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Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

The Obama administration is looking to sell eight F-16s to Pakistan.  /U.S. Air Force

Special to WorldTribune.com Several members of Congress are questioning the “judgment and timing” of the Obama administration’s sale of F-16s to Pakistan, saying the Pakistanis could use the jets to attack India rather than the intended purpose of combating terrorism. […]

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Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Pakistani women try to comfort a mother who lost her son in the Easter Sunday attack in Lahore. / K.M. Chaudary / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic […]

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‘End of the World’: ISIL plan calls for provoking U.S. into all-out war by attacking India

ISIL terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) intends to bring on the “end of the world” by building a terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan, attacking India and provoking the United States into an all-out war. A […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Pakistan, China move quickly on economic corridor from Gwadar port over India’s objections

No problem, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif assured China's visiting Vice Minister of Ministry of State Security Dong Haizhou. / ISPR

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif on June 10, 2015, assured the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that there would be no hurdles in the completion of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

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Modi to be first Indian prime minister to visit Israel

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York in September 2014.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will look to boost his country’s military might when he becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel. India has emerged as Israel’s largest customer for military exports. Foreign Minister Sushma […]

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India, South Korea and U.S. find themselves on same side in the Great Game for Asia

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Two very different visitors crossed paths in Seoul this week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bumped into each other after calling on President Park Geun-Hye at […]

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Gulf Arab states press Obama for security guarantees, war tech due to Iran deal

U.S. F-35.

Special to WorldTribune.com Leaders of the Gulf Arab states are seeking security and weapons technology agreements from the White House to preserve their military edge in the region as a major U.S. strategic agreement with Iran looms, the Wall Street […]

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China’s $46 billion economic corridor to Gwadar buys Pakistan key spot on chessboard

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The rhetoric reached the heights of the Himalayas, the pomp and pageantry evoked that of an operetta, but the political optics delivered a clearly focused political message: Pakistan has a […]

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India’s Modi continues his year-one diplomatic whirlwind with a week in Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on April 10. / I. Langsdon / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Dhruva Jaishankar, German Marshall Fund of the United States WASHINGTON — Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United […]

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