Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora primarily covers national security and defense issues. He has a Communication degree (Journalism concentration) from George Mason University.

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NYC Truck Jihadi Faces 22 Criminal Counts for Murder, Racketeering

A federal grand jury charged the Uzbek terrorist allegedly responsible for the Halloween attack in Manhattan that killed eight people and injured 12 others with 22 criminal counts, including murder in aid of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked racketeering activity, according to the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ).

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for their joint news conference following their meeting in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Putin and Erdogan voiced support for the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey, called Turkish Stream, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries. The pipeline would carry Russian natural gas to Turkey and onto European Union countries. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey, Russia, Iran Discuss Syria’s Future Without U.S.

Russia, Turkey, and Iran are expected to debate the future of Bashar al-Assad’s tyrannical regime at a critical presidential summit in Russia that will exclude the United States and take place amid what may be the potential end of the six-year-old Syrian war.

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Saudis: ‘We Need Not to Concern Ourselves’ with Qatar

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister dismissed the Sunni kingdom’s dispute with Qatar as insignificant this week, saying it has bigger problems to address as the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) continues to implement dramatic reforms across the country.

Approximately 14,000 US troops are now in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon

Top U.S. General: Nearly 14,000 U.S. Troops Now Fighting in Afghanistan

The number of American troops fighting jihadists and training their Afghan counterparts to secure their own country has reached “approximately 14,000,” boosting the overall U.S.-NATO military footprint to more than 20,000, affirmed Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the Director of the Joint Staff (DJS).

A Lebanese Shiite woman, holding a picture of Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, walks in front of a poster showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and a slogan that reads: "Gracias Chavez" 21 September 2006 at the southern suburb of Beirut. Chavez stunned the UN General Assembly with a speech in which he called US President George W. Bush "the devil" who acts like he owns the world. Hezbollah supporters headed towards the Lebanese capital for a massive "victory" rally after the devastating war with Israel amid suspense over whether the group's chief Hassan Nasrallah will emerge from hiding. AFP PHOTO/HASSAN AMMAR (Photo credit should read HASSAN AMMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Venezuela Aiding ‘Clandestine Jihadist Network’ Tied to Hezbollah

WASHINGTON, DC — Socialist Venezuela is quietly fueling the proliferation of an expanding “clandestine jihadist network,” consisting of tens of thousands of Hezbollah affiliated Syrians, Lebanese, and Iraqis, allowing them to establish a stronghold in the South American region from where they can potentially infiltrate the U.S., warns an expert.