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U.S. airstrikes destroy ISIL’s ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio station

ISIL jihadists at a training camp in Afghanistan.

Special to WorldTribune.com A radio station in Afghanistan that was operated by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was destroyed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. “Voice of the Caliphate” radio, operated out of a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, was […]

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2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 14: New ISIL edict: Every man In Mosul must grow a beard, or else

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Joanna Paraszcuk, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group has reportedly issued a decree ordering all men in the Iraqi city of Mosul to grow beards on the […]

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Pentagon: ISIL affiliate in Afghanistan has gone from ‘exploratory’ to ‘active’

ISIL's Afghan affiliate has grown by recruiting "disaffected Taliban."

Special to WorldTribune.com The Afghan affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has become “operationally active,” launching attacks on Afghan security forces while also battling the Taliban for territory, the Pentagon reported on Dec. 15. The affiliate, known […]

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Obama, man of peace and not of war, has yet to back up his words with action

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and President Barack Obama.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com President Obama might be considering the motto on which Woodrow Wilson ran for president in 1916 as his enduring legacy: “He kept us out of war.” That is, if he can forget that […]

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Turkey as failed state? Army won’t stand by, and that wouldn’t be such a bad thing

The aftermath of an explosion near Ankara's main train station on Oct. 10 / Ercin Top / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey As Turkey degenerates, a military coup is more likely than total failure, and not a bad outcome for Israel. Famed commentator David Goldman, writing under the pseudonym “Spengler” in the “Asia Times”, has published […]

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Flood of undocumented migrants ‘a test of historic proportions’ for Europe

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The almost Biblical scenes of mass humanity surging through Europe from the Balkans to the Baltic have created jarring images as we see a mass movement of displaced Syrians and […]

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U.S. launches air strike on Afghan city captured by Taliban

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Special to WorldTribune.com The United States on Sept. 29 launched an air strike on the Afghan city of Kunduz a day after it fell to Taliban forces. The strike was launched “in order to eliminate a threat to the force,” […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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The grim 14th anniversary of September 11: America awaits a new, informed world view

This photo was taken from Rt. 27 moments after the photographer witnessed the American Airlines 757 jetliner crash into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. / Steve Riskus

Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders Fourteen years after a massive and highly sophisticated attack on multiple critical targets in the United States from a foreign invader, the outlook is grim: The instantaneous rally of the American people in one […]

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What I saw through my office window on Sept. 11, 2001

This photo was taken from Rt. 27 moments after the photographer witnessed the American Airlines 757 jetliner crash into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. / Steve Riskus

Special to WorldTribune.com By James Robbins I was in my Washington office at the National Defense University when one of the secretaries told me that aircraft had hit the World Trade Center. We brought the news up on the projection […]

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