The election body of Afghanistan decided this week to delay the country’s presidential election for a second time -- to September 28 from its original scheduled date of April 20 and first delay to July 20.
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The United States military may have committed lethal “war crimes” against “numerous” civilians, including children, as it ramped up its airstrike campaign against the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab in Somalia under President Donald Trump’s watch, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed on Wednesday, echoing allegations by the terrorist group and some news outlets.
U.S. President Donald Trump held an hourlong classified meeting on Afghanistan with his national security team over the weekend in the wake of complaints by a top Afghan official that the American envoy charged with leading peace negotiations is “elevating” the Taliban at the expense of sidelining Kabul.
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), even as its so-called caliphate continues to crumble, disseminated a new propaganda film this week urging the jihadi remnants in the group’s last sliver of land in Syria not to worry about their possible demise because they will end up in “paradise” while their enemies will go to “hell.
A misunderstanding resulted in Afghan service members opening fire using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades on a patrol of their counterparts and American advisers in southern Afghanistan, triggering a battle and U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration this week expressed dismay over reports of new activity at North Korean long-range rocket site and research center allegedly used to build long-range missiles capable of targeting the United States mainland, demanding that dictator Kim Jong-Un destroy all its nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons before receiving any sanctions relief.
The top American commander in Africa warned lawmakers on Thursday against the potential expansion of China’s military activities beyond its first overseas base in Djibouti and Russia’s deployment of mercenaries to the Central African Republic (CAR) and ongoing military support for Libyan strongman Gen.
The top U.S. commander in Europe on Tuesday declared that American and NATO troops could not yet mount a credible deterrence against Russian aggression, noting the Kremlin’s efforts to modernize its armed forces are eroding the United States’ military advantage in Europe.
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.
Beijing is taking an increasingly harsh tone in defending its so-called de-radicalization program in China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang, telling foreign diplomats recently that “absurd preachings” from Islamist extremists in the province have yielded “murderous devils,” Reuters reported Thursday.
U.S. troops in Africa recently pledged to provide additional support to an ongoing Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) offensive against Boko Haram and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) breakaway faction in the Lake Chad region.
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.
The U.S. Navy needs an additional 6,200 sailors to fulfill its mission requirements across the world, prompting military leaders to prevent two ships from deploying on recent missions they were not prepared to handle, two top admirals told lawmakers this week.
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.
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.
Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping declared on Wednesday that Beijing remains committed to developing a "strategic partnership" with Iran, which the United States has designated as the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism.
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram, marked one year ofholding 15-year-old Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu hostage after her abduction, refusing to free her because she would not renounce her Christian faith and convert to Islam.
Iranian- and Russian-backed dictator Bashar al-Assad over the weekend warned Syrian Kurds who helped the United States defeat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) that the U.S. would not protect them from a prospective offensive by America's NATO ally Turkey, who has vowed to push the Kurdish fighters out of northern Syria.
The Iranian- and Russian-backed regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad has used banned chemical weapons against its own people more than 300 times since former President Barack Obama declared in 2012 that such attacks would cross a “red line” that would trigger a U.S.
India accused its fellow nuclear power Pakistan of being behind a terrorist suicide bomb attack in Kashmir that killed at least 44 Indian security officers on Thursday, reportedly marking the deadliest attack in the disputed region in decades.
“Growing dissatisfaction” within the Venezuelan military is spreading in the chaos-ridden South American country, a top U.S. Department of State (DOS) official testified before a House panel on Wednesday.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) in Muslim-majority Pakistan on Tuesday sustained its decision to outlaw Valentine’s Day celebrations and the promotion of the February 14 Christian holiday across the country, ordering authorities to take action on revelers.
WASHINGTON, DC — China’s “massive effort to grow and modernize” the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is “eroding” the United States’ “relative competitive military advantage” in the Indo-Pacific region, the top American commander in the area warned on Tuesday, stressing that Beijing’s communist leaders are sensing “weaknesses.
The White House has not issued any orders for the United States military to reduce the presence of the 14,000 American troops in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan declared on Monday while en route to the country on an unannounced trip.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering transferring some of the hundreds of suspected Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists held in Syria to the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as an option of “last resort," the Department of State (DOS) confirmed Thursday.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), al Qaeda, and Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah maintain a presence on the Western Hemisphere and present an "immediate threat" to the region, a top U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC — China is using its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project as a tool to expand its financial and military influence across Latin America and Africa, the two American commanders respectively charged with overseeing United States military activities in those regions cautioned on Thursday.
