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EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Regime Critics Demand Biden Deny Visa to ‘Butcher of Tehran’ President Raisi

Critics of the Islamic Republic of Iran called to deny a visa to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — dubbed the “Butcher of Tehran” —  following reports of his plans to travel to New York to attend the United Nations upcoming session, warning his attendance would “endanger national security,” serve to “appease terrorists,” and “reward the Iranian regime for its assassination and kidnapping attempts on Americans.”

Saudi Arabia Sentences Shia Woman to 34 Years in Prison for Retweets

A court in Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia sentenced a Saudi woman and adherent of Shia Islam to 34 years in prison on Monday for using her personal Twitter account to "create public turmoil and destabilize civil and national security" by re-Tweeting posts demanding the Saudi government release women's rights activists from prison, Turkey's Hürriyet newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Israel Closes Offices of Palestinian NGOs Designated as Terror Groups

Israeli troops were attacked with rocks and Molotov cocktails overnight Wednesday as they shuttered the offices of seven Palestinian rights groups deemed terrorist organizations by Israel.
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Satellites Find Ukrainian Grain Ship Meant for Lebanon Docked in Syria

Satellite photos analyzed by the Associated Press on Tuesday revealed the much-celebrated first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine under a deal with its Russian invaders, officially bound for starving Lebanon, wound up in Syria instead.
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Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Tells Germany Israel Committed '50 Holocausts'

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas told Germans on Tuesday, in the presence of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, that Israel had committed "50 Holocausts."

Democrats, Media Seized on Saudi Role in Khashoggi Murder; Downplay Iran's Role in Rushdie Attack

When Saudi Arabia secretly murdered columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the media and politicians demanded radical changes in U.S. foreign policy; but even after Iran openly supported the attempted murder of author Salman Rushdie, the Biden administration is given a pass as it persists in negotiations with the Iranian regime.

Graham Blasts Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal -- 'This Decision Was Against Sound Military Advice'

Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on the one-year mark of President Joe Biden's botched withdrawal out of Afghanistan that led to the death of 13 U.S. soldiers.

Gazans Corroborate Israel's Account, Admit Palestinian Kids Killed by Misfired Terror Rocket

Eyewitnesses in Gaza have confirmed Israel's account that rockets fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group were responsible for the deaths of several Palestinians, including children, after they fell short of their target during last week's three-day conflict.

NY Times Drops Gaza-Based Reporter Who Said ‘Jews Are Sons of the Dogs’

The New York Times has cut ties with a Palestinian freelancer based in the Gaza Strip. The move came after a media watchdog shone a very public light on his antisemitism and social media declarations including calls for anti-Jewish violence and “burning them like Hitler did.”

Exclusive – Nikki Haley Pans ‘Corrupt’ U.N. for Welcoming Iran’s President as Regime Attempts Assassinating U.S. Officials

Following reports of plans by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — dubbed the “Butcher of Tehran” — to travel to New York to attend the United Nations upcoming session, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed the “corrupt” international organization for even considering the move as Iranian terrorists “try to assassinate our officials, on our soil.”

Iran Blames Salman Rushdie 'and His Supporters' for Getting Stabbed

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani on Monday delivered the Iranian regime’s first public comment on the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie. Kanaani denied the Iranian government orchestrated the attack, instead holding Rushdie responsible for his own attempted murder.

Four U.S. Tourists Among Seven Victims Shot by Arab Terrorist in Jerusalem

An Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem shot seven people, including four American citizens, near Jerusalem’s Old City overnight Saturday, before turning himself in to police after an intense hours-long manhunt.

EXCLUSIVE: Senior U.N. Official Fired for Condemning Palestinian Terror Rockets

The head of a U.N. office tasked with Palestinian aid has been fired after posting a tweet condemning Gaza terrorist rocket fire in the wake of Israel's conflict with the Islamic Jihad terror group.

Chief Iran Deal Negotiator: Iran Has Been 'More Aggressive' -- Would Get Increased Assets and Revenue under Nuke Deal

During an interview aired on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” U.S. Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley, the chief negotiator in talks on the Iran nuclear deal said that if a deal is reached, Iran would gain access to assets and would be

Palestinians to Discuss Full Recognition of 'State of Palestine' in Upcoming U.N. Session with Joe Biden

The Palestinian Authority is planning to demand full recognition for “State of Palestine” at the United Nations and has been in contact with President Joe Biden about the matter, Palestinian media reported ahead of the General Assembly in September.

1,000 Israeli Students Call Out Ben & Jerry’s ‘Hypocrisy,’ Accuse Them of ‘Occupying’ Native Land in Vermont

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is guilty of the “occupation” of stolen Native American land, according to a group of Israeli academics and students who accused the famed company of hypocrisy for seeking to stop the sale of its ice cream in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Former Twitter Employee Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

A former employee of left-wing social media giant Twitter has been found guilty of using his position within the company to spy for the government of Saudi Arabia.

