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Ship carrying 5,000 rifles seized en route from Turkey to Libya

The 'Haddad 1' freighter is moored at the port of Heraklion following an operation of the Greek coast guard on the island of Crete, Sept. 2.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The Greek Coast Guard seized a ship carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya. Greek officials said the Bolivia-flagged freighter, MV Haddad-1, left the Turkish port of of Iskenderun with some 5,000 […]

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Europe hit by migrant flood of biblical proportions

Officials in Hungary and Austria say Germany triggered the crisis when it said last week that it would ease entry requirements for Syrian refugees.

Special to WorldTribune.com Europe has been flooded by over 350,000 Middle East migrants in 2015. “Since the beginning of the year 2,342 migrants have died in the Mediterranean, 2,326 in the Channel of Sicily,” said Federico Soda, director of the […]

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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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South Sudan president signs peace deal with ‘serious reservations’

South Sudan President Salva Kiir

Special to WorldTribune.com South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Aug. 26 signed a peace agreement to end the 20-month-long civil war, but said “serious reservations” could derail hopes of a lasting peace for the world’s newest country. “The current peace […]

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U.S.-UK ‘special relationship’ on the rocks? Socialist who compared U.S. to ISIL seen as Labor Party leader

Jeremy Corbyn

Special to WorldTribune.com A socialist politician who has compared the U.S. military to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and seeks closer ties with Vladimir Putin is topping the polls in the race to lead Britain’s Labor Party. Jeremy […]

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Americans who foiled terror attack given France’s highest honor

From left: Briton, Sadler, Hollande, hurt guy, Salatkov.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Three Americans and a Briton who stopped a jihadist who had opened fire on a crowded train were presented France’s top honor on Aug. 24. French President Francois Hollande hailed the four men as heroes as he […]

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Done deal: Russia to deliver S-300s to Iran by end of year

S-300 missile system.

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran confirmed on Aug. 24 that it will take delivery of the S-300 missile system from Russia by the end of the year. Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan told Mehr news agency that “the previous […]

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Boko Haram strengthens ties with ISIL, sends fighters to Libya

Boko Haram terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Nigerian-based terror group Boko Haram has bolstered its alliance with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) by sending jihadists to fight alongside ISIL in Libya. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIL in March. In June, ISIL […]

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Syrian circles of Hell: Is a political solution even possible?


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria continues to descend into the inferno while the international community stands transfixed. A political solution seems elusive as ever, the civil war grinds on having killed over 250,000 people, […]

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Iran backs UN’s peace plan for Syria proposed by Russia

UN Security Council

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran signaled its support for a United Nations plan to end the four-year war in Syria that was proposed by Russia. Teheran on Aug. 20 said it welcomed the plan, adding that President Bashar Assad’s regime needed […]

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