National Security

Florida City Cancels Cuban Regime-Friendly Acts at 4th of July Concert

The city of Hialeah, Florida, canceled acts on Monday of a scheduled Independence Day concert featuring Cuban artists after the exile community protested against allowing artists who support the Castro regime to profit from performing in the United States.

Alexander Delgado and Randy Malcom Martinez of Gente de Zona speak on stage during the ASCAP 2018 Latin Awards at Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)

Iran Admits Recession After U.S. Sanctions Worse than Expected

The Iranian government published a report on Sunday showing the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by 4.9 percent over the fiscal year ending March 21. The announcement revealed Iran’s economy contracted much more sharply than anticipated after U.S. sanctions were reimposed by President Donald Trump.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) arrives to attend a ceremony marking the country's annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to "drive back Zionism", in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic's archfoe Israel. …

Pollak: Obama Alumni May Be Prodding Iran, Inadvertently, to War

The latest talking point from Democrats is that President Donald Trump is maneuvering the United States into a war with Iran — but ironically, it may be Democrats themselves who are making war more likely by defending the Iranian regime and encouraging it to stand firm against the president.

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on April 22, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt Denies Request for Public Mohamed Morsi Funeral

The Egyptian government denied a request for a public funeral from the family of former President Mohamed Morsi on Tuesday, quickly interring Morsi’s remains in the Nasr City district of Cairo.

People hold picture of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a symbolic funeral cerenomy on June 18, 2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. - Thousands joined in prayer in Istanbul on Tuesday for former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi who died the previous day after collapsing during a trial hearing in a …

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi Died of Heart Attack After Court Appearance

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi, a prominent leader of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group who was democratically elected in the wake of the country’s 2011 uprising, suffered a fatal heart attack on Monday while facing espionage charges in a Cairo court after spending six years in prison following the military coup that ousted him.

FILE - In this June 21, 2015 file photo, former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt. An …

State Media: China Could Export Muslim Labor Camps to the World via the U.N.

China is using its clout over the United Nations to promote and legitimize its so-called “re-education” centers in Xinjiang where communist authorities are subjecting Uighurs and other Muslim minorities to extrajudicial incarceration, torture, forced political indoctrination, the renunciation of their faith, and other human rights abuses, Chinese state media revealed on Monday. 

TOPSHOT - A demonstrator wearing a mask painted with the colours of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag attends a protest of supporters of the mostly Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists to denounce China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims during …

Philippines Floats Dragging U.S. into South China Sea Feud with Defense Treaty

A spokesman for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte suggested Monday that the country could invoke a mutual defense treaty with the United States to involve America in its ongoing dispute with China over a Philippine fishing vessel sunk in a “hit and run” accident in sovereign Philippine territory.

In this undated June 2019 handout photo provided Arlinda dela Torre via the Department of Agriculture, the damaged Filipino fishing boat F/B Gimver 1 lies on the shores at San Jose, Occidental Mindoro province, Philippines. China recently acknowledged its fishing vessel hit a Filipino boat in the disputed South China …

Report: Smugglers Helping Iran Withstand Sanctions with Afghan Cash

Up to 5 billion U.S. dollars were smuggled last year alone into Iran from Afghanistan where an annual influx of American taxpayer funds is helping the Islamic Republic weather the storm from the historic wave of crippling United States sanctions, the Afghanistan Times (AT) reported Monday, echoing other local news outlets.

This picture illustrates Iranians on January 12, 2012 counting and exchanging the United States 100-dollar bills and Iran's Rial banknotes, bearing a portrait of Iran's late founder of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. The Rial's plunge, to 18,000 to the dollar hit a record low on January 18, …