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Fugitives: Turkey sent ISIL insurgents to Marseille while French police waited at Paris airport

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The French interior minister held talks here after Turkey sent three insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq and then Levant to Marseille rather than Paris allowing them to escape. NATO has expressed increasing concern […]

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Terror shadows UN session: Tough rhetoric vs ‘poisonous narrative of Islamic extremism’

Britain’s David Cameron at the UN.  /Telegraph

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The specter and shadow of international terrorism tragically clouded the opening of the UN General Assembly session, yet again. The growing menace from ISIS/ISIL jihadi terrorists threatening the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria […]

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Egypt buying $3.5 billion worth of combat platforms from Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fatah Sisi.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com MOSCOW — After a year of negotiations, Egypt and Russia have reached an agreement for a major weapons deal. Officials said Egypt has agreed to procure $3.5 billion worth of combat platforms and other weapons from Russia. […]

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Veteran Al Qaida commander said killed in Algeria ambush


Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — A leading Al Qaida Organization in the Islamic Maghreb fighter has been killed in Algeria. The Algerian Defense Ministry said a senior AQIM commander was killed in an ambush in the Kabylie region, about 80 […]

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Arctic war of words heats up as Russia, Canada press their claims

The expedition to plant a Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole, 2007.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Canada is the most enthusiastic pusher for harsh sanctions against Russia’s aggressions in Ukraine and there is a particular reason for that: Canada and Russia are engaged in a tense territorial dispute of their own, […]

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Doomsday: UN’s 69th General Assembly meets amid ‘unprecedented crisis and troubles’


By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Presidents, prime ministers, kings and potentates are gathering in New York for the 69th General Assembly of the UN. But as diplomats come together for the annual general debate which begins on Sept. […]

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Tunisia captures Al Qaida-linked terror cell with large weapons stockpile

Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Laroui

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Tunisia has foiled a military cell linked to Al Qaida. The Interior Ministry said security forces nabbed 12 suspected insurgents believed linked to Al Qaida-aligned Ansar Al Sharia in Libya. The ministry said Ansar amassed […]

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France begins air recon missions in allied war against ISIL

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — France has begun conducting air operations over Iraq. Officials said the French Air Force carried out its first reconnaissance operations over northern Iraq. They said the missions began on Sept. 15 in support of […]

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In 1950, UN forces fought back; Of what use are today’s ‘peackeepers’

UN peacekeepers from the Philippines enter the Israeli sector of the Golan Heights on June 12, 2013.  /Menahem Kahana/AFP

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The United Nations as a force for peace has never lived up to the hopes implicit in the name. You can’t blame a succession of secretary-generals for the failures of the UN The current secretary-general, Ban […]

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New EU chief known as harsh critic of Putin’s incursion in Ukraine

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The European Council has elected Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, as its new president. Tusk, 57, who traces his political roots to the anti-communist Solidarity labor movement in the Soviet era, is the longest serving […]

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