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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told radio host Hugh Hewitt Monday that President Donald Trumps controversial airstrikes on Syrian government targets last week were a “missed opportunity” and that he would have liked to see more robust American intervention.

byIan Mason16 Apr 2018, 3:21 PM PDT0

Syrians rally in Damascus' Umayyad square on April 16, 2018 in support of President Bashar al-Assad following Western air strikes against the regime over an alleged chemical attack

Dictator Bashar al-Assads government claims that “tens of thousands of Syrians” took to the streets in Damascus on Monday to celebrate Syrian Independence Day and mark the regimes “victory” over this weekends airstrikes launched by the U.S. and its allies, suggesting the attack failed to dent the countrys chemical weapons program.

byEdwin Mora16 Apr 2018, 2:56 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 first school for transgender people has opened in Lahore, Pakistan, in another surprising step for LGBT rights in the strictly Islamic country.

byBen Kew16 Apr 2018, 2:44 PM PDT0

Brazilian ex-president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen gesturing during a Catholic mass in memory of his late wife Marisa Leticia on April 7, 2018, has begun serving a 12 year sentence for corruption

Two far leftist groups occupied a luxury beachfront triplex property Monday that Brazilian police say leftist ex-president and current presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received as part of a kickback from companies benefitting from corruption during his tenure.

byFrances Martel16 Apr 2018, 2:34 PM PDT0

Turkish Army tanks drive to the Syrian Turkish border town of Jarabulus on August 25, 2016

The UK Daily Mail reports that two Russian warships filled with military equipment – including BTR-80 tanks, high-speed patrol boats, and a Pelena-1 bomb radar system – have been sighted en route to Syria following Fridays airstrikes on Syrian targets by the United States and its allies.

byJohn Hayward16 Apr 2018, 2:23 PM PDT0

Syria attack (Matthew Daniels / U.S. Navy / Getty)

The United States, United Kingdom, and France joined in a combined operation on April 14 that used “precision” strikes against Syrias chemical weapons infrastructure. The following are key points about the raid.

byCaroline Glick16 Apr 2018, 2:09 PM PDT0

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made relatively few bilateral visits to Europe since the failed 2016 coup but did travel to France at the start of this year

The government of Turkey went to great lengths Monday to insist that it is not taking sides in the Syrian civil war, instead occupying the northern Syrian region of Afrin to neutralize the effectiveness of the Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG/YPJ), which Ankara considers a terrorist group.

byFrances Martel16 Apr 2018, 1:09 PM PDT0

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

Andrew Brunson, a Protestant pastor who has led a mission and church in western Turkey for more than two decades, appeared in Turkish court on Monday facing terror-related charges.

byPenny Starr16 Apr 2018, 12:46 PM PDT0

President Donald Trump In January ordered the suspension of US military aid to Pakistan, saying it was not doing enough to target the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani insurgent group

The U.S. Inspector General for Afghanistan Recon (SIGAR), a congressionally-mandated watchdog agency, documented claims in a report released this month that the American military in Afghanistan is purchasing fuel for the Afghan security forces from Iran in violation of United States sanctions.

byEdwin Mora16 Apr 2018, 12:36 PM PDT0

Syrian soldiers inspect the wreckage of a building described as part of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) compound in the Barzeh district, north of Damascus, on April 14, 2018

Inspectors with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Syria on Saturday with plans to visit the site of the alleged chemical weapons strike in Douma on Monday. On Monday the British delegation to the OPCW said the inspectors were blocked from visiting Douma by the Russian and Syrian governments.

byJohn Hayward16 Apr 2018, 12:24 PM PDT0

Xi Jinping

WASHINGTON, DC — Persecution against Christians, Muslims, and other religious groups in communist China has escalated as Communist Party leader Xi Jinpings atheist regime attempts to crack down on religion in the country, a top official from a U.S. religious freedom panel and a human rights lawyer told Breitbart News.

byEdwin Mora16 Apr 2018, 11:40 AM PDT0

A surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to build a massive facial recognition database — and is just one of many companies doing so.

byLucas Nolan16 Apr 2018, 10:10 AM PDT0

Syrian senior presidential advisor Buthaina Shaaban gestures as she answers a question from a journalist on Syrian peace talks at the United Nations on January 29, 2014 in Geneva. Syria's opposition said peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Geneva took a step forward on January 29 with discussions on a transitional government after four days of deadlock. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – The American empire is poised to crumble and the failure of the joint missile attack on Syrian chemical weapons sites is the first triumph marking the beginning of the end, Syrian President Bashar Assads envoy said on Sunday.

byDeborah Danan16 Apr 2018, 9:37 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV – All crossings into Israel from the West Bank and Gaza will shut down as a security measure ahead of celebrations marking Israels 70th Independence Day, the army said Sunday.

