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‘End of the World': ISIL plan calls for provoking U.S. into all-out war by attacking India »

ISIL terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) intends to bring on the “end of the world” by building a terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan, attacking India and provoking the…

ISIL, Inc.: Souvenir shop in Mosul sells beheading gear, flags and t-shirts »

ISIL souvenir shop in Mosul.  /Islamic Social Media

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has expanded its business empire. Visitors to Mosul can now purchase trinkets of terrorism at ISIL’s new souvenir shop. Photos taken from Arabic…

China, Russia to build 2 new nuclear reactors each in Iran »

Ali Akbar Salehi

Special to WorldTribune.com The head of Iran’s nuclear energy agency said China will likely build two new nuclear power plants in Iran and that construction on two additional plants by Russia is set…

The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale »

There are reasons for the media’s bizarre, almost hysterical reaction to Trump’s candidacy.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for…

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Mullah Omar’s family challenges new Taliban leadership »

Mullah Mohammad Omar

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The family of the late Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad…

Top ISIL leader in Sinai dies in shootout with Egyptian forces »

Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian security forces killed a top leader of the affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and…

South Sudan admitted to Olympics, will send athletes to Rio in 2016 »

Wilson Deng Kuoirot, who heads South Sudan's national olympic committee, vowed to arm the country’s children with sports instead of guns.

Special to WorldTribune.com The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accepted South Sudan as the 206th member of the modern…

UAE charges 41 ISIL suspects with attempting to ‘establish a caliphate’ »

UAE judicial center in Abu Dhabi.

Special to WorldTribune.com United Arab Emirates will hold a mass trial for 41 suspects accused of attempting to overthrow…

U.S. to withdraw carrier from Gulf amid Obama budget cuts »

The USS Theodore Roosevelt

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States’ air strike capabilities against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) may take…

Report: U.S. could get better Iran deal, if Congress votes no, French official said »

Jacques Audibert

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande reportedly said the rejection of the Iran nuclear…

Key U.S. Jews said to fear repercussions from White House if they voice opposition to Iran deal »

"Stop Iran" protest on July 22 near Times Square in New York.  /AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Special to WorldTribune.com Many U.S. Jewish organizations and individuals have remained silent on the Iran nuclear deal out of…

The battle is joined: Obama warns Democrats not to go ‘squishy’ on Iran deal »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Patrice Hill, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters on…

Japan’s 2015 White Paper raises threat level on China

Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a callous but not unexpected move to block an international inquiry on the fate of Malaysian flight #17 which was shot down over Ukraine just a year ago, Russia […]…

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The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale »

Jeffrey T. Kuhner The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. Unlike most […]…

There are reasons for the media’s bizarre, almost hysterical reaction to Trump’s candidacy.

Stormy weather in the South China Sea: Manila, Washington, Seoul weigh the options »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA ― War clouds hang over the South China Sea. The question is whether they’ll burst into a storm or simply cast a menacing shadow and eventually blow away. The outlook for clear […]…

Korean T50s.

Why conservatives should take a closer look at Mike Huckabee »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The GOP has a tested, vetted candidate who won Iowa in 2008 and finished runner-up to eventual nominee Sen. John McCain in the delegate count. In the public arena of noisy, well-funded information campaigns, […]…

Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. / Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Best of Lev, 2012: China demonstrating will to dominate as West loses the will to resist »

Lev Navrozov From Moscow, the capital of the slave country founded in 1917, I came to New York, to the 21st floor of a skyscraper. The owners of the slave country had created their radio and television and even their […]…

A mass choir singing Mao-era communist songs in Chongqing, July 2011. / Chinafotopress / Getty Images

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Presidents Juan Manuel Santos  of Colombia and Ollanta Humala of Peru in Iquitos, Peru, on Sept. 30, 2014.

Emerging Peru-Colombia strategic bloc, bi-national integration counters Venezuela »

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Peru and Colombia have, largely unnoticed by the world’s media, continued to quietly work toward an integration of their political, economic, and…

Slaughter in Tunisia spurs British to prioritize counter-terrorism »

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Stung by the death last month of 30 Britons among 38 murdered while on…

Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement »

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area…

North Korea confirms new defense chief after predecessor’s execution »

Gen. Pak Yong-Sik, circled, is presumably alert to the dos and don'ts of his new position as defense chief.

Special to WorldTribune.com EastAsiaIntel.com Two months after South Korea’s intelligence agency tellingly disclosed the shocking execution of Kim Jong-Un’s defense chief Vice…

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Report: U.S. could get better Iran deal, if Congress votes no, French official said »

Jacques Audibert

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande reportedly said the rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement by the…

The battle is joined: Obama warns Democrats not to go ‘squishy’ on Iran deal »

Squish

Special to WorldTribune.com By Patrice Hill, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Barack Obama told supporters on July 30 that…

Wilson Deng Kuoirot, who heads South Sudan's national olympic committee, vowed to arm the country’s children with sports instead of guns.

South Sudan admitted to Olympics, will send athletes to Rio in 2016 »

Special to WorldTribune.com The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has accepted South Sudan as the 206th member of the modern Olympic movement and the world’s newest country will send a team…