Moscow goes ‘all out’ against rebels in Aleppo

Moscow goes ‘all out’ against rebels in Aleppo

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 The U.S. accused Russia of “barbarism” and European leaders alleged war crimes were committed as Moscow launched heavy airstrikes in recent days to back Syrian regime forces attempting to take full control of Aleppo. “Russia has decided to go all out because it no longer believes in the possibility […]

Advanced Russian nuclear missile sub arrives in Far East

Advanced Russian nuclear missile sub arrives in Far East

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Vladimir Monomakh, Russia’s newest nuclear-armed submarine, has reached its permanent base at Viluchinsk on the Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Russia’s Navy announced on September 26 that the vessel had completed its voyage from the Northern Fleet. Construction on the Vladimir Monomakh began in 2006. It […]

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs German Protestant pastor, theologist, and cartographer Heinrich Bunting published his masterpiece Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel Through Holy Scripture) In 1581. In the book, he included a special illustration/map titled “Die ganze Welt in einem Kleberblat/Welches ist der Stadt Hannover […]

From atheistic Soviet communism to a Russian Orthodox space program

From atheistic Soviet communism to a Russian Orthodox space program

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the country’s political and social life has grown markedly in the 15 years since President Vladimir Putin came to power. But the church’s intrusion into the realm of space exploration has particularly raised eyebrows. The influence of the […]

Return of the KGB? As democracy ebbs, Putin’s Russia is back on a familiar track

Return of the KGB? As democracy ebbs, Putin’s Russia is back on a familiar track

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 On the same day his United Russia party solidified one-party control of the government, President Vladimir Putin moved to effectively recreate the Soviet KGB by merging Moscow’s domestic security, foreign espionage and counterintelligence agencies. According to a report by Kommersant on Sept. 19, Putin’s plan would merge the Federal […]

U.S. report finds Russia bombed aid convoy in Syria

U.S. report finds Russia bombed aid convoy in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 21, 2016 Russian planes bombed an aid convoy and warehouse belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, killing 20 civilians, American officials said on Sept. 20. “All the evidence we have points to that conclusion,” one of the officials told CNN. The aid convoy was traveling in the area of Urum […]

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

White House on the defensive after airstrike by U.S. fighters allows ISIL advance

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2016 A U.S. airstrike that hit a Syrian army position on Sept. 17 allowed Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to advance on, an ultimately overrun it, the Syrian army said. The airstrike at Jebel Tharda near Deir Ezzor airport is “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies […]

China and Russia did what came naturally: Fill the vacuum of power created by Obama administration

China and Russia did what came naturally: Fill the vacuum of power created by Obama administration

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Revelations that the People’s Republic of China was developing a next-generation, long- range strategic bomber and a so-called sixth- generation fighter aircraft should have come as no surprise to Western defense leaders. The news has, however, been met with skepticism and incredulity. And […]

Fatah denies report that former Moscow student Abbas was a KGB agent

Fatah denies report that former Moscow student Abbas was a KGB agent

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2016 A report that revealed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a Soviet spy in the 1980s is being called a “smear campaign” by Fatah leaders. A Sept. 7 report by Israel’s Channel 1 television, citing information it said was included in an archive smuggled out of the USSR, said […]

Just saying: Trump praises Russian president — ‘He’s been a leader’

Just saying: Trump praises Russian president — ‘He’s been a leader’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has once again praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and declared that he had been a better leader that U.S. President Barack Obama. Putin is “very much of a leader,” Trump said in a televised presidential forum moderated by the U.S. […]

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