byDeborah Danan16 Apr 2018, 9:32 AM PDT0

President Donald Trump listens while meeting with women small business owners in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Investors on Monday further unwound trades initiated in November resting on the idea that the election of Trump and a Republican Congress meant smooth passage of an agenda that featured business-friendly tax cuts and regulatory changes. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

The Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times condemned the Western strikes on Syrian regime assets in Damascus in a column on Sunday, declaring the strikes the behavior of “rogues” and positing that U.S. President Donald Trump has “no clue” what his Syria policy is.

byFrances Martel16 Apr 2018, 8:45 AM PDT0

A Labour peer and former chief of Britains Royal Navy questioned government claims that the Assad regime was behind chemical attacks in Syria live on the BBC Monday, as calls for evidence supporting the attack to be made public grows.

byLiam Deacon16 Apr 2018, 7:45 AM PDT0

African migrants from Eritrea sit in the street in the southern district of Israel's Tel Aviv on April 5, 2018

Contents: Israels top court orders 207 African migrants to be released from jail; Uganda first agrees to accept Israels African migrants, then backs down

byJohn J. Xenakis16 Apr 2018, 6:08 AM PDT0

The government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, shown here addressing a rally in Tehran on February 11, 2018, has sought to encourage Iranians living abroad to return

Iran is reportedly responsible for more than half of all recorded executions in the world and ranks second after China.

byAdelle Nazarian16 Apr 2018, 6:00 AM PDT0

Telegram's free instant messaging app has attracted about 100 million users since its launch in 2013

After a hearing on Friday that lasted only 18 minutes, a court in Moscow gave Russias Roskomnadzor agency the authority to ban the popular secure messaging platform Telegram. The company had refused to surrender its encryption keys to Russias FSB security service, as demanded by a 2016 counterterrorism law.

byJohn Hayward16 Apr 2018, 6:00 AM PDT0

Nancy Pelosi and Bashar Assad (Sana / Associated Press)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters in San Francisco on Sunday that President Donald Trump had behaved as if he were “above the law” in ordering precision strikes on Friday targeting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assads chemical weapons infrastructure.

byJoel B. Pollak16 Apr 2018, 5:51 AM PDT0

DAMASCUS, SYRIA - APRIL 07: An affected Syrian child receives medical treatment after Assad regime forces allegedly conducted poisonous gas attack to Duma town of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria on April 07, 2018. (Photo by Halil el-Abdullah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

DAMASCUS, Syria — The worlds chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes, as its inspectors probe the attack near Damascus.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Apr 2018, 4:45 AM PDT0

Saudi Arabias King Salman on Sunday slammed Irans “blatant interference” in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Apr 2018, 4:04 AM PDT0

French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria “for the long-term” — but just hours later the White House responded by saying it wanted US forces there “to come home as

byBreitbart London16 Apr 2018, 2:07 AM PDT0

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In an interview on Sunday on 103 FM Radio – one day after the US-led attack in Syria and hours after mystery explosions rocked Iranian bases there – former Mossad head Danny Yatom urged that preparations be made for a possible threat from Iran.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Apr 2018, 2:02 AM PDT0

LONDON (AP) – Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face British lawmakers to explain her decision to launch airstrikes against Syria without a vote in Parliament. Britain, the United States and France hit targets in Syria Saturday in response

byBreitbart London16 Apr 2018, 1:50 AM PDT0

Arab Invasion

Pope Francis has called for respect for the lives of two disabled persons due to be euthanized, urging prayers for Vincent Lambert in France and Alfie Evans in England.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.16 Apr 2018, 1:50 AM PDT0

terrorist tunnel

Israel went public Sunday with a military laboratory it set up in 2016 to pool anti-tunnel expertise and spearhead efforts to foil the cross-border digs.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Apr 2018, 1:11 AM PDT0

Salman, Mohammed bin Salman

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabias King Salman opened a summit of Arab leaders on Sunday by condemning an old foe, Iran, without making any reference to missile strikes by Western powers on Syrian government targets over a suspected gas attack a week ago.

byBreitbart Jerusalem16 Apr 2018, 12:28 AM PDT0

Pope Francis expressed his distress over the situation in Syria Sunday, calling on world leaders to assure that “justice and peace prevail.”

