maduro, the polls are an opportunity to give the lie, to some degree, to allegations of dictatorship at home and abroad levelled at him after forming the Constituent Assembly

Nicolás Maduros socialist dictatorship in Venezuela has overseen a 120 percent increase in the number of political prisoners in the past year, according to the legal aid group Foro Penal.

byBen Kew24 Apr 2018, 1:04 PM PDT0

People hold portraits of Armenian intellectuals - who were detained and deported in 1915 - during a rally on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul on April 24, 2018, held to commemorate the 103nd anniversary of the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. - Armenians say up to 1.5 million people were killed during World War I as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart, a claim supported by many other countries. Turkey fiercely rejects the genocide label, arguing that 300,000 to 500,000 Armenians and at least as many Turks died in civil strife when Armenians rose up against their Ottoman rulers and sided with invading Russian troops. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan remarked on Tuesday that Turkey has an “ethical responsibility to share the historical pain” of the countrys Armenian citizens but again refused to refer to the tragedy as a genocide as he observed the anniversary of the killings.

byAdelle Nazarian24 Apr 2018, 11:44 AM PDT0

Gen. John Nicholson, the top American commander in Afghanistan, speaks to reporters Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Bagram air base north of Kabul, Afghanistan. Nicholson spoke about prospects for peace talks with the Taliban. (AP Photos/Robert Burns)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghanis offer of political recognition and a ceasefire to Taliban narco-terrorists is the “best opportunity to end” the nearly 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, the top commander of American and NATO troops, declared on Monday.

byEdwin Mora24 Apr 2018, 11:26 AM PDT0

Memorials marking the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces in 1915 took place a day after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian resigned

People throughout the world commemorated 103 years since the Armenian genocide on Tuesday. Thousands will march throughout the streets of various cities to honor the 1.5 million lives lost during the 1915 massacre, carried out by Ottoman Turks.

byAdelle Nazarian24 Apr 2018, 11:21 AM PDT0

A woman standing behind a fence holds a portrait of Selahattin Demirtas, a jailed former leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party HDP, as Turkish Kurds gather during the celebration of Nowruz (aka Noruz or Newroz), the Persian calendar New Year, in Istanbul on March 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

The pro-Kurdish, anti-Islamist Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) may run its imprisoned former co-chair, Selahattin Demirtaş, as a candidate against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in elections scheduled for June.

byFrances Martel24 Apr 2018, 10:55 AM PDT0

Critics compare Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, right, and his wife Rosario Murillo to Frank and Claire Underwood, the pitiless first couple from the hit series

Protestors in Nicaragua continued to demand the resignation of leader Daniel Ortega on Tuesday, amid anger over welfare reforms and fears that the country is slowing becoming a socialist dictatorship.

byBen Kew24 Apr 2018, 10:48 AM PDT0

Markets were subdued despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday calling a halt to nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches

Conflicting reports published early this week indicate that North Koreas Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site either remains “fully operational” or simply no longer functions after the nations last nuclear test, but has not been voluntarily shut down.

byFrances Martel24 Apr 2018, 10:43 AM PDT0

Leading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba are heavily criticised for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report by Human Rights Watch

In a report published on Monday, Human Rights Watch excoriated Chinese companies and government agencies for using sexist job advertising to maintain a dramatic imbalance between men and women in the workforce. The report quotes job listings that explicitly state men are required or preferred, plus ads that lure male applicants by promising “goddesses” or “beautiful girls” as co-workers.

byJohn Hayward24 Apr 2018, 10:35 AM PDT0

David Friedman

TEL AVIV – Jerusalem under the sovereignty of Israel is a “model for coexistence” and openness among Judaism, Islam and Christianity, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday.

byDeborah Danan24 Apr 2018, 10:04 AM PDT0

TEHRAN, IRAN - DECEMBER 20: Woman with phone passing in front of an anti-american propoganda slogan depicting statue liberty skeleton on the wall of the united states embassy, central district, tehran, Iran on December 20, 2015 in Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has signaled a willingness to aggressively challenge Iran. Speaking after his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, Mr. Trump said, “Were looking forward to doing something, but it has to be done, and it has to be done strongly. Theyve very much been butchers and we cant allow that to happen.”

byCharlie Spiering24 Apr 2018, 9:51 AM PDT0

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

President Donald Trump revealed he was pleased with negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un ahead of their planned summit.

byCharlie Spiering24 Apr 2018, 9:40 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump (L) and France's President Emmanuel Macron walk to the West Wing of the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump warmly welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the Oval Office on Tuesday, saying that the news reports were correct about their close relationship.

byCharlie Spiering24 Apr 2018, 9:26 AM PDT0

RFA Discussion - Guo Wengui a Chinese billionaire businessman turned political activist

Chinese police held a press conference on Monday in which they claimed twin brothers Chen Zhiyu and Chen Zhiheng forged documents at the behest of dissident billionaire Guo Wengui and leaked them to the Washington Free Beacon, leading to the publication of two stories embarrassing to the Chinese government. Chinese authorities admitted to using “coercive measures against the Chen brothers,” as the state-run Xinhua news service puts it, to obtain elaborate forced confessions.

byJohn Hayward24 Apr 2018, 9:20 AM PDT0

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies

“Youll find out about that. It wont be so easy for them to restart. Theyre not going to be restarting anything. They restart it, theyre going to have big problems, bigger than theyve ever had before,” Trump said.

byCharlie Spiering24 Apr 2018, 8:48 AM PDT0

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Producer Harvey Weinstein and actress Georgina Chapman arrive at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

The Chinese communist regime published a white paper on Tuesday detailing the alleged litany of human rights abuses Americans face, ranging from sexual harassment in Hollywood to the presence of wealthy individuals in politics.

byFrances Martel24 Apr 2018, 8:27 AM PDT0

White House Economic advisor Larry Kudlow reacted to the stock market jitters following Chinas decision to levy tariffs on American products in response to President Donald Trumps tough actions on China.

A group of Republican senators who recently traveled to China are sounding the alarm on what they see as a serious threat to America: unfair Chinese trade practices.

byKristina Wong24 Apr 2018, 7:52 AM PDT0

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