"Nobody" is willing to launch airstrikes to quell the growing threat posed by al-Qaeda-linked jihadis in Syria, who control more territory than any other terrorist organization in the country, a top Kurdish leader told Breitbart News.
Taliban jihadis on Wednesday repudiated U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal of leaving behind a residual American force in Afghanistan to carry out "counterterrorism" operations if the United States military withdraws from the country as a result of a potential peace pact with the terrorist group.
The Pentagon is at risk of mismanaging yet another multi-billion project in Afghanistan — a modernization program intended to equip the Afghan Air Forces (AAF) with 159 state-of-the-art Black Hawk helicopters as part of efforts to address capability gaps, a U.S.
Between 300 and 550 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadis remain active in the Philippines, a testament to the lingering threat posed by the jihadi group despite efforts by U.S.
More than a quarter of the opium poppies grown in Afghanistan last year came from districts controlled or influenced by the Afghan government, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a watchdog agency, reported Thursday.
The government of Afghanistan lost more territory to the Taliban in recent months, further plunging the number of districts under the control or influence of Kabul to unprecedented lows, a U.S.
The Taliban claimed this week that the United States has agreed to continue helping foot the bill for Afghanistan reconstruction after the eventual American military withdrawal expected as part of a potential peace agreement to end the more than 17-year-old war.
Pakistan expects to profit from its donkey population, the third highest in the world, by selling the animals to its ally China, a move that would generate millions of dollars annually in foreign exchange, the livestock department of the South Asian country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province reportedly announced on Thursday.
The strategic relationship between Russia and China, long marred by tensions and mutual suspicions, is “likely to strengthen” further in 2019 as both countries seek to upend the “liberal democratic model” across the globe and counter U.S.
The U.S. and the Taliban reportedly agreed over the weekend on a draft framework for a peace accord in which the American-NATO-led foreign troops would withdraw from Afghanistan.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro on Friday vowed that his country’s military relationship with Russia “will continue profoundly" in a speech delivered after he attempted to cut all diplomatic ties with the United States over America’s official support for the opposition.
A spokeswoman for the federal Nigeria Police Force (NPS) recently urged gay people in the country to flee or face prosecution under the Same-Sex Prohibition Act, warning that it will not condone any violation of that law “no matter how small," several Nigerian news outlets reported on Wednesday.
Four U.S. Republican senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump this week urging him to transfer more than 700 “battled-hardened” Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadis captured by the American-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to the American military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo).
Beijing reportedly launched a tourism project Tuesday as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) expected to bring at least 350 Chinese tourists each month into chaos-ridden Zimbabwe, a nation gripped by bloody unrest triggered by the government raising fuel prices to the highest in the world.
Boko Haram jihadis have set ablaze a total of 1,125 churches and other religious structures belonging to just one Christian denomination in Nigeria since the terrorist group launched an uprising for Islamist rule in the African country in 2009, Rev.
Beijing believes the Taliban is a “political force” that must be allowed to “play a legitimate role” in a negotiated “political settlement" to end the war plaguing Afghanistan for more than 17 years, the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad declared this week.
An Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. troops and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against American service members in a less than a week and underscoring the lingering menace posed by the jihadi group.
Turkey on Friday said it would not rest until it drains “the terrorist swamp” in neighboring northeastern Syria, a territory controlled by a Kurdish group helping the U.S.
The Supreme Court in the world’s fifth most populous country of Pakistan ordered the government on Tuesday to promote control measures, including a two-children-per-family norm, to wage war on the “ticking time bomb” of population growth.
WASHINGTON, DC — North Korea remains at the top of a list of 50 countries where at least 245 million Christians are facing “extreme”persecution” this year, up 14 percent from 215 million at the beginning of 2018, the World Wide Watch List (WWL) released on Wednesday by Open Doors, a group that monitors the mistreatment of Christ followers, revealed.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday pledged to consider U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to establish a safe zone in northeastern Syria ahead of a planned Turkish offensive against the U.S.
The arrest of a senior Taliban terrorist by authorities in Pakistan prompted the leader of the narco-jihadi group to warn members to “stay alert,” BBC reported on Tuesday.
