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The regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad announced Monday that it had awarded North Korean Ambassador to Damascus, Jang Myong Ho, Syrias “Order of Merit of Excellent Degree” in honor of his work to bring Assad deeper in the orbit of dictator Kim Jong-un.

byFrances Martel30 Apr 2018, 11:59 AM PDT0

Donald Trump, Angela Merkel

“Its a hotbed, and were going to to be stopping that,” Trump said, referring to the ongoing terrorist activity in the region.

byCharlie Spiering30 Apr 2018, 11:39 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 ruling regime blasted the “unholy partnership” between the United States and Saudi Arabia on Monday, arguing it will bring “further instability, war, extremism and an arms race in the Middle East.”

byBen Kew30 Apr 2018, 11:32 AM PDT0

President Rodrigo Duterte (C with outgoing police chief Ronald dela Rosa L) has overseen a bloody anti-drug war that has killed more than 4,000 people

The office of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte published a list of over 200 elected officials in the country accused of ties to drug trafficking organizations on Monday, urging the public not to vote for them in upcoming elections.

byFrances Martel30 Apr 2018, 11:25 AM PDT0

Netanyahu and Iran files (Jack Guez / AFP / Getty)

U.S. intelligence reportedly confirmed that tens of thousands of files seized by Israel from Iran that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, document Irans covert nuclear weapons program are “authentic.”

byJoel B. Pollak30 Apr 2018, 11:07 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV — In a dramatic press conference here aimed at the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday unveiled a cache of secret files he says were obtained from inside a hidden Iranian site and clearly demonstrate that Tehran maintained a secret nuclear weapons program despite declarations to the contrary.

byAaron Klein30 Apr 2018, 10:44 AM PDT0

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North Korean state media reported Monday that dictator Kim Jong-un has proposed changing North Koreas time zone to align with South Korea as it was for decades before Kim chose to move the time up by half an hour as a symbolic gesture against Japan.

byFrances Martel30 Apr 2018, 10:16 AM PDT0

Migrants

Greece is being “overwhelmed” by illegal migrants surging across its land border with Turkey, with a local mayor warning the situation is “on the verge of spinning out of control”.

byJack Montgomery30 Apr 2018, 10:08 AM PDT0

A series of missile strikes hit Syrian military bases near Hama and Aleppo on Sunday night. According to both Syrian media and the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, several dozen people representing forces loyal to the regime of Bashar Assad were killed, including a number of Iranians.

byJohn Hayward30 Apr 2018, 10:02 AM PDT0

Abbas Araghchi

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi indicated on Monday that Iran is preparing to withdraw from the nuclear deal crafted by President Barack Obama. The move comes just hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to deliver an address reports claim will reveal that Iran has violated the deal.

byJohn Hayward30 Apr 2018, 9:47 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump (R) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in attend a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 7, 2017. Trump's marathon Asia tour moves to South Korea, another key ally in the struggle with nuclear-armed North Korea, but one with deep reservations about the US president's strategy for dealing with the crisis. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KIM HONG-JI (Photo credit should read KIM HONG-JI/AFP/Getty Images)

South Koreas executive Blue House confirmed on Monday that President Moon Jae-in said U.S. President Donald Trump “should win the Nobel Peace Prize” for his efforts in Korea.

byJohn Hayward30 Apr 2018, 8:40 AM PDT0

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement after eight days of conflict resulting in the deaths of over 140 Palestinians, five Israelis and many hundreds injured. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Defense and political sources told Russia and the United States, following Irans threats to react against attacks on their assets in Syria overnight, that if Iran attacks Israel from Syria, either itself or through its proxy Hezbollah, Jerusalem will not hold back and will respond forcefully, targeting Iranian soil.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 8:09 AM PDT0

In this picture released by the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km (540 miles) east of Tehran, Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Irans top leader said Monday the United States is pushing Saudi Arabia into a war against Iran.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 7:59 AM PDT0

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is warning that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit

TEL AVIV – In a staggering development that caused witnesses to “literally fall of their chairs,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman slammed the Palestinian leadership for missing every opportunity for peace with Israel for decades, saying they should either resume negotiations or “shut up,” according to multiple witnesses at a meeting between the crown prince and Jewish leaders in New York.

byDeborah Danan30 Apr 2018, 7:54 AM PDT0

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: Actress/writer Roseanne Barr arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr at Hollywood Palladium on August 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – Jewish actor and comedian Roseanne Barr said Sunday that she personally thanked President Donald Trump for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel and added that she wanted to move to Israel.

byDeborah Danan30 Apr 2018, 7:51 AM PDT0

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, celebrates with his supporters at an election night party in Louisville, Ky.,Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. McConnell won a sixth term in Washington, with his eyes on the larger prize of GOP control of the Senate. The Kentucky Senate race, with McConnell, a 30-year incumbent, fighting off a spirited challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, has been among the most combative and closely watched contests that could determine the balance of power in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnells (R-KY) in-laws have ordered 10 massive cargo ships from the Chinese government since the senators wife Elaine Chao became Secretary of Transportation. The deep financial ties between the Chao familys shipping business Foremost Group and the Chinese regime were first revealed in the #1 New York Times bestseller “Secret Empires.”

