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China deploys combat troops to protect vast oil assets in S. Sudan

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Africa has become so important to China that it actually deployed combat troops to a strife-ridden region to safeguard Chinese-owned or operated oil facilities. South Sudan declared independence in 2010 from Sudan for […]

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Greece lurches left, but warming ties with Israel may not be affected

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The election in Greece on Jan. 25, of a radical-left Syriza (an acronym for the Coalition of the Radical Left: Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás) government in Greece will have […]

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Report: Germany classified list of companies that helped build Syria’s CW stockpile

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds sample from an alleged chemical weapons near Damascus, Syria in August 2013. / Mohamed Abdullah / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany concealed a list of companies that helped Syria’s chemical weapons program. A leading German publication asserted that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to release a list of German companies suspected of […]

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Asia pivot: U.S. plan to close 15 bases in Europe noted in Moscow

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com In a major move to further reduce U.S. military presence in Europe and implement the shift of strategic weight toward Asia, the Pentagon has announced the closing of at […]

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Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan by backing Riek Machar

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, right, and his former Vice President turned rebel leader Riek Machar.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated efforts to […]

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Morocco dismantles 2nd ISIL cell in wave of 1,200 returnees from Iraq, Syria

The ministry said the cell consisted of eight operatives, including released security prisoners.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has reported the dismantling of another cell of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The Interior Ministry said an ISIL recruiting cell was captured by security forces. The ministry said the cell, which sought […]

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Algeria concerned Al Qaida or ISIL could be smuggling uranium

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria plans to establish a network to monitor the flow of nuclear material along its borders. Officials said the government has approved a plan to install equipment to inspect incoming goods for radiation. They said […]

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Algeria plans $70 billion shale gas investment

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria plans to invest at least $70 billion to develop its shale energy sector. Algeria’s state-owned energy monopoly Sonatrach has drafted a 20-year plan to develop natural gas from shale. Sonatrach intends to explore and […]

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Report: 113 Syrian air strikes killed 24 civilians in one day

Syrians survey damages after air strikes in October 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Syrian military, hampered by a manpower shortage, has intensified air strikes on Sunni rebel strongholds. The Syrian opposition reported a sharp increase in air strikes on rebel strongholds. On Jan. 14, the Syrian Observatory […]

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Shameful: 70 years after Liberation of Paris rally, U.S. president was absent

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — More than a million people along with forty-four world leaders rallied in Paris to proclaim liberty and call for press freedoms in the wake of the radical Islamist media massacre […]

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