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Contents: Muslim vs Catholic violence surges again in CAR capital city Bangui; Angry protesters bring corpses to MINUSCA headquarters in Bangui; The self-defense group The Force gets revenge; Central African Republic crisis civil war continues

byJohn J. Xenakis6 May 2018, 7:29 PM PDT0

Civil rights leader Tamika Mallory, right, with her god-mother Hazel Dukes, left, NAACP New York State Conference president, prepare to hold a press conference, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017, in New York. Mallory, who helped organize the Women's March on Washington, has accused an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination in kicking her off a flight. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

TEL AVIV – The Womens March leader who was lambasted for supporting virulently antisemitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was in Israel on a tour last week with the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights.

byDeborah Danan6 May 2018, 4:06 PM 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.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Taiwan on Sunday thanked the White House for standing up to China, after Beijing recently threatened U.S. airlines to change the way they listed Taiwan on their websites.

byKristina Wong6 May 2018, 6:48 AM PDT0

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a suicide attack in Jalalabad on November 23, 2017. A suicide bomber struck at a crowd of people in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on November 23 killing at least eight, officials said, in an attack that underscored worsening security. The bomber approached the crowd of dozens on foot in provincial capital Jalalabad as they were demonstrating in support of a local police commander who had been sacked and calling for his reinstatement, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said. / AFP PHOTO / Noorullah SHIRZADA (Photo credit should read NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 12 people and wounded 33, officials said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 6:40 AM PDT0

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The oldest and smallest standing army in the world, the Vatican Swiss Guard, is getting a partial wardrobe makeover, with new 3D-printed PVC helmets to replace their traditional metal headgear.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.6 May 2018, 6:09 AM PDT0

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Israeli military aircraft struck a Hamas site in the northern Gaza Strip used as a launching pad for incendiary kites Saturday night, the military said Sunday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 4:57 AM PDT0

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TEL AVIV – Footage of Palestinian protesters faking injuries and using children as human shields in border riots was released by the IDF Saturday night.

byDeborah Danan6 May 2018, 4:48 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV – A video of 50 IDF soldiers in uniform singing a well-known love song in Persian has gone viral on Iranian social media.

byDeborah Danan6 May 2018, 4:45 AM PDT0

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Members of the U.N. Security Council vote on the third draft resolution to create a new inquiry to find blame for the chemical weapons attack last week in Douma, Syria during a United Nations Security Council meeting regarding the situation in Syria, April 10, 2018 in New York City. All three resolutions failed to pass. On Tuesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced their inspectors will travel to the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria to investigate reports of a chemical weapons attack that killed as a many as 60 people and injured hundreds. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

BERLIN — Germany has said it will stand up for Israels interests and security if it wins a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 2:14 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 is warning President Donald Trump that pulling America out of the nuclear deal with world powers would be a “historic regret.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 2:05 AM PDT0

A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli border police officers during clashes in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, March 31, 2018. Israel's chief military spokesman says if violence drags on along the Gaza border, Israel will expand its reaction to strike the militants behind it. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Dozens of Palestinians broke into the Gaza side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing between Israel and the Hamas-run Strip on Friday evening, setting fire to the gas pipeline that supplies fuel to the Strip, the army said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 1:40 AM PDT0

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Over 20,000 migrants have travelled to Europe by sea in the first 122 days of 2018, according to the UN Migration Agency.

byJack Montgomery6 May 2018, 1:27 AM PDT0

A Palestinian video aired on Al Jazeera over the weekend shows demonstrators at Fridays Gaza border protests breaching the border and entering Israeli territory unchallenged.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 1:24 AM PDT0

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An explosion in the central Gaza strip on Saturday killed at least six members of Hamas military.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 12:56 AM PDT0

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: U2's Bono listens in as Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd talks about aid for HIV sufferers at the Sydney Opera House on November 28, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Marco Del Grande-Pool/Getty Images)

The popular Irish rock band U2 tweeted their support for legalizing abortion in Ireland on Tuesday and received a tidal wave of reactions from pro-life fans dismayed with the groups support of killing the unborn.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.6 May 2018, 12:28 AM PDT0

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Unknown assailants destroyed several Jewish headstones in a cemetery in a southwestern suburb of Athens, Greek police said Saturday, announcing they would launch an investigation.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 12:25 AM PDT0