byPeter Schweizer and Jacob McLeod30 Apr 2018, 7:10 AM PDT0

Imran Khan

Contents: Pakistans anti-American hope and change candidate Imran Khan runs again; Imran Khan threatens an anti-American and pro-Chinese agenda

byJohn J. Xenakis30 Apr 2018, 6:03 AM PDT0

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during press conference in Amman on April 30, 2018

AMMAN – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up a three-day Middle East trip Monday without having met any Palestinian, but nevertheless urged their leadership to rejoin the peace process.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 3:13 AM PDT0

In two separate incidents, one of which included an attack on Israeli forces, troops opened fire on four Palestinians who tried to enter Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday evening, killing three of them, the army said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 2:54 AM PDT0

The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israels prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

The Iron Dome counter rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) and very short-range air defence system (VSHORADS) has been voted the greatest invention in Israels 70 years of independence.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 1:21 AM PDT0

In this GPO handout, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) meets Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu April 29, 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Haim Zach / GPO via Getty Images)

Newly-sworn in U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Israel Sunday afternoon to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 1:01 AM PDT0

ALEPPO, SYRIA - FEBRUARY 13: Free Syrian Army (FSA) members fight against Daesh terrorists in al-Bab town of Aleppo during the 'Operation Euphrates Shield' in Aleppo, Syria on February 13, 2017. The Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along the Turkish border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets. (Photo by Huseyin Nasir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic State fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the jihadist group.

byBreitbart Jerusalem30 Apr 2018, 12:25 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV — Syrian state television on Sunday reported that “enemy” rocket attacks struck military bases in Hama province and in the Aleppo countryside.

byAaron Klein29 Apr 2018, 4:05 PM PDT0

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced since a ceasefire between the government and the powerful Kachin Independence Army broke down in 2011

Contents: Thousands of ethnic Kachins flee from violence by Burma (Myanmar) army; Burma (Myanmar) appears to be entering a full-scale crisis civil war

byJohn J. Xenakis29 Apr 2018, 1:28 PM PDT0

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The way to diminish the chance of war is by weakening Iran — which means leaving the Iran deal and standing with the Iranian people.

byCaroline Glick29 Apr 2018, 7:47 AM PDT0

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah visits a primary school in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on March 2, 2017. The United Nations raised concerns last month over newly announced demolition plans in the Palestinian Bedouin village that threaten dozens of buildings including a primary school. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – The terror group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, blamed the Palestinian Authority on Saturday for the attempted assassination of the PAs own prime minister Rami Hamdallah in the coastal enclave.

byDeborah Danan29 Apr 2018, 6:29 AM PDT0

The Israel Police opened an investigation Thursday after 10 high school students were killed in a flash flood while on a hike in the Judean Desert.

TEL AVIV – The head of a pre-military academy and an instructor remained in police custody Saturday night over the deaths of 10 teenagers killed during a flash flood during a hike in the Arava region last week, while the guide who led the hike was transferred to house arrest after testifying that she warned against going on the trip.

byDeborah Danan29 Apr 2018, 6:29 AM PDT0

The White House confirmed President Donald Trump would accept the invitation to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un

TEL AVIV – A senior Israeli official said President Donald Trump is now in a better position of minimizing the threat of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East after the leaders of North and South Korea earlier on Friday pledged a “complete denuclearization” of the peninsula.

byDeborah Danan29 Apr 2018, 6:25 AM PDT0

Mike Pompeo: politically canny CIA chief named Trump's top diplomat

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as Americas top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Apr 2018, 2:09 AM PDT0

USA's Frank Aniello Molinaro (R) competes with Iranian Meysam Nasiri (L) during the 65 kg category final match at the World Wrestling Cup Final in the western Iranian Kurdish-majority city of Kermanshah on February 17, 2017. Iran won the tournament in five out of eight weight categories following three days of bouts in Kermanshah. / AFP / TASNIM NEWS / Meghdad MADADI (Photo credit should read MEGHDAD MADADI/AFP/Getty Images)

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Apr 2018, 12:16 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said he 'may' attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect designed to underscore close ties with Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he hosted Monday.Trump warmly welcomed the embattled prime minister to the White House, claiming US-Israel ties had 'never been better' and floating a May trip that would be a major security and diplomatic challenge. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump will unveil his long-gestating peace plan after the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, an Israeli source stated on Saturday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem29 Apr 2018, 12:01 AM PDT0

**FILE** A Taliban militant is seen with an AK- 47 rifle gun, right, as farmers collect resin from poppies in an opium poppy field in Naway district of Helmand province, southwest Afghanistan in a Friday, April 25, 2008 file photo. Drought and anti-drug campaigns helped slash Afghanistan's opium poppy cultivation by 19 percent this year compared to 2007, but the country is still far and away the world's leading source of the heroin-producing crop, the U.N. said Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. (AP Photo, File)

