Robert Long (L) and Ada Yu hold signs in favor of Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou outside her bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts following her December 1 arrest in Canada for extradition to the US, in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 11, 2018. (Photo by Jason …

Chinese Media: Canadians Detained in Retaliation for Meng Wanzhou’s Arrest

The Chinese government has said little about its reasons for arresting Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor this week, but on Thursday, the state-run Global Times published an editorial explicitly framing the arrests as revenge for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

A Ukraine army soldier stands on duty with his heavy machine gun at an undisclosed location in eastern Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Ukrainian lawmakers were set to consider a presidential request for the introduction of martial law in the country on Monday following an incident in which Russian coast …

Five Key Elements of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The naval conflict this weekend between Russia and Ukraine was not a sudden development. Pressure has been building between the two nations for a long time, arguably even before Ukraine broke away from the disintegrating Soviet Union in 1991.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) meets with Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump: No Further Action Against Saudi Arabia for ‘Terrible’ Khashoggi Killing

President Donald Trump released a statement on Tuesday afternoon denouncing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as a “terrible” crime and an action the United States “does not condone,” but he also indicated he would take no further action against the Saudi government.

Iraq's new President Barham Salih (R) meets Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on his official visit to Tehran

Iraq’s President Visits Iran Weeks After U.S. Renews Sanctions

TEHRAN — Iraq’s President Barham Salih began a visit to Iran on Saturday, where he pledged to improve relations less than two weeks after the United States restored oil sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

HAVANA, CUBA - FEBRUARY 27: The historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba is seen in the early morning on February 27, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Today in Washington D.C, the second round of diplomatic talks between U.S. and Cuban officials took place is an effort to restore full diplomatic relations and …

Trump Administration Bans Americans from 16 Cuban Military-Owned Hotels

The State Department announced Wednesday that it would add another 26 entities, including 16 hotels, to its “Cuba Restricted List,” generally barring Americans from doing business with those entities. The hotels and other businesses in question are those known to be owned by the Cuban military, which directly engages in human rights abuses throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Louis Farrakhan Visits Iran, Compares Trump to Satan

TEL AVIV – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on a visit to Tehran described President Donald Trump as a lying Satan and urged Iranians to resist American “plots” against Iran and other Muslim countries, according to a report by the state-affiliated Islamic Republic News Agency.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to reporters on Tuesday at the State Department about the thousands of Central American migrants who are heading to the U.S. border with Mexico. (Penny Starr/Breitbart News)

Pompeo Defends Trump Waivers to Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended the Trump administration’s reimposition of sanctions against Iran from conservative critics who argue more should be done to isolate the country.

Israel's Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman (R) and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (C) walk together after an honor cordon on April 21, 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst - Pool / Getty Images)

Israel Thanks Trump as Iran Sanctions Take Effect

JERUSALEM – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed US sanctions that took effect Monday targeting Iran’s oil and financial sectors, calling it a “critical” blow to Tehran’s actions in the region.

Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan (Askia Muhammad via TriceEdnyWire.com)

Louis Farrakhan Chants ‘Death to America’ in Iran

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan led a chant of “Death to America!” on a solidarity visit to Iran this weekend, according to Iranian news sources. He also led a chant of “Death to Israel!”

In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry set to take effect on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, as it grapples with an economic …

Iran Plans ‘Day of Fight’ as Sanctions Return on Embassy Takeover Anniversary

Iran has designated November 4 a “day of fight” against the “U.S.-Israeli-Saudi triangle of terrorism.” The date is significant for two reasons: it is the anniversary of Iran’s monstrous takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and, not coincidentally, it was chosen by the United States as the day renewed sanctions against Iran will take effect.

High-stakes diplomacy as battle for Syria's Idlib looms

Report: Trump Administration Considers Weakening Iran Sanctions

With less than two weeks to go until a far stronger round of U.S. sanctions hits Iran, the Trump administration is reportedly considering an exemption European governments strongly requested: allowing Iranian banks to continue doing business with the global financial transfer system SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications), based in Belgium.