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NEW YORK — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a purported rebuttal to a four-page House Republican memo from earlier this month that alleges abuse of surveillance authority on the part of Obama-era federal agencies.

byAaron Klein24 Feb 2018, 8:47 PM PST0

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Mark “Oz” Geist spoke eloquently on a panel about the challenge U.S. military members face transitioning from the battlefield to the workforce.

byPenny Starr24 Feb 2018, 5:26 PM PST0

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the U.S. is imposing the toughest sanctions ever put in place against North Korea.

byPenny Starr24 Feb 2018, 2:43 PM PST0

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TEL AVIV — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced the Palestinian Authority’s 2018 budget on Monday, which will stand at a total of $5.8 billion.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Mourners, including his mother (C), carry the body of Qassem Abu Ouda, a Palestinian who was shot dead following reported attacks on Israelis, during his funeral on March 15, 2016 in the West Bank town of Hebron. Three Palestinians, Qassem Abu Ouda, 30, and Amir Juneidi, 22, from Hebron, and Yousef Taraya, 18, from the nearby village of Bani Naim, carried out two attacks on March 14, 2016 -- a shooting and a car-ramming -- on Israelis at the entrance of Kiryat Arba (near Hebron) before they were shot dead, the Israeli army said. / AFP / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Hamas has angered the family of a senior Palestinian jihadist after the group told them they would not be allowed to erect a mourning tent on behalf of their relative to receive condolences as is customary in Palestinian society.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Muezzin, Ibrahim Goban recites the call to prayer from the steps inside a minaret at Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque on December 8, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blue Mosque, one of Turkey's most visited tourist sites, will undergo the most extensive renovations since being built. The renovations are expected to begin in 2017 and take approximately three and a half years to complete. The project will see work done to the mosques tiles, main dome, outer marble layers, all minarets and a refurbishment of the underground drainage system. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Saudi investigators and security forces have brought in author and intellectual Muhammad al-Sahami for questioning after he criticized the building of mosques and the calls to prayer through Muezzin loudspeakers.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, Dec. 6, and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. His decision could have deep repercussions across the region. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Contents: US will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem on May 14; State Dept. considers accepting private donations to pay for the embassy; Already furious Palestinians condemn embassy move on ‘Naqba Day’ — ‘Catastrophe Day’

byJohn J. Xenakis24 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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The government of Cyprus has accused the Turkish military of threatening to sink an oil and natural gas exploration vessel doing exploratory work off the Cypriot coast. The vessel, the Saipem 12000 charted by the Italian firm Eni, was previously blockaded by Turkish warships on

byChris Tomlinson24 Feb 2018, 3:49 AM PST0

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The communist People’s Republic of China has been waging “unrestricted war” against the United States as its top financial and cyber adversary, cautioned national security expert Frank Gaffney during a 2018 CPAC event Friday.

byEdwin Mora23 Feb 2018, 10:01 PM PST0

Nicholas Young, D.C. Metro Cop Sentenced for Islamic State Support

Nicholas Young, the disgraced D.C. Metro Transit Police Department officer convicted of providing support for the Islamic State (ISIS) in December, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday.

byIan Mason23 Feb 2018, 8:25 PM PST0

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Panelists at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attempted to disband some of the biggest misconceptions that many Americans have about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Thursday.

byAdelle Nazarian23 Feb 2018, 6:52 PM PST0

Boko Haram Leader Again Declares ‘I’m Alive’ After Alleged ‘Fatal Injury’

Locals in Dapchi, Nigeria pelted Yobe state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam with rocks after the government admitted it had lied about rescuing dozens of schoolchildren abducted by Boko Haram this week.

byFrances Martel23 Feb 2018, 6:23 PM PST0

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Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council this week, reiterating a farrago of falsehoods and distortions that underscore his lack of interest in a genuine peace with Israel.

byMorton A. Klein23 Feb 2018, 5:54 PM PST0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaving the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Friday shortly before an accident that injured a patrolman in his motorcade.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family are on the tail end of a visit to India meant to develop economic ties and enhance Canada’s profile abroad, but has instead generated widespread ridicule of the leftist head of government and outrage at his ties to a convicted terrorist.

byFrances Martel23 Feb 2018, 3:51 PM PST0

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U.S.-led efforts to once again add Pakistan to a global watchdog list of countries that fuel terrorism financing recently succeeded despite opposition from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies.

byEdwin Mora23 Feb 2018, 3:27 PM PST0

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Republican prospects in the 2018 midterm elections are getting brighter, according to a panel of top conservative political analysts at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

byKristina Wong23 Feb 2018, 3:20 PM PST0

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) said he would not tolerate separatism, while Justin Trudeau has been at pains to quash perceptions in India that his Canada is a safe have for Sikh extremists