U.S. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan this week urged the Taliban to “turn their bullets and bombs into ballots” and “run for office” in response to the terrorist groups announcement of its spring offensive, which the narco-jihadists say will focus on “crushing, killing and capturing American invaders.”

byEdwin Mora28 Apr 2018, 4:21 PM PDT0

Afghan and US forces have ramped up airstrikes and ground offensives against IS fighters

Contents: Kazakhstan to permit America to use Caspian ports to supply military in Afghanistan; Russia moves to increase dominance over Caspian Sea

byJohn J. Xenakis28 Apr 2018, 9:40 AM PDT0

Migrants

Italian police arrested two North African migrants Friday in connection with four separate violent episodes, including the knife murder of a 22-year-old woman, which took place Thursday night in and around Milan.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.28 Apr 2018, 8:40 AM PDT0

A member of Hamas's armed wing stands guard during a funeral in the Gaza Strip on March 22, 2018

Israeli military aircraft struck six targets in the Gaza Strip Friday night belonging to Hamass naval forces, the army said, in response to “terror acts and the major attempt to infiltrate the border into Israeli territory earlier in the day.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem28 Apr 2018, 3:48 AM PDT0

A Palestinian man walks past a graffiti of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and assassinated Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) deputy leader Khalil al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, in Gaza City on August 6, 2009. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the PLO's former number two, Abu Jihad, in a raid on the movement's Tunis headquarters in 1988, a newspaper reported on November 1, 2012. The report, published in Israel's top-selling Yediot Aharonot, said the operation was planned by the Mossad spy agency and carried out by the Sayeret Matkal elite commando unit. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah party recently marked the 30th anniversary of the death of Abu Jihad, the architect of the first Intifada credited by the PA for the murder of at least 125 Israelis, by calling for more attacks in his honor, naming childrens camps after him and hailing him as a “role model.”

byDeborah Danan28 Apr 2018, 3:40 AM PDT0

In this Jan. 1, 2018 photo, marijuana plants are for sale at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That's according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)

JERUSALEM – Israel spreads drugs in order to destroy Palestinian society, a Palestinian Authority police chief claimed this week.

byDeborah Danan28 Apr 2018, 3:38 AM PDT0

PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 27: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) are in talks during the Inter-Korean Summit on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea. Kim and Moon meet at the border today for the third-ever Inter-Korean summit talks after the 1945 division of the peninsula, and first since 2007 between then President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea and Leader Kim Jong-il of North Korea. (Photo by Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images)

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach assessed the state of peace talks with North Korea on Fridays Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM hosts Alex Marlow and Frances Martel. He acknowledged the necessity of dealing with North Korea to remove the nuclear threat it poses, but was uncomfortable with legitimizing the hideous Kim regime and excusing its crimes.

byJohn Hayward27 Apr 2018, 5:32 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)

Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a military strongman who leads an army that controls most of eastern Libya, returned to his seat of power in the war-ravaged African country following rumors that he was dead this week as he received medical treatment in Paris for about 20 days.

byEdwin Mora27 Apr 2018, 4:12 PM PDT0

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria's visit to the White House follows a scandal that erupted in January 2018 when Trump allegedly branded African nations

Catholic Bishops this week called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for failing to protect Christians from the deadly Muslim terrorist menace at the hands of the Fulani herdsmen gripping the African country.

byEdwin Mora27 Apr 2018, 3:58 PM PDT0

Since coming to power Xi Jinping has presided over sweeping reforms intended to transform China's military into a modern fighting force

China warned Taiwanese separatists through its state media Friday to prepare for further military drills amid increased calls for full independence, warning that the U.S. “cannot protect them.”

byBen Kew27 Apr 2018, 3:46 PM PDT0

China claims almost the whole of the South China Sea -- through which a third of the world's oil passes -- while several other littoral states have competing claims

Professor Clive Hamilton of Australias Charles Sturt University spoke to the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China on Thursday, warning that China is waging a “campaign of psychological warfare” against vital American allies like Australia, using tactics such as “subversion, cyber intrusions, and harassment on the high seas.”

byJohn Hayward27 Apr 2018, 3:25 PM PDT0

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President Donald Trump indicated Friday that he may visit Israel for the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14.

byJoel B. Pollak27 Apr 2018, 2:38 PM PDT0

In September last year, Xi Jinping (R) and Shinzo Abe (L) agreed that they would restart talks to jointly develop resources in the East China Sea

The governments of Japan and China, typically on the opposite sides of most regional political issues, both praised Fridays summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un.

byFrances Martel27 Apr 2018, 2:02 PM PDT0

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Venezuelan politician and alleged drug trafficker, Diosdado Cabello, has lost his lawsuit against newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

byBen Kew27 Apr 2018, 1:23 PM PDT0

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