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Saudi Arabia’s reform program continued on Monday with a statement from the Information Ministry that women will now be allowed to retain custody of their children after a divorce.

byJohn Hayward14 Mar 2018, 3:27 PM PDT0

TEL AVIV – The Trump administration will move ahead with projects in the Gaza Strip with or without the Palestinian Authority if its chairman Mahmoud Abbas continues to boycott the U.S., senior administration officials said Tuesday.

byDeborah Danan14 Mar 2018, 3:19 PM PDT0

Tillerson Gets Out of Car

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s chief of staff and deputy chief of staff submitted their resignations shortly after the announcement that Tillerson was let go from the department.

byMichelle Moons14 Mar 2018, 2:48 PM PDT0

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un collage

A source within the Japanese government said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may seek a meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, presumably at some point after U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Kim, assuming that summit does indeed occur.

byJohn Hayward14 Mar 2018, 1:16 PM PDT0

Liberians voted for a new president in the country's first democratic transition of power since 1944

In his first annual message to the legislature in January – roughly equivalent in ceremonial significance to a State of the Union address – Liberian President George Manneh Weah called for eliminating the “unnecessary, racist, and inappropriate” constitutional clause that bars non-blacks from becoming full citizens of his nation. Liberia’s top Muslim cleric responded this week by warning that black citizens would be marginalized and oppressed if the rules are changed.

byJohn Hayward14 Mar 2018, 1:01 PM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Central IntelligenceæAgency Director Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee with the other heads of the U.S. intelligence agencies in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. The intelligence officials were questioned by the committee during the annual hearing about world wide threats to United States' security. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu warned Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo Wednesday that any new top diplomat in America must learn “how to behave” before addressing Ankara, claiming Turkey “would like to work with” anyone nominated to the post.

byFrances Martel14 Mar 2018, 12:12 PM PDT0

As Italians file into the voting booth for national elections Sunday, they are carrying copies of Steve Bannon’s first-hand analysis of Italian politics thanks to a frontpage article in the Corriere della Sera, Italy’s most popular newspaper.

‘Fascism’ is just a ‘smear’ used by the media to discredit ‘populism’, Steve Bannon has said in a wide-ranging interview in the Spectator.

byJames Delingpole14 Mar 2018, 12:06 PM PDT0

Protesters in Seoul burn a North Korean flag during a rally against the visit by Kim Yong Chol with an eight-member delegation for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games' closing ceremony

North Korea’s state media, which has softened its tone towards the United States since President Donald Trump accepted to meet dictator Kim Jong-un, published an aggressive piece Wednesday condemning human rights “imperialists” for exposing the widespread violations in the communist country.

byFrances Martel14 Mar 2018, 12:04 PM PDT0

A man carries a cart full of baguettes as a sign reads 'French traditionnal baguette' during Europain 2014, a World Bakery, Patisserie and Catering exhibition held in Villepinte, north of Paris, on March 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

French authorities have fined a bread baker €3,000 ($3,700) for keeping his bakery open seven days a week, when the laws stipulate a mandatory day off.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.14 Mar 2018, 11:50 AM PDT0

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The Chinese state newspaper Global Times chided U.S. President Donald Trump in a piece analyzing the removal of now former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, claiming the high turnover in the administration shows Trump has a “lack of willingness or ability” to “see disagreements resolved.”

byFrances Martel14 Mar 2018, 11:33 AM PDT0

George Clooney has praised President Donald Trump’s foreign policy as the probable reason for the unlikely peace talks between the U.S. and North Korea.

byJames Delingpole14 Mar 2018, 9:56 AM PDT0

Google and Apple are in the sights of France's finance minister over conditions they attach to deals with app developers

French authorities are reportedly considering fining Apple and Google for allegedly taking advantage of smaller french tech firms.

byLucas Nolan14 Mar 2018, 9:22 AM PDT0

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster participates in a discussion during the Center for a New American Security '2017 Navigating the Divide Conference' June 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced new security measures that apply to more airports worldwide to enhance airline passenger screening for explosive. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Matt Boyle on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the sacking of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. Gaffney proposed that if President Trump wants more top officials who truly support his policies, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster should be the next to go.

