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‘Death to America, death to Israel’: Last words of worshippers in mosque attack »

Aftermath of the suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 20. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic preacher was leading congregants in a chant against America, Israel and Jews last week when a terrorist with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant blew himself up…

Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and David Marshall: anti-hero and hero »

People's Action Party Secretary-General Lee Kuan Yew, center, and Labour Front Leader David Marshall, right, during the 1955 general elections. / Ministry of Information and the Arts Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore.

Sol W. Sanders Following is an excerpt from People! Vignettes gathered along the way through a long life, by Sol Sanders, to be published later this spring by Lulu.com. Former Mentor Minister Lee…

Pro-Israel AIPAC delivers first public challenge to Obama »

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on March 2. in Washington, DC. / Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

Israel’s top lobbyist has issued its first public rebuke of the Obama administration over its response to the landslide electoral victory of Iraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his statements shortly before and…

Egypt’s bet: Reform Islam, boost economy, ignore Obama »

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at March 15 investors conference.

Sol W. Sanders Any hope for an exit from the current Middle East chaos lies with the efforts of Gen. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to stabilize its politics and rebuild the Egyptian economy.…

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Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders »

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with…

Democrats face test on U.S. Mideast policy, and their actions will be recorded for posterity »

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal before a meeting with King Salman on March 5. / Evan Vucci

Special to WorldTribune.com By Adam Turner I don’t envy the position of sensible Democrats in the U.S. House and…

Warning to high tech West: Your water infrastructure and water quality are in decline »

A river in Zhugao, China. / Peter Parks / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It was once the standard joke in…

The fix is in? Iran ‘deal’ may be just that »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Obama Administration and the tireless Secretary of State…

Wrong: Iran is not cooperating with IAEA as Obama officials claim »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a nuclear agreement with Iran has…

Two tough Asian leaders will be rememered longer than nicer mediocrities »

The late Lee Kuan Yew, right, greets South Korean President Park Geun-Hye daughter of former President Park Chung-Hee.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com When it comes to judging the performance of deceased national leaders under…

China finally moves to mend fences with N. Korea to restore leverage »

Liu Yunshan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — China has decided to improve its strained ties with North…

IAEA: We cannot ‘conclude that all nuclear material in Iran [has a]…peaceful purpose’ »

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington on March 23. / Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The UN nuclear watchdog says it has made “limited” progress…

Turkey’s close ties with NATO becoming a distant memory

U.S. allies back China’s development bank

The fix is in? Iran ‘deal’ may be just that »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Obama Administration and the tireless Secretary of State John Kerry endlessly strive to reach a nuclear “deal” with Iran. Diplomats are searching to reach an agreement with the Islamic […]…

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."

Two tough Asian leaders will be rememered longer than nicer mediocrities »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com When it comes to judging the performance of deceased national leaders under the icy glare of historical research, strongmen go down in collective memory as tough guys who defeated their enemies and built […]…

The late Lee Kuan Yew, right, greets South Korean President Park Geun-Hye daughter of former President Park Chung-Hee.

New leader of Free World: Netanyahu gives the speech an American president should have made »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Israel will fight Iran alone, if it must. That is the striking message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered to a joint session of Congress, garnering thunderous applause and numerous standing ovations. The historic […]…

'Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand' / Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images

Dangerous: An undetected Russian sub and the ‘likeability’ factor in U.S. politics »

THE BEST OF LEV Lev Navrozov Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the […]…

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A river in Zhugao, China. / Peter Parks / AFP

Warning to high tech West: Your water infrastructure and water quality are in decline »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It was once the standard joke in Britain: everyone talked about the weather, but no one did anything…

China finally moves to mend fences with N. Korea to restore leverage »

Liu Yunshan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — China has decided to improve its strained ties with North Korea, which has…

IAEA: We cannot ‘conclude that all nuclear material in Iran [has a]…peaceful purpose’ »

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington on March 23. / Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The UN nuclear watchdog says it has made “limited” progress in its probe…

Russia’s Northern Fleet on high alert for massive arctic exercise »

Russia's Northern Fleet

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a military order to 38,000 troops to…

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Warning to high tech West: Your water infrastructure and water quality are in decline »

A river in Zhugao, China. / Peter Parks / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It was once the standard joke in Britain: everyone talked…

Russia’s Northern Fleet on high alert for massive arctic exercise »

Russia's Northern Fleet

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a military order to 38,000 troops to…

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders »

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to…