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The Israeli military said Saturday night that it destroyed a Hamas tunnel mere meters away from Israeli territory, hitting the underground structure with a number of airstrikes.

by Breitbart Jerusalem12 May 2018, 11:36 AM PDT0

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Contents: Climate change activists struggle to replace US climate change money; China backs out of its climate change commitments with bifurcation

by John J. Xenakis12 May 2018, 8:28 AM PDT0

In the inaugural speech of his new parliamentary term, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has promised to create a new “21st-century Christian democracy” and make Hungary one of the top five countries in Europe to live and work by 2030.

by Chris Tomlinson12 May 2018, 5:26 AM 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 – Womens March leader Tamika Mallory blamed President Donald Trumps Muslim travel ban and proposal for a wall on the border with Mexico on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his “oppressive” policies.

by Deborah Danan12 May 2018, 4:01 AM PDT0

The recent attacks on the presidents nominee, Gina Haspel, for the top spot in the CIA due to her involvement in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by our DOD after 9/11 have me confused.

by Eli Crane12 May 2018, 4:00 AM PDT0

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi forces launched a major push on February 19 to recapture the west of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, retaking the airport and then advancing north. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has suffered devastating losses in Iraq and Syria under U.S. President Donald Trump that have decimated the groups territorial caliphate, ultimately squeezing the jihadists into ever-shrinking pockets of land in Syria.

by Edwin Mora11 May 2018, 5:46 PM PDT0

FILE - This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. Al-Baghdadi released a new message late on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, encouraging his followers to keep up the fight for the city of Mosul, which they are defending against Iraqi government forces, the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. organization that monitors militant activity online said Thursday. (Militant video via AP, File)

A top aide to Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is among five senior members of the jihadi group captured in a sting operation by Iraqi authorities backed by the U.S. and Turkey.

by Edwin Mora11 May 2018, 5:17 PM PDT0

North Koreans struggle for basic access to  facilities and more than a quarter of children are stunted due to inadequate nutritious food, the UN says

A study by two British economists this week estimated that the reconstruction of North Korea to bring it into alignment with South Korea in the case of reunification would cost at least $2 trillion, money that South Korea would largely be responsible for.

by Frances Martel11 May 2018, 4:40 PM PDT0

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - MARCH 14: An aerial view of city scape is seen as a Pakistani flag is wawing in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 14, 2018. City staff prepared the city surroundings for being ready for celebrations of 23rd March Pakistan's National Day. Islamabad, being the capital city of Pakistan till 60s, is sectored in grids via trees in clean streets. Pakistan located on the Himalayan foothills and the Margalla Hills. There are many historical and significant places like the Faisal Mosque, Rawal Dam, Damanico Hill. (Photo by Muhammed Semih Ugurlu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The government of Pakistan has announced that it will impose “reciprocal” restrictions on the travel of U.S. diplomats after the Trump administration implemented similar measures.

by Ben Kew11 May 2018, 4:10 PM PDT0

Police patrol a village in Hotan prefecture, in China's western Xinjiang region, where surveillance affects every aspect of daily life

Police in the Chinese town of Aojiang have been criticized for a novel anti-drug campaign in which officers spray-paint accusations on the homes of suspected traffickers. Officers literally brand suspects by using a stencil and paint to write “Drug-Dealing Family” on their homes.

by John Hayward11 May 2018, 3:40 PM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, praised President Donald Trump's highly contentious decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, during a meeting at the White House

President Donald Trump will address approximately 800 U.S. and Israeli dignitaries at the ceremonial opening for the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem by video on Monday.

by Adelle Nazarian11 May 2018, 3:18 PM PDT0

Pompeo, Kim

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly told North Korean officials on Monday that the United States will help the communist country with its economy if it is willing to dismantle its illegal nuclear weapons program.

by Adelle Nazarian11 May 2018, 3:00 PM PDT0

Mahathir Mohamad's opposition alliance ended the six-decade hold on power of the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition

Wednesdays elections in Malaysia stunned observers by sweeping in the very first opposition party government since it became an independent country in 1957. The new prime minister, Mahathir bin Mohamad remembers 1957 quite well, as he is currently 92 years old, becoming the worlds oldest serving prime minister when he assumed his duties on Friday. In addition to shaking up the Malaysian political scene, Mahathirs victory may also jeopardize huge infrastructure deals with China that are part of Beijings vast “One Belt, One Road” trade initiative.

by John Hayward11 May 2018, 2:07 PM PDT0

The Iranian regime orchestrated a series of anti-American protests in response to President Donald Trumps decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal and featured supporters throughout the Islamic Republic who gathered after Fridays prayers.

by Adelle Nazarian11 May 2018, 12:17 PM PDT0

Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is one of several high-profile Philippine critics who have found themselves targeted

The Supreme Court of the Philippines expelled a judge on Thursday branded an “enemy” by President Rodrigo Duterte.

by Ben Kew11 May 2018, 12:10 PM PDT0

Under the pretrial agreement, the detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, 39, will spend at least three and a half more years at Guantánamo before he is sentenced, and then would most likely be transferred to Saudi Arabia to serve out the remainder of that term.

U.S. Donald Trumps administration waived a recent Pentagon policy to allow an admitted al-Qaeda terrorist to take his artwork with him when released to Saudi Arabia from the American military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba early this month.

by Edwin Mora11 May 2018, 11:46 AM PDT0

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, for a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, on May 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Shaikh Mohammad is on a two-day visit to the U.S. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trumps State Department will reportedly announce a new trade agreement with United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, scoring a victory in a trade dispute over UAEs subsidizing its two state-owned airlines to the detriment of U.S. airlines and workers.

by Ken Klukowski11 May 2018, 11:29 AM PDT0

U.S. Navy file photo of USS Chafee (DDG 90), Feb. 2012

Brett Decker, author of the 2011 book Bowing to Beijing: How Barack Obama Is Hastening Americas Decline and Ushering a Century of Chinese Domination, warned on Breitbart News Sunday that recent U.S. Navy mishaps could be the result of China or other adversaries testing new weapons designed to interfere with advanced electronic systems.

by John Hayward11 May 2018, 10:53 AM PDT0

The last five of Pyongyang's six nuclear tests have all been carried out at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site under Mount Mantap, in the north-west of the country, seen in this image acquired on September 1, 2017, and courtesy of www.Planet.com

A group of international scientists published a study on Thursday concluding that Mount Mantap, the location of North Koreas nuclear test site, has sunk at least half a meter (1.6 feet) and widened by 3.5 meters (11.4 feet) in the aftermath of the nations latest nuclear test in September.

by Frances Martel11 May 2018, 10:47 AM PDT0

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

In an extensive interview published Thursday covering his ties to Iran, accusations of chemical weapons use, and a potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad referred to the U.S. military as “terrorists,” alongside the Turkish and Saudi armies.

by Frances Martel11 May 2018, 10:32 AM PDT0

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Friday that he would attempt to save the nuclear deal through diplomacy after President Donald Trump announced U.S. withdrawal this week. If that effort fails, he threatened that Iran would resume enriching weapons-grade nuclear material on an “industrial scale.”

by John Hayward11 May 2018, 10:17 AM PDT0

Iranian Arab Minority Protests in Ahvaz, Iran, March 29, 2018

A series of new protests could occur throughout Iran if millions of citizens feel empowered by President Donald Trumps decision to reimpose sanctions on Irans Central Bank and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday, effectively withdrawing the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal.

by Adelle Nazarian11 May 2018, 10:09 AM PDT0

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad said in an interview Thursday with Greek newspaper Kathimerini that he is not interested in meeting President Donald Trump to discuss an end to the civil war in his country because Trump has no real power in the United States.

by Frances Martel11 May 2018, 8:16 AM PDT0

Christian Zionist John Hagee of CUFI (Gali Tibbon / AFP / Getty)

JERUSALEM, Israel — Pastor John Hagee, founder and national director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that President Donald Trump had earned “political immortality” by moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

by Joel B. Pollak11 May 2018, 7:26 AM PDT0

Israeli Merkava tanks roll near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza.

