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ISIL receives planeloads of arms at northern Iraq airport »

Tal Afar in northern Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraq has detected air shipments of weapons to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. A leading parliamentarian said ISIL was receiving planeloads of weapons from unspecified foreign suppliers.…

Hard Drive III: Shocking reason we were told Congressional investigation was unlikely »

'Huawei has a law firm on every corner in Washington D.C. and has helped elect several current members of Congress.'

Special to WorldTribune.com [Third of three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I,   Part II.] On June 24, 2012, Dr. Shane Truman Todd, a young American engineer, was…

President Obama seen curtailing support for Israel after midterm elections »

Goldberg wrote that 'relations between Israel and the United States were moving toward a "full-blown crisis.' / Atlantic

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to be preparing to end diplomatic support for Israel by 2015, according to a leading U.S. journalist. The journalist, who enjoys close ties…

N.Y. Times confirms: There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq »

Staff Sgt. James F. Burns in Baghdad in 2004, a week before discovering a Sarin shell. "They put a gag order on all of us." / Mohammed Uraibi / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The New York Times reported on Oct. 14 that U.S. troops in Iraq had between 2004 and 2011 repeatedly encountered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Meanwhile, voters back home and…

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Iran transformed: IRGC commander proclaims Iran as global power »

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran, fresh from an extension of its nuclear agreement with the West, has begun…

Israel reports Hamas arsenal of 6,000 rockets includes long-range M-302s »

Long-range M-302 rockets captured by Israel from a ship on the Red Sea in early 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has detailed the Hamas missile and rocket arsenal during the war in…

Asian corruption: Despite investigative reporting exposes, it’s still going gangbusters »

Imelda Marcos, right, with her children at the Supreme Court in Manila. / Aaron Favila / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA — The title was alluring: “The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference.”…

Shunned by U.S., Egypt strengthens defense, energy ties with Europe »

French President Francois Hollande with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris, on Nov. 26. / Alain Jocard / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt, shunned by the United States, has been forming strategic relations with Europe. Egyptian…

Israeli intelligence agencies clash over failure to predict Hamas War »

A TimesOfIsrael.com photo of a June 14 meeting: From right, Mossad head Tamir Pardo, Shin Bet head Yoram Cohen, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kovhavi, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai and, opposite Cohen, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   Kobi Gideon/ GPO/ Flash 90

Special to WorldTribune.com Dossier at Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Before being told last week to settle their differences out…

Xi lifts censorship for global Internet conference, then makes case for tightened controls »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com The Beijing leadership has signaled tighter control over the Internet on the…

Saudis arrest 77 in ISIL network said coordinated from outside country »

Scene of the attack in Al-Ahsa. At right, suspects in attack. / Arab News

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has reported the arrest of additional alleged members of Islamic State…

Czech Republic, Israel sign defense tech accord »

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel and the Czech Republic have signed a defense cooperation agreement. The two countries…

Joint Chiefs doubt Iraq army can rebuild in time

Suicide watch on for senior PLA officers

UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court »

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist […]…

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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."

Asian corruption: Despite investigative reporting exposes, it’s still going gangbusters »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MANILA — The title was alluring: “The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference.” For two days, experts regaled journalists from all over Asia on how to track down the secret stories, the purloined funds, […]…

Imelda Marcos, right, with her children at the Supreme Court in Manila. / Aaron Favila / AP

It’s come to this: Time to impeach ‘Emperor Obama’ »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto President Barack Obama is in open defiance of the U.S. Constitution. This week, in an address to the nation, he announced he is granting relief from deportation to approximately 4 to 5 million illegal […]…

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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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A TimesOfIsrael.com photo of a June 14 meeting: From right, Mossad head Tamir Pardo, Shin Bet head Yoram Cohen, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kovhavi, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai and, opposite Cohen, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   Kobi Gideon/ GPO/ Flash 90

Israeli intelligence agencies clash over failure to predict Hamas War »

Special to WorldTribune.com Dossier at Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Before being told last week to settle their differences out of the public eye, Israel’s top intelligence agencies had erupted into…

Israel intelligence: Iran funding North Korean nuclear program in exchange for expertise »

Yuval Steinitz.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has linked the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. The intelligence community was said to…

Hamas said activating Jerusalem cells as Israel rocked by synagogue massacre »

Israelis near funeral of Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg in Jerusalem, Nov. 18. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has determined that Hamas activated operational cells in Jerusalem in advance of a bloody attack in…

Israel’s defense chief lowers the boom on warring intelligence agencies »

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has agreed to stop infighting. Officials said the government pressured two leading intelligence…

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Czech Republic, Israel sign defense tech accord »

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel and the Czech Republic have signed a defense cooperation agreement. The two countries signed the accord…

Tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions by Russia and West recalls Cold War »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A diplomatic war between Moscow and the West has flared up, the old fashioned Cold…

French President Francois Hollande with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris, on Nov. 26. / Alain Jocard / AFP

Shunned by U.S., Egypt strengthens defense, energy ties with Europe »

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt, shunned by the United States, has been forming strategic relations with Europe. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi has been welcomed as a strategic partner…