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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic? »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams…

‘Whole city of terror tunnels’ discovered during Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza »

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Minister Naftali Bennett

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has begun its first major test in underground warfare. Military sources said the Israel Army was engaged in its first major campaign to detect and…

The Middle East through Thomas Friedman’s looking glass »

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Special to WorldTribune.com Thomas Friedman’s article is a reflection of an inverted world where minor, secondary characters are villains, where genuine villains never appear at the scene, and people are united by good…

UN report confirms Israel warned Gaza civilians to evacuate before attacks »

Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah, Gaza Strip on July 11.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Nations has determined that Israel’s military warned civilians before most attacks on the Gaza Strip. A UN report asserted that Israel’s military notified families to evacuate…

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Hamas suppressing wartime dissent, shooting to kill Palestinian protesters »

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Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has been shooting Palestinians to quell unrest in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian…

War without end: A dream come true for North Korea and arms merchants everywhere »

A rocket is fired towards Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on July 11.  /Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Rocketing, bombing and bloodshed in the Middle East from Gaza to Syria…

‘Pre-9/11 moment’: Officials say Al Qaida planning massive cyber attack on U.S. »

U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Al Qaida has focused on planning massive cyber attacks on the United States. Officials…

N. Korea’s cash flow woes said to prompt application to join global money laundering group »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s decision to join an international body combating money laundering and…

Whose side is the U.S. on? Obama-Kerry seen favoring Hamas and friends over allies »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — The Hamas war has highlighted the steady decline in relations between Israel and the…

ISIL on outskirts of Baghdad with ‘sleeper cells throughout the city’ »

The Iraqi military is reportedly building fortifications near the capital, Baghdad, to repel potential attacks by ISIL.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has established positions in and around the…

Al Qaida video from Gaza shows shoulder-fired missile »

IDF confirms that a Soviet-made Strela (SA-7) anti-aircraft missile was fired at a helicopter.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — An Al Qaida-aligned militia has unveiled a surface-to-air missile in the war-torn Gaza Strip.…

Growing personality cult around Xi Jinping noted by enemies, has few precedents »

A Tiananmen Square street vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chairman Mao Zedong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Even as Xi Jinping is extending the parameters of his anti-corruption drive, the official…

Hamas rebounds, revives indoctrination networks

Chinese cyber spy targeted U.S. firms, F-35 technology

On a surreal and tragic day, POTUS was in N.Y. but only the UN Security Council was engaged »

UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific events over eastern Ukraine, that of a civilian airliner being shot out of the skies by a high altitude Sam 11 missile, seem almost the improbable grist of a […]…

Members of the security council unanimously adopt a resolution at United Nations headquarters on July 21.  /Seth Wenig/AP

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."

War without end: A dream come true for North Korea and arms merchants everywhere »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Rocketing, bombing and bloodshed in the Middle East from Gaza to Syria and Iraq provide a bonanza for the world’s arms-manufacturers, none more than the North Koreans and the Americans. For North Korea, […]…

A rocket is fired towards Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on July 11.  /Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Major rally against ‘Obama’s tyranny’ rocks liberal Massachusetts »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto On a sweltering Saturday in July, approximately ten thousand protesters gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts state legislature and beyond in order to send a message to Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack […]…

Anti-illegal immigration rally in Boston on July 26.  /Twitter/Marc Lombardo

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. Korea’s cash flow woes said to prompt application to join global money laundering group »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s decision to join an international body combating money laundering and terrorist financing is aimed at easing the sanctions that have jeopardized…

Growing personality cult around Xi Jinping noted by enemies, has few precedents »

A Tiananmen Square street vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chairman Mao Zedong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Even as Xi Jinping is extending the parameters of his anti-corruption drive, the official media is building…

U.S. bans flights to 6 countries that pose threats to passenger jets »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The U.S. government has issued a sweeping ban on international passenger jets in the skies of 6…

Saudis deploy 2,000 troops, three helicopter squadrons near Iraq »

A member of the Saudi Border Guards stands guard next to a fence on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq on July 14.  /Faisal Nasser/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has sent attack helicopters and established a command and control center along the…

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Hizbullah leader traveling as businessman said killed in Air Algerie crash »

An Air Algerie plane crash in Mali on July 24 killed 118 people.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — A leading member of the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah was said to have been killed in an Algerian airline…

Tunisia to get 12 U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in counter-terror deal »

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has approved a Tunisian request for U.S. military helicopters. Under the…

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U.S. bans flights to 6 countries that pose threats to passenger jets »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The U.S. government has issued a sweeping ban on international passenger jets in the skies of 6 countries that pose danger to the safety of…

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