Tianjin disaster: A China mystery wrapped in an enigma

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How should Israel proceed in forging an alliance with Saudi Arabia?

Israel's Dore Gold, right,  and former Saudi Amb. to the U.S. Anwar Eshki  at a June meeting in Washington. / Atlantic.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Answer: With a regime like that, very carefully. While the world’s attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result […]

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Xi Jinping continues to amass power as China’s economy tanks

China's Xi Jinping's grab for power also puts him in the spotlight as China's economy stalls.

Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders China is hurtling toward a crisis of the regime. It is too early to know whether the Communist leadership, so astute in the past, will be able to untangle a cats cradle of issues. […]

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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 70th anniversary of the “Victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.” The state-of-the-art jet-fighters and missiles on […]

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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 worldwide from New York, to London, Frankfurt and Tokyo. It’s the fear of a slowdown in the once-supercharged Chinese economy which […]

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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 tougher on Donald Trump”  despite the interactions between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Ramos having been recorded and shared with […]

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


Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder* Iran and its Mideast allies must form a “resistance axis” to turn back American influence in the region, a top adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Ali Akbar Velayati said that the “resistance axis” of […]

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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 is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Opening the talks in the Kremlin on August 26, Sissi said […]

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Look around: Who are the western collaborators financing ISIL?


Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The barbaric conquests of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are financed by collaborators among the business and financial circles of the West. There has been in recent years a growing synergy […]

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Israeli attacks on Iranian nuclear sites blocked three times between 2010-2012

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, with Ehud Barak at the Defense Ministry in 2012. / Ariel Hermoni / Defense Ministry / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Israel’s Channel 2 TV reported Aug. 21 that a plan for Israel to strike Iranian nuclear facilities was blocked on three separate occasions in recent years. In an audio recording of […]

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