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CAIRO — Egyptian police have arrested an atheist blogger who was previously detained for promoting his views, a rights lawyer said on Saturday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem6 May 2018, 12:12 AM PDT0

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The Vatican has denied reports that it entered into an agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia to build Christian churches in the country.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.5 May 2018, 1:04 PM PDT0

Dario Edoardo Vigano, Vatican's prefect of the Secretariat for Communications and Director of Vatican Television Center, attends a press conference, on April 29, 2016 in Rome. / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The former communications director for the Vatican who was forced to resign after his office digitally altered a photo has delivered a talk on “fake news” at a high-profile conference in Rome.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.5 May 2018, 11:53 AM PDT0

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Contents: Residents of Yemens Socotra island protest UAE military deployment; Rift grows between Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen

byJohn J. Xenakis5 May 2018, 10:39 AM PDT0

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EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker argued Marx should not be judged for the Communist atrocities that took place in his name.

byVirginia Hale5 May 2018, 9:49 AM PDT0

The Boston Globe reported on Friday that former Secretary of State John Kerry has been secretly working with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif to save the Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration has strongly criticized and might renegotiate or cancel within the next two weeks.

byJohn Hayward5 May 2018, 9:31 AM PDT0

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Swedish immigration minister Helene Fritzon said Friday that current immigration levels in the Scandinavian country are nearly “double” what the country can handle, and released a proposal to cut them in the future.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.5 May 2018, 7:16 AM PDT0

London

The hospital in Sadiq Khans London which U.S. President Donald Trump described as a “war zone” following a wave of deadly knife attacks has issued a statement responding to the controversy.

byJack Montgomery5 May 2018, 6:49 AM PDT0

A handout picture provided by the office of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on November 1, 2017 shows him meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran.

Russia stressed that it plans to stand by its ally Tehran in opposing changes to the Iran nuclear deal amid the looming May 12 deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic, a move that could imperil the agreement.

byEdwin Mora5 May 2018, 6:24 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Monday, April 30 2018. Netanyahu says his government has obtained "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents proving the Tehran government once had a nuclear weapons program. Calling it a "great intelligence achievement," Netanyahu said Monday that the documents show that Iran lied about its nuclear ambitions before signing a 2015 deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Intelligence officials from France, the UK and Germany visited Israel in recent days and were briefed on Israeli findings gleaned from a trove of captured Iranian documents on the Islamic republics past nuclear weapons development, Channel 10 news reported.

byBreitbart Jerusalem5 May 2018, 4:19 AM PDT0

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TEL AVIV – A surfeit of Arabic-language newspapers have recently published articles discussing Israels superiority over Arab states, saying Israels strong democratic ethos and its willingness to prosecute its leaders is partly why it the only stable country in the region, a Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) report released this week said.

byDeborah Danan5 May 2018, 4:12 AM PDT0

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President Trump highlighted reports of London looking like a “war zone” amidst surging knife crime, as he defended U.S. gun laws at the National Rifle Association (NRA) conference.

byVirginia Hale5 May 2018, 1:40 AM PDT0

Six of the 200 alt-left Antifa extremists arrested on May 1st in Paris were presented before a court this week, with several of the alleged rioters coming from upper-middle class backgrounds.

byChris Tomlinson5 May 2018, 1:13 AM PDT0

General Robert Neller listens during the Senate Armed Services Committee on Information Surrounding the Marines United Website at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on March 14, 2017

The highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Marine Corps described the American forces in Afghanistan as “Mujahideen” freedom fighters, or Muslim holy warriors, triggering criticism from some analysts.

byEdwin Mora4 May 2018, 2:06 PM PDT0

A member of the Iraqi forces holds the Islamic State group flag upside down in Mosul on July 1, 2017

In an interview with Fox News conducted from a prison run by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces coalition, former ISIS fighter Hamza Nmeie warned that the Islamic States ideology will survive the collapse of the “caliphate” and inspire new groups obsessed with defeating the United States.

byJohn Hayward4 May 2018, 12:50 PM PDT0

China Trade Delegation

Five top Trump administration officials are returning from two days of trade meetings with officials in China, bringing with them the message that the administration needs to give “immediate attention” to changing the U.S.-China trade and investment relationship.