byJohn Hayward14 Mar 2018, 9:15 AM PDT0

Climate change coupled with wide-spread famine is “creating more terrorism” in Africa, home to jihadist organizations like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda, declared Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

byEdwin Mora14 Mar 2018, 9:12 AM PDT0

U. S. Air Force airmen walk toward fighter jets after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Carter said the U.S. wants Turkey to better control its border with Syria, which could help block the flow of foreign fighters to the Islamic State, and to more forcefully join the U.S.-led coalition

Tensions between the United States and Turkey have reportedly led to media reports that the U.S. intends to withdraw its troops from Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey.

byAdelle Nazarian14 Mar 2018, 8:38 AM PDT0

Thousands of employees of the U.N agency for Palestinian refugees demonstrate in support of their organization following U.S. funding cuts in Gaza City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Earlier this month, the Trump administration slashed $60 million of a planned $125 million funding installment for 2018. Washington wants the Palestinian Authority to return to the negotiating table with Israel in exchange for aid resumption. Arabic at right reads “Returning to Hamama village.” (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

TEL AVIV – Officials from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees will meet in Rome with world powers on Thursday in an urgent attempt to alleviate the crisis it faces after the U.S. withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in funding earlier this year.

byDeborah Danan14 Mar 2018, 8:04 AM PDT0

Former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on his past relationship with President Donald Trump, and his role in the Russian interference investigation, in the Senate Hart building on Capitol Hill, on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

NEW YORK — New details presented in an extensive New Yorker magazine profile of former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier, raise immediate questions about a key representation inside the FISA application to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page.

byAaron Klein14 Mar 2018, 7:57 AM PDT0


An estimated 1,300 displaced women from Boko Haram’s birthplace in Nigeria reportedly wrote a letter to the country’s president accusing the African country’s military of raping them and forcing them to exchange sex for food after “wrongly” detaining their husbands and children as suspected members of the jihadist group.

byEdwin Mora14 Mar 2018, 7:55 AM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC — The Russian- and Iranian-assisted regime of Bashar al-Assad is winning the civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands in Syria since 2011, suggested the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, stressing that toppling the dictator is not part of the American mission in the conflict-ridden country.

byEdwin Mora14 Mar 2018, 7:55 AM PDT0

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for the director of the CIA, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mr. Pompeo is a former Army officer who graduated first in his class from West Point. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Family Research Council (FRC) said in a statement Tuesday that the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State will enhance the administration’s goal of a return to “American values and principles” and make support for human rights and religious freedom a priority.

byDr. Susan Berry14 Mar 2018, 7:00 AM PDT0

The British government has given 23 Russian diplomats which it claims are “undeclared intelligence officers” one week to leave the country, after the Russian Federation failed to provide a response to questions over their involvement in the attempted murder of two people in Salisbury, England, by the midnight deadline.

byOliver JJ Lane14 Mar 2018, 6:10 AM PDT0

Hock Tan, Donald Trump

Contents: Trump blocks Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm over national security; Government urges not doing business with China’s Huawei and ZTE

byJohn J. Xenakis14 Mar 2018, 5:52 AM PDT0

Pakistani Christians shout slogans during a protest in Lahore on March 16, 2015 against suicide bombing attacks on churches by Taliban militants.

