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Report: China Continues Grip on South China Sea

In his 12-day trip to Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump largely focused on North Korea and trade, all but avoiding the simmering disputes in the South China Sea and steering clear of sharp criticism of Beijing’s increasingly aggressive activities there.

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.