Communist Party officials and Chinese state media have organized to heap effusive praise onto President Xi Jinping over his three-hour speech to open the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Congress on Wednesday, calling the diatribe an "online sensation" and crediting Xi with saving "socialism" worldwide.
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Kurdish authorities estimate that 100,000 people have fled Kirkuk, Iraq this week – formerly under control of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) but now lost to the Baghdad government and its Iran-backed Shiite militia allies.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq announced it had signed a deal with the Russian state-owned oil corporation Rosneft that would allow the company to begin developing oil blocks worth a potential $400 million to the Kurds.
The Chinese state media outlet Xinhua published a blistering condemnation of Western "crusader" human rights ideals on Thursday, arguing for the superiority of Chinese "human rights," defined as "roof over the head" and "food in the belly.
Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident who made news in May by running into the island nation's communist May Day parade waving an American flag, remains trapped in Havana's notorious mental institution.
The Kurdish outlet Rudaw has published a video allegedly showing a member of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a coalition of mostly Shiite Iran-backed militias, hanging a photo of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in the Kirkuk, Iraq, governorate's building.
China's Communist Party opened its once-every-five-years Congress on Wednesday with an extensive speech from President Xi Jinping, who debuted plans for the nation extending into 2050 that include extensive military buildup, economic hegemony, and "sweeping victory" against "corruption," often interpreted as any dissenting thought within the party.
Multiple regional news outlets are reporting that an SUV has crashed into a crowd in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. Police have reportedly confirmed five deaths and at least 11 injuries.
President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that the communist Castro regime in Cuba was responsible for a series of unexplained attacks on American diplomats, the first issuance of blame in the matter by an American official.
Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday that the U.S. military could potentially reconsider supporting the Iraqi military if attacks on Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) territory continued, emphasizing that he would not "speculate" on any future actions at the moment.
Terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State have resurfaced in the Kirkuk region of Iraq, reportedly attacking two villages north of Kirkuk city mere hours after the Iraqi military and its Iran-backed militia allies began an invasion against the Kurdish government controlling the city.
Hot off the heels of the "largest electoral fraud in the history of Latin America," Venezuela's socialist dictatorship has done it again. Defying every major exit poll prior to Sunday, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) secured 17 of the nation's 23 governorships, with its losses in states like Táchira, governed by socialists who dared to criticize the regime.
President Donald Trump has yet to personally weigh in – either through official White House outlets or on Twitter – on the burgeoning civil war in Kirkuk, Iraq following the invasion of the Kurdish-held province by Iraqi soldiers and Iran-backed Shiite militias.
The Chinese government has significantly increased the quantity of communist propaganda in schools under president Xi Jinping, modifying curricula to include more content promoting "Chinese characteristics" and concerning some parents who feel their children would be better served by a greater emphasis on science and math, according to the New York Times.
Following the publication of a sound the Associated Press (AP) asserts was potentially used to torture and maim American diplomats in Cuba, a former political prisoner tells Breitbart News that sound resembled what was used to torture him in a Cuban prison decades ago.
The Associated Press has published what it claims to be the sound that American diplomats and their families heard in Cuba before suffering a variety of health symptoms reportedly including nausea, hearing loss, and brain damage.
The Russian government confirmed Thursday that President Vladimir Putin will visit Iran "before the end of this year" for a "trilateral Iran-Russia-Azerbaijan meeting."
American and Turkish diplomats scramble to restore non-immigrant visa services in both nations, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken an aggressive approach. He asserted Thursday that Turkey is "not a tribal state" and told the United States, "We do not need you.
An individual who CBS News identified this week as a victim of a series of mysterious attacks on U.S. embassy workers in Cuba told the news outlet that the State Department was "trying to hide" the incidents and "ignored" those who raised concerns.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has experienced a dizzying plunge in popularity, with the polling company Social Weather Stations (SWS) issuing him a +48 approval rating in September, down 18 points from his rating in June.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again duped American media into thinking his opinion matters.
During the latest episode of his television series Sundays with Maduro, Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro accused U.S. President Donald Trump of having a "fatal obsession with me" and bragged that growing American sanctions on his country "mean I'm doing something right.
Turkey has frozen non-immigrant visa services for U.S. citizens, mirroring a U.S. announcement of the same policy Sunday in response to the arrest this week of a U.S.
The government of Turkey announced Friday that it will open its first cultural center in Latin America in Caracas, Venezuela, following a visit by that nation's dictator, Nicolás Maduro, to Ankara for talks on economic and national security issues.
The Communist Party of China is boasting of over 100 smartphone applications designed to allow senior party members to more accurately track their underlings' loyalty, based in part on how much communist propaganda the individual consumes on the app.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez declared there is "no evidence" that American diplomats have suffered acoustic attacks, leaving them with hearing loss and brain damage, at a press conference Tuesday responding to the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats from U.S.
