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Republicans Move to Block John Walker Lindh-Style Early Releases of Terrorists

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Thursday introduced the No Leniency for Terrorists Act of 2019, a bill that would make convicted terrorists ineligible for early release from prison due to “good behavior.” Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced companion legislation in the House.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by U.S. Military prior to transmission) A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer in their camp at the U.S. military prison for 'enemy combatants' on October 28, 2009 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Although U.S. …

Palestinians Officially Reject Formal Invite to U.S. Peace Confab in Bahrain

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday officially shunned an invitation to a U.S.-led peace conference in Bahrain next month in what is being billed as a precursor to President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

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Pete Buttigieg: I Don’t Support Israel’s ‘Political Right Wing’

White House Democrat hopeful and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg declared his opposition to Israel’s “political right wing” just weeks after the Jewish State elected a conservative government. “Being supportive to Israel does not have to mean that you are onboard

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions at a Washington Post Live discussion May 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Buttigieg’s appearance was the first of the Washington Post’s “2020 Candidates” series of discussions.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Satirical’ German Party Uses Names of Former Nazis on Election List

The German ‘satire’ party Die Partei (The Party) has released a European Parliament candidate list featuring the surnames of former Nazi leaders, claiming they hope that populist supporters will vote for them to take votes from the Alternative for Germany (AfD).

Members of the satirical political party "Die Partei" display placards urging "Terrourists" to go home, during a protest at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on August 15, 2013. The party, whose chairman Martin Sonneborn co-publishes Germany's best known satirical magazine Titanic, aims to liven up the otherwise dull parliamentary elections with campaign …

Ilhan Omar: U.S. Strategy in Syria Taking ‘Cues’ from Russia, Turkey, Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy to resolve the Syrian conflict is taking “cues” from Russia, Turkey, and Israel, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) argued during a House panel hearing Wednesday without acknowledging that the three countries stand on opposing sides of the more than eight-year-old war.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at the America Welcomes Event with a Statue Of Liberty Replica Shows Solidarity With Immigrants & Refugees at Union Station on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)

Democrat Lawmakers: Trump ‘Complicit’ with Russian Activities in Syria

Some Democratic lawmakers, during a House panel hearing on Wednesday, accused U.S. President Donald Trump of cooperating with Moscow in Syria after members of the same party repudiated the American commander-in-chief for targeting assets belonging to dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime, a Russian ally.

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UAE, Saudi Arabia to Join U.S.-Led Economic Peace Workshop in Bahrain

TEL AVIV – The UAE and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced that they will attend the U.S.-led economic workshop in Bahrain next month in what is being billed as a precursor to President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Saudi prince lands in UAE on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder

Turkey Braces for U.S. Sanctions over Purchase of Russian Missiles

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday his country is prepared to face U.S. sanctions for proceeding with its controversial purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles while continuing to argue Turkey is not threatening American or NATO security by acquiring the Russian weapons.

Russia, St. Petersburg : 2834528 04/28/2016 S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems roll through Palace Square in St. Petersburg during Victory Day Parade rehearsal. Alexei Danichev/Sputnik

Israel to Participate in Bahrain Economic Peace Workshop

TEL AVIV – In a rare move, Israel will participate in a U.S.-led economic workshop in Bahrain next month, in what is being billed as a precursor to President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century.” 

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …

Ramadan Rage 2019: Jihadis Massacre 364, Injure 404 in Two Weeks

Islamic terrorists have carried out an estimated 76 attacks in nearly 15 countries since the beginning of Ramadan early this month, killing at least 364 people and injuring 404 others in the first two weeks of the holiest month for Muslims, a Breitbart News tally shows.

A picture taken on May 19, 2019, shows a bus damaged during a bomb blast near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids. - A bomb blast hit a tourist bus wounding at least 17 people, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry. The roadside bomb went off …

Officials Say Iran Quadruples Production of Enriched Uranium

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter.

An Iranian technician works at a Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan 20 November 2004. Representatives and ambassadors from Cuba, Algeria, South Africa and Malaysia along with IAEA`s inspectors visited the Isfahan facility and became acquainted with uranium processing in the center. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)