Iran’s deal expanding military cooperation with Iraq boosts regional clout

Iran’s deal expanding military cooperation with Iraq boosts regional clout

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran and Iraq have signed an agreement to boost military cooperation and counter “terrorism and extremism,” a deal likely to trigger concerns in the United States. Iranian news agencies reported that the memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries’ defense ministers on July 23 also […]

Caliphate capital Mosul freed from ISIS terror: Has anybody noticed?

Caliphate capital Mosul freed from ISIS terror: Has anybody noticed?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After a bitter eight-month fight, the Iraqi military has finally freed Mosul from the brutal grip of Islamic State. This victory in retaking this key northern city has shattered the terror organization’s invincibility and moreover liberated one of the so-called Caliphate’s twin capitals. The fight […]

Going rogue in Seoul: Leftists’ dream president suddenly hints South Korea should ‘go nuclear’

Going rogue in Seoul: Leftists’ dream president suddenly hints South Korea should ‘go nuclear’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – The standoff on the Korean peninsula is entering a new phase. While President Moon Jae-In calls for talks with North Koreans, he is also honoring the U.S.-Korean alliance and insisting the North give up its nuclear program. Can Moon have it both ways? He’s besieged by protesters […]

Syria-North Korea missile cooperation: Assad said to visit top-secret base

Syria-North Korea missile cooperation: Assad said to visit top-secret base

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Syria, with the cooperation of North Korea and Russia, is constructing a secret facility to manufacture long-range missiles in a rural area outside the port city of Tartus, a Syrian opposition website reported. The Zamanalwsl.net website said that Syrian President Bashar Assad recently visited the facility under the guise of […]

No consequences for the ‘ruling class’ as the Republic hits uncharted waters

No consequences for the ‘ruling class’ as the Republic hits uncharted waters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Michael Giere, Fairfax Free Citizen You have to be astonished in the last decade by the complete collapse of any accountability in the political ruling class — the politicians, judges, and academics, the corporate news-entertainment complex, and the faceless bureaucratic apparatchiks — who would rule us commoners. We are witnessing the […]

99 years after Bolsheviks killed Russian tsar and his family, procession honors their memory

99 years after Bolsheviks killed Russian tsar and his family, procession honors their memory

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Large numbers of people marched near the Russian city of Yekaterinburg before dawn on July 17 to mark the 99th anniversary of the killing by Bolsheviks of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Marchers carried Russian Orthodox icons and crosses in the procession from the site […]

GREATEST HITS — Move over Tiger: N. Korea’s Kim shot 38 under par his 1st time out

GREATEST HITS — Move over Tiger: N. Korea’s Kim shot 38 under par his 1st time out

Special to WorldTribune.com    By Geostrategy-Direct June 16, 2004 South Korea’s Pyeonghwa (Peace) Motors Corporation plans to stage an inter-Korean golf game next month in the North’s capital city of Pyongyang, company officials say. “We have agreed with North Korean authorities to hold a friendly golf competition between the two Koreas from July 30 to Aug. […]

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Why communist China’s first foreign military base? Location, Location, Location

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Nearly six hundred years ago, huge Chinese fleets plied the Indian Ocean sailing as far as Arabia and the East African coast. The epic seaborne expeditions carried out between 1405 and 1432 under Adm. Cheng Ho and during the glorious Ming Dynasty were larger and […]

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

Special to WorldTribune.com by William R. Hawkins, Family Security Matters The headline for a July 7 editorial in Global Times, the mouthpiece of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, read “Xi-Trump meet defies naysayers in West.” The Presidents of China and the United States met for over an hour on the sidelines of the G20 summit […]

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