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Hamas said activating Jerusalem cells as Israel rocked by synagogue massacre

Israelis near funeral of Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg in Jerusalem, Nov. 18. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has determined that Hamas activated operational cells in Jerusalem in advance of a bloody attack in a Jerusalem synagogue. Officials said the intelligence community has assessed that Hamas was activating operational cells based in […]

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Israel’s defense chief lowers the boom on warring intelligence agencies

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has agreed to stop infighting. Officials said the government pressured two leading intelligence agencies to stop their feud over the latest Israel war with Hamas. The Israel Security Agency asserted that […]

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Hard Drive: The U.S. government’s shrinking commitment to protect its own citizens

Mary and Rick Todd (center) with their son Shane (back right) and his brothers John, (back left), Dylan, (front right), Chet and his wife Corynne (front left). / Facebook

Special to WorldTribune.com Conclusion: [See three excerpts from the new book, Hard Drive. Click here for Part I, Part II, Part III] By Dr. Christina Villegas As we have commemorate this week the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend […]

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Azerbaijan’s location enhances value of its growing strategic ties with Israel

... With an eye on Iran. Iran President Hassan Rouhani with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. /  IRNA

Special to WorldTribune.com Dossier at Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Israel and Azerbaijan have become leading partners in defense and energy, a report said. The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies said that relations between Azerbaijan and Israel have improved dramatically. In […]

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Economic disputes bedeviling China-U.S. ties seen as focus of APEC mini-summit

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com China-American relations, which have the past decade been characterized by “cold politics and hot economics,” could take a serious drubbing at the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Beijing. While geopolitical contention […]

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U.S. intelligence reports signs of division within Beijing leadership

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Special to WorldTribune.com Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon Signs of a serious division within the ruling Communist Party of China are emerging over a crackdown on corruption led by current leader Xi Jinping, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report […]

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Multiple Russian intrusions seen as test of NATO warning system

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com In its most provocative maneuver since the end of the Cold War, Russia dispatched waves of combat aircraft in a bid to penetrate NATO member states’ air space. No fewer than 26 Russian […]

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Gunmen assassinate five Syrian nuclear engineers near research site

The engineers were ambushed in their private bus.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Five nuclear engineers have been assassinated in Syria. The Syrian opposition said unknown gunmen ambushed a bus near a nuclear research center north of Damascus. The opposition said five engineers who worked for the facility […]

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Taiwan recalibrates its strategy in the changing East Asian balance of power

President Ma Ying-jeou at the presidential palace in Taipei.  / Lam Yik Fei / N.Y. Times

Special to WorldTribune.com Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs. U.S. strategic planners correctly assumed at the Cold War’s end that, absent a breakthrough technology or doctrine, it would take decades for the People’s Republic of China […]

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N. Korea said to be building new gulag to hide prisoners increasingly in global spotlight

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea is building a new concentration camp in a remote northeastern area in an apparent bid to relocate political prisoners now being eyed by spy satellites. The prisoners have been […]

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