Edwin Mora

Edwin Mora

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

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New Taliban Leader Mansour Confronts Infighting that May Benefit ISIS

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been named the leader of the Taliban as the terrorist organization grapples with peace negotiations-related infighting that has triggered defections to the growing Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group.

Mullah Mansour is reportedly not well liked by some high-ranking Taliban commanders.

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Report: Palestinian Terror Group Hamas Claims Iran No Longer Funding It

Iran has stopped funding the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, according to a senior Hamas official. Financial aid from Iran has “greatly helped the resistance in Palestine; without this assistance it will be hard for us to cope,” Hamas’s Moussa Abu Marzouk told Al Jazeera, The Times of Israel reports.

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China Objects to ‘Routine’ US Flight over South China Sea

The United States flew a Boeing P-8 surveillance plane over the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, a move that a top U.S. Navy admiral called “routine” to the dismay of China. China argues that such activities cause serious damage to U.S.-China relations, reports Reuters.

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