Baghdad-sanctioned Shiite militiamen allied with Iran, including fighters who want to push U.S. troops out, have gained control of many of the Sunni territories in Iraq they helped liberate from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq, angered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement during his recent visit to the country that United States troops will remain there, renewed threats against American service members in recent days.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday paid an unscheduled visit to Baghdad and the capital of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region in northern Iraq as part of his Middle East tour of several nations that began in Jordan this week.
Beijing has approved a measure ordering Muslim communities within its borders to “uphold the sinicization of their religion” during the next five years, which refers to making Islam more Chinese by instilling Communist Party values, China’s state-run Global Times reported this week.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Jordan on Tuesday, marking the first stop on a tour of eight predominantly Middle Eastern countries to sustain support against Iran’s nefarious activities in the region and assuage allies’ concerns over the White House’s plan to pull American troops from Syria.
The vast majority of U.S. service members and veterans believe the American “occupation” of Iraq and Afghanistan has lasted long enough, but they still support the ongoing war on terror raging since October 2001, according to the results of a survey published this month.
Iran is expected to deploy its most advanced homemade destroyer and other warships to waters in the Atlantic Ocean near the shores of the United States starting in March, marking the second time the rogue regime sends its navy to the region, the Islamic Republic’s naval commander reportedly revealed Friday.
Chinese officials, ahead of a scheduled international inspection, are “drastically” intensifying efforts to conceal evidence of hundreds of tortuous “re-education centers” for Muslims in Xinjiang, the Epoch Times reported Thursday, citing sources and recent activity in the region.
Terrorists could potentially use fentanyl – a synthetic opioid is mainly produced in China that is the primary source behind the fatal overdose epidemic in the United States – as a “weapon of mass destruction,” Bloomberg News recently reported, citing experts and echoing other articles.
China is building one of its “most advanced” naval warships, considered “the largest and most powerful combat vessel” it has ever exported, for its ally Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to maintain “the balance of power in the Indian Ocean” and strengthen Islamabad’s military capabilities, the state-run China Daily reported Wednesday.
Thousands of terrorists from the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) international affiliates continued to wreak havoc in various corners of the world in 2018 even as the jihadi group’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria collapsed, primarily at the hands of the U.S.
The United States this year admitted Afghanistan's troops would not see a military victory against the Taliban, stressing that the primary goal of American President Donald Trump's strategy to end the more than 17-year-old war is to achieve a “political reconciliation” between the jihadi group and Kabul.
Suspected jihadis remotely detonated a bomb on Monday near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30 others as they did last minute shopping ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in an attack that officials say bears the hallmarks of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
Taliban narco-jihadis have vowed to return the strict Islamic rule to Afghanistan they imposed when they ruled the country and treat Afghansof all faiths, backgrounds, and ethnicities the same ifongoing peace negotiations succeed and they rise to power as a legitimate political group.
Afghan Taliban jihadis published a video documenting them participating in a cheer squad-like training to challenge any all competitors who get in their way, something straight out of the cheerleading movie Bring It On, the Military Times reported Thursday.
The World Hijab Day (WHD) non-profit organization launched its 2019 campaign on Wednesday, encouraging women and girls of all faiths, backgrounds, and ethnicities to “voice their choice” of wearing the headscarf for 24 hours on February 1 in solidarity with Muslim women across the world.
Turkey plans to coordinate with the American government and Russia its efforts to push the U.S.-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), considered terrorists by Ankara, out of territory in northern Syria that lies along the Turkish border, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared Tuesday.
A Pakistani court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay $25 million in fines for corruption.
Chinese diplomats are reportedly urging local law enforcement in Nigeria to step up their investigation into the “cruel” murder of three Chinese factory workers whose burned corpses authorities recently found in Lagos, the African country’s most populous city, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Sunday.
Turkey vowed to take over the fight against Islamic State in Syria days before U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out troops, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly revealed Friday.
Pakistan on Thursday defended its close ally China’s internment of up to one million Muslim Uighurs in re-education camps where detainees are forced to renounce their religion in favor of communism, saying foreign news outlets have “sensationalized” the issue.
Turkish authorities temporarily detained an American service member this week over alleged ties to U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen who is considered a terrorist by Ankara, news reports revealed on Thursday.
U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds have expressed deep reservations about Washington’s sudden decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, saying such a move amounts to a “betrayal” that leaves them vulnerable to attacks by Turkey and warning that it would lead to a resurgence of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
The United States offered a military “withdrawal plan” in exchange for a ceasefire this week during talks with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan, a source close to the jihadis told the Times on Wednesday.