Elliot Ackerman: There 'Is No Method' to Get Afghan Allies out of the Country a Year Later

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith,” Writer for The Atlantic and author Elliot Ackerman said that a year after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, there still “really is no method to get those Afghans who are still

U.N. Convenes Anti-Israel Hate Fest to Slam Israel over Gaza

Israel came under fire once again at the United Nations, this time for defending itself against Iran-backed terrorists in Gaza who fired 1100 rockets into the country over the weekend.

Ben & Jerry's Sues Parent Company After Woke Founders Boycott Israel

Ben & Jerry's took its parent company Unilever to a federal court in New York on Monday for the first hearing in its quest to stop the multinational from allowing its ice cream to be sold in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Hezbollah Terror Chief Warns Israel with War if It Touches Disputed Gas

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned his terror group would "sever" Israel's hand if it dared to try and access offshore gas reserves, threatening to attack the Jewish state next month.

Erdogan Says Turkish Banks Are Adopting Russian Payment System

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that five Turkish banks will begin using Russia’s Mir electronic payment system - a sign of deepening ties between NATO member Turkey and outlaw Russia, and a step toward dismantling the international financial system that allows Western nations to impose economic sanctions on rogue regimes.

EXCLUSIVE -- Democrat Senator Bob Menendez: ‘Fantasy’ of Returning to Iran Deal ‘Unrealistic, Unproductive’

The “fantasy” of returning to the Obama-led nuclear deal with Iran is both “unrealistic” and “unproductive,” according to Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who slammed the Islamic theocracy for oppressing its citizens, terrorizing countries, and undermining the “stability of the entire region,” while claiming the “overwhelming majority of Iranians have always opposed the violent tactics, extrajudicial killings and nuclear ambitions of the leaders in Tehran.”

Pollak: 5 Consequences of Israel's Stunning Win over Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Israel won a swift and decisive victory last weekend in a brief conflict with Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iranian-backed terrorist group based in the Gaza Strip.

More Palestinians Died from Misfired Rockets than Israeli Strikes

More Palestinians died in the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza by botched rocket launches by Gaza terrorists than from Israel Air Force strikes, the army said on Monday.

Cease-fire Begins Between Israel, Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad

An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire began Sunday evening at 11:30 p.m. local time between Israel and the Iranian-backed terrorist militia known as Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) after two days of fighting in which Israel had the clear upper hand.

Gaza Terrorists Fire 600 Rockets at Israel, Including Jerusalem

Rocket sirens were heard in the Jerusalem area on Sunday morning, in the first occurrence of missiles launched by Gaza terrorists towards the Israeli capital since Israel's military operation began two days ago.

Israel Is Routing Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad After 48 Hours of Fighting

After 48 hours of fighting, Israel appears to have the decisive upper hand in its fight with Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a terrorist group that had allegedly been planning imminent attacks on Israel when the war began on Friday.

WATCH: Gaza Terror Group Misfires; Rocket Lands on Palestinian House

A rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Saturday fell short of its target in Israel and hit a Palestinian home within the Strip, killing several children, Israeli military officials said.

Lebanon: Silo Towers Collapse on 2nd Anniversary of Beirut Port Explosion

A section of Beirut's grain silos collapsed on Thursday, the same day that Lebanon marked the second anniversary of a deadly explosion at the Port of Beirut that devastated the city and damaged the very same grain silos, the National, a U.A.E.-based newspaper, reported.

Saudi Arabia Sets September Crude Prices to Asia at Record High

Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced record-high selling prices for crude oil to Asian buyers. The remarkably high increase of 50 cents per barrel was still lower than some forecasts, which anticipated up to $1.50 per barrel.

Biden Admin: 'Israel Has a Right to Protect Itself' Against Islamic Jihad Rockets

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas R. Nides supported Israel's "right to protect itself" on Friday after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iran-backed terror group in Gaza, fired 100-plus rockets at Israeli towns earlier that day.

WATCH: Israel's Iron Dome Takes out Iranian-Backed Islamic Jihad Rockets

Israel launched its Iron Dome batteries Friday evening at rockets fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iranian-backed terror group in Gaza.

Netanyahu vs. Kushner over Claims in New Memoir About Peace Deal, Annexation

Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu rejected claims Thursday by former White House senior adviser Jared Kushner that Netanyahu's declared plans to extend sovereignty over Judea and Samaria in 2020 had not been coordinated with the U.S.

Graham: Terrorists 'Welcomed in Afghanistan' After U.S. Departure

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Wednesday on FNC's "The Story" that terrorists are "welcomed in Afghanistan when reacting to the U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Pro-Israel Democrat Defeats 'Israel-hating' Jewish Congressman in Michigan Primary

Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) defeated fellow incumbent Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI) in Michigan's 11th congressional district in suburban Detroit in Tuesday's primary, after the issue of Levin's hostility to Israel became a defining issue in the contest.

Israeli PM Yair Lapid Hints at Country's Nuclear Weapon Stockpile

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said this week Israel has “other capabilities” against threats from Iran, in a rare allusion to the country's widely reported nuclear stockpile.