North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun has published the results of an alleged white paper by a government agency that found that President Donald Trump was "hell-bent on inflicting a nuclear holocaust" and claiming that he is referred to in America as "Hitler in the 21st century.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told reporters while meeting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Beijing last week that he expects President Donald Trump's visit to the country to be "special" and "wonderful," an outpouring of positive sentiment at odds with the consistent criticism of the United States in communist state media.
Brazil's Health Minister told reporters last week that his nation's judiciary has seen "around 150" lawsuits by Cuban doctors forced to work for negligible salaries in Brazil, the pawn's in an elaborate for-profit enterprise that nets the communist Castro regime millions of dollars a year.
Communist Cuban diplomats and state media outlets condemned the United States this week for withdrawing a significant percentage of its embassy staff from the island after a series of unexplained sonic attacks injured at least 21 diplomats and family members since November 2016.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported this week that some Uighur Muslims in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang have accused the police of confiscating their Qurans, claiming the seminal Islamic text contains "extremist content.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Friday that America would withdraw all "non-emergency personnel" from the U.S. embassy in Cuba and all family members following months of unexplained attacks on American diplomats that have left some with hearing loss and, reportedly, brain damage.
North Korea, through its media outlet the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), denied on Thursday that it tortured late American Otto Warmbier during his time in prison, dismissing Warmbier as a "criminal" and American President Donald Trump as an "old lunatic" for accusing Pyongyang of torturing and killing him.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Twitter this week that Baghdad would seek full control of all airports, land crossings, and oil revenues under the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) by Friday, threatening to seize them if Erbil does not comply with the order.
The Marxist terrorist organization FARC–recently relaunched as a political party–has failed to meet the requirements of a peace deal signed in Cuba with the government of Colombia, the U.S.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza addressed the United Nations General Assembly Monday after dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed to be "too busy" for the event, delivering a tirade against U.S.
The government of Nigeria has once again made the claim that the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram no longer has the ability to freely operate in the nation's northeast, as its courts prepare to be overwhelmed with over 1,600 cases against individual members of the jihadist group.
Former UN Security Council Chief: Venezuela Using ‘Torture, Sex Crimes, Murder’ to Silence Dissidents
Diego Arria, once Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations and a former UN Security Council president, returned to the global organization Monday to condemn the "unprecedented" situation his nation is experiencing, under a tyranny he defined as run by "drug traffickers and criminals.
North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations railed against the latest sanctions passed by the Security Council on Monday, which cut off part of the nation's oil industry and bans North Korean citizens who have not defected from working abroad.
North Korea's foreign ministry threatened the United States with "the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history" on Monday, the 16th anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001.
The communist government of North Korea staged a massive parade in its capital, Pyongyang, on Wednesday, in celebration of its allegedly "perfect" hydrogen bomb test on Sunday.
The communist government of China is once again imposing itself on the nation's growing religious community, passing new regulations to "sinicize" religion to conform with Chinese communism.
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has warned that North Korea may be planning to test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Saturday, the latest in a series of increasingly belligerent military actions that culminated in the nation's sixth and most powerful nuclear test last weekend.
Authorities received complaints from a neighborhood in Ankara, Turkey, this week demanding a local woman shut her curtains if she continues to wear shorts in her private home.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters Wednesday that in a phone call with President Trump he emphasized the role China must play in containing North Korea's nuclear threat and asserted that China is "the country with the biggest lever" to pull on sanctions.
Brazilian prosecutors have uncovered a sprawling corruption scheme following a raid on the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman, presenting mounting evidence that Brazil bought its way through the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) voters to secure the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.
South Korea to Install More THAAD Launchers as North Threatens to ‘Sweep the U.S. Off the Surface of the Earth’
The government of South Korea confirmed Wednesday that it would allow for the installation of four new missile defense launchers, part of a larger U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system designed to protect from a North Korean attack.
Venezuela's opposition published photos this weekend of men butchering a dead dog on the streets of Caracas, preparing the meat for cooking in a nation that has been forced to take increasingly extreme measures to avoid a famine.
President Donald Trump has alarmed the Chinese government again with a threat to cut economic ties to nations that do business with North Korea.
North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun has continued publishing a stream of violent invective, on Monday threatening a "horrible disaster" for South Korea should they continue their civil and military alliance with America.
South Korean officials have confirmed a blast at a nuclear testing site in North Korea that the nation appears to be claiming was a test of a hydrogen bomb.
China's federal legislature passed a law Friday banning "disrespect" for its national anthem, the "March of the Volunteers." Lawmakers have defined "disrespect" variously as parodies of the anthem, use of the tune as background music, or playing the song during commercials.