Nearly 80 percent of all households in the Afghan district of Ghoryan, located in Herat province along the Iranian border, are involved in some stage of the crystal methamphetamine-making process that is currently fueling addiction epidemics plaguing Afghanistan and Iran, TRT World reported this week.
Nigeria has failed to protect Christians under siege by Boko Haram and other jihadists, pro-Christian groups argued in a letter this week, urging U.S. lawmakers to officially deem the African nation guilty of severe religious freedom violations.
The Iran-backed Shiite Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday agreed on an immediate ceasefire in Yemen’s port city of Hodeida, considered the lifeline of the country as the primary entry point for food and humanitarian aid.
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), reportedly took back the last town held by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) on Friday, further cementing the complete fall of the group’s so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Some factions from the Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization for mainly Tehran-allied Shiite militia groups known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are helping Iran expand its nefarious activities in Iraq, a top U.S.
The Pentagon on Wednesday urged Turkey to suspend its planned operation into territory in northeastern Syria controlled by Kurdish militias fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) with the support of the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, unveiling President Donald Trump’s Africa strategy on Thursday, accused Russia and China of “predatory practices” that interfere with American military operations on the continent and pose a significant threat to America’s homeland security interests.
The United States is at risk of losing its technological edge in the key war-fighting domain of artificial intelligence (AI) to adversary China, top Pentagon officials cautioned lawmakers on Tuesday.
A staggering 70 percent of the population in Yemen — 20 million people — are facing acute food insecurity raging from minimal to catastrophic levels, marking a 15 percent increase from last year, the United Nations humanitarian chief revealed on Monday, echoing a recentinter-agency report issued by the international body's aid divisions.
Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadis are threatening to carry out biological and radio-active attacks against the U.S.-led coalition fighting to demolish the remnants of the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Arutz Sheva reported on Sunday.
Terrorism, primarily at the hands of the Afghan Taliban, killed more people in Afghanistan than in any other country last year, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2018 released by the Institute for Economics and Peace on Wednesday.
The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration is kicking out 18 international charities based in the United States and Europe after refusing their final appeal to remain in the country, the latest move in a “systematic crackdown” on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the nation, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani reportedly claimed this week that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is making daily attempts to negotiate with the Islamic Republic, suggesting that America is willing to suspend sanctions against Tehran if the Shiite powerhouse gives in to its demands.
Several African countries proved immune to last year's decrease in terrorism-linked deaths across most of the world, an assessment by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) released on Wednesday shows.
Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.
Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile over the weekend capable of carrying a nuclear payload to parts of Europe, Israel, and anywhere else in the Middle East, a top U.S.
Iran may help give birth to a “maligned” Shiite terrorist group that mirrors the Sunni Islamic State's (ISIS/ISIL) savagery, the U.S. State Department’s special envoy to Syria cautioned on Thursday.
Aninfluential Islamic scholar who recently blasted the Pakistani Supreme Court for acquitting a Christian mother facing the death penalty on blasphemy charges was found “stabbed to death” and “covered in blood” at his residence in Rawalpindi, local news outlets reported Friday.
The Taliban reportedly claimed to be behind Wednesday’s crash of an Afghan army helicopter near Afghanistan’s border with Iran that killed all 25 people on board, including senior officials.
Radical Islamists in Pakistan have launched widespread protests against the Supreme Court foroverturning Christian mother Asia Bibi’s 2010 death penalty verdict on "blasphemy" charges Wednesday.
The five high-level Taliban members transferred from the American prison in Guantánamo to Qatar in exchange for U.S. Army deserter, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahlhavejoined the jihadi organization’s political office in Doha, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid revealed Tuesday.
The Nigerian army reportedly killed up to 21 people when it fired live bullets into a crowd of protesters on the third day of demonstrations by the African country’s leading Shiite Muslim movementin the capital of Abuja on Monday.
The thousands of Christians who have returned to Iraq in recent months after suffering genocide during the Islamic State (ISIS) occupation are breathing life back into their devastated villages, opening up schools and shops, Breitbart News has learned.
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed on Friday that 79 political parties had registered their respective presidential candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Boko Haram jihadis reportedly cut men “into pieces” with machetes and set some houses ablaze in weekend attacks that displaced an estimated 1,300 people in Nigeria’s Borno state, the terrorist group’s birthplace and stronghold.
A North Korean delegation arrived in Beijing on Monday to participate in an international military forum amid ongoing Pyongyang-Washington negotiations over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, state-funded South Korean media reports