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Senior Hamas official treated at private Israeli hospital »

Nayef Rajoub

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior leader of Hamas is recuperating in an Israeli hospital after undergoing spinal surgery, a report said. Nayef Rajoub, a top member of the terror group and brother of…

Ex-DIA chief Flynn: Obama ignored intel warnings, willfully backed Al Qaida groups that became ISIL »

Former DIA chief Michael Flynn.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration made a “willful decision” to arm terror organizations in Syria that led to the rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), former U.S. Defense Intelligence…

Fracking revolution makes U.S. top oil producer, precipitates Saudi crisis »

"The problem for the Saudis is that U.S. shale frackers are not high-cost."

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia’s risky gamble to break the U.S. shale oil (fracking) industry has not only failed, but sent the Saudis and OPEC into a downward spiral that will “be in…

‘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…

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Erdogan strategy vs Kurds said failing as he scrambles to retain power »

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gambit to repair the damage from his Justice and Development Party’s…

Mystery shrouding Tianjin disaster clouds Xi’s ‘coronation ceremony’ »

China's President Xi Jinping walks with retired leaders Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao as they arrive at the National Day Reception to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China, in Beijing

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Officially, the military parade at Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 marks the…

ISIL kills two generals in Iraq, advances in Syria »

Syrians examine the site of reported bombings by ISIL in the town of Marea.

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber killed two Iraqi generals in Anbar…

China blues: CCP Chairman Xi hopes to change the subject »

Black Monday at the Shanghai Index

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of China’s economic jolt are being felt…

The media’s bullying of the American people: A Persian perspective »

Leading by example: Donald Trumps shows how to stand up to media bullying.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi According to Time, in quoting Univision’s activist-reporter Jorge Ramos, “reporters need to get…

Swiss envoy: Iran is a pole of stability … ‘be brave’ »

Swiss Ambassador Giulio Haas meets with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Swiss are telling the world that Iran is a “pole of stability” and that investors…

China’s loud signal to North Korea reminded Kim Jong-Un he’s not his own man »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Conflict with South Korea is a gambit that North Korea cannot afford.…

Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut »

Ahmed al-Mughassil

Special to WorldTribune.com The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured,…

Tianjin disaster: A China mystery wrapped in an enigma

China blues: CCP Chairman Xi hopes to change the subject »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of China’s economic jolt are being felt worldwide from New York, to London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. It’s the fear of a slowdown in the once-supercharged Chinese economy which […]…

Black Monday at the Shanghai Index

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.

China’s loud signal to North Korea reminded Kim Jong-Un he’s not his own man »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com Conflict with South Korea is a gambit that North Korea cannot afford. Much as leader Kim Jong-Un may have yearned to humiliate the South by ordering gunfire against the mega-loudspeakers broadcasting music, news […]…

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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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China's President Xi Jinping walks with retired leaders Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao as they arrive at the National Day Reception to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China, in Beijing

Mystery shrouding Tianjin disaster clouds Xi’s ‘coronation ceremony’ »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Officially, the military parade at Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 marks the 70th anniversary of the “Victory of the Chinese People’s War of…

Khamenei aide: Iran to lead ‘resistance axis,’ thwart U.S. influence »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder* Iran and its Mideast allies must form a “resistance axis” to turn back American influence in the…

Pyongyang scrambles to repair China ties as bad economy worsens »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is moving to improve ties with China that…

Report on secret side deal — that Iran will inspect Parchin site — puts IAEA on the defensive »

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano. / Herwig Prammer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says he is…

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Swiss envoy: Iran is a pole of stability … ‘be brave’ »

Swiss Ambassador Giulio Haas meets with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Swiss are telling the world that Iran is a “pole of stability” and that investors should “be brave”…

Egypt’s Sisi in followup meeting with Putin in Moscow »

Egypt''s  President Abdel Fattah Sisi arrives in Moscow.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Making his second visit to Moscow in three months, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi…

Black Monday at the Shanghai Index

China blues: CCP Chairman Xi hopes to change the subject »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of China’s economic jolt are being felt worldwide from New York, to London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. It’s the…