Menendez: 'Al-Qaeda's Safe Haven Is Still Alive and Well in Afghanistan'

During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of PBS’ “NJ Spotlight News,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said that former al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s presence in Kabul “confirms that al-Qaeda’s safe haven is still alive and well in

U.S. Approves $3.05 Billion Sale of Patriot Missiles to Saudi Arabia

The United States has approved a $3.05 billion sale of Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia in the wake of President Joe Biden's visit to the country.

Lawrence Wright: 'Most Likely' Person to Be Next Leader of Al-Qaeda Will 'Come out of Iran'

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” author and Staff Writer for The New Yorker Lawrence Wright said that he thinks “the most likely” person to take over the leadership of al-Qaeda in the wake of the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri

Durbin: Biden 'Did the Right Thing' with Afghanistan Withdrawal 'We Can Always Second-Guess' How He Did It

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that he “was not one of the critics of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.” And “the President did the right thing. He might have done

CNN's Ward: Taliban 'Collaborating' with al-Qaeda, Raises Question of How You Deal with Lesser-Known Terrorists

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward reported that an official told CNN that “senior Haqqani Taliban figures were not only aware of” al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s presence in Kabul, but “even took steps in

Report: U.S. Kills al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Drone Strike

The United States has reportedly killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike that had no civilian casualties. 

Lebanon: Sections of Beirut's Blast-Stricken Grain Silos Collapse

Sections of Beirut's grain silos collapsed on Sunday after weakening during a weeks-long fire caused by recent high temperatures that fermented the silos' grain stores, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, noting that the silos were infamous for shielding much of western Beirut from an August 2020 port explosion and sustaining partial damage from the blast themselves.

Palestinians up Pay of Terrorists Who Killed Nine as Israel Halts Funds over 'Pay-for-Slay'

The Palestinian Authority marked the 20th anniversary of a deadly attack at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by increasing its monthly payments to the terrorists responsible, a media watchdog said Sunday.

EXCLUSIVE -- 'Despicable New Low:' Head of U.N. Probe Against Israel Under Fire

The head of a United Nations probe against Israel has come under fire after a member of the inquiry panel was quoted as saying social media was controlled by the “Jewish lobby” and Israel, which is in "systematic violation" of all human rights law, and should not even be included in the globalist body.

Hundreds of Anti-Iran Protesters Occupy Iraqi Parliament

Hundreds of protesters swarmed through the protected “Green Zone” in Baghdad on Wednesday and occupied the Iraqi Parliament building for much of the day.

Kuwait, Bahrain Ban Disney’s Woke ‘Thor 4’ ‘for the Sake of Safeguarding Society’s Moral Values’

Gulf state Bahrain has joined other Middle Eastern countries in imposing a cinema ban on the fourth instalment of superhero saga Thor, a Hollywood blockbuster featuring gay characters.

Report: Top Biden Official -- Reviving Iran Deal 'Highly Unlikely'

A senior Biden administration official reportedly thinks resuscitating the tattered nuclear agreement with Iran would be “highly unlikely” in the near future.

Saudi Arabia Says Sharia-Ruled 75-Mile Desert Skyscraper Will 'Free' People from 'Cars and Emissions'

The "Mirror Line" – a proposed 75-mile-long twin skyscraper metropolis in arid northwest Saudi Arabia – will liberate its proposed 5 million residents "from roads, cars, and emissions," according to the Saudi Press Agency this week.

German Compensation Offer to Israeli Families of Olympic Attack Victims Dismissed as 'Insulting'

BERLIN — The German government indicated Wednesday that it was willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group. Family members of the athletes have criticized the proposed amount as “insulting.”

Saudi Crown Prince Touches Base with Putin After Unproductive Biden Visit

The Kremlin revealed on Thursday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known commonly as MBS, held a phone conversation with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin to discuss "stability" in global oil markets, a week after leftist American President Joe Biden visited Riyadh to, reportedly, request the Saudis consider increasing production.

Twitter Employee Charged with Spying for Saudi Arabia Goes on Trial

A former Twitter employee accused of spying on political dissidents for the Saudi Arabian government while working for the social media platform is set to stand trial this week in a San Francisco federal court.

Biden Admin Refuses to Restore Iran-Backed Houthis' Terrorist Designation

The Biden Administration rebuffed calls from human rights activists and congressional leaders on Monday by refusing to restore the murderous Iran-backed Houthi insurgents of Yemen to the list of foreign terrorist organizations. President Joe Biden delisted the Houthis as one of his first acts in office. The insurgents have engaged in constant acts of terrorism and escalating violence ever since.

Trees Dedicated to Memory of Buchenwald Victims Chopped Down

BERLIN — The Buchenwald concentration camp memorial says that seven trees dedicated to the memory of victims of the Nazi camp in eastern Germany have been chopped down.

Vladimir Putin Visits Iran, Potentially Shoring up Oil and Drone Deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Iran on Tuesday for a meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. It was Putin’s first foray beyond former Soviet Union territory since he launched his invasion of Ukraine in February.

WH Spox Kirby on Biden Saudi Trip: You Can't Say 'Values Matter' and 'Refuse to Talk to People'

On Monday’s “CNN Newsroom,” National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby responded to criticism of President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia last week by arguing that “the best way” to advance human rights “is to actually go