In the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this week, participants were regaled with stories of egregious human rights abuses in Pakistan including systematic persecution of Christians by the Islamic majority.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.14 Mar 2018, 5:27 AM PDT0

A bumper sign during a blockade of the freeway between Johannesburg and Vereeniging, in Midvaal, South Africa, in protest against the recent murder of farmers, Monday, Oct 30 2017. Traffic was bought to a standstill on highways leading from farming areas to Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg, as white farmers protest in what they call the Black Monday protest against the high rate of murders of farmer workers. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Australia is ready to consider issuing special visas to mainly white, Afrikaans-speaking South African farmers due to the “horrific circumstances” of land seizures, violence and murder they face.

bySimon Kent14 Mar 2018, 4:58 AM PDT0

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s prime minister was chairing a meeting of the country’s national security council Wednesday after Moscow ignored a midnight deadline to explain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used against a former spy

byBreitbart London14 Mar 2018, 3:51 AM PDT0

A woman reads a copy of Egyptian newspaper 'Al-Tahrir' with the headline 'No to Dictatorship' on December 3, 2012 in Cairo. A cartoon of a newspaper in human form chained in a cell was pasted on the front of several independent papers including Al-Watan and Al-Masry Al-Youm with the line 'A constitution that cancels rights and shackles freedoms. No to dictatorship'. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt wants its citizens to report on the news media. Escalating a pre-election crackdown on independent or critical reporting, Egyptian authorities have published a list of telephone numbers for citizens to alert them to reports they view as undermining security or spreading false news.

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 3:46 AM PDT0

A Chinese bishop of the government-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association has said that loyal citizenship must take priority over Christian faith.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.14 Mar 2018, 3:12 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)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday strongly condemned the explosion that targeted the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in the northern Gaza Strip, calling it a “murderous terror attack.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 2:22 AM PDT0

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The Israeli military hosted US Marines this week for an urban combat drill in a mock-up of a generic Middle East village, sharing know-how and signaling the allies’ shared interests as their leaders close ranks on a host of regional issues.

byBreitbart Jerusalem14 Mar 2018, 1:55 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV -- The Islamic State has released photos over the encrypted Telegram forum purpoting to be from the areas under its control in Syria showing members of the IS-affiliated Khaed Bin Waleed militia in the Yarmouk region of the Golan, the triangular border zone between Syria, Jordan and Israel.

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released photos over the encrypted Telegram forum purpoting to be from the areas under its control in Syria showing members of the IS-affiliated Khaed Bin Waleed militia in the Yarmouk region of the Golan, the triangular border zone between Syria, Jordan and Israel.

byAli Waked13 Mar 2018, 10:24 PM PDT0

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli Gaza border, Monday June 08, 2009. Israeli troops battled Palestinian gunmen early Monday in a flare-up of violence along the tense frontier between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza. A group of around 10 gunmen were trying to cross the border fence into Israel when they were spotted by troops, according to Palestinian security officials. (AP Photo / Tsafrir Abayov)

TEL AVIV — Hamas has demanded that other jihadist Palestinian organizations prevent any attempts to carry out attacks in the border area with Israel in order to avoid harming the chances of leading thousands of Palestinians to the border fence in a protest planned as part of events marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, a senior official in one of the jihadist Palestinian organizations told Breitbart Jerusalem.

byAli Waked13 Mar 2018, 10:23 PM PDT0

Arab diplomats have condemned Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, whose members are seen here in October 2016 during Ashura commemorations in southern Beirut

The anti-American government of Venezuela has facilitated the growth of Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and its human and drug trafficking operations across Latin America all the way up to the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and some analysts warn.

byEdwin Mora13 Mar 2018, 7:42 PM PDT0

China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the inauguration ceremony of the Chinese sponsored Vietnam-China Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi on November 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / KHAM (Photo credit should read KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s state-run media outlets are falling all over themselves congratulating Xi Jinping for arranging North Korea’s diplomatic opening and potentially bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula with his wise leadership.

byJohn Hayward13 Mar 2018, 7:16 PM PDT0

Jim Mattis, U.S. Secretary of Defense, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. President Donald Trump's secretaries of state and defense told Congress that Trump has all the authority he needs to fight terrorism with U.S. forces from Niger to Syria, after lawmakers from both parties raised concern about the extent of military deployments. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Trump administration is pushing for Afghan-led reconciliation between Taliban narco-jihadists and Kabul as U.S. military and intelligence officials reportedly expressed concern that Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of providing haven to terrorists seeking to attack America.

byEdwin Mora13 Mar 2018, 6:45 PM PDT0

TOPSHOT - A man looks at his phone near a giant image of the Chinese national flag on the side of a building in Beijing, during the ongoing 19th Communist Party Congress on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

Herbert London, president of the London Center for Policy Research and former president of the Hudson Institute, warned of threats posed to the U.S. by China’s ascendance in the realm of technological innovation.

byRobert Kraychik13 Mar 2018, 6:19 PM PDT0

Istanbul (CNN) — Lawmakers in Turkey brawled during a debate over constitutional amendments that would expand presidential powers, according to state news agency Anadolu.

