Ben Kew

Ben Kew

Ben Kew is a politics and national security reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @ben_kew

Cuba Disappears Head of Largest Dissident Organization

Cuba detained José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of the country’s largest dissident group the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), this month and, as of press time Friday, has yet to release him.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: Cuban political dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, 45, talks with reporters at the Raben Group offices during a tour of the United States June 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. Arrested as part the Black Spring crackdown on Cuban dissidents and imprisoned from 2003-2011, Ferrer founded …

Russia Urges Syrian Kurds to Ally with Assad

Russia will urge Kurdish authorities in northern Syria to open talks with Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday amid an ongoing Turkish invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is seen ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin arrival at Hofburg palace on June 5, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Putin is in Vienna to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the completion of a pipeline that transports Russian gas to Europe.