The day before he is scheduled to return home from India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally got to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders sought to bring an upbeat conclusion to a journey that became a diplomatic nightmare for Canada. Modi greeted Trudeau with a hug, then sat down for bilateral talks.

byJohn Hayward23 Feb 2018, 2:28 PM PST0

This photo taken March 16, 2014 shows Russia's delegation attending the Closing Ceremony of the XI Paralympic Olympic games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium near Sochi

North Korea has opened talks with South Korea over the possibility of their participation in the upcoming Paralympic Games, officials in Seoul have revealed.

byBen Kew23 Feb 2018, 2:11 PM PST0

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A Pentagon spokesman on Thursday questioned reports that Russia has deployed advanced stealth fighter jets to Syria, saying the U.S. military could not confirm their presence and that “deconfliction” strategy for the U.S. coalition would not change in any event.

byJohn Hayward23 Feb 2018, 1:46 PM PST0

US Senator Patrick Leahy is such a huge fan of Batman he has made cameo appearances in five of the franchise's movies

Cuban dictator Raúl Castro welcomed a delegation of American Congresspersons this week led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who used the opportunity to disparage their own government as “stupid” for maintaining sanctions on Havana and defend the communist regime from evidence that it allowed an attack on U.S. diplomats that resulted in brain damage.

byFrances Martel23 Feb 2018, 1:05 PM PST0

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The United States plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, Steven Goldstein, undersecretary of State for public diplomacy said Friday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 1:02 PM PST0

Britain's cyber-spooks are reaching beyond the shroud of secrecy in a bid to harness the

Intel has confirmed that they did not alert security officials about the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU bugs until the security vulnerabilities were made public.

byLucas Nolan23 Feb 2018, 12:26 PM PST0

A humanoid robot, without its facial skin, is displayed at Japan's largest robot convention in Tokyo Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007. The life-size dental training robot, dubbed Simroid for

A new report from Cambridge University warns that rogue states, criminal gangs, and terrorist organizations could use artificial intelligence technology to wreak untold havoc in the very near future.

byJohn Hayward23 Feb 2018, 12:09 PM PST0

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The Arab world must shoulder the responsibility of the Palestinian people, who they have for years used as pawns against Israel, and the world must stop using the phrase “two-state solution,” according to guests at a panel discussion at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday.

byAdelle Nazarian23 Feb 2018, 10:58 AM PST0

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NEW YORK — David J. Kramer, a former State Department official and longtime associate of John McCain, reportedly invoked the Fifth Amendment to get out of testifying before the House Intelligence Committee regarding the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump.

byAaron Klein23 Feb 2018, 10:25 AM PST0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) along with his wife Sophie Gregoire (L) pay their respects at the SSikh Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 21, 2018. Trudeau and his family are on a week-long official trip to India. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India has been widely mocked amid photos of him in traditional Indian garb.

byBen Kew23 Feb 2018, 8:09 AM PST0

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OXON HILL, MD – Years of persecution has left the Middle East’s once-thriving Christian population at odds for survival as what is being described as a “genocide” of the followers of Jesus Christ threatens to eradicate them.

byAdelle Nazarian23 Feb 2018, 7:36 AM PST0

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TEL AVIV – The IDF completed a series of drills Thursday simulating attacks from its northern border in preparation for a potential war in Lebanon, the IDF said.

byDeborah Danan23 Feb 2018, 6:26 AM PST0

Contents: Syria, Russia, Iran conduct full-on mass extermination of civilians in Eastern Ghouta; Russia rejects 30-day ceasefire in United Nations Security Council; North Korea insults South Korea with selection of Kim Yong-chol head of Olympics closing ceremony

byJohn J. Xenakis23 Feb 2018, 6:03 AM PST0

HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Businessman Sheldon Adelson (L) and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence (R) attend the Presidential Debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 5:07 AM PST0

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An elderly British couple have been kidnapped in South Africa, with some suggestions of a link to radical Islamic terrorism.

byJack Montgomery23 Feb 2018, 4:08 AM PST0

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Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington’s blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha’s distance from Islamist Hamas.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 4:01 AM PST0

Pope Francis prays during a mass on Christmas eve marking the birth of Jesus Christ on December 24, 2016 at St Peter's basilica in the Vatican. / AFP / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

The Holy Spirit cannot be contained, and works in all people, including non-believers, pagans and people of other religions, Pope Francis told members of the Roman curia following a Lenten retreat in the central Italian town of Ariccia on Friday.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.23 Feb 2018, 3:37 AM PST0

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was taken to a Baltimore hospital Thursday for a routine checkup, Palestinians said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 2:01 AM PST0