A fistfight erupted on the floor of the Turkish parliament on Tuesday following the passage of a controversial election law, which critics denounced as a means for the ruling party to rig elections and make effective political opposition all but impossible.

byJohn Hayward13 Mar 2018, 4:44 PM PDT0

Pence on North Korea

Keeping maximum pressure on North Korea was again a topic of discussion during Vice President Mike Pence’s closed-door meetings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

byMichelle Moons13 Mar 2018, 4:00 PM PDT0

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), First Lady Cilia Flores (L) and Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez (R) attend the commemoration of the 190 years of the Battle of Ayacucho and grade promotion ceremony of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces at the National Pantheon in Caracas, on December 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro is purging high-ranking members of his military as fears within his government grow that they may lose of the institution vital to his power.

byBen Kew13 Mar 2018, 3:41 PM PDT0

China Politics Hopes Dashed In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, women walk by a TV screen showing a documentary footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting a villager's house with a picture of late communist leader Mao Zedong, at the Beijing railway station in Beijing. Many Western scholars who studied China believed that the opening to the outside world engineered by reformer Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s would pave the way for corresponding political freedoms. That vision has been categorically shattered under President Xi Jinping, who many once thought would be the next great reformer. In just five years, Xi has consolidated more power than any Chinese leader since Mao Zedong and is now primed to rule as president for life. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Chinese government is considering a plan to abolish the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) and replace it with an even more powerful censorship agency directly overseen by the State Council, which is the Chinese equivalent of a presidential cabinet.

byJohn Hayward13 Mar 2018, 3:25 PM PDT0

US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event in Beijing on November 9, 2017

Herb London, president of the London Center for Policy Research and former president of the Hudson Institute, said the Chinese government wants to see President Donald Trump fail in moves to curb threats from North Korea.

byRobert Kraychik13 Mar 2018, 2:48 PM PDT0

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas earlier this month

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters this week that his boss, dictator Nicolás Maduro, would attend the annual Summit of the Americas despite being disinvited, with the aid of other leftist governments in the hemisphere.

byFrances Martel13 Mar 2018, 2:18 PM PDT0

Donald Trump signs tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next to industry workers at the White House on March 8, 2018

The hysteria over tariffs with conservatives and Republicans is almost amusing. Do we not understand Trump? He always starts out with a big blast, a wide-reaching plan and predictably, everyone overreacts with endless cries of the coming apocalypse. He then pulls back, zeroes in on his targets and negotiates.

byMichael Finch13 Mar 2018, 2:12 PM PDT0

President Donald Trump, flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, told members of the UN Security Council at a White House luncheon on Monday that they should act to counter Iranian 'destabilization.'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s seemingly sudden dismissal by President Donald Trump comes after a year of constant stories about his impending departure. He had a number of significant policy and messaging disputes with the president, and every one of them was followed by a chorus of unnamed administration sources telling reporters that Tillerson’s ouster was imminent.

byJohn Hayward13 Mar 2018, 1:47 PM PDT0

Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel will be the first woman to head the nation’s top intelligence shop if she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

byPenny Starr13 Mar 2018, 1:21 PM PDT0

Tanks with U.S. flags--Middle East

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters this weekend that the United States had reached a “common understanding” with Turkey for a plan to expel its allies, the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG/YPJ), from northern Manbij, Syria.

byFrances Martel13 Mar 2018, 1:03 PM PDT0

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