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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Bolton: Trump Administration ‘Has No Blind Trust in the Taliban’

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton recently confirmed that President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to leave behind a residual counterterrorism American force in Afghanistan to ensure the Taliban keeps its promises if the United States pulls its military out of the country as part of ongoing peace negotiations.

New Zealand tells 'bumbling jihadi' he's on his own

U.S. Commander: ‘Violent Extremists Present a Clear and Present Threat’ to Europe

The risk of Islamic terrorism in Europe “remains high” despite a dramatic drop in fatalities from terrorist attacks last year, the top American commander in the region warned on Tuesday while European leaders grapple with the wave of battle-hardened jihadis returning home to the continent as the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) territorial caliphate collapses.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani looks on during a UN debate on performance of his country's private sector during the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan on November 27, 2018 in Geneva. (Photo by DENIS BALIBOUSE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DENIS BALIBOUSE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S.-Funded Afghanistan Gives $1 Million to U.N. Palestinian Program

Afghanistan, which claims it would collapse without assistance from its top international donor the United States, on Sunday pledged $1 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that provides assistance to Palestinian refugees while blasting President Donald Trump’s administration for suspending aid to the international body’s program.

Iran Guard warns Netanyahu will be 'forced into the sea'

Top Iranian Gen.: U.S. Is ‘Defeated,’ Israel ‘Struggling to Survive,’ Saudis Awaiting Death

A deputy commander of Iran’s terror-linked Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a recent speech boasted about waging jihad against its enemies, claiming that the United States “has been defeated,” Israel is “struggling to survive,” and the Sunni Saudi Arabia regime will not last, a non-profit group that monitors Middle East media reported this week.

A Pakistani supporter of Sunni Tehreek (ST) holds a placard during an anti-Indian protest in Karachi on Febraury 27, 2019. - Pakistan and India said February 27 they had shot down each other's warplanes, in a dramatically escalating confrontation that has fuelled concerns of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed …

Pakistani Amb. on Nuclear-Armed Pakistan, India Tensions over Kashmir: ‘We Don’t Want War’

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Asad Khan on Wednesday warned that the most-serious clashes in decades between nuclear-armed neighbors and regional rivals New Delhi and Islamabad in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir could escalate further, telling Breitbart News, “We don’t want to have war,” but will strike back if necessary.

Son-in-law of Iran president faces nepotism claims

Iranian President Rouhani Rejects Foreign Minister Zarif’s Resignation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially rejected the abrupt resignation of the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, arguing in a letter to the to diplomat published on Wednesday that accepting his exit would be “against the country’s interest.”

This picture taken on February 13, 2019 shows Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gesturing during a press conference in Tehran.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Announces He Is Resigning

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reportedly announced his resignation via Instagram on Monday. “I am apologizing to you for all the shortcomings … in the past years during my time as foreign minister … I thank the Iranian nation and officials,” he declared.

Deadly car bombing near anti-IS base in east Syria: US-backed force

Tunnels, Human Shields, Mines, Elite Jihadis Slowing Capture of Last Islamic State Pocket

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has reportedly riddled its last sliver of territory in Syria along the Iraqi border with defensive tunnels, human shields, and mines, effectively hindering the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ongoing efforts to capture the pocket of land and and preventing them from declaring the group’s territorial defeat.

Fear and hoping: expectations surge ahead of new US-Taliban talks

U.S., Taliban Kickstart Highest-Level Talks So Far to End Afghan War

American diplomats and Afghan Taliban narco-jihadis, including one of the group’s co-founders, reportedly began the highest-level negotiations so far in Qatar on Monday as part of efforts by U.S. Donald Trump’s administration to end to more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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Chinese Stocks Rally After Trump’s Tariff Hike Delay: ‘Markets are Happy’

U.S. President Donald Trump sent stock markets soaring with his announcement Sunday that he would delay an American tariff hike on goods from China. Trump cited “substantial progress” in trade negotiations between the United States and China, the world’s top two largest economies.

China, Russia denounce 'blackmail' as rift with US exposed at UN

China to Form Group to Speed Up Taliban Peace Talks

China will establish a contact group through the Beijing-led Eurasian coalition known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to help “speed up” U.S.-backed efforts to end the more than 17-year-old war in Afghanistan with a political reconciliation between Kabul and the Taliban, the Chinese foreign minister said this week.

A Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighter uses a drone at a monitoring point near the Syrian village of Qilah, in the southwestern edge of the Afrin region close to the border with Turkey, on January 22, 2018. Turkish forces began shelling the YPG enclave of Afrin from frontier Hatay province, according …

Top Iranian General Claims Tehran Commandeered U.S. Drones

The Iranian military managed to hijack several U.S. drones flying in Iraq and Syria after infiltrating data at a U.S. Army Command center, a top commander within Iran’s terror proxy known as the Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), claimed this week.

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U.S. Quietly Ends Anti-Opium Airstrikes Amid Taliban Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid ongoing peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, quietly ended an airstrike campaign against Taliban opium and heroin drug labs after failing to curtail the terrorist organization’s multi-million dollar trade, the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) revealed this week.

ZHANJIANG, CHINA - JANUARY 03: The marines of China navy participate in the annual military training on January 3, 2018 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by Pu Haiyang/VCG via Getty Images)

Report: Beijing Runs Unannounced South China Sea Military Drills

The Chinese military this week concluded a month of unannounced exercises in the South China Sea and the Pacific aimed at testing its “wartime command system” and enhancing its missile defenses, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) revealed on Thursday.

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Report: Largest Islamic State Mass Grave Yet Found in Syria with at Least 3,500 Bodies

Syrian first responders discovered the largest Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) mass grave so far, holding at least 3,500 bodies and located outside Syria’s city of Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the terrorist group’s nearly completely fallen self-declared caliphate, a local forensic assistant revealed on Thursday.