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Foreign Affairs (News/Activism)

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  • U.S. issues worldwide travel warning for LGBTQ community

    05/20/2024 2:21:22 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 1 replies
    KTLA TV ^ | 5/17/2024 | Austin Turner
    The United States Department of State issued a Worldwide Caution aimed at “LGBTQI+ persons and events” on Friday, warning that there is increased potential for organized terrorist-inspired violence. Friday’s alert didn’t allude to any specific threats or locations but...
  • More Breaking News Out Of Iran: Unconfirmed reports of the assassination of the commander-in-chief of the Iranian police. Was shot 7 times. *See Link

    05/19/2024 9:32:51 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 53 replies
    Mossad Commentary @MOSSADil ^ | 05/19/24 | twitter
    I haven't cross checked this but...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for gun attack that killed three Spanish tourists in Afghanistan

    05/19/2024 8:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday 19 May 2024
    Islamic State claims responsibility for gun attack that killed three Spanish tourists in Afghanistan The terror group's affiliate in Afghanistan is a major rival of the country's Taliban government, and earlier claimed responsibility for an attack on Chinese citizens in Kabul in 2022.Islamic State has claimed responsibility after three Spanish tourists were killed when gunmen opened fire in Afghanistan's central Bamiyan province. An Afghan person was also killed, and a further four foreign nationals and three Afghans were injured in the attack in the mountainous region, the Taliban's interior ministry has said. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack...
  • Catalonia Votes to Stay With Spain

    05/19/2024 8:37:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 18 May 2024 | Trelawney Bresic
    Parties opposing Catalonia’s independence from Spain have garnered the support of a majority of voters in the region. Recent elections saw approximately 54% of the electorate elect candidates from non-separatist parties across the political spectrum, making a significant shift in Catalonia’s political landscape. This vote may have drawn a line under a tumultuous decade marked by a push for independence. The 2017 call for independence included an unofficial referendum, a unilateral declaration of independence, mass protests and arguably the country’s most severe constitutional crisis since the transition to democracy in 1975. Separatism had been waning before this vote, but this...
  • (President Ebrahim) Raisi Calls for Increased Population, Control over Abortion

    05/19/2024 3:45:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Islam Times ^ | May 18, 2024 | staff
    Islam Times - President Ebrahim Raisi voiced concern over the increased number of illegal abortion cases in Iran, calling for tighter control over the growing trend to boost the birth rate and larger population in accordance with Islam. President Raisi made the comments while addressing a national conference to discuss ways to increase the population in Tehran on Saturday. According to Raisi, family is a key part of any society, which needs to be empowered partly through giving birth to children, adding that families should be helped to reduce their concerns including economic-related ones, of which the most important is...
  • Rubio: I Support Mass Deportation, We Have to Do Something Dramatic to Remove Illegal Immigrants

    05/19/2024 3:06:10 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he supported mass deportation of illegal immigrants because the numbers call for something dramatic. Host Kristen Welker said, “If reelected, Donald Trump said he is willing to put migrant detention camps and to deport more than 11 million undocumented immigrants, and it would be the largest deportation plan in American history. Do you support that plan?” Rubio said, “Eleven million, that was the number ten years ago. We’re talking upwards of 25 to 30 million.” He continued, “The answer to your question is yes. We cannot absorb 25,...
  • ‘It is time’ to help Ukraine hit bases in Russia: Victoria Nuland (a darn video)

    05/19/2024 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    ABC via Yahoo ^ | May 19th, 2024 | Victoria Nuland
    Advocates for the use of US Tactical Missiles (some nuclear capable) to hit Russian targets inside Russia proper. There's more than one anti American, Ukrainian partisan on this site that supports her position 100%. And they'll be on this thread. They don't care that it would result in direct war with Russia, as they think they can defeat Russia without burning the world to the ground.
  • Mayorkas Denies Knowing Death Rate for Migrants

    05/19/2024 12:44:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Neil Munro
    President Joe Biden’s border chief says he does not know the death rate of the many migrants heading to his border, even though he has thousands of deputies who closely track the flow of migrants into the United States. Border chief Alejandro Mayorkas was asked on Friday, “What percentage of people die trying to get in this country?” “I don’t know … [it is] a percentage,” responded the Cuban-born, pro-migration zealot. Mayorkas has repeatedly described his support for migrants and has funded thousands of deputies and contractors to track, count, feed, and bus at least six million migrants heading to...
  • Medical worker fleeing Gaza asked by Canada if he treated Hamas fighters (according to leftwing CBC, one shouldn't be asked if they support terrorist, or a terrorist organization.) That should be the first question asked.

    05/19/2024 12:01:24 PM PDT · by jerod · 7 replies
    Canadian Press via CBC news ^ | May 19, 2024 | Sarah Smellie
    As of April 29,179 people have been granted temporary visas under special Gaza programLawyers are questioning Canada's approach to screening visa applications for people in Gaza with extended family in Canada after one applicant, a medical worker, was asked whether he had treated members of Hamas. The Canadian Press obtained a redacted letter sent to the applicant by a Canadian immigration officer, which asks if he has "ever provided medical care to injured Hamas members." If he has not, the letter asks him to say how he was able to refuse "without consequences." Kelly O'Connor, an immigration lawyer in Toronto,...
  • Iranians Asked to Pray for President Raisi After Helicopter Goes Missing

    05/19/2024 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2024 | Joel B. Pollak
    Iranians have been asked to pray for the safety of President Ebrahim Raisi after his helicopter went missing on the way back from a meeting Sunday with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. The helicopter was also carrying Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, among other officials. It went missing in heavy fog in the mountainous region of northwestern Iran.
  • The Iranian president’s helicopter crashed. God? Bad luck? The Mossad?