In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 photo Two Israeli air force F-15s of the Knights of the twin tail 133 squadron fly over Ovda airbase near Eilat, southern Israel, during the 2017 Blue Flag exercise. Israel's military is holding the largest ever air drill of its kind with pilots from eight countries simulating combat scenarios. It said Thursday that Germany, India and France are taking part for the first time in the two week drill codenamed

The Israeli military on Thursday began its final preparations for a major air defense exercise with the United States, which is set to kick off at the beginning of next month, the army said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Feb 2018, 1:46 AM PST0

New York City rapper Azealia Banks had a few choice words for anti-Israel protesters who called on her to cancel her upcoming show in the Jewish State.

bySimon Kent23 Feb 2018, 1:11 AM PST0

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, photo provided by China's Ministry of Transport, firefighting boats work to put on a blaze on the oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea off the eastern coast of China. A Chinese official said Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, creating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts. (Ministry of Transport via AP, File)

Oil slicks are washing ashore in Japan after an Iranian tanker sunk in the East China Sea last month, local coastguards have confirmed.

byBen Kew22 Feb 2018, 9:29 PM PST0

North Korea's chief delegate Kim Yong-Chol (C) walks by South Korean soldiers after the inter-Korean general talks at the south side of the truce village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone, 14 December 2007. High-level military talks between North and South Korea ended without agreement on a proposed joint fishing area to avert clashes. AFP PHOTO/POOL/JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea’s Olympic “charm offensive” came to an end on Thursday as officials announced Pyongyang’s delegation to the closing ceremony would include Kim Yong-chol, who is currently vice chairman of the Workers’ Party Central Committee but formerly chief of the North Korean military intelligence agency blamed for the 2010 torpedo attack on the South Korean corvette Cheonan.

byJohn Hayward22 Feb 2018, 8:17 PM PST0

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China's Fujian Province on September 4, 2017. Xi opened the annual summit of BRICS leaders that already has been upstaged by North Korea's latest nuclear weapons provocation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kenzaburo FUKUHARA (Photo credit should read KENZABURO FUKUHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese state media accused India of potentially triggering another showdown with Beijing along their mutual border, citing recent provocative comments by New Delhi officials and visits to the disputed border regions.

byEdwin Mora22 Feb 2018, 7:52 PM PST0

A still image taken from an AFPTV footage shows opposition leader Alexei Navalny attending a rally calling for a boycott of March 18 presidential elections, Moscow, January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexandra Dalsbaek (Photo credit should read ALEXANDRA DALSBAEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny recently launched a campaign to boycott Russia’s upcoming elections from which he has been banned. The police declared his protest illegal and arrested him, as they have done many times in the past, along with his campaign chief Leonid Volkov.

byJohn Hayward22 Feb 2018, 7:31 PM PST0

Turkish artillery fires toward Syrian Kurdish positions in Afrin area, Syria, from Turkish side of the border in Hatay, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Turkish jets have resumed airstrikes in the Syrian Kurdish-run enclave of Afrin after a brief lull killing and wounding several people, the military and media reports said Friday.(AP Photo)

The Syrian government’s SANA news outlet reports that unspecified “popular forces” supporting dictator Bashar al-Assad have arrived in the northern province of Afrin, currently under invasion by the Turkish military.

byFrances Martel22 Feb 2018, 6:54 PM PST0

CEMENTERIO DEL ESTE, CARACAS, MIRANDA, VENEZUELA - 2018/02/12: A venezuelan flag with SOS printed on it seen at the cemetery. Remembrance service held in Caracas in honor of those killed during the protests in Venezuela. Group of people marched to the eastern cemetery with relatives of the victims who have died protesting since 2014. (Photo by Román Camacho/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The human rights crisis in Venezuela has further deteriorated as socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro seeks to destroy all opposition and turn the country into a one-party state.

byBen Kew22 Feb 2018, 5:47 PM PST0

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau pauses while speaking during a press availability at the Canadian Embassy, October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Trudeau met with U.S. President Donald Trump, where their talks were expected to focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Just when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemed to have smoothed out the rough patches in his relationship with India, he ignited another firestorm by inviting a convicted terrorist from the Sikh separatist movement to dinner.

byJohn Hayward22 Feb 2018, 4:57 PM PST0

Hunger in Venezuela has worsened, non-governmental organizations and the Catholic Church have held food aid days to help people and children living on the streets or in extreme poverty in Caracas, Venezuela on 30 November 2017. (Photo by Roman Camacho/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Flooded with an influx of impoverished Venezuelan refugees fleeing the socialist failed state, Brazil has begun to implement a plan to relocate and assimilate hundreds of them throughout the nation.

byFrances Martel22 Feb 2018, 3:44 PM PST0

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