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.16 Apr 2018, 12:02 AM PDT0

President Emmanuel Macron said France's air strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack were not a declaration of war against the Damascus regime

Paris (France) (AFP) – President Emmanuel Macron asserted Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria “for the long-term”, adding that French air strikes did not amount to a declaration of war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

byBreitbart News15 Apr 2018, 3:17 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)

Some Christians in Syria denounced the recent precision strikes by the United States, Britain, and France against the regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad as “unjust, brutal aggression” that will provide jihadists with the “momentum to continue in their terrorism” in a statement issued Saturday.

byEdwin Mora15 Apr 2018, 1:28 PM PDT0

TEL AVIV – One of Israels foremost archaeologists last week filed a petition to the High Court demanding the removal of a recently built mixed-gender prayer platform by the Western Wall, saying it was “damaging rare archeological findings” in the area.

byDeborah Danan15 Apr 2018, 1:26 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)

TEL AVIV – Satellite images from Saturdays U.S.-led joint military operation in Syria show extensive damage to three chemical weapons facilities in the wartorn country.

byDeborah Danan15 Apr 2018, 1:24 PM PDT0

Germany, protecting Iran and Hezbollah, fails to note the lessons of the two world wars it started: If you wish to prevent a world war, you shouldnt empower forces that seek to initiate one.

byCaroline Glick15 Apr 2018, 12:26 PM PDT0

Edward Mosberg (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

A Holocaust survivor told the March of the Living memorial ceremony on Thursday that if President Donald Trump had been in charge during the Second World War, he would have destroyed the concentration camps.

byJoel B. Pollak15 Apr 2018, 11:52 AM PDT0

Traders will be closely watching Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech at the Baoa Forum to see if he mentions the trade dispute with the United States

China joined dictator Bashar al-Assads allies Russia and Iran in condemning the precision airstrikes by the United States, France, and Britain on Saturday.

byEdwin Mora15 Apr 2018, 10:16 AM PDT0

Hassan Nasrallah

Contents: American, British, French attack on Syria signals sharp change in Western policy; Britain publishes its legal justification for military action; Iran, Hezbollah and Syria threaten retaliation against Israel

byJohn J. Xenakis15 Apr 2018, 9:10 AM PDT0

Code Pink (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

Code Pink, the radical left-wing anti-war group famous for disrupting congressional hearings, protested outside the San Francisco homes of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Saturday — even thought those Democrats share their skepticism of President Donald Trumps attack on Syria.

byJoel B. Pollak15 Apr 2018, 6:36 AM PDT0

An Israeli man prays in front of a commemorative plaque celebrating fallen soldiers and decorated with roses at the Armored Corps memorial, following a ceremony to mark Remembrance Day (or Memorial Day) on May 5, 2014 at Latrun Junction, near Jerusalem. Israel is marking Remembrance Day to commemorate the fallen Israeli soldiers killed since 1860 and civilians killed in hostile actions since 1948, just before the celebrations of the 66th anniversary of its creation according to the Jewish calendar. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

A Jewish employee of the Anne Frank House museum was told that he was not allowed to wear his kippa because it would conflict with the organisations “independent position” and might “influence” the message of combatting anti-Semitism.

byVictoria Friedman15 Apr 2018, 4:52 AM PDT0

Israel

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday announced it destroyed a sophisticated Hamas attack tunnel, leading from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, over the weekend.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Apr 2018, 4:17 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual health conference in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday said Israel “fully supports” President Donald Trumps “stand against the use and spread of chemical weapons” with the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syrian targets carried out earlier that day.

byDeborah Danan15 Apr 2018, 3:46 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)

TEL AVIV – Israel was informed of the U.S.-led military strikes in Syria ahead of time, Israeli and American officials confirmed on Saturday morning.

byDeborah Danan15 Apr 2018, 3:45 AM PDT0

islamic state fighter

CAIRO — Egypts army said jihadists wearing explosive belts tried to storm a military camp in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday in an assault that left eight soldiers and 14 attackers dead.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Apr 2018, 1:48 AM PDT0

Palestinian men look at the debris of a tuk tuk vehicle at the site of an explosion east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on April 14, 2018. Four members of Islamic Jihad died in the blast (AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB)

Palestinian terror organization Islamic Jihad said Saturday that four of its members were killed in an accidental explosion near the Gaza Strip border with Israel.

byBreitbart Jerusalem15 Apr 2018, 1:33 AM PDT0

In this weeks Delingpole podcast, James and his brother Dick - a self-described “libertarian” and “occasional historical French soldier” - discuss “soul healing” after giving up Twitter for Lent, the absurdity of the Nazi Pug trial, and the unfortunate emasculation of Canada under “President Bieber”.

In this weeks Delingpole podcast, James and his brother Dick – a self-described “libertarian” and “occasional historical French soldier” – discuss “soul healing” after giving up Twitter for Lent, the absurdity of the Nazi Pug trial, and the unfortunate emasculation of Canada under “President Bieber”.

byZuzanna Mroz15 Apr 2018, 12:28 AM PDT0

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