byMichelle Moons4 May 2018, 12:37 PM PDT0

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile early Saturday, April 14, 2018, as part of the military response to Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 7. The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again. (Lt. j.g. Matthew Daniels/U.S. Navy via AP)

China deploys cruise and surface-to-air missiles in South China Sea; Chinas military attacks US pilots in Djibouti with high-grade blinding lasers

byJohn J. Xenakis4 May 2018, 11:51 AM PDT0

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin questioned the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás has threatened an “armed revolution” should he lose this months presidential election.

byBen Kew4 May 2018, 11:23 AM PDT0

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The Afghan governments control of its population has increased one percent since December, from 64 percent to now 65 percent, according to the Special Inspector General on Afghanistan Reconstruction.

byKristina Wong4 May 2018, 11:10 AM PDT0

The Huawei booth is shown at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Defense Department announced on Wednesday it has banned the sale of smartphones made by the Chinese corporations Huawei and ZTE on U.S. military bases, describing them as an “unacceptable risk to the Departments personnel, information, and mission.”

byJohn Hayward4 May 2018, 9:50 AM PDT0

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“The trip is being scheduled,” Trump said. “We now have a date and we have a location. Well be announcing it soon.”

byCharlie Spiering4 May 2018, 9:36 AM PDT0

U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, have lunch with U.S. and South Korean troops at Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday dismissed a New York Times story about plans for a troop drawdown in South Korea as “utter nonsense.” The Pentagon also said the report is “false,” and President Donald Trump stated that a troop withdrawal is “not on the table.”

byJohn Hayward4 May 2018, 9:02 AM PDT0

President Donald Trump ridiculed special counsel Robert Muellers investigators looking for possible charges of obstruction of justice, calling such accusations “nonsense.”

byCharlie Spiering4 May 2018, 8:08 AM PDT0

Dead Sea Scrolls

Previously unseen Dead Sea Scroll fragments, which had been stored in cigar boxes since archaeologists unearthed them in the 1950s, were identified and unveiled at an international conference on Tuesday in honor of the 70th anniversary of the scrolls discovery in Jerusalem.

byBreitbart Jerusalem4 May 2018, 6:25 AM PDT0

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The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat released its first ever annual report this week, in which it held up its “Gender Action Plan” as a key to increasing the participation of women in responding to global warming.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.4 May 2018, 6:10 AM PDT0

U.S. Marines from III-Marine Expeditionary Force from Okinawa, Japan, run on the snow to attend a joint military winter exercise with South Korean marines in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. More than 400 marines from the two countries participated in the Dec. 4-22 joint winter exercise in South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton dismissed a New York Times story reporting that President Donald Trump was exploring the option of reducing the amount of troops in South Korea.

byCharlie Spiering4 May 2018, 5:54 AM PDT0

A flower sticks next to the writing 'Jedem das Seine' (literally: To each his own) at the gate of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Weimar, where ceremonies were held 15 April 2007 to mark the 62nd anniversary of the camp's liberation. US army units liberated 21,000 survivors here on 11 April 1945. AFP PHOTO DDP/JENS-ULRICH KOCH GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JENS-ULRICH KOCH/AFP/Getty Images)

MUNICH, Germany — Diethild Heubel pulls a precious document from a binder: a yellowed decades-old letter, neatly handwritten by her father, a German soldier taken prisoner at the end of World War II.

byBreitbart Jerusalem4 May 2018, 5:43 AM PDT0

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DJERBA, Tunisia — Thousands of people participated in an annual Jewish pilgrimage to Tunisias famed Ghriba synagogue, which ended Thursday night without incident under heavy security.

byBreitbart Jerusalem4 May 2018, 4:48 AM PDT0

FILE - In this undated file photo a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system is on display in an undisclosed location in Russia. President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, June 4, 2013, that Russia hasnt yet fulfilled a contract to send sophisticated S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria to avoid tilting the balance of power in the region.(AP Photo, File)

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman sought assurances from Russia on Thursday that its advanced missile defense systems wont be used against Israeli jets over Syria, and he called on Moscow to condemn Iran for its repeated threats against the Jewish state.

byBreitbart Jerusalem4 May 2018, 4:11 AM PDT0

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