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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018, following his arrival on Marine One helicopter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Iranian exiles, Trump's hard line pays off

This Saturday, some 100,000 Iranian exiles will descend on Paris for the annual Free Iran Gathering, sponsored by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The delegates are gathering at a time when every measure of the coming end of the Iranian regime is moving in the right direction -- in numbers, effectiveness, attention and even the gravitas of the speakers.

Iran Scorpion Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Iran's mass protests rock Tehran

The protest that shook the world on Dec. 28 in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city, and quickly spread throughout the country has picked up steam in the last few days -- this time in Tehran.

The body of a Macedonian 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov is unloaded from a helicopter at Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, May 21, 2018. Two foreign climbers, including Petkov, attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha) **FILE**

Ask ASKfm - Is Crypto worth dying for?

This past May, in order to pump up its new initial coin offering, or ICO, social media giant ASKfm sponsored four experienced Ukrainian climbers to scale Mount Everest and leave behind a wallet containing one million ASKT coins that the company valued at $50,000.

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Beirut airport a smuggling point for Hezbollah

According to reports, the Lebanese are corrupting the Beirut airport and facilitating the smuggling of weapons and drugs, and enabling the transition of pro-Iranian fighters to other countries from the civil wars in the Middle East.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, center right, shakes hands with North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Chol on his arrival at Pyongyang Airport, North Korea Thursday, May 31, 2018. Lavrov's visit comes ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is seen as an attempt by Moscow to ensure its voice is heard in the North's diplomatic overtures with Washington, Seoul and Beijing. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Russia frets as Trump orchestrates the mother of all deals

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in Pyongyang Thursday, greeted with much fanfare on his way to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It's a little drop-by that reveals many things about Russia, its priorities in Northeast Asia and its approach to the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, applaud during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Turkey and Russia have put aside their traditional rivalries and differences on regional issues, to forge closer ties. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) **FILE**

Now Turkey wants to buy Russian SU-57s

It's time to tell the truth about Turkey. Under the Islamist government of Recep Erdogan, Turkey is no longer an ally of the United States. It's membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a fraud. Turkey cannot be trusted.

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Botswana's opportunity to recommit to rule of law

As the battles between world powers over the African continent heat up, African nations themselves are going to have to choose. Do we attempt to establish democracy and follow the rule of law, or do we go down the path of emulating and colluding with totalitarian nations?