Fukuyama: ‘Putinism,’ radical Islam provide no alternative to liberal democracy

Fukuyama: ‘Putinism,’ radical Islam provide no alternative to liberal democracy

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin and the extremist Islamic State group are sworn enemies that might seem to have little in common. But both are engaged in efforts at state building that U.S. political scientist Francis Fukuyama says share two qualities: each seeks to create a political […]

Nine Americans among terror suspects arrested by Saudis

Nine Americans among terror suspects arrested by Saudis

Special to WorldTribune.com Nine Americans were among a group of 33 terrorism suspects detained by Saudi Arabia over the past week. Four Americans were arrested on Jan. 25 and five others over the past four days, the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported on Jan. 31. Also arrested were 14 Saudis, three Yemenis, two Syrians, an Indonesian, […]

U.S. missile cruiser forced from Strait of Hormuz after warning from Iran destroyers

U.S. missile cruiser forced from Strait of Hormuz after warning from Iran destroyers

Special to WorldTribune.com A warning from Iranian warships forced a U.S. Navy missile cruiser to leave waters near the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 27. The USS Monterey received the warning from several Iranian destroyers to keep away from the area near the Strait of Hormuz where the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were conducting […]

Russia publicly endorses talks with OPEC on oil output cuts

Russia publicly endorses talks with OPEC on oil output cuts

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia for the first time publicly embraced talking to the OPEC oil cartel about jointly cutting global oil production by up to 5 percent to prop up collapsing oil prices. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on January 28 in St. Petersburg that he is […]

What has happened to the West and its men? The hypnotic dance of death

What has happened to the West and its men? The hypnotic dance of death

Cultural totalitarianism of the Postmodern era did the impossible — it changed the very nature of man Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked me a natural, but discouraging question; “Where were the German men?”, he inquired of me, perplexed. Indeed, […]

From Arab winter to Persian spring?

From Arab winter to Persian spring?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Five years after the onset of the pro-democracy revolts against authoritarian rulers in much of the Middle East, the heady warm breezes of the Arab Spring have been replaced with swirling ill winds sweeping the region from Tunisia to Iraq. Governments were toppled, chaos ensued, […]

U.S. commander: Iraq’s Mosul dam on verge of catastrophic collapse

U.S. commander: Iraq’s Mosul dam on verge of catastrophic collapse

Special to WorldTribune.com The potential for a collapse of the Mosul dam in northern Iraq is real, according to the commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “The likelihood of the dam collapsing is something we are trying to determine right now … all we know is when it […]

Former Libyan official: ISIL got Gadhafi’s chemical weapons

Former Libyan official: ISIL got Gadhafi’s chemical weapons

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has in its possession a portion of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s arsenal of chemical weapons, according to a former Libyan intelligence official. Ahmad Qadhaf Al-Dam, a cousin of Gadhafi, made the claim in an interview with the Egyptian Dream TV network on Jan. 18. His comments […]

Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran’s supreme leader questioned “the reality” of the Holocaust on Jan. 27 – which was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a video titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?” posted to his official website, said “speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great […]

Israel makes public letter by Adolf Eichmann pleading for clemency

Israel makes public letter by Adolf Eichmann pleading for clemency

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel on Jan. 27 released a letter written by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in which he pleaded for clemency. The letter was written on May 29, 1962, two days before Eichmann was hanged. He remains the only person in the history of Israel to be sentenced to death by a civilian […]