National Security

Christian Convert Islamic State Survivors Thriving in Kurdish Kobani, Syria

A community of Muslims who converted to Christianity over the brutality displayed by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) during its reign of terror is reportedly growing in the once-besieged border town of Kobani, Syria, where the terrorist group suffered its first major defeat, Reuters learned this week.

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Pentagon Official: Europe Aiding Muslim Repression by Joining China’s Belt and Road

WASHINGTON, DC — European countries that joined Beijing’s’ multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are enabling Beijing’s “repression” of Muslims in its far west, considered a crucial gateway for the project that seeks to connect China to the rest of the world along one route, a top Pentagon official suggested this week.

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FCC Chairman Wants China Mobile Banned as Risk to National Security

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai recommended on Wednesday that China Mobile should not be allowed to operate in the United States because the Chinese telecom giant poses “substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks.”

US sues California over 'net neutrality'

North Korea Tests ‘Tactical Guided Weapon’ with ‘Powerful Warhead’

North Korean state media on Wednesday announced the test of a “new tactical guided weapon” with a “powerful warhead,” personally supervised by dictator Kim Jong-un. It was North Korea’s first weapons test since the second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.

A woman walks past a television screen showing file footage of North Korea's missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on February 12, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile on February 12 in an apparent provocation to test the response from new US President Donald Trump, the South …

North Korea Demands Trump Fire Mike Pompeo for ‘Lousy’ Diplomacy

A top North Korean diplomat issued a scathing condemnation of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for refusing to abandon President Donald Trump’s policy of maintaining sanctions on the rogue nation until it fully dismantles its illegal nuclear weapons program.

Pompeo Meets Kim Jong-un

Runaway Saudi Sisters Plead for Help on Social Media

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom using social media to seek asylum.

Saudi Shiite women react during a protest on January 8, 2016 in the eastern coastal city of Qatif against the execution of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities earlier in the week. Nimr was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the …

Watch: Iran Showcases First Domestic Fighter Jet to Mark Army Day

Domestically designed and built Iran fighter jets were showcased in the skies over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day. The twin-seated Kowsar — modelled after the American F-5 fighter jet which first flew in 1959 – has already been hailed as the future of the country’s air force.

An Iranian fighter jet Kowsar, a fourth-generation fighter attends a military parade during 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 …

Another Headache for Trudeau as Conservatives Take Oil-Rich Alberta

United Conservative Party (UCP) candidate Jason Kenney defeated Rachel Notley and the left-wing New Democratic Party (NDP) in Alberta on Tuesday, ending four years of NDP rule in the conservative-leaning province and moving oil-rich Alberta into the coalition lined up against scandal-plagued Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the upcoming national election.

NAFTA talks likely to continue on sidelines of UN meeting: Trudeau