North Korea's state media announced Friday that the country has issued a new set of stamps to commemorate the testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in July, yet another sign the nation's communist regime remains unapologetic about its belligerent threats to its neighbors and the United States.
Vowing that "we do not want to break ties to our past," Colombia's Marxist terrorist group FARC has announced it will keep its acronym as a political party, while rebranding as the "Revolutionary Alternative Common Force.
The Global Times, a Chinese state newspaper, announced Thursday that the government would soon debut a new series of textbooks that would "place greater emphasis" on the mid-20th century war between China and Japan and give them "a strong sense" of China's claims in the South China Sea.
In a state media broadcast Wednesday, Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro alleged that "at least one million" civilians participated in an obstacle course organized by the government and branded "Bolivarian Sovereignty Exercises 2017," meant to train civilians for war with America.
North Korea has dismissed protests against its increasingly belligerent use of missile testing from the United States, calling America a "nuclear criminal" and threatening "final doom" in a state newspaper column published Thursday.
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte told reporters Wednesday that, following the liberation of the Grand Mosque of Marawi, the nation's military could now bomb mosques, madrassas, and other hiding centers to finally eliminate the Islamic State presence in the city.
On the front page of Venezuela's state media outlet VTV Tuesday, an article lauded the impoverished socialist nation as an "exemplary model for the emancipation of humanity.
Residents of northern Japan woke up to horrifying alerts warning of a North Korean missile attack Tuesday morning, and many have told local news outlets they had little idea what to do or where to go to stay safe.
The "national constituent assembly" (ANC), an illegal lawmaking body created by dictator Nicolás Maduro, confirmed on Monday that it would regulate the messages private companies post on social media to combat an alleged "psychological war" occurring against socialism.
North Korea's state propaganda outlets have not tempered their rhetoric in the hours following a shocking missile launch over northern Japan early Tuesday morning, instead threatening the United States and its allies with "nuclear catastrophe" if they continue to object to Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
Venezuela's government has confirmed that dictator Nicolás Maduro is skipping the United Nations General Assembly because he is "very busy." Canceling the trip to New York would allow Maduro to avoid the uncomfortable logistics of entering the U.N.
Venezuela's socialist dictatorship has ordered civilians to join in "civic-military exercises" to prepare for what government officials claim is an upcoming invasion of the country by U.S.
The Chinese state newspaper Global Times is applauding the communist government in a column published Monday for its "fair" organ transplant system, in an article titled "Sound Legal System and Fair Distribution in China's Organ Transplant Hailed by International Community.
‘Fix the Economy, Build the Wall, Defeat ISIS’: Dr. Sebastian Gorka Teases Future Venture to ‘Maintain MAGA’
Former deputy assistant to the president Dr. Sebastian Gorka explained his exit from the White House on Breitbart News Saturday this morning, teasing an ambitious joint venture with Breitbart News to "create the platform for a true Jacksonian national foreign policy agenda.
In testimony published Thursday, Luís Zúñiga – a Cuban dissident who spent 19 years in political prison – detailed his experience seeing the use of "acoustic attacks" on political prisoners to damage their brains and ultimately kill them.
The Cuban government has yet to release Daniel Llorente, a dissident arrested for waving an American flag during the nation's communist May Day parade this year, from a mental health ward his family was told he was confined to following the incident because he believes in God.
North Korea's state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published two editorials Wednesday threatening the use of "absolute force" against "mad guy" President Donald Trump and a "barrage of fire" over South Korea.
As media outlets and observers try to put together a "doctrine" out of President Donald Trump's actions during his young tenure in the White House, the role of the State Department in shaping said doctrine has remained elusive.
The leftist government of Ecuador, a close ally of China, has lodged a stern protest against Beijing this week after seizing an illegal fishing vessel carrying thousands of endangered sharks.
A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban issued a response to President Donald Trump's announcement of a new strategy for the Afghan war on Tuesday, vowing that "Afghanistan will become another graveyard for this superpower" without complete withdrawal.
Wuilly Arteaga, a 23-year-old violinist known for playing the national anthem during protests in Venezuela, told reporters Thursday that the military subjected him to beatings, burnings, and forced him to watch soldiers rape a protester during his extended time behind bars.
Vice President Mike Pence urged Chile, Peru, Mexico, and other Latin American nations to consider cutting all diplomatic ties to North Korea during his visit to Chile on Wednesday, suggesting only a full diplomatic freeze could pressure the rogue communist state to cease its constant threats of nuclear attack.
The governor of Venezuela's inland Amazonas province denounced a "massacre" Wednesday at a prison in his state, alleging that police acting at the behest of the socialist regime attempted to storm the prison and killed 37 inmates in the process.