    05/19/2024 10:27:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/19/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    News broke a few hours ago that the helicopter carrying Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, has crashed in the mountainous, wooded terrain of Eastern Azerbaijan, with a search ongoing for the crash site. Sometimes bad things happen, but when the President of Iran’s helicopter crashes, and his foreign minister was on the copter, too, one wonders if its more than coincidence. People are already wondering whether this was an accident or something more. It’s no secret that Iran is a worldwide state funder of terrorism. Along with Qatar, it’s the money behind both Hezbollah and...
  • Biden applauds call for ceasefire in Gaza at Morehouse College commencement

    05/19/2024 10:06:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/19/2024 | Ryan King
    President Biden applauded a call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Sunday while attending the commencement of Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday. Valedictorian Deangelo Fletcher, who spoke before Biden’s commencement address, stopped short of any direct rebuke of the president but called for an “immediate and a permanent ceasefire.” “It is only right for the class of 2024 to utilize any platform provided to stand in solidarity with peace and justice,” Fletcher said while evoking the activism of Morehouse alumnus Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Zelensky Shoots Down Macron’s Call for an Olympics Truce with Russia

    05/19/2024 8:53:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected calls from French leader Emmanuel Macron for a truce with Russia during the Paris Olympics and criticised the West for seeking a swift end to the war. The ancient tradition stretching back to Ancient Greece of a truce during the games will likely not be observed during this year’s Olympics in Paris, which will be held from July 26th to August 11th in the French capital.
  • Fetterman: Biden Is Trying to ‘Have Both Sides’ on Israel–Hamas War

    05/19/2024 8:08:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden was trying to have “both sides” on the Israel–Hamas war. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “You’ve become famous or infamous depending on your point of view for your stalwart support of Israel since the October 7 attacks, especially, but before then as well, Israel recovered the body of yet another hostage yesterday. That’s for hostage bodies recovered this week. The U.S. is assessing that Israel has amassed enough troops to launch a full-scale ground operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, despite President Biden’s...
  • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi missing in helicopter crash as frantic rescue mission is launched - hours after posing for pictures with Azerbaijan's leader

    05/19/2024 7:31:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 214 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19 2024 | KAMAL SULTAN
    Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi has been involved in a helicopter crash hours after posing for pictures with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and rescuers are frantically trying to reach the site. The aircraft was traveling in Iran's East Azerbaijan province near Jolfa, around 375 miles northwest of Tehran, when it suffered a 'hard landing', according to Iranian state television. Rescuers were attempting to reach the site, but had been hampered by the poor weather conditions in the area. There had been heavy rain and fog reported with some wind. The helicopter was one of a convoy of three and foreign minister...
  • UN: 800,000 Palestinians Have Evacuated Rafah

    05/19/2024 7:10:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    The United Nations confirmed Saturday that 800,000 Palestinians have left the town of Rafah, in southern Gaza, as Israel begins its attack on Hamas battalions there. Philippe Lazzarini, the commissioner-general of the controversial United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), announced the number of evacuees — and warned of the risks they face. The number of evacuees far exceeds the estimates that were discussed in advance of the Israeli operation, which began on May 6, amid U.S. opposition. The Biden administration warned that an attack on Rafah could cause civilian casualties there.
  • Biden Officials Hold Talks with Iran in Oman to Prevent ‘Escalation’

    05/19/2024 6:45:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Senior officials from the Biden administration held indirect talks last week with the Iranian regime in the Gulf state of Oman to avoid “escalation” in the region — even as Iran’s proxies continue to attack Israel and global shipping. The effort is one of few diplomatic meetings between the U.S. and Iran, and recalls the secret meetings between President Barack Obama’s envoys and the Iranian regime in Oman in 2013 that set the stage for the Iran nuclear deal.
  • One of Three Helicopters Carrying Iranian President and Entourage Crashed

    05/19/2024 6:33:28 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 74 replies
    Iran International ^ | 5/19/24 | Iran International
    Iranian media report that a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi encountered an accident in East Azerbaijan Province and some of his companions in the helicopter "managed to make contact with the center." Meanwhile, IRIB News Agency wrote, "Rescue teams are continuing their efforts to reach the crash site."
  • Woke Scalp: England Courtrooms Look to Ban Wigs for Being ‘Culturally Insensitive’ to People With African Hair

    05/19/2024 6:08:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    Courts in England are reportedly looking to scrap the requirement for barristers to wear traditional wigs amid claims that they discriminate against lawyers with “Afro-Caribbean hair”. The iconic manner of dress in English courtrooms may become wokism’s latest scalp as demands have been made to abandon the requirement of barristers to wear wigs in front of the court because they are “culturally insensitive”, The Telegraph reports.
  • Prof. Mona Maron Appointed First Arab Rector of an Israeli University (Haifa university)

    05/18/2024 10:48:05 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    TPS ^ | 11th April 2024 | Peach Benson
    Haifa University appointed Professor Mona Maron as rector on Thursday, making her the first Israeli Arab to be appointed to the position in an Israeli university. A world-renowned researcher in the field of neuroscience and post-trauma, Maron will replace Prof. Gur Alroey, who in October will become the university president. “I am grateful for the trust I received from the members of the university senate and look forward to taking up the position. First and foremost, the University of Haifa is a home for me. A home that welcomed me into its ranks more than 30 years ago, as an...