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Trump’s White House invite to Duterte sets off firestorm

The White House is facing fresh criticism following an invitation President Trump extended over the weekend to controversial Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of numerous human rights violations in his southeast Asian country. Not only were U.S. lawmakers left scratching their heads at the Duterte invite, but The New York Times reported

Around the World, Tyrants Ascendant

Steve Chapman, John McCain is fond of saying, “It’s always darkest just before it goes totally black.” According to a February report by Amnesty International, human rights “reached a nadir” in 2015. Not quite. The past 12 months prove that even when you hit bottom, there is always room to sink. Few recent years have

Where are the tears for Aleppo’s Christians and Jews?

Daniel Greenfield, Lies and Hypocrisy Over Aleppo. 250,000 Christians lived in Aleppo before the Sunni-Shiite Islamic civil war began. Today their numbers have fallen to 40,000. There were no worldwide protests over this ethnic cleansing of Christians from Aleppo as there are over the fall of the Sunni Islamic state whose Jihadis are euphemistically described

Cowards: US President, Canadian PM, British Labour Leader Spit In The Face of Castro’s Victims

As Cuban dissidents flood the streets of Miami with tears of joy, recalling their painful experiences as victims of the Castro regime, world leaders, buckling under the weight of their own moral cowardice, continue to heap praise on a savage dictator who censored, abused, tortured, imprisoned, and killed his people mercilessly for six decades. From

Don’t Expect The United Nations’ New Leader To Resolve The Syrian Refugee Crisis

M.G. Oprea, The Federalist António Guterres is passionate about helping refugees. But will he acknowledge the violence causing our refugee crisis in the first place? The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted this week to nominate António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General. Guterres, a member of Portugal’s Socialist Party and prime minister from 1995

Hillary’s Deplorables: 7 Foreign Dictators and Anti-LGBT Nations Hillary Bagged Millions From

Jerome Hudson, Breitbart When Hillary Clinton described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people, she opened herself up to criticism about her own “deplorables”: The repressive regimes that gave millions to the Clinton Foundation, many of those high-dollar donations flooding in while Clinton was

U.S. lifts arms ban on old foe Vietnam as regional tensions simmer

The United States announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam on Monday, an historic step that draws a line under the two countries’ old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about Beijing’s growing military clout. The move came during President Barack Obama’s first visit to Hanoi, which his welcoming

Malaysia’s top court: ‘Allah’ for Muslims only

 Malaysia’s top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using “Allah” to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the law failed to consider the rights of minorities in the largely Muslim nation. Although the Malaysian constitution guarantees freedom of religion, the 4-3 decision by

Cellphone operator reveals scale of gov’t snooping

 One of the world’s largest cellphone companies on Friday revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks, saying authorities in some countries are able to directly access its network without seeking permission. Vodafone outlined the details in a report that covers 29 countries in which it directly operates and gives the most comprehensive look