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Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing »

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western…

Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan by backing Riek Machar »

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, right, and his former Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized…

Hamas ‘message to world’: Pay $5.4 billion or Gaza becomes ‘terror base’ »

Khalil Al Haya delivered a warning to the world.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas warned that the Gaza Strip could turn into a base for what was termed terrorism. A senior official said Hamas would be unable to stop the…

Iran’s nuclear site in Syria? Obama administration won’t make it an issue in Geneva »

Before and after photos of nuclear facility in the northern province of Dir Al Zour in 2007. / Digital Globe

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States said it won’t raise reports of an Iranian nuclear facility in Syria. Officials said the U.S. intelligence community and State Department were examining reports that…

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U.S. closes embassy in Yemen, suspends military aid »

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The U.S. embassy in Yemen has closed. Less than a week after the Iranian-backed…

China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat…

Greece lurches left, but warming ties with Israel may not be affected »

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The election in Greece on Jan. 25,…

TV footage captures joint assault by Hizbullah, Syrian Army »

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Hizbullah and the Syrian Army have been shown in joint operations near the border…

Al Qaida’s Nusra leads U.S.-backed rebels in major offensive against Syrian Army »

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Al Qaida’s Nusra Front for the Defense of Levant has launched a major offensive…

Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Iran’s ‘jihadist ascent’ »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The modern Arab…

Saudi-backed rebels from Army of Islam shell major Syrian cities »

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic rebels have conducted one of their biggest rocket attacks in Syria. The Syrian…

ISIL looks to Afghanistan but faces resistance from the Taliban, Pakistan, China »

ISIL forces in Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing The Islamist State of Iraq and Levant is seeking to capitalize on…

New deal for U.S.-Iran ties seen forcing Israel to act

China cheers exit of Pentagon’s think tank chief

Obama’s fuzzy State of the World no substitute for American resolve »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Proclaiming an end to the American economic recession and declaring that “the shadow of crisis is past,” President Barack Obama addressed a skeptical Republican-controlled Congress in the annual State of […]…

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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."

Journalism nightmare: How to confirm a defector’s story about surviving the kingdom of lies »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Defectors from North Korea all have harrowing tales of suffering that are difficult to imagine in real life. Their stories differ widely depending on the circumstances — some have spent time in prisons, […]…

No western reporter has ever been inside a North Korean prison camp.

#4 —The strange death of Hawaii’s Department of Health Director, Loretta Fuddy »

TOP 2014 STORIES Special to WorldTribune.com, Jan. 10 By Grace Vuoto The controversy swirling around President Obama’s birth certificate simply will not die. Take a recent plane crash in Hawaii. Some facts are so striking they require further examination. On […]…

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Boob tube culture: What if the U.S. electorate had been educated to think? »

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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China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat troops to a strife-ridden region to safeguard Chinese-owned or operated oil…

Report: Germany classified list of companies that helped build Syria’s CW stockpile »

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds sample from an alleged chemical weapons near Damascus, Syria in August 2013. / Mohamed Abdullah / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany concealed a list of companies that helped Syria’s chemical weapons program. A leading German publication asserted…

Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing »

Ali Akhbar Velayati.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of…

Terror surge in Europe boosts security tech sales in Israel »

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel is bracing for an expanded security market in Europe. Industry sources said the Israeli government…

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Greece lurches left, but warming ties with Israel may not be affected »

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The election in Greece on Jan. 25, of a radical-left…

Report: Germany classified list of companies that helped build Syria’s CW stockpile »

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds sample from an alleged chemical weapons near Damascus, Syria in August 2013. / Mohamed Abdullah / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany concealed a list of companies that helped Syria’s chemical weapons program. A leading German publication asserted…

ChinaTroopsToSouthSudan

China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat troops to a strife-ridden region to safeguard Chinese-owned or operated oil…