The U.S. State Department has revealed persistent persecution of Christians in Cuba in its 2016 religious freedom report released Tuesday, highlighting actions to suppress Christian dissident group the Ladies in White in particular and the use of state bureaucracy to prevent the spread of the faith.
Cuban state media outlet Granma published images of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro bowing before the tomb of Fidel Castro on Wednesday, honoring the recently deceased mass murderer shortly after what would have been his 91st birthday.
Protesters in Venezuela speaking to Agence-France Presse Tuesday called the main opposition party's participation in socialist-controlled elections this year a "mockery" as anti-socialist groups lament dwindling numbers at what were previously thousands-strong elections.
The Miami Herald reported Sunday that a memo circulating among relevant law enforcement revealed evidence that Diosdado Cabello, an alleged drug lord and once Venezuela's second-in-command, ordered the assassination of U.S.
North Korea's state media has published a column Monday listing a variety of foreign members of communist, pro-North Korea organizations in another attempt to dispel the image of the "hermit kingdom" as diplomatically isolated.
Nicolás Maduro Guerra, son of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro Moros, threatened to storm New York City and "take the White House" in response to President Donald Trump's suggestion that a U.S.
A major fault line in Venezuela's opposition movement surfaced this week as the socialist elements of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) urge participation in the government's regional elections, which the center-right opposition rejects as a move legitimizing dictator Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro ordered his foreign minister to reach out to American counterparts to schedule a meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday.
The communist government of North Korea touted an apparently thousands-strong rally in the heart of Pyongyang – Kim Il-sung Square – Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump's warning that any attack on U.S.
A report in an Arab newspaper cites Hezbollah media outlet al-Manar and unnamed "sources in the Arabic community" as beginning a push to replace embattled dictator Nicolás Maduro with Tareck El Aissami, the alleged drug lord appointed vice president of Venezeula.
The U.S. State Department confirmed Wednesday that several American diplomats left the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba in May after complaining of "a variety of physical symptoms" triggered by unspecified "incidents.
The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba published a report this week detailing the alarming extent to which the communist Cuban regime has entrenched itself in Venezuela, controlling every government function, from the nation's failing health care system to dictator Nicolás Maduro's private security.
China appears to be souring on the decades-old decision to invest heavily in Venezuela, now arguably the world's worst economy, with its state media suggesting Wednesday that keeping commitments to Venezuela "is at the cost of great risk" and the nation's banks should reconsider business there.
The nations sharing a border with Venezuela, increasingly on the brink of civil war, are bracing for an influx of tens of thousands of refugees, most having crossed into Cúcuta, Colombia, and Roraima, Brazil.
A group of men identifying themselves as Venezuelan soldiers published a video on social media calling for an overthrow of the socialist regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro, shortly before the government announced it had quelled an uprising in Carabobo state on Sunday.
The socialist regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro has begun the swearing-in of the "National Constituent Assembly," a parallel legislature Maduro created to stifle the opposition-held National Assembly.
Following a series of condemnations from American officials over its latest missile test – and a bizarre affirmation that "we are not your enemy" from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – the North Korean government has responded in its state media, demanding America keep its "stinky face" out of Asia.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte made his second visit to the Islamic State-controlled city of Marawi on Friday, greeting soldiers and vowing to establish a trust fund for the education of children whose parents serve in the military.
The Turkish government announced on Wednesday that the commanders of its army, navy, and air force were all stepping down at the end of their terms, naming replacements and asserting that the change in authority was not an irregular occurrence.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has postponed the installation of the "national constituents' assembly" (ANC), a fabricated socialist lawmaking body meant to usurp the power of the National Assembly, following an election widely believed to be fraudulent.
The Global Times, a newspaper published by the government of China, has lauded Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks that the United States does not seek an end to the brutal communist regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea and would prefer dialogue with it.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte condemned his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un as a "son of a bitch maniac" in an aside during a speech to the nation's tax agency Wednesday, warning that despite his "chubby face," he had the potential of turning all of Asia into "an arid land.
Police have arrested a man dressed in traditional Islamic garb who attacked a statue of founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in southeast Turkey on Saturday. The man claimed he needed to destroy the statue to adhere to his Muslim faith.
Venezuela's Secret Police (Sebin) stormed the homes of opposition leader Leopoldo López and rightful mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma early Tuesday morning, taking the two men away over alleged violations of their house arrest provisions.
Venezuela's dictator Nicolás Maduro has responded to U.S. sanctions banning him from the country Monday with an outrageous tirade in which he claimed the White House was in the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and calling the sanctions a sign of America's "impotence, desperation, and hate.