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In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In another example of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to delegate authority and its inability to form a cohesive policy on fighting ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly contradicted the chairman […]

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The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the […]

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Paris attack leader says he entered France with 90 jihadists: ‘It’s not over’

Armed soldiers patrol in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The leader of the Paris terrorist attacks slipped into France with a group of 90 jihadists who then spread out “everywhere” around the city. Abdelhamid Abaaoud “was proud of himself. That was the worst. He appeared to […]

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Dunford: U.S., France planning ‘decisive military action’ in Libya

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, left, and Gen. Pierre de Villiers, view the Eiffel Tower while meeting at Ecole Militarie in Paris on Jan. 22. / DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in Paris on Jan. 22 with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of France’s defense staff to discuss […]

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Man carrying 2 firearms and Koran arrested at Disneyland Paris

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Special to WorldTribune.com Police said a “28-year-old man of European origin” was arrested at a Disneyland Paris hotel on Jan. 28. A man carrying two guns and a Koran was detained at the theme park’s New York Hotel, French officials […]

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U.S. provides logistical support to French carrier in Gulf

The French Navy's Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States is providing critical support for France’s aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, resupplied France’s Charles De Gaulle carrier, which began operations in the Gulf last month […]

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Belgian of Moroccan descent, arrested in Paris attacks probe, fought in Syria

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Special to WorldTribune.com Police in Morocco have arrested a Belgian national of Moroccan descent in connection with the November terror attacks in Paris. Gelel Attar was arrested on Jan. 15 in the city of Mohammedia, the Moroccan Interior Ministry said. […]

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Iran’s Rouhani takes victory tour with stops in Italy, France and the Vatican

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s nuclear deal victory tour will include visits to Italy, Vatican City and France. On Jan. 16, Europe, as well as the United States, lifted sanctions on Teheran after the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

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Islamic violence, blamed on ‘youth’, clouded Euro-holidays

Burning cars on New Year's has become a trend in France.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Disgruntled youth, most said to be Muslim, burned 804 vehicles in France on New Year’s Eve as a recent trend continued. In the European media, such incidents are typically described as “youth violence” as a synonym for […]

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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

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Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” — Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & […]

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