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Sudan denies entry visas to U.S. officials

Sudan Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail

Special to WorldTribune.com In a retaliatory move, Sudan has denied entry visas to United States officials. Sudan State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail told reporters on May 1 that Khartoum’s embassy in Washington denied the visa […]

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The critical foreign policy issues Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech needed to tackle

Donald Trump at the National Press Club on April 27.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed foreign policy speech was a minor disaster. Not only did Trump fail to set out a succinct foreign policy philosophy and agenda, but the speech itself [even with a […]

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Report: ‘Deep and disturbing decline in media freedoms’ … including in the USA and Europe


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Governments throughout the world seem increasingly nervous if not paranoid over a free press and media, according to a searingly poignant survey by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The annual survey […]

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U.S. backs UN measure to restore Western Sahara mission

UN vehicle drives past the headquarters of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), in Laayoune, the largest city of the disputed territory.  /AFP/Fadel Senna

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States is supporting a resolution to restore the UN mission in Western Sahara. The UN said the resolution addresses an “urgent need” to restore the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) […]

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France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

People pay their respects at La Carillon restaurant, one of the attack sites in Paris, on Nov. 15, 2015.  /Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli data-mining technology that could have given French authorities a chance to prevent the November 2015 terror attacks was rejected by higher-ups in Paris, an Israeli security expert said. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, […]

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U.S. intel chief: ISIL has cells in UK, Germany, Italy

U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established cells in the UK, Germany, and Italy, the U.S. director of national intelligence said. “We continue to see evidence of plotting on the part of ISIL in (the […]

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Dutch journalist who criticized Turkey’s Erdogan, can’t leave country; Embassy email orders reports on insults

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey is continuing its all-out assault on anyone who insults its thin-skinned president. In the latest incident, a Dutch journalist who referred to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “dictator” was detained while on holiday in […]

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Dershowitz: Obama meddles in Brexit but shuns Netanyahu on Iran

President Barack Obama speaks at the "town hall" discussion with British youth at the Royal Horticultural Halls on April 23 in London.  /Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama’s “intrusion” in the UK’s decision on leaving the European Union reeks of hypocrisy, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said. In a column published on April 22, Dershowitz noted “how outraged the same President Obama […]

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Gulf states back Morocco over UN on Western Sahara issue


Special to WorldTribune.com Leaders of Gulf Arab states have pledged solidarity with Morocco in its dispute with the UN over the fate of Western Sahara. Morocco expelled dozens of UN staff from the mission in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO, […]

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Barack Obama, the UN and Argentina’s new oceanic claims

President Barack Obama with Cuba's Raul Castro walk to their plane at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, bound for Argentina. / Nicholas Kamm, AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Buenos Aires. There is little doubt that Argentina’s new conservative Government, under President Mauricio Macri, wanted a new era of cooperation in U.S.-Argentinean relations — so do most U.S. officials — but […]

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