TEL AVIV — The next few days may well be the most challenging and fateful period that Israels security establishment has contended with for decades. Not since the Six Day War or the Yom Kippur War has the Jewish state been confronted with such direct threats on its borders.

by Aaron Klein11 May 2018, 6:33 AM PDT0

Contents: Turkey tightens grip on Syrias Afrin, and continues to threaten Manbij; Israel-Iran missile barrages in Syria take a pause on Thursday

by John J. Xenakis11 May 2018, 5:55 AM PDT0

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

In both the Iran deal and Jerusalem, the U.S. and Israel stand together, unapologetically, against the fearful tide of world opinion.

by Joel B. Pollak11 May 2018, 5:50 AM PDT0

US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Tehran in the follow-up to President Donald Trumps withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, that if it harms Israel, the American military will respond.

by Adelle Nazarian11 May 2018, 5:46 AM PDT0

The Israeli military released a series of images Friday it said showed the extent of damage to Iranian intelligence installations in Syria targeted during a massive aerial bombardment just 24 hours earlier.

by Simon Kent11 May 2018, 4:19 AM PDT0

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, top, speaks during a Friday Prayers ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies Friday, "Al-Quds Day," the Arabic name for Jerusalem Day, in support of the Palestinians, while Ahmadinejad said Israel's continued existence was an "insult to human dignity. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

TEHRAN – Iran on Friday condemned Israels air raids in Syria, saying they had been launched on “invented pretexts”.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 2:53 AM PDT0

BEIRUT – United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon said Friday they were keeping a close eye on the southern border with Israel, but the area was “quiet” after strikes on suspected Iranian positions in Syria.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 2:27 AM PDT0

This frame grab from video provided on Wednesday, May, 9, 2018 by Syria News, shows people standing in front of flames rising after an attack on an area known to have numerous Syrian army military bases, in Kisweh, south of Damascus, Syria on Tuesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the missiles targeted depots and rocket launchers that likely belonged to Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard in Kisweh, killing nine people. (Syria News, via AP)

During two pre-dawn hours, Israeli F-15 and F-16 fighter jets evaded “dozens of missiles” and dropped “many dozens” of bombs on over 50 Iranian targets throughout Syria as the Israel air force carried out an extensive campaign, dubbed “Operation House of Cards,” to try and destroy Irans military presence in the country.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 12:47 AM PDT0

Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a meeting with the heads of local regional councils, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10 and pre-election polls show Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said Iran had “crossed a red line” with its missile barrage directed at Israel on Wednesday night, and that the IDF “reacted accordingly” by striking over 50 Iranian targets in Syria in response.

by Breitbart Jerusalem11 May 2018, 12:15 AM PDT0

Andrew Brunson, who ran a church in the western city of Izmir, was detained by the Turkish authorities in October 2016

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, two U.S. Secretaries of State, and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) pressed Turkish officials this week to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been in prison since October 2017 for allegedly aiding terrorists.

by Penny Starr10 May 2018, 8:44 PM PDT0

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Sam Brownback, the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom, joined faith leaders, activists, experts, and laymen at a summit on Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge U.S.-based Christians to stop ignoring the plight of fellow followers of Christ brutally persecuted overseas.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 8:17 PM PDT0

christians in the middle east

The future of Christianity overseas looks “bleak” if U.S.-based Christians continue to ignore the persecution of their spiritual brothers and sisters in places like the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Frank Gaffney, the president of the Center for Security Policy think tank, suggested on Thursday.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 8:08 PM PDT0

Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, center, with Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert S. Karem, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, right, chief of staff, U.S. Africa Command, and lead investigating officer, brief members of the media at the Pentagon, Thursday, May 10, 2018. The Pentagon said multiple failures are to blame for the Niger ambush that killed four U.S. service members last October, citing insufficient training and preparation as well as the teams deliberate decision to go after a high-level Islamic State group insurgent without proper command approval. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Pentagon on Thursday released its final report on the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. troops on October 4, 2017. The report cited “systemic issues” including insufficient training and confusion about mission objectives, specifically the decision by the team to pursue a high-value Islamic State target without obtaining proper command approval.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 7:49 PM PDT0

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North Korean state media warned America against “stupid behavior” in a piece Thursday after claiming that the U.S. has boasted of the efficacy of economic sanctions.

by Ben Kew10 May 2018, 7:20 PM PDT0

IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group has spearheaded a major offensive that began on June 9, 2014 and has since overrun all of Iraq's northern Nineveh province. AFP PHOTO / HO / AL-FURQAN MEDIA

Cross-border sting operations carried out by Iraqi and American intelligence officials led to the capture of five high-ranking Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists found hiding in Syria, including a top aide to the groups chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi, authorities in Iraq revealed Thursday.

by Edwin Mora10 May 2018, 6:55 PM PDT0

Save the 8th Ireland

“Where is the evidence that our electoral integrity has been compromised?” Uí Bhriain continued. “Was it because the polls are tightening? Was it because it looks like this referendum – which is absolutely supported by the media establishment and political establishment – is going to be rejected by the people?”

by Dr. Susan Berry10 May 2018, 6:43 PM PDT0

Passengers use smartphones while riding on a subway train in Shanghai, China, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. A number of economic indicators show 'stabilized and stronger growth' and the momentum of a 6.9 percent expansion in the first six months of 2017 'may continue in the second half,' Peoples Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan said. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Stung by criticism of Chinas disturbing new “social credit system,” the state-run Global Times responded on Wednesday that such a system is necessary to fight corruption among its huge population.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 6:37 PM PDT0

Venezuela is pumping less oil, giving other producers breathing space

Venezuelas state oil company Petroleum of Venezuela (PDSVA) is facing a lawsuit in the United States for failing to pay $25 million owed to Canadian energy contractor SNC-Lavalin.

by Ben Kew10 May 2018, 6:18 PM PDT0

US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and his wife Melania Trump (R) walk down the stairs with US detainees Tony Kim (2nd L), Kim Dong-chul (bottom L) and Kim Hak-song (C) upon their return after they were freed by North Korea, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on May 10, 2018. - US President Donald Trump greeted the three US citizens released by North Korea at the air base near Washington early on May 10, underscoring a much needed diplomatic win and a stepping stone to a historic summit with Kim Jong Un. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Reuters cited half a dozen experts on Wednesday who said the three prisoners freed by North Korea could suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), experiencing symptoms from “anxiety, depression, irritability, and anger” as a result of their ordeal.

by John Hayward10 May 2018, 5:59 PM PDT0

TEHRAN, IRAN - JANUARY 23 : Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) pose during a meeting at Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran on January 23, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Chinas state-run Global Times newspaper claimed in a piece Wednesday that Washingtons decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, “will tarnish the reputation of the superpower” and said America is an “unpredictable superpower” that “looks increasingly likely to do something silly.”

by Adelle Nazarian10 May 2018, 5:38 PM PDT0

After an eight-year American Apology Tour ground to a disastrous halt, President Trump is piece by piece dismantling Mr. Obamas diplomatic legacy around the globe.

by Charles Hurt10 May 2018, 4:02 PM PDT0

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The Israeli military said Saturday night that it destroyed a Hamas tunnel mere meters away from Israeli territory, hitting the underground structure with a number of airstrikes.

by Breitbart Jerusalem12 May 2018, 11:36 AM PDT0

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Contents: Climate change activists struggle to replace US climate change money; China backs out of its climate change commitments with bifurcation

by John J. Xenakis12 May 2018, 8:28 AM PDT0

In the inaugural speech of his new parliamentary term, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has promised to create a new “21st-century Christian democracy” and make Hungary one of the top five countries in Europe to live and work by 2030.

by Chris Tomlinson12 May 2018, 5:26 AM 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) Read More »

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