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President Obama seen curtailing support for Israel after midterm elections »

Goldberg wrote that 'relations between Israel and the United States were moving toward a "full-blown crisis.' / Atlantic

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to be preparing to end diplomatic support for Israel by 2015, according to a leading U.S. journalist. The journalist, who enjoys close ties…

U.S. strikes destroy scores of estimated 2,500 tanks stolen by ISIL in Iraq »

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported the destruction of scores of main battle tanks captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Many of the tanks were reportedly of…

N.Y. Times confirms: There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq »

Staff Sgt. James F. Burns in Baghdad in 2004, a week before discovering a Sarin shell. "They put a gag order on all of us." / Mohammed Uraibi / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The New York Times reported on Oct. 14 that U.S. troops in Iraq had between 2004 and 2011 repeatedly encountered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Meanwhile, voters back home and…

Letter from the parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn of SEAL Team VI: Please resign, Mr. President »

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Special to WorldTribune.com Billy and Karen Vaughn After finally choosing to view the barbaric, on-camera beheading by ISIS of freelance war correspondent James Foley, I have been left with a level of rage…

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Iran’s horrific rights record: 852 executions in past year included juveniles »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite what many observers see as a politically reformist…

Palestinian official who compared Netanyahu to ISIL commander barred from Israel »

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Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has imposed sanctions on a senior Palestinian Authority security official. The Israeli Defense…

Egypt sends special forces to the Sinai to protect strategic sites »

Egypt's rapid deployment forces heads to Sinai on Oct. 27. / Egypt Army / Mohamed Samir

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has sent elite combat units to the Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian military said…

Local opposition, bureaucratic turf battles stall Egypt’s nuclear program »

Egypt's nuclear site near Dabaa.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has made scant progress with its multi-billion-dollar nuclear energy program. More than 30…

U.S. air strikes target ISIL drive to expand energy assets »

U.S. air strikes are now targeting ISIL position in northern Syria. /  Technical Sergeant Kevin Wallace / Reuters / U.S. Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant is acting to expand its energy assets in…

South Koreans: Too stressed to appreciate their new status as coolest Asians »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Many Koreans don’t know it, but Korea is cool. Three newly published…

U.S. warns Americans in Egypt of attacks by jihadists »

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The United States has warned its nationals of Islamic attacks in Egypt. The U.S.…

Military warns Israel: Iron dome won’t help against Hizbullah »

A missile is launched from the Iron Dome defense system in Ashdodl, Israel in response to a rocket launched from Gaza Strip on Nov. 18, 2012. / Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has warned that Iron Dome would be ineffective in any war…

Iran moved highly sensitive nucear weapons research

Security concerns may block Waldorf Astoria deal

Iran’s horrific rights record: 852 executions in past year included juveniles »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite what many observers see as a politically reformist presidency of Hassan Rouhani, the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran remains dire. A recently released UN report […]…

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Obama is reversing Reagan’s Cold War victory, inviting new hot wars »

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of an historic triumph. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the American Left has been bitter about America’s victory in the Cold War. For decades, they preached moral equivalence between […]…

Speaking at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate in October 1987, President Ronald Reagan called for Soviet leader Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

South Koreans: Too stressed to appreciate their new status as coolest Asians »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Many Koreans don’t know it, but Korea is cool. Three newly published books say so. Two of them even have “cool” in the title — “The Birth of Korean Cool” by Euny Hong, […]…

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Some advice for poor Hillary, whose poll numbers are headed South »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The summer of 2014 has been difficult for the 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In just a few months, she is losing her commanding lead over the possible Republican […]…

Hillary Clinton “does well to be seen but not really heard.”

Welcome to Soviet America! (Was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?) »

Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ […]…

Life and Look magazines herald the 50th Anniver­sary of the USSR, 1967.

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N. Korean military provocations on border seen as pressure tactics on South to ease sanctions »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea plans to increase military activities along the heavily fortified border with South Korea, sources and analysts here said. “A…

Xi’s steamrolling agenda for first time encounters turbulence at major party meeting »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The much-awaited Fourth Plenary Session of the Central Committee closed in Beijing on Oct. 23…

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine into Swedish territorial…

China scolds Taiwan’s president for publicly endorsing Hong Kong democracy »

President Ma Ying-jeou speaks at the National Day celebration in Taipei on Oct. 10.   / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com China lashed out against Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou who finally broke his silence on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations…

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New movment in Taiwan advocates the Swiss option: Armed neutrality »

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Parris H. Chang Concerned that Taiwan’s security and sovereignty is being gradually negotiated away to Mainland China, a…

Moscow, Amsterdam in heated dispute over submarine sightings »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russia and the Netherlands have accused each other of sending a submarine into Swedish territorial…

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Lockheed Martin launches production F-35A jet fighters at reduced costs »

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin has begun producing the fifth generation Joint Strike Fighter for several nations, including Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway. The Defense Department has…